WINGSPAN

  • Orchestra Spring Concert Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium

  • Band Spring Concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium

  • Color Guard tryouts May 21-24

  • Band's Spring Swing is Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in the cafeteria

  • ISM Final Presentation Night Friday starting at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria

  • State track results: Carrie Fish takes 2nd in 1,600 and 3rd in the 3,200; Nissi Kabongo finished 5th in high jump

Class of 2016 to graduate Saturday

Class of 2016 to graduate Saturday

Wingspan Staff

June 3, 2016


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The last day of school has the class of 2016 on the cusp of graduation. The class of 2016 will graduate Saturday at Dr Pepper Arena at 12:30 p.m., bringing high school to an end and the start of new things. "It's going to be bittersweet, high school is going to be thoroughly missed and there are vario...

Underclassmen academic award winners announced

Underclassmen academic award winners announced

Wingspan Staff

June 2, 2016


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The class of 2016 had its night at the Senior Awards on May 25 but seniors aren't the only ones to receive academic honors as the top two in each grade level have been announced. 11th grade: #1 - Rithika Proddutoor #2 - Amy Jin   10th grade: #1 - Ally Wong #2 - Katherine Xiong  ...

FISD board approves tax increase

FISD board approves tax increase

Megan Lin and Eilidh McGarva

June 1, 2016


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The Frisco ISD board of trustees approved a tax increase Tuesday night that would bring in an extra $30.6 million in the budget for the next school year. But the vote is the first step as the move by the board triggers an automatic tax ratification election that must be held within 90 days. ...

District to ask voters to approve tax increase

District to ask voters to approve tax increase

Connor Lefkof, WTV Staff Reporter

May 31, 2016


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Frisco ISD is proposing a tax increase for the 2016-2017 school year at the board meeting Tuesday night.  If the school board approves the thirteen percent tax increase, then the tax will be put in the hands of the community in the form of a tax ratification election (TRE) in August. While the tax would...

Cheating to the top

Cheating to the top

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Contributor

May 26, 2016


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Student cheating has become a major issue on campus with many students participating in numerous acts, serving as one of the school’s biggest academic offenses. With cheating a frequent topic of discussion as the year winds down, many teachers are looking to school administration to figure out rea...

Senior accounts about to expire

Senior accounts about to expire

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2016


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Students on campus are given access to a plethora of ways to organize and share projects, information, and emails through a Google account. But on June 4, graduates and those leaving FISD will be cut off. “Seniors will lose access to everything from their email, Google account, YouTube and H-Dr...

An engagement battle

An engagement battle

Olivia Kirklin, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2016


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At the end of the school year, it can be a difficult task to keep students engaged after AP and STAAR testing, and the end of the school year. Typically, two approaches are taken to keep students focused: either tests or projects are given, each appealing to a different type of teacher and student. "By the end of the school year I have no moti...

UIL Math and Science competitors head to State

UIL Math and Science competitors head to State

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

May 23, 2016


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The UIL Academic Team is traveling down to the state capitol Monday to compete in the math and science events at the State competition following a fifth place overall finish at Region. Participants will compete Tuesday in Austin in an attempt to score points for both individual and team awards. ...

ISM students set to showcase final products Friday

ISM students set to showcase final products Friday

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2016


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Students in the Independent Study and Mentorship program will display the work they have done throughout the year at Friday’s Final Presentation Night from 6-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and school classrooms. “I feel very excited for tonight,” ISM director Brian Wysong said. “It’s an opport...

Texas becomes latest battleground over transgender policy

Texas becomes latest battleground over transgender policy

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

May 19, 2016


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The Obama administration released a joint guidance from the Department of Justice and the Department of Education on May 13, detailing how public school educators could create an environment free from discrimination based on sex and/or gender identity. With Fort Worth ISD already having announced i...

Beverage contract tough to swallow for some

Beverage contract tough to swallow for some

Keegan Williams, WTV Staff Reporter

May 18, 2016


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An exclusive beverage contract with the The American Bottling Company (Dr Pepper Snapple Group), expected to benefit the district as a whole, has created unintended negative consequences for some school organizations. Under the previous contract with Coca-Cola, clubs and organizations on campus could buy their drinks from a var...

FISD launches season ticket packages

FISD launches season ticket packages

Keegan Williams, WTV Staff Reporter

May 17, 2016


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The August 27 Frisco ISD grand opening of the The Ford Center at The Star, featuring every varsity football team in the district, is expected to be a sellout. To help fans ensure they have the chance to get a seat, the district announced a season ticket plan on Monday. “Frisco ISD is announcing the varsity f...

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