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Frisco ISD eNewsletter

Jun 01, 2017

Graduation Ceremonies Tomorrow and Saturday

Celebrating a graduating senior? Frisco ISD will honor members of the Class of 2017 during ceremonies tomorrow and Saturday at Dr Pepper Arena and Ford Center at The Star.

If you’re planning to attend, please note no large bags or purses will be permitted at either venue. In addition, no balloons, flowers or wrapped packages can be brought into the arenas. FISD will provide free shuttle transportation for the Heritage, Lone Star, Independence and Liberty High School graduation ceremonies due to limited parking at Dr Pepper Arena.

Free live streaming of each graduation will be available online for family and friends who can’t make the ceremonies.

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Student Team Wins $30,000 National Prize for Upcycling Project

Five freshmen from Lebanon Trail High School won the grand prize for high school students in a national contest designed to inspire young people to make a positive impact on the world.

The team – comprised of students Wail Aldahni, Abigail Love, Kylie Mannan, Avery Sinnathamby and Arvind Subramanian – accepted $30,000 for winning the Lexus Eco Challenge. Their project transformed unwanted junk into musical instruments as part of an effort to reduce landfill waste and spread their love for music around the globe.

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Riddle Elementary Students Win First Place at DI Global Finals

Three teams made up of Frisco ISD students placed in the top four at the Destination Imagination Global Finals event in Knoxville, Tennessee. A group from Riddle Elementary, including students Harsha Gadiraju, Aaradhya Arkatkar, Neeraj Kulkarni and Eugene Sukhinin, took first place for their solution in the scientific challenge.

A total of nine teams from FISD advanced to the global competition after participating in regional and state tournaments. Destination Imagination is a parent-led educational program in which students apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, in addition to their talents in improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork, community service and social entrepreneurship.

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Heritage High School BPA Students Bring Home Gold from National Conference

Four students from Heritage High School placed first in the nation at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference, with four other FISD students finishing in the top ten. The Global Marketing Team of Taha Ahmed, Mahim Nalluri, DoYoung Jung and Keerthi Pasham brought home gold medals from the competition held earlier this month in Orlando.

Business Professionals of America is a national co-curricular organization for students preparing for careers in business, office and technical occupations. A total of 14 FISD high school students competed in events ranging from business law and ethics to computer programming.

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Elementary Teams Dominate Statewide Academic Competition

Student teams from Frisco ISD elementary schools took seven of the top ten places in a statewide academic competition. The team from Borchardt Elementary finished second overall, with students from Anderson, Riddle and Isbell elementary schools coming in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Lone Star Challenge is a learning experience designed to test students’ knowledge in reading, writing, social studies, math and science. Questions are based on materials developed by Texas Academic Decathlon and are intended to compliment the STAAR testing program.

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Engineering Students Customize Motorized Cars for Children with Special Needs

Frisco ISD is mobilizing students – literally! A dozen young students with severe disabilities recently received motorized ride-on cars that have been customized to meet their unique needs and allow them to move independently.

Without the cars, the students would be dependent on teachers, parents or siblings to move them around. However, thanks to a grant from the Frisco Education Foundation and work of high school engineering students at the Career and Technical Education Center, students with limited mobility can play, explore and socialize alongside their classmates. The cars also mean quicker and greater cognitive gains for students who have intellectual delays as well as physical disabilities.

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Support Your Elementary Student’s Learning Over the Summer

Did you know time spent reading is one of the crucial components of becoming a good reader? Studies show children who are read to at home enjoy a substantial academic advantage.

Elementary parents are invited to join Frisco ISD for a free parenting seminar on how you can promote literacy in your home. Two sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, June 14 – 10 to 11 a.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. in the Spears Elementary library.

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Now Hiring: Child Nutrition Workers

Are you looking for a job with nights, weekends, holidays and summers off? How about being off when your children are out of school?

Frisco ISD has full- and part-time positions available in Child Nutrition. Pay starts at $10/hour or higher with experience. Benefits are also available.

A job fair is set for Thursday, June 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to fill positions for the 2017-18 school year. Apply online ahead of time or apply and interview on-site.

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