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  • Thanksgiving break is Nov. 23-27
  • The window to change learning environment for the 3rd 9 weeks is Nov. 9-13

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.
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...

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.”
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...

Virtual Academy students take on mental health

With millions of websites, social media platforms, and sources to pull from, Wingspan explores where teens get their news from nowadays.
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...

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.
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...

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. 
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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....

District holds Texas Trio event virtually

A UT banner and poster adorn the walls of social studies teacher Gary Mumford. The district is holding a Texas Trio virtual event for seniors to learn about UT, A&M, and Texas Tech.
October 8, 2020

Frisco ISD is hosting a virtual Texas Trio event for seniors to learn more about the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, and Texas Tech University tonight at 6:00 pm. While the event is marketed...

Quick thinking saves the day

Responding quickly to a classmate undergoing a medical emergency by calling 911, freshman Carsten Swallow was presented with a Frisco PD challenge coin by School Resource Officer Glen Hubbard in recognition of his actions.

“I definitely think this will impact me and the way I think,
October 7, 2020

21 days. It’s been 21 days since freshman Carsten Swallow potentially saved someone’s life. September 17th was just another normal day for Carsten as he sat in his 2B class expecting to learn...

Part two of Dual Credit Night expected to take place this evening

After concluding meeting one out of three on Dual Credit information last week, Frisco ISD plans for a second seminar Wednesday. Interested applicants or parents can log on to the Zoom call starting at 6:00 p.m. In order to get the Zoom link, students must RSVP.
October 7, 2020

After concluding meeting one out of three on Dual Credit information last week, Frisco ISD plans for a second seminar Wednesday. Interested applicants or parents can log on to the Zoom call starting at...

AP environmental science explores biodiversity

“It’s an online social network of people who gather and share biodiversity information and help each other learn about nature,” AP environmental science teacher Jamie Berendt said. “And it’s also a crowdsourced species identification system and a tool for recording organism occurrence.”
October 6, 2020

AP Environmental Students have been utilizing the app and social network iNaturalist in class as a way to explore the biodiversity outside their own campus. “It’s an online social network of people...

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