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Start Off the School Year With a Clean Garage!

Start Off the School Year With a Clean Garage!

Do you have recyclables, trash or items for donate taking up space? The next Chunk Your...

Fight the Bite: City Continues Trapping, Testing, Treating for West Nile Threat

Fight the Bite: City Continues Trapping, Testing, Treating for West Nile Threat

In the heat of summer, the City of Frisco is continuing its fight against disease carrying...

Bond Program Funds Expansions, Renovations and Upgrades

Bond Program Funds Expansions, Renovations and Upgrades

Construction crews are busy this summer on several projects approved by voters as part of the...

Stonebriar Centre Adds Extra Hours For Tax-Free Weekend Shoppers

Stonebriar Centre Adds Extra Hours For Tax-Free Weekend Shoppers

FRISCO, TX (July 23, 2015) – Stonebriar Centre is extending shopping hours for all three days of...

Frisco Police Incident Reports 07/20/2015-07/26/2015
DATE            CFS#         OFFENSE/INCIDENT LOCATION07/23/2015 15069108 ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAM TO VEH&g ...
Frisco Police Arrest Reports 07/20/2015-07/26/2015
ARREST#   DATE          CHARGE LOCATION OFFENSE 15001590 07/20/2015 PRESTON RD / LEBANON RD DENTON CO WARRANT DENTON CO WARRANT 15001591 07/ ...
Fight the Bite: City Continues Trapping, Testing, Treating for West Nile Threat
In the heat of summer, the City of Frisco is continuing its fight against disease carrying mosquitoes. According to Environmental Health Supervisor Julie Stallcup, at this time of the year, it's espe ...
Dallas Cowboys, Frisco Independent School District And City Of Frisco Mark Construction Midpoint On Multi-Use Event Center And New Home Of The Cowboys World Corporate Headquarters
Follow this link to see photos on the city's Facebook page (Frisco, TX – July 25, 2015) About eleven months after ‘officially’ breaking ground, construction on the new World Headquarters of the ...
Frisco Police Department Promotions Effective July 27, 2015
FRISCO, TX – Chief Bruce and the members of the Frisco Police Department are pleased to announce the promotion of several individuals within the agency. The following employees have completed a rigo ...
Bond Program Funds Expansions, Renovations and Upgrades
Construction crews are busy this summer on several projects approved by voters as part of the 2014 bond program. The most obvious work sites are new schools – Lebanon Trail High School, Nelson Mi ...
New Student Registration Continues at Campuses in August
Centralized summer registration for new students is now full and closed to additional appointments. Frisco ISD schools will continue enrolling new students for the 2015-16 school year at each campu ...
Frisco ISD to Launch Online Process for Student Transcripts
Current Frisco ISD students and alumni will soon have a new way to request copies of their official transcripts.   On August 1, Frisco ISD will launch an online process for handling stude ...
Model Applications Open For The 24th Annual American Girl Fashion Show® Presented By Junior League Of Collin County
Submit a Model Application for the American Girl Fashion Show by July 31, 2015 PLANO, TEXAS (July 18, 2015) – The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) is seeking girls to participate in the Americ ...
Mother Son Dance Tickets Go On Sale Fri, Aug. 14, 2015
Join us for the 14th Annual Mother Son Dance, "Saturday Night Fever" Saturday, Sept. 12, Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Dr. Get out your platform shoes! We're going back to the 70's ...
Student Wins Congressional Gold Medal
July 23, 2015 – Collin College student Fernando Osornio has received the Congressional Gold Medal from the U.S. House of Representatives. The award was presented to Osornio by U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, ...
Frisco Public Library Introduces Webinar Series
Continuing Education Credit Available for Caregivers FRISCO, TEXAS (July 20, 2015) — Frisco Public Library is rolling out the first in a series of Early Literacy Webinars.  Internet users now ...
Every Orphan's Hope Run for Orphans 5K and 1-Mile Family Run
Lace up for the 2nd annual Run for Orphans 5K & 1-Mimle Family Run on Saturday, September 12 in front of Frisco City Hall. This family friendly event is designed to benefit the orphan-care initiat ...
Frisco Family Services Summer Lunch Program
It is the 4th week of the FFS Summer Lunch Program, and we are feeding almost 300 children each day!  For 8 weeks during the summer, this program provides a healthy lunch each day to children who ...
Community Receives Over $60,000 In Grants From Junior League Of Collin County
12 Collin County Agencies Receive Funding for Community Impact Programs The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) Community Grants program supports collaborative programs that have significant impact ...
Start Off the School Year With a Clean Garage!
Do you have recyclables, trash or items for donate taking up space? The next Chunk Your Junk will happen on Saturday, August 15 at 6616 Walnut Street. Chunk Your Junk takes place ...
Stonebriar Centre Adds Extra Hours For Tax-Free Weekend Shoppers
FRISCO, TX (July 23, 2015) – Stonebriar Centre is extending shopping hours for all three days of the Texas Sales Tax Holiday weekend. Hours are: Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. t ...
Smart Irrigation Month
Happy Smart Irrigation Month, Frisco! Smart Irrigation Month coincides with the hottest time of year here in North Texas - a great time to make sure your sprinkler system is in good working order. In ...
Bee there! Attend Frisco's Native Pollinator Workshop
Bring your lunch and "buzz" on over to learn more about some of our most important pollinators. This free workshop will offer information to help with identification of common native species ...
Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre Stirs Up Summer Cooking with Complimentary Classes in July
FRISCO, TX (July 13, 2015) – For children and adult would-be chefs, Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre presents free culinary classes during the month of July.   Friday evenings are for juni ...
FC Dallas acquires 23-year-old former River Plate midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano
FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, July 22) - FC Dallas has signed Argentine midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano on loan from River Plate, the club announced today. Cirigliano will be added to the roster pending re ...
Peyton Meyer, Kids Jersey Day Highlights Riders July 23-29 Home Stand
Disney's 'Girl Meets World’ Actor Peyton Meyer Appears July 25, Kids Jersey Series Giveway Begins July 26 FRISCO, TEXAS (JULY 22, 2015) – The Frisco RoughRiders return to Dr Pepper ...
The High Five: Mulling a opinion sure to be unpopular with U.S. fans, a swell trade for D.C. United and more
FCD radio voice Steve Davis' weekly column, drilling down on five hot topics in American soccer Steve Davis FCDallas.com 1. Anybody else want to see a Gold Cup beyond the comfy U.S. borders? Pop ...
Mazara goes yard in RoughRiders 4-1 win
Four-run first is all Frisco needs to topple Missions By Lance Ragland / Frisco RoughRiders SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (July 21, 2015) - The Frisco RoughRiders scored four runs in the first inning ...
Toyota Stadium selected to host American debut of Campeón de Campeones and SuperCopa with July 20 doubleheader
Liga Bancomer MX and Copa MX ultimate championships will become an annual event in the U.S. Mexico’s best are coming to the DFW Metroplex for an unprecedented doubleheader that will crown Liga Banc ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/24/2015-07/26/2015
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 ...
Teriyaki Madness to Open in Frisco in Early August
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Hairspray~ The Musical
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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 07/17/2015-07/19/2015
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 ...
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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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