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Eagle Express ~ April 18, 2019

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    Prosper ISD is the Fastest growing school district in DFW

    Election Time...

    As most of you know, Prosper ISD is the fastest growing school district in the D/FW Metroplex, growing almost 20% per year, or 2,500-3,000 new students each year. Prosper ISD current enrollment sits at 14,761 students. The District’s demographer estimates by the year 2025 student enrollment will be nearly 33,000 students.

    This election is an opportunity for you to weigh in regarding how you would prefer for the district to best handle the student growth. Early voting begins Monday, April 22nd and extends through April 30th.
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    We value your opinion and encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming election. Early voting will be provided and you can vote at any of the election locations in your county (Collin – Prosper Town Hall / Denton – Prosper Fire Station #2). Remember, if you reside within the boundaries of Prosper ISD (even if you live in the City of Celina, City of McKinney, City of Frisco, etc.), you can vote in the PISD election.

    If you have any questions about any aspects of the bond issue (www.prosperisdbond.net), this information, or any other District issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via Eagle Chat online or to me directly at dwatkins@prosper-isd.net. Regardless of how you vote, we encourage everyone to voice their opinion and participate in the District’s decisions.

    Whether the bond does or does not pass, the tax rate will not increase. Furthermore, the tax rate is capped (by state law) at a $1.67, where it has been since 2007.

    Let us know if you have any questions.

    Drew Watkin's Signature


    School Holiday April 19th and Bad Weather Make-up Day / School Holiday April 22nd
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    Board Briefs

    View the April 15th Board Briefs from Monday Night's School Board Meeting

    Board Briefs

    April 24th Meet the new Rogers' principal from 6-7

    Prosper Guard
    2019-20 Prosper Guard Auditions
    (Grades: 8th - 12th)
    April 23rd & 24th

    For any students interested in auditioning for the 2019-2020 Prosper Guard, please head to the Prosper Band Website for the audition packet.

    Prosper Guard Audition Training will be: April 9, 16, and 18 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM - students should meet in the PHS Band Room 10 - 15 minutes before the training begins, and we will walk down to the gyms together.

    Auditions will be Tuesday & Wednesday, April 23 & 24, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM - students need to attend both nights. (Please see the audition packet for more information)

    2019 - 2020 All Male Rifle Line: we are looking to cast 8 - 10 male color guard members that will spin rifle in our 2019 Fall Marching Band show. Any students that are interested need to follow the information found in the audition packet.

    If you have any additional questions, after you've downloaded the audition packet, please email Ms. K, Prosper Guard Director.

    STEAM
    5th Annual STEAM Expo
    April 25th

    Join us for our 5th Annual STEAM Expo. Students from around the district will be showcasing how they use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) here in PISD. It will be an evening filled with hands-on experiments, displays from many talented Prosper students, and fun activities for all ages. Hope to see you there!

    Date: April 25th
    Times: 6-8 pm
    Location: Prosper High School

    STEAM
    Eager Eaglets and Eager Hawks Kindergarten Event
    April 25th

    Incoming kindergarten students for the 2019- 2020 school year are invited to attend the Eager Eaglets and Eager Hawks kinder event on April 25th. There will be two sessions, 9am and 1:30pm. Each session will last approximately one hour. You are able to choose the time that works best for your family. There is no need to sign up or schedule a time to attend.

    Date: April 25th
    Times: 9 am or 1:30 pm
    Location: zoned campus (incoming Furr kinder students will attend Spradley's event and incoming Stuber kinder students will attend Windsong's event)

    No RSVP needed

    Best Buddies Friendship Walk
    Join Us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk!
    (Grades: K - 12th)
    April 27th

    Come join the PHS Best Buddies team in celebrating friendship and inclusion for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities! The annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk is being held on Saturday, April 27, 7:30 - 11 AM at Frisco Square. Walkers will be representing Best Buddies groups from all over the Dallas area. You can register here. Be sure to select the Prosper High School team!

    If you cannot participate in the walk but would like to make a donation, you can find the PHS fundraising page here. Funds raised at the walk help move the Best Buddies mission forward by funding local Best Buddies programs. For more information about the event or PHS Best Buddies, contact Leah Gomez at lrgomez@prosper-isd.net.

