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New Beneficiary for the 26th Annual Collin Classic

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Frisco, Texas (April 17, 2017) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) announces that they have been named the beneficiary of 26thAnnual Collin Classic Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, June 10th, at Oak Point Park Amphitheater in Plano. City House has been the previous beneficiary for the past five years and BGCCC is committed to the …

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Kick Off New Year With New Projects And Experience At Sci-Tech Discovery Center’s Makerspace Presented By Raytheon  

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Families, veterans and public welcome to invent and build at new MakerSpace  The MakerSpace, presented by Raytheon and located at Sci-Tech, gives tinkerers, inventors and budding hobbyists the chance to build almost anything they can imagine. Veterans and their families have exclusive access to the MakerSpace on the first Friday of each month as part of a program called First …

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CTE Teacher Honored by Rochester Institute of Technology

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Dianna Bacon, graphic design and illustration teacher at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, was recognized April 6 in Rochester, New York along with a former student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Andrea Shaver, a former CTE student and 2013 graduate of Liberty High School, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars Award, which honors the top one …

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Centennial High School Powerlifter Wins State Title

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Ricky Lopez of Centennial High School won gold at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) Division 1 state meet held on March 25 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. Competing in the 114-pound class, Lopez squatted 375 lbs., bench pressed 230 lbs. and deadlifted 430 lbs. for a total 1035 lbs. Nate Lunsford of Wakeland High School …

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FISD Named Among the Best Communities for Music Education

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Frisco Independent School District has been honored for its outstanding commitment to music education by a national non-profit organization. Frisco ISD is one of four percent of districts across the country designated by The NAMM Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in 2017. FISD was also a winner of this prestigious award in 2016 and 2013. The Best …

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Wakeland High School Boys Win State Soccer Title

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The Wakeland High School boys’ soccer team won the UIL class 5A state soccer championship on Saturday, April 15 at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown. The Wolverines defeated the Waller High School Bulldogs by a score of 2-0 in the championship game, securing their second state soccer championship in school history. After a scoreless first half, the Wolverines got on the …

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Recommendations Presented to Address Funding Shortfall

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Frisco ISD leaders offered more than 50 recommendations this week to trim spending and generate additional revenue to help balance the budget and address cuts in state funding. FISD has lost an average of $21 million per year, or a total of $105 million in state funding since 2011, while maintaining a tax rate below most neighboring districts. The recommendations, …

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Collin Theatre Center Presents  ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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 April 19, 2017 – Collin Theatre Center closes out its 2016-2017 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” opening Saturday, April 29 in Collin College’s Black Box Theatre. Directed by Collin College Professor of Theatre Robin Armstrong, “Spelling Bee” is a six-time nominated Tony Award winning musical that tells the story of five eccentric kids vying for first prize, bragging rights and, most …

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The Arts Gallery Hosts Energy 2017

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April 19, 2017–Experience installations featuring new media technology created by Collin College Communication Design students in “Energy 2017,” from Wednesday, April 19-Saturday, May 13 at Collin College’s THE ARTS Gallery. The exhibition’s artwork showcases a wide range of concepts and designs. A special reception is planned in the gallery from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 27. The gallery is located on …

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Collin College Hosts Career Exploration Fair

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April 19, 2017 ­– Learn about in-demand careers and your pathway to them at Collin College’s Career Exploration Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. The Career Exploration Fair is more than just a job fair. It provides attendees with the chance to …