WINGSPAN

  • This year's Trunk R Treat has been cancelled
  • New schedules for students who switched learning environment go into effect Monday
  • The 1st 9 week grading period ends Friday

Spring Dual Credit registration opens

Tuesday marks the opening for the Spring Dual Credit registration window, which is open until Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Before registration, students must fill out a permission form by 4 p.m on Nov. 20.

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2020

Spring Dual Credit registration opens Tuesday and closes on the payment deadline on Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Prior to registration, students must fill out a permission form by 4 p.m on Nov. 20.   The form has to be filled out digitally, and in order to do so, students must be logged into their school dist...

Free meal program extended through end of the year

Students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch whether they are face to face students or virtual, through a program offered by the USDA. The program was originally scheduled to end in December but has been extended through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Ty Guerra, WTV Staff Reporter

October 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture program (USDA) program providing free breakfast and lunches to school children that was originally scheduled to end in December has been extended to the entire 2020-2021 school year.  “As our nation recovers and reopens, we want to ensure that children continue to...

Friday last day to request mail ballots

Those that qualify for voting through mail must request their ballots by Oct. 23. Ballots can be dropped off behind the Collin County Election Office where they are guaranteed to arrive in time for the elections.

Ana Cuen, Managing Editor

October 22, 2020

Early voting is off to a record start in Texas with the Lone Star state leading the nation in the number of voters who have already cast their ballot. But time is running out for people looking to vote via a mail-in ballot as Friday is the deadline to request one. Eligible voters qualify to vote via mail if they mee...

District provides online financial aid webinar

Members of the class of 2021, along with their parents, are invited to attend a Zoom session on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. that will provide information on financial aid.

Anurupa Roy, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

As seniors dive into college applications, one key concern is college tuition. To help ease the pressure, Beverly Henry Wheeler, Regional Director of Admission at Hendrix College, is holding a webinar via Zoom on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. to assist seniors and parents to understand the process and ben...

NHS starts volunteering virtually

Volunteering for NHS members looks a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, NHS leaders and volunteers are finding new ways to serve the community.

Rishika Desai, Guest Contributor

October 20, 2020

Each year, National Honor Society members must attain 20 volunteer hours to meet NHS requirements. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic canceling most face-to-face events, volunteering opportunities have become limited.  “The hardest part about volunteering during COVID-19 is finding new opportunities,” junior Annika Roberts said. “A lot of volunteer ...

Students switch learning environments as marking period ends

Students eat their lunches while social distancing in the cafeteria. With more students returning to campus after having the opportunity to switch learning environments. “When looking at the impact [of more students returning to campus], we have to look at the safety and security of our campus in general,” principal Ashley Rainwater said. “We’re going to look at numbers in our lunchroom, look at numbers in bathrooms, look at our numbers in our hallways to make sure we’re able to socially distance while we’re at school.”

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2020

The chime of entering a Zoom class will be replaced with the ring of the bell for 87 students beginning on Monday, as they switch from virtual instruction to face to face learning for the second nine weeks.  Though for 56 students, the opposite will be true as some students have also decided to ...

Virtual Academy students take on mental health

A good number of students chose to learn through Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year in concern of physical health, many are also dealing with the ups and downs of their mental health whilst at home.

Zikra Mohammed, Guest Contributor

October 16, 2020

Although 10,931 high school students in Frisco ISD chose to return back to school in-person for the 2020-2021 school year, 7,863 students decided to stay home and continue online school for the quarter.  For many students, the decision to stay home for virtual academy was based on health conc...

FISD changes contact tracing protocols

Due to the data acquired since July, when using contact tracing to determine who needs to be quarantined will now be based whether or not masks were used. “We will continue to monitor our data as we implement this change, and we are prepared to reverse course as necessary if we experience a significant increase in case numbers,” Executive Director of Government and Legal Affairs Daniel Stockton said.

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2020

Mask or no mask can now make all the difference in deciding who is contact traced and quarantined and who isn’t in Frisco ISD. According to the Dallas Morning News, nearly 1000 staff and students have had to isolate due to the previous close contact protocols.  The district will no longer require that students and staff who were within six feet for 15 minutes or more of a COVID-positive person to quarantine for two weeks so long as face covering...

Free meals in cafeteria

Frisco ISD received the waiver to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students and family members under the age of 18. The meals will be available to both virtual and face-to-face students through Dec. 18. 

Josephine Pearce, Guest Contributor

October 14, 2020

Free food is on the menu for all Frisco ISD students after the district received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free meals regardless of family income. “As our nation recovers and reopens, we want to ensure that children continue to receive the nutritious breakfasts and lunches t...

Sophomores and juniors return to campus for PSAT

Room assignments for Wednesday's PSAT test are posted in the rotunda and on the windows between the two C Hall wings. Sophomores and juniors will be on campus taking the test while freshmen and seniors will stay at home for a day of asynchronous learning.

Urja Joshi, Guest Contributor

October 13, 2020

PSAT testing day on Oct. 14 will have a different feel this year. Sophomores and juniors, whether they are face-to-face students or virtual learners, will be on campus, while all freshmen and seniors will spend the day at home learning asynchronously. “Planning is being done currently to ensure...

Mock Trial holds first criminal case of the year

The Mock Trial class at the CTE center held their first criminal case on Wednesday. In addition to the trial itself, students had to balance being put in groups with both Virtual Academy students and in-person students.

Ananda Ghoshal, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2020

Mock Trial, a class at the CTE Center, had their first criminal case yesterday, where they went to the CTE courtroom and held the trial there. From the beginning of the year, students have prepared extensive knowledge of the necessary skills they need in order to hold a proper trial. “The student...

Texas schools guaranteed funding with in-person classes

Regardless of enrollment numbers, the Texas Education Agency extended six weeks the funding guarantee to schools offering in-person education. Because schools offering in-person instruction have higher enrollment rates, the funding guarantee extension was made to help more students continue with their education.

Ana Cuen, Managing Editor

October 8, 2020

As schools adjust to a new academic year with COVID-19 guidelines, the Texas Education Agency guarantees first-semester funding to schools offering in-person instruction despite enrollment number changes. The TEA extended the funding guarantee an additional six weeks, giving schools the flexibility to assess stu...

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