Wildcat Tales

MLK Diversity Day Celebration returns for another year

MLK Diversity Day Celebration returns for another year

Samantha Jones, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

     The 33rd annual MLK Diversity Day Celebration marked another year of the district’s message of acceptance.      The celebration was started in 1988 by Myrtle Hightower, a counselor for Williams High School, and one of the names behind Hightower Elementary. Since then, every year t...

Speech and debate bring home success to represent Plano

Rose Wright, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

     The school’s speech and debate teams competed in the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) Qualifying Tournament, held at the UT Austin campus, where the successful team scored new additions to their state qualifiers.      “We had many juniors, even sophomores and freshmen who made the semifinals...

Theatre students bring pride to Plano

Bryan Kelly, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

    Out of the hundreds of students that went to the National Texas Auditions to perform in front of several colleges, three of those students came from our theatre department.     Once the auditions were over, there were 242 callbacks all across the country. Out of the 300 students who atte...

Journey of Hope helps families going through loss

Journey of Hope helps families going through loss

Samantha Jones, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

     Students and staff alike have rallied together to support Journey of Hope, a grief support group co-founded by counselor Mark Hundley.      Journey of Hope was created in 1998 by Hundley and others, including PISD counselors, teachers and a leader of a seperate grief support group at...

Music Corporation brings jazz to life on stage

Music Corporation brings jazz to life on stage

Jaece Houston, Feature Editor

December 17, 2019

     Music Corporation performed this year’s rendition of the annual fall show, Jazz Without Elephants, before an auditorium of students and parents.       In choir, elephants are synonymous with choreography. Jazz Without Elephants, as the title suggests, is a jazz concert performed ...

Annual orchestra concerts brings a world of holiday cheer

Annual orchestra concerts brings a world of holiday cheer

Katie Gallaway, News Section Editor

December 16, 2019

     The orchestra held an exciting performance at their annual cluster concert on Dec. 7 alongside the orchestras of each of the feeder schools.       “We’ve been preparing for this since October after our fall concert,” orchestra director Brian Coatney said. “The kids have be...

Madrigal Dinner fast approaching

Madrigal Dinner fast approaching

Samantha Jones, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

     The choir’s annual Madrigal Dinner, a Medieval themed dinner and show, is arriving soon in the cafeteria on Dec. 6-7.      Madrigal Dinner is not the average choir concert. Guests sit at tables to eat catered food while watching choral pieces intercut with skits put on by members of ...

Collin College reaches out to high school seniors

Collin College reaches out to high school seniors

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The Collin County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting an annual event called Teen Summit 2019 held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at the Collin College Preston Ridge campus in Frisco. This youth program was founded in 2010, with a teen summit committee deciding...

MaCabaret night wows crowd once again

MaCabaret night wows crowd once again

Elizabeth Guevara, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2019

   MaCabaret Night, held on Oct. 25 and 26 by students in the musical theater class to raise money for upcoming performances, was a whirlwind of preparations, but the theater students were able to bring it together with their teamwork and talents.     Originally named “Cabaret Night,” the thea...

Debate swings into victory

Debate swings into victory

Isis Kazadi and Dylan Kinney

November 13, 2019

Debate performed well in the San Angelo Speech and Debate Swing Tournament on Nov. 1-2 which featured a two in one competition. “A swing is where two tournaments happen in one weekend at the same location,” coach Stef Cambra said. “It allows students two opportunities to earn points for the...

Theatre play takes flight

Theatre play takes flight

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Wendy and Peter Pan premiered from Oct. 10 - 13, standing as the theater department’s very first play of the 2019-2020 school year. The play revolves around the story of how Wendy first met Peter Pan and their adventures together in Neverland, with Wendy desperately searching for her little brother,...

New bag policy at all stadiums

New bag policy at all stadiums

Katie Gallaway, News Section Editor

October 22, 2019

A new policy was implemented at the Clark, Kimbrough and Williams stadiums that restricts people from bringing opaque and large bags inside, which started on Sept. 13. “We had been talking about putting this policy into place for a while,” PISD executive director of safety and security Joseph...