Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 29, 2022

Apr 29, 2022

Early Voting is Underway in School Board Election

Frisco ISD voters have begun casting ballots in this spring’s School Board election. Three places are on the ballot. Early voting continues through May 3, with Election Day on Saturday, May 7. Board members are elected at-large to three-year terms representing the entire FISD community. There are no runoff elections; the candidate who receives the most votes wins. View the list of candidates and research their positions before heading to the polls!

ACCESS POLLING TIMES & LOCATIONS

LISTEN: What is HB 4545 and How is it Impacting Frisco ISD?

Texas’ assessment and accountability system isn't perfect, but it's the law. In the latest episode of The Frisco ISD Podcast, we explore HB 4545, the burden it has created for teachers and administrators and why not taking the STAAR test makes the situation worse. You can find this episode and others on topics like the District’s early childhood programs, fine arts and athletics opportunities and more on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

Application to Serve on District Committees Opens May 1

Frisco ISD welcomes parents, employees, community members and high school students to complete an application to serve on one of several District advisory committees. There are numerous opportunities for stakeholders to share input and ideas to help shape District policy and future initiatives on issues such as school health, safety and security, continuous improvement efforts and more. The application for all of these committees opens May 1 and closes August 31 for committee placements in the 2022-23 school year. While space is limited, the District encourages all those interested to apply. FISD will work to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to serve in one of their areas of interest.

APPLY STARTING MAY 1

Frisco ISD Named Among ‘Best Communities for Music Education’

Frisco ISD continues to earn national accolades for its music program. FISD is a seven-time winner of the Best Communities for Music Education designation. The honor goes to districts who demonstrate outstanding achievement in music access and education, including participation, instructional time and community support. Thanks to these factors, FISD fine arts students are excelling - the Wind Symphony from Lone Star High School was invited to perform at the internationally recognized Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and Convention in Chicago. Band, choir and orchestra ensembles from around the District received Superior ratings in UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contests, just to name a few recent accomplishments.

READ ABOUT THIS NATIONAL DISTINCTION

High School Students Can Take Courses for Advancement

Registration for Summer School 2022 is underway! Participation at the elementary and middle school level is by invitation only. Students entering grades 9-12 can take courses for credit recovery or academic advancement. Secondary Summer School will be offered entirely online with support from Frisco ISD teachers. A webinar is coming up next Wednesday, May 4 for students and parents to get more information. All courses must be completed between May 31 - June 23. Please note: if your high school student wants to take courses for advancement and summer doesn’t work well, students may also take one or more classes for advancement each semester during the school year!

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL
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