Adapt to new learning and career opportunities throughout their lives.
Collaborate with, and contribute to, the global community.
Be disciplined and creative in their thinking.
Augmented Reality Software Helps Demo Theme 'Loud and Clear'
To complement this year's theme, Plano ISD is using a mobile app called Aurasma, allowing readers to uncover digital content in printed materials. Through the auras created using this software, the district is giving new meaning to the phrase, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Download the Aurasma app and follow PlanoISDCommunications to reveal "Loud and Clear" messages throughout this school year. Follow these instructions and view our online Aurasma photo album to see the auras created so far.
District Judge Issues Findings in State School Finance Lawsuit
State District Judge John Dietz issued a final judgment on August 28 declaring the state’s school finance system unconstitutional on several premises. Judge Dietz held that the Calhoun County ISD plaintiffs had proven that the current school finance system has evolved into an unconstitutional statewide property tax and fails to sufficiently fund Texas schools at the level required to provide a constitutionally adequate education.
Plano ISD Alumni Tailgate Parties
The Plano ISD Alumni Association is hosting tailgate parties this fall prior to football games at Clark Stadium. Watch promo videos about the tailgate parties, and mark these remaining dates on your calendar to join the alumni for hot dogs and burgers: October 10: Plano East Panthers, and October 17: Plano West Wolves. Flyer
National Merit Semifinalists
Plano ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognizing 78 seniors who have been awarded semifinalist standing in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These Plano ISD students are among 16,000 academically talented seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million to be awarded next spring.
Science Teachers Named Finalists in Tech Titans Awards Contest
Science teachers Dusty Vincer, Plano East Senior High School, and Deanna Shea, Shepton High School, were named Tech Titans of the Future High School Level Finalists by the Metroplex Technology Business Council. They were honored at a recent awards ceremony.
New Grad Requirements and Accountability System Explained
The Texas Legislature's passage of House Bill 5 last year resulted in new graduation requirements and a new Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS) for rating schools and districts. Plano ISD leaders explained these new programs at a spring meeting of the district's Key Communicators group. Watch the meeting video , and read more about the new requirements and program.
CSEAS District and School Ratings
Plano ISD reported its accountability ratings for the district and 71 campuses to the Texas Education Agency on August 8. The ratings are based upon a new Community and Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS). Information about the rating system and the 2014 ratings for Plano ISD and each campus can be found on the district's Awards & Ratings web page.