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November 3, 2017
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Plano ISD Students Compete at UT Dallas' Battle of the Brains High School Programming Contest

Five teams from Clark High School, six from Plano Senior High, nine from Plano East and thirteen teams from Plano West Senior High School competed on October 28 at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Battle of the Brains high school programming contest. The UT Dallas Computer Science Department has been conducting the statewide “Battle of the Brains" for over a decade. Competition teams have up to three students each, so nearly 100 Plano ISD students competed in the competition. Teams are ranked according to the number of problems that they successfully solve, with winners solving the most problems. Typically five or six problems at each level are provided for the teams.

At the advanced level, Plano West Senior High School teams received first and third places, and at the novice level, Plano West students earned third place.

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Plano PTAs Celebrate Membership Goals

October 17, 2017

At the October 17 Plano PTA membership meeting, campus membership totals were celebrated with some schools having already increased their membership over last year's totals or have matched last year's total membership. More information on how to join PTA is available on the Council of PTAs website or contact your child's school PTA for details. The future is our children, and they are given their best chance to succeed when their community unites as a powerful and effective voice for all children.

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Nominations for Diversity Leadership Awards Due by December 15 at 5 p.m.

November 3, 2017

The Diversity Advisory Committee proudly announces nominations are open for the seventeenth annual Plano ISD Diversity Leadership Awards. These individual and group winners will be recognized at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute to be held on January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Williams High School located at 1717 17th Street in Plano. Please nominate an individual or group whose program or initiative has proven to advance and promote diversity through stronger relationships, improved communication and enhanced understanding within Plano ISD or the broader community within the past year.

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Photo Gallery of Red Ribbon Celebrations

October 23-27, 2017

Across the school district campuses observed National Red Ribbon Week an annual celebration during which students and staff participate in special theme days, assemblies and learning activities focused on living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Enjoy the photo gallery and more photos are available on the district's Facebook.

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Save the Date for SKI Plano Fun

February 3, 2018

Benefiting the students, faculty, staff and schools of Plano ISD, SKI Plano is scheduled for February 3, 2018 at the Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. Come celebrate with dinner, shopping and dancing at the Plano ISD Education Foundation primary fundraising event. Visit SKIPlano.org for more information about how you can help and to purchase tickets.

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Academy Information Nights Scheduled in November for Incoming Freshmen and Parents: The Academy Programs of Plano opened in 2013 with innovative new programs offering students more pathways for learning. Each academy program provides students with more choices in not just what they learn, but how they learn—and allows Plano ISD to serve an even greater variety of student interests and needs. Want to learn more about the Academy Programs of Plano? Printable brochure with dates and locations. Accessible brochure.

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School Board Update
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on November 14 at the Plano ISD Administration Center board room. The agenda, when available, will be posted on BoardBook.
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