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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/01/2016-07/03/2016

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/01/2016-07/03/2016

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

Traffic Alert: Traffic Switch On FM 423 Between Little Elm Pkwy And Us 380 On Thursday Night, June 30

Traffic Alert: Traffic Switch On FM 423 Between Little Elm Pkwy And Us 380 On Thursday Night, June 30

(June 29, 2016) As part of TxDOT’s widening project, traffic on FM 423 will be switched onto the...

Frisco ISD Recognized for Health and Wellness Efforts

Frisco ISD Recognized for Health and Wellness Efforts

The School Health Advisory Council’s work to educate Frisco ISD students, parents, and faculty...

Tickets Available to General Public for The Ford Center Opening

Tickets Available to General Public for The Ford Center Opening

Excitement is building as the grand opening of The Ford Center at The Star approaches and...

Unofficial Tabulation for the June 18, 2016 Runoff Election

Unofficial Tabulation for the June 18, 2016 Runoff Election

(La CIUDAD DE FRISCO TABULACION NO OFICIAL DE VOTOS PARA EL 18 de junio, 2016 CONJUNTA, DE SEGUNDA...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 06/20/2016-06/26/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 06/20/2016 16056938 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 7600 WILLIAMS AVE 06/20/2016 16057173 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DAL ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 06/20/2016-06/26/2016
ARREST#DATEOFFENSE/CHARGELOCATION 16001285 06/20/2016 THEFT PROP >=$100<$750 7200 PRESTON RD 16001286 06/20/2016 POSS CS PG2 <1G THEFT PROP >=$100<$750 2600 PRES ...
Traffic Alert: Traffic Switch On FM 423 Between Little Elm Pkwy And Us 380 On Thursday Night, June 30
(June 29, 2016) As part of TxDOT’s widening project, traffic on FM 423 will be switched onto the new pavement between Little Elm Parkway and US 380 during the night of Thursday, June 30. The tr ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 06/13/2016-06/19/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 06/14/2016 16055036 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 3200 MAIN ST 06/14/2016 16055126 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DALLAS P ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 06/13/16-06/19/16
ARREST#DATEOFFENSE/CHARGELOCATION 16001236 06/13/2016 POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ 2800 IZABELLA CT 16001237 06/13/2016 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID 1STFAILURE TO APPEAR  7200 STO ...
FHS Standout Named Gatorade® TX Softball Player of the Year
Frisco High School softball player Maddie MacGrandle was honored as the 2015-2016 Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year. Gatorade cited MacGrandle’s athletic excellence, high standards of acad ...
Middle Schools Raise $32,000 for City House
Hunt, Pioneer Heritage and Scoggins middle schools were honored by the Frisco City Council in May for their efforts to raise a combined $32,000 for City House. Frisco Mayor Maher Maso declared May 17, ...
Frisco ISD Names Administrative Hires
Frisco ISD continues to fill several key positions for the 2016-17 school year. This spring, trustees received staff recommendations during regular and special School Board meetings and formally ...
Mindbender Academy Expands With More Learning Opportunities
An impressive lineup of corporate partners and sponsors such as Raytheon, Nokia and Mary Kay returned for this year’s Mindbender Academy, with new partners Microsoft, STEM Scouts and Texas Instrumen ...
Frisco ISD Recognized for Health and Wellness Efforts
The School Health Advisory Council’s work to educate Frisco ISD students, parents, and faculty about healthy lifestyles has resulted in the District being awarded the IT'S TIME TEXAS SHAC Award ...
Retired Choir Director and Jazz Performer Living with Dementia Finds Joy in Karaoke and Music Activities at Mustang Creek Estates of Frisco
FRISCO, Texas, June 30, 2016 – Music has the ability to transcend time, space and even science to impact others. Its lyrics and melody bring purpose to people’s lives and return them to a place of ...
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco Does It Again!
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco has supported Frisco Family Services’ annual Mayor's Golf Classic for the last 14 years, which was held Monday, June 20, at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco.&nbs ...
St. Philip’s Frisco Welcomes Vice-Rector Clayton Lee Elder to Clergy Staff
St. Philip’s Frisco is excited to welcome The Reverend Clayton Lee Elder to their clergy staff as Vice-Rector beginning Sunday, July 10th .  Fr. Clayton spent the past 6 years as Rector of St. ...
Master Planned 729-Acre Community in Frisco to be Developed by Newland Communities
FRISCO, Texas – June 15, 2016 – American Newland Communities, LP (Newland) and its joint venture partner North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) announce the acquisition o ...
Wade Park Signs Anthropologie and Free People
    FRISCO, Texas – June 9, 2016 – Anthropologie and Free People are the latest retailers signed to Wade Park, Thomas Land & Development’s massive 175-acre mixed-use development un ...
WaterWise Landscape Makeover: The "Traditional" Look
Modern American lawns are an old-fashioned concept. Inspired by such opulent estates as the Palace of Versailles, French and English landscapers first brought the idea of a manicured lawn into the US ...
To Water or Not to Water
Spring in North Texas is full of dramatic weather shifts. In the past week alone, we’ve fluctuated from sweltering hot temperatures to torrential downpours. As a reminder, in accordance with F ...
Gardening for Wildlife
According to the National Wildlife Federation, private residential property now makes up about one-third of our urban landscape. For North Texas wildlife, sometimes this can make finding reliabl ...
Gray Living to Transform Ugly Duckling into a Swan
North Texas home décor favorite to award $10,000 makeover for ugliest room     From drab to dated, from patterned to provincial, Gray Living is on the hunt for North Texas’ ugliest roo ...
WaterWise Container Gardens
Don’t let a small lot or limited outdoor space area stop you from using that green thumb! Container gardens provide opportunities for tremendous creativity in a landscape, whether you are work ...
NAHL releases 2016-17 regular season schedule
Regular season begins on Friday, September 9th as 24 teams take to the ice this season FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the release of the 2016-17 regular- ...
NAHL sets new single-season NCAA commitment record
During the 2015-16 season, a record total of 240 NAHL players made NCAA commitments FRISCO, TEXAS – Fittingly on the weekend of the 2016 NHL Draft, when so many players are realizing their hockey d ...
Riders Homestand Preview: Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26
FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND INCLUDES SALUTE TO TOP GUN NIGHT AND JOEY GALLO "BIG STICK" BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY FRISCO, TEXAS (June 22, 2016) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Ra ...
14th annual NAHL Showcase just three months away
All 24 NAHL teams take to the ice from September 21-24 in Blaine, Minnesota FRISCO, TEXAS – Although the NAHL season ended just over a month ago, plans for the 14thannual NAHL Showcase are well und ...
First Choctaw Lazy River Thursday Night Pool Party Sold Out
FIRST NIGHT FOR INDIVIDUAL SALES IN NEW AREA SELLS OUT FRISCO, TEXAS (June 16, 2016) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced that the first “Thurs ...
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Centennial Renaming Ceremony
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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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