    Drug Take Back Program
    Drug Take-Back Program
    April 27th

    Prosper ISD is partnering again this year with the Town of Prosper Police and Fire Department in the "Drug Take Back" program. This year's event is on Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM- 2 PM at the fire station on First Street.

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    Project Graduation Spirit Night Fundraiser
    Project Graduation Spirit Night Fundraiser
    April 30th

    Chick-fil-A is hosting a Spirit Night on April 30, benefitting Project Graduation.

    Date: April 30th
    Time: 5-8 pm
    Location: Gates of Prosper Chick-fil-A

    Be sure to mention Spirit Night & Project Graduation

    2 Mile Ineligible Bus Zone
    2 Mile Ineligible Bus Zones
    2019-2020 School Year

    View the 2 Mile Ineligible Bus Zones for the 2019-2020 School Year.

    2 Mile Ineligible Bus Zones
    Congressional Art Contest
    PHS Student Artwork
    A Bottle and Two Vases, Alexandrya Skiddle
    Bottle & Two Vases, Alexandrya Skiddle
    My Dog, Elise Majewski
    My Dog, Elise Majewski
    Holding Lamplight, Eunji Kong
    Holding Lamplight, Eunji Kong
    Flowers in Hair, Alyse Guillory
    Flowers in Hair, Alyse Guillory
    First Solo Flight, Daniel Kapingst
    First Solo Flight, Daniel Kaphingst
     
    Napping with a Newborn Filly, Sophia Giasolli
    Napping with Newborn Filly, Sophia Giasolli
    Looking up with a Smile, Torivio Escalante
    Looking up with a Smile, Torivio Escalante
    Fan Favorite Voting for Congressional District 3

    Please vote for a Prosper Student by
    April 20th
    Online Voting
    Summer Camp Information
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    Summer Camp Information

    Thank you to the vendors who attended our Summer Camp Fair sponsored by Gifted Minds Prosper. Your support of our families, students and district is appreciated.

    Are you looking for summer camps and activities for your child? View a list of upcoming summer camps.

    Summer Camp Information

    PHS Engineering Summer Lego & Engineering Camp
    PHS Engineering Summer Lego & Engineering Camp
    (Grades: 4th-7th)
    July 15-19 and July 22-26

    The camps will be held July 15-19 and July 22-26 (each week/camp does the same activities). This camp is best suited for children going into 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grades. Camp days will run from 8am to 4pm. (bring your own lunch) Each day will have a different LEGO build/challenge as well as an engineering build challenge. Cost per camper is $295.00 for the 5 day week. Each student will get a box of LEGOs to take home at the end of the week.

    For more information & Registration

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    PISD Athletic Summer Camps

    Register for Summer Camps (beginning April 1, 2019)
    • Registration NOW OPEN
    • Credit Card payment required at time of registration
    • Processing fees apply
    • No Refunds
    • Sign your child up for camps based on his/her Fall 2019 grade level
    • All camps will be held at Prosper High School athletic facilities
    • All PISD coaches are certified in First Aid and CPR with AED and have maintained annual concussion training.
    Please contact the following camp directors if you have any questions, or call the athletic office at 469-219-2215.

    Summer Camps Flyer
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    We are excited to give our friends and families a glimpse into the great things happening at PISD. On the PISD website, prosper-isd.net, you will find a PISD Highlights link under the Discover PISD tab. This site will house stories about great things happening in classrooms and highlights of excellence around the district.

    Story 1: PISD Campus Teachers of the Year (learn more about the teachers)
    Story 2: Minute to Win It
    Story 3: Middle School Day of Service



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    Important Dates
    April 19th
    School Holiday - No School

    April 22nd
    Bad Weather Make-Up Day - No School

    April 24th
    Rogers New Principal Meet & Greet
    Rogers MS Cafeteria at 6 p.m.

    April 25th
    STEAM Expo
    Prosper High School
    6-8 p.m.

    May 4th
    Bond Election / School Board Election

    May 25th
    PHS Graduation at The Star in Frisco at 10:00 a.m.

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    The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
    Prosper Independent School District

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