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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014

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

GO NUTS!  This Saturday 8am to 1pm - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter

GO NUTS! This Saturday 8am to 1pm - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter

  GO NUTS! That is AustiNuts You can never have too many good snacks...

Citywide cart removal underway

Citywide cart removal underway

(July 29, 2014) The city has contracted with a cart manufacturer to assist with collection of any...

Franchise Owner Opens Third Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Frisco

Franchise Owner Opens Third Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Frisco

Newest Texas location hosts barbecue celebration including free barbecue for a year giveaways...

2014-2015 Registration Information for Returning Families

2014-2015 Registration Information for Returning Families

Frisco ISD will once again utilize an online registration system called Infosnap to update...

Citywide cart removal underway
(July 29, 2014) The city has contracted with a cart manufacturer to assist with collection of any leftover CWD trash and recycling containers. The accelerated pickups will begin on Wednesday, July 30, ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/21/2014 - 07/27/2014
DATE         CFS#        OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/21/2014 14064070 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE VEH<$200 PRESTON RD / LEBA ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/21/2014 - 07/27/2014
ARREST#    DATE        CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE  14001450 07/21/2014 STONEBROOK PKWY / ROLLING BROOK DR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED BAC>=0.15 NO ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
DATE          CFS#       OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/15/2014 14062085 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 GAYLORD PKWY / DALLAS PKWY07 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
ARREST#  DATE          CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 14001403 07/14/2014 12600 WOLF SNARE DR PUBLIC INTOXICATION - MINOR 14001404 07/14/2014 ELDORADO PK ...
2014-2015 Registration Information for Returning Families
Frisco ISD will once again utilize an online registration system called Infosnap to update information on students returning to our schools in the 2014-2015 school year. Parents and guardians will re ...
Texas ChalleNGe Academy Informational Meeting
An Introduction to the Texas National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program— Reclaiming the potential of at-risk teens through mentoring, education, training and volunteer service. Saturday, August 16, 2 ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: July 24, 2014
Read the 2013-2014 Annual Report   Each year, Frisco ISD publishes an annual report highlighting information and statistics about our schools, students and staff. It's an opportunity ...
Campus Leader Update for 2014-15
The following campus leaders were approved at the Monday, July 21, special meeting of the Board of Trustees: Wakeland High School Associate Principal:  Dr. Donna Edge- current associate ...
Frisco Commons Spray Park Now Open!
The repairs to the spray park at Frisco Commons are complete and the spray park is now operational.  The park is open daily from 8am to 8pm.  The spray parks at J.R. Newman P ...
Monolith Software Has a New Permanent Home in Booming Technology Hub
Monolith Software's Growth Necessitates Relocation to Fast Growing Dallas Suburb FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 24, 2014) - Monolith Software, the leading provider of next generation, unified servi ...
Frisco Women's League 2014 Mother and Daughter Tea
FRISCO, Texas – The Frisco Women’s League (FWL) has raised more than $30,500 for charity with the success of its signature event, the Mother and Daughter Tea. Event proceedings will be donated to ...
Volunteer this fall and help kids stay safe
Frisco Fire Safety Town is gearing up for a busy fall, and it needs plenty of enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with young children and families. Volunteers help provide safety lessons at ...
Frisco Family Services is on a mission to Feed Frisco
FRISCO, Texas, July 16, 2014 – Frisco Family Services is on a mission to keep Frisco residents fed this summer. Last October, because of low donations during the summer and a 20% increase in food ne ...
Dove and Teal Seasons Set
Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized this last week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2014-2015 Texas dove season, includ ...
GO NUTS! This Saturday 8am to 1pm - Frisco Farmer's Market Weekly Newsletter
  GO NUTS! That is AustiNuts You can never have too many good snacks around. So! While you are picking up your fresh zucchini and tomatoes, take a look at one of our newest ven ...
Women Organizing Women Democrats announces “Wearing it for the Win”
Plano, TX – Women Organizing Women Democrats (WOW Dems) is pleased to announce our upcoming fundraising event entitled “Wearing it for the Win” to be held on Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – ...
Kids and Summer Water Saving Ideas
Got antsy kids on vacation at home that need some occupation this summer? Employ their minds and time while teaching them about using water efficiently. Send kids on a journey both inside and outside ...
Frisco ISD Hiring Crossing Guards for 2014-2015 School Year
Frisco ISD is seeking applicants for crossing guard positions at several of our campuses. Crossing guards work two, one-hour shifts each Monday through Friday when school is in session. Pay is $12. ...
Fend Off Costly Foundation Repairs
Extended dry periods may cause foundation problems. When our clay soils become extremely dry, the soil constricts and the foundation sinks, causing cracks. Prevent future costly repairs by keeping the ...
FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson traded to NYCFC
Veteran midfielder played 98 games with FCD from 2011-2014 FRISCO, Texas (Tuesday, July 29) – FC Dallas has traded midfielder Andrew Jacobson to MLS expansion side NYCFC in exchange for New York Ci ...
'Hounds rock Frisco 8-6
By Cameron Varnau / Frisco RoughRiders FRISCO, TEXAS (July 28, 2014) - Frisco fell to the RockHounds by a score of 8-6 on Monday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Andrew Faulkner made his Double-A debut ...
FC Dallas Homegrown Midfielder Danny Garcia Added to Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game Roster
20-year-old will join MLS Homegrowns in match vs Timbers U-23 at MLS All-Star Week NEW YORK (July 22, 2014) – FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia, Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer and Real ...
Aston Villa's Texas Tour
By Taryn Bray The English Premier League's Aston Villa arrived in Frisco on Saturday morning to mark the beginning of their 2014 Texas Tour. The team attended the FCD vs. New England match in Frisco ...
'Riders Split the Twin Bill
Frisco rallies twice, wins once against Midland   By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   MIDLAND, TEXAS (JULY 22, 2014) - The Frisco RoughRiders battled the Midland RockHounds for 1 ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014
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 ...
Franchise Owner Opens Third Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Frisco
Newest Texas location hosts barbecue celebration including free barbecue for a year giveaways (Frisco, TX) On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Frisco residents will get a new fast-casual dining option ...
Frisco Night of Improv
Night of Improv – 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 8 in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway. Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' evening of laughte ...
Repertory Company Theater Presents "Into the Woods"
INTO THE WOODS-August 15-24, 2014Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine FR/SAT 7:30, SUN 2:00Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 youth For Tickets call Box office-972-690-5029 Repertory Company Thea ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/25/2014 - 07/27/2014
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 ...

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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