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Yearbooks available for pick-up

Contactless yearbook pick-up continues Friday with the classes of 2022 and 2023 being able to pick up their yearbook in front of the school from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 that did not pick up their yearbooks on Tuesday, may do so Friday. Students who have not purchased a yearbook can still buy one at pick-up. Yearbooks will be $85, check only, written to Liberty High School with the student’s ID number.

Trisha Dasgupta, Editor-in-Chief

July 23, 2020

Contactless yearbook pick-up continues Friday with the classes of 2022 and 2023 being able to pick up their yearbook in front of the school from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Students must bring their Balfour receipt, student ID, and have their name and grade level visible through the car window. Members of the cl...

Hallways to remain empty for first three weeks

Hallways will remain empty for the first three weeks of the 2020-21 fall semester as classes will be held virtually, with on-campus courses starting on Sept. 3 for students who selected in-person learning. “Frisco ISD is pleased to share that it will be possible to take almost all secondary courses through the Virtual Academy, though some courses will still require an on-campus component,” the district said.

Trisha Dasgupta, Editor-in-Chief

July 18, 2020

In a statement released yesterday, Frisco ISD has announced that the first three weeks of the 2020-21 fall semester will be virtual for every student, with on-campus courses starting on Sept. 3 for students who have selected in-person learning.  “Details are still being finalized to begin the s...

FISD issues one-time bonus to employees

As a part of the Coronavirus Appreciation and Recognition of Effort Stipend, FISD employees that were employed by the district from March 1 through May 28 are receiving a minimum of a $250 one-time bonus on Wednesday. “Our teachers, administrators, and support staff went above and beyond to ensure that FISD students didn’t miss out on learning opportunities when our campuses closed,” Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Smith said.

Aaron Boehmer, Editor-in-Chief

July 15, 2020

Frisco ISD employees that were employed by the district from March 1 through May 28 are receiving a minimum of a $250 bonus on Wednesday as the district issues a one-time payment as a part of the Coronavirus Appreciation and Recognition of Effort Stipend.  The CARES resolution was adopted by the...

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, systemic racism, and oppression of black people in America.  Cities across Texas have joined the fight, with prot...

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...

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