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DECA Students Bound for International Conference

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More than 70 Frisco ISD students have advanced to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference, set for April 26-29 in Anaheim, California. DECA is a student organization dedicated to preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students qualified for the internal conference through their participation in …

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Heritage Teacher Accepts Prize for Humanities Teaching

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Michelle Valliere, GT humanities teacher at Heritage High School, believes her subject, which covers more than 10,000 years of history, literature, the arts, philosophy, the births of nations and the fall of empires, can help her students become critical thinkers and enlightened citizens of the world. Humanities Texas agrees and Sam Moore of Humanities Texas presented Valliere with a framed …

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Frisco ISD Celebrates National Merit Finalists

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Frisco ISD is proud to announce its Class of 2017 National Merit Finalists. Forty-five students achieved this standing through top academic performance, leadership, volunteerism and testing. To become a Finalist in this prestigious national competition, students who are named National Merit Semifinalists, along with their high schools, must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the …

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Frisco ISD Students Turn Trash into Musical Treasure

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A group of freshmen from Frisco ISD’s Lebanon Trail High School are giving new life to discarded and donated items, while spreading their love for music around the globe. The band and orchestra students, who call themselves the “Second Chance Band,” are transforming unwanted junk into musical instruments to inspire children in Frisco and far beyond. The five teenagers used …

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FISD Wrestlers Dominate in District Meet

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Frisco ISD wrestlers dominated the District 8-5A meet held Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11, at Prosper High School. In the boys’ competition, the team from Centennial High School was crowned district champions with Liberty High School coming in as the runner-up. In the girls’ division, the team from Liberty finished second behind The Colony High School. Individually, FISD …

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Heritage Library Aims to Better Meet the Needs of Struggling Readers

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Frisco ISD wants everybody to be lifelong learners, even if the pace some students learn is different than that of their peers. Heritage High School entered the Follett Challenge to try to make that goal a reality on its library shelves. Heritage Librarian Kim Vincent wants an “Everybody” section that expands reading to students with special needs or to those, …

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FISD Students Named All-State Musicians

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Frisco ISD students will perform with Texas All-State music ensembles during the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention next month in San Antonio. More than forty FISD band, choir and orchestra students have been chosen for this prestigious honor, the highest a Texas music student can receive. More than 68,000 students from around the state vied to perform in …

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Energy-Conscious Students at LTHS Honored by Rotary

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Five freshmen from Lebanon Trail High School were special guests of the Frisco Rotary Club on January 12. The Rotary group meets at noon each Thursday at Toyota Stadium and traditionally spotlights seniors who have long high school histories of service, academic excellence and extracurricular activities. LTHS opened this year with freshmen only, so campus leaders brought five top students …

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FISD Expands Dual Credit Options through Collin College

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An expanded partnership with Collin College will give Frisco ISD students the opportunity to earn an associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma. FISD will add numerous dual credit course offerings over the next four years, providing students with even more options for academic success. “This is a huge step forward for student opportunity in Frisco …

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School Newspapers Online recognizes Liberty Wingspan as a 2017 SNO Distinguished Site

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Each year School Newspapers Online (SNO) offers student newspaper programs with outstanding online journalism the opportunity to apply to become a SNO Distinguished Site. This past month, the staff of Liberty High School’s publication, Wingspan, earned this status. Before being awarded the title of SNO Distinguished Site, Wingspan earned online digital badges in the areas of site excellence, story page …