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English II teachers headed in a different direction

English II teachers headed in a different direction

Yael Even, Guest Contributer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

English II teachers have put the learning into the hands of their own students by introducing Socratic Seminars into the curriculum. “I use Socratic Seminars as a way to get students to bounce around questions and ideas while also giving them a chance to back up their understanding with evidence,” Englis...

AP test registration closing soon

AP test registration closing soon

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Students enrolled in AP courses have until Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to register for their respective AP exams. Each exam includes a fee of $94 with students failing to register by the deadline facing an additional $20 for each test. Fees can be paid for at My Payments Plus, but those wishing to forgo the 3.99 perce...

Scoliosis screening

Scoliosis screening

Marisa Uddin, Special Projects Producer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Scoliosis screening for freshmen students is on Thursday and Friday this week. Defined as the curvature of the spine, scoliosis comes in different levels of severity with students usually getting screened twice in their academic career: in sixth and ninth grade. Although some students may be unfamiliar o...

Borders change, but education remains a constant around the world

Borders change, but education remains a constant around the world

Minuki Medis, WTV Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Living in America, many people become accustomed to what they believe is a “normal” school day. However, countries around the world have many different approaches when it comes to education. In Egypt, private schools are often considered the best option, especially for sophomore Kanz Bitar who li...

Double the time, double the tongue

Double the time, double the tongue

Yael Even, Guest Contributor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Students are required to take two years of a language, but for the 22 AP Spanish 4 students and one AP Spanish 5 enrolled for the current school year, the extra years could potentially pay off when it comes college application time. In the eyes of AP Spanish 4 teacher Makenzi Epps, the benefits of ...

Tumbling towards the new school year

Tumbling towards the new school year

Brelyn Bashrum, Guest Contributor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Next year’s cheerleading squad will be determined Thursday after school at tryouts starting at 4:30 p.m. in the gym. “School district mandates cheer tryout be held on the Thursday before Spring Break,” cheer coach Kandy Stevens said. “We have four professional judges at tryouts, and we drop the ...

Spring break blues

Spring break blues

Olivia Howard, Guest Contributor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Spring break is just days away and for some students that could be a time to put in less effort, but many teachers on campus are prepared to help their students finish the week strong. Hillary Green-Lerman analyzed the drop in students test scores between different time spans of breaks within the school year and noticed students tend to perform worse on tests right before a break. On campu...

Freshmen bring A game at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Freshmen bring A game at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2018


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Freshmen Sabrina Wood and Shivani Kosuri competed in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, with Wood advancing to the state level and Kosuri receiving second place and honorable mention. Participants were required to research and conduct an experiment of their choosing. Wood competed in...

College on the menu for coffee with the counselors

College on the menu for coffee with the counselors

Riley Frankzie, WTV Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

As the end of the year comes into view, college is an important topic for seniors. To help prepare, all senior parents have been invited to the Coffee with Counselors session in the auditorium Wednesday morning from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. Parents will be educated on the Collin College administration pr...

“Angst” shows struggles of teen anxiety

“Angst” shows struggles of teen anxiety

Kirthi Injeti, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Featuring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, anxiety is the subject of the documentary Angst, being presented by Frisco ISD Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m for students and parents in the  FISD Administration Board Room. “So many people struggle with anxiety and have trouble talking about it. We want to cha...

StuCo applications due Wednesday

StuCo applications due Wednesday

Yael Even, Guest Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Students with an interest to serve the community, increase school spirit, and lead the school are running out of time to apply to be apart of the 2018-2018 student council as applications are due Wednesday. “It is awesome to be in StuCo because you get to be a part of something that is bigger t...

Clinics begin Monday for cheer tryouts

Clinics begin Monday for cheer tryouts

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Tryouts are on March 8th, but starting Monday, there are three days of cheer clinics after school. Cheer candidates had to attend a mandatory meeting on February 26th, but beyond that, cheer coach Kandy Stevens is looking for certain things in those that tryout. “As we are entering into the tryout...

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