WINGSPAN

  • 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

Top 3 finish at invitational for UIL academic team

Top 3 finish at invitational for UIL academic team

Prachurjya Shreya, Managing Editor

February 25, 2019


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UIL academic season is officially underway as the team competed in the Prosper Invitational on Saturday with the school finishing third overall but first among 5A schools. Next up for the UIL academic teams is the District 9-5A meet on March 30. The school's results from Prosper are listed below. ...

Free Chick-fil-A for one lucky student

Free Chick-fil-A for one lucky student

Melody Akbari, WTV Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019


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Restaurants often have promotional giveaways to bring in new customers and reward loyal customers. For some people that might mean a free menu item here or there or maybe a discount on certain things, but one student on campus ended up getting a something a little bit bigger. For senior David Poe,...

DECA students compete at state down in Dallas

DECA students compete at state down in Dallas

Aliza Porter, Assignment Editor

February 22, 2019


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22 DECA students are in downtown Dallas through Saturday for the Texas DECA State Career Development Conference where they are competing dozens of different events. “I feel like it’s a great experience,” DECA co-sponsor, science teacher Kristen Newton said. “The real world experiences [st...

Students searching for Girl Scouts cookies may be too late

Students searching for Girl Scouts cookies may be too late

Shreya Jagan, Guest Contributor

February 22, 2019


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Time may be out for anybody looking to snag some Girl Scouts’ cookies as sales have ended in many areas with students on campus still searching for their favorite box. “I think there’s such a big craze associated with Girl Scouts cookies because they’re so limited, you are only allowed to get them a certai...

Sweet taste test

Sweet taste test

Katharina Santos, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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Food science students put their creativity to use Wednesday as they competed amongst themselves in a class wide baking competition. From taste, to presentation, to marketing, students had to think through all that is in included in the process of selling a product. “Coming up with your own recipe for a dess...

Vaping the topic of Thursday’s Coffee with the Counselors

Vaping the topic of Thursday’s Coffee with the Counselors

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019


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The “Dangers Facing our Teens” is the topic of February’s Coffee with the Counselors session from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. in the auditorium Wednesday with vaping scheduled to be discussed. “I don’t think students realize how big of a deal it is; even if it’s non-nicotine, they don’t thi...

Scaled down, model solar system to stretch for miles

Scaled down, model solar system to stretch for miles

Ian LaPerre, Guest Contributor

February 19, 2019


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Most models of the solar system are relatively small and don’t accurately portray the immense amount of empty space. However, astronomy students are creating a 1 to 140 million scaled model of the solar system that attempts to do justice to the size of the solar system. “The point of the project is to really ill...

Crowe’s cart of appreciation

Crowe’s cart of appreciation

Ava Peinhardt, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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It may not have been about chocolate and love, but teachers in the social studies hall were treated to a Valentine’s Day surprise Thursday by department chair Jeff Crowe. Pushing a cart filled with breakfast items, drinks, and treats, Crowe roamed the halls during first period, stopping in every ...

Best-selling author hosts meet and greet

Best-selling author hosts meet and greet

Trisha Dasgupta, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


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Best-selling author Angie Thomas, author of The Hate You Give and On the Come Up, will be at Independence High School Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a sold-out signing and meet and greet. “I do intentionally write for young adult audiences,” Thomas said in VancouverSun.com article. “I think about teenagers a lot when I’m writing specifically...

Key Club delivers Valentine’s cheer

Key Club delivers Valentine’s cheer

Kanz Bitar, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


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Dozens of students on campus were surprised with Valentine’s Day carnations on Friday as Key Club and UNICEF sold and delivered flowers to raise money for children in need. “It's more of a UNICEF fundraiser as well,” Key Club officer Sneha Sundar said. “We’re actually going to donate the ...

Taking girl power to an international level

Taking girl power to an international level

Allie Lynn, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2019


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With 65 million females around the world not involved in school or having access to a formal education, the Girl Up club is helping raise money to help girls go to school in countries where they are not allowed. “We basically talk about a cause and introduce a fundraiser that we’re doing to help gir...

Therapist to answer questions at SAGA meeting

Therapist to answer questions at SAGA meeting

Madeline Aronson, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Helping answer questions about the LGBTQ+ community is the focus of a Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club meeting Wednesday after school in C119, where therapist Kelby Calloway is going to speak to students. “I have a friend who is a licensed therapist and counselor who works a lot with teena...

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