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Q & A: Police Chief Chad Vessels provides insider view of PISD department

As part of his regular duties, Chief of police Chad Vessels visits Prosper High. Vessels has been a part of PISD since 2012. “it is our plan and belief that a K-12 student in PISD would have 500 positive interactions with an officer,

Kalyani Rao

September 18, 2020

  Reporter's note: With recent political issues across the nation, a lot of us may be feeling conflicted or confused. In these times, I realized most of us may not know the Prosper ISD police department that well. They have a big reach in our community. According to their website, the Prosper ISD police...

Eagle Brief: Sept. 14-18

Hope Squad students write reminders on the windows in the halls. Hope Squad wrote these messages during Suicide Prevention Week, but also writes them frequently as a reminder for students. “During class we walk around and write positive things” Hope Squad member Junior Alyssa Clark said.  “We hope these uplift people’s days.”

Grace Williamson, Maddie Moats, Morgan Reese, and Alyssa Clark

September 14, 2020

The last eagle update was Sept. 15, 2020 at 9:14 a.m., check back daily for more updates. Eagle Update Volleyball won their first two scrimmages Eagle Nation News aired their first episode Prosper High School event calendar The numbers and percentages of COVID-19 cases are updated and re...

‘Black Panther’ star’s passing affects fans, leaves parents with dilemma

Following the passing of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, 4-year-old Drake Freeney plays with a Black Panther action figure. Ashlee Freeney, Drake Freeney's mother, said that having her son identify with a superhero that he sees as similar to him has been huge.

Gabriella Winans, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Parents of young fans worldwide find themselves left with a decision, following the events of Aug. 28, the date on which well-known actor Chadwick Boseman passed away, after a private four-year-long battle with colon cancer. Boseman played King T'Challa in Marvel's "Black Panther," and with his death, moms and dads continue to consider whet...

Hope Squad prepares for National Suicide Prevention Week to educate community

Yellow ribbons adorn poles and trees around and throughout the school. In preparation for National Suicide Prevention Week, Hope Squad members tied the ribbons and posted informational flyers. The Hope Squad has also planned activities and dress-up days for the week, which occurs from Sunday, Sept. 6, to Saturday, Sept. 12. “Students should dress up to support prevention of suicide and other mental issues that many of their friends and family face on a daily basis,” Hope Squad teacher Tony Cooper said. “This is a community problem, and it will take the entire community to solve it.”

Amanda Hare and Alyssa Clark

September 6, 2020

With National Suicide Prevention Week coming up, the Hope Squad class has worked together to spread awareness and support of the prevention of suicide and other mental issues. National Suicide Prevention Week, which occurs from Sunday, Sept. 6, to Saturday, Sept. 12, is held annually to educate the ...

Analysis: Student journalists cover Republican National Convention

Reporters Caleb Audia and Tyler Parker break down the Republican  National Convention, a four-night event, for readers. The nationwide virtual meeting started its first evening of business on Monday, Aug. 24. On the fourth night, Republican Presidential nominee and current president Donald Trump broadcasted his acceptance speech, and made a plethora of campaign promises - including a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020, more American jobs, higher national security, and enforcement of police and national guards in cities facing disruption.

Caleb Audia and Tyler Parker

September 1, 2020

First, A Little in the Past Philadelphia, June 17, 1856, marked the first Republican National Convention. The convention only lasted two nights and covered the possible contributions to the upcoming civil war. At the time, a large number of abolitionists attended to protest the Kansas-Nebraska Act - wh...

Students create clubs with sponsors, lead organizations

A laptop sits on a desk showing the student council's Instagram page. Junior vice president Grace Hale keeps students up to date about events around the school through the StuCo social medias.

Amanda Hare, Assistant Editor

September 1, 2020

With an updated system in place, students and teachers can propose their own clubs as long as they have secured a faculty sponsor. To create a club, students must find a staff member to be their sponsor and the sponsor will fill out a Google Form. While this process is new, students have had the opportunity...

Hurricane Laura impacts families, makes landfall as Category 4

As Hurricane Laura strikes southern Louisiana and Texas, a student watches the hurricane's path. Teachers, students and community members here took action to help loved ones and to protect property. Hurricane Laura was updated Wednesday afternoon to a Category 4 storm. Once making landfall, the storm brought winds of up to 150 mph.

Gabriella Winans, Reporter

August 28, 2020

When Hurricane Laura reached southern Louisiana, residents in Louisiana and Texas cities had to evacuate their homes, and those evacuations affected more than just locals - even people in Prosper had to take action. After previously named as a Category 2 storm, officials updated Hurricane Laura's thre...

Administrators, counselors create lower, upper houses for efficiency

The doors to the lower house await to serve students and parents with the information and the resources they need. Located downstairs, across from the cafeteria, the lower house is in a central location for easy access. The upper house is located upstairs in the middle of the building across from the elevator.

Neena Sidhu, Writer, Photographer

August 27, 2020

Prosper High School’s former upstairs administrative office and downstairs counseling office have changed this year to make visits to administrators, counselors and attendance-related affairs more efficient for both students and parents. The virtual counseling office is also available for e-learners to meet with their coun...

Hybrid online classes cause learning adjustments

Admisdt the coronavirus pandemic, junior Morgan Reese's school supplies sit ready for her next virtual class to begin at the high school. Morgan counts as one of the more than  6,800 students across the district to choose e-learning. The district also offered an in-person option to its more than 18,000 total students.

Gabriella Winans, Reporter

August 25, 2020

The infamous COVID-19 has brought new norms to society, such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and performing regular handwashing. Yet, another challenge emerged with the end of summer, starting back-to-school. To offer students both safety and choice, the district gave the option to do...

Analysis: Student journalist offers highlights of the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Junior Caleb Audia breaks down the Democratic National Convention, a four-night event, for readers. The nationwide virtual meeting  started its first evening of business on Monday, Aug. 17. The virtual event was able to host many special guests including the Obamas, the Clintons, Billie Eilish, and senator Bernie Sanders. On the fourth night, Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, broadcasted his acceptance speech, making a plethora of campaign promises - including American-made jobs, healthcare initiatives and COVID-19-protection efforts.

Caleb Audia, Reporter

August 24, 2020

Editor's note: The Republican National Convention broadcasts this week, Monday, Aug. 23-27. ENO journalists also will publish highlights from those evenings. First, A little history Baltimore, May 21, 1832, marked the first Democratic National Convention. That year, a new rule went into place that a two out o...

Eagle Brief: Aug. 24-28

Motivational phrases mark the sidewalk in front of the school auditorium entrance. Last week, Hope Squad decorated the concrete in colorful chalk for students entering the building to see. This is the organization's second year at Prosper High School.

Grace Williamson and Gianna Galante

August 24, 2020

  The last eagle update was Aug. 28, 2020, at 9:08 a.m., check back daily for more updates. Eagle Update PISD Express: A Few Minutes with superintendent Dr. Holly Ferguson PISD event calendar 2020-2021 academic calendar The PISD school board meeting took place Aug. 24. Three c...

Kids Prosper Kids to help Title 1 school through clothes drive

To give back to the community, Kids Prosper Kids is holding a clothing drive on Aug. 22 and 29. The non-profit organization started three years ago. They hold local volunteer events while building a trade school in Ghana, Africa.

Alyssa Clark, Social Media Director

August 22, 2020

To donate clothes to children in need and allow Prosper students to give back, Kids Prosper Kids (KPK) will hold a clothes drive for a Title 1 middle school with two upcoming clothes drop-off dates: Aug. 22 and 29. The drive will last all day on both dates, and the drop off location is 1661 Summer Star ...

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