• Thanksgiving break is Nov. 23-27
  • The window to change learning environment for the 3rd 9 weeks is Nov. 9-13

Students celebrate Thanksgiving differently amid pandemic

The typical Thanksgiving consists of family, friends, and food. But because of the spike in cases in the United States especially in Texas, being with family and friends may be more difficult this year. 
November 20, 2020

The typical Thanksgiving consists of family, friends, and food. But because of the spike in cases in the United States especially in Texas, being with family and friends may be more difficult this year.  “Due...

Preparing for graduation, caps and gowns now available for purchase

Seniors are now able to place their graduation cap and gown orders online through Nov. 30 for a discounted price. Informational packets on the deals offered can be picked up in the front office and cafeteria.
November 19, 2020

High school graduation is a highly awaited milestone for all, and although the Class of 2021 does not graduate for another six months, the time for seniors to order caps and gowns is here.  The school’s...

No to dance, yes to school spirit

Though the Homecoming dance this year is unable to happen due to precautions, StuCo decorates the school in hopes that spirit week can continue.
November 18, 2020

Black balloons line the entrance to the halls. Silver streamers hang from the ceiling. Red posters radiate the Redhawk pride. The dance floor was taken away, but the spirit has been scattered...

Virtual club fair helps connects students

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocals, the annual club fair has been moved to be virtual. Students can now access the virtual club fair at any time.
November 17, 2020

Instead of flyers posted throughout the hall, and candy being handed out to attract people to their tables, the rotunda sits empty.  With the student body divided between in-person and virtual academy...

Coyote snatches candy from family’s front porch

November 16, 2020

Forget the mice, rabbits, and squirrels. For one neighborhood coyote with a sweet tooth, free candy is where it’s at.  When people think of trick or treaters, they usually think of young children...

AcDec earns eight individual awards, places eighth as team

Academic Decathlon students gather around a table at a past competition in 2019. As per COVID-19 restrictions, AcDec competitions went online for this school year, including the Irving ISD Invitational Competition, where the team took home eighth place out of competitors from across the country.
November 16, 2020

Academic Decathlon students took part in the virtual Irving ISD Invitational Competition over the weekend, finishing in eighth place overall, as well as four students earning eight individual awards.  One...

Frisco Notecard Project comes to a close

Frisco Notecard Project comes to a close
November 13, 2020

Time runs out on Sunday for National Honors Society members in the Frisco Notecard Project, which involves students receiving one hour of service time for every 5 to 10 notecards students created, with...

AP World History students explore the past of slavery

Students learned about the effects of colonialism during the early modern era through the creative freedom of either a podcast or infographic.
November 13, 2020

Students in AP World History traveled back in time to take a closer look at the events that occurred during when slavery was at its rising point, and voice what they learned through a podcast or infographic. Students...

Clubs now allowed to meet in-person

Following the required COVID guidelines, clubs are now allowed to meet in person. Though clubs are still allowed to meet virtually, those that meet at school will have to wear masks, remain 6 feet among members, and wear hand-sanitizer upon entry and exit of the room.
November 12, 2020

After months of having to meet virtually, clubs are now authorized to hold in-person meetings. Club sponsors should submit the number of students attending and the desired location to either assistant...

Piece by piece, a mini world of wizardry comes to life in library

More than a dozen years after the final book was published, Harry Potter is still big on campus, from students to teachers. So members of the staff Harry Potter Club decided to bring the spirit to the library by building a mini version of Hogwarts.
November 11, 2020

6020 pieces.  $400. Containing the slightest details from Tom Riddle's Diary on the floor of the Chamber of Secrets, to the enchanted Flying Ford Anglia car. With every diorama bringing scenes...

Dear Asian Youth makes debut on campus

The Dear Asian Youth organization makes its debut on campus with the goal of giving Asian students a voice. The organization was started in May 2020 by 16year-old Stephanie Hu from Orange County, CA and already has more than 100 chapters worldwide.
November 10, 2020

Asians make up more than 30 percent of the student body on campus and they can bring a diverse amount of culture to campus. Now there’s an organization that aims to give these students a voice: Dear...

Learning environment change window opens Monday

The window for students to change their learning environment for the third nine weeks opens Monday and can be made in the student portal through 11:59 p.m. 
Friday. The change will go into effect Jan. 5.
November 9, 2020

The end of the semester doesn’t come until Dec. 18, but the window to change learning environments for the 3rd nine weeks opens Monday.  Learning environment changes can be made in the student portal...

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