Read the New Issue of FOCUS Magazine
Check out the latest issue of Frisco ISD’s new magazine, FOCUS! Among the highlights:
- Therapy dog supports students at Comstock Elementary
- CTE students design and build a tiny house
- Centennial High School wrestler defies expectations
- A behind-the-scenes look at planning for student learning
- Vandeventer students learn about the community’s history at railroad museum
- Church grows partnership beyond Trent Middle School
- And more! READ THE MAGAZINE
Students Recognized for Highest-Possible ACT Scores
Not one, not two, but 15 Frisco ISD high school students have earned bragging rights and the ability to list the highest-possible ACT score on their college and scholarship applications.
Earning a composite score of 36 on the college entrance exam is actually incredibly rare. Of the 2 million students nationwide who take the ACT, just over 0.1 percent or 1 out of every 1,000 students receives the highest-possible score.
Frisco ISD is honored to have 14 members of the Class of 2018 who accomplished this significant feat, more than any other graduating class in FISD history. One junior has also earned a 36, with others likely to follow. READ MORE
Frisco ISD Monitors Flu Activity, Increases Cleanings
FISD staff continue to work closely with the Collin and Denton County Health Departments to monitor and combat the spread of flu-like illness in our schools and community. Buildings are cleaned and disinfected with hospital-grade products daily, and staff encourage parents to keep students home from school when they feel ill. The District has ramped up custodial cleanings in recent weeks, taking extra measures at campuses experiencing higher percentages of student absences.
There are several steps you can take to protect yourself and your family against flu. Read more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. LEARN MORE ABOUT PREVENTION EFFORTS IN FISD
Student-Athletes Make College Choices Official on National Signing Day
More than 75 Frisco ISD student-athletes made their college choices official this month, with at least one student signing to play college sports from all eight high schools with seniors.
Each athletic scholarship has a different value, but the financial benefit is clear. According to ScholarshipStats.com, the average NCAA athletic scholarship during the 2014-15 school year – the most recent data available – was worth more than $10,000. Over the typical four years of college, the average benefit is well over $40,000. SEE THE LIST OF SIGNEES
FISD Cheerleaders Show Talent and Spirit at State Competition
Several Frisco ISD cheer squads recently participated in the UIL State Spirit Championships, a relatively new UIL competition that recognizes the skills and talent necessary to be a sideline cheerleader. Reedy High School advanced to the state finals.
The championships, now in their third year, highlight the evolution of cheerleading and expectations for cheerleaders. A high degree of athletic ability is needed to cheer and the time that squads spend honing their talent and serving their school requires a mature, dedicated athlete who can balance schoolwork with cheer. READ MORE