Liberty High School Journalists Announced as Digital 2020 Crown Winners
Liberty Wingspan, the Liberty High School student news website, was named as a High School Digital News and Magazine Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. The final results will be announced and presented at the CSPA ceremonies in March 2020 when Liberty Wingspan will be announced as either a Gold or Silver Crown winner. Best of luck! Click here to learn more.
CTEC Hosts Region 10 Welding Training
The Career and Technical Education Center and agriculture mechanics teacher Jeff Spake hosted a Region 10 workshop for advanced welder qualification testing and certification. Teachers from across North Texas gathered together to get qualified to be able to administer welding tests to students. The teachers who attended can now allow students to become certified welders in their respective districts, Frisco ISD included. To learn more about the FISD agriculture mechanics program, click here.
Memorial High School Focuses on Compassion
Memorial High School has started a Compassion Rock project to help promote the importance of kindness. The idea behind the Compassion Rock project is for students to decorate a rock with a kind message, positive message or quote and put it back into the Memorial courtyard rock garden. Students who sit outside can see the messages amongst the rocks as a reminder that they matter, are loved and supported. MHS is excited to have a new way for students and teachers to spread kindness and compassion on campus.
Staley Middle School Students Start a Garden
After the Frisco Education Foundation 5K this past Saturday, Staley Middle School families, staff and community members gathered to construct the Mustang Garden. The volunteers built and installed large planter boxes and spread dirt together as they created Staley’s first campus garden. It was a busy day that was filled with laughter and camaraderie. The community looks forward to watching this project progress for the benefit of all students at Staley.
Lebanon Trail and Centennial Students to Interview Journalist
Congratulations to Giullian Canlas, a senior at Lebanon Trail High School, and Bailey Coyle, a senior at Centennial High School, who will participate in the Press Club of Dallas Student Press Conference on Nov. 6. The Student Press Conference will feature North Texas newsmakers and give journalism students a chance to hone their interview skills.
Canlas and Coyle will be the only high school students on the esteemed panel that will have the opportunity to ask Skip Hollandsworth, award-winning Texas Monthly writer and author, questions about his writing, his life in journalism and other topics concerning his career. Congratulations! Click here to learn more about the Press Club of Dallas and its student initiatives.
Heritage High School Journalists Win Several Awards
Heritage High School journalism students competed at the Texas Association of Journalism Educators' (TAJE) Fall Fiesta Convention in San Antonio. Over 600 high school and middle school students competed in various contests and Heritage students took home several awards.
Heritage student awards included a 2nd place in Newspaper Best in Show and 2nd place in Small Yearbooks Best in Show. Shane Edghill took home an Excellent award for News Writing, Mihira Kandula an Honorable Mention in Advertising, Karen Kim an Excellent in Editorial Illustration and Josh Whalen a Superior in Review Writing. Congratulations to Heritage High School and their student journalists.