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“Roughriders Red Ale” Now Available At Dr Pepper Ballpark

“Roughriders Red Ale” Now Available At Dr Pepper Ballpark

Custom Beer Crafted By Franconia Brewing Company FRISCO, TEXAS (MAY 21, 2015) – Just in time for...

Mosquito pool tests positive for WNV; Frisco to spray tomorrow, May 22

Mosquito pool tests positive for WNV; Frisco to spray tomorrow, May 22

(May 21, 2015) The City of Frisco will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after receiving...

Meet Frisco's WalChicken

Meet Frisco's WalChicken

Have you seen the famous, or infamous, Walmart chicken? Many photos are being posted on different...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 05/22/2015-05/24/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 05/22/2015-05/24/2015

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

Lice Lifters DFW Treatment Center Opens In Frisco As First Franchise In Texas

Lice Lifters DFW Treatment Center Opens In Frisco As First Franchise In Texas

New Center Opened by Local Mom Features Quick, All-Natural Process Guaranteed to Work Without...

Mosquito pool tests positive for WNV; Frisco to spray tomorrow, May 22
(May 21, 2015) The City of Frisco will apply larvicide and spray for mosquitoes after receiving confirmation today a mosquito pool tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV).  No human cases ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 05/11/2015-05/17/2015
DATE          CFS#       OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION05/11/2015 15044050 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DAM 3300 PRESTON ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 05/11/2015-05/11/2015
ARREST#  DATE        CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15001010 05/11/2015 8100 GAYLORD PKWY SPEEDING VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR ALLEN PD WARRANT ALLEN PD WARRANT 1 ...
Armed robbery at Frisco jewelry store May 15, 2015
(May 15, 2015) On Friday, May 15, 2015, at approximately 10:04 AM, Frisco Police Department officers responded to Markham Fine Jewelers located at 8355 Gaylord Parkway in response to an armed rob ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 05/04/2015-05/10/2015
DATE          CFS#       OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION05/04/2015 15041425 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 9600 WADE BLVD05 ...
Story Time at Stonebriar Centre Pottery Barn Kids Features Father’s Day Theme Tuesday, June 16
Children invited for Story Time every Tuesday in June at 11 a.m. FRISCO, TX (May 20, 2015) – Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Centre invites kids to stop in for Story Time every Tuesday in June at 1 ...
Frisco Education Foundation Supports Graduating FISD Seniors
The Frisco Education Foundation (FEF) presented more than $660,000 to nearly 600 Frisco ISD seniors during its annual Scholarship Night, held May 14 at Dr Pepper Arena. A total of 776 college schol ...
Crosswalk Kids' Annual Summer Kick-off Festival
June 7, 2015, 6pm – 8pm, Frisco Commons Park:  Crosswalk Kids' annual Summer Kick-off festival is 2 free hours of family fun for kids and families to shake loose the school “daze” blues, j ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: May 15, 2015
Registration Underway for Current Students  Parents of current Frisco ISD students received emails this week inviting them to register their children for the 2015-16 school year or indicate that ...
Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) End Of Year
Moms received roses and speeches from their sons Sunday May 3 as the Frisco Chapter of Young Men’s Service League celebrated the end of the 2014-2015 year with a recognition banquet at The Tribute. ...
Centennial Medical Center Recognized with Gold-Plus Award for Heart Failure Care
Frisco, Texas – May 20, 2015 — Centennial Medical Center (CMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality impr ...
Meet Frisco's WalChicken
Have you seen the famous, or infamous, Walmart chicken? Many photos are being posted on different Frisco-based social media outlets, so we thought we'd investigate. We went to the rumored location, a ...
Lice Lifters DFW Treatment Center Opens In Frisco As First Franchise In Texas
New Center Opened by Local Mom Features Quick, All-Natural Process Guaranteed to Work Without Harsh Pesticides FRISCO, Texas -- Head lice. It’s a pesky and all-too-common problem that can be tough ...
Dirk Nowitzki’s 2015 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game Presented By Baylor Medical Center At Frisco
Benefiting the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and Heroes Foundation His strike zone may be greater than most but that doesn’t deter Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki f ...
Centennial Medical Center Nursing Manager Inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame
Jenny Murray Recognized for Innovation and Outstanding Patient Care FRISCO, Texas – May 12, 2015 – Centennial Medical Center (CMC) announced today that Jenny Murray, neonatal intensive care unit ...
Got Mud?
The spring rains have brought much-needed water to our region - filling our lakes and refreshing our streams. However, with all this rain, many North Texas residents are now encountering a pletho ...
Liberty Institute Senior Counsel To Speak To Republican Women On Wednesday
Michael Berry, Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for Liberty Institute, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, May 20, 2015 lunch meeting of the Denton Republican Women’s Club. ...
Free Culinary Classes for Adults and Children at Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre
FRISCO, TX (May 12, 2015) – With a host of classes for chefs of all ages, Williams-Sonoma in Stonebriar Centre is the place for learning more about cooking. Free Technique Classes for adults provi ...
Using Drip Irrigation Indicator Stakes
As a 90% efficient method of watering, drip irrigation is a great way to use water wisely and a cost-effective choice for many lawns and landscapes. However, confirming when drip ...
Stonebriar Centre Operational After Transformer Incident
Only six stores affected by the outage FRISCO, TX (May 11, 2015) -- Following the transformer incident on Sunday, May 10, Stonebriar Centre, including all department stores, will observe regular hour ...
“Roughriders Red Ale” Now Available At Dr Pepper Ballpark
Custom Beer Crafted By Franconia Brewing Company FRISCO, TEXAS (MAY 21, 2015) – Just in time for another Thirsty Thursday, the Frisco RoughRiders are excited to introduce RoughRiders Red Ale, a cus ...
Know Your Enemy: 5/23 Montreal Impact
FC Dallas begins franchise-long road swing against re-focused Impact Carter Baum FCDallas.com FC Dallas will begin the longest road stretch in club history on Saturday night as they travel to Mon ...
Hamilton, Gallo go yard in Riders 8-1 victory
Thompson fires three hit pitching performance against Midland By Hunter Kirk / Frisco RoughRiders   FRISCO, TEXAS (May 20, 2015) - Frisco took care of the Midland RockHounds on Wednesda ...
Josh Hamilton Continues Rehab With Riders Tonight
Rangers Slugger Expected To Play Both Tuesday And Wednesday FRISCO, TEXAS (May 19, 2015) – Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to continue a medical rehab assignment with the Frisco ...
Tonight’s Frisco Roughriders Game To Be Played As Scheduled
FRISCO, TEXAS (MAY 15, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders have consulted with local authorities regarding today’s police search near Dr Pepper Arena and have determined that tonight’s 7:05 p.m. game ...
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McKinney Performing Arts Center announces Friday Night Flicks summer lineup
Enjoy the unique experience of viewing cult classic movies in the restored theater of the historic Collin County Courthouse as the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) continues its hit Friday Nig ...
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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza Debuts its First Texas Restaurant May 21
Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans at Frisco Location on Friday, May 22 FRISCO, Texas (May 12, 2015) – Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced today it will be heating up the Frisco pizza scene with its ...
Only Stop in Texas! Stonebriar Centre Hosts LEGO® Americana Roadshow Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, June 7
Large-scale LEGO® models of nation’s landmarks; free building activities; guess the LEGO® bricks FRISCO, TEXAS (May 6, 2015) – Beginning Saturday, May 23, Stonebriar Centre hosts The LEGO® Am ...

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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