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  • Frisco ISD Board of Trustees meeting June 8 starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Summer school begins June 8
  • Wingspan is on summer break but will post breaking news content as appropriate
  • Class of 2020 graduation Saturday, May 30 8 a.m. at Toyota Stadium

Amid fight for justice, students take charge in local protests

Demonstrators protest across the street from Dallas City Hall Saturday. “The energy was very powerful. It is so surreal,” Independence High School rising senior Bianca Agoretti said. “Seeing it on TV and being in it is a different atmosphere. Everyone there was so supportive and we were all looking out for one another. Everyone was making sure you had enough water and you had food.”

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-chief

May 31, 2020

Protests continue across the country following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, with demonstrators demanding justice and action against police brutality, systematic racism, and oppression of black people in America.  Cities across Texas have joined the fight, with pr...

Once a Redhawk, always a Redhawk

Graduation will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Toyota Stadium while following social distancing guidelines.

Shreya Jagan, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2020

As the 2020 school year comes to a close, graduation is fast approaching and will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Toyota Stadium. Even though this year’s graduation will be different, many of the original aspects of past graduations will still be present.  “For the most part, there will be all the ...

Class of 2020’s academic top 10 named

With graduation on Saturday's, the class of 2020's top 10 academic students have been named.

Wingspan Staff

May 27, 2020

Countless hours of studying, endless exams, homework, projects, and countless other school related activities are over and the top 10 students with the highest GPAs have been named. Here is the top 10 for the class of 2020. Nandasri Talluri, valedictorian April Xu, salutatorian Keshav Narasimhan Sona...

2 Redhawks receive National Merit scholarships

Redhawk National Merit Semifinalists from 2019 stand during a recognition ceremony during Monday night's monthly school board meeting. Recognized for their high scoring performance on the PSAT, the seniors have the chance to score thousands in scholarship funds.

Trisha Dasgupta, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation chooses 3,500 students every year to be awarded $2,500 scholarships and corporate-sponsored scholarships, and this year two students on campus, Nandasri Talluri and Andrew T. Sen were honored as recipients.  “This year’s National Merit Scholarship Prog...

Classroom cleanup begins on campus

Beginning Monday, May 4 teachers returned to campus while practicing social distancing procedures. Now teachers will begin to clean out their classrooms a week before the end of the year as opposed to in the last few days of school.

Athena Tseng, Guest Contributor

May 21, 2020

Teachers have begun to clean out their classrooms after being allowed to return to campus if certain social distancing guidelines are followed.  “The way the clean-out process was organized was by using a sign-up sheet. We selected a day and a two-hour time period to go up to the school to work on cle...

Scholarship night moves to home delivery

With it's annual Scholarship Night cancelled due to limitations of social interactions, this year the Frisco Education Foundation delivered news of scholarships to the homes of students.

Caroline Caruso, Guest Contributor

May 20, 2020

In sight of social-distancing protocols and current limitations on public events, the Frisco Education Foundation was forced to cancel their annual Scholarship Night on Wednesday for this year’s senior class. “Fundraising events had to be postponed, cancelled, or re-imagined on a much smaller scale,” FEF Director, Allison Miller, said. “Some of our support...

Mental Health Awareness month starts conversations

Stabler D’Amore was the focus of attention in the lecture hall in November 2019 as part of the school's counseling session that presented information on how pets can help reduce anxiety. 

A 2016 survey found that 74 percent of people who owned a pet reported an improvement in their mental health.

Trisha Dasgupta, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and with the recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19, various campaigns have been working especially hard to bring the issue into light.  “The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people,” the Center of Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. “Fear and anxiety...

AP students struggle to submit their exams

AP students are normally met with a gym filled with rows of tables. However, for the first time ever, College Board has held online exams. This has led to many students facing issues while attempting to submit their exams.

Ashvita Girish, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2020

The second week of AP exams began Monday, but it comes after numerous complaints about technology issues with the exams that began online on May 11. Usually exams are given on campus, but due to COVID-19, the College Board moved this year’s tests to an online format.  “We share the deep disa...

Teachers could see pay raise in proposed 2020-2021 budget

Among the topics discussed at Wednesday's special meeting of the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees was a potential pay raise for employees and a possible coronavirus stipend.

Wingspan Staff

May 15, 2020

The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year with the district planning for the likelihood of the state cutting funds for public education as a result of the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the district is expecting some funding cuts, Frisco ISD...

Taking it outside, graduation to be held at Toyota

The Star won't be packed full of friends and families, nor will the artificial grass be planted with graduating seniors, as graduations across the district will be taken outside for socially distance ceremonies hosted at the Toyota Stadium on May 29, 30, and June 1.  “As a school board and administration, we have tried to plan with several things in mind. We have wanted all along to conduct a graduation ceremony that is as close to a traditional ceremony as possible,

Caroline Caruso, Guest Contributor

May 14, 2020

Frisco ISD recently announced a 2020 outside graduation schedule for all schools to use Toyota Stadium for ceremonies on May 29, 30, and June 1 with the district already prepared to make adjustments, if necessary. “Graduation planning this year has been incredibly difficult,” Frisco ISD Board of Trustees...

Campus demobilization begins Thursday

Campus administration spent several days collecting personal items from throughout campus for students to pickup beginning Thursday with seniors. Every grade level has a different day to pick up and drop off stuff with each grade divided by last name as far as what time they can pick up or drop off items.

Trisha Dasgupta, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Students will be able to drop off school property and pick up personal items from campus by following a specific demobilization plan starting Thursday with seniors.  “There will be a student locker pickup and material exchange on May 14 for seniors and May 18-20 for 9th-11th graders,” school administration said ...

Frisco ISD ends emergency closure, delays construction

Working through their agenda online, the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees held their May meeting Monday night.

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

May 12, 2020

Speaking via Zoom for the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees’ May meeting, the body voted to end the emergency closure of the district on June 7, 2020, in a motion read by board president Chad Rudy. The board’s decision rolled back changes within the district to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, but did not call for...

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