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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: November 7, 2019

Nov 07, 2019

Middle Schools Pilot Modified Block Scheduling

Four Frisco ISD middle schools are experimenting with a modified bell schedule this school year as part of an effort to deepen student learning. Instead of the traditional eight-period day, middle school students at the pilot schools attend only four classes, which are twice as long, two days each week. Modified block scheduling at the middle school level was one of several funding recommendations developed by the committee that examined needs prior to FISD’s 2018 Tax Ratification Election.

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Read the New Issue of FOCUS Magazine

November’s issue of Frisco ISD’s very own magazine, FOCUS, is here! In this issue, you’ll learn about:

  • Some of the students who prove Thursday and Friday nights are about much more than football
  • New opportunities for students to earn high school credit outside the classroom
  • How new furniture and open spaces are preparing FISD students for a changing world
  • Internships that help special education students transition from school to work
  • The District’s GED testing center
  • And more!
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High Schools Place at State Marching Band Competition

Frisco ISD is home to three of the state’s top 12 5A marching bands! Out of more than 250 5A bands across Texas, Wakeland, Lebanon Trail and Lone Star high schools all advanced to the finals at the state competition in San Antonio this week, with Wakeland taking 3rd, Lebanon Trail, 8th, and Lone Star, 12th. A huge kudos to all our students, staff and supporters for representing FISD so well!

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FISD Outlines Plans for Bond Projects

The Board of Trustees recently got a preview of two major bond projects, high school #12 and a swim practice facility to supplement the District’s existing natatorium. Architectural firms shared designs for the projects, which are expected to be complete in 2022 and 2021, respectively. In addition, the Board approved a construction delivery method for elementary #43, which is planned to open in 2021 near FM 423 and Rockhill Parkway.

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Frisco ISD Grads Encouraged to Join Alumni Network

Frisco ISD is excited to develop and grow its own alumni network! The goal is to provide opportunities for alumni to stay engaged with their high school alma mater and district, plus provide support, resources and connections for current Frisco ISD students. Are you or someone you know a graduate of Frisco ISD? Spread the word and sign up today.

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