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Frisco Community Parade November 8 10 a.m. - New time!

Frisco Community Parade November 8 10 a.m. - New time!

Registration is underway for the Frisco Community Parade.  This year's theme is 'Wild, Wild...

Frisco to Hold Special Election Nov. 4; Early Voting Underway Through Oct. 31

Frisco to Hold Special Election Nov. 4; Early Voting Underway Through Oct. 31

The City of Frisco will hold a Special Election Nov. 4 so voters may vote FOR or AGAINST a...

Road Closures, Parking Tomorrow Morning, Oct. 25, for Gary Burns Fun Run

Road Closures, Parking Tomorrow Morning, Oct. 25, for Gary Burns Fun Run

World Cup Way, a segment of Frisco Street, and several side streets will be closed Saturday...

Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 23, 2014

Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 23, 2014

Support the Frisco Education Foundation This Saturday  There are two opportunities...

Frisco ISD Community Night at FC Dallas Sat, 10/25

Frisco ISD Community Night at FC Dallas Sat, 10/25

Please make plans to join us this Saturday for Frisco ISD Community night with FC Dallas. ...

Frisco Community Parade November 8 10 a.m. - New time!
Registration is underway for the Frisco Community Parade.  This year's theme is 'Wild, Wild West'.  Frisco resident and World War II veteran Bob Smith is being honored as Parade Grand Marsha ...
Frisco to Hold Special Election Nov. 4; Early Voting Underway Through Oct. 31
The City of Frisco will hold a Special Election Nov. 4 so voters may vote FOR or AGAINST a measure which will allow the Frisco City Council to decide whether or not it wants to allow eligible busine ...
Road Closures, Parking Tomorrow Morning, Oct. 25, for Gary Burns Fun Run
World Cup Way, a segment of Frisco Street, and several side streets will be closed Saturday morning, October 25, between 6 - 10 a.m. for the Gary Burns Fun Run which benefits  the Frisco Edu ...
Frisco Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspects
FRISCO, TX – On Saturday October 18th at 1:54 p.m., Frisco police were dispatched to a robbery that had just occurred at the Chase Bank, located at 7680 Preston Road.  Upon arrival at the loc ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 10/13/2014 - 10/19/2014
DATE               CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION10/14/2014 14090599 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH& ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 23, 2014
Support the Frisco Education Foundation This Saturday  There are two opportunities to support the Frisco Education Foundation this Saturday, October 25. The non-profit is celebrating 1 ...
School Staff and First Responders Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts
Gopal Sood says he feels indebted to the people who came to his rescue earlier this year. “I feel very blessed to be part of this community,” he said. “They gave me second life.” Sood was at ...
Frisco ISD Rezoning Process
Frisco ISD continues to add about 3,000 students annually and is projected to enroll nearly 66,000 students by 2020. Due to continued rapid growth and the community’s desire to maintain smaller scho ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 13, 2014
Rezoning Process Begins This Evening Trustees will review preliminary attendance zones for four new schools opening next fall at tonight's School Board meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 ...
6 Ways Preschool Can Benefit Your Child
Children of preschool age are at a crucial point in their development when it’s measured physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Choosing the right preschool is an important decision ...
Local Kids Help Raise Awareness with “Lemon Aid”
Frisco, Texas -- The children of Newman Village are taking control of the fourth annual makeshift fundraiser originally started by kids. Children from all around the community are going to be attempti ...
Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Grand Opening of Texas Ford Aquatics Pool Facility
(Frisco, TX – Tuesday, Oct 21) – A ribbon cutting ceremony for Texas Ford Aquatics, formerly Frisco Aquatics, is scheduled for Friday, Oct 24 at 11:30am.  The ceremony will include ...
23rd Annual Junior League of Collin County American Girl Fashion Show this weekend!
Annual fundraiser celebrating the history, culture and individualism of American Girl and raises funds to support the community initiatives of the Junior League of Collin County The Junior League of ...
Local Resident Graduates Auction School
Local Resident Graduates Auction School Stacy Silfies of Frisco, Texas recently graduated from the Texas Auction Academy in Dallas on October 12, 2014. If you've ever wondered how auctioneers learn ...
Frisco Mom And Autism Advocate To Cut Starting Line Ribbon At Walk Now For Autism Speaks This Saturday.
Frisco, TX (October 15, 2014) – Autism Speaks Dallas/Fort Worth, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, announced today that Nika Radfar will cut the starting line ribbon co ...
A Good Fall Foundation
Stage 3 Water Restrictions permit once per week watering on your regularly scheduled trash day using residential sprinkler systems. These restrictions are designed to reduce water waste from over-wate ...
WaterWise Fall Workshop Series Drip Irrigation 101
Efficient irrigation is essential to sustainable landscapes. With water restrictions becoming commonplace in many cities across North Texas, homeowners are discovering that efficient landscape irrigat ...
Showcase Your Business At The 24th Annual Merry Main Street!
Don't miss your chance to be part of 24th Annual Merry Main Street as we ring in the holiday season in Frisco! This event will be held Saturday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ...
Last Day ....This Saturday 8 am to 1! - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter
    2014 Season Ends, October 18, 2014 With a tear in our eye, we say goodbye to the 2014 Frisco Farmers Market season. Like fine balsamic vinaigrette, we get better and b ...
Drip Irrigation In Cooler Temperatures
Drip irrigation, (or “micro”-irrigation) is a low-volume, precise application of water when and where plants most need it.  This method of watering is 90% efficient, and can be installed ...
Frisco ISD Community Night at FC Dallas Sat, 10/25
Please make plans to join us this Saturday for Frisco ISD Community night with FC Dallas.  This is the last regular season game of the year.  FISD students receive a FREE ticket for the mat ...
FC Dallas takes control of own destiny with win in Colorado
FCD can clinch third place in West with win over Portland next weekend Scott Brown FCDallas.com   DENVER - The value of the three points FC Dallas earned in Colorado Saturday afternoon can' ...
Back from injuries, Walker Zimmerman proves worth to help FC Dallas clinch playoff spot
Zimmerman shuts down physical Alan Gordon in first appearance back after injury layoff Kevin Lindstrom MLSsoccer.com   FRISCO, Texas – For a team that has suffered an inordinate amount of ...
Joey Gallo, Phil Klein nominated for MiLBy Awards
Fans can vote for 2014 RoughRiders to win end-of-year honors FRISCO, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 26, 2014) -Two members of this year's Frisco RoughRiders squad have been singled out as nominees for MiLBY Awar ...
Soccer Fans: Landon Donovan's Last Match This Sun, 10/12. Watch Live At 20% Off!
DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENT - Landon Donovan’s Final Regular Season Match in Frisco (Pre-Match Recognition) - Playoff implications for two of the best teams in Major League Soccer - MLS Roo ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/24/2014-10/26/2014
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
Nitro Circus Live Coming To Toyota Stadium For First Time In 2015
After their sellout first US tour in 2014, Nitro Circus Live is coming back to North America, and coming to Dallas and Toyota Stadium for the first time in 2015.   Nitro Circus Live features 40 ...
Calling All Artisits: Frisco Square Calling Artists to Arts in the Square 2015.
Frisco, TEXAS (October 21, 2014) – In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square presents the 6th Annual Arts in the Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/17/2014-10/18/2014
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
Frisco Night of Improv Sat, Nov. 1
Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' evening of laughter with clean, interactive improv on Saturday, November 1; 8 to 10 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 800 ...

