Dyslexia Organization Recognizes Cherie Howell
Frisco ISD dyslexia coordinator Cherie Howell has been named the North Texas ALTA Regional Chair. ALTA stands for Academic Language Therapy Association and is a national professional member organization dedicated to remediating dyslexia. The North Texas chapter helps dyslexia therapists connect, collaborate, share research and raise awareness about dyslexia. Howell will assist in coordinating several upcoming ALTA regional events. She is also on the executive committee for The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Dyslexia Specialists.
Elementary Schools Win Grants for Lego Creations
Congratulations to all of the schools who participated in the “Show Us How You PLAY 60” Challenge during BrickLive at The Star! Congratulations to the grant winners including first place, Pink Elementary, with a $2,000 grant, second place, Sem Elementary, with a $1,000 grant, and third place, Miller Elementary, with a $500 grant. These three schools received the most votes for their creations based on original posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Learn more about the challenge.
Frisco ISD Teams Sweep Top Three Places in Academic Bowl
Congratulations to the Frisco ISD student teams who participated and placed in the 10th Annual African-American Bowl. Jordan Artis, Darquis Moore and Christian Gibson, Team Dashing Seahawks from Scoggins Middle School, scored first place in the quiz bowl and first place overall. DeAndre Stephens, Sonnier Moses and Jordan Talley, Team Maus Red from Maus Middle School, finished second place while Agape Lawrence, Gilan Codrington and Steve Mungai, Team Dashing Seahawks, achieved a third place finish in the overall competition.
Heritage Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship from Fuel Up to Play 60
Heritage High School junior Trinity Williams was surprised Wednesday morning with a $10,000 scholarship from the Fuel up to Play 60 program and DairyMax. Williams, who has been involved with the nutrition and exercise program offered by the NFL and the National Dairy Council for eight years, was presented with a check by Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford.