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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
Frisco rides back to town on seven-game win streak By Chris Vosters / Frisco RoughRiders   NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (APRIL 15, 2014) - The Frisco RoughRiders filed their taxes and cashed an ...
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
Award-winning steakhouse opens its 12th steakhouse DALLAS (April 16, 2014) – Perry’s Restaurants, a family-owned group of award-winning steakhouses, will open its 12th steakhouse location this N ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/11/2014 - 04/13/2014
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 ...
Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/04/2014 - 04/06/2014
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 ...
5th Annual Arts in the Square Winners
Frisco, TEXAS (March 31, 2014) – In collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Square Property Owners Association held the 5th Annual Arts in the Square, benefitting the Frisc ...
RCT Presents "The Producers"
THE PRODUCERS-June 20-29, 2014 FR/SAT 7:30, SUN 2:00 Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $14 teens For Tickets~Box office: 972-690-5029 Repertory Company Theatre-650 N Coit, Richardson I wanna be a ...

Administration Offices Move to New Address

The Student Opportunity Center and the Acker/KEYS Special Programs Center need room to expand, so those who were previously housed in the Maple Street Complex and the back portion of Acker have now relocated to a new Administration Building and Board Complex at 5515 Ohio Drive, Frisco, Texas 75035. Some offices previously housed at the Administrative Annex and the Sam Carter Service Center have also been relocated to the new building. All phone numbers and emails have remained the same.

 

The departments that can be found at the new building on Ohio include: Administrative Services; Health Coordinators; Benefits; Student Services; Guidance and Counseling and Fine Arts; Business Office; Purchasing/Procurement; Payroll; Risk Management; Demographics Communications; including the Frisco Education Foundation; Curriculum; Human Resources; Program Assessment and Information Services; Superintendent; Special Education; and the Board Meeting and Training facilities.

 

Technology, Training and the Tax Office are still at 6948 Maple. Construction Services, Custodial, Energy Management, Maintenance, Security, and Textbooks are located at 12025 Rolater.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the new centralized location and of being able to better serve our students, parents and staff in a more efficient manner. We also look forward to having you join us at Board meetings in a facility that can accommodate many more citizens. The addition of this new building will meet the office needs of the school district to build out. We were very fortunate to have been able to take advantage of a lull in construction in FISD and the timing coincided with a down construction market. The district was also able to take advantage of zero interest tax credit bonds that covered the majority of the cost of the building.

Public Hearing on School Attendance Zones Held

The FISD Board of Trustees heard comments from the community concerning upcoming rezoning of attendance boundaries at the December 12 School Board meeting. A final decision is expected to be made at the January 9 board meeting. Information about rezoning may be found online.

FISD Community Urged to Take Survey

The FISD Technology Department would like you to share your ideas and opinions in a national online survey. You can join students, educators, and parents from around the country in speaking up to decision-makers about technology, science, and 21st century skills. The deadline for participation is December 23. For more information about the online survey visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/index.html

 

To take the survey: Log on to http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2011

 

Note: Parents do not need a secret word to take survey. Teachers and students may use the secret word - friscoisd

 

Buy NCAA Tickets Now and Save

Now is the best time for fans to purchase their tickets for the 2012 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. Fans are encouraged to buy early for the most affordable ticket options, which are just $45 for a midfield seat and $40 for a sideline seat. On game day to tickets will be $55 for a mid-field seat and $50 for a sideline seat. Tickets for the game are now available online at ncaa.com/fcs or visit the City of Frisco website at www.friscotexas.gov for more details.

Mark Your Calendar

 

December 19 - December 30: Winter Break. Classes resume January 2.

January 9: Regular Board Meeting at 7:30 pm in the board room at 5515 Ohio Drive. Former and Current School Board members will be honored that afternoon at a reception at 5515 Ohio Drive in the Training Rooms from 5-6 p.m.

January 13: Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship Applications will be available online. The deadline for submission is 5 pm February 10.

January 16: Student/Staff holiday.

 
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