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NOVEMBER 21, 2016
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Video Grant Patrol

Teachers and Students are Thankful for Plano ISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators

On November 17 amid laughter, cheers and even a few tears, Plano ISD Education Foundation board members, program sponsors, district staff and parent leaders personally delivered to grant winning teachers over $125,000 in monetary awards.

This year's Grants to Educators awards fund 106 innovative instructional programs throughout our district. The Grant Patrol made the annual trek in cars courtesy of Park Place Lexus.

More than 120 educators at 47 schools were celebrated with pompoms, cowbells and hugs throughout the morning. Each grant winner’s school was presented with a poster for display. Read more, watch the video video and see our photo gallery of winners. READ

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Siemens National Finalist, photos of twins
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Plano East Students Named National Finalist Team in the Siemens Science Competition
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During the regional finalist phase of the Siemens Science Competition, twins Adhya and Shriya Beesam, IB World School students at Plano East Senior High School, won the $6,000 team scholarship for developing a new approach to diagnose schizophrenia earlier in patients using both brain scans and psychiatric evaluation.

As part of their project they developed a computer algorithm that aims to diagnose schizophrenia earlier in patients and with a higher certainty. The central aspect of their study is that it combines the results of brain imaging technology, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a traditional psychiatric assessment questionnaire, known as the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANNS).

They now will continue as National Finalist in the final phase of the competition. READ

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Armstrong Career Day Video
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Middle Schools Host Career Day with Help from Parents and Volunteers
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Middle schools across Plano ISD hosted Career Day events this month. This video features Career Day highlights from Armstrong Middle School. More Career Day photos can be viewed in this photo gallery.

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2016-17 Graduation Dates Scheduled
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Graduation hat iconAcademy High School - Wednesday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at the Charles W. Eisemann Center; 2351 Performance Drive; Richardson, Texas.

Senior Highs - Saturday, June 10. All three senior high school graduations will take place at the The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco; One Cowboys Way; Frisco, Texas.

  • Plano West Senior High School - 9:30 a.m.
  • Plano Senior High School - 2:00 p.m.
  • Plano East Senior High School - 7:30 p.m.
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Plano ISD Education Foundation's SKI Plano Event Is Scheduled for January 28
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SKI Plano logoOn January 28, you are invited to put on your ski apparel to mingle, shop, eat and dance the night away at the Plano Marriott-Legacy Town Center at SKI PLANO 2017. Mark your calendar for a fabulous celebration to help raise money to benefit the students, faculty, staff and schools of Plano ISD at the Plano ISD Education Foundation’s largest FUNdraising event of the year. Tickets are now on sale.

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Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee Accepting Applications for 2017 Diversity Leadership Awards
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Diversity Advisory Committee graphicThe Diversity Advisory Committee proudly announces its Sixteenth Annual Plano ISD Diversity Leadership Awards. The deadline for entry is December 13, 2016. The individual and group winners will be recognized at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute which will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Williams High School. Keep reading for information on how to make nominations for this prestigious award. READ
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School Board Update
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November 15 School Board Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on November 15 at the Plano ISD Administration Building. The complete agenda with links to supporting documents is posted on BoardBook
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Plano West Tennis State Champions with trophy

Carrie Tracy Assistant Principal Sigler Elementary with family

  • ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTION
    • Real Estate Sales Contract Between Plano ISD and My Possibilities was approved by the board as presented
    • Resolution Adopting the 2016 Property Tax Roll was approved as presented
    • Required Annual Financial Reports for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 were approved as presented
    • Local Innovation Plan was approved by the board as presented
    • Amended advisory committee goals for 2016-17 were approved as presented
    • Changes to Board Operating Protocol were approved as presented

December 6 School Board Meeting
The Plano ISD Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on December 6 at the Plano ISD Administration Building. The complete agenda with links to supporting documents when available will be posted on BoardBook
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