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

 
  • ‘Books for Babies’ to Deliver the Wonder of Words
    Centennial Medical Center, Frisco Independent School District, the Frisco Public Library and Frisco Noon Rotary Club Partner to Launch Innovative Reading Program

  • Frisco High Awarded EDS Technology Grant
    EDS selected Frisco High School as one of the nine recipients in the North Dallas area of the EDS technology grants

  • 2006-2007 Preliminary Budget Considerations
    As the FISD staff and Board develop the budget for the 2006-2007 school year, changes in state law and the needs generated by growth have been the primary topics of discussion.

  • Centennial Students' Artwork Selected for Diversity Calendar
    Centennial High School art students, Xindi (Cindy) Bai and Zaida Quintero, will have their art work published in the 2007 Dallas Is Diversity Calendar.

  • Frisco High 2006 Octathlon Competition Breakdown. The Frisco High School Academic Octathlon teams traveled to North Garland High School to compete in the Texas Academic Octathlon regional competition. Frisco’s teams continued strong tradition this year by finishing 4th (Blue Team) and 8th (Gold Team) out of a field of twenty-one 4A and 5A size schools!

  • Centennial Golfer Named All State
    Corey Munns of Centennial High School finished 9th in the 4A boys State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Seniors
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club highlights the achievements of outstanding FISD seniors. On Thursday, May 11, Rotarians honored Frisco High seniors Joshua Smetzer and Megan Heinz.

  • Ashley Third Grader Wins Poetry Contest
    Mena Utsler, a third grade student at Ashley Elementary, was invited to be a guest reader at the Stonebriar Barnes and Noble Bookstore. She shared her winning poem, “Nature,” with Dallas professional poets and guests of the store.

  • Roach Student Honored in Local Publication
    Angela Yang of Roach Middle School has been named student artists for Frisco Neighbors. She was featured in the weekly publication on May 6, according to Terri Gladden, principal of Roach.

  • Titan Bands Make a Clean Sweep at the Alamo Music Festival. The Frisco Centennial High School Titan Bands returned from the Alamo Music Festival victorious. All three bands were awarded both “Superior/First” and “Best in Class” ratings in their division. Additionally, the Wind Ensemble was awarded the “Most Outstanding Band” at the Festival.

  • FHS Student Takes 2nd in TCEA Design Competition
    The Texas Computer Education Association announces that the Frisco High School, Frisco ISD, entry won second place in the Digital Graphics – Product Design Contest in the TCEA 2006

  • Student Technology Contests

    Honors for RACC-TV @ Frisco High
    Frisco High School are regional winners in the Documentary category for the RACC-TV two-part series on "Substance Abuse" by Daphne Wu, Ryan Piper, Ashlei Trammell, and Jaye Jacobsen.

    RACC-TV also received honorable mention for the "Take a Dip - Girl's Swimming" piece by LeAnne Weisheit, Richard Francois, and Pierre LeBlanc, and also for the "Dog Lady" piece that aired during our 04-05 season by Johnathan King, and Travis Lloyd (a 2005 FHS graduate).

  • Frisco All-City Choir Achieves Honors at DC Festivals Lone Star Showcase of Music. Members of The Frisco All-City Choir spent Friday and Saturday at the DC Festivals Lone Star Showcase of Music. This is the 5th year the group has performed in this competition.

  • FHS Senior Honored with Sam Walton Community Scholarship
    Frisco High School senior, Eric Llamas is the 2006 recipient of the Sam Walton Community Scholarship.

  • Frisco High School Spring Concert Remembers Faith Gray
    Friends and family of the late Faith Gray, who served as Frisco Independent School District’s elementary music teacher from the 1980s through the mid-1990s, remembered her dedication, her energy and her love of children at the annual Frisco High School Spring Band Concert at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton.

  • Calvin Bledsoe Elementary Staff, Students and Parents Dedicate Courtyard to School Namesake. On Friday, May 19, Bledsoe students, staff and parents dedicated the courtyard area in honor of Mr. Bledsoe, the school's namesake, who passed away this school year.

  • Civic lesson comes to life for Fisher students.
    Parents of first grader Maya Kamath came to Fisher's assembly Friday morning and led the pledges to the flags and the National Anthem, the day after becoming U.S. citizens.

  • Voters Pass Bond Package
    Thanks to the voters, a $798 million Frisco ISD bond package passed on Saturday, May 13, with 72% of the voters favoring the proposition for the construction of 19 schools, support facilities, and the purchase of school sites, technology, buses, and security equipment.

    Special thanks to the Citizen's Bond Committee for their work in studying and recommending the proposal and in helping to inform voters of the package.

    "The real winners in this election are our students - current and future - who will continue to have access to quality facilities and outstanding educational opportunity," said Dr. Rick Reedy, Superintendent of Schools.

    Election Results:

    2026 total votes cast
    1465 For
    561 Against
    72 percent in favor

  • FISD Says Thank you and Good Luck to Retiring Employees.
    The end of the school year also marks the end of many people’s long careers with Frisco Independent School District.

  • Frisco Education Foundation’s Scholarship Night Brings Joy and Hope to FISD Seniors. The Sixth Annual Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship Night spotlighted the best and brightest of Frisco Independent School District’s graduating seniors and distributed $173,800 in scholarship money to these well-qualified students.

  • Frisco Independent School District Honors Service to District
    From Superintendent Rick Reedy who hit his thirty year milestone with Frisco Independent School District to the employees who can now boast steady employment for the last five years, May is the month for recognizing service to the children and families of Frisco.

  • Spring 2006 Wrap-Up
    By David Kuykendall, FISD Athletic Director
    With only two weeks of school left, it is time to recognize the efforts of our FISD spring athletic programs. However, there were some winter accomplishments that had not been completed when the winter wrap-up article went to print.

  • Ashely Students Adopt Southwest Airlines Pilots
    Ashley Elementary’s fifth graders kicked off the Southwest Airlines Adopt-a-Pilot program last week. The program, created by Southwest, is a four week study conducted by pilots.

  • Frisco Student Wins Butterfly Art Contest in Wimberley
    Students ranging from Elementary Level to High School had Butterfly Art selected as winning entries at the 2006 Butterfly Day Art Contest as part of the Butterfly Festival at The EmilyAnn Theatre in Wimberley, Texas according to Sydney McGee, Art Ambassador, who teaches Art at Fisher Elementary .

  • Question of the Week
    Does it cost more to maintain smaller high schools?

    A lot is said about comparing our smaller school philosophy to the “mega” school philosophy and comparing FISD to Plano. In the early 90s when our community studied this issue and determined we were going to develop with this small schools philosophy, it was based on research at the time and instinct regarding what the community felt was best for our young people. Research actually shows that schools from about 500-900 students are the ideal, but that would be impossible to maintain in this environment.

