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  • Seniors participating in the Baccalaureate Ceremony this Sunday wear their graduation gown. No cap, red stole or cords.

  • FISD FEF Scholarship Night 6 p.m. Tuesday at Comerica Center

  • Class of 2019 graduation 7 p.m. May 31 at the Ford Center

On-campus vs. CTE courses

On-campus vs. CTE courses

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

With students finalizing their schedules for next year, some may have questions regarding what the school campus can offered as opposed to the CTE campus. For more information, students can read the infographic below. ...

YA author talks to students about writing

YA author talks to students about writing

Reilly Martens, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Young adult and adult fiction author Ally Carter visited the library on Wednesday to promote her second novel, See How they Run, of the Embassy row series. Along with a glimpse of reasoning behind characters and a brief walk through her life on the road to becoming a novelist, her talk and question and...

Beauty trends lead to new club

Beauty trends lead to new club

Reilly Martens, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

Beauty trends are all over Twitter and Instagram with things such as contouring and on fleek eyebrows. With no surprise, interest in this industry is expanding rapidly and it’s led to a new club on campus. Founded by sophomores, Natalie Clark and Shelly Powers, the origins of the new Cosmetology Club can be traced to their b...

McNair up for LifeChanger Award

McNair up for LifeChanger Award

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

AP English teacher Travis McNair has been acknowledged for his exceptional teaching skills and impactful connections with students with his nomination for the LifeChanger of the Year Award, an annual award that recognizes K-12 teachers regardless of their origin or beliefs. McNair tries to set himse...

HOSA competitors qualify for State

HOSA competitors qualify for State

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

HOSA, an organization for future health professionals, competed in the Area 3 competition at R. L. Turner High School on Friday and Saturday against more than 40 other high school teams. Students competed in events including Dental Science, Prepared Speaking, Public Service Announcement, and Career...

Students teaching in Teen Leadership

Students teaching in Teen Leadership

February 19, 2016


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Teen Leadership is an elective course in which students learn leadership skills and life lessons applicable inside and outside of the classroom. In Teen Leadership 2, students go off campus to volunteer at elementary schools and more.  In order to teach students these skills and give them practice i...

Prom location to provide city view

Prom location to provide city view

Amber Holt, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

The countdown to prom at the W Hotel in Dallas on April 9 has begun with tickets already on sale on MyPaymentsPlus for $75. School administrators recently did a walk through of the W Hotel to begin planning. “The room is already decorated fully so there’s not really a theme set in motion yet...

Young goes old school

Young goes old school

Reilly Martens, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

Among the mass crowds who wait days for the new iPhone in rain or shine, Samuel Young can be expected away from the chaos, probably sitting comfortably somewhere with a good book. The AP U.S. history teacher is a part of an almost extinct group of non-smartphone users, and specifically, flip phone owner...

Winter Pep Rally Tuesday

Winter Pep Rally Tuesday

Wingspan Staff

February 16, 2016


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The school will be on the activity bell schedule on Tuesday for a winter pep rally from 3:30-4:10 p.m. in the Nest. The pep rally is being held to showcase some student achievements and school sports including swimming and diving.  

2016-17 student schedules slowly taking shape

2016-17 student schedules slowly taking shape

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

February 12, 2016


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Schedule cards for the 2016-17 school year have been turned in, but this is not where the process stops in setting up student schedules as there is more to come in preparing for next year’s classes and students. “The first steps students need to take in getting their schedules ready for next ...

Student parking limited Friday

Student parking limited Friday

Caitlyn Kleibert, WTV Staff Reporter

February 11, 2016


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Student parking will be limited on Friday due the regional wrestling meet. WTV's Caitlyn Kleibert has the details.

Valentine’s Day flower sale ends Wednesday

Valentine’s Day flower sale ends Wednesday

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus Life

Every year many of the school’s clubs organize events for Valentine’s Day either for self fundraising or for raising money for charities. For Key Club that means selling flowers for delivery on Friday to support Unicef Project Eliminate for neonatal tetanus shots . “We always give out candy gr...

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