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Eagle Express ~ January 11, 2019

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    We are excited to announce...

    Dr. Watkins
    Cindy Zukowski
    The new principal for Furr Elementary scheduled to open in August 2019 will be Cindy Zukowski. Ms. Zukowski has served Prosper ISD for 18 years as an elementary, middle school and high school teacher and currently serves as an assistant principal at Reynolds Middle School. Ms. Zukowski has been married 32 years and has three children who have all grown up here and graduated from Prosper High School. We are very excited about Ms. Zukowski's new leadership role and know that the families of Furr will be as well.

    Dr. Jennifer Hinson
    The new principal for Stuber Elementary also scheduled to open in August 2019 will be Dr. Jennifer Hinson. Dr. Hinson comes to us with 17 years of experience and currently serves as an elementary principal in Virginia. She has been married for 23 years with two sons and her family is proudly relocating to Texas - Prosper to be specific. Her recent experience of opening a new campus will prove to be beneficial as she will be opening our 11th elementary school in Prosper. She is excited to meet the new families she will be serving in the Stuber zone.

    Speaking of zoning... we hope to have boundaries finalized by the latter part of February for elementary schools as well as middle schools. Rezoning is not a fun exercise for the families or the district, but it is an unfortunate reality to a fast-growing school district. As always, we sincerely appreciate your understanding during this process.

    Did you Know?
    Did you know?
    Prosper ISD picked up almost 150 new students over the Christmas break... yikes! (HA!)

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    ASVAB
    PHS Watch Dogs Spring Kick Off
    (Open to All PISD Parents)
    January 18th

    Special Guest Eric Snow - Founder of the National Watch D.O.G.S program

    Please join us for FREE coffee, donuts and juice and learn more about our PHS Watchdog Program!

    PLUS you'll get to hear from Eric Snow - founder of the National Watch D.O.G.S. program as well as several other current PHS Watch D.O.G.S. on their experiences with the program.

    ANYONE who has a current PISD student is welcome to attend the event.

    Please RSVP Here by January 16

    Date: January 18th
    Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
    Location: PHS Library

    ASVAB
    Prosper High School to offer ASVAB test
    (Grades: 10th-12th)
    January 18th

    The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a federally funded program with zero cost to the student. The program is designed to help students make career decisions for after high school. It can be used by students contemplating college, tech school, immediate employment or military service. Eligible students are 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

    If your child is interested in signing up, please have them see Ms. Dale in the counseling office.

    Date: January 18th
    Time: 8:15 a.m.

    3i
    3i Challenge: Invent, Innovate, Improve
    (Grades: K-5th)
    January 26th

    Does your elementary student like to invent, innovate and improve? On January 26, we are offering a 3i Challenge through NuMinds Enrichment. Students will be finding unique, inventive solutions to problems and working on challenges to stretch their brain. See the flyer for more information and sign up today! If you are a member of Gifted Minds Prosper you can get the discount code from them. https://numindsenrichment.com/prosper-3i-challenge

    Date: January 26th
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Grades: K-5
    Location: Cockrell Elementary

    McKenzie's Fiddle Studio
    Fiddle Workshop
    (All Grades)
    January 29th

    Prosper ISD will host Sherry McKenzie for a fiddle workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Prosper High School. This event is open to all violin players in Prosper ISD. For registration information, please contact Rachel Holt at MRHolt@prosper-isd.net. For more information on Sherry McKenzie, please visit www.fiddlesaregood.com.

    Dual Credit
    PHS Dual Credit Meeting
    (Grades: 11th-12th)
    January 30th

    There will be a very important presentation for students and families interested in the dual credit program for the 2019-20 school year on January 30th in the PHS Cafeteria from 6:00 – 8 pm.

    General program information will be presented by representatives from Collin College and LeTourneau University who will present on the enrollment and registration process for these schools. As students are responsible for their own enrollment and registration with their respective program, it is vitally important for students or a family representative to attend this meeting. Enrollment information for next year will be available in the PHS counseling office and posted online to the counselor’s webpage after this date.

    With only rare exceptions, dual credit courses are available for students who will be Juniors and Seniors only. Students who are interested in the dual credit program next year, including those currently in the program who wish to continue in dual credit, and those pursuing specialized career programs like Certified Nurse’s Assistant and Emergency Medical Technician, are strongly encouraged to attend. If you have questions in advance, please connect with your child’s counselor.
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    January 21st
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    January 21st
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    February 21st
    Parent Education Workshop
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    March 5th
    Dual Language Parent Meeting for Incoming Fall 2019 Kinder Students
    Rucker Elementary from 6-7 p.m.

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