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JANUARY 30, 2015
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Plano ISD Education Foundation Invites Community to Ski Plano on January 31 at Southfork Ranch
Purchase tickets now new window for Ski Plano, the casual and fun gala hosted by the Plano ISD Education Foundation, with proceeds benefitting students and teachers. This 19th wintry season, the Ski Plano Lodge will take over Southfork Ranch from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31. Watch this Ski Plano promo video video, and read about the programs benefitting Plano ISD students and teachers on the Foundation websitenew window.

72 Teacher of the Year Nominees Selected by Peers
Seventy-two Teacher of the Year nominees have been selected by their peers at campuses across the district. These outstanding educators will be recognized at Plano ISD's Teacher of the Year Gala the evening of May 14 at Plano Centre. Meet this year's nominees and read about the gala, awards selection and sponsors on our district website. (Pictured, above, at the 2014 gala are Richard Matkin, superintendent; Teachers of the Year Karen Stanton and Whitney Pitzer; and Nancy Humphrey, school board president).read
Rice Middle School Band Earns Exclusive Sudler Cup
The Rice Middle School Band captured the exclusive 2014 John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Cup, a prestigious national award typically presented to no more than one or two middle school bands in the world each year. Earning the award required an extensive evaluation process of the band spanning several years. Read an interview with Rice Band Director Jason Tucker, and hear audio files of the band. read

Plano ISD Students Sweep State Geography Awards
Plano ISD students swept the top awards in the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education's 2014 Geography Awareness Poster Contest, "The Geography of Food." Students created "mini posters" as they explored how food connects them to many places and


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School Board Update

February 3 Regular Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street in Plano. The agenda, including links to related documents, is posted on BoardBook.

  • Instructional Focus - Memorial Elementary School - The 4Cs: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking
  • Recognition - Plano Inclusive Schools Week
  • Consent Agenda (routine business)
  • 2015-16 Instructional Calendar
  • Consider all matters incident and related to the issuance and sale of Plano ISD Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015
  • Policies

February 4 Special Called Meeting
Trustees have also scheduled a special session to be held on Wednesday, February 4, to deliberate regarding the employment of a new superintendent of schools. The agenda is posted on BoardBook.

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