  • Smaller Schools... This is Why.
    By David Kuykendall, FISD Athletic Director
    I was very busy this past weekend, and in my travels, it became glaringly obvious why FISD is committed to building smaller schools.

  • Ashley Holds “Camp Read a Book” Book Fair
    Ashley Elementary celebrated reading with the Scholastic “Camp Read a Book” Book fair during the last week of April. Students found bug vacuums, 3-D insect puzzles, Bug scopes, bird feeders, camp sets, and survival handbooks along with the many books available at the book fair.

  • Middle School Students Shine in FISD
    Every year Frisco Independent School District’s middle school students are involved in activities to bring recognition to them individually and to their schools for their academic achievement.

  • Cinco de Mayo at Smith Elementary
    Smith Elementary students celebrate Cinco de Mayo by studying Mexican culture in art and music classes.

  • Arbor Day at Bright Elementary
    Mike Zapata of the Urban Forestry Board of Frisco visited with second grade students from Bright Elementary at Oak Brook Park on Arbor Day, April 28.

  • Assistance League of Greater Collin County to Begin “Bright Ideas” Homework Club. Martha Skelton, president of the Assistance League of Greater Collin County, announced this month that the national league officials approved a new program the Collin County league plans to initiate at Bright Elementary next year.

  • Today’s Forecast: Blue Skies and Bright Futures
    Staley Middle School has an abundance of superb students that excel at a multitude of activities. Award winning band members, terrific singers, mock trial enthusiasts and superior athletes all roam the halls of Frisco’s oldest middle school. The most recent group of students to proudly walk around campus are the “McDonald’s Whiz Kids” for the month of March.

  • Curtsinger and Smith Elementaries Candidates for Blue Ribbon School Designation. Both Curtsinger Elementary and Smith Elementary have been officially nominated as candidates for Blue Ribbon School Designation.

  • Roughriders Donate $10,000 to Frisco Education Foundation
    Stepping up to the plate to support Frisco Education Foundation, Mike McCall, president of the Frisco Roughriders and Jeff Cogen, president of the Rangers, presented a $10,000 check to FEF at the Rangers exhibition game against the Florida Marlins.

  • Ashley Elementary Students Visit with Two of their Favorite Authors. The students at Ashley Elementary met two of their favorite authors this week when Bill and Carol Wallace, authors of That Furball Puppy and Me and other animal-inspired stories visited this Frisco Independent School District campus.

  • 2006 Bond Election
    Archive information regarding the 2006 FISD Bond.

  • Centennial’s Octathlon Team Takes 7th Place at Regionals. The Centennial High School Academic Octathlon team competed in Regional Competition, and finished 7th out of 21 teams.

  • Wester Students Participate in Building Chinese-U.S. Relations. Thirteen Wester Middle School sixth-graders recently attended a banquet at the Wyndham Anatole in Dallas where the guest speaker was the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. The 13 were chosen after participating in an essay contest. They were selected out of about 60 entries.

  • Smith Elementary School Named a Parent Involvement School of Excellence. Smith Elementary School is the first school in Frisco Independent School District to be awarded the National PTA’s certification as a Parent Involvement School of Excellence, according to an announcement by the FISD Council of PTAs.

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Seniors
    The Frisco Noon Rotary Club takes time each month to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of FISD seniors. On Thursday, May 4, Rotarians honored CHS seniors Danny McDonnell and Emily Watson.

  • New Facilities Named
    FISD Board names new schools for 2007, Service Center

  • FISD Hires New Principals
    With the opening of four new elementary schools this fall and the retirement of a long-time principal, the FISD announced the hiring of five new principals at last night’s regular Board meeting.

  • Students Learn Art of Commerce Before the Bell
    Staley students who attend Leah Gomez’s class know the value of a pencil. It is 15 cents if you purchase it from the Staley Merchandise store in the cafeteria and a really good deal.

  • Centennial Journalism Students Win Award of Distinguished Merit, Student’s Photo Takes Best in the State at Journalism Convention. Journalism students attended the state journalism convention this past weekend and brought home several awards.

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Seniors
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes the accomplishments of FISD seniors. On Thursday, April 13, the Rotarians honored Centennial High School seniors Niloofar Allahyari and Joshua Choi.

  • Frisco ISD Students Selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy. Morgan Polk, daughter of Jeff and Brenda Polk and a student at Clark Middle School in the Frisco Independent School District, has been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as a participant in Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy, July 17-21, 2006

  • The 2006 UIL Interscholastic League Press Conference Honors Are In! Frisco High School’s RACC-TV received seven medals, three gold, three silver and one bronze in a variety of Broadcasting Individual Achievement Awards.

  • CHS Color Guard Takes 1st Place Award
    Frisco Centennial High School's Titan Color Guard placed 1st in the Novice Category at the March 25th, 2006 North Texas Color Guard Association (NTCA) Championships.

  • Frisco High School Swim Team Takes 1st at State
    The Frisco High School boys swimming and diving team won their 2nd consecutive State Championship Saturday at the University of Texas Swim Center and set a new state record in the 200 Free Relay

  • Frisco ISD Parent Survey Results
    Thanks to our parents who participated in the web-based survey. We will review the results and include them as part of our on-going planning process.

  • Frisco Students Enjoy Soccer Clinic with Mexican Soccer Experts. Pizza Hut Park was the site of an exciting soccer clinic sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants for 35 Frisco children, including students from Frisco Independent School District’s Head Start Program and the local soccer association.

  • Derrick Wright Stresses Character and Reputation to Griffin Students. Rev. Derrick R. Wright, senior pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church, was a guest speaker at Griffin Middle School last week as part of Black History Month. Wright’s congregation of more than 1800 members has grown due to faith but also due to leadership skills used by Wright and his ministerial team that maximize strengths and reach goals.

  • Centennial Wins District 9-4A UIL Academic Spring Meet. Eight high schools participated in twenty-one events at the UIL district spring meet March 24-25 at Justin Northwest High School.

  • State Youth Art Month Capital Exhibit 2006
    Four FISD art students were honored as part of the Sate Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibition on Sunday, March 5th in the Texas State Capitol Exhibition in Austin.

  • Griffin Students Honored
    Griffin Middle School sent several students and their artwork to the Collin County Youth Art Show in January. Shannon Albracht received a grand prize ribbon and a best of show plaque, according to Tiffany Rawlings, Griffin art teacher.

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Honors Seniors
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes outstanding seniors from FISD high schools. On March 2, Rotarians honored Alex Garbarini and Rachel Simpson of Centennial High School.

  • Christina Wagner of Staley Named Metroplex Children’s Choir Teacher of the Year. Staley Choir and String Director Christina Wagner is the new Metroplex Choir Teacher of the Year honored by the Metroplex Children’s Choir, an extracurricular choir that includes members from Staley and Pioneer Heritage Middle Schools.

