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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  09/12/2014 - 09/14/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/12/2014 - 09/14/2014

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

THIS SATURDAY the FFS Food Pantry is Open to Accept Donations!

THIS SATURDAY the FFS Food Pantry is Open to Accept Donations!

Most Needed Items: Non-perishable items Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Sliced White/Wheat Bread...

Calling Local Professionals to Volunteer for Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium

Calling Local Professionals to Volunteer for Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium

Frisco ISD seeks volunteers to offer professional advice to approximately 250 high school juniors...

Ebby Halliday Realtors In Frisco Hosts Charity Golf Tournament And Lexus Raffle To Benefit City House

Ebby Halliday Realtors In Frisco Hosts Charity Golf Tournament And Lexus Raffle To Benefit City House

Frisco, Tex. (September 10, 2014) – Ebby Halliday Frisco will be hosting its Sixth Annual Charity...

 Community Open Houses Invite Residents to Share ideas for Frisco's Future; First of Four Meetings Wed., Sept. 10

Community Open Houses Invite Residents to Share ideas for Frisco's Future; First of Four Meetings Wed., Sept. 10

(September 9, 2014)  “What do you want Frisco to be in the next ten or twenty years?” ...

Community Open Houses Invite Residents to Share ideas for Frisco's Future; First of Four Meetings Wed., Sept. 10
(September 9, 2014)  “What do you want Frisco to be in the next ten or twenty years?”  Share your answer in person by attending a Community Open House in your neighborhood beginning Sept ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 09/01/2014 - 09/07/2014
DATE              CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION09/01/2014 14077941 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 5800 FM ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 09/01/2014 - 09/7/2014
ARREST#   DATE            CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14001738 09/01/2014 7500 423 FAILED TO SIGNAL TURN FAIL TO REPORT CHANGE OF ADDRES ...
Frisco Police Continue to Investigate Dhawan Deaths
(September 5, 2014) The Frisco Police Department continues to investigate the deaths of Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan. Investigators continue with the processing of the crime scene at 15405 Mountain View ...
Streets surrounding Frisco Square Closed Sept. 6 for Charity Walk
(September 5, 2014) The streets surrounding Frisco Square and the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center will be closed Saturday morning, September 6, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for a charity walk. ...
Calling Local Professionals to Volunteer for Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium
Frisco ISD seeks volunteers to offer professional advice to approximately 250 high school juniors and seniors involved in the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program. ISM is a challenging cour ...
Frisco ISD Plans New Elementary for 2015, Names New Schools
The Frisco ISD Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to accelerate construction of a new elementary school to relieve Ashley Elementary in the northeast portion of the District. Construction will no ...
Frisco ISD to Celebrate New Elementary Schools
Frisco ISD invites students, parents and community members to help celebrate the opening of its four newest elementary schools. The District will host an official dedication ceremony at each campus h ...
Frisco Band Boosters Announce the “My City Ride” Car Raffle
The Frisco High School Band Booster Association, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the “My City Ride” car raffle benefiting the music education of students in the Frisco High School Ba ...
Juvenile Impact Program Makes Positive Changes for Youths
FRISCO, TX – This month the Frisco Police Department’s Juvenile Impact Program (JIP) will conduct its 60th session since its inception in 2007.  The program works to bring law ...
THIS SATURDAY the FFS Food Pantry is Open to Accept Donations!
Most Needed Items: Non-perishable items Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Sliced White/Wheat Bread Canned Pasta Meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti O's, etc.) Boxed Meal Helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc.) Boxed Mac a ...
Ebby Halliday Realtors In Frisco Hosts Charity Golf Tournament And Lexus Raffle To Benefit City House
Frisco, Tex. (September 10, 2014) – Ebby Halliday Frisco will be hosting its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebriar Country Club on Thursday, October 23. One hundred percent of the proce ...
Collin County White Ribbon Rally 10/2
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. To bring awareness to our community, the Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCCFV), an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, and the Co ...
