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Forum to discuss religious differences

Forum to discuss religious differences

Eun Jae Kim, Guest Contributor

May 12, 2016


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One of the most diverse schools in the district, the student body is made up of people from many different religions and ethnicities. Thursday’s Let’s Talk religious diversity discussion forum from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the auditorium is a time to talk about these differences. The final product of IS...

District faces potential $30,000,000 shortfall

District faces potential $30,000,000 shortfall

Wade Glover, WTV Staff Reporter

May 11, 2016


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Frisco ISD relies heavily on a state program for funding. However, that state program ends soon. WTV’s Wade Glover has more. In 2006, the State of Texas issued a mandate ordering that school districts cannot tax at a certain rate to take stress off of homeowners paying high property taxes. That ...

A sneak peek at The Star

A sneak peek at The Star

Wingspan Staff

May 10, 2016


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WTV takes you inside The Star, the new home to the Dallas Cowboys and Frisco ISD, for a guided tour.

Voters say no to liquor

Voters say no to liquor

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

May 9, 2016


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After weeks of intersections being plastered with campaign signs and candidates campaigning around the county, Frisco residents voted on an alcohol proposition that could have turned Frisco wet, two city council positions, and a spot on the school board. Approximately 10.8 percent of the voting age pop...

Expansion of Toyota Stadium benefits FISD

Expansion of Toyota Stadium benefits FISD

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

May 6, 2016


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With The Star coming into town, another sports team in the area is making a splash with an expansion to its existing facility. FC Dallas, U.S. Soccer, FISD, and the City of Frisco broke ground on a $39 million renovation of Toyota Stadium Thursday afternoon, which will include the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame, upgraded video boards and i...

Frisco voters head to the polls

Frisco voters head to the polls

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2016


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The presidential election is still months away, but Frisco residents get the chance to cast their votes on issues and candidates in the citywide election on Saturday. Five candidates will be campaigning for spots as part of the Board of Trustees including Bryan Dodson running for Place One, Steven...

Costly consequences

Costly consequences

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

May 5, 2016


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A group of seniors learned the consequences of renting a house for their prom after-party when they were served with $5000 worth of damages from the house’s owner in April. The house was rented in senior JD Nichol’s name from the house rental service Airbnb, a worry for the senior who now has thousands of...

Whatever the cause, spring equals inconsistent weather

Whatever the cause, spring equals inconsistent weather

Megan Lin, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2016


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From sunny and warm to stormy and cool, spring in Texas is a series of changing weather patterns. The recent outbreak of severe weather across the Plains is nothing new, but for some people the inconsistent weather raises the debate climate change. “The tornados and hail are weather events. Those are daily and weekly atmo...

FISD continues to opt out of finals

FISD continues to opt out of finals

Vivek Sundararaman, WTV Staff Reporter

May 3, 2016


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The state of Texas introduced the STAAR test to students during the fall of 2011. While surrounding school districts such as Plano and McKinney have continued to have midterm and final exams, Frisco has dropped its district-wide tests. “After the STAAR exam was brought on by our legislature, and t...

Baseball earns playoff berth

Baseball earns playoff berth

Arman Kafai, Lead Sports Reporter

May 2, 2016


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Rain washed away Friday’s baseball game, but it wasn’t enough to put a damper on the team’s postseason bid as they beat Frisco 7-2 on Saturday to earn the number two seed from District 9-5A. Senior Noah Thompson earned the win and pitched a complete game, striking out five players while only ...

Counselors strap down for testing

Counselors strap down for testing

Henry Youtt, Managing Editor

April 29, 2016


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The counseling department is gearing up for administering over 30 AP tests and STAAR tests starting Monday. "Some of the planning goes all the way back to the beginning of the year," counselor Ryan Kiefer said. "We look at things like how many students have taken this exam, how many are registered...

A field trip to a field

A field trip to a field

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2016


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AP Human Geography students are taking quick field trips Thursday and Friday, walking past the student parking lot into the 80-acre corn field next to the school to learn about agriculture. “We get to see what most kids never see which is agriculture actually happening,” AP Human Geography teacher ...

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