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2016-17 School Year

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01/11/2017 Plano ISD Debate Students Advance in International Competition    
01/10/2017 Seventy-Six Plano Musicians Selected for All-State Ensembles    
01/06/2017 Plano ISD Responds to Texas Education Agency's "Work-in-Progress" Report    
12/07/2016 Plano East Senior High Team Wins First Place at Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology   Photo | Caption
10/31/2016

Fifteen Plano ISD students named semifinalists in National Siemens Science Competition with two awarded as regional finalists

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10/12/2016 Clark High School students create positive-mesage mural guided by visiting artist, Alex Cook  

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09/07/2016 Plano ISD Education Foundation celebrates grand opening of Teacher Store  

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2015-16 School Year

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12/08/2015

Plano ISD Education Foundation receives $20,000 donation from Plano Rotary Club

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2014-15 School Year

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03/26/2015

Plano ISD students roll in Rock and Bowl competition

   
03/05/2015 Plano ISD Board Names Lone Superintendent Finalist Dr. Brian T. Binggeli   Photo | Caption
10/9/2014 Plano ISD Superintendent RIchard Matkin Announces Retirement  

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08/29/2014 Harvey Fishero to Lead Plano ISD Education Foundation as 2014-15 President   Photo 1 | Caption
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08/28/2014 Judge Issues Findings in Texas School Finance Lawsuit    
08/21/2014 Plano ISD Education Foundation and Academy Programs of Plano
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08/08/2014 Plano ISD Board of Trustees Named Outstanding Board   Photo 1Caption

2013-14 School Year

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03/18/2014

Flextronics Foundation donates $10,000 to support STEM education in classrooms across Plano ISD

 

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01/30/2014 Two Plano ISD Middle Schools Named "Schools to Watch"  
01/17/2014 Plano West Discovers Ancient History  

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11/26/2013 Plano West Senior High School Student Earns Perfect Advanced Placement Exam Score    
11/15/2013 Plano ISD Superintendent of Schools Richard Matkin Named Austin College Distinguished Alum   Photo 1 | Caption
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11/15/2013 Weatherford Elementary PACE Students' Research on Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibited at Museum   Photo 1 | Caption
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11/15/2013 Plano ISD School Board Hosts Community at Dedication for New Academy High School   Photo 1 | Caption
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"The Origin of Academy High School" video (5:48 min)
"The Journey Begins" video (3:30 min)
"Full Nov. 7 Academy Dedication Program" video (1:04:16)
"TI/Plano Academy High School Partnership" video (4:02 min)
11/11/2013 Plano ISD Placed on the College Board’s 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll    

2012-13 School Year

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03/21/2013 Hedgecoxe Elementary School “Celebrates the Arts.”    
03/20/2013

Capital One, in conjunction with the Plano ISD Education Foundation, to host a “Reading Day” at Plano Family Literacy Center on March 21

   
02/04/2013 Texas School Finance System Ruled Unconstitutional    
09/12/2012 Texas Instruments Foundation recognizes 2 Plano ISD teachers among 12 local teachers for innovative science, math teaching   Photo 1 | Caption

 

2011-12 School Year

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06/14/2012 Plano Schools Win 'Promising Practices' National Awards from Character Education Partnership   Photo 1 | Caption
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06/13/2012

Plano Family Literacy, in conjunction with the Plano ISD Education Foundation, receives prestigious grant from The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

   
04/12/2012 Plano ISD Board of Trustees names lone finalist for superintendent position    
03/05/2012 Plano ISD Council of PTAs and Key Communicators host Texas Primary Election Candidates’ Forum  

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02/23/2012 Four Hundred Students Participate in Encana-Plano ISD Secondary District Science Fair   Photo 1 | Caption
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01/26/2012 Women's Resources (WR) announces The Leadership Texas Class of 2012    
09/09/2011

Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc. continues support for Plano ISD science initiatives

 

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09/06/2011

Plano ISD mobile classroom beneficiary of $16,550 gift from Ericsson to Plano ISD Education Foundation

 

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07/06/2011 Plano ISD Education Foundation welcomes gift of $25,000 from
Huawei for Grants to Educators program
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07/06/2011 The Plano ISD Alumni Association Releases New Logo Created by Plano West Student Anjuli Sethi   Image | Caption

2010-11 School Year

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06/28/2011 Atmos Energy Awards $7,500 to Plano Family Literacy Summer
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06/16/2011 Lisa Raskin to Lead Plano ISD Education Foundation as New
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05/23/2011 Plano West Music Program Named 'Gold' GRAMMY Signature School

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05/19/2011 Plano ISD Education Foundation recognizes investors in PISD
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05/09/2011 Plano ISD to celebrate “The Art of Teaching” at this year’s Teacher of the Year Gala, Thursday May 12, 6:30 p.m., Plano Centre    
03/21/2011 Plano ISD School Board Wins First Place in NSBA Magna Awards Contest   Photo 1 | Caption
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03/01/2011 Alliance Data Announces $200,000 Donation to Plano ISD Education Foundation, Committing to a Multi-Year Partnership through 2013  

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01/26/2011 Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc. Sponsors Plano ISD Students to Attend Overnight Science Camp   Photo 1 | Caption
01/14/2011 Plano ISD invites community to annual MLK Event, Thursday, January 20, Plano Centre    
12/13/2010 15th Annual “Ski Plano” Guarantees An “Extraordinary Evening on the Mountaintop”   Photo 1 | Caption
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12/13/2010

January 20 MLK Tribute Event to Feature Student Performances

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12/13/2010

100 Percent of Plano ISD Teachers Meet Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements of the National No Child Left Behind Act

