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CCAS in Code Red; Discounts on Adoptions All Month

CCAS in Code Red; Discounts on Adoptions All Month

We are code red with dogs in temp crates in the hall way and these sweet animals would love to go...

Catch the Weekend Buzz!  12/19/2014-12/21/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 12/19/2014-12/21/2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

19th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

19th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance "Let It Snow!" Snowflakes and Sparkles

Saturday, February 21, 2015Frisco Conference Center Purchase tickets Light refreshments will be...

FEF Scholarship Applications Due Friday, December 19

FEF Scholarship Applications Due Friday, December 19

Calling members of the Class of 2015! The Frisco Education Foundation scholarship application is...

USMNT Coming To Toyota Stadium In Frisco

USMNT Coming To Toyota Stadium In Frisco

Region’s marquee tournament to be played throughout North America from July 7-26 FRISCO, Texas –...

Frisco Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects
On Friday, December 5th, 2014, at approximately 1215 hours a residential burglary was committed in the 12700 block of Blue Ridge Drive. By the use of home security video, three suspects were seen ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 12/08/2014 - 12/14/2014
DATE              CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION12/12/2014 14108569 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 SH 121 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 12/08/2014 - 12/14/2014
ARREST#     DATE           CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 14002435 12/08/2014 PRESTON RD / HICKORY ST POSS MARIJ-2 OZ/4 OZ 14002436 1 ...
Court Approves Plan to Dissolve Arts Center of North Texas
A Texas District Court has approved a proposal submitted by the Arts Center of North Texas for the disbursement of approximately $2,300,000 in donations from private sources. The proposal resulted fro ...
Main Street and Frisco Square streets closed Saturday morning for Frosty 5K, December 13
(December 11, 2014) The streets surrounding Frisco Square and the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center will be closed Saturday morning, December 13, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for the Frosty 5K ...
19th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance "Let It Snow!" Snowflakes and Sparkles
Saturday, February 21, 2015Frisco Conference Center Purchase tickets Light refreshments will be served at each dance, along with music provided by 106.1 KISS FM DJ, Michael Blake.DANCE TIMESPreK - K ...
FEF Scholarship Applications Due Friday, December 19
Calling members of the Class of 2015! The Frisco Education Foundation scholarship application is available online at www.friscoeducationfoundation.org. Graduating Frisco ISD high school seniors ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: December 12, 2014
School Board Approves 2015-16 Attendance Zones  The FISD Board of Trustees approved new school attendance zones this week after three months of discussion, community input and considerat ...
School Board Approves New Attendance Zones
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to approve attendance zones for four schools opening in the 2015-16 school year, along with modifications between Robertson and Boals elementary ...
How Preschool Can Stimulate Your Child’s Development
The first 5 years of your child’s life are crucial for brain development. During this time, your child’s brain cells are forming connections from viewing the world around her, both at school and a ...
Frisco Athletic Center Holiday Hours
General Facility HoursMonday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m - 8 p.m. during summer)Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Click here for the Indoor a ...
Frisco Women’s League Mother and Daughter Tea to benefit ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship
Annual event set for Mother’s Day weekend in Frisco FRISCO, Texas – The Frisco Women’s League (FWL) will host its 10th annual mother and daughter tea, themed Tea in the Heart of Texas, Saturday ...
City House is an Official Safe Place Organization
City House is an official “Safe Place” organization, working in conjunction with local QuikTrip (QT) locations in Collin and Denton Counties. A Safe Place organization helps provide quick access ...
Online Auction Open Regarding Veterans Week at PHMS
The culmination of Pioneer Heritage Middle School Veterans Week silent auction is here (it had to get moved online due to other community events). It's Holiday Shopping Time. Bidding is OPEN and we ha ...
Hotel Zaza Planned For Wade Park In Frisco
Frisco, Texas – December 4, 2014 – Hotel ZaZa, a collection of premier luxury lifestyle hotels, is planning its second Dallas-area location for Wade Park in fast-growing Frisco.&nbs ...
CCAS in Code Red; Discounts on Adoptions All Month
We are code red with dogs in temp crates in the hall way and these sweet animals would love to go home for the holidays. Please share. We are having a Holiday Wishes...Making Dreams Come True special ...
Saving Water in the Workplace
Can we do more to reduce water use in the workplace as well as at home? In Frisco, non-residential buildings, such as office buildings, schools, retail strips, or industries, are a small but growing p ...
A North Texas Rest Stop
North Texas serves as a main conduit of the “central fly-way,” an important route for many species of migrating birds this time of year. While this means that North Texans have the opportunity to ...
Can You Trust Your Rain Freeze Sensor?
Frisco prohibits landscape irrigation in temperatures colder than 40°F. Watering in cold temperatures doesn’t benefit dormant plants, most of which are “hibernating” and not taking up water dur ...
Let it Rot! Attend Frisco's Introduction to Composting Workshop
Discover ways to use your kitchen scraps to create a healthy garden. This free workshop will discuss the benefits and uses of composting, types of composting, and how to use these techniques to natura ...
USMNT Coming To Toyota Stadium In Frisco
Region’s marquee tournament to be played throughout North America from July 7-26 FRISCO, Texas – The U.S. Men’s National Team will visit the home pitch of FC Dallas for the first time since 200 ...
Orlando City SC and New York City FC Prepare to Build Rosters as Available Player List Announced Ahead of 2014 Expansion Draft
FC Dallas releases protected list for 2014 MLS Expansion Draft involving OCSC & NYCFC NEW YORK (Monday, Dec. 8, 2014) – Ahead of the highly anticipated 2014 MLS Expansion Draft, Major League So ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey 12/08/2014
Austin forward Trevor Boyd named Central Division Star of the Week Coulee Region defenseman Sean Lang named Midwest Division Star of the Week Janesville forward Mitch Fossier named North Division Star ...
Joe Mikulik To Manage Roughriders In 2015
Fiery Skipper Joins Veteran Coaching Staff FRISCO, TEXAS (DECEMBER 4, 2014) – The Frisco RoughRiders will have a new manager for the second time in as many seasons, as Joe Mikulik has been tabbed t ...
FC Dallas Announces Roster Moves Ahead Of 2014 Expansion Draft
FC Dallas has re-signed goalkeeper Chris Seitz, declined the options on 10 contracts for the 2015 season and exercised the contract options on 11 others, the club announced today. READ: CLUB ANNOUNCE ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 12/19/2014-12/21/2014
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 ...
Christmas in the Square 2014 - 10th Anniversary
Frisco, TEXAS (December 16, 2014) – Frisco Square Property Owners Association, NBC 5 and the City of Frisco's 10th annual Christmas in the Square Light Extravaganza is underway and continues to deli ...
Repertory Company Theater Presents 'Always Patsey Cline'
ALWAYS PATSY CLINE-Feb 6-15. Show times: FR/SAT 7:30, SUN 2:00. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors. For tickets call 972-690-5029. This heartfelt revue tells the true story of the country music legend ...
Elevate Life Church Brings In Big Talent for Christmas Production “Once Upon a Christmas”
(Frisco, TX) December 3, 2014 –Every year the Christmas production at Elevate Life Church gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception. “Once Upon a Christmas” is the musical story of ...
Christmas in the Square Continues with all of your holiday favorites!
Frisco, TEXAS (December 11, 2014) – Frisco Square Property Owners Association, NBC 5 and the City of Frisco's 10th annual Christmas in the Square Light Extravaganza is underway and continues to deli ...

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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