Stinson Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Kevin Kennedy
Counselor: Julie Thrift
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Green, tan and sky blue
Motto: We shine in the galaxy of learning.
Year Opened: 2000
Phone: (469) 752-3400
Fax: (469) 752-3401
4201 Greenfield Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
AchievementsNational PTA of Excellence award (2009-10); National PTA of Excellence award (2004-07); Plano ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year (2000-01); Plano ISD Elementary Teacher Excellence award (2004-05); Association of Texas Professional Educators – Elementary Educator of the Year (2004-05); Association of Texas Professional Administrators – Administrator of the Year (2001-02); Da Vinci award for Destination ImagiNation™ (2001); District Science Fair winners (2001-02, 2005, 2008, 2010); and PISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators (2000-04, 2007-10).
Campus ProgramsSafety patrol; student council; PTA-run school supply store; Star2Star mentors; reading buddies program - kindergarten and third-grade, first- and forth-grade, second- and fifth-grade; English as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); Star Power assemblies; Readers' Theater; forth- and fifth-grade choir; chess, science, drama, and art after-school programs.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA); practical parenting workshops; volunteers in classrooms, office and library; camp counselors; skate night; book fair; multicultural night; family science night; silent auction; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); webpage committee; Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students); fifth-grade farewell performance; field day; Key Communicators; and numerous other volunteer opportunities.
Community/Business PartnershipsAloha Math Mind; Amstar Fence; Baylor Family Health Center at Richardson; Breckinridge Park Animal Hospital; Campbell Park Vet Hospital; Carpe Diem Private Preschool; Carson Insurance Agency; Children's Dental Care (Dane Hoang, D.D.S.M.S. & Assoc.); Children's Medical Center; Cristin Carballo (fitness trainer); Dentek Systems, Inc.; Dr. Russell Downey; Dr. William Lin; Drs. Daniel. Poole & Mathieu; Drs. Yedwab; Edward Jones Investments (S. Hufstedler); Elizabeth Jekot, M.D. (Breast Imaging Center); Elvebak Orthodontics; Eye Vision; Family Medical Center at Garland; FastER Care; Fesler Orthodontics (Michael Fesler, D.D. S., M.S.); First Bank; German Motor Works; GiftofLogic; Great Clips; Hilburn Men's Clothier; Home Team Mortgage; Jennifer Johnson (Ebby Halliday Realtors); Joyce Lynn Chandler (Keller-Williams Realty); Julie D. Poole, M.D.; Kids R Kids; Manoj Donthineni, M.D. (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics); Mathnasium of Murphy-Plano; Medical / Dental: Mohammad Amir, M.D. (Richardson Primary Care Clinic); Methodist Richardson Medical Center; Mogio's Gourmet Pizza; Oxford Learning; Primrose School of Breckinridge Park; Reese A. Mathieu, M.D.; Reliable Chevrolet; Richard H. Daniel, M.D.; Richardson Regional Medical Center; Sita Boppana, M.D. (Internal Medicine); Smoothie King; Southern Painting; Springhill Veterinary Clinic; Starcuts Family Haircare; State Farm Insurance; SureSmile Orthodontics; Texas Plumbing; The Great Frame Up; The Thomas Group (Remax Realtors); Tiemeyer Team (Keller-Williams Realty); Yedwab Pediatricians; and Yoga Synergy Spa.
History of Stinson
James Francis Stinson (seated, second from left) was born in Akron, Ohio. He was orphaned when young, migrated to Missouri, then to Collin County when a young man. He came by wagon train with a family by the name of Roundtree and settled south of McKinney where he went to work for Benjamin F. Biggs. In 1876 he married Margaret Catherine Biggs (seated, third from left), the oldest daughter of his employer. They started housekeeping on a small acreage he bought on what is now Parker Road. Mr. and Mrs. Stinson added to their small farm from time to time until they owned around a thousand acres of land in various places. The earliest school in the area in that day was a one-room school located southwest of Parker, and also a one room school at St. Paul, which is east of Parker. When the need arose for another school, Mr. and Mrs. Stinson donated the land and another one-room school was built on the west side of the Stinson farm. It was called “Stinson School”. It was also referred to as a “Who’d a Thought It.” That was the exclamation from a man who passed by while the school was being built and the name stuck. It was the school that all the Stinson children and other nearby children attended in that early day. Mr. and Mrs. Stinson were the parents of ten children (seven pictured here).
It is in the spirit of the Stinson family’s generosity and dedication to education that Stinson Elementary exists - to serve the needs of all students in the surrounding neighborhoods. We welcome each family that enters.