  • Frisco ISD Shines at Destination Imagination Tournament
    Nine teams representing six schools from Frisco ISD competed on February 25 at the Northeast Texas Regional Destination Imagination tournament and Clark Middle School brought home a first place medal and will go to the state competition in Corpus Christi at the end of March.

  • FHS Art Students Selected for "Young America Talent" Art Show. Four Frisco High School AP Art students recently received notice that their artworks were selected for the “Young American Talent” Art Show sponsored by the Visual Arts Guild of the Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

  • FISD Art Students to be Honored at Youth Art Month. Four FISD art students, Logan Fair and Blake O’Brian of Frisco High School and David De Anda and Justin Silvestre of Centennial High School, will travel to Austin on March 5 to take part in an awards ceremony and reception held by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)

  • CHS German Teams 3rd in State
    Centennial German Team Takes Third Place in Schools 4A and Under at State. More than 1000 students from more than 60 schools competed in the State German Contest on the UT-Austin campus this weekend. Centennial finished in 3rd place sweeps for schools 4A and under and in 10th place overall.

  • Hamilton School Alumni Remember Segregation in Frisco ISD
    Kenny Mayes, retired teacher and businessman, and Sam Turner, Frisco Independent School District maintenance worker, are from different generations of Frisco families but both share the distinction of having attended Hamilton School in the days before integration.

  • CHS Broadcast Journalism Teacher Karen Walker Honored.
    Congratulations to CHS Broadcast Journalism Teacher Karen Walker who won a Gold Star award for her piece on Frisco Then and Now that she did previously while interning in the FISD Communications Office.

  • February Marks 60th Anniversary of Former Superintendent’s Death. W.W. Cooley served as superintendent of Frisco Schools for four years in the 1940s, passing away Feb. 23, 1946, of a heart attack. His death devastated the students of the Frisco schools, according to Sonny and Joanne McSpedden who were high school students at the time.

  • FISD Hires Athletic Coordinators for New High Schools
    FISD is opening two new high schools this fall – Liberty High School and Wakeland High School.
    Principals Mike Farish, Wakeland, and Mike Waldrip, Liberty, have been working since May to plan the opening of the districts 3rd and 4th high schools and have now begun the work of hiring staff members.

  • CHS Titan Color Guard 1st in Competition
    Frisco Centennial High School's Titan Color Guard placed 1st in the Novice Division at the Aledo Winter Guard Competition this past Saturday.

  • Frisco High School Choir Students Going on to State!
    On February 4th, 40 members of the Frisco High School Choir participated in the Region 24 Solo/Ensemble Contest at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas.

  • Centennial High School Places Second in German Winterfest; CHS and FHS Students Take Several Top Individual Spots. Frisco German teachers Carolyn Ann Kilpatrick and Claudia Keller report that several students from Centennial High School and Frisco High School attended Winterfest in Plano and report excellent results.

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Outstanding Seniors.
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club spotlights outstanding FISD seniors. On Thursday, Feb. 16, Rotarians recognized Frisco High School seniors Josh Mikulewicz and Stacey Sachs for their achievements.

  • Texas School Lunch Week and National School Breakfast Week (March 6-10).
    The week of March 6th through March 10th is Texas School Lunch Week and National School Breakfast Week. The Frisco ISD Child Nutrition Department would like to encourage our students to eat breakfast and lunch with us during this week.

  • Director of Fine Arts Announced
    Director of Fine Arts Dr. Daryl Trent, currently the Director of Bands at Frisco High, was named as the Director of Fine Arts. Dr. Trent has 32 years of experience as an educator/band director and 27 of those years of service have been to the students of FISD, where he has built an award-winning program. His bachelor’s degree in Music Education is from Howard Payne and his master’s degree is from West Texas State University. His doctorate is from Texas A&M.

  • Congratulations to CHS junior Norm Qi
    Centennial High School Junior An "Norm" Qi scored a perfect score of 2400 on the Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

  • FISD High Schools Take Top Spots at Regional Academic Decathlon.
    The title of the book could be “A Tale of Two High Schools,” or “The FISD Dynasty.”

  • Centennial High School AcDec Team Pleased with 2nd Place State Results. In San Antonio, February 24-25, the Centennial High School Academic Decathlon team excelled in the Texas Academic Decathlon State Competition, finishing 2nd overall among all 4A schools. This accomplishment earned every team member an $800 scholarship.

  • FHS Art Students Win Top Awards at 2006 Collin County Creative Arts Show. Kiona Budnik, Blake O’Brien and Lauren Trauffer won the plaques for each of their respective High School divisions at the recent Collin County Creative Arts Show.

  • National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist
    Yingda (Linda) Bi and Lauren Couch have the distinguished honor of advancing in the National Merit Scholarship Program by achieving the level of Finalis

  • Staley Students Expand Their Horizons
    On Saturday February 11, 2006, twenty-three female students and two teachers from Staley Middle School attended the “Expanding Your Horizons” math and science conference in Denton. Students who attended the career conference for young women traveled to Texas Women’s University for a day full of workshops and activities.

  • Students In the News
    - From The Frisco Enterprise
    Centennial's Kate Marr and Abbey Niehaus, the school's first two athletes to sign for a collegiate scholarship at a four-year institution, and Frisco's Josh Mikulewicz each signed letters of intent to play Division I soccer.

  • District Chooses Holiday Greeting Card
    Frisco Independent School District has selected next year’s holiday greeting card from a selection of student drawings.

  • Lone Star Leadership Academy for Outstanding Texas 5th-8th Graders. The Lone Star Leadership Academy is a Monday-Friday experiential learning leadership development program for outstanding 5th-8th graders from across the state of Texas.

  • Argentinean Teacher Spends Summer Break Studying American Education in Frisco. Gabriel Noto teaches English to fifth, sixth and seventh grade students in Buenos Aires but he is spending his summer break in Frisco monitoring classes from kindergarten through high school to witness the American educational system first hand. Though he began to learn English as a child, this is the first time he has visited an English-speaking country.

  • Dennis McDonald Explains How Staley Parents, Teachers Can Use Love and Logic. Staley Principal Dennis McDonald addressed parents Tuesday night with a presentation on the Love and Logic parenting process – explaining that he and fellow teachers and administrators at Staley Middle School use some of these “parenting techniques” when dealing with students at school, as well.

  • Spirit of Africa at Curtsinger Elementary
    The Curtsinger Elementary School PTA coordinated and funded a program on Thursday, Feb. 2, as one of the school's special activities during Black History Month.

  • Join Get Fit Frisco and Support The Frisco Education Foundation. Centennial Medical Center is on board to do health screenings at the kick-off for Get Fit Frisco Saturday and organizers say fasting isn’t necessary but do eat a light, healthy breakfast such as oatmeal or bran cereal. The screenings include blood pressure and heart rate, glucose levels, cholesterol and bone density.

  • Guest Speaker at Christie Elementary Targets Dad Involvement. Saturday was a special day for many children at Christie Elementary because their dads were there to learn with them.

