WINGSPAN

  • 12 wrestlers advance to state Friday and Saturday in Cypress

  • Senior Jiwoo Oh wins state championship in breaststroke, boys' team takes 7th

  • Girls' basketball wins second round playoff game 60-45 against Texas High

  • The WTV Daily Update named Student Television Network Southwest Regional Broadcast Excellence winner for Best Daily Taped Show

Library transforms into Candy Land for technology extravaganza

Library transforms into Candy Land for technology extravaganza

Aliza Porter, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

A life-sized Candy Land took over the library on Wednesday as teachers spent part of their conference period learning how to develop different methods of teaching using technology. “We went to another high school and saw what they had done and it’s just an opportunity for teachers to see a lo...

Choir decks the halls of with winter songs

Choir decks the halls of with winter songs

Catie Reeves and Brooke Colombo

December 13, 2017


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Varsity choir spent Tuesday spreading holiday cheer throughout the community by caroling for students at Isbell Elementary and administrators at the Frisco ISD Administration building. “It was pretty cool to go caroling for people,” junior Dionn Lacy said. “It’s the first time we’ve do...

Interactive twist attempts to bring dose of realism to UNICEF meeting

Interactive twist attempts to bring dose of realism to UNICEF meeting

Minuki Medis, WTV Staff Reporter

December 12, 2017


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The school’s UNICEF chapter approached their regular club meeting with an interactive twist on Monday. The club aims to connect students with the opportunities to help people all over the world, especially in third world countries. This means that the students need to be well informed on the si...

Graphic novel author gives classics a new look

Graphic novel author gives classics a new look

Lucas Barr, Sports Editor

December 11, 2017


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Romeo and Juliet, The Odyssey, Beowulf are just three of the classics given the graphic novel treatment by author Gareth Hinds, and Monday morning he Skyped in with the school’s Humanities classes as part of a virtual field trip. “The idea initially came from Ms. Chetty two years ago,” Humanities teach...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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