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August 2008 to Present | 2007 - 2008 | 2006 -2007 | 2005 - 2006 | 2004 - 2005

  • Clark Middle School Teacher Selected for Liftoff Summer Institute. Catherine Wright, a teacher at Clark Middle School in Frisco, Texas, is one of thirty teachers selected from across the nation for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, this summer.
  • Scholarship Night
    FHS Class of 2005 Scholarship Awards Total $1,991,000

    Congratulations to the FHS senior scholarship recipients and special thanks to the scholarship donors and those founding and sustaining partners of the Frisco Education Foundation.
  • International Sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles Visits FHS.
    Jesus Bautista Moroles, visited both the 3-D Design and 2-D Design AP Studio Art classes at Frisco High School. Senior AP Art student, Cristina Mazutis, met the internationally known sculptor while attending his reception at the Dallas Museum of Art earlier in the year. She asked him to come to her 3-D Design class and he agreed!
  • Pioneer Heritage Students Make a Difference
    Students at Pioneer Heritage Middle School recently worked together to make a difference in building early readers.
  • "Teachers On Ice" Hockey Event is a Win for FISD Students.
    Special Thanks to all those who made the Teachers on Ice event a success - just under $8,500 was raised for the Frisco Education Foundation with this event!
  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Seniors
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club spotlights two exceptional FISD seniors and recognizes them for their outstanding academic achievements. In May, Rotarians recognized Emma Grande and Daniel Friend.
  • Congratulations to FHS UIL Winners
    Students excel in State UIL Academic Tournament
  • Wakeland High School Topping Out Event
    FISD staff members, Board members, the school's namesake and others were invited to participate in this ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of the district's third high school.
  • New Administrators Named in FISD
    The FISD Board of Trustees named two new high school principals Monday night to head up the third and fourth high schools scheduled to open in 2006.
  • Christie Elementary Students Experience Multi-Cultural Day
    Students at Christie Elementary were busy learning about various cultures on Thursday, May 5, as part of a campus-wide Multi-Cultural Day.
  • Centennial High’s Joanne Cone Honored by the National Forensic League.
    The National Forensic League awarded Joanne Cone her second Diamond award. Under Ms. Cone's instruction, her students earned over 46,810 credited point. She will receive special recognition at the Lincoln Financial Group/NFL National Tournament for here dedication in training students in effective leadership skills.
  • Frisco PTA Groups Honor 31 With Lifetime Awards
    Local Frisco PTA Units honored 31 individuals with PTA membership awards at the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs Third Annual Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Banquet.
  • FISD's Cecil Cypert Receives Cornerstone Award
    Director of Construction Services Cecil Cypert was recently honored with the Cornerstone Award from the North Texas region chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).
  • Lena Wilson, FISD Child Nutrition Director, Named TASB School Nutrition Chair.
    Congratulations to Lena Wilson, FISD Child Nutrition Director, for being named the Texas Association of School Business Officials School Nutrition Chair. Through this position, she will be responsible for coordinating state-wide training for School Nutrition.
  • Sherri Wakeland Named TEPSA President.
    Sherri Wakeland has been elected as the incoming president of the District 10 Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). She has been active in the organization for the past few years and will serve as president for two years. This is a fabulous opportunity for Sherri to network with peers across the state and represent Frisco ISD at the state level.
  • Clark Students Recognized in State Media Competition
    Media projects by Clark Middle School students Courtney Aviles and Danielle Matise garnered awards at the Texas Computer Education Association competition in Austin. Courtney Aviles received second place with her frame animation entry entitled “Thanksgiving”. Danielle Matise received third place with her digital video documentary entitled "All About Frisco." Congratulations to Courtney and Danielle!
  • Titans Score in Regional Octathlon Competition
    The Centennial High School Academic Octathlon team competed in this past Saturday’s (April 30) Regional Competition, and finished second in the region earning the Overall Team Silver medal.