    CHS Student Named to Texas All-State Band 2006

  • Roldan Diaz, a senior member of the CHS band, was recognized for attaining the highest honor bestowed upon a high school band student by being named to the Texas All-State Band 2006. Roldan has been a member of the Texas Music Educators Association’s All-Region and All-Area bands for four years and missed the All-State band by one spot the last three years. He was 1st in the Region and Area, competing against 5A students at all levels. He plays the saxophone and director Jason Prasifka complimented Roldan on his talent, his drive and his integrity.

  • Frisco H.S. Art Students Progress to State V.A.S.E. Competition. On Saturday, Feb. 4th eleven FHS art students (with 12 artworks) were selected at the Region X Visual Arts Scholastic Event to compete in the 2006 State V.A.S.E. competition.

  • Reflections Winners Place at Area 10 Competition
    The Frisco ISD Council of PTA’s president Rich Kinnunen has announced that 19 student entries have been sent on to state competition.

  • Frisco High School Science Teacher to Present at National Science Teacher Convention. Heather Marshall, science teacher at Frisco High School, has been awarded the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for the Texas Section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). The association has asked her to present at the National Science Teacher Convention in Anaheim, California, in April.

  • FHS Junior Scores a Perfect 2400 on the SAT
    Steven Zhu, FHS junior, took the new SAT test in December, and left feeling like he had done well. Little did he know that in January he would find out that he made a perfect score of 2400. In the new test, which is more rigorous, a writing component has been added which increased the perfect score from 1600 to 2400 – 800 in each area of verbal, math and writing.

  • Frisco High School Art Student’s Flag Design Chosen for Youth Art Month. Logan Fair, junior at Frisco High School, has had his flag depicting cowboy on horseback illuminated by a rising sun on a backdrop representation of the Texas flag chosen to represent the state during Youth Art Month (YAM), according to an announcement made by the Texas Art Education Association.

  • Child Nutrition Department Helps Moms Teach Healthy Eating Habits. The Frisco Independent School District Child Nutrition Department is a vital part of school operations in the cafeterias each day, but the department is also striving to help schools with curriculum that will produce healthy adults who understand how to read labels and how food fuels the body.

  • Student Project Teaches Life Lessons
    Smith Elementary School Kindergarten/First Grade Looping students recently began a business as part of their learning unit on "needs and wants.

  • Fisher Proves Spelling Bees Still Rock
    Research may not back up this assertion, but from observing a recent spelling bee at Fisher Elementary School, it appears that closing the eyes and nodding your head often helps with the spelling of words.

  • Mascots for New High Schools Selected
    Mascots for the new high schools have been selected by students in the district who will be attending those schools next year.

    Wakeland High School students will be the Wolverines - 68 percent of the votes were cast for this choice.

    Liberty High School will be the Redhawks - 70 percent of the students voted for this choice.

  • 20,000th Student Enrolls in Frisco ISD
    Frisco High School junior Amelia "Emmie" France enrolled in school Wednesday, Jan. 4, becoming the 20,000th student to enroll in Frisco ISD.

  • FISD Parent Survey. We Want to Hear From You!
    A Parent Survey has been placed on the FISD website to gauge your thoughts on several areas of importance to our district. Please take a few minutes to participate in this web-based survey. The survey will be available from Thursday, February 9, through Wednesday, February 22. We will share the results via the web. Parents who do not have internet access will be able to arrange to take the survey at a campus. We appreciate your time and your attention to this important exercise. If you have questions, contact the Communications Office at 469-633-6060 or mckays@friscoisd.org. Thank you in advance. Frisco ISD Administration and Board of Trustees

  • FHS Band Students Garner Honors in Regional Competition Region. The Region 24 UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest was held here at FHS this weekend. Frisco was well represented by the FHS Band Students as they served as host to just under 2,000 area musicians from 22 schools. Forty four FHS band students brought home the gold earning Gold medal First Division Ratings. In addition to the 44 gold medallists 35 students earned First Division Gold medals in Ensemble Performance.

  • Purse Design Places Second in Competition, CHS Student Designer Wins Scholarship. Susanna Burke, a participant in the Centennial High School Independent Studies program, has been awarded a scholarship that will cover half of her tuition to the Art Institute of Dallas, according to Di Ann Hill, ISM teacher.

  • FHS Business Students to Compete at State Level
    Frisco High School Business students competed in the Business Professional’s Association Regional Competition for the first time this year and had two students place in their events, according to Adrienne Crump, BPA club sponsor.

  • Anderson Elementary Students Learn About the World
    Anderson Elementary and Collin County Community College hosted an evening of Cultures Around the World to expose and educate students about the many wonderful customs, foods, dress and music of other countries.

  • Noon Rotary Spotlights Seniors
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club spotlights the academic achievements of outstanding FISD seniors. On Thursday, January 26, 2006, the club recognized the accomplishments of Lauren Couch and Gurbinder Jassar.

  • Pink Field Dedicated
    Frisco teenagers didn’t play soccer when Dr. Erwin G. Pink was team doctor, but as Superintendent Rick Reedy observed Tuesday afternoon “If they had played soccer, he would have been there.”

  • Centennial Football Players Named to the First and Second Teams of the Academic All-State Football Team. Ben Walker of Centennial High School was named to the Class 4A Academic All-State Football team for 2005-06 and Matt Crook of CHS was named to the Second Team by the Texas High School Coaches Association.

  • Parents, Students Explore Classes and Careers
    Parents and students from throughout the district attended a Career Exploration Expo at Frisco High School to meet teachers and learn about classes offered in Frisco Independent School District that can prepare students for a variety of careers and even help them to graduate high school with college credit already earned.

  • A Message from Dr. Reedy
    I hope that during this holiday season and break our families had more time for leisure activities and the opportunity to spend some well-deserved time together. During those moments, we as parents often find ourselves watching our children and wondering what they will be like when they grow up.

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Melanie Yabs
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club honors the outstanding accomplishments of Frisco ISD seniors. On Thursday, February 9, Rotarians recognized Melanie Yabs of Centennial High School.

  • Current and Former Board Members Recognized
    FISD current and former Board members were recognized at a reception prior to the regular Board meeting on Monday, January 9, as part of School Board Appreciation Month.

  • FISD Employee Wins Golden Eagle Award
    Allison Miller, secretary for the Frisco Independent School District’s Superintendent’s office, was named winner of the Golden Eagle Award at the annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

  • Kate Marr Signs Letter of Intent with OU
    Kate Marr, senior soccer player at Centennial High School, has signed a letter of intent with University of Oklahoma, according to her parents.
    Marr began playing soccer at age 4 and has hopes of becoming a physical therapist or sports psychologist.
    She is the daughter of Mike and Barbara Marr.

