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Announcing Opening Day of Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

Announcing Opening Day of Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

Frisco, TX - The Rotary Club of Frisco proudly announces the grande opening of the Frisco Rotary...

State Auctioneer Association Holds Championship In Frisco

State Auctioneer Association Holds Championship In Frisco

The Texas Auctioneer Association was founded in 1957 and represents the auctioneer...

Stonebriar Centre Spotlights Start-Up Ventures   of YEA! Student Entrepreneurs on Saturday, May 16

Stonebriar Centre Spotlights Start-Up Ventures of YEA! Student Entrepreneurs on Saturday, May 16

FRISCO, TX (April 22, 2015) – On Saturday, May 16, Stonebriar Centre hosts the Young Entrepreneurs...

Frisco Defines ‘Best Management Practices’ For Being Water Wise;  Frisco City Council approves ordinance revising city’s ‘Water Efficiency Plan’

Frisco Defines ‘Best Management Practices’ For Being Water Wise; Frisco City Council approves ordinance revising city’s ‘Water Efficiency Plan’

(April 23, 2015) Frisco defines ‘Best Management Practices’ (BMP) for outdoor watering while...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/24/2015-04/26/2015

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/24/2015-04/26/2015

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

Frisco Defines ‘Best Management Practices’ For Being Water Wise; Frisco City Council approves ordinance revising city’s ‘Water Efficiency Plan’
(April 23, 2015) Frisco defines ‘Best Management Practices’ (BMP) for outdoor watering while promoting its Texas award-winning water conservation message: Subscribe to Frisco’s weekly waterin ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/13/2015-04-19-2015
DATE CFS# OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION04/15/2015 15034795 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DAM 4600 PRESTON RD04/15/2015 15034878 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 DAM ELDORADO PKWY / PRESTON ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/13/2015-04/19/2015
ARREST# DATE OFFENSE/CHARGE LOCATION 15000795 04/13/2015 PRESTON RD / JOHN HICKMAN PKWY POSS DRUG PARAPH 15000796 04/13/2015 3200 PARKWOOD BLVD RICHARDSON PD WARRANT RICHARDSON PD WARRANT 15000797 ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/06/2015-04/12/2015
DATE               CFS#                       &nbs ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/06/2015 - 04/12/2015
ARREST#    DATE            CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15000741 04/06/2015 LEBANON RD / PLANTATION LN POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ 15000742 ...
Stonebriar Centre Spotlights Start-Up Ventures of YEA! Student Entrepreneurs on Saturday, May 16
FRISCO, TX (April 22, 2015) – On Saturday, May 16, Stonebriar Centre hosts the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Fourth Annual Trade Show. During the event, Frisco Independent School District (ISD) ...
Tuesday Story Time at Stonebriar Centre Pottery Barn Kids
Every Tuesday in May with special Mother’s Day theme on Tuesday, May 5 FRISCO, TX (April 17, 2015) – Tuesday is Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids at Stonebriar Centre and kids are invited to drop b ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 17, 2015
New Boundary Paves the Way for Future High School in McKinney  The School Board approved minor changes this week that will impact the boundary between Frisco ISD and Allen ISD in the City of McK ...
Boundary Changes to Accommodate High School in McKinney
The Frisco ISD School Board approved minor changes this week that will impact the boundary between FISD and Allen ISD in the City of McKinney. The land is undeveloped; therefore no students current ...
Frisco Girl Scout Troop 8737 responds to “Sow what?” Girl Scout Seniors help Frisco Seniors Eat Healthier
While completing their Girl Scout Journey Badge “Sow what?” local girls from Frisco High School asked what they could do to promote healthier eating and living in their community. After looking ar ...
State Auctioneer Association Holds Championship In Frisco
The Texas Auctioneer Association was founded in 1957 and represents the auctioneer profession. TAA sponsors an Annual Championship Auctioneer competition in conjunction with their Annual Educatio ...
Grace Church to break ground May 3rd in Frisco, Texas; MYCON General Contractors selected to build the 30,117 sf worship facility
