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JANUARY 15, 2016
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Plano ISD Celebrates College & Career Week

Students and staff in early childhood schools through senior high schools celebrated College and Career Week January 11-15. Schools held classroom lessons, decorating contests, special theme dress days and assemblies (like the one above at Barron Elementary School) to celebrate students' dreams of attending college and pursuing careers. View images from across the school district in our photo gallery.

Teacher of the Year Nominees Selected by Peers
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Plano ISD's 72 Teacher of the Year nominees have been selected by their campus peers and will be honored at a gala celebration, themed "The World Awaits: Make Your Mark," on Thursday, May 12, at Plano Centre. Attending the gala will be educators, elected officials, gala sponsors and PTA leaders. The event will culminate with the announcement of the top "Excellence in Teaching" award winners, including the 2016 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. Meet the nominees and read more about the gala on our website. READ
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Meadows Elementary School Urban Garden Project Provides Innovative Learning Experiences for Students
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Meadows Elementary School is planting the seeds of success through the use of an urban garden project. The innovative community venture, which brought together teachers, students (past and present), families and community volunteers, has aptly been named BUG, Bartok’s Urban Garden, after teacher Jacob Bartok, the project's mastermind. READ
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Plano ISD Education Foundation Announces New Donations from Alliance Data and Plano Rotary Club
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The Plano ISD Education Foundation has announced two recent donations to support students and teachers. Alliance Data once again supported the foundation in 2015-16 through a generous $50,000 contribution, and the Plano Rotary Club (pictured) presented $20,000 to the foundation as part of its $100,000 pledge to support the Academy Programs of Plano. READ
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Plano ISD Invites Community to Annual MLK Tribute Showcasing Student Talent and Diversity Leadership
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Plano ISD invites the community to a tribute event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be held on Thursday, January 21, at Williams High School. The annual celebration will showcase student talent and awards for artwork and diversity leadership. Pre-program entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. program.READ
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Education Foundation Invites Community to SKI Plano Fundraiser Benefiting Students and Teachers
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Pull out your apres ski apparel and grab your family and friends to eat, shop and dance the night away with the Plano ISD Education Foundation at its 20th annual SKI Plano event. On Saturday, January 30, Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center will transform into a ski lodge where guests will enjoy dinner, a live band, auctions, raffle prizes and more. Proceeds from the casual and fun gala will support students and teachers through the foundation's programs. Purchase tickets for SKI Plano 2016 opens in new window and view last year's event highlights in this brief video video.
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Plano ISD to Host Teacher Job Fair on April 23
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Plano ISD will host a teacher job fair from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Candidates must complete an online application by April 8 to be admitted to the job fair. Elementary and secondary campus staff members will be on hand to speak to candidates interested in teaching and other professional opportunities. Read more about the fair on our employment website. READ
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School Board Update
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January 12 School Board Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, January 12, to hear reports and take action on the following items. The agenda packet, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook
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January 19 School Board Special Session
The school board will meet in a special called session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street. Trustees will review the final report presented on January 12 by the Facilities and Technology Task Force. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook.

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January 18 (Monday)
MLK Birthday Observance
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January 19 (Tuesday)
School Board Special Session
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January 21 (Thursday)
MLK Tribute, Williams High School
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January 30 (Saturday)
SKI Plano Fundraising Gala
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