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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

Frisco ISD to Introduce New Learning Opportunities

FISD will expand academic programming over the next few school years, delivering on goals outlined during the 2015 strategic planning process.

New courses and programs will provide additional opportunities and options for students to distinguish themselves and prepare for the future. Among them are AVID, INCubatoredu, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch and if the District’s applications are accepted, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and Primary Years Programme.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to increase and enhance the learning experiences available to our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip. “These programs provide additional avenues for student success, enhance college and career readiness and help meet the needs of our diverse population and community.”

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Commitment, Time and Talent Bring All-State Success

Frisco ISD has repeatedly been named among the Best Communities for Music Education, and many students earn spots in the Texas Music Educators Association’s All-State ensembles each year.

This school year, 19 orchestra students earned places in All-State orchestras. Twenty-seven band students and three choir students were just announced this week as earning All-State spots. Two of FISD’s orchestra students have made All-State orchestra four years in a row and it wasn’t just by luck and talent.

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FISD Swim Teams Prepare for District Meet with ‘All for One’ Mentality

Frisco ISD has become such a powerhouse in swimming and diving that sometimes its greatest competition comes from within the District. So it’s not surprising that the FISD swimming coaches, who are preparing their teams for Saturday’s District 10-5A competition at the Bruce Eubanks Natatorium, are fierce competitors. But the coaches are also great supporters of each other’s programs.

“I have never worked for a district with this kind of dynamic before, and I can truly say the kids come first,” one coach said.

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Student Opportunity Center Provides Another Path to Graduation

The Student Opportunity Center is a critical part of Frisco ISD’s commitment to the success of each and every student. The campus recently celebrated more than 20 students who completed the requirements to earn a high school diploma.

Each graduate’s story is unique and personal. Some struggled in a traditional classroom. Others faced difficulties at home, such as the need to care for an ill mother or work full-time to pay their own rent.

FISD celebrates these new graduates and the educators who helped them achieve their educational goals.

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