• SEL Kindness Card 2020 Contest Winner & Finalists

  • Update, February 3, 2021

    The contest finalists and winner were recognized for excellence by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees at the February 2 meeting. Students attended the recognition via Zoom and displayed their artwork for the trustees and viewing audience. Students finalists received $50 awards and the winner, Yaru Ding received a $100 award from the Plano Education Foundation. Find out more about the Education Foundation.

    photos of three finalists with artwork

    (left) Kindergarten-2nd grade finalist Vaishnavi Navapandian, Wells Elementary; (middle) 3rd-5th grade finalist and contest winner Yaru Ding, Skaggs Elementary; (right) 6-8th grade finalist Eva Cao, Rice Middle School; and not pictured 9-12th grade finalist Angelina Yang, Jasper High School.

    Beyond the monetary award, each finalists received a supply of note cards. These printed kindness cards featuring inspiring student artwork are used by the superintendent and board of trustees for district communications.

  • January 20, 2021

    The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) kindness card contest is designed to support the social emotional learning educational goals of the district. The winning artwork will be published on the cover of the official district note cards which will be used by the district during the school year. Contest finalists receive a $50 monetary award and the winner will receive a $100 award provided by the Plano ISD Education Foundation.  Congratulations to the finalists and winner.


    • Vaishnavi Navapandian, second grade, Wells Elementary School, Teacher: Tracy Evans
    • Yaru Ding, fifth grade, Skaggs Elementary School, Teacher: Beth Carter
    • Eva Cao, eighth grade, Rice Middle School, Teacher: Amy Lin
    • Angelina Yang, tenth grade, Jasper High School, Teacher: Adriane Anderson


    • Yaru Ding, fifth grade, Skaggs Elementary School, Teacher: Beth Carter

    Contest winning artwork

    Contest winning artwork by Skaggs Elementary student Yaru Ding.

     Thank you to the contest judges: Superintendent Sara Bonser, Executive Director for Communication Lesley Range-Stanton and Director of Family and Social Services Sharon Bradley.