FISD Staff Publish Article in TESPA Magazine
McSpedden teacher Lisa Rubio and Principal Kranti Singh teamed up to write an article for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TESPA) magazine. Click here to read the article that is a celebration of all the hard work teachers have done at McSpedden Elementary.
FISD Online Classes Help Students Take Their Next Step
Congratulations to Lone Star High School graduate and All-State receiver Marvin Mims who graduated in December thanks to the RAIL program. The online RAIL program helped him to achieve his graduation goal and ensure that he was on track to enroll at the University of Oklahoma this spring. Click here to learn more about the RAIL program, which has allowed students to complete over 500 online classes this school year.
Frisco ISD Instructional Coach Training Praised in Book
The elementary FISD instructional playbook was recently featured in Dr. Jim Knight’s new book “The Instructional Playbook.” The FISD instructional playbook is a document created to summarize and provide concise evidence-based strategies that instructional coaches can use when engaging in the coaching cycle with teachers. Excerpts from the playbook and descriptions of how the playbook was developed were described in Dr. Knight’s book.
The elementary instructional playbook was developed in 2018 through collaboration with elementary content coordinators, special program coordinators and the elementary instructional coaches. It is a work in progress that continues to be refined and added to as instructional coaches create new checklists through their coaching with teachers. Congratulations to all on a job well done.
Frisco ISD Students Shine During YMCA Model UN
Liberty High School hosted the YMCA Model United Nations where 45 students participated in the District Conference. Liberty senior Sam Mills presided over the conference as the Under Secretary of Conference for all of Texas Model UN. Liberty sophomore Trisha Dasgupta and junior Gurnoor Narula chaired committees and received praise for their ability to teach new delegates, nurture teamwork and build consensus. Students worked with peers from around DFW to write resolutions tackling the toughest problems facing our world and earned accolades for their work. Arshia Narul was awarded Best Delegate, while Anikha Guda, Hamsa Madhira, Isra Mohammed and Vishnu Vasudev were recognized as Outstanding Delegates. Madhuran Selvaa and Annie Teng each received an Honorable Mention.
Heritage Yearbook Named a Pacemaker Finalist
Congratulations to the Heritage High School yearbook team for being named a 2019 Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association. “The Tribute” editors included Shreya Chari, Alexander Jaime and Alexis Myles and is led by adviser Leah Waters. Pacemaker finalists will be recognized at the April 16 Opening Ceremony of the Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Best of luck!
Teacher Named to AP World History Standard Setting Committee
Congratulations to Centennial High School teacher Aiesha McFadden who is one of six teachers across the country who has been selected to serve on the AP World History Standard Setting Committee this coming summer. McFadden will be serving with five other teachers and nine professors to help set cut scores for the exam on who should get a 5, 4, 3, etc. Congratulations to McFadden on this great opportunity that will benefit many students in Frisco ISD.
FISD Dyslexia Team Donates Books
The FISD Dyslexia Team donated books to the Center for Dyslexia at Scottish Rite in lieu of a gift exchange this past holiday season. The Director of the Center for Dyslexia for TSHRC, Gladys Kolenovsky, thanked the District for their contribution and shared that the patients love picking out their books to take with them after all of their hard work. Thank you to the Dyslexia team for their servant leadership.