WINGSPAN

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair Wednesday at Heritage High School

  • 5th 6 week grading period ends April 20

  • UIL academic team finishes 7th in 5A Region II meet

FISD rolls out AP Capstone course

FISD rolls out AP Capstone course

Megan Lin, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The second semester is just beginning, but the school district is already rolling out plans for a new AP course starting with the 2016-17 school year. Starting this fall, AP Capstone will be offered on several FISD campuses for students wishing for “a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular...

Wrestling goes for state championship Saturday

Wrestling goes for state championship Saturday

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

January 15, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports Showcase

The boys’ wrestling team will take part in the 5A State Dual tournament at Bryan High School on Saturday in hope of returning back to Frisco with a title. The team is entering the tournament with a 22-2 record and are coming off of a 57-18 win over Prosper Thursday night. The team left early Friday for College Statio...

Small grease fire quickly extinguised

Small grease fire quickly extinguised

Jay Schlaegel, Assignment Editor

January 14, 2016


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Smoke filled the culinary arts room Wednesday afternoon due to a small fire with the odor of smoke permeating much of the campus. The Frisco Fire Department responded, but the incident had already been extinguished. “In Intro to Culinary Arts there was a very small grease fire today during ...

Billion dollar payday sparks Powerball mania

Billion dollar payday sparks Powerball mania

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2016


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With the largest jackpot in world history, worth nearly $1.5 billion, on the run for the Powerball lottery draw on Wednesday, Jan. 13, many people are excited to participate and hopeful to win. “1.5 billion dollars means a lot, like a lot of room for helping people and giving,” RaceTrac emplo...

School zone signal light out

School zone signal light out

Halle Barham, Sports Director

January 12, 2016


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Virtually anyone driving to campus before or after school knows that there is a school zone posted, requiring all drivers to maintain a speed of no more than 20 miles per hour. However, just east of Independence on Rolater, the school zone signal light is currently out. While that may provide a...

UIL team competes at Flower Mound

UIL team competes at Flower Mound

Kirk Niekamp, Social Media Manager

January 11, 2016


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Finishing 2nd in the 5A 2015 State Academic Meet, the school’s UIL academic team started its season Saturday with students competing in the Flower Mound Invitational Tournament, with students placing in almost every category. “I was very pleased with how our overall team competed,” UIL coordinator Jeff Schrantz said. “It was ou...

Fastpacs delivers weekend food to students

Fastpacs delivers weekend food to students

Dea-Mallika Divi, Guest Contributor

January 8, 2016


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Frisco Fastpacs wants no child in Frisco to go hungry even when they are away from school. Every week throughout the school year, pre-packed bags are sent to FISD schools that include 7 meals for each child in need to eat over the weekend at home. “We do not know who these children are, it is all...

District bans Hoverboards at schools

District bans Hoverboards at schools

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

January 7, 2016


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Hoverboards are growing in popularity among students within the district. However, these transportation devices will not be allowed on school grounds as the school district has banned them. The district sent a message out on Wednesday asking that students refrain from bringing hoverboard to any camp...

Technology begins school work takeover

Technology begins school work takeover

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

January 6, 2016


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More and more school work is being done and sent using technology, but the two most used apps, Google Apps and the Student Learning Hub, are impacting both teachers and students, leaving the users to decide which app is more efficient for the given assignment. “Student Learning Hub has most of our information on there,” world geogra...

Longer days, shorter year

Longer days, shorter year

Alex Moore, Daily Update Producer

January 5, 2016


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New state legislation regarding the length of the school year has led to a new school calendar being proposed that would lengthen the school day but shorten the school year. This 2016-2017 draft calendar will be approved by the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees at its next meeting on January 19. The draft currently proposes that ...

Schedule change requests due Friday

Schedule change requests due Friday

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2016


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Schedule change request forms for the new semester that starts in two weeks on Jan. 18 are available outside the counselor’s office and are due Friday. Changes are only permitted if one of several criteria (see sidebar) are met and students must have parental and teacher permission in order to...

ISM students present at Research Showcase

ISM students present at Research Showcase

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

December 18, 2015


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The annual Research Showcase for FISD students in the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program was held on Thursday night at Heritage High for students to display personal research from within their individual fields of study, ranging from marketing to cardiothoracic surgery. "The experience was fan...

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