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Next Semester at Plano

Administration changes second semester schedule
Emma Coleman, Opinion Editor December 17, 2020
Principal Watkins and other PSHS faculty think that this is the best option for a better learning environment for students and teachers alike.
Health and Wellness fair cancelled

Annual health fair gets cancelled

Families in need deprived of services the Plano Health Fair provides
Brooke Burnett, News Editor December 15, 2020
Amid the pandemic, the fair was cancelled.
Big Tex waves to fair participants in their cars.

State fair stays safe for Texans

State fair goers social distance and are entertained from the shelter of their cars.
Dylan Kinney, Newspaper Sections Supervisor December 15, 2020
Big Tex, now accessorized with a face mask, stood proud as families drove around the fair
Homecoming Queen Alexis Piorkowski with King Aidan Kelly

Wildcats on their feet for postponed hoco

Students socially distance at the Homecoming game and watch as the court gets selected
Rose Wright, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2020
The game against Lake Highland high school was tough, but the avid wildcat fans were determined to cheer on the school’s team even despite the cold temperatures.
Students wear masks and social-distance while in the classroom.

School during the Coronavirus steps up sanitation

The school sets strict safety protocols for in-school students.
October 2, 2020

     After a long four weeks of online learning, some students are returning to school, and with health the highest priority, the district has created some regulations to make students and staff feel...

Students singing and celebrating diversity at the MLK Diversity Day.

MLK Diversity Day Celebration returns for another year

Myrtle Hightower tradition lives on nearly 30 years later
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...

Speech and debate bring home success to represent Plano

The team competed at the Texas Forensic Association Qualifying Tournament
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...

Theatre students bring pride to Plano

Three Plano students performed at National Texas Auditions
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...

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

Journey of Hope helps families going through loss

Students collect loose change to donate towards grief support of those who lost a loved one
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...

Music Corporation posing in their fancy attire to promote their jazz concert.

Music Corporation brings jazz to life on stage

Jazz Without Elephants wows audience
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...

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

Annual orchestra concerts brings a world of holiday cheer

Cluster concert serves to bond students of all feeder schools
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...

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

Madrigal Dinner fast approaching

Long held choir tradition brings excitement and anticipation.
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...

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