CTE Student Designs Winning Arts in the Square Poster
The tradition of Frisco ISD student artists helping promote Arts in the Square continues this year. The winner of the 2018 Arts in the Square Poster Competition is FISD Career and Technical Education Center graphic design student Josh Reynoso. The other finalists were CTE students Belle Anderson and Cameron Baum. Honorable mention awards went to Kayla Ballero and Kat Cleveland.
The promotional poster incorporates award-winning art created by other FISD student artists. The artists are: Austin Liegl, Sparks Elementary; Gabriella Diaz, Scott Elementary; Jenna Yu, Roach Middle School; and Keana Sangalang, Reedy High School. Arts in the Square is held in late March and features the work of many FISD students, in addition to raising money for Frisco Family Services. It is a juried arts and crafts festival.
Liberty’s Caitlyn Hazzard Wins TMEA Scholarship
Liberty High School senior Caitlyn Hazzard was awarded the $12,500 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Past President’s Scholarship this week at the TMEA Clinic/Convention. The scholarship is one of four major awards presented each year by TMEA. Hazzard is a drum major in the Liberty High School Band and plans to study music therapy.
Scoggins Speller Takes Second Place at Collin County Bee
Congratulations to Karthik Nemmani, an eighth-grade student at Scoggins Middle School, for coming in second at the Collin County Spelling Bee. Nemmani went 40 rounds with the first-place finisher, who is a three-time competitor in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He will serve as the alternate for the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee on March 24. Read more.
Child Nutrition Department Recognized for Sourcing Locally
The Frisco ISD Child Nutrition Department was recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture for their efforts to provide healthy meals to students with a focus on serving more Texas products as part of the 2017 Local Products Challenge.
Each October, school cafeterias work to earn TDA recognition for serving more local products in meals while teaching children about foods grown and raised in Texas. Frisco ISD was one of more than 177 school districts and charter schools that pledged to participate in the 2017 Local Products Challenge. Participating schools will offer more than 2.4 million Texas children an opportunity to try healthy local foods in the cafeteria. The Child Nutrition Department sources local products of milk, bread and seasonal produce when available.
Frisco Wrestler, Liberty Coach Honored at District Championships
Frisco High School wrestler Kierra Williams was named Outstanding Girls Wrestler at the District 8-5A Championships last weekend. Williams, who won the 148-pound title, was one of 15 Frisco ISD wrestlers to win individual titles. Cody Bridwell, whose Liberty High School team won the girls district championship, was named 8-5A Girls Coach of the Year.