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NOVEMBER 9, 2015
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Student Advisors
Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee Meets Monthly with School District Leaders

Plano ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli, who is new to the district this school year, has enjoyed getting to know a group of senior high school students who are on his Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee. The student representatives attend the district's three senior high schools and Plano ISD Academy High School. Learn about this elite group of advisors in this top story. READ

Hughston Elementary School Educator Named SHAPE America Southern District Teacher of the Year
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BPFor extraordinary contributions to his profession, Benjamin Pirillo, Hughston Elementary School physical education teacher, has been named SHAPE America Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. The southern district encompasses 12 states. Ben, who has advanced to the national competition, will be presented with his district award at a luncheon to be held in February, 2016, in Williamsburg, VA. Read more about Ben's innovative teaching style in our September 8 news story about his state award. READ
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Science on the Go
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School Board Hears Report about 'Science on the Go' Mobile Learning Lab Family Outreach Program
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School trustees heard an instructional focus report at their November 3 meeting from school and district administrators about "Science on the Go." This innovative community outreach program pairs the district's Mobile Learning Lab with parent and student education enrichment. The science program was initiated by Hickey Elementary School.READ
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Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee Accepting Applications for 2016 Diversity Leadership Awards
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winnerThe Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee has announced its 15th Annual Diversity Leadership Awards Program. Individual and group winners will be recognized at Plano ISD's MLK Tribute to be held the evening of January 21, 2016, at Williams High School. Pictured is 2015 award winner, Plano East Senior High School student Priyanka Suri. Find more information about the award application criteria and download the application from the district website. READ
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Academy Programs of Plano to Host Information Nights and Middle School Visits for Incoming Freshmen
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The three Academy Programs of Plano – Academy High School, IB World School at Plano East and Health Sciences Academy – will host information meetings and middle school presentations for incoming ninth grade students through December 8. Applications are available online and due by December 11. Find more information, a schedule of evening meetings and helpful links on the school district's website. READ
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Plano ISD Receives Top Rating for 13th Consecutive Year in 'School FIRST' State Financial Rating System
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FIRST logoFor the 13th consecutive year, Plano ISD has earned a top rating through the Texas Education Agency's financial rating system entitled School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas). The district achieved the maximum score of 30 on 7 indicators for a "Pass" rating. The district was graded based on financial performance and management. READ
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'Hooping it Up for Education' - November 21 Texas Legends Ticket Sales to Benefit PTAs & Foundation
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The Plano ISD Council of PTAs and the Plano ISD Education Foundation announce that ticket sales for the November 21 Texas Legends game "Hooping it Up for Education" will benefit Plano ISD PTAs and the Foundation. Plano ISD students will perform that evening, and guests are encouraged to dress in their school spirit wear. Flyer PDF
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School Board Update
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November 3 School Board Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met on November 3 at the Plano ISD Administration Building. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook
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