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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

Scoring a goal in history

Scoring a goal in history

Olivia Howard, Guest Contributor

October 17, 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...

Jostens selling grad items Tuesday and Wednesday

Jostens selling grad items Tuesday and Wednesday

Wingspan Staff

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Seniors will have the chance to purchase graduation items and class jewelry when Jostens sets up shop in the cafeteria Tuesday from 12:40-6 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:40-2:40 p.m. Orders for graduation caps and gowns will be taken with a $80 deposit. Packets with more information are available in the...

New group hoping to build homes

New group hoping to build homes

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Building homes, landscaping, and fundraising are goals of the Habitat for Humanity club, one of the many new clubs on campus this year. “All the other clubs at this school, like Key Club, they do many other volunteer opportunities, but they don’t really focus on the unfortunate families that have ...

Bathroom passes raise sanitary concerns

Bathroom passes raise sanitary concerns

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Students have seen the introduction of bathroom passes in various classes this year, which can range from a piece of paper to random objects that students must take with them to the bathroom during class. “I use bathroom passes to keep track of who’s out of the classroom and where they’re a...

Calculating her way of teaching

Calculating her way of teaching

Isabella Escobar, Guest Contributor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Kortney Smith is the Pre-Calculus, statistics, and AP Calculus teacher. Wingspan sat down with her to learn more about her and her teaching ways. Wingspan: When did you decide to become a teacher and why did you choose this field? Smith: “I decided in graduate school, I was a math major and I wanted to help oth...

Future farmers at the fair

Future farmers at the fair

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Agricultural Awareness Day is an annual event at the State Fair of Texas for FFA students in the area. On Tuesday, the school's FFA chapter will be attending the fair and participating in different events to further their FFA education. “Agriculture Awareness Day is a chance for students to learn about ...

From coach to counselor

From coach to counselor

Mahin Mubeen, Guest Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Cissy Blaisure is a familiar face at the school as a former girls’ soccer coach and speech teacher, but is taking on a new role this year as counselor. Wingspan caught up with her to talk about her new position. Wingspan: What made you want to become a counselor? Blaisure: “I knew after coac...

Bringing the law to life

Bringing the law to life

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Creating a visual representation of a law from the Texas Penal Code is the focus of a project for a Survey of Law course at the CTE Center. The Texas Penal code establishes a system of prohibitions, penalties, and correctional measures in a crime that affects the safety of individuals or the publ...

Counselor sessions during advisory

Counselor sessions during advisory

Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Students are given a variety of options on what to do during the 25 minute advisory period with one of the least known being the Counselor Sessions that are available on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the lecture hall with the next one this week. “We know it is difficult sometimes for students ...

Out of order history

Out of order history

Walker Shippy, WTV Staff Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The Humanities GT curriculum is teacher and district regulated and has two years of learning tied to each other. With freshman and sophomores mixed into the same classes, freshman can either start with year one or year two of the GT curriculum. “The GT curriculum is split into two years bec...

Student journalists nominated for national awards

Student journalists nominated for national awards

Wingspan Staff

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

From 3,500 entries, three Wingspan staff members were nominated as finalists for individual awards by the National Scholastic Press Association, the latest being announced Sunday night. 140 out of the 280 finalists will be announced as winners in November and presented with plaques indicating their t...

From Florida to Frisco

From Florida to Frisco

Amelia Pirrello, Guest Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Wingspan has been sitting down with new faculty and getting to know them. Up next, Carla Falick is a new English 1 teacher who is new to the district as well as the school. Wingspan: You're new to the district as well as the school, correct? Falick: “Yes, I taught for 17 years in south Florida whe...

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