Assistant Principal: Fannysteen Mays
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Maroon and white
Motto: We can!
Year Opened: 1967
Dr. Saul Laredo
Phone: (469) 752-2500
Fax: (469) 752-2501
2200 Laurel Lane
Plano, TX 75074
AchievementsPresentation at PISD District Board meeting on The 4 Cs (2015); Healthier US Schools challenge (HUSSC) award (2014-15); College Banner award recipient (2014); TEA Recognized Campus (2012); Recipient of Plano Education Foundation Grants (2005-07); Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year (2005); District and Regional History fair winner (2005-06); Plano Forum Teacher of the Year (2005-06); Plano East Mathletics Competition (2005-07); TEA Gold Performance Acknowledgements: Commended on reading/english language arts, math and science (2005-06); Governor's Exemplary Performance award; “Just for Kid's” Performance award; Exemplary Writing award (1999-01); Regional Science fair winners; Keep Plano Beautiful award; featured in D Magazine's 250 Top Texas Schools (2001); award in Environmental Service; Collin County Adventure camp; “Adopt-An-Acre” program winner; Exemplary Status Award (1998-99); Recognized Status Award (2000-02); District PTA Reflection winners; voted by Readers Choice DFW Community Newspaper to have the Best Elementary School Principal and Best Elementary School Teacher in Collin County for 2000-01; award for Academic Excellence for being named to the 2000-01 National Center for Educational Accountability's High Performing School List; over 40 years of successfully serving students and families.
Campus ProgramsAcademic Family nights; Parents as Partners; Author Visits: Student Broadcast Crew: annual talent show; Bobcat Buddies; student teachers from Plano East High School; student council; Bobcat Tutoring program; Campus-wide Citizenship program; Principal Scholars; Positive Behavior Supports (PBS); Student Art Gallery; Academic Libraries; Curriculum Specialists; science fair; Kids’ Inquiry Conference (KIC); Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); Programs for Gifted Learners (PACE); Cultural Diversity Celebration; Fine Arts & Multicultural night; Instrument Ensemble; mentoring program; PTA; Parent Academy; Bilingual (Spanish) Support at All Levels; teaching assistants; PASAR (PISD's after-school childcare program).
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesStrong Fathers; PTA; parenting programs; “Partners as Partners”; mentoring program; volunteerism; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC) Parent Involvement in school goals; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); room parents; field day; yearbook; lunch helpers; Key Communicators; Science Fair judges; Kinder Promotion Ceremony; and fifth-grade promotion ceremony.
Community/Business PartnershipsAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Zeta Omega Chapter; Alpha Graphics; Chase Oaks Church; Connections Fellowship Church; Fellowship Church; First Baptist Church; First Christian Church; Frito Lay; Junior League; Medical Center of Plano; Northwood Woman’s Club; Plano Retired Teacher Association; Plano Rotary Club; Sci-Tech Discover Center; St. Vincent de Paul Society; and Valerie Gale.