Education
Late filings swell WISD candidate ranks

Late filings swell WISD candidate ranks

Late filings for the Wylie Independent School District brought the tally of hopefuls up to eight and created a pair of contested races this fall. The school board candidate filing deadline was Monday, Aug. 17, for the election slated for Nov. 3. Signed up for Place 3...

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WISD candidates participate in voters forum

WISD candidates participate in voters forum

The four candidates in contested races for Wylie Independent School District board seats answered a series of questions to better introduce themselves to voters at a forum hosted last week by the Wylie Council of PTAs and League of Women Voters of Collin County. The...

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High schools to host fall plays next week

High schools to host fall plays next week

The Main Stage theatre classes at Wylie East and Wylie High are busy preparing their fall productions. This year’s play at Wylie East is Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Woman of Setzuan,” as translated by Eric Bentley. Performances are Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and...

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Students learn to dig science

Students learn to dig science

Seventh grade students at Cooper Junior High had a chance to learn what Wylie looked like millions of years ago. Dr. Ron Tykoski, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Perot Museum in Dallas, visited all the seventh grade science classes at Cooper Friday, Sept....

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WISD works to reduce waste

WISD works to reduce waste

Wylie Independent School District is working to cut down on waste one school at a time. Student nutrition officials implemented Share, Shake and Stack at the beginning of the semester. This new program has students follow three steps that reduce trash in cafeterias....

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WHS theatre to perform on Broadway

WHS theatre to perform on Broadway

A group of Wylie High theatre students will head to Broadway this summer to perform alongside some of the most famous musical theatre stars – and all for charity. Wylie High is one of just eight high schools in the country selected to participate in Arts for Autism....

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Wylie East theatre leaves lasting impact

Wylie East theatre leaves lasting impact

Between early-morning rehearsals, late-night performances and hours spent memorizing lines, high school theatre is a major time commitment for all involved. Directors spend months preparing shows while students must stay on top of schoolwork. But despite these...

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WHS theatre spends months preparing shows

WHS theatre spends months preparing shows

Whether it’s a movie or a live theatre production, entertainment is presented in small doses. Regardless of how immersed the audience gets in another world, it only lasts for an hour or two before disappearing from screen or stage. For those involved, however, it is...

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School district to host college fair next week

School district to host college fair next week

Wylie Independent School District is preparing to hold its annual college fair. On Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., more than 70 colleges and universities will set up tables in Wylie High School and talk to potential students. The event is free and open to all...

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