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January 6, 2017
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Plano ISD Junior ROTC Programs Earn Program of Excellence Distinction

The three Plano ISD Junior ROTC Battalions underwent their formal inspection process directed by Army Cadet Command 5th Brigade of Ft. Sam Houston. The Wildcat, Panther and Wolf Battalions all earned the JROTC Program of Excellence Distinction which is symbolized by the coveted gold star. This places these three programs in the top 10% of the more than 1,700 Army JROTC programs around the world. READ

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Plano ISD Responds to Texas Education Agency’s “Work-in-Progress” Report
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TEA logoPlano ISD remains focused on the progress and achievement of all students. “We understand and support the state’s placing significant weight on the achievement of economically disadvantaged students and those from all racial/ethnic subgroups,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli. “Programs and practices designed to close opportunity and achievement gaps while maintaining high levels of performance and rigor for all have emerged from a Plano ISD strategic focus in this area.” READ

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Regeneron Science Talent Search Names Four Plano ISD Students as Scholars
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Regeneron bannerOn January 4, 300 U.S. high school seniors were named scholars (formerly called semifinalists) in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. Of these 300 students nation-wide, four are from Plano ISD. READ
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Twenty Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars
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College Board logoTwenty seniors attending Plano ISD's three senior high schools and the Academy High School have earned top ranking as Scholars through the College Board's 2017 National Hispanic Scholars Program.READ
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Fifty Plano West Students Earn Regional Band Honors
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During the second round of the All Region competition in December, 50 Plano West students earned membership into one of the All Region bands. 13 of the 50 have also advanced to the Area level. Area is the last round of the All State Band Selection process. The Area candidates will compete for All State Membership on January 7. READ

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Saigling Elementary School PTA Celebrates Membership Milestone
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Saigling Elementary School logoOn December 7, 2016 Saigling Elementary School celebrated meeting their PTA membership goal of “One Voice, Every Child” with an all school assembly. Of the 70 PTA’s in Plano ISD, Saigling is the only school with a PTA membership for every child enrolled. In fact, only one other PTA in the state of Texas has also accomplished this goal. READ

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Plano ISD Invites Community to Annual MLK Tribute Showcasing Student Talent and Diversity Leadership
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MLK student artworkPlano ISD invites our community to the 2017 tribute event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19, at the Williams High School auditorium. The annual celebration will showcase student talent and awards for artwork and diversity leadership in our schools and community. Pre-program entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. program. We look forward to sharing this event with our community.READ

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Plano ISD Education Foundation's SKI Plano Fundraising Event Is January 28, Tickets on Sale Now
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SKI Plano logoYou are invited to shop, dine and dance the night away at the Plano Marriott-Legacy Town Center at SKI PLANO 2017 on January 28. Mark your calendar for a fabulous celebration to help raise money to benefit the students, faculty, staff and schools of Plano ISD. Tickets are now on sale.READ

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Teacher Job Fair: Registration Due April 7
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Teacher Job Fair iconPlano ISD will host a teacher job fair on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Candidates must complete an online application or renew a current application by April 7 to receive an invitation. Visit our employment website for more details about requirements and qualifications.
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Survey Request: Please Give us your Input about our Website
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red checkmarkSurvey buttonWith a new Plano ISD website currently under development, the district is requesting your feedback on our current website to help us shape our vision for the new site. Click here for link to survey.
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School Board Update
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January 12 Special Called Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will met in special session at 7:00 p.m. on January 12 at the Plano ISD Administration Center. The complete agenda with links to supporting documents is available on BoardBook
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January 12
Special Called Board Meeting, Administration Center, 7:00 p.m.
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January 16
Student / Teacher Holiday, no classes, administrative offices closed
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January 19
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute, Williams High School Auditorium, preshow at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.
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January 24
School Board Meeting, Administration Center, 7:00 p.m.
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January 28
SKI Plano, Marriott at Legacy Town Center, 6:30 p.m.
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