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Easter Bunny Arrives at Stonebriar Centre Tuesday, March 10

Easter Bunny Arrives at Stonebriar Centre Tuesday, March 10

Kids invited to join the bunny for breakfast and movies on Saturday, March 21 FRISCO, TX (March...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott To Attend Denton Gop’s Lincoln-Reagan Event

Texas Governor Greg Abbott To Attend Denton Gop’s Lincoln-Reagan Event

The state’s two top elected officials are confirmed to attend the Denton County Republican Party’s...

Active Shooter Response at Celina High School

Active Shooter Response at Celina High School

Celina, TX – On Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 11:35AM, Celina police officers responded to the Celina...

PHMS invites the community to join us in a Glow Run and Block Party event to celebrate one of our own

PHMS invites the community to join us in a Glow Run and Block Party event to celebrate one of our own

Sponsorships are now available and it’s a great opportunity for Frisco businesses to get their...

Time to Spring Forward!

Time to Spring Forward!

It's time to set your clocks forward for the season! Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 02/23/2015 - 03/01/2015
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION02/26/2015 15018558 AGG ASSAULT/DDLY WEAPON 9400 ROLATER RD02/2 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 02/23/2015-03/01/2015
ARREST#    DATE            CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 15000396 02/23/2015 3900 PRESTON RD COLLIN CO WARRANT COLLIN CO WARRANT PUBLIC I ...
Active Shooter Response at Celina High School
Celina, TX – On Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 11:35AM, Celina police officers responded to the Celina High School after receiving an ‘active shooter’ alert. The alert was sent from a teacher’s s ...
Firefighters Monitoring Gas Line Break In Preston Vineyard Subdivision
(March 2, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.) Frisco firefighters are monitoring natural gas levels related to a six-inch line break in the Preston Vineyard subdivision. The break is located in the 10300 block of Pre ...
Frisco City Services Update 12/27/2015
The Environmental Collection Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 28 due to inclement weather. As a result,  drop-off for chemicals, electronics and household hazardous waste will ...
PHMS invites the community to join us in a Glow Run and Block Party event to celebrate one of our own
Sponsorships are now available and it’s a great opportunity for Frisco businesses to get their name out and help a fantastic cause! April 10, PHMS will host a Glow Run and Block Party open to the en ...
FISD Students Advance to Texas Science & Engineering Fair
Twenty-three Frisco ISD students will represent the District at the ExxonMobil Texas Science & Engineering Fair scheduled March 26-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Ea ...
Student Artwork Selected for State Exhibit
Five Frisco ISD students will have artwork displayed in Austin as part of a state-wide celebration of Youth Art Month (YAM). Youth Art Month is an annual observance held each March to emphasize the ...
Seventh Graders Build Prosthetic Hand Using 3D Printing
A group of seventh graders from Frisco ISD’s Pioneer Heritage Middle School is working to give independence to anyone around the world who may be in need of a prosthetic hand. The students created ...
Babysitter Rules: What to Tell Your Babysitter Before You Leave Home
Loving parents spend much of their time caring for their children. When given the opportunity for an evening away for a date or entertainment, finding a good babysitter is always a concern. To make th ...
AKA Chartering
FRISCO – The Pink Tea Rose Sisters of Service (PTRSS) is proud to announce the chartering of the newest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA). The chartering celebrati ...
The Recipients Are Announced And Celebrated
PLANO, TX – February 26, 2015 – The Junior League of Collin County is pleased to announce the recipients of the Excellence in Service Awards which honor nonprofit organizations and individuals who ...
Collin College Announces Sole Finalist For Presidency
Feb. 28, 2015 – Today, the Collin College Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Neil Matkin is the sole finalist for the college’s district presidency.     Dr. Matkin is the executi ...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon to Texas
Build-Your-Own Artisanal Pizza Restaurant Set to Open in Frisco This May FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2015) - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own artisanal pizza resta ...
Baxter Brinkmann sells off a piece of his ranch land
It's confirmed, Baxter Brinkmann of Frisco, whose Brinkmann Ranch covers 3500 acres, has FINALLY sold his first tract of that ranch land to Landon Development on the SE corner of Eldorado and Coit. T ...
Easter Bunny Arrives at Stonebriar Centre Tuesday, March 10
Kids invited to join the bunny for breakfast and movies on Saturday, March 21 FRISCO, TX (March 3, 2015) – Tuesday, March 10 is an eggstra-special day at Stonebriar Centre! That’s when the Easter ...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott To Attend Denton Gop’s Lincoln-Reagan Event
The state’s two top elected officials are confirmed to attend the Denton County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the D/FW Hyatt Regency Hotel. Both Go ...
Time to Spring Forward!
It's time to set your clocks forward for the season! Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th. During Daylight Saving Time, watering is not permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. ...
Join our Block Captain Team!
Calling all water conservation enthusiasts! Frisco WaterWise would like to extend you an invitation to join our network of Block Captain volunteers. The WaterWise Block Captain Program is a gras ...
Sprinklers 101
Want to learn more about your sprinkler system but don’t know where to start? It may seem as if there is an endless variety of sprinkler systems, sprinkler heads and controllers to choose from ...
FC Dallas and TXA 21 expand partnership for the 2015 season
FC Dallas today named local television partner TXA 21 (KTXA) as the official "Home of FC Dallas Soccer," with a significant increase in the number of games airing on the station in 2015.  WATCH: ...
Toyota Stadium set to host Querétaro versus Puebla in March, presented by El Rancho
FRISCO, Texas – Gallos Blancos of Querétaro FC will face fellow Mexican side  Puebla FC in a match presented by El Rancho at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at Toyota Stadium. The two Liga MX sides ...
Frisco RoughRiders to make major enhancements to Dr Pepper Ballpark
FRISCO, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 26, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today announced plans for a series of massive upgrades to Dr Pepper Ballpark that will signif ...
Matt Hedges using years of USMNT snubs as motivation: "I thought I should be getting that call"
Pareja: “He’s leading this group, and big things are happening for him." Pablo Maurer MLSsoccer.com   The job of a central defender is a largely thankless one, and perhaps nobody proves ...
NAHL announces Easton Hockey Stars of the Week 2/23/2015
Aberdeen forward Kyle Haak named Central Division Star of the Week  Kenai River forward Jack Gessert named Midwest Division Star of the Week Janesville goalie Matt Jurusik named North Division St ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/27/2015-03/01/2015
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 ...
Arts in the Square 2015 Calling Volunteers
Frisco, TEXAS (February 24, 2015) – Arts in the Square, in collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco ...
Jimmy Buffett Workin' n' Playin' Tour 2015
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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/20/2015-02/22/2015
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Local Group Of Disabled Kids To Experience An Interactive Tour At Odysseo Next Week
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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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