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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  10/31/2014-11/02/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/31/2014-11/02/2014

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

Dallas Cowboys And Omni Hotels & Resorts Partner To Build Hotel At Cowboys Headquarters

Dallas Cowboys And Omni Hotels & Resorts Partner To Build Hotel At Cowboys Headquarters

Cowboys and Omni to Develop Upscale Property in Frisco, Texas FRISCO, TX (October 30, 2014) –...

Arborfest & Buffalo Stomp This Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

Arborfest & Buffalo Stomp This Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

Arborfest and the Buffalo Stomp are both scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1.  ArborFest is at 9...

The Great Pumpkin Explosion!

The Great Pumpkin Explosion!

Saturday, November 1st 11 AM to noon at Frisco Square FREE charity event - fun (and educational)...

Gathering Information about Childcare via the Internet? Look for These Important features

Gathering Information about Childcare via the Internet? Look for These Important features

One of the fastest and most efficient ways to gather information is via the Internet. There are...

Dallas Cowboys And Omni Hotels & Resorts Partner To Build Hotel At Cowboys Headquarters
Cowboys and Omni to Develop Upscale Property in Frisco, Texas FRISCO, TX (October 30, 2014) – The Dallas Cowboys and Omni Hotels & Resorts are partnering to develop a new hotel at the future s ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 10/20/2014 - 10/26/2014
DATE              CFS#          OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION10/24/2014 14093575 ACCIDENT INVO ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 10/20/2014 - 10/26/2014
ARREST#     DATE          CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 14002104 10/20/2014 6400 PRESTON RD POSS MARIJ-<2 OZ POSS CS PG3 <28G 14002105 10/20 ...
Frisco Community Parade November 8 10 a.m. - New time!
Registration is underway for the Frisco Community Parade.  This year's theme is 'Wild, Wild West'.  Frisco resident and World War II veteran Bob Smith is being honored as Parade Grand Marsha ...
Frisco to Hold Special Election Nov. 4; Early Voting Underway Through Oct. 31
The City of Frisco will hold a Special Election Nov. 4 so voters may vote FOR or AGAINST a measure which will allow the Frisco City Council to decide whether or not it wants to allow eligible busine ...
Frisco Education Foundation Celebrates 15th Birthday at Gary Burns Fun Run
More than 6,000 people joined the Frisco Education Foundation on Saturday, October 25 for the Gary Burns Annual Fun Run outside Toyota Stadium. The one-mile fun run/walk and 5K certified race has bec ...
Frisco ISD Schools Selected for Healthy Zone School Recognition Program
Fourteen Frisco ISD schools are participating in the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, a joint effort of The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to promote healthy practices ...
Gathering Information about Childcare via the Internet? Look for These Important features
One of the fastest and most efficient ways to gather information is via the Internet. There are website with advertisements, discounts, and features about anything that you can imagine and childcare i ...
Cadence McShane Selected By Frisco ISD For Career And Technical Education Center Assignment
State-of-the-Art High School Campus to Undergo Comprehensive Expansion and Improvement to Support Growing Enrollment (Addison, Texas) – Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Compa ...
Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 23, 2014
Support the Frisco Education Foundation This Saturday  There are two opportunities to support the Frisco Education Foundation this Saturday, October 25. The non-profit is celebrating 1 ...
Share the Love, Frisco
In the city of Frisco, there are kids whose only meals are what they eat at school. In fact, there are over 150 homeless children in our city. The children are on the free/reduced meal program at scho ...
Frisco Residents Jay and Jenny Allison Honored as 2014 Baylor Parents of the Year
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2014) – Jay and Jenny Allison of Frisco, Texas, were honored as Baylor University’s 2014 Parents of the Year during the University’s annual Family Weekend celebration Sept. ...
19th Annual Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market Nov 5-9 Plano - Proceeds support local nonprofits
Over ten thousand shoppers join in holiday shopping during the Junior League of Collin County’s 19th annual ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market at the Plano Centre.  This five-day fundraiser fea ...
8th Annual Charity Classic at Stonebriar Country Club, Friday, Nov. 7
City House has been chosen as Stonebriar Country Club's local charity of choice for their 8th Annual Charity Classic. The golf tournament will be held at the Club in Frisco on Friday, November 7. The ...
Local Kids Help Raise Awareness with “Lemon Aid”
Frisco, Texas -- The children of Newman Village are taking control of the fourth annual makeshift fundraiser originally started by kids. Children from all around the community are going to be attempti ...
St. Philip’s Frisco Hosts 10th Annual ‘Gifts of Grace’ Market Nov. 2, 8 & 9
Get ready to start your Christmas shopping! St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco is preparing for its 10th annual Gifts of Grace Market November 2nd – 9th. This one-of-a-kind market provides sh ...
"Fall Back" Into Saving Water
We’ve reached that time of year again….Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 AM. While Stage 3 Water Restrictions remain in effect, Frisco relaxes its time-of-day restrictio ...
A Good Fall Foundation
Stage 3 Water Restrictions permit once per week watering on your regularly scheduled trash day using residential sprinkler systems. These restrictions are designed to reduce water waste from over-wate ...
WaterWise Fall Workshop Series Drip Irrigation 101
Efficient irrigation is essential to sustainable landscapes. With water restrictions becoming commonplace in many cities across North Texas, homeowners are discovering that efficient landscape irrigat ...
Showcase Your Business At The 24th Annual Merry Main Street!
Don't miss your chance to be part of 24th Annual Merry Main Street as we ring in the holiday season in Frisco! This event will be held Saturday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ...
Legends Announce Return of Live TV Broadcast on KTXD47
FRISCO, TX  - The Texas Legends have announced the return of their television broadcast partner, KTXD. With the renewed partnership, all 2014-15 Legends home games will once again be broadcast l ...
MLS Cup Playoffs Match Recap: FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Late PK sends FCD through to Western Conference semifinals Kevin Lindstrom MLSsoccer.com   FRISCO -- Tesho Akindele and Michel kicked off the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, with a ...
Frisco ISD Community Night at FC Dallas Sat, 10/25
Please make plans to join us this Saturday for Frisco ISD Community night with FC Dallas.  This is the last regular season game of the year.  FISD students receive a FREE ticket for the mat ...
FC Dallas takes control of own destiny with win in Colorado
FCD can clinch third place in West with win over Portland next weekend Scott Brown FCDallas.com   DENVER - The value of the three points FC Dallas earned in Colorado Saturday afternoon can' ...
Back from injuries, Walker Zimmerman proves worth to help FC Dallas clinch playoff spot
Zimmerman shuts down physical Alan Gordon in first appearance back after injury layoff Kevin Lindstrom MLSsoccer.com   FRISCO, Texas – For a team that has suffered an inordinate amount of ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/31/2014-11/02/2014
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 ...
Arborfest & Buffalo Stomp This Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Arborfest and the Buffalo Stomp are both scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1.  ArborFest is at 9 a.m. at Frisco Commons and hosted by Urban Forestry Commission and Frisco Garden Club. Two trees will b ...
The Great Pumpkin Explosion!
Saturday, November 1st 11 AM to noon at Frisco Square FREE charity event - fun (and educational) for both kids and adults In the grassy field next door to Espiritu - 6142 Frisco Square Blvd. (Park ne ...
Darling Homes hosts second annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” event in Frisco
Bring the entire family out to Newman Village, in Frisco, to experience an unforgettable night of old fashioned fun! Get brought back a few decades into the old fashioned holiday gatherings with Darli ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 10/24/2014-10/26/2014
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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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