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Plano ISD Staff Newsletter Volume 42, Number 10 March 27, 2015
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Plano ISD's Holifield Science Learning Center Celebrates 25 Years of Indoor-Outdoor Nature Study

logoTwenty-five years ago, Plano ISD opened a unique, interpretive, hands-on nature study center consisting of an indoor auditorium, laboratory classroom and living materials center. The Holifield Science Learning Center greets students as they enter a 15-acre nature preserve in east Plano designated in 1975 by Plano ISD and City officials as a nature study area for Plano ISD students with hiking trails open to the public. Take a field trip through time in a district 25th anniversary video and news story describing the science center's history and educational benefits.read


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Superintendent's award nominees and retirees to be honored at banquet

Plano ISD's 50th Annual "Salute to Service" Employee Service & Retirement Banquet on April 9 will include recognition of retiring employees and 36 nominees for the Superintendent's Service Award. The award nominees and retirees will join on stage hundreds of employees who will be recognized for their years of service to Plano schools. Read lists of honorees and more about the event on the district website. read


Nominees for STEM teaching awards hosted at district reception

The Plano ISD Education Foundation and Plano ISD Secondary Academic Services Department hosted a reception on March 18 for twenty-one teachers who have been nominated by their campus principals for the 2015 Texas Instruments Foundation Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards. Six finalists, including three award winners, will be announced this spring. The winners will each be awarded $10,000. read

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Plano ISD employees can apply online for the district's Summer Opportunities for Learning program through April 24. The online application is available on TEAMS with application instructions on inside.pisd.
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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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Inclement weather school closures involve a team effort. While the icy chill is settling in, district officials are warming up to communicate, process the payroll and even welcome a new superintendent of schools. read
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Paul Weaver awarded by College Board for Leadership at Regional and National Levels

Paul Weaver, Plano ISD assistant executive director of guidance and family education services, was recently presented the Martha H. Salmon Leadership Award at the College Board's Southwestern Regional Forum.

The award recognizes an individual whose service and leadership at the regional and national levels has continuously advanced the mission of the College Board and who has demonstrated significant contributions and service by advocating equity, access and opportunity for all students.

Paul's selection was based on a rigorous process in which he shared his vision for implementing the College Board’s mission. His years of service to The College Board, his devoted advocacy for school counselors and belief in the educational opportunity for all students has been recognized with this honor. read

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