Eagle Express

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2016-2017 Archives

Eagle Express ~ December 8, 2017


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    It’s getting cold outside

    We just want to remind everyone of the procedures when there is a school cancellation or delay due to weather. We will post by 6:00AM if inclement weather will affect school. We will send out a ConnectEd to all families, will notify the local TV stations, and post on social media, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We do not make decisions based on surrounding school districts and RARELY make the call the night before. Please make sure that your contact information is up-to-date in the system so that you can receive such notifications. Stay warm!! Prosper ISD Weather Guidelines
    2 Minute Drill

    Shout Out to Football
    Growth Projections

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    In an effort to keep our community well informed about all the happenings throughout the school district, an FAQ page is posted online and updated regularly as new questions or new information becomes available. If you would like a question answered, simply click here and submit your question. We will answer your question and possibly include it in the FAQ if it appears to have a wider appeal than your individual interest.

    Click here to view our recently updated FAQ page.
    Parent Workshop: The Prosperous Effect - Success & Stress

    January 11th

    This workshop will look at Prosper’s unique and “prosperous” community as it relates to the success of students and parents. It will also look at the impact that the “need to succeed” has on our stress levels, anxiety, exhaustion, and depression, particularly as it relates to the pressures of being overscheduled in the “Rushed Child Syndrome”. Much discussion will be given to parents’ role as a model to children for how successful people deal with stressors, and “What can parents do to help?” will be answered through 11 practical and effective take-away strategies to decrease stress and increase self-care.

    When: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:00-10:00am or 6:00-7:00pm
    Where: Prosper ISD Admin Building, 605 East Seventh St, Prosper

    Material presented will be the same at both trainings. Registration not required. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor.

    Additional Workshop Information
    Poinsettias Available

    The PHS floral class is selling beautiful poinsettia plants for $12.00 each for a limited time. If you are interested in purchasing one, please email Kristy Carr at ktcarr@prosper-isd.net. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the PHS floral classes.
    Prosper Strings Program Holiday Concert

    December 12th

    The Prosper ISD Fine Arts Department would like to invite you to their Holiday Concert featuring:
    Windsong Suzuki Strings
    Rogers and Reynolds Orchestras
    PHS Chamber and Combined Orchestras

    Special Guest Vocal Performances by:
    Local artist Andrea Williams
    PHS's very own Aaron Tombrella

    Date: Tuesday, Wednesday 12th
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: PHS Auditorium
    Cost: FREE
    PCIS Program Research Showcase

    December 12th

    You are invited to the PCIS (Prosper Career Independent Study) Program Research Showcase. This come-and-go event showcases the work of all PCIS students at PHS and is the culminating event for our first semester. We will be sharing our portfolios, research, and original work. Community members, parents, and students are invited. Sophomores and juniors, if you are considering PCIS next year, this would be a good time to come and see what it is all about!
    PHS Milk & Cookies Tutoring

    December 14th & 18th

    It’s that time – Semester Exams! Let’s rally together and get prepared for them – TOGETHER! Milk and Cookies is an opportunity to get specific, purposeful tutoring so kids can do their best!

    Date: December 14th AND 18th
    Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    Location: PHS Cafeteria

    Core Teachers and Mentors will be available in the cafeteria to help students complete semester exam reviews and study for exams.

    Milk and Cookies will be provided!
    Holiday STEAM Adventure

    December 22nd

    A holiday adventure is calling! Join the NuMinds crew, as we spend the day diving deep and exploring the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math of the holidays. We'll engineer with edibles, crack Christmas physics, and create skits to unlock the season's secrets. We'll tessellate and illuminate the holidays with new insights and become Santa's problem solvers in chief.

    Date: December 22nd
    Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Location: Folsom Elementary
    Grades: 1st - 8th
    Registration: $60 - numien.com/SantaSTEAM

    Holiday Wreaths Available

    Mickman Holiday Wreaths provide a beautiful accent to your home for the upcoming holiday season and they also make great gifts that your friends and family will never forget. Shop for your holiday wreath decor today and help support Reynolds Middle School Health Occupation Students of America!! Visit www.MickmanHolidaygifts.com and use the code REYNOLTX001
    Help Us Celebrate Linda Pritchard's Retirement

    January 9th

    You are invited to join us as we celebrate Linda Pritchard's retirement after 30 years of service on January 9th at 4:00 pm at Rogers Middle School. This is open to all former students and their families.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO Mackenzie Hewitt for her recent commitment to attend and play basketball for Yale University… just WOW!
    Community News Page

    This page is a listing of many upcoming activities hosted by local groups and organizations. It is updated on a regular basis.
    Click here to view upcoming events.
    Eagle Spotlight

    Folsom Elementary fourth graders travel to Austin

    Fourth graders from Folsom Elementary traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip November 30, 2017, to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

    In Austin, the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators, The Honorable Craig Estes, State Senator, District 30 and The Honorable Scott Sanford, State Representative, District 70, office. Students saw first-hand where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. At the Bullock Texas State History Museum, students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution, and events that created our Lone Star identity. The students’ visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the Star of Destiny where they saw and experienced the history of our great state including a gusher exploding from an East Texas oil derrick and the takeoff of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.

    This was a great way to make connections and experience first-hand what they have been learning in class.

    Rogers' and Reynolds' athletes medal at the A-Town Showdown

    Congratulations to the 29 Rogers and Reynolds wrestling students who recently won medals at the A-Town Showdown. Great job Eagles!
    PHS Orchestra Teacher Ron Planks Receives Award

    Congratulations to Ron Planks for being nominated and awarded the 2017 Trailblazer Award for Teacher of the Year by the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce.
    41 Mighty Eagle Band Members Earn a Chair

    Congratulations to the Mighty Eagle Band members for earning a chair in one of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 24’s concert bands. These 41 band members have spent the past four months preparing their music and recently advanced through a rigorous two-round Region audition process. The PHS Mighty Eagle Band members competed along with 1,800 other students from Frisco, Plano and Little Elm ISDs, in order to secure a spot. Additionally, six PHS band members scored high enough to advance to the TMEA Area contest in January, 2018, where they will have the opportunity to audition for the TMEA All State Band.

    Individual Results

    PHS Journalism Students Win Impressive Awards

    Congratulations to Yearbook, Online Newspaper, and Broadcast Journalism students who were recently recognized nationally for their outstanding writing and photography in the Yearbook and Online Newspaper, and for their features and broadcasts in ENN.

    Individual Results


    Upcoming Events

    December 18th
    PISD School Board Meeting
    Admin Board Room - 7:00 pm

    December 21st
    Early Release
    Elementary 7:45 – 11:45
    Middle School 8:10 – 12:15
    High School 8:20 – 12:45

    December 22nd-January 4th
    School Holiday - Winter Break

    January 5th
    Professional Learning & Student Holiday

    January 8th
    Beginning of 3rd 9 Weeks

    January 15th
    Professional Learning & Student Holiday

    January 16th
    District Site Based Meeting


    Prosper Independent School District
    605 East Seventh Street, Prosper, TX 75078
    Phone: 469-219-2000
    Email: communications@prosper-isd.net