  • Curtsinger and Smith Elementary Schools Have Shot at Blue Ribbon Designation. Curtsinger and Smith Elementary Schools have both been nominated by the Texas Education Association for consideration as a Blue Ribbon School. The two Frisco schools will be honored along with 24 other schools in the state Monday, January 30 at a breakfast reception in Austin. But Principal Matt Kimball of Frisco Independent School District’s Noel Smith Elementary says it will be September before FISD is notified that the two schools are officially Blue Ribbon schools. “The next two steps involve turning in a well-written application and meeting the AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) requirements,” Kimball said.

  • Hurricane Education Recovery Act
    The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) published a Federal Registrar notice on Thursday, January 12, 2006, announcing availability of the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, Section 107, Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students. If you or a family member are currently enrolled in an eligible private non-profit school, please make contact with Alicia Richmond, Director of Special Programs at 469-633-6800 no later than 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2006 to obtain further information.

  • FISD High Schools Take Top Spots at Regional Academic Decathlon. The title of the book could be “A Tale of Two High Schools,” or “The FISD Dynasty.” This past weekend, the Centennial High School Academic Decathlon team, in only its third year of competition and its first year with seniors, claimed the Regional Championship, and Frisco High School, which has advanced from regional competition to state the past nine years, took second place at the 4A Region VIII Academic Decathlon Competition at North Crowley High School.

  • Reflections Winners Sent on to Area 10 Competition. The Frisco ISD Council of PTAs completed its Reflections art and essay contest judging in December and selected top winners to be sent on to the Area level. Those entries were to be judged this month.

  • Clark Student Wins Second Place in Texas School Safety Center Essay Contest. Omar Cheikh-Ali of Plano, sixth grade ILA student at Clark Middle School in Frisco Independent School District, will receive a $300 cash prize from the Texas School Safety Center for an anti-drug essay

  • FHS Color Guard Takes First Place Honors at Fossil Ridge Show. Daryl Trent, director of the Frisco High School Band, announced this week that the FHS Color Guard placed 1st at the Fossil Ridge Invitational t his year. The FHS Color Guard competes in the largest Color Guard circuit in Texas, going up against 150 color guard units, he said.

  • FHS Students Build Hovercrafts and Catapults to Learn Physics. Frisco High School Junior Daphne Wu had never touched a power tool until this year. But now that she and her teammates, Kristi Morris, Staci Travis and Whitney Newman have built a hovercraft for Pre-AP Physics, she has experienced the thrill of the drill and learned about Newton’s Second Law first hand.

  • FHS Students to Participate in National Rocket Contest
    Frisco High School physics students are preparing to take part in the 2006 Team America Rocketry Challenge, a nationwide contest for students in grades 7-12 that aims to get them interested in math and science – using a $60,000 prize package for the top teams as an incentive.

  • The Prize Posse Finds FISD Teachers with Great Ideas
    The FEF Prize Posse takes its cue from Publisher’s Clearing House, knocking on classroom doors and catching the winners unawares – though no one has ever been caught in a bathrobe!

  • Student Career Exploration Expo
    Parents and students, mark your calendars for January 17, 2006.  Frisco ISD will be hosting a Career Exploration Expo for 8th – 11th grade students and their parents.  The Expo will be held at Frisco High School in the cafeteria.

    Grants for Great Ideas Brings Added Dimensions to Instruction Most people know that the Frisco Education Foundation provides scholarships to graduating seniors but another aspect of FEF is the Grants for Great Ideas program that allows teachers to apply for grants for programs that will enhance the district’s curriculum.

  • Frisco Centennial High School's Titan Color Guard placed 2nd in the Novice Category at the Keller-Fossil Ridge High School Winter Guard Competition this past Saturday. “I am very proud of how they have progressed this year, said Titan Color Guard Director, Brian Greenleaf. Their hard work and dedication are beginning to pay off. If they keep compiling the scores they received this past weekend, I see no reason they should not be promoted to the next competition category, Regional A.”Titan Color Guard’s next competition is February 11th, 2005, at Colleyville-Heritage High School.

  • Panther Chorale & Concert Orchestra prepare for UIL Non-Varsity Competition! Four Pioneer Heritage Middle School performing ensembles are preparing for this March’s UIL Choir & Orchestra competitions under the direction of Dr. Priscilla Holt. “Supreme preparation is our motto,” said Dr. Holt. “We are taking our lead from the Winter Olympics in Torino. We are only as good as our preparation,” she said.

  • Small World, University of Dallas Join to Award Scholarship to Centennial Student. Van "Vicki" Vu, senior at Centennial High School, is the recipient of a full four year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees at the University of Dallas. This scholarship is an estimated value of $84,000. The scholarship is a joint effort of the University of Dallas and Small World, according to Bonnie Jones, counselor at Centennial High School.

  • Centennial Band Student Goes to All-State
    Roldan Diaz, a senior at Centennial High School, has been selected first in the North East Texas area and has been named a member of the All-State band.

  • Seniors Recognized
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes FISD seniors for their outstanding academic achievement. On January 19, Rotarians spotlighted Whitney Brazeal and Alex Dahm.

  • Clark Middle School Band to Attend the North Texas Jazz Festival. Clark Middle School Band, under the direction of David Dunham, has been selected as one of only two middle school bands from across the nation to attend the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison.

  • Centennial Student Has Scholarship in the Bag. Susanna Burke, a student in the Independent Study and Mentorship program at Centennial High School, has won the local Teen Fashion Innovators Search, a national scholarship program sponsored locally by The Art Institute of Dallas.

  • Seniors Honored by Frisco Noon Rotary
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club spotlights FISD seniors for their outstanding academic achievements.

  • On Thursday, January 12, Rotarians honored Brenna Williams and Daniel Twardowski.

    Collin County Parents Given Tools to Fight Substance Abuse.
    Would you know what to look for in your teen’s room to give clues to whether he/she was using drugs?

  • Rotary Honors Seniors
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes seniors from FISD's two high schools.
    On Thursday, January 5, Rotarians greeted Ben Walker and Kaely Kantaris of Centennial High School.

  • Jonathan Roberts Wins DAR Essay Contest and Scholarship.
    The Preston Ridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has announced that Jonathan Mark Roberts of Centennial High School will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his entry into the Good Citizens Essay Contest. He has also been named the DAR Good Citizen for Centennial High School.

  • How are decisions made regarding school delays and closings? Decisions regarding school delays and closings - In FISD, we have several people who begin driving the roads in all areas of the district at 4 a.m. so that we can make a decision shortly after 5 a.m. In addition, we call the area school districts to see what they are doing about school closings. Sometimes it is very clear what the decision will be the night before; most of the time, however, the decision needs to be made that morning.

  • Discussion of Preferred Plans for Attendance Rezoning for 2006-2007. Update: Maps are now available. In 2006-2007, the following schools will be opening to meet the needs of an increasing student population: Corbell Elementary (Trails of West Frisco); Sem Elementary (Panther Creek Estates); Ogle Elementary (Craig Ranch North); Taylor Elementary (south of SH 121); Wakeland High School (south of Eldorado between Legacy and the Tollroad) with 9-11 graders; and Liberty High (temporary site at Coit and McDermott for one year; permanent site at Rolater between Independence and Custer) with 9-10 graders.