  • Pioneer Heritage Student Performs at Carnegie Hall
    Alex Nelson, a 7th grade student at Pioneer Heritage Middle School, performed with the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas in Carnegie Hall on April 8th.
  • Meet Your Frisco ISD Board Members
    Meet Renee Ehmke
    Meet Dan Massokowski
  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Seniors
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club spotlights two exceptional FISD seniors and recognizes them for their outstanding academic achievements. In April, Rotarians honored Jacqueline Smith and Stephen Hawter.
  • Earth Day 2005
    Bright Student Council Works to Make Their Campus Shine

    Bright Elementary School Student Council representatives spent some time Friday morning picking up trash around their school.
  • Frisco Athlete to Represent the United States as a People to People Sports Ambassador. Rishawna Crane, a swimmer for Frisco Aquatics and a student at Griffin Middle School in Frisco, has been accepted into the People to People Sports Ambassador Program.
  • FHS Student Scores 1st Place Award in State Web Design Competition. FHS Web Design student Daniel Twardowski scored a 1st place award in the the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Web Design Contest for his project on the Cold War.
  • Frisco High's RACC-TV Crew Recognized
    Frisco High's RACC-TV Crew Recognized by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
  • Frisco High Art Students Win State Vase Medals
    FHS art students traveled to the University of Houston at Clear Lake to compete in the State VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event)
  • Centennial High Thespians Garner UIL One-Act Play Honors
    CHS theater students honored in Zone, District and Regional competition.
  • Election Results: Board of Trustees Election
  • Horace Mann Donation Provides Literary Opportunity in FISD
    Special thanks go to Horace Mann for generously funding Frisco Reads with a $2,800 donation through the Frisco Education Foundation.
  • Wells Fargo Donation Supports Education.
    Wells Fargo's Jennifer Hanson presented a $2,000 check to Dr. Reedy for the Frisco Education Foundation scholarships. She stated that Wells Fargo believes that educating our youth is something we must all work together to achieve.
  • Congratulations to FHS Band members!
    FHS had a banner day at UIL competition - all bands performed outstanding concerts, and the FHS Wind Symphony earned First Division Superior ratings from all the judges.
  • Frisco High Scores 1st Place Win in District UIL Academics
    The District 9-4A UIL Academics Spring Meet was held on April 1 & 2 at Justin Northwest HS and Frisco HS won the district championship.
  • The UIL Interscholastic League Press Conference Honors Are In! Frisco High School’s RACC-TV received 2nd Place in the Editing category for the NetCash Kiosk video segment by Johnathan King and Travis Lloyd, and 3rd Place for the RACC-TV show open by Daphne Wu and Sienna Perez.
  • RACC-TV received 3rd Place honors in the Sports Feature Story category for the Girls Cross Country video segment by Amanda Dobbs, Ethan Emmer, Reggie Holt, and Andy Thompson.
  • Congratulations RACC-TV Crew!
  • From Dr. Rick Reedy
    Parent Involvement Series: Helping students to have a healthy attitude toward testing ....
    High-Stakes Testing – Is this what it is all about?
  • CHS Titan TV Crew Honored in State UIL Competition
    Malori Koehler - 2nd place in News Broadcast
    Antonio Figueroa - 3rd place Commercial
    Jen Pierson - 2nd place General News Story
    Cole Ruede - 3rd place General News Story, 2nd place Feature Story, 3rd place Commercial
    Adam Loutfy - 3rd place General Sports Story
    Sara Dinh - 2nd place Sports Feature Story
    Congratulations Students!
  • FHS AP Art Students Honored at “2005 Young Masters Invitational Exhibition” at DMA. What is it like to have your work hang in one of the most renown museums in the country while you are still in high school? Senior FHS AP Studio Art students Tracey Stafford and Jesse Vaughn recently received this honor as selected exhibitors in the “2005 Young Masters Invitational Exhibition” at the Dallas Museum of Art’s FINA Gallery.
