Celene Rosen, third grade teacher at Barksdale Elementary, has been named a Texas finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The 2018 awards recognize kindergarten through sixth grade mathematics and science teachers whose innovative methods bring teaching to life in the classroom. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. PAEMST are the highest recognition a mathematics or science teacher may receive for exemplary teaching in the United States.
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On behalf of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning, Suzana Spina, Director for Early Childhood, has been recommended by the Peer Review Panel for placement on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a tenure of three years. As a candidate, Suzana is eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institution in over 150 countries.
On October 27 at the Plano Community Forum's 37th Anniversary Awards Gala, Mitchell Elementary's Fifth Grade Team Leader and 2018 Plano ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Dr. Keishon Ireland was the honored 2018 Educator Award Recipient. Keishon is a proud role model for youth working to inspire students to be their best.
At the Collin County LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) 24th Annual Avance con Educacion Scholarship Banquet, Armstrong Middle School Spanish Teacher Soumeya Lehachi was honored as the 2018 Educator of the Year. Soumeya was nominated by Collin County LULAC President Emelia Ahmed and by Armstrong Middle School Principal Melissa Blank.
The Diversity Advisory Committee is proud to announce that nominations are open for the annual Diversity Leadership Awards. 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. Nomination deadline is December 14 at 5 p.m.Read More.
Each year as the holidays approach, Plano ISD receives many questions regarding seasonal celebrations. To accommodate these inquiries, the district offers the following reminders regarding holiday commemorations. Read More.
The next parent engagement session is November 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wyatt Elementary located at 8900 Coit Road, Plano. All sessions are also available in Spanish. Future topics are Social Awareness (January 31), Relationship Skills (March 21) and Responsible Decision-Making (May 1). Locations vary; please see the schedule for details. Read More.
View the list of staff weddings, births and extensions of sympathy to employees who have lost loved ones. To protect staff privacy, this information is now located on the staff pages of the website. Click the read more link and please login to the website with your network ID and password when prompted.To share news, please email your school or department's information to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the next issue of District Digest. Read More.
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees is actively preparing to make a difference during the 86th regular legislative session that begins on January 8, 2019. Bookmark the Board Legislative Timeline that will be continually updated as the session progresses, and see the Board's 2019 Legislative Priorities. Read More.
Certificates of Appreciation from the Board of Trustees were presented to students and staff who stepped up when an adult volunteer, Julie Coon (center), collapsed in the Plano Senior High parking lot. These staff and students were a quick thinking, fast acting team using CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) prior to the arrival of EMTs to restore heart function. Honored for their knowledge, skills and meritorious action are Jacquelynn Foley, Plano Senior High Athletic Trainer; Tom Kailey, Clark HS coach; Timothy Sullivan, Clark HS health science teacher; and Clark HS 10th graders - Levi Helms, Christy Winkler and Riley Winkler. These students were the first to notice that help was needed and used training received in classes, taught by Timothy Sullivan, to seek help.
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