  • Sleet Doesn’t Dampen Senior Citizens’ Holiday Event
    The annual Senior Citizen’s Holiday Luncheon is kind of like the US Postal service – no matter the weather, they will be there.

  • 2005 Fall Wrap-Up
    By David Kuykendall, FISD Athletic Director

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, athletes in Frisco are trading in their football helmets, volleyball shoes, tennis rackets, and jogging outfits for basketball shoes, wrestling tights, soccer cleats and swim trunks. It has been a challenging and exciting fall for several of the high school programs. Some teams went to the play-offs, some almost advanced to regional, and some went through a re-building process.

  • Frisco High School Vocalists Earns Region Honors.
    Alyssa Garcia, a Frisco High School vocalist, was recently named to the Texas Music Educators (TMEA), All-Region Treble Choir.

    FHS Marching Band Honored.
    The Frisco High School Marching Band advanced to the Area level of UIL competition by earning a First Division Rating at the UIL Regional Marching Contest. The UIL Area contest was held in at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite. The day was the climax to a very successful year for the FHS Marching Raccoons.

  • Rotary Spotlight
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club recognizes the outstanding achievements of FISD seniors.

    On November 17, FHS seniors Katie Baker and Brian Hales.

  • Congratulations to Titan TV!
    CHS brought home the top award for broadcasting at the national competition in Chicago, which is the Pacemaker award. Other awards include 2nd place for Best in Show-broadcast, Cole Ruede Superior for Broadcast Feature, Jessica Thompson Excellent for Commercial, and Drew Graham Honorable Mention for Sports-Broadcast. The group competed and attended workshops to improve their broadcast at the National Convention in Chicago.

  • FHS AP Art Student Artwork on College Board/AP Website.
    Nathan Faubion, a former AP Studio Art student at Frisco High School, has had 12 of his concentration art works selected for exhibition on the College Board AP website, according to June Waggener, FHS art teacher.

  • Lady Titan Volleyball Team - Congratulations to our Regional Quarterfinal Champion Lady Titans.

  • Centennial Titan Band Honored in Area Competition.
    The Centennial High School Band competed at the UIL Area C Marching Contest this past Saturday in Mesquite. The band had advanced to this level by receiving straight 1st division ratings at the region level the weekend before.

  • FHS AP Art Students Win NAHS State Awards
    FHS AP Art students, Derick Lowe and Travis Chick were selected for the National Art Honor Society’s 2005 Texas State Slide Registry.

    Pioneer Heritage Middle School Students Selected for All-Region Orchestra.
    Congratulations are extended to the 5 PHMS students who auditioned for All-Region Orchestra AND were selected to participate in the All-Region MS Orchestras!

  • National Hispanic Recognition Goes to Local Student.
    Ashley Faulstich, a member of the senior class at Frisco High School, has been recognized by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program, as announced by Principal Rick Burnett.

  • Art Show Planned at FHS
    The multi-talented art students at Frisco High School will host their holiday art show at the high school on Sunday, December 18 from 1:30 to 4 in the afternoon. Art works from the National Art Honor Society and the AP Studio Art students will be displayed. The public is invited to view the works of these talented young artists.

  • The Prize Posse Finds FISD Teachers with Great Ideas
    The FEF Prize Posse takes its cue from Publisher’s Clearing House, knocking on classroom doors and catching the winners unawares – though no one has ever been caught in a bathrobe!

  • Small World’s Angel Program Brings Holiday Cheer to Area
    Children.The Small World organization expected to solicit donations for about 900 families this year, but with Thanksgiving Day not even here, Rudy Andrea, board member and public relations representative, says the organization has the names of about 1200 families and could receive more.

  • FISD Wins TAEA State Art Award
    Mike Hall, chairman of the Youth Art Month committee for the Texas Art Education Association, announced on November 1st that Frisco ISD had been selected for their 2005 “Outstanding Youth Art Month Observance” award. FHS art teacher and district chairman for the TAEA YAM events, June Waggener, was recognized for her leadership and service.

  • Isbell Kindergarten Students Share Thanksgiving Feast and Thoughts.
    Isbell Elementary School kindergarten students and their parents enjoyed a Frisco Independent School District tradition Thursday with their Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey, pumpkin pie, decorative place mats and costumes made out of construction paper.

  • Frisco Reads Hosts Two Guest Writers
    Eileen Christelow, who refers to herself as her readers do as The Monkey Lady, and Kimberly Willis Holt, who writes books for juvenile readers, were the guest authors for Frisco’s staff development event sponsored by Horace Mann Insurance and Frisco Education Foundation.

  • Centennial Student Back to Earth after Space Camp Experience Centennial High School Freshman Tony Holthaus was one of about 15 or so middle school and high school students who attended the US Space and Rocket Center camp in Huntsville, Alabama, at the end of September; this was a special session of the camp for visually impaired students.

  • Spanish-Speaking Families Encouraged at Parent Involvement Meeting. As students get older, parent involvement at Frisco Independent School District can sometimes decline or become a fixture of sports and band booster clubs, but FISD counselors know that students need their parents to be involved in their studies and in their schools long after elementary school.

  • Smith Elementary Students Honor Veterans in Patriotic Program. Veterans from all branches of service, male and female, young and old, sharing memories of times of peace and times of war, gathered at Smith Elementary to be honored for their service to the United States.

  • I.S. Rogers Gets Live Oak and Tree City USA Flag for Arbor Day The second grade classes at I.S. Rogers got to pass around “tree cookies” as they learned about the life cycle of trees and the importance of trees to the environment Tuesday morning, November 8.

  • FISD Girls Soccer Teams On Hand for Good Morning Texas FISD girls soccer teams were on hand for Brandi Chastain's Good Morning Texas appearance and were able to learn some new moves! Chastain was in town early to help promote the MLS Cup event to be held at Pizza Hut Park on Sunday, Nov. 13. She will be providing sideline commentary for the televised event.

  • Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club honors top achieving Frisco ISD seniors. This year, Rotary is able to honor seniors from two graduating classes - at Frisco High and at Centennial High. The first two Centennial High School seniors were recognized on Thursday, November 3. They are Krishna Bhadriraju and Yingda Bi.

  • Centennial Junior Featured on Monday’s “The Why Guy.”
    Drew Graham, a junior at Centennial High School, taped a segment with Mike Castelluci this week. Graham is very active with the television broadcasting class and Titan TV. Graham’s segment aired at 6:45 on Monday, November 14 on Channel 8.

  • Parents May Choose Not to be Notified of Lunch Account Balance. The Child Nutrition Department of Frisco Independent School District is using the School Messenger service to notify parents when their child’s account has dropped to less than $2 or shows a negative balance.