  • CHS Titan Bands
    Bring Home the "1's" in UIL Region 24 Competition

    On Wednesday April 13, 2005, three Centennial High School Titan Bands participated in Region 24 UIL competition in Denton, Texas.
  • FHS Art Student Work Displayed in Governor's Office.
    The Texas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Chairman, Mike Hall, announced that the work of FHS senior AP Art student, Charlie Vu, has been selected for the Governor’s Office Art Exhibition for 2005-06.
  • Frisco Retired Teachers Are On the Grow!
    In their inaugural year of operation, the Frisco chapter of the Texas Association of Retired Teachers is going strong.
  • Dallas Maverick's Broadcaster
    Mark Folowill Visits Sparks Elementary Students.
    Mav's radio broadcaster Mark Folowill spoke to Sparks Elementary fifth graders on Monday about the importance of education and doing your best
  • Teachers from Across U.S. Tour FISD Science Facilities
    Science teachers from across the nation were in Dallas March 31-April 3 for their national convention. One of the short courses offered was on "Designing and Building the State-of-the-Art Science Facility.
  • FHS Art Students Advance to State.
    Nine FHS Art students advance to State VASE at the University of Houston at Clear Lake on Saturday, April 16th.
  • Frisco Noon Rotary Honors FHS Seniors.
    Each Month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club Spotlights Two Outstanding FISD Seniors. In March, Elliot Winters and Eleonora Bass were recognized.
  • Congratulations to the FHS and CHS Chamber Orchestras!
    They represented FISD for the first time ever in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Festival and earned the highest rating - Sweepstakes!
  • Is the new Collin County Adventure Camp going to be ready to be used by fifth graders next year in their outdoor education experience? No. The camp will be ready for the 2006-2007 school year. FISD students will be using Sky Ranch (Van) and Pine Cove (Tyler) for one more year. Both are great locations with great programs; we are looking forward to the opening of the Collin County venue. Link here for more information:
  • A View From the Bottom
    Renee’ Ehmke, March 15, 2005, Motivational Message to the Council of PTAs. I have heard speeches before about “A View from the Top”. Because I’m a lowly freshman school board member, I’m going to title my short speech to you today, “A View from the Bottom”. Robert Fulghum said that everything he ever needed to know he learned in kindergarten and some of those same lessons apply to what I have learned in eight months on the Frisco School Board.
  • FISD Hires New Administrators for 2005-2006
    With the opening of three new elementary schools and a new middle school for the 2005-2006 school year, FISD has the opportunity for naming administrators to fill the important role of beginning a new school. The Board approved the candidates at the March 14 meeting.
  • Donation to FISD Early Childhood Program
    Nick and Jill Graff recently donated $1,800 to the FISD through the Frisco Education Foundation in order to enhance the educational experience of the district's youngest students.
  • State Champions & More
    What a Winter Season
    ! (PDF)
    By David Kuykendall, FISD Athletic Director
    I hardly know where to begin, when it comes to my usual Winter Wrap-Up article. This has been a season for the ages in Frisco ISD. State Champions, Regional Champions, and District Champions have all been notched on FISD’s athletic belt. In several cases, history has been made.
  • Plano Cable Channel 18
    FISD TV Now Available in the City of Plano
    By special agreement FISD TV is now available to our families in the City of Plano. The new Plano cable access channel 18 and Frisco cable channel 76 broadcast FISD Board Meetings, announcements, select campus events, student programming and special projects. Tune in today!
  • Board Approves Names for Six New Schools
    The Frisco ISD Board approved the naming of 4 elementaries, a middle school opening in fall 2006 and Frisco's fourth high school which is slated to open in fall 2007.
  • Attendance Zones Approved for 2005-2006.
    FISD is opening four new schools this next school year – three elementary schools and one middle school.(In addition, Griffin Middle School will become a full 6-8 campus) to meet the needs of the growing student enrollment.