   
12/10/2010

'National Inclusive Schools Week' Spotlight on Plano ISD Programs

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12/10/2010

Plano ISD Education Foundation Receives Grants for Family Literacy Program and STEM Initiatives

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11/17/2010

Plano Senior High School Advances in International Debate Contest

   
11/17/2010 Plano ISD dedicates new school in honor of Superintendent Dr. Doug Otto    
11/12/2010 Plano ISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol surprises 108
teachers with more than $67,000 in grants
   
10/20/2010 Plano ISD Visioning Committee to Host Education Summit    
10/01/2010

Plano ISD Education Foundation Hosts First-Annual CEO Breakfast

 

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09/14/2010 Plano ISD Education Foundation receives $25,000 grant from Bank of America for family literacy   Photo | Caption
09/13/2010

Plano ISD to provide collection sites for the “National Take Back Initiative,” September 25

   
09/01/2010 The Plano ISD Education Foundation kicks off new school year with new board and new initiatives   Photo | Caption
07/30/2010 Preliminary state accountability report indicates high ratings for Plano ISD    

2009-10 School Year

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06/07/2010 Employee Child Care Center Coordinator & Staff Brighten Lives   Photo 1 | Caption
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06/07/2010 Dooley Elementary School Students Host 'Kids' Inquiry Conference'  

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06/01/2010 Plano ISD Summer Food Program Ready to Meet Demand   Photo | Caption
05/28/2010 Education Foundation Thanks Donors for Investing in Plano Schools  

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05/25/2010 Atmos Energy Supports Plano ISD's Family Literacy's Summer Program   Photo 1 | Caption
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05/18/2010

Plano ISD student wins “Best of Fair” in the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

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05/14/2010 Plano ISD teachers from around the district honored; 2010 Teachers of the Year announced  

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05/14/2010 Plano ISD to swear in three new School Board trustees at May 18 board meeting    
04/16/2010 Texas PTA President, Sharon Goldblatt, Vows to Strengthen Partnerships Statewide  

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04/12/2010 Two Plano ISD senior high schools advance to Regional UIL One-Act Play Competition   Photo1 | Caption
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04/09/2010 Shepton High School Students and Staff Celebrate Diversity  

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04/09/2010 Superintendent’s Service Award Winners Announced   Photo | Caption
04/08/2010 Plano Senior High School & Frankford Middle School teachers capture TI Foundation Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards  

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03/29/2010

Texas Health Plano sponsors pilot fitness program at six Plano elementary schools

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03/01/2010 Plano ISD employees donate record $121,614 to Plano ISD Foundation    
02/22/2010 Plano ISD students' artwork selected for State Capitol exhibit  

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02/22/2010 Andrews Elementary School fifth grade student wins Collin County Spelling Bee   Photo 1 | Caption
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02/16/2010 Plano ISD Education Foundation receives grants totaling nearly $15,000  

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02/16/2010 Plano student one of forty finalist in Intel Science Talent Search   Photo | Caption
02/08/2010 “Ski Plano 2010” breaks fundraising records  

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02/03/2010 Thirty-seven Plano ISD campuses named NCEA Higher Performing Schools  

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01/29/2010 Plano ISD's AVID program reaches significant milestone   Video
12/16/2009 Plano ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approves feeder school alignment plan   Photo | Caption
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11/17/2009 Daffron student project on display at local Ford dealership   Photo | Caption
11/13/2009 Plano ISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol surprises 120 teachers with $68,000 in grants  

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11/06/2009 Plano ISD dedicates Isaacs Early Childhood School on Nov. 10   Photo | Caption
10/30/2009 Cell phone bans in school zones effective in Plano ISD    
10/23/2009 Plano ISD Education Foundation kicks off annual Ski Plano Event  

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10/22/2009 Plano Senior High School's Karen Wilbanks Inducted into Texas Forensic Association Hall of Fame   Photo | Caption
10/21/2009 Board of Trustees Reviews Feeder School Alignment Committee Work    
10/02/2009 Paul Weaver Named State Counselor Supervisor   Photo | Caption
09/17/2009 Plano ISD Employees Name School District Among ‘2009 Best
Places to Work’ in Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex
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09/17/2009 Plano ISD students perform exceedingly well on SAT & ACT tests    
09/16/2009 Plano ISD Salutes 90 National Merit Semifinalists    
09/08/2009 Plano ISD Education Foundation Launches 2009 Community Honor Roll Campaign   Photo
09/08/2009 Teachers Inducted into TI STEM Fellowship   Photo | Caption
09/08/2009 Two Plano ISD Teachers Named Tech Titans by Metroplex Technology Business Council  

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09/08/2009 Plano ISD to host college night September 14 & 15    
09/04/2009

Plano ISD’s Memorial Elementary receives $10,000 gift from The Medical Center of Plano

 

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08/26/2009 Superintendent Challenges Staff to Strive for 100% Student Success Rate    
08/13/2009 AT&T awards $50,000 grant to Plano ISD Education Foundation  

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08/05/2009 STEM partners support Plano ISD secondary mathematics initiatives    
07/31/2009 TEA Releases District Accountability Rating    
07/21/2009 Danny Modisette Returns to Plano ISD as Deputy Superintendent   Danny Modisette
07/16/2009 Beth Webb New President of
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2008-09 School Year

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06/23/2009 Plano ISD Physics Camp for Women encourages careers in physics, math and engineering
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06/03/2009 Plano ISD Board of Trustees votes to further protect student privacy
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05/28/2009 Plano ISD Education Foundation soars past $1 million annual fundraising
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04/17/2009 Capital One to donate 2,000 books and $25,000 grant
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04/14/2009 Atmos Energy to award $5,00 to Plano Family Literacy summer program

 




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