    Toll-Free Hotline for Parents and Teachers

  • The Texas Education Agency is operating a toll-free hotline over to assist parents and educators meet the needs of students evacuated from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama due to Hurricane Katrina. The toll-free hotline number is is 800-957-5109. This 800 number will be manned by Texas Education Agency staff Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • I.S. Rogers Takes Top Honors at Annual Chili Challenge
    The Frisco Education Foundation volunteers had prepared 900 ballots to be used at the annual Chili Challenge fundraiser but so many people turned out for the event they had improvise and make more ballots Friday night at Staley Middle School.

  • Gary Burns Fun Run Benefits Frisco Students
    The sixth Gary Burns Fun Run is estimated to have topped the $100,000 mark in funds raised for scholarships for Frisco ISD students and the Grants for Great Ideas program, according to K Jonas, director of Frisco Education Foundation.

  • Bledsoe Fourth and Fifth Graders Get the Scoop on Weather Watching Greg Fields, meteorologist with WFAA Channel 8 met with fourth and fifth grade students from Calvin Bledsoe Elementary on October 28 to explain to the students the hard work that goes into becoming a meteorologist and to show them some of scientific instruments he uses as part of his job.

  • Frisco Students Named to Congressional Youth Advisory
    Congressman Sam Johnson’s office has announced that 42 students from the Third Congressional District have been selected to serve as members of the youth advisory council; three of those students attend Frisco schools.

  • 400 Wins for FHS Volleyball Coach Janie Litchford. FHS head volleyball coach Janie Litchford was honored by the Spike It Booster Club and FISD officials Athletic Director David Kuykendall, Superintendent Rick Reedy and FHS Principal Rick Burnett on Friday, October 21, for reaching the career milestone of 400 wins this season. Congratulations!

  • Athletic News by David Kuykendall, FISD Athletic Director.
    The Do’s And Don’ts Of Supporting Your Child
    (PDF) This is a reproduction of an article I wrote four years ago. Even though I no longer have a child in athletics, I feel as strongly about my observations of parents as I ever have. Frisco is an awesome place to live and raise a family. With the tremendous number of young families living in Frisco, here is a bit of free advice that took me a lifetime to learn.

  • FISD Employees are in the Pink for Komen Foundation
    Several Frisco employees have been working to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise money for the Komen Foundation to help find a cure for this disease. Emily Mikeska, school nurse at Clark Middle School, is a former oncology nurse and she reports that so far it appears that FISD faculty and staff raised $4,706. Fourteen schools participated.

  • Have Breakfast at School This Week
    Frisco Independent School District’s Child Nutrition Department urges parents to observe Texas School Breakfast Week with their family and encourage their students to eat breakfast at school during the week of November 7 through 11.

    Eating breakfast is an important part of reducing obesity, getting better grades, decreasing illness and increasing overall nutrient intake in children. Parents are encouraged to join their child in the cafeteria for breakfast. It is a great opportunity to share a school experience with your student and to set an example for your child.

  • Red Ribbon Week at Fisher Elementary
    Hand in Hand…United We Stand Against Drugs!”   This was Fisher Elementary’s overall theme for National Red Ribbon Week (October 24th – October 28th). 

  • Frisco Noon Rotary Club Honors Seniors
    Each month, the Frisco Noon Rotary Club honors seniors from Frisco ISD high schools. On Thursday, October 20, FHS seniors Molly Kinson and Eric Stromme were highlighted for their outstanding achievements.

  • Centennial High Students Receive National Honors for Titan TV News Program. Centennial Broadcast Students received top honors for their Titan TV news program at the National Scholastic Press Association National High School Competition.

  • Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten Visits Shawnee Trail
    Shawnee Trail Elementary students were treated Tuesday to a visit from Dallas Cowboy Tight End Jason Witten. Fifth grader Marcus Cashaw, who has attended Shawnee Trail since it opened in 2000, won a contest through JC Penney called "Take a Player to School." Witten was one of 34 NFL players participating in this program.

  • Fire Clowns Teach Safety with Lots of Laughs
    Last October the Frisco Fire Clowns were busy working on Old McDonald’s Farm and teaching important lessons about safety to Frisco school children; this year Flash, Smokey, Siren and Skwert  decided to head for the high seas on a cruise vacation that has ended up with Frisco’s trusty Fire Clowns aboard a pirate ship.

  • Titan Band Honored in Regional Competition
    The Centennial High School Band competed in the UIL region marching contest this past Saturday in Carrolton.  The band received straight 1st division ratings from all judges. 

  • Macy's Department Store Donates to Bright Elementary Hurricane Evacuees. Hurricane Katrina Evacuees who have children or family members enrolled in Bright Elementary happily met Macy's representatives Thursday to accept 10 large boxes full of items donated by Macy's.

  • Frisco's Newest Graduate: Cletus Bristol
    Cletus Bristol kept the fact that he had dropped out of high school a secret until he let it slip a few months ago during an interview for a book being produced by the Frisco Heritage Association. Even some of his family members didn’t know that he left school early.

  • Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre Visits Frisco
    Third grade students throughout Frisco Independent School District are being introduced to the joy of opera through the efforts of the Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre, which is an educational tool of the Fort Worth Opera

  • Centennial High Students Recognized as AP Scholars.
    24 students at CHS have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams.

  • Frisco High Students Earn AP Scholar Recognition.
    Thirty-seven students at Frisco High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams

  • Miss Texas Shares Her Memories of School Bully with Borchardt Students. Borchardt Elementary students were dazzled by the rhinestone tiara but they listened carefully as Morgan Matlock, Miss Texas 2005, talked to them Thursday morning about how negativity, bullying and gossip can hurt a person and cause problems that last for years.

  • CHS Seniors Named as Semifinalists in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program. Yingda Bi and Lauren Couch have the distinguished honor of being named National Merit Semifinalists, a distinction held by less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors annually.

  • Rotary Spotlight on Seniors
    Each month the Frisco Noon Rotary Club honors two FISD seniors for their outstanding academic achievements. In September, Rotary highlighted FHS seniors Devon Reynolds and Elizabeth Peterson.

  • Frisco Kids Work to Help Katrina Victims
    Frisco Independent School District has enrolled more than 200 new students whose families evacuated the Gulf Coast because of Hurricane Katrina. Most of those children have relocated to live with or near family members who already lived in Frisco.

    “We are greeting these children with open arms,” Dr. Rick Reedy, superintendent of Frisco ISD said. “They have been uprooted. They are adjusting to many new things all at once. The familiarity of the classroom, a routine and the opportunity to make new friends will go along way towards returning some normalcy to their worlds.”

  • ISM Students Role Play Interviews to Prepare for Real World
    Students from Frisco High School and Centennial High School spent Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Maple Street Complex practicing business skills to prepare them for their year long mentorship program – taking to heart such wise advice as “when in doubt, overdress,” and never wear flip-flops to a job interview.

