WINGSPAN

  • Seniors participating in the Baccalaureate Ceremony this Sunday wear their graduation gown. No cap, red stole or cords.

  • FISD FEF Scholarship Night 6 p.m. Tuesday at Comerica Center

  • Class of 2019 graduation 7 p.m. May 31 at the Ford Center

Little Elm bans phone use in cars

Little Elm bans phone use in cars

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2016


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Little Elm is the latest city in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area to ban the usage of phones while driving within city ordinances, but it doesn’t appear Frisco will be joining its neighbor any time soon. “The City of Frisco has not taken action on any cell phone bans,” Frisco’s mayor Maher Maso said via emai...

Chalker takes students to Collin

Chalker takes students to Collin

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

January 29, 2016


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From AcDec to tennis, several different student groups are off campus Friday including a group that is visiting Collin College for a better insight on what college is all about. “The purpose of the students going to Collin College, we do it every year just to kind of, the main gist would be to show...

Health officials worried about Zika virus

Health officials worried about Zika virus

Prachurjya Shreya, Guest Contributor

January 28, 2016


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The Zika virus is all over the news, drawing a lot of attention to the virus and its effects. The virus is mosquito transmitted and originated from Brazil and is slowly making its way to the United States. “It’s starting in other countries and the concern is that it is spreading to the Americas....

Reaching out for support

Reaching out for support

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016


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Teachers and staff members, serving as mentors during the school day, are often the first people students go to confide in personal information. In an array of issues students may disclose to teachers, there is a limit to what teachers can keep confident and what they must report when it comes to abuse. “The...

New Wi-Fi network to accelerate connection

New Wi-Fi network to accelerate connection

Amber Holt, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2016


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Internet outages on campus are expected to be minimized as the school has moved from an AT&T network to a private network run through the district. “We are changing to the Frisco ISD owned private fiber which will hopefully have less problems,” FISD Coordinator of Technical Services Kirk Rya...

Rising Redhawk Night exhibits campus clubs

Rising Redhawk Night exhibits campus clubs

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


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Rising Redhawk, an informational meeting for prospective 8th grade students, will be held Monday starting at 6 p.m. in the auditorium, with the program moving to the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for future Redhawks, the class of 2020, to come and meet the counselors and all the...

ABC books simplify historical empires

ABC books simplify historical empires

Imani Jones, Guest Contributor

January 22, 2016


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An ABC book, the type of book read to children in preschool who are just learning the basics of language was the focus of a recent AP World History book. Although it may seem unusual, given that most of the work in AP classes is usually very strict and advanced, it had its purpose. “It’s somet...

Students in transportation bind go online

Students in transportation bind go online

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

January 21, 2016


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Winter is here and more students are starting to become creative in getting a ride home to avoid having to walk in the cold or take a crowded bus. For some students in a bind for transportation, Uber is a growing solution for those who can afford to pay for a ride. “They’re a lot nicer than buses, a lot more s...

The realities of the Open Carry law in FISD

The realities of the Open Carry law in FISD

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

January 20, 2016


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Texas is now in its second full week of being the 45th state to legalize open carry for individuals who have a gun license. However the new law has raised some issues, specifically how open carry will affect traditionally gun-free zones such as schools. “The new Open Carry law should not affect school campuses ...

FISD rolls out AP Capstone course

FISD rolls out AP Capstone course

Megan Lin, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2016


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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


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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 ...

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