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Sep 28, 2018

FHS HomecomingShanaya JainWakeland PTSA

Frisco High Embraces Students with Special Needs

Congratulations to Frisco High School seniors Elijah Lester and Crystal Martinez, who were crowned king and queen last night at the FHS homecoming game. FISD students have selected several of their peers with special needs for the honor at various high schools over the last several years. WFAA Channel 8 News featured Elijah, Crystal and two other students who were nominated for homecoming court this year at Frisco High. Check it out!

Wakeland Cross Country Team Wins Title at Gaston Invitational

The Wakeland High School girls cross country team won the elite team title Thursday at the Ken Gaston Invitational in Arlington. Wakeland’s Isabella West won the individual title in the girls elite 5,000-meter race, finishing in 18 minutes, 59 seconds. Wakeland led a strong overall performance by FISD runners. More details here.

Honors Rack Up for Liberty Student Newspaper

The student newspaper at Liberty High School, Wingspan, recently received a Gold Medalist Critique and All-Columbian Honors from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Wingspan was judged in three categories and out of a total of 1,000 points available, Wingspan scored 986. Check out the newspaper online at

Speedy Rubik’s Cube Solution for McSpedden Student

Shanaya Jain, first-grade student at McSpedden Elementary, earned the “Youngest Competitor Award” at the World Cube Association’s DFW Cubing Fiesta. It took her just 1 minute and 26 seconds, for a total of 86 seconds, to complete her Rubik’s cube solve. Way to go Shanaya!

Wakeland PTSA Makes Mums

Students from Wakeland High School’s PTSA joined together to make homecoming mums (silk chrysanthemums) and garters for their fellow students with special needs. The new orange and blue mums were made from donated mums, garters and supplies, so it was also a great recycling project. Many FISD high schools are creating wonderful projects and events such as this one to include all students in homecoming and other traditional high school milestones. Congratulations to Wakeland PTSA for promoting a fun and inclusive environment for all.

FISD Student and Mom Featured on “Bake It Like Buddy” Show

Tune in Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. to watch FISD student Ryan McGinnis, junior at Wakeland High School, and her mom, Audrey, compete in baking a giant unicorn cake on the show “Bake It Like Buddy” on the Discovery Family channel. Good luck!

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