Choir Students from All Ten High Schools Named All-Region
Congratulations to the 49 high school students selected for the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 24 All-Region Choir, and good luck to the 29 students advancing in the competition for All-State honors. See the full list of honored students. The public is invited to hear the students at a free performance at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Stonebriar Community Church.
Wakeland Teams Sweep District 9-5A Cross Country Meet
The Wakeland High School boys and girls teams each won the title Thursday at the District 9-5A Cross Country Meet, which featured all 10 Frisco ISD high schools. The other girls teams to qualify for the regional meet were Liberty (second place in 9-5A) and Reedy (third); the boys teams that qualified for the regional meet are Reedy (second) and Heritage (third).
Reedy’s Colleen Stegmann was the girls individual champion and Wakeland’s Isabella West was second. Frisco’s Kevin Curry was the boys individual champion and Reedy’s Wyatt Winguard finished second.
Marching Bands Shine in Weekend Competitions
It’s that time of year! Frisco ISD marching bands are busy practicing and perfecting their UIL competition shows. This past weekend, the band from Lebanon Trail High School placed first overall at the Tournament of Champions marching contest in Carrollton, taking home Best in Class, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding General Effect. Meanwhile, the Wakeland High School band competed against top bands from Texas and Oklahoma at the Bands of America DFW Regional and placed third in Class AAA and 10th overall, earning a place in Finals. Also on Oct. 6, the Lone Star High School band finished second at the Classic on the Lake Marching Contest in Little Elm. The week prior, LSHS took first place at the Golden Triangle Marching Classic in Denton. Keep up the great work, bands!
Centennial Homecoming is an Inclusive Experience
Students at Centennial High School are making sure their peers with special needs enjoy all of the festivities associated with homecoming this week. A group of students in Student Council and Partner’s Theatre are attending the homecoming dance together, complete with dinner and photos. Have fun, guys!
PTA Helps Families Get Moving
Families at several Frisco ISD schools participated in National Walk and Bike to School Day this Wednesday. Organized at the campus level by PTA volunteers, the event helps promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging students and parents to make walking or biking to school part of their daily routine. At Corbell Elementary, PTA members passed out “brag tags” to recognize students for their participation. The tags can be hung from key rings on the students’ backpacks.
Rotary Recognizes Centennial Seniors
Jeffrey Bao and Brian Lee, both of Centennial High School, were honored this week by the Frisco Rotary Club as the October 2018 Rotary Spotlight Students of the Month. Both students are National Merit Semifinalists who are extremely involved on campus and in the community. Bao is involved in band, debate and garden club, and Lee participates in orchestra, debate, HOSA, Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society.