Wildcat Tales

Plano a capella choir to perform pre-concert for Stephen F. Austin

Miles Hutson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012

Out of all of the choirs in the Dallas area, Plano’s top choir will perform in Stephen F. Austin’s pre-concert Feb. 29. SFA chose them for this role after they were selected to participate in the Southwest American Choral Directors’ Conference. “Plano Senior High Choir has a reputation for...

Science Fair contestants take home victory

Madison McDaniel, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2012

1st Place: Shayan Mohanty 2nd Place: Ray Xu Honorable mention: David Hernandez, Daniel Martin, Michael Chiu Environmental Management: 1st Place: Rachel Hodge Honorable Mention: Sreevidya Ghantasala Medicine and Health Honorable Mention: Amy Xia Physics: 3rd Place: YuChun Lin Honorable Mention: Emi...

German places at state competition

February 28, 2012

This past weekend, German students competed at the state competition at UT Austin. Overall, they placed 6th out of 61 schools. The following students placed in their categories: 1st place - Folk Dance Sydney Belair Reed Goodwin Colin Haney Chandler Hunter Mad Nobles McKay Paxman Marcus Peters Anna...

Dallas mayor asked to support same-sex marriage

Dallas mayor asked to support same-sex marriage

Meital Boim, Copy Editor

February 23, 2012

     To persuade Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings to sign the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry resolution, a change.org message urged people to call Rawlings’ office Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to show their support for the resolution. Gay Marriage Alliance president senior Danah Taylor shared...

Mr. Arp: Teacher of the Year

J.P. Salazar, Staff Writer

February 22, 2012

     A legacy of 17 years, riddled with hundreds of students, handfuls of theatre productions and an effort to be involved with the school has led to theatre department director and teacher Gregory Arp’s recognition as Teacher of the Year.      “I look back at my first couple years of...

Connor Reed loses his “sweet flow”

Connor Reed loses his “sweet flow”

Maelyn Schramm, Opinion/Editorial Editor

February 7, 2012

     Senior Connor Reed, whose hair is known as "Sweet Flow," shaved his hair today during B lunch to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. PALS organized a fundraiser to help send Jacob, a child with muscular dystrophy, to camp. Each of the Mr. Plano contestants were divided into four teams...

Kurt Doty: Mr. Plano Winner

Kurt Doty: Mr. Plano Winner

Daniel Hinson, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2012

     The Homecoming King has a new title: Mr. Plano. Senior Kurt Doty “wowed” the crowd and panel of judges during the 13th annual Mr Plano pagent, winning two awards, Mr. Plano and the People’s Choice Award.      “I am truly humbled and thankful for receiving this prestigious award,” ...

Choir competes in Vocal Solo Competition

February 6, 2012

This weekend, choir participated in its Vocal Solo Competition. Of the 42 singers from the school who entered the competition, the following recieved a Superior rating for their solos: Alyssa Holiman Madison Jones Tara Brown Emma Barishman Rachel Davis Taylor Dunafan Kathryn Ligon Ti...

Boys soccer coach reaches a milestone

Boys soccer coach reaches a milestone

Erin Ball, Staff Writer

February 3, 2012

Boys soccer head coach Bob Weir received his 500th career win last Friday night against Richardson High School. The administration threw Weir a small celebration party the following Tuesday morning for other staff members to help celebrate the landmark victory. Cake was served, and pictures were taken...

Current events

Madison McDaniel, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2012

For the week of Feb. 27 - March 2, 2012 1. "The Artist" was a bg topic early this week for winning the Oscar for best motion picture. 2. This was unique because it was the first of its kind to win top honors since 1929. 3. Sadly, this week there was a high school shooting in Chardon, Ohio. ...

Let your Wildcat out: Final farewell to PISD Superintendent Dr. Otto

Madison McDaniel and Diva Gulati, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2012

     During 5th period today, students from school organizations such as Student Congress and National Honor Society gathered in the lecture hall to hear PISD Superintendent Dr. Otto speak one final time. After 17 years in this position, Dr. Otto said goodbye to 55,000 students and 7,000 employees....

Academic Decathlon places at regionals

January 24, 2012

The Academic Decathlon team took first place at regionals in the large school category. Individual students also placed in different events and the team will advance to the state competition in Houston on Feb. 22 - 26. Taylor A'Latorre 2nd in Music 1st in Economics, 1st in Language Arts 1st in Ess...