  • FHS Students Shine in County Art Competition
    FHS art students entered the Creative Arts competition at the Collin County Youth Show during the week of Feb. 22-25th bringing back 76 awards.
  • Bright Elementary "Whiz Kids"
    CBS 11 News Anchor Maria Arita presented the February McDonald’s “Whiz Kids” award to Ms. Baker’s fifth grade QUEST class at Ida Lee Elementary.
  • FISD Students Advance to State Competition Math/Science Contest.
    Congratulations to the following students who qualified for State competition:
    Boys 4-A State Champs!
    Congratulations to Bruce Eubanks and the FHS Swim Team.
    Girls finish a strong 3rd and the FHS boys take home a first-place finish!
  • FHS DECA Students
    Travis Craig and Xxavier Carter won first place at the state competition and will advance to the international level!
  • Lady Titan Wrestlers Excel in 1st Varsity Season
    Lene' Wood, Sophomore, Regional Champion, 3rd Place State! 95 lbs.
    Kirsten Gunia, Sophomore, Regional runner-up, 102 lbs.
    Emily Martin, Freshman, Regional 4th place, 110 lbs.
    Sarah Van Allen, Sophomore, Regional 3rd place, 119 lbs.
    Christina Wall, Junior, Regional runner-up, 128 lbs.
    Ashley Lee, Sophomore, Regional 3rd place, 148 lbs.
  • Frisco's Vanessa Epps Takes 2nd in State Wrestling Tournament. Team finishes 12th overall.
  • Titan Wrestler Takes 4th in Regionals - Advances to State
    Matt Crook, Junior, Region 4th place, 189 lbs.
  • FHS Basketball Bi-District Champs!
    Hats-off to a great season for Frisco High School Fightin' Raccoons Boys Basketball Team.
  • Academic Decathlon Team Places in State Competition
    The FHS team finished with a strong 4th place finish in State competition. See results...
  • FISD Student Artwork Highlighted in State Youth Art Month Exhibition.
    Five FISD students will have artwork on display at the State Youth Art Month Exhibition at the Travis Bldg. in Austin with a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, February 27th.
  • Centennial Titan Band Students Take Honors at Regionals (Feb. 2005)
    Members of the Titan Band competed at the Region 24 Solo & Ensemble contest on Saturday, February 5. The students had an exceptional day bringing home 69 1st division medals.
  • FHS Senior Maleeha Akhtar Recognized for Volunteer Service – Maleeha Akhtar, 17, of Karachi, Pakistan and a senior at Frisco High School has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
  • FHS AP Art Student Works In Dallas Museum Of Art’s Young Masters Invitational Exhibition. Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc., The O’Donnell Foundation and the Dallas Museum of Art announced that the artworks of FHS AP Art students Tracey Stafford and Jesse Vaughn were selected to be among the 2005 Young Masters Invitational Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art from March 6- April 10th. A reception will be held on April 5th.
  • Youth Art Month 2005
    Five FISD art students were honored as part of the State Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibition on Sunday, Feb. 27th at the William B. Travis Bldg. in Austin. 100 artworks were selected for the exhibition by the YAM committee sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association. Students, parents, teachers and administrators attended a reception followed by the awards ceremony.
  • Frisco Noon Rotary Honors FHS Seniors
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes the outstanding achievements of two FHS seniors. In February, Rotarians honored LeeAnn Melton and Joel Parks.
  • First Class Teacher of the Week!
    Ms. Piske teaches Kindergarten and First Grade at Noel Smith Elementary in Frisco.  She was nominated by Jana (parent) and Rebecca (student) Tucker, who wrote, "Ms. Piske is kind-hearted and has such a love for teaching that her Kindergarten and First Grade students can't help but be excited to learn!"
  • From Dr. Rick Reedy
    Parent Involvement Series
    - The most important step . . . making sure your children know that you value education. When asked if we think our children know that we value education, I believe most all of us would answer, “of course!” But when we begin to think about what we are saying or doing that conveys that . . . the answer may become more like, “I think so?”
