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City Of Frisco Honors Top Municipal Volunteers; Recognizes ‘Volunteer Of The Year’ And ‘Teen Volunteer Of The Year’

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(April 28, 2017) The City of Frisco extended a major thank you on Thursday evening to hundreds of our community’s most valuable participants. In recognition of National Volunteer Month, the 10th annual Municipal Volunteer Program (MVP) Awards Reception honored the men, women and teens who donate their time to maintain our community’s commitment to service. From assisting with special events, …

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Shrimp & Crawfish Boil to Benefit Growing Boys & Girls Clubs

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Frisco, Texas (April 17, 2017) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) announces that their 8th Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil will be held on Saturday, April 29th, at the corner of Legacy Drive and Lebanon Road in Frisco. For eight years, the Frisco Bar & Grill has hosted this event at 4851 Legacy Drive. Thanks to …

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Collin College Honors Heroic Police Officer

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March 29, 2017 – Officer Don Mewbourn of the Collin College Police Department received a commendation for exemplary service in the line of duty from the college’s Board of Trustees at their March 28 meeting. Officer Mewbourn was recently dispatched to attend to a medical emergency, and his swift action and CPR skills may have saved a student’s life. When …

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Eight Principals Selected as Texas National Distinguished Principal Finalists

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Award Recipient Will Receive $10,000 and Represent Texas as National Distinguished Principal AUSTIN, TX – Eight Texas principals were recently selected as Texas National Distinguished Principal (NDP) finalists by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). The award recipient will be announced in May at a surprise school visit. That principal will receive $10,000 and represent Texas in Washington, …

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FISD Engages Faith-Based Leaders at Breakfast Event

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Frisco ISD welcomed more than 100 faith-based leaders for conversation during a breakfast event on March 16. The event, introduced in 2015, is intended to promote greater understanding and improve communication between the District and clergy. Those in attendance represented a wide variety of religious beliefs and reflected the tremendous diversity of the school district. “We are in the business …

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School Board to Discuss Search for New Superintendent

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The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday evening to develop a plan for selecting a new superintendent of schools. Current Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon, who joined FISD in 2013, announced his retirement Friday after 31 years in public education. He has been named the first president of Cooper Youth, a division of The Cooper Institute, and will lead …

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Frisco ISD Response to Attorney General Letter

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Frisco ISD has released the following letter, which will be submitted to the Texas Attorney General in response to an inquiry sent March 17 to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeremy Lyon. Download a PDF of the Frisco ISD’s response.     March 17, 2017 Mr. Andrew Leonie Deputy Attorney General Attorney General of Texas Post Office Box 12548 Austin, Texas 78711-2548 Re: …

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Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon Announces His Retirement

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The 2016-2017 school year will be the final one for Dr. Jeremy Lyon, superintendent of Frisco Independent School District. After 31 years, the last four at Frisco ISD, Dr. Lyon is retiring from public education on June 30, 2017. “After more than three decades in public education, this will be my last school year. When I was teaching in East …

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Registration for Mindbender Academy Set for March 17

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The Frisco Education Foundation is expanding its immensely popular Mindbender Academy to serve even more Frisco ISD middle school students. Mindbender Academy encourages participants to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each day features fun, hands-on activities to extend learning outside the classroom. This summer, the camp will be held in two separate sessions over a …

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Student Takes Grand Prize at Regional Science Fair

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Frisco ISD students earned 17 top-4 awards, plus 40 honorable mentions and 14 special awards at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair last weekend in Fair Park. Carter Smith, a seventh grade student from Pearson Middle School, earned a Grand Prize in the Junior Division for Life Sciences. The distinction – earned by only four middle school students at the entire fair – …