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Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners   at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10

Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10

FRISCO, TX (April 18, 2014) – On Saturday, May 10 the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau will...

Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement

Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement

Laserfiche Technology Helps District Save Time and Money Frisco, Texas –Frisco ISD has been...

Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

FRISCO, TX – At approximately 11:24 am, on 04/14/2014, Frisco Police officers responded to Marc...

Frisco Police Investigate Fatality Crash

Frisco Police Investigate Fatality Crash

FRISCO, TX – Frisco police and fire units were dispatched to a major vehicle collision today at...

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...

  • Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners   at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10

    Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday,...

    Monday, 21 April 2014 14:58
  • Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement

    Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement

    Monday, 21 April 2014 14:55
  • Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

    Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

    Friday, 18 April 2014 17:05
  • Frisco Police Investigate Fatality Crash

    Frisco Police Investigate Fatality Crash

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:25
  • 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
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/14/2014 - 04/20/2013
DATE          CFS#       OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION04/17/2014 14033250 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO VEH>=$200 US 380 / FM 42304/17/2014 1403325 ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/14/2014 - 04/20/2014
ARREST#    DATE           CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14000765 04/14/2014 LEGACY DR / STONEBROOK PKWY DWI 14000766 04/14/2014 8600 PRES ...
Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store
FRISCO, TX – At approximately 11:24 am, on 04/14/2014, Frisco Police officers responded to Marc Samuels Jewelers located at 8549-113 Gaylord Parkway, in reference to an armed robbery in progress. T ...
Frisco Police Investigate Fatality Crash
FRISCO, TX – Frisco police and fire units were dispatched to a major vehicle collision today at 12:51 p.m. at US 380 and Preston Road involving a Mack dump truck, towing a flat bed trailer and a Hon ...
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 ...
Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement
Laserfiche Technology Helps District Save Time and Money Frisco, Texas –Frisco ISD has been honored by Laserfiche Corporation with the 2013 Run Smarter Award for Innovation in K-12 Education. The ...
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 ...
FARW Donate Teddy Bears to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County
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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 ...
It's Okay to Get Soaked
Soaker hoses are an inexpensive and efficient way to irrigate landscaped beds and newly-planted shrubs and trees. During Stage 3 water restrictions, soaker hoses and other low-volume, non-spray irriga ...
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 ...
Jackson named Pitcher of the Week
Right-hander picks up 'Riders first Texas League honor of the season FRISCO, TEXAS (April 21, 2014) - The Texas League announced right-hander Luke Jackson as its Pitcher of the Week for April ...
Kids Easter Pack - Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny Photo, FREE Soccer Ball - $10
$10 Kid’s Easter Ticket Package includes:   *Pre-Match Easter Egg Hunt   *FREE FC Dallas Mini-Soccer Ball   *Photo with the Easter Bunny   *Ticket to the Match   *Acces ...
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
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Pelicans Sign Ely
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Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10
FRISCO, TX (April 18, 2014) – On Saturday, May 10 the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau will announce winners for its 5th Annual You Be The Tour Guide amateur photography contest during a celebr ...
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Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille’s second Dallas-area location set to open in time for the holidays
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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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