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OCTOBER 10, 2014
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Meet Stinson Elementary's Whitney Pitzer:
Plano ISD 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year
In this newest district video, eNews subscribers will meet Plano ISD's 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year Whitney Pitzer in her kindergarten classroom at Stinson Elementary School. Learn why Whitney was selected from among her peers across the school district for this prestigious award, which she received at the May, 2014, Plano ISD Teacher of the Year Gala. Also coming soon in eNews will be a video feature about Plano ISD's 2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year and Clark High School English Teacher Karen Stanton. Watch video

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Trustees Selected as 2014 Texas Honor Board
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees was selected as one of five 2014 Honor Boards awarded by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). The seven trustees and Superintendent Richard Matkin were recognized for capturing the award at the first general assembly of the recent TASA/TASB annual state convention held in Dallas. At the same convention, Trustee Missy Bender was presented with a Celebration of Leadership award by Leadership TASB Alumni. Read more
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Dr. Rose Jones
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Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy Coordinator
Dr. Rose Jones Enjoys Collaborating with Students

Rose C. Jones, Ph.D. is the coordinator for the Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, now in its second year of operation. Talking to her, you can hear and see the passion Dr. Jones has for the academy and the students. "Although the motivating factor changes, the personal conviction and drive to become a health care provider is the common thread among these young students. And what could be more powerful than this, helping them lasso their dreams?" she says. Read more
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Alumni Tailgate Party October 10at Clark Stadium
The second of three tailgate parties to be hosted by the Plano ISD Alumni Association will be held tonight, October 10, at Clark Stadium prior to the PSHS vs. PESH football game. Watch video promos video and mark your calendar to join the alumni for hot dogs and burgers this Friday and at the final tailgate on the evening of October 17. Flyer PDF
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UW LogoUnited Way agencies will benefit from more than $131,000 raised during Plano ISD's recent United Way campaign. This generous contribution by Plano ISD employees will help to ensure that critical services are available to individuals and families in need of assistance in North Texas. Read more
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School Board Update

The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, October 7, taking action on the following items. The full agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook.

  • Instructional Focus: Connecting with Students, Staff and Community through Technology
  • Recognitions: 2014 Leadership TASB Celebration of Leadership Award and 2014 TASA State Honor Board
  • Consent Agenda (routine business items)
  • Presentation and Public Hearing on Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) Rating
  • Approval of Proposed District Initiatives for 2014-15
  • Approval of Board of Trustees Operating Protocol Policy Revisions

The next school board meeting will be a work session on October 21 at 6:00 p.m., at the Plano ISD Administration Building.

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October 10 (Friday)
Alumni Tailgate Party, Clark Stadium
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October 13-17
National School Lunch Week
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October 17 (Friday)
Alumni Tailgate Party, Clark Stadium
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October 20-24
National School Bus Safety Week
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October 21 (Tuesday)
School Board Work Session
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October 23-31
National Red Ribbon Week
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October 24 (Friday)
Elementary Report Cards Issued
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