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  • 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

More AP classes equals less sleep for some

More AP classes equals less sleep for some

Megan Lin, Guest Contributor

October 15, 2015


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Being a high school student comes with some complications. With more homework than middle school, students get less sleep every night. Not only that, many students opt to take Advanced Placement classes. However, in Kaitlyn Little’s psychology class, some students did a study on how AP classes affect s...

Flu shots available on campus Tuesday

Flu shots available on campus Tuesday

Aliza Porter, Guest Contributor

October 13, 2015


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Flu season is approaching, and those interested in attempting to avoid the flu can get a flu shot on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the FISD vaccination clinic being held on campus. “I think students should get them and as long as they’re healthy enough to get one,”  school nurse Emily Mikeska said. “In some cases you shouldn’t get it like if you’re ...

Professional practice for ISM students

Professional practice for ISM students

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2015


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ISM students will get the chance to show off what they have learned thus far at the district’s ISM Business Symposium Friday at Independence High School. “The very first day of school, we started prepping for this event,” ISM director Brian Wysong said. “Through assignments, through practice, exercis...

Suicide a leading cause of death amongst teens

Suicide a leading cause of death amongst teens

Sarah Philips, Editor-in-chief

October 8, 2015


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In the video above, Wingspan's Halle Barham interviews a father who has experienced what happens when a child becomes suicidal. If the 2015-2016 school year is anything like the last two years, there will be at least one student in Frisco ISD who will commit suicide and at least 45 students across ...

State Fair Day for FFA

State Fair Day for FFA

Imani Jones, Guest Contributor

October 6, 2015


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For many people, the State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas is all about the food. But for the school’s branch of Future Farmers of America, Tuesday’s trip to the State Fair is a valuable learning experience. “It is important for students in the FFA to attend so they can learn about all area...

Parenting series takes on sex, drugs and cell phones

Parenting series takes on sex, drugs and cell phones

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor

October 5, 2015


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It can be difficult for parents to be fully aware of what’s taking place in their child’s life. To help combat this, FISD is hosting a parenting series presentation Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. on the topic of “Sex, Drugs, and the Cell Phone”. “When parents have more awareness of these issues then there...

A night off from Friday night lights

A night off from Friday night lights

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2015


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The usual Friday night lights won’t be shining bright this week as the football team has a bye. That means the football team, drill team, band and everybody else that takes part in football games get a night’s break from their usual obligations. But that doesn't mean it's a night off for everybody....

Senior golfer bound for Korea

Senior golfer bound for Korea

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2015


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The Presidents Cup tournament, held every two years, brings together elite golfers from around the world in a series of golf matches. This year, the Presidents Cup will be held in South Korea Oct. 8-11 and senior varsity golfer Chase Fritz will be leaving Saturday to fly out as a guest of Internationa...

Internet failures cause campus slow downs

Internet failures cause campus slow downs

Amber Holt, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2015


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On at least three different occasions this year the campus has been hit by internet failures that have lasted up to several hours each time. The failures have shut down all campus based online access as well as the phones in at least one instance. “There’s not one specific reason the internet outages have h...

Fiction becomes reality with NASA discovery

Fiction becomes reality with NASA discovery

Brooke Colombo, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2015


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First it was a best-selling book. On Thursday it hits the screens as one of fall’s most anticipated movies. But the fiction of The Martian, could soon come true with new signs of liquid on Mars. NASA scientists reported Monday that waterlogged particles, the remnants of bodies of water from billi...

Homecoming raises record funds

Homecoming raises record funds

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2015


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A homecoming theme inspired by the Big Apple brought student council a big piece of the pie as this year’s dance was one of the most financially successful in the school’s history. More than $8000 was raised making this year’s dance, an “Empire State of Mind”, a success for student council. ...

Future schools set off another round of rezoning

Future schools set off another round of rezoning

Rahmin Jawaid, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2015


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Most students and families familiar with Frisco ISD are used to the yearly rezoning that occurs districtwide after the addition of new schools, so it’s no surprise that it’s happening again. The district hosted a rezoning forum at the Frisco ISD Administration building on Thursday, the first chance...

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