  • Miss Texas Visits Frisco ISD Students
    Miss Texas Jamie Story, 23, of Bedford, spent some time in FISD this week speaking to students at middle schools. The Rice University graduate (double majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Sports Management) is also an accomplished classical pianist and was a National Merit Scholar in high school.
  • FISD High Schools Excel in Regional Competition
    - Frisco is the #1 AAAA School in Region VIII and has qualified for the State Competition! Last weekend (Jan. 28-29) the Frisco High School Academic Decathlon team traveled to North Crowley High School to compete in the Region VIII Academic Decathlon competition. Frisco continued its winning tradition this year by becoming region champions for the eighth year in a row!
    - Centennial High School Academic Decathlon Team Places in Regional Competition. The Centennial High School Academic Decathlon team, despite having a short roster of only sophomores and juniors and only one year of experience, brought home the 5th place Overall Team medal from this past weekend's Regional Competition
  • NAEYC Accreditation Awarded to the FISD Child Development Center.
    The FISD Child Development Center has earned accreditation from the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)- the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.
  • January 28th Update: Projected High School Growth Patterns for Fall 2006-Fall 2009. Plans Under Consideration for Future H.S. Attendance Zones. The current commitment of the Board and the administration is to build facilities that maintain a small, personal learning environment. Having smaller schools allows more students to be involved in activities and for meaningful relationships to be forged between students and teachers.
  • Frisco High Band Students Earn All-State Honors.
    Three Frisco High School Band students recently earned All-State Band Honors. Stephanie Pavlasek, Jeramy Johnson and Beth Johnston have all been named to the Texas 4A All-State Band. Dr. Daryl Trent will accompany them to San Antonio next week for the TMEA convention where they will rehearse for three days and put on a concert for the convention on Saturday. This is Jeramy's first year to earn All-State recognition; Stephanie and Beth have earned this honor for the second year.
  • FHS Art Students Progress to State Visual Arts Scholastic Event.
    Approximately 60 students competed in the Reg. 10 VASE Competition at Coppell HS on Sat., Feb. 12th. Twelve artworks from nine students were selected to progress to State VASE at the University of Houston at Clear Lake in April. AP Art students Logan Fair, Melissa Ikono and Matt Weir each had the maximum of two works chosen for state along with single works of Xxavier Carter, Ryan Gertenbach, Gaby Salerno, Jesse Vaughn and Charlie Vu. Andrew Campbell represents Div. I.
  • Saturday’s event gave students of all levels the chance to be judged on artistic merit and the ability to write and talk about their artworks. Students were awarded approximately 60 regional medals at Saturday’s event. VASE in sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association.
  • Pioneer Heritage Students Recycle
    Students at PHMS conducted a telephone book recycling campaign recently, gathering more than 2000 phone books for the cause.
  • What are the Responsibilities of a Citizen?
    Several Staley Middle School 8th grade students were part of teams involved in a mock congressional hearing held on Tuesday, Jan. 25th
  • Congratulations to FHS Band Students!
    50 FHS Band students earned Gold medals at UIL Region Class one solos. Another 27 earned Gold medals in Ensembles. And 37 FHS band students have advanced to the State Solo Contest. Way to go! See attached Solo results.(PDF)
  • Authors Tammy Carter Bronson and Matthew S. Bronson Vist FISD. Elementary. Authors Tammy Carter Bronson and Matthew S. Bronson are visiting Riddle Elementary today, February 9. She is the author and illustrator of Tiny Snail and Polliwog, and she and her husband wrote Kaleidonotes and the Mixed-Up Orchestra together with Tammy as the illustrator. They are visiting from Fayetteville, Arkansas to share with students the process of writing and illustrating.
