Frisco ISD eNewsletter: January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

District Rolls Out High School 1:1 Laptop Initiative

YStarting in the 2020-21 school year, Frisco ISD will begin distributing touchscreen/convertible Chromebooks to freshmen across all 10 high schools. Students at all campuses already have Chromebook access, but the “1 for All” Chromebook initiative provides the opportunity for all high school students to have a take-home device by the 2023-24 school year. The optional Chromebook can work both online and offline and will support student access to 24/7 learning that can open doors to critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


District Awarded StormReady Designation

Frisco ISD has been awarded the U.S. National Weather Service StormReady Designation. The District is one of only seven school districts in Texas to receive this recognition. The honor acknowledges FISDs preparation to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.

“As only the seventh ISD in the state of Texas to achieve this official recognition, Frisco ISD is thrilled to participate in another emergency management program that ensures the safety of Frisco ISD students, staff and visitors,” said Jon Bodie, District emergency manager.


Bright Academy Invites All to Learn More About the Campus

Families across the District are invited to learn about the Bright Academy curriculum and application process at the upcoming information nights. Bright Academy is the only elementary school in Frisco ISD that enrolls K-5 students regardless of where they live in the District. As a school of choice, the campus offers curriculum exclusive to the campus.

Bright Academy students receive Spanish language instruction and a daily P.E. class. They also have exclusive access to the curriculum from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme as a candidate school and Project Lead the Way Launch. At Bright, students have access to one-to-one technology, collaborative learning space and an interactive library, including a maker space.


Frisco ISD Fine Arts Students are Invited to All-State

More than 50 Frisco ISD fine arts students have been invited to perform in one of the 15 Texas All-State bands, orchestras and choirs. The students earned a place at All-State after months of preparation where they competed against the best musicians from the region and area. The students will travel to San Antonio for the annual Texas Music Educators Association Convention where they will be directed by nationally recognized conductors. “Excellence does not just happen,” said Pete Hazzard, managing director of fine arts. “Our students are taught by the finest educators in the state.”

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