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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 16, 2014

Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 16, 2014

Frisco ISD Wins International Award for Process Improvement    Frisco ISD has...

Indoor Aquatic Center Closed Saturday Morning

Indoor Aquatic Center Closed Saturday Morning

The Indoor Aquatic Center will be closed Saturday morning (April 19) from 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. as...

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays

Award-winning steakhouse opens its 12th steakhouse DALLAS (April 16, 2014) – Perry’s...

Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe Weather Preparedness

North Texas is known for its ever-changing weather conditions. Violent thunderstorms may strike...

Frisco ISD Hosts Community Forums on Bond Program

Frisco ISD Hosts Community Forums on Bond Program

Frisco Independent School District invites residents to learn more about the bond program...

  • Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 16, 2014

    Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 16, 2014

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:28
  • Indoor Aquatic Center Closed Saturday Morning

    Indoor Aquatic Center Closed Saturday Morning

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:06
  • Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays

    Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 16:08
  • Severe Weather Preparedness

    Severe Weather Preparedness

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:08
  • Frisco ISD Hosts Community Forums on Bond Program

    Frisco ISD Hosts Community Forums on Bond Program

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:28
Indoor Aquatic Center Closed Saturday Morning
The Indoor Aquatic Center will be closed Saturday morning (April 19) from 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. as contractors complete the resurfacing of the Play Pool's zero depth entry.   The&n ...
Severe Weather Preparedness
North Texas is known for its ever-changing weather conditions. Violent thunderstorms may strike in an instant. All thunderstorms should be considered dangerous and everyone in our community should u ...
Frisco Square streets closed Saturday morning, April 12, for 5k race
(April 9, 2014) Many of the streets within the Frisco Square area will be closed Saturday morning, April 12, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. for a 5K race (see map). Frisco Square Boulevard will be closed ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 03/31/2014 - 04/06/2013
DATE         CFS#       OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION04/04/2014 14029359 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 DAM FM 423 / WITT R ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 03/31/2014 - 04/06/2014
ARREST#   DATE       CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14000671 03/31/2014 8000 GAYLORD PKWY POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ 14000672 03/31/2014 WARREN PKWY / PRESTON RD FLEEING POL ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 16, 2014
Frisco ISD Wins International Award for Process Improvement    Frisco ISD has been honored by Laserfiche Corporation with the 2013 Run Smarter Award for Innovation in K-12 Educati ...
Local Martial Arts School Wins 33 Medals at Regional Grappling Tournament
(Dallas, TX, 04/11/14) Students of Warrior Martial Arts Academy competed in the North American Grappling Association Dallas Championship to win 33 medals on April 5th. The 22 students collectively ear ...
Frisco ISD Hosts Community Forums on Bond Program
Frisco Independent School District invites residents to learn more about the bond program appearing on the ballot on May 10, 2014. Voters are being asked to consider a $775 million bond package to pr ...
Collin College Hosts “From High School To College: Your Successful Transition Begins Now”
April 8, 2014- Moving from high school to college is typically accompanied by both excitement and fear. Supporting smooth transitions, the Destination College Department at Collin College will host it ...
2014 Summer Camps In and Around Frisco
If you are aware of a camp or activity that should be added, please send it to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is ...
Texan’s Idea Brings Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall to National Infantry Museum
Dedication event features Texans in multiple roles   Columbus, Georgia – April 9, 2014: Robert L. Waltrip still chairs the company he founded more than 50 years ago. As a funeral director, Wa ...
Crimes Against Kids Eliminated! (C.A.K.E! ) Ribbon Cutting
Crimes Against Kids Eliminated! (C.A.K.E! ) Ribbon Cutting will be held on Tuesday April 8, 2014, 10am at C.A.K.E! Office 6500 Preston Road Suite 200 C.A.K.E! is an all volunteer non-profit organizat ...
Come Join the Fun!!!
In April, groups of Kohl’s associates will be volunteering across the country for the National Go Green Event. More than $6 million in grants to nonprofits have been donated in addition to thousands ...
Excellence in Service Award winners announced by Junior League of Collin County
PLANO, TX – March 26, 2014 – The Junior League of Collin County is pleased to the announce the 2013 winners of the Excellence in Service Awards which honored nonprofit organizations and individual ...
Grammy-Nominated Matthew West to Perform at Trinity Christian Academy Annual Fundraising Event
DALLAS – March 26, 2014 – On Saturday, April 5, Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) will host a fundraiser and concert at Watermark Community Church featuring 2013 American Music Award winner, Matthew ...
Weed Out Landscape Pests Naturally
Spring is in the air! All of nature’s finery is emerging with full force. Ah, the birds, the bees…..the weeds? Arrival of warmer temperatures signals the emergence of both desired and slightly le ...
Squash Water Waste in your Vegetable Garden!
Most garden vegetables are not known for being particularly drought tolerant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy home-grown vegetables! Taking a few water conserving steps can make ...
The 1st Annual Stonebriar Community Church Spring Sprint 5K & Fun Run
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:30am Location: Stonebriar Community Church 4801 Legendary Dr, Frisco, TX 75034 Springing smiles on runners, joggers, walkers and supporters of the Stonebriar Missio ...
Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre Presents April Cooking Classes for Adults and Kids
FRISCO, TX (March 31, 2014) – Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre invites cooks of all ages to sharpen their culinary skills at in-store classes and demonstrations held during April. In the free J ...
Contain Your Spring Garden
With warmer temperatures, our interests turn outdoors to revive winter weary landscape beds.  However, projections indicate the Texas drought will continue, and North Texas may not receive t ...
Toyota Stadium to host Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador in Road to Brazil
FRISCO, Texas – Tickets are now available to the general public for 2014 FIFA World Cup participant, Ivory Coast’s tune-up match versus El Salvador at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ...
FC Dallas Reserves defeat USL PRO's OKC Energy FC in shutout win
Fernandez PK save preserves third straight shutout win for reserves FRISCO, Texas (Tuesday, April 15) – FC Dallas Reserves (3-0-0, 9 points) held on for a 1-0 victory over USL PRO's Oklahoma C ...
Pelicans Sign Ely
April 14, 2014 - NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms o ...
Jackson & Co. shut out Travelers
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Free Student Tickets Available for FISD Community Night with FC Dallas
Each Frisco ISD student is eligible to receive a free ticket to the FC Dallas soccer game on Saturday, April 12. The match versus the Seattle Sounders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Stadium. FISD Sup ...
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays
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5th Annual Arts in the Square Winners
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RCT Presents "The Producers"
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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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