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Plano ISD Staff Newsletter Volume 42, Number 7 February 20, 2015
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Hundreds of Faculty & Staff Members to be Honored at 50th Annual 'Salute to Service' Employee Banquet

Superintendent's Service Award Nominees, Service Pin Recipients and Retiring Employees to be Recognized at April 9 Employee Event
Plano ISD will host its 50th annual "Salute to Service" employee service and retirement celebration on April 9 at Southfork Ranch. To be honored at the event will be nominees (and winners) for the Superintendent's Service Award, retiring employees and employees who will receive service pins for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service to Plano schools. Nominations for the superintendent award are due on March 18. Retiring employees who wish to be honored at the event must submit a recognition form by March 20. read


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Greta Lundgaard named national foreign language supervisor of the year

For the past decade, Greta Lundgaard has focused on improving the curriculum, instruction and assessment for Plano ISD's LOTE (Language Other Than English) program. "The dedication and success Greta has experienced in Plano is awe inspiring," said a peer who nominated her for National Foreign Language Supervisor of the Year - an award that she proudly accepted in November, 2014. read


Students celebrate peers' learning differences during inclusive week

Plano ISD students focused on being compassionate friends and more aware of learning differences among their peers during Plano Inclusive Schools Week, an annual event hosted by the Plano ISD Council of PTAs SAGE (Special and Gifted Education) chairs at each campus. Schools raised awareness about the gifts and needs of individuals with different capabilities. Friendship was the theme for the week.read

Around the district

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Plano ISD Employment now has a facebook page ("like" here). Social media is one way the human resources department is announcing its April 25 recruitment open house. The online registration deadline is Friday, April 3.
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The Plano ISD Alumni Association will host its 2nd annual golf tournament on March 30 at Gleneagles Country Club. Proceeds will benefit students and teachers through the Plano ISD Education Foundation. Sign up online today.
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The Plano ISD Education Foundation announces that its annual fundraiser Ski Plano, held on January 31, was a huge success. Enjoy scenes from Ski Plano in the event photo album hosted on the Plano ISD facebook page.
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SSA Winners 2014
Nominations for annual employee service award due on March 18

Carmen Wilson, Alicia Kamien and Amy Tang (pictured) have joined the elite ranks of Superintendent's Service Award winners, having been selected (along with Andres Garcia) for the award in 2014. They are pictured at Plano ISD's "Salute to Service" Employee Service and Retirement Banquet in April, 2014.

What do these award-winning employees have in common? They were nominated by their colleagues for going above and beyond the call of duty as they perform their daily job responsibilities. They each perform their jobs in an outstanding manner, and they demonstrate commitment and loyalty to the organization.

Nominations for this year's awards are currently being accepted. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, March 18. Read the award criteria and download the nomination packet in this newsletter. read

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