Frisco ISD eNewsletter: January 9, 2020

Jan 09, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for the Bright Academy Information Night

You are invited to explore the unique learning opportunities available to K-5 students in FISD regardless of where they live. Bright Academy students receive Spanish language instruction, one-to-one technology, curriculum designed to help students make connections to the real world, hands on STEM lessons and have collaborative learning spaces and an interactive library. Families from across the District are invited to attend the upcoming Bright Academy information nights to learn about how to apply and take advantage of implemented programs such as the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Project Lead the Way Launch


Frisco ISD Prepares for Full Day Pre-K Expansion in 2020-21

Frisco ISD will educate eligible 4-year-olds in full-day Pre-Kindergarten classrooms across eight satellite campuses starting with the 2020-21 school year. Preparations for the free program include hiring teachers, planning for new classrooms across the District and planning for registration and enrollment.

The District has long been interested in reaching the community’s youngest learners based on educational research and the success of the current half-day program at the Frisco ISD Early Childhood School (ECS). Students who start at ECS are consistently Kindergarten-ready and show continued success throughout elementary school. A recent survey showed strong community interest for full-day Pre-K. Of the more than 1,000 respondents, 77% said they are likely to enroll their child if they meet qualification requirements.


Support Students at the Independent Study and Mentorship Showcase

Top students from 10 FISD high schools taking the Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) course will present research on a topic or career field of their choice at the annual ISM Research Showcase. The ISM program pairs students with business and community mentors who help them gain real-world knowledge and experience.The annual Showcase provides an opportunity for the public to learn about the ISM program and the incredible opportunities available to FISD students thanks to volunteers who lend their time.

The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation will host the Annual Frisco ISD ISM Research Showcase at the Ford Center at The Star. The event is open to the public.


FISD Schools Will Remain in Class 5A

Frisco ISD’s 10 high schools will continue competing in Class 5A during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, the University Interscholastic League (UIL). FISD’s high schools, ranging in enrollment from Memorial (1,656) to Independence (2,143), all fit into the UIL’s range of 1,230 to 2,219 students for 5A.

For football, however, there will be some changes. Reedy will move from 5A Division II to Division I, joining Centennial, Heritage, Independence, Lone Star and Wakeland. Frisco, Lebanon Trail and Memorial will be joined by Liberty in 5A Division II.

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