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School safety in Frisco ISD: An interview with the SRO

School safety in Frisco ISD: An interview with the SRO

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-chief

February 21, 2018


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Parkland, Florida was just a small town unknown to most Americans, but on February 14, the town became a household topic when 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a former student. Many schools, including those in Frisco ISD, have procedures detailing what to do in an active shooter situation. Wingspan sat down with School Resource Of...

School safety in Frisco ISD: An interview with Superintendent Dr. Waldrip

School safety in Frisco ISD: An interview with Superintendent Dr. Waldrip

Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief

February 20, 2018


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School districts across the nation are examining their safety protocols after a Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL killed 17 students. On Friday, Wingspan spoke via telephone with Frisco ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip to discuss school safety in Frisco IS...

More than just a movie

More than just a movie

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

February 16, 2018


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In the midst of Black History Month, Marvel released a majority-black cast movie, Black Panther on Friday, that’s expected to gross at least 150 million at box offices in its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada. In the wake of black power movements like Black Lives Matter, Black Panther has been highly ant...

FISD’s school finance tour continues

FISD’s school finance tour continues

Wade Glover, WTV Daily Update Producer

February 15, 2018


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The district is making a tour of various campuses to help inform families and community members about the school finance system. Staff, students, parents, and community members attended a finance night last night at Trent Middle School, and Tuesday night at Vandeventer Middle School. The dis...

Old glasses can give the gift of vision to those in need

Old glasses can give the gift of vision to those in need

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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The ability to see clearly is often taken granted for by most people. Those who lack good vision are able to see with the help or eyeglasses and contacts lenses, but many people across the world don't have access to them or can't afford them. That’s what prompted junior Sathya Balakumar to team up with ...

Redhawk students honored at school board meeting

Redhawk students honored at school board meeting

Marisa Uddin, WTV Special Projects Producer

February 13, 2018


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Several high achieving Redhawk students were highlighted at Monday's Frisco ISD Board of Trustees meeting. WTV's Marisa Uddin has the recap.

School board preview

School board preview

Kia Dunlop, WTV Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018


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Frisco ISD is hosting its annual monthly meeting tonight in the boardroom of the administration building. The monthly school board meeting will be discussing tax reports and the approval of 2018-2019 furniture, fixtures and equipment start-up budget of the four new schools opening this august. Some ...

Senior makes Boy Scouts history

Senior makes Boy Scouts history

Brooke Colombo, Editor-in-chief

February 9, 2018


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It’s not often a student receives a day in their honor, but it also isn’t common to receive every Boy Scout merit badge possible. After a feat accomplished by only 367 people since the founding of the Boy Scouts in 1910, senior Jeffrey Nebeker has earned every merit badge, and February 6 was named J...

ISM applications now available

ISM applications now available

Megan Lin, Editor-in-chief

February 8, 2018


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Although course cards for the 2018-2019 school year have been turned in, students who are interested in application-based programs like Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) must submit separate applications in order to be able to take that class. “The maximum number of students who will be accepted into ISM ...

Dual Credit Information Night Wednesday at Independence

Dual Credit Information Night Wednesday at Independence

Brelyn Bashrum, Guest Contributor

February 7, 2018


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Getting a head start on college is the focus of Wednesday’s Dual Credit Information Night at Independence High School from 6-8 p.m. where students and parents can gain insight into college credit classes taken while still in high school. “I think having dual credit classes is beneficial,” junior Alexis Jenning...

Debate to state

Debate to state

Keegan Williams, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


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Four debate students made school history on Saturday as the school swept the CX/Policy Debate district competition, sending juniors Ria Bhasin, Priya Nalliah, Amina Syeda, and sophomore Kruthi Kanduri to state March 16-17 in Austin. “Policy debate is basically where the affirmative brings up a ...

Redhawk alum, Super Bowl champ

Redhawk alum, Super Bowl champ

Keegan Williams and Wade Glover

February 5, 2018


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From taking the school’s football team the furthest they’ve ever been in playoffs, to taking the Eagles to their first Lombardi Trophy win, 2011 alumni Jay Ajayi is now a Super Bowl champion. “It was really cool to watch last night and having a guy to root for rather than just watching it a...

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