  • FISD Choir Students Participate in Metroplex Children's Choir
    29 FISD Middle School music students from Clark, Pioneer Heritage, Staley and Wester Middle Schools participated in the 9th Annual Metroplex Children's Choir on the campus of UNT February 4th and 5th.
  • National Letter of Intent Day.
    Six Frisco High Seniors Sign for Scholarships to Major Universities
    Katie Rice - University of Kentucky
    Shanna Brown Texas Tech University
    Carla Campbell - Sam Houston State University
    Shannon Steffen - Sam Houston State University
    Xxavier Carter - Stanford University
    Dylan Mosely - Texas State Univ. in San Marcos
  • Staley Middle School/Dallas Morning News Spelling Bee Winners. Congratulations to 7th grade student Ty Tippawang! He is the winner of the Staley Middle School/Dallas Morning News Spelling Bee and will represent Staley Middle School in the Collin County Contest in February.
  • Marathon Mania!
    Riddle Elementary Students Chart a Course to Fitnes
    Students at Riddle Elementary School have been charting a course to fitness. Physical Education Teacher Greg Hatt started a running program toward the end of last semester called Marathon Mania.
  • Titan TV Scores National Honors. Congratulations to Malori Koehler and Cole Ruede for their 3rd place win for Best Music Video at the Student Television News National Convention in Los Angeles. The two traveled to LA this past week and participated in numerous break-out session seminars and competitions
  • Shout Out to a Former Student - David Shook
    David Shook, FHS Class of 2001, is shaking things up at Texas A&M. In his senior year at A&M, David Shook has already proven himself to be quite the mover and shaker, literally.
  • Pioneer Heritage Choir Students Garner All-Region Honors
    Josh Keating (Tenor 1) an 8th grader and Kelsey Hawter (Soprano 2) a 7th grader were selected by district audition for the All-Region Middle School Choir. Josh, a member of Panther Chorale, is the 1st boy student in PHMS school history to be selected for the choir and Kelsey, a member of Harmony, is the 1st girl student in PHMS school history to be selected for the All-Region choir. Director, Dr. Priscilla Holt is very proud of her student's accomplishments! "They have worked very hard to prepare the solo works and hone sight-reading skills. Everyone in the PHMS rejoices with them and congratulates them."
  • Letter from Dr. Reedy: Parental Involvement (PDF)
    During the holiday season, we often have more time to rest, reflect and spend time with our loved ones. As parents, we may have more opportunities to have special conversations with our children and to strengthen our ties and connections. Getting more than an "I don't know" or a "whatever" from our pre-teen children can often be tricky territory. Here is a quick tip sheet on communicating published with permission from the National School Public Relations Association.
  • The Spirit of Giving -
    FCA Food Drive Delivers Over 12,000 Canned Items to Frisco Family Services.
  • Frisco Noon Rotary Honors FHS Seniors Brittany Rhinehart and Logan Acton. Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary spotlights the outstanding achievements of two FISD seniors. In December, the Rotarians honored Brittany Rhinehart and Logan Acton.
  • Hamilton School Historical Plaque Placed. On Thursday, December 9, the Frisco Heritage Association placed a local historical plaque at the site of the Hamilton School, the school that served the African American students of the FISD prior to integration.
  • FHS Band Students Honored.
    On Saturday December 4, 2004 the Region 24 All-Region Band Auditions were held at Grapevine High School. Frisco High School had a strong competitive unit entered with hopes of achieving All-Region Band Honors.
  • The Polar Express Stops at Curtsinger.
    Acclaimed author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg came and spoke to students and staff Monday at Curtsinger Elementary - a trip made possible by Scholastic.
  • Chili Challenge Garners Almost $5,000!
    Special thanks to all the teams and the those who came to eat chili at this year's Challenge on Nov. 5th!
  • Partnership Effort
    Outstanding Environmental Youth Education and Outreach Program Award Received. Robert Medigovich, Municipal Coordinator of Community Waste Disposal, and Pippa Couvillion with the city of Frisco presented Frisco ISD with this State Award.