  • Borchardt Student Artists Win Savings Bonds
    Three students from the Borchardt Elementary art program are $2,000 richer this year after they each received $2,000 savings bonds from the Texas on My Mind Art and Literature contest sponsored by Senator Florence Shapiro’s office.

  • Boals Honor Choir Chosen One of Best in State
    The Boals Honor Choir recently submitted a recording to the Texas Music Educators Association and was selected as one of the top elementary choirs in the state, according to Melissa Ringel of Boals.

  • Lessons in Community
    Student Food Drive Supports Frisco Family Services

    As the new school year begins Frisco children will learn reading, writing and arithmetic but they will also learn important lessons about being a good neighbor and community volunteer.

  • Getting It Done, On and Off the Field
    Kel Presley, FHS Senior, Football Player and FCA officer, volunteered his time with Coach Brian Mayper on Saturday at Frisco Family Services Resale Shop.

    Is Portia Taylor Elementary going to open as scheduled? Yes. This school, located south of SH 121 between Coit and Independence, will open for the 2006-2007 school year. Although issues related to the extension of Gillespie Drive are still be resolved, work should begin within the next two weeks. Also opening in 2006 are Sem Elementary, Ogle Elementary, Corbell Elementary, Wakeland High School and Liberty High School.

  • A Message from Dr. Reedy
    Ten Tips From The People
    On How To Be A Winning Parent

    As we continue into this exciting new school year, I hope all of us have been able to reflect on our goals for ourselves and our students and how our role will make a difference in the education of students in the FISD. There is no doubt that the most important partners in education are parents. In light of that fact, I wanted to share this article written by William Banach that says some great things about what it takes to be a "winning" parent. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Discussion of Liberty High Transition Plan
    Excerpt from September 12, 2005 Board Highlights
    On-going discussion of Liberty High transition plan. The final decision on this zone and grade configuration will be made by the Board at the Oct. 10 regular meeting.

  • Community Homecoming Events Being Planned
    Who says you can’t go home again? This year, the “homecoming” events will be going back to their original roots with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce again becoming the sponsoring organization.

  • District Enrolling Students Displaced by Hurricane
    Frisco ISD and other North Texas school districts, with approval from the Texas Education Agency, are enrolling students from the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina who have relocated with families and friends to this area.

  • Roach Middle School Partners With Fire Department.
    The Frisco Fire Department has gone back to school this year with its temporary station located in an available Roach Middle School classroom.

  • Hospital Becomes Sustaining Partner with Frisco Education Foundation.
    Centennial Medical Center, part of Tenet Healthcare, demonstrated its care and concern for the future of Frisco this week by agreeing to become a sustaining partner for the Frisco Education Foundation for the next three years.

  • School Dedications – Aug. 28 and Sept. 11
    Frisco ISD will open four new schools this year providing even more safe, clean and modern learning environments for Frisco students. The schools are: Dr. Erwin G. and Elisabeth Pink Elementary School at 3650 Overhill Drive , Lucille Rogers Ashley Elementary School at 5601 Christopher Lane, Calvin Bledsoe Elementary School at 1900 Timber Ridge Drive, and Sam and Ann Roach Middle School at 12499 Independence Parkway.

  • On the Grow!
    First Day of School Enrollment Numbers

    Frisco ISD starts the school year with 19,056 students. View 2005-2006 enrollment for 1st day, 6th day and projected numbers for October 1st for all FISD campuses. (Adobe Reader required PDF)

  • Spotlight on the Frisco ISD Board: Meet Brenda Polk.
    When Brenda Polk joined the school Board in May, it was the culmination of a commitment to service that she made several years ago when her twin daughters were infants.

  • Pizza Hut Park Opens
    Frisco ISD gains facility, saves money

    Frisco ISD officials were on hand Saturday night, August 6, for the season opener of the FC Dallas team and the inaugural event at this newest sports/entertainment venue in Frisco that is a model for public/private partnerships.

  • Staley Teacher Wins Leon Jaworski Award
    Patience LeBlanc, eighth-grade American History teacher at Staley Middle School, has received the Leon Jaworksi Awards for Teaching Excellence in Law Focused Education. She has received $500 that may be used to purchase law focused education materials or to cover travel expenses to attend an educational conference. The use of the funds is approved through the Department of Public Service/Law-Related Education of the State Bar of Texas.

  • FISD Faculty and Staff Kick Off New Year at Convention Center
    Frisco High School teachers waved blue and gold pom-poms. Wester folks waved their Wester Wildcat Paws high in the air. Frisco ISDs many other schools showed their spirit with clapping and cheering or by wearing their faculty shirts. But no matter how they expressed themselves, FISD staff members, who are more than 2,600 strong, attended the 2005-2006 Convocation Ceremonies at Frisco’s new convention center on Thursday, August 11, and demonstrated that they are excited and ready for the new school year.

  • FISD Welcomes New Administrators
    Frisco ISD is welcoming 380 new professional employees this year. Among those hires are some new faces at central office, along with a couple of FISD veterans.

  • FISD, Frisco Chamber Welcomes New Hires
    Every school year FISD kindergarten students learn to make new friends, eat in the cafeteria together and join together in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. On Monday more than 400 new professionals did those same things as they were honored by local elected officials, business people and community leaders at the annual Frisco Chamber of Commerce New Teacher Breakfast at Centennial High School.

  • Elementary Boundary Adjustment for 2005-2006
    Changes affect Rogers and Ashley attendance zones. At the end of May, the Administrative staff met again with the demographer to look at end-of-year enrollments and projections for this fall. During that meeting some changes in housing occupancies caused the Administration to bring a recommendation to the Board to adjust the elementary attendance zones, moving some students from Rogers to Ashley.

  • CHS Academic Octathlon Team Earns Honors
    In its second year of competition, The Centennial High School Academic Octathlon team competed very well, finishing second in the region earning the Overall Team Silver medal and the 1st place Gold medal in the highly prized Super Quiz Team Relay.

  • Outstanding FISD Student Selected for Summer 2005 Lone Star Leadership Academy-Houston/Galveston Programs. Douglas Pittenger of Staley Middle School is among the Outstanding Texas 7th and 8th grade students from across the state who have been selected to participate in Education in Action's summer 2005 Lone Star Leadership Academy - Houston/Galveston programs.

  • Outstanding FISD Students Selected for Summer 2005 Lone Star Leadership Academy-Austin Programs. Sixth Graders Haley Pittman and Morgan Polk of Clark Middle School; sixth graders Julia Stewart, Jasmine Faa and Meagan Wills of Griffin Middle School; sixth grader Lexi Keyes of Pioneer Heritage Middle School; and seventh grader William Lochner of Wester Middle School were among the outstanding Texas 6th and 7th grade students from across the state who have been selected to participate in Education in Action's summer 2005 Lone Star Leadership Academy - Austin programs.