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JANUARY 8, 2016
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2015 Annual Report Spotlights Many Ways Students and Employees Make Their Marks

Plano ISD's 2015 Annual Report, "Make Your Mark," features a snapshot of the many ways that our 55,000 students and 6,600 employees are making their marks as learners and leaders in the classroom and beyond. The report highlights strategic planning initiatives, Class of 2015 post-secondary readiness, district and state accountability results, school and community engagement, financial/budget data and facilities and technology bond program updates. In addition, the report spotlights initiatives and major donors of the Plano ISD Education Foundation and student and staff awards. Links to district videos are featured throughout the report. READ

Plano ISD Invites Community to Annual MLK Tribute Showcasing Student Talent and Diversity Leadership
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MLK artworkPlano 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 in our schools and community. 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 to Support 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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Haun Elementary School Hosts First Annual Sketchup Project to Design 3-D Animated Cities
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Haun Elementary School fifth grade hosted its First Annual Haun Sketchup presentation recently with great success. Students employed Sketchup, a computer software program, to design 3-D animated cities, following discussion with Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock about city master planning. The Project-Based Learning (PBL) lesson, championed by Haun art teacher Tamra Alami, instilled the students with life-relevant lessons on collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The students addressed one driving question that propelled the project forward: “What makes your community survive and thrive?” READ
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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 will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, at the Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th Street in Plano. The agenda packet, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook
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  • Instructional Focus: Meadows Elementary Urban Garden Project
  • Recognition: School Board Recognition Month
  • Consent Agenda (routine business items)
  • 2016-17 Instructional Calendar Drafts
  • Reports
    • Facilities and Technology Task Force
    • 2016-17 Budget
  • Policies
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