Wildcat Tales

Changes in faculty, administration

Changes in faculty, administration

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

There are several new administrators, as well as a few staff with position changes, who are ready to help the student body throughout the school year. Robert Shepard, one of the speech and debate coaches, is returning to the department after 18 years. He left the school in 2000, working at many schools...

Speech goes to nationals

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

Eight students from the speech and debate team, lead by speech coach and alumni Stef Cambra, won big at the national tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this summer. “These days are emotionally, physically and mentally draining,” Cambra said. “You’re having to perform, you’re having to connect...

Twilight Concert wows

Twilight Concert wows

Lochan Mourty, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

Marching band’s 15th annual Twilight concert kicked off in the gym this year on Aug. 28, bringing the Clark, Vines and Plano band departments together for collaborative performances. “It’s really great how we’re all at different schools, but we’re all one team because we do these combined...

New ID policy brings mixed feelings

New ID policy brings mixed feelings

Abrianna Bohn, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Administrators have implemented a new ID policy, which in now in effect with the intention of creating a safe learning environment for everyone on campus, where all students and staff will be required to wear school-issued IDs on their person in order to utilize school facilities. “I’m in support...

Student organizers spread message of non-violence following Parkland shooting

Student organizers spread message of non-violence following Parkland shooting

Lauren Girgris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


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    A walkout to protest gun violence was organized by juniors Payton Sliepka and Megha Manne and held on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine Shooting, drawing about 100 students out to the memorial garden.     “I took it upon myself to help organize the walkout because gun reform is...

Theatre to Perform at DSM

Theatre to Perform at DSM

Carley Conrado, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


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    The theatre department will be performing “FAÇADE” from Jekyll & Hyde at the Dallas Summer Musical being held at Fair Park on May 17.     “I was incredibly proud that our students’ hard work was recognized,” director of Jekyll & Hyde Cassidy McQuiston said. “Jekyll ...

Planoettes become National Champions

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor-in-chief

March 29, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Planoettes received the Super Team National Champion Title and 6th place out of 120 teams, please congratulate the following ladies: Soloists – 5th runner-up Amy Driscoll 3rd runner-up Jami Friedman 2nd runner-up Abbey Barnett   National Miss High Kick Company Marissa Chotiner Camille Lindholm   ...

MTNA Competition finalist, Jason Lin

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor-in-chief

March 27, 2018


Filed under Music, News

Jason Lin placed in 2nd at the MTNA Competition as well as an award for the best Chopin performance. His goal is to one day compete at the Van Cliburn competition in Fort Worth, please congratulate Jason on his accomplishments!

DECA goes to state

DECA goes to state

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

Plano had 22 students compete in the state DECA competition in downtown Dallas from Feb. 20-22. “DECA is an international marketing organization that prepares ambitious students to enter the business world,” club sponsor Samantha Spears said. At the state contest, there are competitive events based...

National Signing Day celebrates athletes

National Signing Day celebrates athletes

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

On National Signing Day, Feb. 7, 11 senior athletes committed to playing sports at a collegiate level. Students with hopes of signing are in constant contact with colleges throughout high school, trying to find the coach and team that fits them the best. By committing to a college, the student is accepted...

For uncertain seniors, juniors, Henry Canfield provides valuable aid

For uncertain seniors, juniors, Henry Canfield provides valuable aid

Abigail Thomas, Editor-in-chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

    Henry Canfield is a Career and College Counselor on campus who aims to help students figure out what the next steps in their lives are.     “I’m here to be another resource to the counseling department to help them wherever I can,” Canfield said.     Canfield travels b...

NHS gets ready for 5k color run

NHS gets ready for 5k color run

Abbey Cole, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

National Honor Society (NHS) is hosting the second annual 5K color run on March 3 with Plano East and Plano West to donate to the Plano ISD Core Store, which provides school supplies to teachers. Even though the color run is a fun event, NHS is determined about collecting money for their teachers in...

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