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SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
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Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy Expands as First Cadre of Students Advances to Plano East
The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, which launched in 2013 with 178 ninth and tenth grade students at Williams High School, has expanded to Plano East Senior High School. This fall, students are continuing their journey as juniors at Plano East in the rigorous healthcare program as they prepare for the demands of a four-year university or pre-med program. Also announced this week, a donation to the academy by Bank of America. Read more | Watch video
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Six Schools Earn City of Plano Environmental Awards
Plano ISD schools were among the winners of 2014 Environmental Community Awards at the city of Plano's recent annual awards luncheon. The awards recognize outstanding environmental initiatives and achievements by schools, organizations, businesses and individuals. Pictured are Nancy Humphrey, school board president; Wilson Middle School's Selenda Sager, principal, and Sharon Russell, life skills teacher; and Richard Matkin, superintendent of schools. Read more
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Plano Academy High School Building Repurposing Wins State Caudill Architectural Award for Excellence
The Plano ISD Academy High School building repurposing has captured a state 2014 Caudill Award for demonstrating excellence in planning and design. The project received the award for adaptive reuse. Winning projects, along with an impressive array of 47 other designs, will be displayed September 26-27 in the Exhibit of School Architecture at the annual TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas. Read more
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First Alumni Tailgate Party Sept. 26 at Clark Stadium
The first of three tailgate parties to be hosted by the Plano ISD Alumni Association will be held this Friday night, September 26, at Clark Stadium prior to the PSHS Wildcats' homecoming game. Watch video promos video and mark your calendar to join the alumni for hot dogs and burgers this Friday and at tailgates on these evenings: October 10 - Plano East Panthers, and October 17: - Plano West Wolves. Flyer PDF
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Recent Grad's Artwork Selected for National Exhibit
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ArtSamuel Hersh, Plano Senior High School Class of 2014 graduate and former student of AP (Advanced Placement) Studio Art Teacher Allison Garrison, received news this summer that a work (pictured) from his AP Art Studio portfolio was selected by The College Board for inclusion in the 2014-15 AP Studio Art student exhibit. About 49,000 portfolios were submitted this year; from them, 30 pieces were chosen for the exhibit. Read more
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2014 Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest Underway
All Plano ISD students are invited to enter their original artwork in the 2014 Plano ISD Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest sponsored by the Plano ISD Education Foundation. This year's contest theme is "Sights, Sounds & Celebrations." The winner's artwork will be published on the Plano ISD 2014 holiday greeting cards. Download the contest entry form, and view past holiday art contest photo galleries online. Read more
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September 26 (Friday)
Alumni Tailgate Party, Clark Stadium

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September 29 (Monday)
Academy High School Open House
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September 30 (Tuesday)
End of First Six Weeks
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October 6-10
National Fire Prevention Week
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October 7 (Tuesday)
School Board Meeting
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October 8 (Wednesday)
Secondary Report Cards Issued
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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
Academy HS Report Cards Issued
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