Wildcat Tales

MLK Diversity Day Celebration returns for another year

Students singing and celebrating diversity at the MLK Diversity Day.

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

Nick Reed donating to the Journey of Hope with STUCO member Devina Setino.

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 posing in their fancy attire to promote their jazz concert.

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

Musicians congregate in the gym ready to display their talents in front of a huge audience.

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 dinners contain plenty of singing, acting and entertainment in order to keep their audience attention throughout the whole night.

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

Delta sigma theta leader excites the audience with new opportunity

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

Theater students participating in a group performance to combine their talents.

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

Students pose with their winnings after placing in both the Blue and Orange tournaments.

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

Senior Max Rose playing John, junior Logan Ramsey playing Michael and Reuben Kendrick playing Tom in the opening act of the play. (photo by Carolyn Diaz)

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

Wildcat football volunteers pass out clear bags allowed into the stadium.

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...

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