The Plano West BluePrints

Clinical rotations Continue Through COVID

Plano West Clinicals students pose beside one of their learning tools--a properly masked model skeleton.
November 5, 2020

Several academic classes and extracurricular activities are being altered due to COVID-19, and those alterations are having a major impact on classes that rely on human interactions. For junior Eliana...

What Collin Courses Look Like Now

Collin economics professor Daniel Sattizahn explains regressive and progressive taxes to students on Wednesday, November 4.
November 5, 2020

In the past, Collin classes have always been different from other Plano West classes, meeting only three days a week instead of five. This year they are even more different. Some Collin courses are entirely...

The Debate Team Goes Virtual for Competition Season

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November 5, 2020

This school year has been one filled with compromises due to COVID-19. Sports, clubs, school and more have all had to find other ways to complete activities. These changes include debate, which has a school...

The Fine Art of Staying Safe During Fine Arts

November 4, 2020

All classes have been looking a bit different due to COVID-19, but most have it easy compared to Fine Arts. Since these are performance classes, students have to find safe, socially distanced ways to perform...

Learning with Technology During the First Nine Weeks: Remote Versus Face-to-Face

Learning with Technology During the First Nine Weeks: Remote Versus Face-to-Face
How Technology Use Differs Between the Two Learning Environments
October 9, 2020

Technology is playing a huge role in how schools teach students this year, even with them opened back up. Some students were excited to get back to school so that they could have a better learning experience.   “I...

Juniors Leap Into the New Year

Juniors Leap Into the New Year
October 9, 2020

The jump from junior high to senior high is special, marking the beginning of a new adventure for juniors. There are more opportunities to meet a variety of new faces, the campus becomes noticeably larger,...

How teachers are affected by COVID

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October 9, 2020

Although there were many concerns regarding the safety of students all over the world who are slowly integrating back into the standard face to face learning environment, the people who were arguably the...

SAT/ACT Changes That Came During Summer

October 9, 2020

With the annual time of college admissions rolling around yet again, another fresh batch of seniors are applying for the school of their choice, hoping for good news to be sent back in a few weeks time....

Class of 2020 adjusts their pandemic planning

October 6, 2020

Last spring, the in-person school year came to an end with no real warning, which left many students conflicted with what was yet to come, especially the members of the class of 2020. Now alumni, the graduated...

Homecoming: The Enchanted Evening

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 26, the night that promised dancing and fun was upon West: homecoming. The night before at the football game, the homecoming king and queen were announced. Homecoming king was Deijon Jefferson...

Students Are Getting Psyched For Psych Club

September 24, 2019

With the year starting again, new members of the psychology club are beginning to join. The officers this year have some changes in mind and are ready for a successful year to help the incoming students...

Band Marches Into Their First Performance of the Season

September 24, 2019

After working for weeks, day and night in 100 degree heat, the Mighty Wolves Band got to shine at their halftime show Night Shadows on Aug. 29 at the Toyota Stadium. “I continue to stay in band because...

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