Boggess Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Veola Neal
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Black, khaki and hunter green
Year Opened: 2002
Mrs. Shurandia Holden, Principal
Phone: (469) 752-4000
Fax: (469) 752-4001
225 Glen Ridge Drive
Murphy, TX 75094
AchievementsRated as Met Standard on the 2013-14 Texas School Accountability system; rated Exemplary on all indicators on the Community and Student Engagement Accountability system (2013-14 and 2014-15); USDA Healthier US Bronze School award; Texas State Exemplary School (2006-10); honored as Higher Performing school by the National Center for Educational Achievements Just for Kids campaign; TEA Gold Performance acknowledgements: commended in reading, mathematics, writing and science (2004-10); top prize winners in local, regional, and state competitions in science, art, and poetry; recipient of a Plano Futures Foundation Grant for Educators; Plano ISD Education Foundation Parent and Community Honor Roll; environmental recycling winner; Outstanding Elementary Environment Awareness group award and Outstanding Campus Beautification award from the City of Plano Live Green Plano; Golden Shoe award for largest school participation in Murphy Maize Daze 5K (2013-15); award for largest school participation for Murphy Mavericks Color Run 2015 and 2016; award for largest school participation in PISD Education Foundation Thrill of the Grill 5K.
Award winning PTA
PTA promotes the following programs throughout the year in support of our students, families and community: Bike Rodeo; Boggess Earth Team; Chess Challenge/Tournament; community outreach; cultural diversity; family art, math and science nights; Family Picnic; Family Sock Hop; field day; Grandparents day; Veteran’s day Celebration; field trips; Teacher Appreciation; book fair; WatchDOGS program. PTA also hosts after school enrichment programs including art, chess, cooking, robotics, and environmental club.
CREST Award - CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas. Schools receiving CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains.
Campus ProgramsEnglish as a Second Language (ESL); Instructional Specialist; inclusive special education; Take Flight dyslexia program; Parenting Education programs, portfolio assessment (kindergarten - second grade); safety patrol; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); family reading, math and science nights; science fair; PASAR (after-school childcare); academic tutor program; Reflections; history fair; Arts in Education; Plano Children’s choir; Bengal Broadcast News (BBN); Cafeteria COPS; Spelling bee; Red Ribbon week; Computers@Home; student council; Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students); and Friends of Boggess.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesAward Winning Parent/Teacher Association (PTA); library; office; classroom; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); family nights; yearbook; Reflections Arts contest; book fairs; science fair judge; Key Communicators; field trips; Collin County Adventure camp cabin parent (fifth-grade); environmental club; multicultural night; art night; field day; bike rodeo; McGruff House; and Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students).
Community/Business PartnershipsAlbertsons; Allstate (D. Zane Shepard); Achieve Physical Therapy; Baylor Pediatric Center; Blue Ox Graphics; Boxes 4U; Cane’s; Chick-fil-A; Cool Water Car Wash; Crave Popcorn; D-Bat; Debris Brothers; Dr. Jensen Orthodontics; Dr. Pepper/Snapple; Elite Electronics; ET Sound; Etch-Mark; Fesler Orthodontics; Glen Ridge HOA; Hartsfield Home Theaters; I Choose Change; JT Oden Realty; Julie Acuna and Associates/Keller Williams Realty; Jumper Bee; Kroger; Mathnasium; Michael Finklea-Ozark Publishing; Mogios; Murphy Chamber of Commerce; Oakbrook School; Red Door Dance; SafeSplash Swim School; Shelia Joyner (Remax Realty and Rodan and Fields); Sonic; South Fork Steak House; Vertical Assurance; Whataburger; and Yogurtville.
History of Boggess
Henry Dye Boggess was born the seventh of 13 children to Jeremiah and Rebecca Boggess on September 30, 1870, in Collin County. His father served in the Civil War as an engineer on troop and supply trains. Upon his return from war, Jeremiah and his wife came to Texas with their four Alabama born children. The family arrived in the fall of 1866.
When he arrived in Collin County, Jeremiah built a large log house, three miles east of Plano. He later built a town house on 14th Street in Plano so the children could be near church, schools and social activities. Before this move, the children attended the private Dublin School. Henry Dye and his brothers walked or rode horses to this school.
Following their father Jeremiah's death, Henry Dye and his brothers farmed, while Rebecca and the girls lived in town. In 1905 the log cabin burned, the townhouse was sold and Rebecca built a large white house which is still standing on East 14th Street just east of Los Rios boulevard. Six of Rebecca's children lived there with her. The last living child Emma lived in the house until she was 97 years old. When she died at age 103 she was the oldest living native of Plano. Henry Dye's twin sisters, Lou and Dru, can be seen today in a portrait hanging in the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano.
Henry Dye farmed until 1907 when he moved to Plano so that his children could attend school. He was a foreman of three gins - one was located across the street from where the First Christian Church of Plano now stands. He was also the night agent for the old interurban transit company, a rail system that ran from Waco north to Denison. Henry Dye and his wife, Belle Netzer were the parents of three children, Donna Belle, Mae and Henry Dye Boggess, Jr. His daughter Donna Boggess Harrington was salutatorian of the Class of 1917. She is also the oldest living graduate of Plano High School and at 102 is the oldest living Plano native.
Donna married Robert Lee Harrington and they had two sons, Robert (Rob) Lee Harrington, Jr. (former Mayor of Plano) and Don Harrington.