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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: November 8, 2018

Nov 08, 2018

Voters Approve Frisco ISD Bond & TRE

Voting concluded Tuesday in the November general election, with two Frisco ISD propositions on the ballot. Unofficial results show both measures passed. Proposition A, the Tax Ratification Election, received the support of 58 percent of voters, while Proposition B, the bond election, received 61 percent.

“Frisco ISD has worked closely with parents, community members, employees and students over the past two years to prioritize spending and develop a common vision for the future,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mike Waldrip. “We don’t take the support and confidence of voters for granted. We will continue to listen to our stakeholders and work together as a community to implement these plans and provide even more opportunities for students.”

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Wakeland Girls Win State Cross Country Title

The girls team from Wakeland High School has given Frisco ISD its third state championship in cross country in just four seasons. Team members included Isabella West, Chloe Smith, Mackenzie Davis, Luisa Perez-Bauer, Carolyn King, Brooke Hartshorn and Emily Dress.

Frisco ISD’s top individual girls finisher was Reedy High School sophomore Colleen Stegmann, who was third. The Wakeland boys also had a strong finish to the season, placing 10th in the team standings. Wakeland senior Nick Hendrix was FISD’s top finisher, finishing 13th.

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Students Test Out of World Languages Credits

A new partnership is giving middle and high school students the ability to earn up to four years of world language credit towards graduation via a single assessment. Students can use earned credits to skip world language classes and begin in a higher level course, or they can skip taking a foreign language altogether if they receive at least two years of credit.

The next exam opportunity is in January. Interested students should contact their counselor to register by Nov. 30.

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Develop the Whole Child

Frisco ISD is committed to supporting students’ social, emotional and mental health needs. Each month, teachers share lessons with students to help them develop important life skills and positive character traits.

During the month of November, the focus is on ways people can feel and express gratitude. Gratitude can contribute to a positive, healthy school environment and help students feel more connected to their peers, adults and the community in general.

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