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  • Orchestra All-Region clinic/concert Friday & Saturday moved to Independence due to auditorium repair work

  • Blackout at boys' basketball game versus Rowlett Friday in the Nest

  • Girls' basketball starts District 13-5A play Friday at Wakeland

  • Wingspan wins 2017 NSPA Broadcast Pacemaker

Collaboration to result in website creation for Pre-AP English 1 students

Collaboration to result in website creation for Pre-AP English 1 students

Olivia Howard, Guest Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Working collaboratively with a group to create a information website, Pre-AP English 1 classes are taking a look at a topic from the 1930s as part of a research project due after students return from winter break.   “I do consider this a good project,” English 1 teacher Lindsay Pfiffner said. “Th...

HOSA members advance in online testing

HOSA members advance in online testing

Melody Tavallaee, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Eight students that recently participated in online testing for HOSA will be advancing to the state and area levels of competition. “The HOSA Officer Team is very proud of the people who both participated and advanced in online testing,” HOSA officer Haniah Bashir said. “The tests are often difficult w...

Coaching on the field and in the classroom

Coaching on the field and in the classroom

Olivia Howard, Guest Contributor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

One of the many new faces on campus this year is Paul Leshinski, a new Human Geography teacher and assistant soccer coach. Wingspan got the chance to sit down with him and talk about his daily job, teaching and coaching. Wingspan: What made you want to come to Frisco? Leshinski: “Well, I have b...

Newest AP class takes students deep into research

Newest AP class takes students deep into research

Minuki Medis, WTV Staff Reporter

December 5, 2017


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While most classes on campus have strict curriculums and projects, AP Research hits schoolwork from a different angle. AP Research is a class taught by Kacie Smith, where each student has the opportunity to choose a subject that they are interested in and delve deeper into their own personal resear...

Annual holiday donation drive underway

Annual holiday donation drive underway

Julia Savage, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

At a time when many students are asking for certain things on their Christmas list, student council and Pulse are sponsoring the annual Small World/Samaritan Inn holiday donation drive. “We came up with the idea for the drive just because of the holidays coming up and having the theme of giving, and g...

Teaching students, learning from each other

Teaching students, learning from each other

Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Although assistant principals are usually the ones that do observations in classrooms, teachers got the opportunity as well Thursday with Liberty Learning Walk Day. Teachers took their conference period to watch their colleagues teach and hopefully gain new insight. New associate principal Jon-Eric Zaier broug...

NHS decks doors with decor

NHS decks doors with decor

Aliza Porter, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

NHS members stayed after school this week to volunteer by doing holiday door decorations for teachers. A list of teacher’s names were presented along with the theme that they desired. “I wanted to participate in holiday door decorating because not only is it a great way to earn FISD hours for NHS,” junior...

DECA slam dunks real marketing at Mavs game

DECA slam dunks real marketing at Mavs game

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Select DECA members attended a Dallas Mavericks event where they learned about business and marketing in the realm of sports, and attended a Mavs game against the Brooklyn Nets. DECA offers the event to its chapters each year and only 17 members are chosen to participate. “The Mavs event is ...

Can’t cash this check, but it could help in the future

Can’t cash this check, but it could help in the future

Kirthi Injeti, Guest Contributor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

A reality check is coming for students on Wednesday during advisory period as the next counseling session will feature college and career counselor Brittney Portnoy who will discuss the topic of a financially realistic lifestyle        “The topic is reality of what life will look like once you are...

FFA teams harvest top 10s, but come short at making state

FFA teams harvest top 10s, but come short at making state

Dea-Mallika Divi, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Future Farmers of America competed in the area competition at Bells High School before Thanksgiving break on November 15. Competition consisted of a six to eight minute presentation promoting FFA to individuals representing “media” and then answering questions about FFA. “My favorite thing is ac...

The right to report

The right to report

Wade Glover, Megan Lin, and Divya Murali

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Wingspan was launched August 2015 and since then has published over 3000 stories to be read by the student body and the surrounding community. However, some stories would not have seen public eye if it were not for New Voices, the campaign for the passing of legislation that would guarantee press freedom for stud...

Teachers adjust curriculum for break

Teachers adjust curriculum for break

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

With a week long break for Thanksgiving and a two week break for the winter holidays, the third six week grading period will take nine weeks to complete leaving teachers to come up with different approaches regarding tests and assignments. “For geometry, we ended a unit right before the break so that ...

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