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Ellie’s mums for a cause

Ellie’s mums for a cause

Melody Tavallaee, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2017


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The Texan tradition of mums began years ago as an effort to increase school spirit for during the homecoming season. Over the years, mums have evolved from the traditional small chrysanthemums to large and extravagant floral pins with feathers, ribbons, and sometimes even bells. One student from Reed...

Parents get to Meet the Teacher Monday

Parents get to Meet the Teacher Monday

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

September 18, 2017


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Meet the Teacher Night for Frisco, Liberty, Heritage, Centennial and Wakeland high schools is Monday from 6-8 p.m. The evening is a chance for parents to get to know who's teaching their kids, and also understand the way the classroom works for each teacher. “The purpose it to outline course ...

Moms ask students to give rather than get

Moms ask students to give rather than get

Marisa Uddin, WTV Special Projects Producer

September 15, 2017


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Rather than spending money on mums, two moms are encouraging students to donate to a bigger cause. WTV's Marisa Uddin has the story. Two Frisco moms are encouraging students to donate money to their Hurricane Harvey GoFundMe page rather than spending a large amount on mums. Knowing that mums a...

Only part of the job

Only part of the job

Aliza Porter, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


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During the school year, the average teacher works 53 hours a week and brings home $56,383 a year. However, for some teachers, teaching on campus isn't their only source of income. “I kind of have like a second and third job,” physics teacher Kenric Davies said. “I teach physics and a couple of other c...

17 seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

17 seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Megan Lin and Avery Nolden

September 13, 2017


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Names of this year’s semifinalists for the annual National Merit Scholarship Program were announced Wednesday with 17 of those names belonging to seniors on campus. “I may not show it on my face-I’m not super emotional or anything-but I’m actually really excited because it’s nice to see...

Parking permit deadline extended

Parking permit deadline extended

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

September 12, 2017


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The new parking permit policy was supposed to go into effect Monday but that has been changed. Originally, the deadline for parking without a permit was Sept. 11, but the date has been extended.  In order to obtain a pass, a student must pay the $50 fee on MyPaymentsPlus, then fill out the link sent to...

Reflection and flexibility part of Rainwater’s vision

Reflection and flexibility part of Rainwater’s vision

Anya Thakur, Guest Contributor

September 11, 2017


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One of many new changes to come to campus this year can be found in the principal's office as Ashley Rainwater now leads the way after Scott Warstler resigned the position for a job at the district level. Wingspan sat down with Rainwater to discuss her mission statement for the 2017-18 school year and...

Familiar face returns to lead Frisco ISD

Familiar face returns to lead Frisco ISD

Neha Perumalla and Brooke Colombo

September 7, 2017


Filed under In Case You Missed It, News

Frisco ISD’s search for a new superintendent landed on a familiar face as Dr. Mike Waldrip was selected to replace the departing Dr. Jeremy Lyon. For Waldrip, it’s a return to Frisco as he previously served as principal at Clark Middle School before eventually being the first principal of Libert...

Harvey donation drive underway

Harvey donation drive underway

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

September 6, 2017


Filed under News

Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, many parts of south Texas including Houston and surrounding towns have been permanently damage by the flooding. To help provide necessary items to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, student council is partnering with the Frisco PTA and c...

New state law bans texting and driving

New state law bans texting and driving

Caitlyn Kleibert and Kasey Harvey

September 5, 2017


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A new state law that makes texting and driving illegal went into effect last Friday.   Drivers may not use a phone to read, write, or respond to an electronic message while driving unless the vehicle is stopped. Violators face a misdemeanor charge and a fine of between $25 to $99, however repeat...

Hurricane Harvey donation drive

Hurricane Harvey donation drive

Wingspan Staff

September 1, 2017


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Efforts to provide necessities for people impacted by Hurricane Harvey are underway on campus and throughout the district. Student Council is partnering with the Frisco PTA to collect donations which will be taken to various drop off points in the area before being delivered to the Houston area.   Collection...

Harvey leads to gas shortages in Frisco

Harvey leads to gas shortages in Frisco

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

August 31, 2017


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The effects of Hurricane Harvey hit the Frisco area Thursday with most gas stations in the city running out of fuel as the storm left many oil refineries in Houston closed, leading to a rush to fill up. “As a precaution, not only were several oil fields and platforms evacuated Thursday, at least four refin...

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