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Mascot Time Again (April, 2008)

As you are aware, our 8th and 9th middle schools, Scoggins and Stafford, will be opening this fall. It is time to begin the mascot selection process. We are now taking input on potential mascots, so please email the Communications Department at by Friday, April 11, with your nominations. We will then look at all of the nominations and form a ballot of the best 3-5 possible mascots. Students who will be attending these schools next year will be allowed to vote on their choice for mascot. A decision will be announced by end of April/early May. Suggestions can come from students, staff, parents and the community at-large.

School Zones
Zones for the schools can be found here.

Richard L. Scoggins Middle School

Namesake: Richard L. Scoggins
Richard Scoggins was born in 1946 in Denison, Texas. He graduated from Denison High School and the University of Texas at Arlington, and moved to Frisco in 1980 when he married local girl Debbie Wilson. All four of their daughters graduated from Frisco High and two are in education and working in Frisco ISD. Mr. Scoggins served on the Board for 15 years, the second longest tenure to this date. During his service from 1989-2004, he served as school Board president for six years. While on the Board he also represented the interest of the Frisco ISD on the Frisco Economic Development Council Board, the Tax Increment and Refinancing Zone Board, and the County Education District. Frisco ISD experienced the beginning of its boom and continued rapid growth during his service, passing five bond referendums in the amount of $960 million to build 45 schools. He lists the hiring of Dr. Reedy in 1997 as Superintendent as the most important decision made during his time on the Board. For more than 30 years, Mr. Scoggins was president and partner owner of Chapman Construction, a company specializing in building transmission lines and substations to fiber-optic communications systems and wireless base transceiver stations. His success as a businessman and the generous spirit of he and his wife have made them active donors to many charitable efforts, including the Frisco Education Foundation, which began in 1999 due to the vision and support of the FISD School Board.


Sue Wilson Stafford Middle School

Namesake: Sue Wilson Stafford
Sue Wilson Stafford was born in Madill, Oklahoma, in 1946. She graduated from Madill High and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She began teaching in 1969 in Oklahoma and moved to Frisco ISD in 1979. She has taught at the elementary, middle school and high school levels and served as the district’s Migrant Education Coordinator from 1983-1994. She currently teaches students at the alternative program for middle school students and also teaches English as a Second Language and GED preparation classes to adults in the evenings. Her work with students has always extended outside of the classroom and she has worked countless hours for Frisco’s youth over the years. She has served on the Frisco Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and the YMCA Board of Directors and she and long-time civil servant Gary Burns founded the Frisco Children’s Fund to assist Frisco families in need for over 20 years. A scholarship fund in her honor through the Frisco Education Foundation is supported by the popular annual chili challenge and provides college money for FISD seniors. Sue’s commitment to others has garnered her the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Golden Eagle Award (1990) and the Citizen of the Year Award (1998). She is also a lifetime member of the PTA. Sue’s mother was a teacher and both of her children, FHS graduates Kari and Brooke, are teachers. Her legacy continues through the successes of other boys she helped raise, as well - Lupe, Javier and Gerardo Gaona have graduated from FHS and have or are completing their college educations at this time. Lupe is already teaching and coaching. There has been no greater advocate or mentor for children in this community than Sue Wilson Stafford and she has no apparent plan to slow down!