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Safe Indoor Houseplants

In the drab of wintertime, houseplants may be the only greenery sprucing up our home. Houseplants...

Citizen Prosecutor Academy now taking applications for spring session

Citizen Prosecutor Academy now taking applications for spring session

What's a plea bargain? What are expunctions? What does a grand jury do? If you've ever wondered...

Recipe for Fun: 10 Steps for Cooking with Your Children

Recipe for Fun: 10 Steps for Cooking with Your Children

One of the most engaging and fun ways to spend time with your child is in the kitchen. There is...

Frisco Square Announced as Developer of the Year at Frisco Chamber Celebration

Frisco Square Announced as Developer of the Year at Frisco Chamber Celebration

Frisco, TEXAS (January 22, 2015) – Frisco businesses and several community individuals were...

Family Fun Day For People Who Stutter And Continuing Education For Speech Professionals To Be Held In Frisco January 31

Family Fun Day For People Who Stutter And Continuing Education For Speech Professionals To Be Held In Frisco January 31

The National Stuttering Association will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 01/19/2015 - 01/25/2015
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION01/19/2015 15005338 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 01/19/2015-01/25/2015
ARREST#   DATE             CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15000118 01/19/2015 1800 MAIN ST MCKINNEY PD WARRANT MCKINNEY PD WARRANT MC ...
Traffic switch on Panther Creek Pkwy at FM 423 tomorrow, Jan. 21
(January 20, 2015)  Traffic patterns will be modified at the intersection of Panther Creek Parkway and FM 423 on Wed., January 21 as part of TxDOT’s widening project on FM 423,&n ...
Section of Parkwood Blvd. Closed Today, Jan. 20
(January 20, 2015) Parkwood Blvd. -- between Gaylord Parkway and Seei Circle -- will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 20, starting at 6 a.m. The road will reopen by 7p.m. Tuesday evening.  ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 01/12/2015 - 01/18/2015
DATE               CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION01/12/2015 15003194 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Recipe for Fun: 10 Steps for Cooking with Your Children
One of the most engaging and fun ways to spend time with your child is in the kitchen. There is something special about sharing time in the kitchen and preparing a favorite dish with loved ones and fr ...
Career and Technical Education Center to Host Guided Tours
Middle and high school students and parents are invited to learn more about the educational opportunities available to all Frisco ISD high school students at the FISD Career and Technical Education Ce ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: January 16, 2015
Trustees Move Forward with New Schools The School Board reviewed preliminary design plans this week for high school #10, scheduled to open in the 2017-18 school year to relieve Heritage, Lon ...
FISD Trustees Plan New School Construction
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees got their first look Monday at initial design plans for high school #10, scheduled to open in the 2017-18 school year to relieve Heritage, Lone Star and Wakeland ...
Forty-Two FISD Students Selected as Texas All-State Musicians
Dozens of Frisco ISD high school music students have earned a coveted spot on one of the 15 Texas All-State Music Ensembles. Band, choir and orchestra students were selected for this prestigious hono ...
Citizen Prosecutor Academy now taking applications for spring session
What's a plea bargain? What are expunctions? What does a grand jury do? If you've ever wondered exactly how the criminal justice system works in Collin County, Criminal District Attorney’s Office ha ...
Frisco Square Announced as Developer of the Year at Frisco Chamber Celebration
Frisco, TEXAS (January 22, 2015) – Frisco businesses and several community individuals were honored on Friday, January 16 at the 31st Annual Awards Celebration hosted by the Frisco Chamber of Comme ...
Registration Open For Youth Leadership Summit
January 16, 2015 – Registration is now open for Collin College’s Annual Youth Leadership Summit which will occur from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Lege ...
Deadline extended until January 21, 2015 for Excellence in Service Awards presented by the Junior League of Collin County
Volunteerism is at the heart of the Junior League of Collin County’s mission.   Comprised of nearly 1,000 women dedicated to improving the community through the effective action and leader ...
Baylor Scott & White Health and The Star – Home of The Dallas Cowboys – Announce Preparations to Build Center of Excellence in Sports Medicine
Innovative Medical Complex Planned to Open in Frisco in 2016 DALLAS (January 9, 2015) – Baylor Scott & White Health is working towards the construction of a 200,000 square-foot center of excell ...
Safe Indoor Houseplants
In the drab of wintertime, houseplants may be the only greenery sprucing up our home. Houseplants bring not only color and beauty, but also have been shown to improve indoor air quality. Ho ...
Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano Monthly Meeting
When:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015             Refreshments:  9:30: AM, Meeting 10:00 AM Where:  SMU in Plano, 5228 Tennyson Parkway ...
Family Fun Day For People Who Stutter And Continuing Education For Speech Professionals To Be Held In Frisco January 31
The National Stuttering Association will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Heritage High School, 14040 Eldorado Parkway in Frisco. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ...
Attend Frisco's Healthy Lawns Workshop
Discover ways to maintain a healthy lawn using less water. This free workshop will help you identify potential problem spots in your new or established landscape and how to maintain the natural beauty ...
Rose Rosette Disease
Reports of Rose Rosette Disease (or RRD) are increasing across the country, and may eventually threaten the rose industry in North Texas. While scientists are still actively researching this fatal dis ...
FC Dallas acquires midfielder Kyle Bekker from Toronto FC; signs midfielder Atiba Harris
FCD trades allocation money to TFC for midfielder Kyle Bekker FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas has acquired midfielder Kyle Bekker from Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money and agreed to terms with ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey 01/19/2015
Brookings forward Nate Colwell named Central Division Star of the Week Fairbanks forward Hans Gorowsky named Midwest Division Star of the Week Janesville forward Zach Lavalle named North Division Star ...
Professional Futsal League ready to launch throughout the United States in 2016
Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson & U.S. Futsal men’s national team coach Keith Tozer spearhead the PFL FRISCO, TX _ Futsal is a game of the people and a sport of the future. Wheth ...
NAHL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey 01/12/2015
Bismarck forward JM Piotrowski named Central Division Star of the Week Minnesota Wilderness forward Darian Romanko named Midwest Division Star of the Week Springfield goalie Dryden McKay named North D ...
Jason Dambach Joins Frisco Roughriders As Executive VP & GM
16-Year Minor League Baseball Veteran Comes To Frisco From State College FRISCO, TEXAS (JANUARY 12, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, today named Jason Dambac ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/23/2015-01/25/2015
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 ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/16/2015-01/18/2015
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 ...
Free Family Events At The Frisco Heritage Center
Located Next To Babe’s Chicken Dinner House And Across The Street From The Frisco Senior Center. January 18, 1-4 p.m. is our monthly Third Sunday Open House. Each month we have a different theme, a ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 01/09/2015-01/11/2015
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 ...
Frisco Night of Improv Friday, January 23
Frisco Improv Players presents an evening of comedy with CLEAN, Interactive Improv on  Friday, January 23, 2014 in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, ...

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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