    Frisco ISD Business Partners Make a Difference. Isbell Principal Ginger Lemons networks with Deuce, the mascot for the RoughRiders, at an appreciation luncheon held on Tuesday for FISD's Business Partners.
  • Frisco ISD Students Display Artwork at TASB/TASA Conference. Six FISD students from three district schools were featured in the Texas Art Education Association’s annual exhibition at the Texas Association of School Boards and Superintendents Conference at the Dallas Convention Center in October.
  • Race Results: 5th Annual Gary Burns Frisco Fun Run at Hall Office Park.
  • Rotary Recognizes FHS Seniors
    The Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes Frisco High School seniors each month for their outstanding academic achievements. In November, Rotarians honored Amanda Snyder and Matt Weir.
  • Parental Involvement
    Homework - a time when parents shouldn't be too involved -
    By Dr. Rick Reedy, FISD Superintendent. The issue of homework is frequently discussed in the context of how much is too much and how involved parents should be in the process.
  • CHS Student Nathaniel Alcorn
    Centennial High School student Nathaniel Alcorn was recently selected and participated in the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in Washington, D.C..
  • Riddle Elementary Greets Special Guest Speaker. Fifth graders at Riddle Elementary enjoyed visiting with Plano City Council Member Jean Callison and asking her questions about civic issues and serving in public office. Students were studying community and government.
  • Congressman Sam Johnson Visits with U.S. History and Leadership Students at Centennial High School as he rolls out plan for Congressional Youth Advisory Council. Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist-Texas) invited students to apply to the first ever Congressional Youth Advisory Council for the Third District of Texas. The CYAC is open to students enrolled in public, private and home schools. Students have until December 1st to apply.
  • Rotary Spotlight on FHS Seniors
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club spotlights two outstanding FHS seniors as a way of recognizing their academic success. In October, Rotarians honored Julia Pashin and Donovan Huynh.
  • Frisco High School Senior Marcus Bowden gets his wish . . . to meet Dirk Nowitzki. Yearbook staff was on hand to take photos and broadcast journalism students videotaped the whole event and prepared it for their RACC-TV program.
  • An Education in Democracy
    FISD Students Participate in Mock Elections and Debates
  • FHS Students Commended
    The principal, Rick Burnett, of Frisco High School announced today that Adam Brown, Jordyn Frank, Daniel Friend, Stephen Hawter, Bethany Johnston, Anthony Kolt and Megan Stoltz have been named Commended Students in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship Program
  • "Team Curry" - Isbell Elementary Runs for the Cure. About 100 Isbell Elementary staff members, family members and friends participated in the Race for a Cure this weekend as Team Curry in support of fellow teacher Kelene Curry who is battling cancer at this time.
  • Red Ribbon Week!
    Students Get the Big Picture at Staley Middle School.
  • Frisco ISD Book Festival.
    The third annual Frisco ISD Book Festival, Free to Read, was held on Tuesday, October 26, at the Staley Middle School and was a great success. Special thanks go to Horace Mann Insurance, who generously funded the event, along with the Frisco Education Foundation and the Diversity Task Force.
  • Shout Out to FISD Former Students - Lupe Gaona, Class of 2001
    Cheers go to Lupe Gaona, class of 2001 of FHS. A senior at Dallas Christian, Lupe is doing great on and off the soccer field. A Division II team in the NCCAA, his soccer program won their conference and also won the regional tournament, advancing them to the National Tournament next week.
  • Once Upon a Time....
    Frisco Storytelling Festival A Big Hit With Students. More than 2,700 third and sixth graders attended field trips to the First annual Frisco Storytelling Festival
  • Due to Street Closings, FISD Begins Temporary Bussing. Due to the closing of Hickory St. and South County Rd we will be offering temporary bussing for 6 weeks, starting October 15th, to the following students:
  • Independent Study and Mentorship
    When you were a junior or senior in high school, did you already know what you wanted to do with your life? Were you already focusing on college and career goals and mapping out a plan for your future
  • Superintendent's Letter.
