READ THE LATEST FOCUS
Frisco ISD features our students, teachers and alumni in the November issue of FOCUS magazine. Read about accomplishments and programs that make FISD unique. Among the highlights: the student-run restaurant that serves up gourmet dishes to members of the community, a special theatre performance for students and adults with sensory sensitivity and how technology helps students prepare for the workforce. SEE MAGAZINE
APPLY NOW FOR FISD INSIGHT
Residents interested in learning more about school district operations are invited to apply for FISD Insight between now and November 17. The community education forum is designed to give participants a behind-the-scenes look at academics, extracurricular programs, finances and critical services that keep our district running on a day-to-day basis. Come experience Frisco ISD in a new way and gain a deeper understanding of opportunities for students and the challenges we face as a fast-growing district. APPLY NOW
TRUSTEES EXPERIENCE CTE PROGRAMS - AND YOU CAN, TOO!
Members of the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees showed students at the Career and Technical Education Center that they are lifelong learners. The Board members attended hands-on study trips to the CTE Center during October. The first visit was made by John Classe, Debbie Gillespie and Anne McCausland on October 16. John Hoxie, Chad Rudy and Bryan Dodson, along with Superintendent Mike Waldrip, visited the campus on October 25. The Board members became students for the day and the CTE students enjoyed taking on the role of instructors. With the assistance of Introduction to Engineering Design students, the Board members used Inventor Professional 3D CAD design software to develop a design. Culinary arts students taught trustees how to make cinnamon buns from scratch. Medical microbiology students taught Board members the gram stain technique, which is the most frequently-used stain in a clinical microbiology laboratory and is usually the first step in identifying bacteria. The second study trip included the engineering and culinary arts lesson, as well as a visit with audio/video production. Board members had nothing but praise for the experience and for their student instructors. Curriculum and Instruction will continue to arrange study trips for Board subcommittees so that the Board can experience student learning in action.
Want to see for yourself what the CTE Center has to offer? Middle school and high school students and parents are invited to explore the CTE building and courses during an interactive open house next Monday, November 6. Visitors will be invited to participate in hands-on activities that are typical of each program of study.MORE ABOUT THE OPEN HOUSE