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Northbound Dallas Parkway Closed Between Eldorado Parkway and US 380 Saturday Morning For Bicycle Ride

Northbound Dallas Parkway Closed Between Eldorado Parkway and US 380 Saturday Morning For Bicycle Ride

(April 29, 2016) Segments of northbound Dallas Parkway (and some adjoining roads) will be...

Section of Westbound Gaylord Parkway Shutdown Following Gas Line Break;  Firefighters Monitoring, No Evacuations Necessary At This Time

Section of Westbound Gaylord Parkway Shutdown Following Gas Line Break;  Firefighters Monitoring, No Evacuations Necessary At This Time

(April 29, 2016) Westbound Gaylord Parkway -- between Avenue of the Stars and Dallas Parkway – is...

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/29/2016-05/01/2016

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/29/2016-05/01/2016

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

Embracing the Whole Wide World

Embracing the Whole Wide World

Earth Day is this month and it provides an excellent opportunity to get your preschooler or...

Frisco ISD Plans Two New Elementary Schools to Open in 2017

Frisco ISD Plans Two New Elementary Schools to Open in 2017

Frisco ISD is moving forward with plans to open two new elementary schools in the 2017-18 school...

Northbound Dallas Parkway Closed Between Eldorado Parkway and US 380 Saturday Morning For Bicycle Ride
(April 29, 2016) Segments of northbound Dallas Parkway (and some adjoining roads) will be closed Saturday morning, April 30, for the “Bike MS” bicycle ride.  The ride starts at the Embass ...
Section of Westbound Gaylord Parkway Shutdown Following Gas Line Break;  Firefighters Monitoring, No Evacuations Necessary At This Time
(April 29, 2016) Westbound Gaylord Parkway -- between Avenue of the Stars and Dallas Parkway – is shutdown following a natural gas line break in the 7400 block of Gaylord Parkway.  Firefighters ...
Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/18/2016-04/24/2016
DATECFS#OFFENSE/INCIDENTLOCATION 04/20/2016 16036412 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>=$200 SH 121 / SPRING CREEK PKWY 04/23/2016 16037384 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH>= ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/18/2016-04/24/2016
Arrests#DateOffense/Charge Location 16000774 04/18/2016  COLLIN CO WARRANTGRAPEVINE PD WARRANT 7800 PRESTON RD 16000775 04/18/2016 CORINTH PD WARRANT CORINTH PD W ...
Lightning Blamed For Two Overnight House Fires
(April 27, 2016) Fire investigators say lightning caused two overnight house fires that happened less than seven minutes apart and resulted in more than a million dollars in total estimated damages.&n ...
Frisco High Student Wins Top Prize from YEA! Investment Panel
Several Frisco ISD middle and high school students presented their bright ideas for new products or services before a panel of investors supporting Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an educational p ...
FISD Families Invited to PTA Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 7
The Frisco ISD Council of PTAs will host a free event on Saturday, May 7 to connect parents to opportunities and resources available in the FISD community. The Vendor Fair will be held from 12 to 6 p ...
FISD Golfers Compete at the State Tournament
Three golf teams from Frisco ISD competed in the Class 5A UIL State Golf Tournament held Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27 at the Wolfdancer Golf Club in Lost Pines, Texas. The boys’ teams from ...
Vanilla Cream Filled Doughnuts
As Frisco is preparing for Mother’s Day, we have asked Young Chefs Academy Frisco, a local children’s cooking school, to share their favorite treat that families can enjoy together - a vanilla cre ...
U.S. Soccer Star Hosts Camp For Students With Disabilities
On Saturday, April 16th, Frisco ISD partnered with U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star Sydney Leroux to host a free soccer clinic at Heritage High School for students with disabilities. As a memb ...
Autism Awareness Month
Frisco’s Burger 21 names local Heart of Autism their April Charity Partner for Autism Awareness Month and hosted their #Bcharitable Fundraising Day on April 21, 2016. Frisco’s Heart of Autism p ...
Shrimp & Crawfish Boil to Benefit Growing Boys & Girls Clubs
Frisco, Texas (April 12, 2016) - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) announces that their 7th Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil will be held on Saturday, April 30th, at the corner of L ...
Frisco Seniors Celebrate Earth Day by Planting Sensory Garden and Tree for Memory Care Residents
FRISCO, Texas April 13, 2016 – Seniors in Frisco are giving back to Mother Nature this Earth Day and getting their green thumbs dirty in a hands on activity. Residents at Mustang Creek Estates of Fr ...
Introducing: Frisco's Volunteer of the Year, Teen Volunteer of the Year
To celebrate April as National Volunteer Month, the City of Frisco recognized its top "MVP" (Municipal Volunteer Program) participants during "A Night with the Stars" on Thursday.Lee Wilson, a me ...
Toyota Texas Bass Classic Announces 2016 Angler Field
Top 36 anglers in the world to compete at Lake Ray Roberts    Frisco, TX (April 7, 2016) – As part of the 2016 Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF), the Toyota Texas Bass Clas ...
A Guide to Fertilizer
Plants need organic matter as well as water, and a fertilization schedule can be helpful to plants growing in our tough North Texas climate. Unfortunately, many homeowners apply the wrong fertil ...
WaterWise Landscape Makeover - Creating a Prairie Wildscape
North Texas is Blackland Prairie country . Before this region was developed, huge swaths of tallgrass extended along graceful sloping hills for as far as the eye could see. Today, very little t ...
Diagnose Insect Problems in Your Lawn
In the great outdoors, insects are a part of life. Many are beneficial and their presence is often an indicator of a healthy garden. However, the presence of some insects may indicate a problem ...
A Rose By Any Other Name
For those of you who are avid rose gardeners, we here at WaterWise feel your pain. We know there is no true replacement for the loss of a rosebush in your garden. However, this is still cold comfort ...
WaterWise Landscape Makeover: Creating a Cottage Garden
You don’t have to reside in a quaint country village in England to cultivate and enjoy a cottage garden. Traditionally, cottage gardens were gardens designed around country homes, typical ...
NAHL announces 2015-16 season awards
Todd Burgess of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs named NAHL’s Most Valuable Player and Forward of the Year FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the remainder of its awards ...
NAHL announces 2015-16 Divisional Awards
Four Divisional MVP’s include Hunter Shepard (Bismarck), Kristofers Bindulis (Aston),Todd Burgess (Fairbanks) and Hampus Sjodahl (Odessa) FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) h ...
Fox Sports Southwest to Air Eight Roughriders Games
FORMER BIG LEAGUER MIKE BACSIK, RANGERS PAUL KRUGER JOIN BROADCAST THURSDAY  The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that the club has entere ...
NAHL announces 2015-16 All-Rookie Teams
12 players recognized on All-NAHL Rookie Teams; Divisional teams named as well FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Rookie Teams for the 2015-16 season, as ...
Riders Celebrate Second Place with "Runner-Up Night" Tonight
NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PROMOTION TAKES PLACE AT DR PEPPER BALLPARK  The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are celebrating the great second-place finishes of all-time ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/29/2016-05/01/2016
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Moms Eat Free on Mother’s Day at Piada Italian Street Food
WHAT: Piada Italian Street Food will celebrate Mother’s Day by offering Moms a free Piada, pasta, or chopped salad when their child brings a handmade card into the restaurant on Sunday, May ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/22/2016-04/24/2016
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2nd Annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce 5-Star Corporate Challenge
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May is National Historic Preservation Month
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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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