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Plano ISD Staff Newsletter Volume 42, Number 9 March 6, 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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Employees generously donate $104,000 to the education foundation

Plano ISD employees once again gave generously during the annual employee giving campaign to benefit the Plano ISD Education Foundation. One-hundred percent of schools and departments participated in the campaign, with 2,425 employees contributing a total of $104,000. More than half of contributing work sites met or exceeded their goals. read

Students celebrate Engineering Week with classroom activities

Elementary students across the district celebrated National Engineers Week February 22-28. This special week provided an opportunity to celebrate the various ways that engineering affects people, from the tools that make our lives simpler to the incredible designs that change the way we live. Read more and view classroom

Around the district

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.
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.
The big, bad wolf and three little pigs visited Barksdale Elementary School on March 2. Check out photos from schools across our district to see how "Read Across America Day" was celebrated. View photos on the district facebook page.
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Purchasing director finalist for TASBO Commitment to Excellence Award

Ray Weaver, Plano ISD's director of purchasing services, was recognized as a finalist for the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) Commitment to Excellence award at the 2015 conference in February. The award is the highest individual honor that TASBO presents and recognizes members who best distinguish themselves within their profession, community and TASBO.

“Being a finalist was a huge honor in this organization,” said Ray, who is among three generations of family members to have graduated from Plano ISD schools.

Ray has been active in TASBO for 14 years, having served as president of the North Texas Purchasing and Supply Management affiliate for two years: 2011 to 2013. The North Texas chapter includes the D/FW area. read

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