Laura Roach, Jeff Yates, Manuel “Mito” Gonzalez, and Sharon Corsentino Named 2014 Super Lawyers
Albin Roach Attorneys Recognized for Outstanding Achievement PLANO, TEXAS (September 9, 2014) - Albin Yates Balius Roach is proud to announce that Partners Jeffrey Yates and Laura Roach, and Associat ...
Pat Lobb’s Toyota of McKinney is presenting sponsor for 2nd Annual Riding 4 Meals Motorcycle Run
FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 3, 2014 – Frisco Family Services is excited to welcome Pat Lobb’s Toyota of McKinney as Title Sponsor for the 2nd Annual Riding 4 Meals Motorcycle Run on Saturday, Sept. 20. P ...
Help us Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer by running or walking in the 29th annual Oktoberfest Run for the Children 5K/1M
Join the fight against childhood cancer by running or walking in the 29th annual Oktoberfest Run for the Children on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This family-friendly event is presented by Tom Thumb ...
“Leadership Lessons Of Ronald Reagan” To Be Theme Of Denton County GOP Victory 2014 Kickoff Rally
It’s hot in Texas, as hot as the 2014 political scene. As the days count down toward Election Day in November, it will grow even hotter! No one loved a good political race more than our 40th Preside ...
Ready2Go™ Draft Winners Join Pro Football MVP Adrian Peterson in Educational Video About Anaphylaxis Preparedness
Video Will Aim to Address Gaps in Knowledge About Life-Threatening (Severe) Allergies  PITTSBURGH – Aug. 25, 2014 – Mylan Specialty, the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business o ...
Divorce Series: Should you keep the house? 4 things to consider
If you are facing a divorce, you will have to sort through the debts and assets you share with your spouse. One of the hardest decisions can be landing on “who gets the house?” and getting the pro ...
Frisco returns to its original 'Once A Week' Outdoor Watering Plan; City stresses importance of keeping systems 'Off', water only if needed
(August 28, 2014) Effective immediately, Frisco residents and businesses may return to ‘once per week’ watering restrictions on their ‘trash day’ using automatic sprinkler systems. Watering is ...
Strong second half performance in Salt Lake undone by late goal
Strong second half performance undone by late Saborio goal Daniel Robertson FCDallas.com   SALT LAKE CITY - In another exciting matchup of Western Conference heavyweights, it was just one m ...
Legends Release 2014-2015 Schedule
FRISCO, TX, (Sep. 9, 2014) - The Texas Legends will open the 2014-15 NBA Development League season with a two-game road trip to the West coast prior to their home opener, traveling to Bakersfield Nov. ...
For The 'Riders, That's All She Wrote
Fun-filled season ends in Midland By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   MIDLAND, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 6, 2014) - After 143 games, a memorable 2014 campaign is in the books for the Frisc ...
Playoffs Continue In Frisco With Thirsty Thursday
$1 Beer Highlight’s Tonight’s Game At Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 4, 2014) – Thanks to a tremendous first inning and great fan support, the Frisco RoughRiders took a 1-0 lead in ...
Match Recap: FC Dallas Reserves Fall 2-1 to Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire Media Services Jonathan Top scores FC Dallas goal in 2-1 defeat CHICAGO (Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014)  – The Chicago Fire defeated FC Dallas 2-1 in MLS Reserve League action Sunday mor ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 09/12/2014 - 09/14/2014
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 ...
2014 Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and more!
Know of an event that should be added?  Please send the information to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.w ...
The Frisco Public Library Foundation’s 11th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival Kicks Off Sept. 26 and 27
FRISCO, TEXAS (Sept. 8, 2014) — Experience the magic of storytelling at the 11th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival,  Sept. 26 and 27, the Frisco Public Library Foundation’s main fundrais ...
An Introduction to "The Wetland"
Our most unique water supply source from the North Texas Municipal Water District is located in our own backyard. Frisco WaterWise is excited to host John DeFillipo, Director of the John Bunker Sands ...
A Piece of Frisco History Comes to Light 'Cutter Frisco: Growing Up on the First Southfork Ranch'
FRISCO, TEXAS (Sept. 2, 2014) — Meet Douglas D. Box, author of “Cutter Frisco,” whose new book takes a nostalgic look at growing up on the Cloyce Box Ranch, the stand-in for Southfork Ranch duri ...

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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