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Naming of High Schools Number #5 and #6 (February, 2007)

The FISD Board of trustees approved names for the next two high schools - #5 and #6 - at the Monday, February 12, regular meeting of the Board.

The two names approved by the Board are Heritage and Lone Star.

Heritage High School was chosen for the school being built in the northeast quadrant of the district – north of ElDorado and west of Independence near the fire station. This was chosen for the following reasons:  Frisco and the surrounding area has a rich and diverse heritage and the community is committed to preserving our past as a means of protecting and ensuring our future. The early settlements (before Frisco existed) and the importance of education to those settlers, the cattle drives along the trails, the railroad and agricultural all had significant impact on the spirit and formation of what is today Frisco. That pioneer spirit is an integral part of the rapid growth of these communities – a place that is open to change and committed to leaving its mark on the pages of history. Our students are a great part of this new heritage and they are certainly creating a legacy of success for others.

 Lone Star was the name chose for the high school being built in the northwest quadrant of the district/northeast intersection of Teel and Panther Creek. This was chosen for the following reasons: We brag that everything is bigger and better in Texas, and there is no star that shines brighter than our Lone Star. The pride of the Lone Star state is evident and the symbolism of the flag dates back to the early Republic of Texas. Pride in our state rivals our pride as members of this great nation and our spirit of patriotism. The vastness of our state symbolizes the bountiful opportunity available to our students in this land of opportunity, and our students are shining stars ready to take off in bright futures.

Heritage High School colors are maroon and gold; Lone Star High School colors are dark blue and silver.

These schools are scheduled to open in 2009 with 9th and 10th graders. Heritage should relieve Liberty High and Lone Star should relieve Wakeland.