FISD Applause! Applause!

Aug 25, 2020

Teachers Awarded Money via

When FISD teachers need a little extra oomph for a project or initiative for their classroom, they turn to Congratulations to these teachers who were awarded funds this month thanks to the help of Horace Mann.

Pink Check Presentation by Horace MannPink Elementary first grade teacher Autumn Wiley was awarded funds for her “lights and sound” project. She was presented a check by Horace Mann for the purchase of recording equipment so that she can take her virtual teaching to the next level. Wiley enjoys teaching her first graders who always keep her on her toes.

Liscano Elementary Horace Man Check PresentationLiscano Elementary first grade teacher Megan Snyder was awarded funds for her “Keep Your Distance! #SocialDistancingWith6yrOlds” project. She was presented a check by Horace Mann for the purchase of lap desks, lap trays and dry erase clipboards for flexible seating in the classroom. Snyder enjoys providing her students hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges and looks forward to all the ways they can incorporate the new tools with the variety of learning strategies in her classroom.

Those interested in looking to help teachers with projects can find Frisco ISD teachers on

Vaughn Doodle for Google Winner Sharon SaraVaughn Student is Texas Doodle for Google Winner

Congratulations to Vaughn Elementary fifth grade student Sharon Sara who was selected as the state winner for the 12th annual Doodle for Google competition. She was selected from thousands of K-12 student entries who designed a Google Doodle around the theme “I show kindness by…” Her drawing is centered around the idea that personality is the only thing that should matter for making friends.The National Finalists will be announced here on August 31. Best of luck!

Centennial High School SRO Award PresentationCentennial Resource Officer Wins Award

Centennial High School School Resource Officer Avery Jones was awarded the Frisco Rotary Club’s Service Above Self First Responder award. Congratulations to Officer Jones who was recognized at a Rotary luncheon earlier this month.

Liberty Seniors Fundraise for Local Organizations

Kudos to Liberty High School seniors Anish Mankal and Shriniketh Mukundan for their continued efforts to raise funds to buy masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes, and other PPE to donate to local organizations. The pair is accepting donations through their GoFundMe account. 

Heritage Art Teacher Carolyn Funk ArtworkArt Teacher Featured in Juried Art Show

Congratulations to Heritage High School art teacher Carolyn Funk who won the 'Unique by Nature' Large Works Juried Art Show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center this summer. Her 4 foot by 6 foot natural ink painting was awarded the purchase prize and is now owned by the City of McKinney. 

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