Reedy Student Wins Oratorical Contest
Reedy High School junior Harbani Kohli was selected the winner of the American Legion 4th District Oratorical Contest in Royse City. Previously, she was selected a winner in the American Legion Post 178 contest in Frisco in December. Kohli impressed the judges with her prepared topic oration, titled “We Are the People,” and assigned topic oration, Article III, Section 1 concerning the Supreme Court. Kohli will now advance to the American Legion 1st Division Oratorical Contest on Saturday, Feb. 6, which will be held in Denton.
Church Donates Money to Counseling Department
First Baptist of Frisco has donated $2,000 to the Frisco ISD Counseling Department for the purchase of items for campus calm down spaces around the District. With this money, campuses who haven’t had a calm down room will have funds to start one while others will be able to add items to a space they have already started.
Calm down spaces are for both students and staff. Examples of items to be purchased include: play doh, kinetic sand kits, magnetic blocks, squishy balls with sand inside, bubble wrap for popping, Zen gardens, large yoga balls, soft lighting, coloring books with colored pencils and much more. Thank you, First Baptist of Frisco!
Community Donates Gift Cards
A special thanks goes to the Giving Tree and a few area residents including Ann Harris, Ram Majji and Hermant Kalte who helped organize, gather and fund $50 Visa cards that will be donated to some of our FISD economically disadvantaged families. Thanks to the generosity of these partners, 30 families will have additional funds to spend on necessities.
Liberty Students Wins Congressional App Challenge
Liberty High School senior Srujan Mupparapu is the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge. Mupparapu created the UpGrade App to help students, teachers and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. UpGrade includes features such as an academic planner, GPA calculator, grade tracking system and a way for students to communicate with their teachers.
The app also allows parents to monitor their child's learning activities. Additionally, UpGrade has partnered with a local non-profit allowing users of the app to utilize their services, including free tutoring. Mupparapu will be honored along with other winners from across the country during the House of Code Event hosted by the Internet Education Foundation. Click here to learn more about the challenge.
Amazon Donates Coats to Students
Amazon has donated nearly 80 new coats and jackets to Frisco ISD’s economically disadvantaged students. The District is thankful to business partners like Amazon who are always looking for ways to serve the community. Amazon opened a fulfillment center in Frisco earlier this year. Welcome to Frisco, Amazon!
Culinary Students Compete in Gingerbread House Competition
In December, the retirement community Parkview in Frisco hosted a virtual gingerbread house competition between Parkview residents and Frisco ISD culinary program students. The winning team included Erica Janovsky of Lone Star High School and Averi White of Lebanon Trail High School.
The virtual gingerbread house decorating competition took place via Zoom and the residents of Parkview in Frisco watched as the Frisco ISD culinary program teams explained their gingerbread houses, how they decorated them and what techniques they found most useful. The competition is a great opportunity for inter-generational engagement and connections.