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.
TI Innovations in STEM Teaching Award Winners Honored
The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards to 18 area teachers, including three Plano ISD educators, during a September 2 ceremony held at TI’s Dallas headquarters. The awards program honors local secondary math and science teachers who consistently demonstrate quality instruction and build student achievement in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Read more about these award winning teachers and view a reception event photo gallery on our district website.
School Board President Honored as Lifetime Member of Leadership TASB Alumni Association
Plano ISD School Board President Nancy Humphrey was recognized at the September 1 meeting of the board for her designation as a lifetime member of the Leadership TASB Alumni Association. Leadership TASB is a highly selective advanced leadership training program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. Upon completion, the recognition of Master Trustee is bestowed on program participants.
Seventy-eight Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists
Plano ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognizing 78 seniors awarded semifinalist standing in the 61st 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 7,400 scholarships worth more than $32 million to be awarded next spring. About 1.5 million juniors entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT, the initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
Plano ISD Celebrates National PTA Family Engagement Month
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution on September 1 in recognition of September as PTA National Family Engagement Month. Accepting the resolution on behalf of the Plano ISD Council of PTAs was Amy Nelson, council president. "We, the Plano ISD Council of PTAs board and more than 23,000 Plano ISD PTA local members are pleased that you support the role of PTA in advocating for and positively impacting our students," Ms. Nelson told trustees.