Although FISD is getting a bit of a break from opening schools in 2011, the need to plan and study growth in the district never stops.

At a short meeting on Tuesday, October 4, the Administration and Board discussed short and long-term implications of growth as it relates to future schools and zoning considerations.

As students returned to school this year, a slight change in growth patterns was noted. As the students are aging forward in FISD, it appears for the next five-seven years that the higher increases in population will be at the secondary level.

The most immediate need for a secondary school in FISD is to relieve Fowler Middle School. FISD opened three middle schools this year for a total of 12. Fowler Middle school is now the largest middle school with 1,074 students. In recent years, FISD has capped middle school enrollment at 1,125 students, which may be the case at Fowler next year. New students moving in could temporarily be sent to another middle school during that time.

FISD administrators will bring an agenda item to the Board at the October 11 school board meeting to consider moving forward with plans to open a 13th middle school in 2012 to relieve Fowler and also Scoggins, which is projected to exceed the cap in 2013. Richard Wilkinson, Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations, will be seeking authorization to look at changing the location of a currently owned parcel of land or purchasing land in an area north of SH 121. After a site is determined, bid documents will be drafted and issued, with the hopes of awarding a contract in January and the project beginning no later than March. The process for determining the zone for this school will begin in the fall of 2011, with a draft option going to the Board for discussion in November, an opportunity for citizen input on the option taking place in December, and a final decision being made in January.

In looking at current FISD students and aging them forward, it appears that a 7th high school will be needed in 2014 in the northeast quadrant of the district to primarily relieve Liberty and some of Heritage and Centennial. A decision will need to be made in the early fall of 2011 in order to move forward with the design of the building. A zone for this school would be determined in the fall of 2013. FISD currently has six high schools – Frisco High was the first, Centennial opened in 2003, Wakeland and Liberty opened in 2006, Heritage opened in 2009 and Lone Star opened this year. This will allow a bit more time between high schools to determine the best zone. An 8th high school will most likely be needed in the southwest quadrant of the district in 2016. This decision will need to be made in 2013-2014. This high school will relieve Frisco High and possibly Wakeland. High school additions will still be part of the long-range plan to increase the capacity to 2,000-2,100 as needed. Questions regarding processes and timelines for rezoning can be directed to Dennis Brent and Rick Cohagan at 469-633-6000.

A part of this special meeting was also the annual review of contracted services. The Board discussed their assessment of architectural, financial, legal, auditing and demographic services. The Board and Administration are pleased with all of the firms that currently work with the district. As they look at the future construction needs of the district, they would like to consider allowing the architectural firms to switch out some of their design focus. Corgan Associates has been designing middle schools and elementary schools, with Centennial being the only high school they have designed. SHW Group Architects has been designing high school and special use facilities.

The Board and Administration concluded the evening with a three-hour team building session that included a review of board operating guidelines, the zoning guidelines, and discussion of the focus on college readiness and 21st century learning skills.

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