    I want to thank our students, parents and staff members for a great start to the 2004-2005 school year. Over 16,000 students are currently enrolled in FISD, and two new schools opened this year to help meet that growth of 2,700 students (20 percent).
  • FHS Students Win State Awards
    Eight Frisco High School AP Art students were selected for the 2004 National Art Honor Society State Slide Registry sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association .
  • National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced. Three Frisco High School students were recently announced as semifinalists in the 50th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by the officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
  • Our FISD Cable Channel Has Moved! Comcast has moved the FISD educational access channel to 76! With this change has come the need for some technical tuning . . .please pardon any inconvenience or quality issues at this time.
  • Presentation: First Day of School 2004-2005
    School attendance numbers for the first day of school 2004-2005.
  • Our Students Make a Difference
    During the 2003-2004 school year, FISD schools donated more than 30,000 pounds of food to the food pantry at Frisco Family Services. Each month two or three schools hold drives to help provide food and household items to area families in need all year long, rather than just during the holiday season. We feel this is a valuable community service and helps students demonstrate compassion for others.
  • Elementary #18 Named
    Lucille Rogers Ashley was born in 1906 on “the Rogers Place” located 3.5 miles north of Frisco. It was settled in 1850 when her grandfather and great grandfather moved here from Tennessee. Education was in her roots early on, as the first community school house was built on the Rogers place in 1852!
  • Two New Schools Dedicated. Sunday, September 12, marked the dedication of two new schools named for educators and volunteers who had lasting impact on the Frisco ISD.
  • Q. Is the fifth grade outdoor education experience changing?
    A. No, and yes. Beginning with the 2005-2006 school year, the fifth graders will no longer leave Collin County for the outdoor education experience.
  • Congratulations to Ann Studdard, FISD GT Coordinator, on being elected to serve as the Regional Director for the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented.

    "I know this two year commitment will provide excellent networking opportunities and will allow FISD to be abreast of latest GT news, both nationally and from across the state," Dr. Debra Nelson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, said.
  • Treats for Birthdays
    Question: Is it true that the Texas Department of Agriculture has relaxed some of their new guidelines regarding treats for birthday parties?
    Answer: Yes. It will now be alright for parents to bring cupcakes, cakes or cookies to the elementary campuses as an afternoon snack for their child and their classmates.It would be best for parents to bring the treat to the teacher before school or to the front office before lunch for the teacher to distribute. Instructional time is important to all of us and will be protected. The treats will be distributed at the end of the lunch period, but there will be no classroom parties for birthdays.
  • Justin Wakeland High. Opening Fall 2006.
    On the Grow! Groundbreaking for Frisco ISD's third high school, Justin Wakeland High. Opening Fall 2006.
  • Pioneer Heritage Library Gets a New Look. Local artist Lore’ Chalfant, Plano, used her talent and creativity to enliven the library at Pioneer Heritage Middle School.
  • Thank You Frisco Chamber!
    A special thank you from the Frisco ISD to the Chamber of Commerce and the business community for their generous welcome to the new professional teaching staff of the Frisco ISD.
  • O'Donnell Foundation Accepts CHS Teachers. Centennial High School Art teachers Heather Wolford and Jennifer Frounterhouse have been accepted into the O’Donnell Foundation’s Advanced Placement Strategies Initiative to Improve Student Preparation for AP Art courses.
  • Safety & Security
    Frisco ISD is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, staff and visitors.
  • Back to School Reminders
    Getting Kids to and from School Safely is Everybody's Business.
  • Oath of Office -
    Newly elected Board members Laura Ellison, Renee Ehmke and Dan Mossakowski took the Oath of Office during June's regular meeting and officially became members of the FISD Board of Trustees. Congratulations and welcome!