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Parent Orientation to Welcome New-to-District Families

Parent Orientation to Welcome New-to-District Families

Frisco ISD invites new-to-District parents, or any parent interested in learning more about FISD,...

Winners Announced at 32nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration

Winners Announced at 32nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration

Frisco (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Frisco Chamber of Commerce conducted its 32nd Annual Awards...

Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, February 13, 2016

Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, February 13, 2016

The City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department hosts annual Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish at...

May 2016 Elections

May 2016 Elections

Candidate Application For a Place on the Ballot: Now Open (Through Feb. 19) Candidates may now...

Under Construction: More Roundabouts Coming to Frisco in 2016  

Under Construction: More Roundabouts Coming to Frisco in 2016  

  A new 'round' of changes is coming to Frisco roads this year.  Two multi-lane...

Winners Announced at 32nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration
Frisco (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Frisco Chamber of Commerce conducted its 32nd Annual Awards Celebration on Friday, February 5 at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Conference Center & Spa. The ...
City Updates Recycling, Trash and Outdoor Watering Schedules  
FOR FUTURE GROWTH;  NEW SCHEDULES FOR FEW; IMPROVED SERVICE, EFFICIENCIES FOR ALL Some Frisco recycling, trash pickup and outdoor watering day designations are evolving with Frisco’s growing p ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 01/25/2016-01/31/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 01/25/2016 16007398 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 5700 BLAZING STAR RD 01/25/2016 16007485 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 1120 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 01/25/2016-01/31/2016
ARREST#DATEOFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 16000165 01/25/2016 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID 1STFAILURE TO APPEAR SPEEDING  7200 STONEBROOK PKWY 16000166 01/25/2016 PUBLI ...
Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Promotion and New Addition to Team
(Frisco, Texas) February 1, 2016 ~ The Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the promotion of Ryan Callison to Director of Marketing and Communications, as well as the hire of Wesley ...
Parent Orientation to Welcome New-to-District Families
Frisco ISD invites new-to-District parents, or any parent interested in learning more about FISD, to a parent orientation session on Tuesday, March 1.  The orientation session will be held from ...
Student Graphic Artist Winner for the Official Arts in the Square Poster
In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square presents the 7th Annual Arts in the Square, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Service ...
Norris Elementary Hosts Surprise Military Reunion
Norris Elementary helped make a military homecoming even more special for two second grade students. Twins Ava and Mya Keefe have a close relationship with their older sister, who was deployed for mo ...
School Board Honors Students, Accepts Donations at Meeting
View Board Book/ View Meeting Video During the January 19th regular meeting of the School Board, trustees honored the Lone Star High School football team for its record-setting bid for the ...
Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish, February 13, 2016
The City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department hosts annual Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish at Frisco Commons, located at 8000 McKinney Road on February 13, 2016.The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs ...
PDQ Hosts Blood Drive at Frisco, Murphy and Plano Locations!
PDQ Murphy, Frisco and Plano locations will team up with Carter Blood Care to host a blood drive Saturday, Feb.27. Those that donate will receive a Free Meal Card for PDQ.  Check below to se ...
Basketball 101 For Women: benefiting National Breast Cancer Foundation
Only 100 spots available. Register HERE! The Texas Legends are proud to present a Free Basketball 101 for Women Clinic benefiting National Breast Cancer Foundation on Saturday, February&nbs ...
Piada Italian Street Food Partners Donates $5,000 to the FC Dallas Foundation
            Proceeds from the Month Long Fundraising Event Raised Money for the New Youth Soccer Field at the Salvation Army of Plano WHAT:    &nbs ...
Frisco volunteers to produce 1,000,000 life-saving meals
Next month, over 5,000 of Frisco community members will work to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership between Stonebriar Community Church and Feed My Starv ...
It's Not Too Late To Help Those In Need
The holidays are here - a wonderful time of reflection, joy and hope. As we are getting ready to celebrate with our friends and family, Frisco Family Services wants to thank you for your sup ...
Sprinkler Smarts
It may seem hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner. Being proactive and making sure your sprinkler system is running as efficiently as possible is a great way to save both water and mo ...
A Hard Look at Planning Turf Reduction
Turf reduction is fast becoming a homeowner trend in communities around the country. According to a 2013 Consumer Reports Survey , nearly a third of homeowners who recently updated their landsca ...
Dallas-Based Lifeologie Institute Co-FounderKicks Off National Expansion to Better Mental Health
Nearly one in five Americans experience mental health and relationship issues every year, yet available treatment options have been slow to adapt or encourage collaborative and client-center ...
Cultivating an Indoor Succulent Garden
As temperatures dip during the winter, many gardeners find themselves in the time-honored tradition of hauling prized container plants indoors and out in order to protect them from freezes and harsh w ...
Grow with Us in 2016!
Come grow with us! Frisco's Water Resources team would like to extend you an invitation to join our growing volunteer network of water conservation enthusiasts for another exciting year. Do you enjoy ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey, February 8, 2016
Honors this week go to Brookings forward Griff Jeszka, Aston forward Michael MerullaSpringfield defenseman Kyle Meeh and Topeka defenseman John O’Connor FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey ...
Dr Pepper Ballpark to host Texas Tech against Oral Roberts
FIRST PITCH SLATED FOR 2 PM ON TUESDAY, MARCH 8 The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that the club will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders and ...
NAHL announces monthly player awards for January 2016
Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Reggie Lutz named the Easton Hockey NAHL Forward of the MonthLone Star Brahmas defenseman Dalton Skelly named the Easton Hockey NAHL Defenseman of the MonthBismarck Bobcats ...
Toyota Stadium to Host Leg Two of U-23 U.S. Men's Olympic Qualifying Playoff
U.S. U-23 Men's National Team will host Colombia at Toyota Stadium on March 29 for second leg of 2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff First match of home-and-away series will be played in Barranquilla, Co ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey, February 2, 2016
Honors this week go to Minot goalie Gunner Rivers, Aston forward Michael MerullaFairbanks defenseman Jakob Stridsberg and Wichita Falls forward Aleksi Poikola  FRISCO, TEXAS – The North Americ ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 02/05/2016-02/07/2016
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 ...
Award-Winning Exhibit Coming to St. Philip’s Frisco as Part of National Tour, March 17-20
The nationally touring, interactive World Vision Experience is coming to Frisco! Walk through this free, interactive exhibit to experience the effects of extreme poverty from the perspective of the wo ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/29/2016-01/31/2016
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 ...
Texas pinball festival returns to Frisco March 18-20
Enjoy an Entire Weekend of Game Room Fun! Leave Your Quarters at Home. (Frisco, Texas) January 26, 2016 ~ The Texas Pinball Festival returns to Frisco March 18-20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Fris ...
La Madeleine Country French Café Reawakens the Legend of the Croissant on National Croissant Day
WHAT: La Madeleine Country French Café, a local favorite for country French cuisine, fresh baked breads and handcrafted pâtisseries, is celebrating a French favorite by offering ...

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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