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Let’s show the community of West our FISD BEST
Parents and students, many have been asking what can be done to help the community of West, our neighbors to the south who were recently impacted by the tragic explosion. Two of their four schools were destroyed. As they work to rebuild, the outpouring of support has been great, but their biggest need at this time is monetary donations. Frisco ISD will be hosting a change donation drive May 28-3. There will be receptacles in the front office so that parents, students and staff members can donate their change. It will then be collected across the District and our bank depository will issue one check to the account set up in West. We will be sure to let you all know what is collected and sent by the FISD family. Every little bit of change helps and no donation is too small.
Students Invited to Apply for Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Frisco ISD students who want to start their own business are invited to apply to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for the 2013-2014 school year. The educational program is a partnership between the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Frisco Economic Development Corporation and Frisco ISD.
Over the course of the school year, students in grades six through twelve learn about entrepreneurship and launch their own company. Read more on Frisco ISD main page.
Frisco ISD-TV Garners National Honors
The Student Television Network (STN), an international association of high school broadcasting, film and media programs, has announced winners of its 2013 Spring Nationals competition. Read about the awards on Inside Frisco ISD.
CTE Student Honored in DART Student Art Contest
Elizabeth Rayes, a first year graphic design and illustration student at the Career and Technical Education Center, was awarded honorable mention in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s 2013 Secondary Student Art Contest. This was the first year students from the CTE Center participated in the contest.
Designs had to incorporate DART and this year’s theme: Your Adventure Awaits. Rayes will be recognized May 23 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
CTE Students Win Trip to Meet Supreme Court Justice
Two political science students from the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center will travel to Washington D.C. to meet Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Centennial High School senior D.J. Anderson and Liberty High School senior Jason Parsons were winners of a nationwide Supreme Court competition. Two additional student teams from the CTE Center’s political science class finished second and third, sweeping the Harlan Institute's Virtual Supreme Court competition. The competition is hosted by the Harlan Institute and the Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource). Visit Inside Frisco ISD for the full story and photos.
Frisco ISD-TV Students Win State UIL Honors
The Career and Technical Education Center Student Media Division of Frisco ISD-TV has received two gold medals, three silver medals, one bronze medal and two Honorable Mentions from the UIL's Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC). To view awards click here.
Student Report on Wester Partnership Featured on Baylor Website
Frisco ISD-TV's Mikayla Barnes has her story featured on Baylor University's School of Education website. The story focuses on how Baylor University uses technology to connect with Wester Middle School students. Watch the video and read the full story on Inside Frisco ISD.
Frisco ISD-TV Crew Covers Nancy Lieberman Foundation Gala
Frisco ISD-TV crewmembers were praised during a live on-air exchange between sportscasters Steve Dennis and Gina Miller for their efforts in covering the Nancy Lieberman Foundation Gala held Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Dallas. Read the full story on Inside Frisco ISD.
CTE Interns Gain Real Life Experience with Local Sports Organizations
Graphic arts is a growing field and Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education students have the opportunity to work with professionals to gain real-world experience as part of the Graphic Design and Illustration Practicum – an internship program for high school students who are in their third year of graphic design study at the CTE Center. Read full story.
Student Wins Poster Contest & Helps Teach Peers to Limit Distractions While Driving
Elizabeth Rayes, a first year graphic design and illustration student at the Career and Technical Education Center, has won first place in a state-wide poster contest sponsored by State Farm. The contest was designed to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted teen driving. Read full story on Inside Frisco ISD.
Kids Teaching Kids 2013 Cookbook
For the third time, fun and tasty recipes created by Frisco ISD high school students are featured in a cookbook for elementary students and their families.The 2013 cookbook was published by Kids Teaching Kids, an effort by Medical City Children’s Hospital and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association to help fight childhood obesity. Frisco ISD was the first school district in the area to create a Kids Teaching Kids cookbook. Two previous books, published in 2010 and 2011, were developed by culinary arts and graphic design students at the Career and Technical Education Center. This year’s book was designed by CTEC advanced graphic design and illustration student, Diane Hermes, who is also a junior at Centennial High School (CHS). The recipes from this year's cookbook were developed by the Introduction to Culinary Arts classes at CHS. Each Frisco ISD cookbook is available on the Kids Teaching Kids website, along with a database of recipes from high schools across the area that is searchable by ingredient. Read full story on main FISD page.
Former Frisco ISD-TV Crewmember to Serve as Morning Reporter on NBC Affiliate
Former Frisco ISD-TV producer/editor and 2009 Frisco High School graduate Ally Crutcher has informed her former broadcast teacher, Eva Coleman, that she has accepted the position of morning reporter for KWWL, the primary NBC affiliate for the northeastern third of the state of Iowa. Read full story.
High School Students Attend Interactive Engineering Workshop
Twenty-one engineering students from the Career and Technical Education Center, Student Opportunity Center and Liberty High School visited DeVry University on March 27 for a special event focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Read more from Mr. Patterson, CTEC Engineering teacher, on Inside Frisco ISD.
Frisco ISD-TV Students Top Winners in Journalism Contest
Frisco ISD-TV crew members received top honors for videos entered in the Press Women of Texas (PWT) 2013 Edith Fox King High School Journalism Competition. The first place winners will move on to the National Federation of Press Women competition, according to instructor and producer Eva Coleman. Read about all winners on Inside Frisco ISD.