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Getting into UT Austin will be harder starting in 2019

Getting into UT Austin will be harder starting in 2019

Aliza Porter, Dea-Mallika Divi, and Avery Nolden

October 26, 2017


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UT Austin is one of the top 20 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report. But as the number of students wanting to attend UT increases, so are the requirements as beginning in the summer and fall of 2019, the university will only accept the top 6 percent of Texas high school graduates, rath...

JWAC visits International Career Day

JWAC visits International Career Day

Keegan Williams, Editor in Chief

October 25, 2017


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30 JWAC students are spending part of their Wednesday at UT Arlington for International Career Day. “We are taking 30 students from the school,” JWAC advisor Tim Johannes said. “They get to listen to speaker and get more networking with people so it’s pretty cool.” Students choose to...

Survey offers chance for input on future of FISD

Survey offers chance for input on future of FISD

Wingspan Staff

October 24, 2017


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Community members have the opportunity to shape the long term future of Frisco ISD via a survey asking questions about the district's high school model. In addition, the district has formed a committee that will act as an advisory group for the Board of Trustees and district leaders. “The small...

Red Ribbon week highlights busy five days

Red Ribbon week highlights busy five days

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

October 23, 2017


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This week is Red Ribbon Week, a nationally recognized week to spread awareness about the fight against drug use. “It has become a tradition in high schools across the nation to host dress up days as a part of Red Ribbon Week in order to bring attention to the message being spread,” counselor Staci ...

Getting ready to debate

Getting ready to debate

Keegan Williams and Dea-Mallika Divi

October 20, 2017


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Debate has its first tournament on Saturday at Melissa High School with most Frisco ISD schools competing as well as many other schools from the DFW area. “They started working the first day of school on competition prep,” debate advisor Melissa Maier said. “Which is just getting ready with...

Seat belts coming to all new school buses starting in 2018

Seat belts coming to all new school buses starting in 2018

Melody Tavallaee and Dea-Mallika Divi

October 19, 2017


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According to a new state law, all 2018 and later model school buses are required to have seat belts as a precaution to increase the already safe forms of transport. The addition of seat belts is anticipated to raise the level of safety for student bus riders. “School buses are the safest way t...

Suicide prevention the focus of Wednesday’s Redhawk Rant

Suicide prevention the focus of Wednesday’s Redhawk Rant

Aliza Porter and Keegan Williams

October 18, 2017


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Pulse and the school’s counseling department are hosting another Redhawk Rant session on Wednesday during the advisory period with a focus on suicide in high school and suicide prevention. “Over the years the increase in number of students experiencing suicidal ideation or actual completing sui...

2018-19 preliminary attendance zones released

2018-19 preliminary attendance zones released

Kia Dunlop, WTV Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


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Retaining its status as the fastest growing school district in the state, the opening of 4 new schools next fall brings back another round of rezoning. The schools were expected to open this year, but budget considerations have the schools vacant this year. At Monday’s board meeting, the ...

2018-19 preliminary attendance zones to be released Monday

2018-19 preliminary attendance zones to be released Monday

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2017


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The school board will discuss plans for 2018-19 attendance zones at Monday's meeting at the Frisco ISD Administration building. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Board of Trustees will go immediately into a closed session, but will open up for the public at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will discuss many topic...

Pulse tries to brighten day with high fives

Pulse tries to brighten day with high fives

Wade Glover, WTV Daily Update Producer

October 13, 2017


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Pulse hosted the first High Five Friday of the 2017-2018 school year this morning with club officers, members, and staff members high fiving students as they entered campus. “High Five Friday was an event that we held for about an hour in the morning,” Pulse Secretary Sarah Qureshi said. “As s...

Flu season here and expected to be worse than last year

Flu season here and expected to be worse than last year

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

October 12, 2017


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Flu season is back and experts are expecting this year to be worse than those previous. There are two different strains of the flu virus: type A and Type B with this year’s strain said to be type A. “It would probably considered bad because of the strain that they’re starting to see,” nurse Emily Mikeska said. “At...

Campus travel delays students

Campus travel delays students

Amelia Pirrello, Guest Contributor

October 11, 2017


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Students this year taking classes at the Career and Technical Education Center are missing class time back at their home campuses because of scheduling conflicts between the two facilities. “I arrive late to my next class all the time,” freshman Angelina Gomez said. “So far right now [it i...

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