The Pack Page

Senior Starts Conversation about Childhood Cancer

Senior Starts Conversation about Childhood Cancer

Sydnee Brown, Reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under News

Kate Pepper from Mckinney High School. Second diagnosis, Brain Cancer. 17-years old. Ashton Flasco from Lamar High School. Stage 4 Breast Cancer. 17-years old. Rylie York from Round Rock High School. Stage 4 Lymphoma. 17-years-old. These are three of about 15,780 children diagnosed with cancer each ye...

Top Dogs

Shannon Odoi, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the first time, Frisco ISD will utilize police dogs that can smell and detect gunpowder to improve safety and security in its high schools. German Shepherds are the most common breed of dog used by the police force, but other dogs are also used in the canine forces. “Most of [the dogs] are ...

Run With the Wind

Run With the Wind

Fizzah Ali, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under News

The cross country team competed at the district 13-5A Championships at Warren Park. Three runners have qualified for state from the regionals on October 22. The team won 3rd place overall for Varsity boys and 6th place for Varsity girls. Senior Alyssa Duhart came into fifth place in the 5,000 meter fo...

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

Amariah Nielsen, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

The air tastes strongly of the tangy aroma of cheese on display in the front of the classroom. Ceramic plates of soft Brie cheese, sharp Roquefort, roasted-nut Comte, fruity Gruyere, and the ever so salty Tomme de Chevre decorate a space most often filled with textbooks and pencils. Off to the side, a...

New Face Of Heritage

New Face Of Heritage

Kristen Mimms, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the 10th year of Heritage’s opening, the school’s administration has taken action on creating a new logo. Due to copyright issues in the past, Frisco Independent School District (FISD) wants to give each school its own logo to copyright. After a decade of sharing our logo with the Arizona Coyotes hock...

Up in Flames

Up in Flames

Reham Azab, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A fire broke out in the laundry room on Saturday, Sept. 8 around 3:00 pm during a middle school volleyball tournament and theater rehearsals. According to principal Mark Mimms in an email sent out to staff, the fire in the laundry room caused enough smoke that everyone was forced to evacuate the ...

Cut The Check

Cut The Check

Shannon-Renee Odoi, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Texas uses two types of bonds for schools, maintenance and operation bonds. These funds are used to run the schools already built, programing for students, district salaries and other miscellaneous expenses. The school board goes through a process of voting and deciding how these bonds should be spe...

All-Region Auditions Upon Orchestra

All-Region Auditions Upon Orchestra

Sonia Shah, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

All-region auditions for students in orchestra are less than a month away. Students at school have to compete against each other and others in the region to become part of an all-region orchestra. The higher the level of the orchestra, the more mentality, determination and competitiveness you need. Sen...

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Poonam Dhanjal, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This year, Frisco ISD schools had their first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 16th. This came to a surprise by many students who were upset that their summer got cut short. “The district did it because the start of the school is decided through a recommendation by the district calendar committee...

Back to Backpacks

Back to Backpacks

Shannon-Renee Odoi, Reporter

August 29, 2018


Filed under News

Despite school shootings over the past several months, Heritage administration has welcomed back backpacks into the hallways. “The initial reaction we were going to have was to have no bags at all because we thought that was a part of safety and security,” Principal Mark Mimms said. “But the mo...

Protective Policies

Protective Policies

Shreya Chari, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under News

Student journalist Shreya Chari asked parents, students, and teachers of FISD to ask questions they had about the district’s policies on school safety and gun regulations. Of the questions, received she chose four insightful questions and wrote news stories for each, developing them into a Q&A ...

Heritage Football Team and Cheer Squad go to the 2018 NFL Draft

Heritage Football Team and Cheer Squad go to the 2018 NFL Draft

Gabi Carden, Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Video

On Friday, April 27th, our cheer squad and football team went to experience the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. After exploring AT&T Stadium, our teams went to the Friday Night Lights Red Carpet. “Two people from each team that was there got to walk down the red carpet and [answer] inter...

The student news site of Heritage High School in Frisco, Texas
News