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August 29, 2016
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First Day photo collage
Welcome Back! We're Happy to Be in Plano ISD!

Welcome back! New and returning students were back in class on August 22. Enjoy our first day photo gallery video icon and experience the day with students and teachers througout the district as they celebrate new opportunities for learning. Dr. Brian Binggeli greeted students at Thomas Elementary, Hendrick Middle School and Clark High School with these words, "Do great things."

Photo Bill McLaughlin Region 10 Principal of the Year
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Bill McLaughlin Former Shepton High School Principal Selected as TASSP Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year
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Bill McLaughlin, former Shepton High School Principal and current Director of Employee Recruitment and Retention , has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. Honored school administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers based on exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. read
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Region 10 Teacher of the Year Erika Manning and Superintendent Dr. Brian Binggeli
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Weatherford Elementary's Erika Manning Named Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year
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Plano ISD's teachers of the year – Erika Manning, Weatherford Elementary instructional specialist, and Bryan Yee, Plano Senior High School mathematics teacher – were honored on August 9 at the Regional Teacher of the Year Dream Team themed award luncheon at The Atrium in Garland, Texas. Erika was further honored by being named Region 10 Teacher of the Year read
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Photo of Tech Titan winner Kayla Olivas
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Former Clark High School Teacher, Kayla Olivas, Named Tech Titan of the Future
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On August 19 former Clark High School teacher Kayla Olivas was named Tech Titan of the Future for her work in Plano ISD. This prestigious award recognizes one high school math or science teacher yearly for the development and implementation of an innovating teaching technique or program that inspires student interest in math and/or science.read
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College Nights, September 12 and September 13
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graphic of black hatPlano East and Plano West Senior High Schools will host College Nights on September 12 and 13 respectively from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All Plano ISD students and parents are invited to attend these events where 250+ colleges and universities will be represented. read
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School Board Update
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August 2 School Board Work Session
Plano ISD Trustees held a work session on August 2 to discuss the following items. The agenda is posted on Board Book.

  • "Plano Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2016"
  • Notice of Proposed Termination of Term Contract Employee
  • 2016-17 District Initiatives
  • Board Communication Plan
  • Board Subcommittee Development

August 16 School Board Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on August 16 to hear reports and take action on the following agenda items. The agenda, with links to supporting documents, is posted on Board Book.

Photo collage of Administrative appointments

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Open House Dates:
August 23, 25, 30 (Grades K-5)
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Open House Dates:
September 6 – (Grades 6-8)
September 14 – (Grades 9-10) 
September 19 – (Grades 11-12)
September 26 - Academy High School
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September 6 (Tuesday)
School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
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September 12-17
Celebrate Freedom Week
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September 12 (Monday)
College Night, Plano East Senior High
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September 13 (Tuesday)
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ollege Night, Plano West Senior High
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September 17 (Saturday)
Constitution Day
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School Board Work Session, 6:00 p.m.,
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