McKinney, TX, April 22,2015 – MYCON General Contractors has been tapped to construct Grace Church’s new 30,117 sf worship facility on Frisco Square at the corner of Page and Grace Streets in Frisc ...
Celebrate Teachers! Fashion Show Set for Saturday, May 2 at Stonebriar Centre
Teachers walk the runway; schools and school districts eligible for cash prizes FRISCO, TX (April 16, 2015) – In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 to 8, Stonebriar Centre pres ...
A Night of Dancing, Dinner, and FUNdraising
Are you ready for a night of dinner, dancing, cocktails, raffles, and auctions? Join us on May 2nd for the biggest fundraising event of the year.  The B.A.R.C. (Build A Rescue Clinic) Gala is in ...
The Junior League Of Collin County Brings The World Of Polo To Collin County
Junior League Collin County hosts the second annual Lone Star Stomp at Prestonwood Polo Club in Oak Point, TX (Plano, TX) The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) is proud to host the second annual ...
Announcing Opening Day of Frisco Rotary Farmers Market
Frisco, TX - The Rotary Club of Frisco proudly announces the grande opening of the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market at Frisco Square on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8 am to 1:00 pm or sellout. Please join u ...
Urban Coyote Presentation
Join Frisco Animal Control and the Humane Society of the United States from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a chance to learn about coyotes in the city! The seminar for Frisco residents is entitled Preven ...
Harvest the Rain!
With all the rain we’ve received this spring, wouldn’t it be nice to save some for the hot, dry summer ahead? Rainwater harvesting allows us to save water from rainy days to put it on our lawns a ...
It's a Bug's Life
Insects may not always have the most favored place in our hearts. However, experienced gardeners know that certain six-legged visitors to your yard can be your garden’s best friend. Encouraging ben ...
Spring Into Action
Spring is in the air and warm-season grasses are waking from dormancy and greening up all around the Metroplex. As we move back into our region’s active growing season, help Frisco be WaterWise by ...
FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo Voted MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) – FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the seventh week o ...
Second homestand kicks off with Thirsty Thursday!
Fireworks, Jersey T-Shirt highlight promotional schedule FRISCO, TEXAS (APRIL 20, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders return to Dr Pepper Ballpark on Thursday April 23 to begin a four-game home stand ag ...
Array of new food offerings, lower beer prices on tap at Dr Pepper Ballpark
FRISCO, TEXAS (APRIL 9, 2015) – Fans attending Thursday’s 7:05 p.m. Frisco RoughRiders home opener at Dr Pepper Ballpark will have the first opportunity to enjoy a completely revamped food and bev ...
Frisco RoughRiders announce pre-game events for Opening Day
Cowboys LB Sean Lee to throw out ceremonial first pitch FRISCO, TEXAS (APRIL 8, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders today announced the details of the pre-game ceremonies for Opening Day on Thursday, Ap ...
FC Dallas Offer: $5 Kid's Tickets!
SPECIAL OFFER - $5 KID’S TICKETS We would like to invite you to our matinee match this Friday at Toyota Stadium…FC Dallas currently sits in 2nd place of the twenty teams in Major League Soccer! ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/24/2015-04/26/2015
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! 04/17/2015-04/19/2015
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 ...
Stonebriar Centre Hosts 'You Be The Tour Guide' Awards Ceremony Saturday, May 2
Winners in Frisco CVB amateur photography contest revealed; cash prizes awarded FRISCO, TX (April 14, 2015) – On Saturday, May 2 at a special awards ceremony at Stonebriar Centre, the Frisco Conven ...
Frisco Heritage Center Open House This Sunday, 4/19
Come out on April 19 to enjoy a Spring Celebration with planting station for children, a 1:30 talk by Amy Deatherage of the Frisco Garden Club about what to plant for spring color, and live animals fr ...
Frisco Square Announces Music in the Square 2015
Frisco, TEXAS (April 9, 2015) – Frisco Square Property Owners Association present Music in the Square a free summer event held at Simpson Plaza every Saturday in June from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Music in t ...

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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