Fine Arts Facility Promises Student-Centered Opportunities
Frisco ISD is engaging potential partners in a fine arts facility approved by voters in November. An internal committee is meeting with numerous third-party groups to determine the feasibility of a partnership and what additional opportunities may be afforded to students.
K-12 student needs and opportunity will be at the forefront throughout the planning and design process, with a target groundbreaking for construction in 2021. The District has $43 million in bonding authority set aside for the project and owns several tracts of land that could be potential sites for the fine arts facility. LEARN MORE
Educators Assist Student in Crisis Several States Away
Three school administrators at Ashley Elementary went the extra mile to assist a student in Virginia through the District’s new app for reporting bullying and other school safety concerns. Somehow the student, whose school district also uses STOPit, connected with the principal, assistant principal and counselor at Ashley. After the student described thoughts of self harm and admitted to taking pills while home alone, the trio contacted police who ensured she received immediate mental health treatment. READ THE FULL STORY
Swimmers and Divers Again Make Big Splash at State Meet
FISD’s long history of success at the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet continued last weekend with three teams finishing in the top 10 and medalists in eight individual events. Wakeland High School finished second in the boys team standings, while Reedy High School was fifth in the girls team standings and Frisco High School was 10th. Three FISD girls swimmers won gold medals: Reedy’s Abby Koczo (100-yard backstroke), Reedy’s Amelia Liu (50 freestyle) and Frisco’s Jadyn Jannasch (100 breaststroke). READ THE STORY