As we wrap up 2016 and the first semester of the school year, I want to wish everyone the best of holidays. There is no doubt that 2017 will bring new challenges for our community and school district, but together we will be up to the task. I am always thankful to serve our amazing community – WE ARE PROSPER!!
Early Release Times ~ Dec. 16th
Elementary 7:45 - 12:00 Rogers MS 8:10 - 12:35 Reynolds MS 8:10 - 12:35 High School 8:25 - 1:00
2 Minute Drill
Click here to view this week's 2 Minute Drill - NYC Edition
Click here to view the Board Briefs from the December 12th Board Meeting
District of Innovation
House Bill 1842, passed during the 84th Legislative Session, provides the opportunity for Texas public school districts to pursue the designation of District of Innovation. This allows local school districts to obtain exemptions from certain provisions of the Texas Education Code to allow more flexibility and local control for innovative programming. On June 20, 2016, Prosper Independent School District’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution to initiate the process of designation as a District of Innovation (DOI) in order to increase local control over District operations and to support innovation and local initiatives to improve the educational opportunities for the benefit of students, staff, and the community.
Click here to review the PISD District of Innovation Plan.
The 21-Day Challenge encourages students to be independently healthy by getting into the kitchen and making their own fruit and veggie snacks. The North Texas Recipe Book features recipes that were created by our very own PHS Culinary students.
Sign-Up: January 9-22 Challenge Starts: January 23 Challenge Ends: February 12 Final Survey: February 27-March 5
PISD is partnering with the Town of Prosper to host a one day Health and Wellness Fair for employees, students, and families. Save the date and join us!
Saturday, January 28, 2016 from 9 AM – 2 PM
The Launchpad for your Imagination
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY & SAVE $25! Register at campinvention.org or 800.968.4332. Use promo code DISCOVER25. Offer expires March 20th.
PRICE: $250 (before discount) For children entering grades 1 through 6 in the fall of 2017 LOCATION: Cockrell Elementary School | 1075 Escalante Trail, Prosper, TX 75078
DATE & TIME: June 19 - 23, 2017 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM
Directed by Wendy Kruse and Co-Directed by Jenna Whatley Download Flyer
16 Reynolds MS Band Students Made All-Region Band
The Reynolds MS Band program would like to take an opportunity to celebrate some of our students! On November 12th and 15th, we sent several musicians to represent our campus at the Region 24 All-Region Audition competition. Our Region is comprised of musicians from 32 different middle schools that encompass Frisco ISD, Little Elm ISD, Plano ISD, and Prosper ISD. Our students worked diligently this semester to prepare for this competition.
Making the All-Region Band is the highest honor a middle school musician in the state of Texas can achieve. Students who earn a place in this all-star group will come together for a few hours of rehearsal, and prepare a concert that will take place on Saturday, January 7th at Lone Star High School in Frisco. I am beyond proud to tell you that Reynolds Middle School had 16 incredible musicians earn a coveted spot in this year's All-Region Band!! This number accounts for 33% of the number of students we sent to the competition. That is up from 24% in 2015, and 21% in 2014. This is a tremendous testament to our students' work ethic and commitment to excellence! Please help me in recognizing and congratulating this year's All-Region musicians:
Byrd, Xander - 8th chair Wind Symphony Camp, Ransom - 3rd chair Honors Band Corrao, Sarah Scott - 6th chair Wind Ensemble Dominguez, Alexa - 7th chair Honors Band Gappinger, Ian - 1st chair Honors Band Gerardis, Jake - 1st chair Symphonic Haslam, Brayden - 7th chair Wind Ensemble Haslam, Drew - 4th chair Wind Ensemble Haslett, Ashley - 8th chair Symphonic Band McCleary, Lucas - 4th chair Concert Band Olson, Cooper - 2nd chair Symphonic Band Patterson, Marianna - 4th chair Honors Band Ray, Julia - 1st chair Concert Band Strittmatter, Marissa - 6th chair Concert Band Vance, Claire - 1st chair Symphonic Band Wright, Owen - 4th chair Concert Band
Opportunity of a Lifetime
Prosper High School's Mid-Morning Show team had the opportunity of a lifetime to meet Stephen Colbert of The Late Show in person to see behind the scenes of all that goes into preparing for the show. One of the major highlights of the trip was getting advice from Stephen Colbert himself.
National Merit Hispanic Student Recognized
PHS student, Bethany Schroeder, was recognized at Monday's School Board Meeting for acknowledgment in the National Hispanic Recognition Program under the College Board. Congratulations!
Wrestling Students Compete at FLC and Titan Games
The Men’s & Women’s Wrestling Teams competed on Dec. 10th. The men placed 4th out of 17 teams at the Titan Games. They were led by champions Tommy Flaherty & James Wujek. Other placers were Igor Costa (3rd), Tristan Baugher (3rd), and Alex Varela (4th). The ladies placed 13th out of 46 teams at the Frisco Ladies Classic. They were led by medalists Cristiana Williams and Alyssa Alvarez (both 6th place). Both teams will wrestle at the Timber Creek Christmas Classic on Dec. 17th. The next home event is December 31st at the Prosper Round-Up Tournament.
Texas HSCA Football Academic All State
Congratulations to the following players for being chosen for Academic All State.
Cross Country, Football and Volleyball All State Honors
Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas (CCCAT) 5A All State Team: Abby Williams
Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Cross Country: 5A/6A Coach of the Year- Jason Grennier
Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Football All State Academic Team: 2nd Team: Maurice Landers, Andrew Moore, Cade Prendergast Honorable Mention: Quinton Benedict, Zac Hormann, Garrett McWilliams, Blake Parrish
TGCA Volleyball 5A All State Team: Abby Gargus and Haley Killinger
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.
December 16th Early Release Elementary- 7:45 AM-12:00 PM Middle School-8:10 AM-12:35 PM High School- 8:25 AM-1:00 PM
December 19th - 30th Winter Break - School Holiday
January School Board Appreciation Month
January 2nd Student Holiday / Staff Development
January 10th District of Innovation Parent and Community Meeting 6:00 PM ~ PISD Admin
January 11th District Spelling Bee
January 17th District Site Based Meeting 4:00 PM ~ PISD Admin
January 16th PISD School Board Meeting 6:00 PM ~ Reception Honoring School Board 6:30 PM ~ Regular School Board Meeting PISD Admin Board Room