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OCTOBER 16, 2015
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Class of 1965 Homecoming to Honor State Football Champions and Coaches Tonight at Clark Stadium Tailgate and Pre-Game Event

The class of 1965, along with Plano’s first state championship football team, is commemorating "Five Decades of the Winning Tradition" during homecoming festivities tonight, October 16, at Clark Stadium in Plano. Under the leadership of coaches John Clark and Tom Gray, the 1965 Plano High School varsity team was the district’s first integrated team and the first to win a state championship. Members of the state championship team will be honored at a tailgate party hosted by the Plano ISD Alumni Association and as part of the pre-game homecoming ceremony this evening. Watch this brief district video video (52 seconds) to be played at the event. The homecoming game between Plano Senior High and McKinney Boyd begins at 7:30 p.m.

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First Weatherford Elementary School Principal
Honored as Namesake of 'Havard Way'
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As the school's first principal, Dr. Janice Havard paved the way in 1974 for Weatherford Elementary. To honor her leadership, officials held a ceremony to dedicate the new "Havard Way" at the school. The program included the presentation of a City of Plano certificate of appreciation, singing of the national anthem by former Weatherford student W.T. Greer and remarks by district leaders. Dr. Havard is pictured with Dr. Brian Binggeli, superintendent of schools; Arron Moeller and Connie Lewellen, former principals; Ben Benavides,current principal; and Dr. Kary Cooper, assistant superintendent for district services. READ
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Plano ISD Choral Students Represent 53% of Peers Selected for Region 25 All-Region Choir Ensembles
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High school singers from area districts including Plano, Allen, Celina, McKinney, Melissa, Princeton, Lovejoy and Wylie participated in the annual Texas Music Educators Association Region 25 All-Region Choir auditions held in two phases on October 6 and 10. Of the 260 students selected to participate in these elite choral ensembles, 138 (representing 53% of those selected) are Plano ISD students. READ
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School Board Adopts 2015-16 District Initiatives
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The Plano ISD Board of Trustees approved district initiatives for this school year at their October 6 meeting. The 2015-16 initiatives pdf are posted on the district website. Each initiative includes supporting background information, action items and district operational expectations. The initiatives are the latest update to the Strategic Plan 2013-18.
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School Board Update
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October 20 School Board Work Session
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will conduct a work session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, at the Plano ISD Administration Center, 2700 W. 15th Street, to discuss the following agenda items. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on BoardBook
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  • 2015-16 Assessment Program Changes
    and Accountability Update
  • Policy Review
  • 2015-16 TASA/TASB Conference Update
  • Topics for Future Work Sessions
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