Anderson Elementary Students Exemplify Gratitude
During the month of November, students at Anderson Elementary learned about the character trait Gratitude during their guidance lessons with the counselor and during morning and class meetings with their teachers. One piece of gratitude they focus on is giving back to the community. Each year, the students of Anderson participate in a Gratitude Project for the month of November.
This year, the students collected supplies for Mazie’s Mission, a nonprofit veterinary clinic. The families of Anderson Nation collected dog and cat food, treats and toys and the students got to make crate blankets for the animals with the art teacher and counselor.
This week, the Anderson Student Council got to take a visit to Mazie’s Mission to deliver all of the donations as well as take a tour of the facility that helps so many animals in our area. Congrats to the Anderson Elementary community on a fantastic Gratitude Project!
American Legion Names Speech Contest Winners
Two Frisco ISD high school students were named winners and received $250 college scholarships at the American Legion Post 178 Oratorical Scholarship Contest on Dec. 11. The two winners were Independence High School junior Pranav Kalkunte and Reedy High School senior Mishaal Qureshi. Each contestant delivered a prepared oration as well as an oration on a randomly assigned Constitutional topic. The two orators will compete at the district contest in Royse City in January.
The American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest encourages high school students to study the U.S. Constitution and improve their public speaking skills. Post 178 annually holds this contest for students from Frisco ISD to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution.
District Psychologist Elected to TASP
Congratulations to Jenna Becker who has been elected as the new Texas Association of School Psychologists President. This is an incredible professional accomplishment for Becker, who has served Frisco ISD for six years as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. TASP is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists having a positive impact on school systems to improve academic skills, social-emotional function and mental-behavioral health for all students.
Becker explained that her favorite part of being a school psychologist is getting to have a positive impact on students’ overall well-being by working individually with a student and with school teams. Becker has been on the TASP Board for seven years as the Convention Chair and Area 1 Representative. Congratulations!