Frisco ISD staff celebrated the beginning of the 2015-16 school year at the annual District Convocation ceremony held August 20 at Dr Pepper Arena.
Mascots from all eight FISD high schools, as well as community partners FC Dallas, the Texas Legends and Frisco RoughRiders, greeted more than 6,000 employees as they arrived at the arena.
Performances from student groups were followed by remarks from each member of the Frisco ISD School Board. It was an opportunity for trustees to thank staff for all their efforts to make a difference in the lives of students.
Attending the ceremony for the first time were more than 600 new professional educators, many of whom went to work at one of four new schools, Reedy High School, Pearson and Trent middle schools and Norris Elementary.
Superintendent Jeremy Lyon credited the enrollment growth that has prompted the continued construction of new schools to the dedication of staff.
“That strong vote of confidence by our community is a clear testament to the hard work, the commitment and the unstoppable desire of our teachers and support teams to give our children an absolutely first rate education,” he said. “Frisco ISD serves as a model of high academic performance, of the personalized, relationship-based learning environments that you all create, of exemplary facility design and construction, and we also set the bar for creating public-private partnerships, hand in hand with the City of Frisco.”
Educators also heard from guest speaker Ken Williams of Solution Tree, who challenged employees to continue raising the bar by making magic for students every day in the classroom.
The event was sponsored in part by Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union.