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School finance reform pays off for teachers

School finance reform pays off for teachers

Kanz Bitar, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Paychecks for teachers in Frisco ISD are a bit bigger Friday as a result of the state’s new school finance system that came as a result of House Bill 3 signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in June. “You want to attract the best staff for our students, and we want to retain that staff,” Frisco...

One stop college shopping

One stop college shopping

Yael Even, Managing Editor

September 12, 2019

Students had the chance to gain more knowledge on colleges and universities from across the country at Wednesday’s Frisco ISD Fall College Fair at Memorial High School. “Going to the college fair I gained some new perspectives on the universities that were offered to me,” senior Suzanne Ramirez said. “I enjoyed that there was such a big variety of colleges at Memori...

District College Fair Wednesday at Memorial

District College Fair Wednesday at Memorial

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

College and university representatives will fill the gym at Memorial High School on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Frisco ISD Fall College Fair allowing students across the district to get more information on schools all across America. “Students can expect representatives from a multit...

Frisco ISD enrollment increases

Frisco ISD enrollment increases

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

September 10, 2019

Among the dozens of items on the agenda for Monday’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting, enrollment figures for the 2019-20 school year were discussed. “We are seeing a couple different trends this year,” Deputy Superintendent of Business Services Todd Fouche said at the Board of Trustee’s Meeting Monday. “This is the most enrollment gr...

Obesity weighs down on nation’s youth

Obesity weighs down on nation’s youth

Katharina Santos and Eden Brim

September 10, 2019

Having a little extra weight around the waste is somewhat expected as people age. However, for America’s youth, it’s not just extra weight, it’s become an epidemic as nearly one in five children between two and 19 are obese. The issue has caught the attention of healthcare professionals as obesity rates hav...

School board meeting set for Monday

School board meeting set for Monday

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-cheif

September 9, 2019

Frisco ISD’s Board of Trustees is set to host its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go immediately into a closed session.  After the closed sessions, items on the agenda include the Lone Star Storytelling Festival, the shared service agreement with ...

Students being warned not to park in staff lots 

Students being warned not to park in staff lots 

Kasey Harvey and Lucas Barr

September 6, 2019

Students parking in the lots north of the school were met with bright orange stickers on Wednesday morning, warning students to park in the student parking lots or risk getting a boot on their car. “What’s going to happen is that they will get the warning sticker,” assistant principal Jason Harri...

More than just a game

More than just a game

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

September 5, 2019

Just 33 days after a former Plano Senior High School graduate is accused of perpetrating a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso that left 22 dead, El Paso’s Eastwood High and Plano Senior High continue the healing process Thursday night when the two schools meet in a non-district football game at the Fo...

Academic lunch begins Wednesday

Academic lunch begins Wednesday

Roy Nitzan, WTV Executive Producer

September 4, 2019

Announced at the start of the 2019-20 school year, the school’s new academic lunch program kicks off Wednesday.  The program is designed to help students complete missing work in a timely manner. “When teachers assign work, obviously in the planning process they know that it has value to students...

Waldrip speaks on state of the school district

Waldrip speaks on state of the school district

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

September 3, 2019

Embarking on his third year leading Frisco ISD, superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip leads a district of more than 60,000 students and 72 schools. Wingspan sat down with Waldrip on Tuesday for an exclusive interview on the state of the district and his vision for the future. Wingspan: What would you say the status of Frisco ISD is with ...

Frisco ISD property owners to see tax reduction

Frisco ISD property owners to see tax reduction

Lucas Barr and Trisha Dasgupta

August 30, 2019

Homeowners in the Frisco ISD taxing district will see a decrease in their 2019 property tax of more than 10 cents less than last year’s tax rate as a result of reshuffling funds and more education funding from the state.  “Why wouldn’t I feel good about the tax, I’m saving a lot of money,” homeowner and Redhawk ...

Construction underway on new parking lot

Construction underway on new parking lot

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

A short term parking issue on campus is going to have a long term solution courtesy of the 2018 Bond and Tax Ratification as construction has begun on a new parking lot behind the fieldhouse.  Work on the $6 million dollar project was originally scheduled to begin during summer break, but was delayed...

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