Plano ISD students swept the top three awards at the Collin County Spelling Bee held on February 12, with Nairit Sarkar of Skaggs Elementary School capturing the championship. Nairit will now advance to the Dallas Morning News Regional Spelling Bee to be broadcast live beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, from the WFAA Studios in Dallas. Contestants from 38 north and east Texas counties will compete at the regional bee. The regional champion will receive an all-expense paid trip for three to Washington, D.C. in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
More than 200 awards (grand prize through honorable mention) were earned by students at the annual Plano ISD Secondary Science Fair held on February 11 at Plano West Senior High School. All participating students qualified for the Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held on Saturday, February 21.
The 84th Texas Legislature convened on January 13. In preparation, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees formed a legislative sub-committee to develop several priorities which include such topics as opposing vouchers, local control of the school district calendar, early childhood education and several funding issues. Read about these legislative priorities and a related time line on the "Advocacy for Plano ISD" web page.
The school board election filing period is January 28 – February 27 for candidates running in one of three places on the Plano ISD Board of Trustees. The election is May 9. Find more information on this site.
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees is currently conducting a superintendent search with the assistance of an executive search firm. Special called school board meetings will be held this month to interview candidates for the superintendent position and to deliberate regarding the candidates. View the search timeline on this website.
Posted Friday, February 27, 12:40 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, Plano ISD afterschool and evening activities, including Boys & Girls Club, are canceled for Friday, February 27, and high school athletic shuttles will not run today. All schools and the PASAR program will observe regular schedules. School activities for Saturday, February 28, are canceled, pending the varsity basketball playoff schedule which is to be determined and will be communicated when final. Information about Plano ISD's school closure guidelines can be found on the safety and security section of this website.
The Plano ISD Alumni Association, presenting sponsor Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano and platinum sponsor InTouch Credit Union announce the 2nd Annual Alumni Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, March 30, at Gleneagles Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Plano ISD Education Foundation. View the 2014 photo album, read the 2015 tournament brochure and register on the alumni website.
Plano ISD faculty and students in grades Pre-K through middle school are ready to demonstrate how excellence in teaching and learning is "Loud & Clear" in Plano schools. On February 26, early childhood schools will host open houses, and on March 2 and 5, respectively, middle schools (grades 6-8) and elementary schools (grades K-5) will host open houses. View the full schedule on this website.
Seventy-two Teacher of the Year nominees will be honored at Plano ISD's May 14 Teacher of the Year Gala. An anticipated 1,300 educators, community leaders and sponsors will celebrate teaching excellence at the annual event to be held in the evening at Plano Centre. All nominees will be honored at the gala, which will culminate with the announcement of the top 10 "Excellence in Teaching" award winners, including Plano ISD's 2015 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.
Plano ISD will host a recruitment open house from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 (location TBD). Candidates must complete an online application to be admitted. Staff from Plano ISD elementary and secondary campuses will be in attendance to speak to applicants who are interested in teaching and serving in other professional positions. The open house registration deadline is April 3.
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