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Link to video and three photos from event. 5th grade camp donations, Drew Pearson with Superbowl ring, Drew Pearson and event chair

Celebrating Another "Super" Successful SKI Plano

Helping to make this year's Plano ISD Education Foundation's SKI Plano a “super” event, Cowboys legendary wide receiver and SKI Plano Emcee Drew Pearson (see the facebook gallery of event photos) even allowed a “few” lucky attendees to try on his Super Bowl XII ring. And in addition to his emcee duties, Drew provided auction items including signed memorabilia from his personal collection, a lunch with him and signed footballs for guests that donated $500 or more during the auction. Thank you, Drew Pearson.

Over 500 guests attended the event enjoying the dinner, live band, big board, silent auction and raffle. They had fun while supporting kids in Plano and helped to raise more than $319,000. A super thank you to the many businesses, organizations and individuals who contributed financially and with gifts - see the list of event sponsors. Thank you awesome sponsors. We sincerely appreciate event chair Jenna Muns-Maynard (pictured above right), Foundation President Jennifer Jamieson, the SKI Plano committee and the dedicated foundation volunteers. And of course an extra special super thank you for those who attended the event. SKI Plano is the Plano Education Foundation's largest fundraiser and supports fifth grade camp, Grants to Educators, the CORE store, AVID, Plano Family Literacy, robotics and more - programs important to our students and staff. View highlights video (2 min. 25 sec.).

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sample medal/U.S. Presidential Scholar

Twenty-Two 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates from Plano ISD


Annually almost 4,000 students are selected nationwide as Presidential Scholar candidates. Application is by invitation only; therefore, students may not apply individually to the program, nor may their schools nominate them. Twenty-two Plano ISD seniors have been honored as candidates.

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DRSEF logo/Beal Bank Dalls Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair Senior and Junior Division Winners


Senior division (grades 9-12) DRSEF competitors swept all grand prize awards and 52 projects advance state competition and the junior division (grades 7-8) DRSEF competitors earned two grand prize awards and 32 projects advance.

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Two Jasper High School Teams Advance to the IPPF "Sweet 16" Round of Global Debate Competition


Debate teams from around the world entered the 2018-19 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) competition, but only 16 remain. Jasper students remain eligible to win the $10,000 grand prize.

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sculpture of jellyfish by Rachel Pham

Southwest Region at Large Scholastic Art Awards


Scholastic Awards are earned for works that demonstrate originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Plano ISD fine arts students earned 58 gold key, 72 silver key and 93 honorable mention awards.

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Mathews GeoBee winners with principals

National Geographic GeoBee, Elementary School Campus Winners


Elementary school students participated in campus-level National Geographic GeoBees for an opportunity to qualify for the state competition in March.

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District Spelling Bee, 2019 "bee" graphic

Gateway Summer Engineering Camp Registration Open for Incoming Seventh and Eighth Graders

This is a hands-on, project-based camp designed to introduce middle school students to the fundamentals of STEM. Students find out how fun and exciting engineering can be.

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March 19 - Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Fine Arts Spring Showcase at the Courtyard Theatre

The Plano ISD Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Fine Arts Spring Showcase will take place at the Courtyard Theatre on March 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information visit the SEL webpage.


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March 21 - Social Emotional Learning Parent Engagement Session - Relationship Skills

The next parent engagement session - Relationship Skills - is scheduled for March 21, 6 p.m. at Vines High School.


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REMINDERS


SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

Plano ISD Board Legislative Priorities

Capitol buildingThe Plano ISD Board of Trustees is actively making a difference during the 86th regular legislative session that began January 8, 2019. Bookmark the Board Legislative Timeline that will be continually updated as the session progresses. Here are a few recent activities:

Plano ISD Board and leadership at Capitol

  • February 25 - Plano ISD PTAs participated in Rally Day at the Capitol along with twenty-eight students who participated in the student caucus regarding community and civic engagement.

PTA leaders at Capitol

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New! Board meeings are live streamed via PISD website. Button to view broadcastCheck it out. School Board Meetings are streamed live from the Administration Center's board room. Connect to the live feed during the meeting or view the board meeting webpage for information about meetings, including calendar, videos, agendas, approved meeting minutes and recorded meeting videos.

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Board Meeting: March 5


The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on Tuesday, February 5. The agenda with links to supporting documents and the full meeting video is available online.

RECOGNITION

Board with Judge John Payton

At the March 5 meeting, the Board of Trustees recognized Judge John Payton on his retirement after nearly 30 years of service in Collin County. Pictured are Trustee David Stolle, Trustee Angela Powell, Board Vice President Dr. Yoram Solomon, Judge John Payton, Trustee Tammy Richards, Trustee Jerri Chambers, Board Secretary Nancy Humphrey and Superintendent of Schools Sara Bonser.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTION

REPORTS


Board Work Session: February 19


The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met in a work session on Tuesday, February 19. The agenda with links to supporting documents and the full meeting video is available online.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT

PWSH principal, District athletic dir, Tyler Soukup, PWSH Assoc Prin

Tyler Soukup was approved by the Board of Trustees as the new Plano West Senior High Athletic Director. Pictured are Plano West Senior High Principal Janis Williams, Plano ISD Director of Athletics Gerald Brence; Tyler Soukup and Plano West Associate Principal Randy Hayes.

REPORTS


Next Board Meetings: March 19 Work Session


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