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FEBRUARY 19, 2016
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Science Fair Grand Prize Winners
Plano ISD Students Capture Top Awards
at Elementary and Secondary Science Fairs

Plano ISD students are continuing their winning tradition by earning top awards at recent science fairs. Projects researched by Plano ISD students in grades 1-6 comprised 110 of the 365 projects entered in the Elementary Regional Science Fair. Two of three grand prizes were awarded to Plano ISD students who earned 54 of 121 total awards presented at the elementary fair. At the secondary level, Plano ISD students captured five of the first place awards at the Texas Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium, with three students advancing to nationals. More than 200 awards were presented at the Plano ISD District Secondary Science Fair. Read award lists and view photos from these recent competitions:

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More Student Achievements
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School Open Houses Scheduled in February & March
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Plano ISD's 55,000 students are ready to show guests how they have been making their mark this school year at open houses to be hosted district-wide in February and March. Early childhood schools, elementary schools and middle schools will host open houses on uniform dates, while high schools and senior high schools will set individual open house dates. Find the schedule on our district website. READ
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Twenty STEM Teaching Award Nominees Announced
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Plano ISD Education Foundation and the district's secondary academic services department hosted a reception on February 18 for 20 teachers nominated by their principals for 2016 Texas Instruments Foundation Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards. Nominees and their principals heard remarks from Superintendent Dr. Brian Binggeli, Foundation President Jean Callison, Secondary Science Coordinator Karen Shepherd and Plano West's David Carroll, 2015 awardee.READ
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Alumni Golf Tournament Registration Underway
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On Monday, March 28, the Third Annual Plano ISD Alumni Golf Tournament will kick off at Gleneagles Country Club. Register today for the tournament, where you can connect with alumni and take on 18 holes in support of the association. To register, visit the alumni website or e-mail foundation@pisd.edu. READ
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School Board Update
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February 16 School Board Work Session
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees conducted a work session on February 16 to discuss the following items. The agenda packet, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook
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  • Plano ISD Strategic Plan Outcome Indicators
  • Demographic Report
  • Attendance Boundary Changes
  • Budget Report
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