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Eagle Express ~ May 25, 2018

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    We Are Prosper...

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    This has been a tough couple of weeks for our PISD family – we have lost a dad and a mom that succumbed to their battles with cancer and other health-related issues respectively and we also lost two PISD employees (bus driver and police officer) for health-related issues as well. When we say “We are Prosper – We are One”… that does not mean we are all “Eagles” nor all “Green” – especially with all the new schools on the horizon. What it means is that we are in it together sharing the triumphs and the tragedies celebrating successes while leaning on each other during difficult times. There is never a reason not to be kind to one another – I challenge us all to remember that when the emotions of this moment wane. We have amazing students, a highly qualified and dedicated staff, and phenomenally supportive community that band together to protect the “P”. The Express will be taking a break over the summer and will be ready to soar again come August. Between now and then if you have any questions on any PISD topic, please do not hesitate to reach out to us (Eagle Chat)… we will be here working hard to ensure a great beginning to a new school year as we bring two new elementary schools online bracing for nearly 15,000 students. Have a great summer and we will see you soon!
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    Last Day of School

    Early Release times:
    Elementary    7:45 – 11:45
    Middle School   8:10 – 12:15
    High School   8:20 – 12:45
    District News
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    Board Briefs
    May 21st

    View the May 21st Board Briefs from Monday Night's School Board Meeting

    Board Briefs

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    Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony
    May 26th

    Join us on Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 am to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2018. This celebration will take place at The Star in Frisco (9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034). If you are out of town or not able to attend the graduation ceremony we will be streaming the ceremony live so you too can join in on the celebration.

    Graduation Ceremony Live Stream

    Please note: as per The Star policies, only clear bags will be allowed in the venue.

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    PEF Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Prosper Education Foundation has established the Officer Patrick Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Online donations may be made at:

    PEF Memorial Scholarship Donations

    In addition, PEF will accept checks** (no cash) payable to: Prosper Education Foundation. Donations may be mailed to: Prosper Education Foundation, P.O. Box 251, Prosper, TX 75078.

    **Note - Please add a notation on the check that the donation should be applied to the Officer Turner Scholarship Fund.

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    Now Hiring Bus Drivers

    NOW HIRING for the 2018-2019 school year. Please pass this along to your friends and family.

    Did you know Prosper ISD…
    • Starts school bus drivers at $16.50 per hour
    • Pays incentives for field trips, including your regular hourly rate
    • Has GREAT bonuses for perfect attendance, no accidents, and yearly retention
    • Provides paid training for those who don’t currently have a CDL
    • Has a 5 hr/day guarantee
    • If that is not awesome enough, we offer paid MEDICAL and a matching 403(b) plan!
    Click here to apply

    Crossing Guard
    Great Opportunity to Earn Some Extra $$

    Crossing Guard needed for Prosper ISD
    Locations:
    Worthington Way & Forefront – Light Farms
    Escalante Trail & Whitley Place Dr - Cockrell
    Bluestem Dr. & Virginia – Hughes
    Bluestem Dr. & Independence – Hughes
    Hillcrest Rd. & Francisco Rd. – Spradley

    Pay is $15 hour – 2 hours a day

    Ideal for retirees, at-home parents, and the self-employed

    Click here to apply
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    Prosper FFA Market Swine, Sheep and Goat Program
    3rd-12th Grades

    The Prosper FFA Market Swine, Sheep and Goat Program is currently planning for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. In preparation for the show season, the purchasing of animal projects will begin this summer and early fall. In order to participate in the show program, students must be in grades 3-12. For students interested in showing, a mandatory meeting must be scheduled to discuss program commitments, financial commitments, responsibilities, and expectations.

    For more information or questions regarding swine projects please contact Kristy Carr at 469-219-2180 ext: 80454 or ktcarr@prosper-isd.net.

    For more information or questions regarding sheep and goat projects please contact Katie Burden at 469-219-2180 ext: 80478 or ksburden@prosper-isd.net.

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    2018-2019 Summer Reading Information
    6th-12th Grades

    WHY SUMMER READING?
    Research shows that students who don’t engage in literacy activities throughout the summer break suffer from “the summer slide.” (Click here to see research by Scholastic about the importance of reading throughout the summer.) The purpose of summer reading in Prosper ISD is to minimize the effects of “the summer slide.” Additionally, PISD continues to refine the design of summer reading so that as students read throughout the summer break, they are both able to explore reading through choice and through exposure to thought-provoking literature.

    Summer Reading Info

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    School Supply Packs Now Available for Purchase
    Deadline to Purchase Online: June 24th

    Order your school supplies now for the 2018-2019 School Year. Click below to view the school supply lists & school supply pack order forms for each campus.

    School Supply Pack Order Forms
    Summer Camp Information
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    Summer Camps Information

    Are you looking for summer camps and activities for your child? View a list of athletic and academic camps available this summer.

    Summer Camps Information

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    PHS Engineering Summer Lego & Engineering Camp

    The inaugural camps will be held July 16-19 and July 23-26 (each week/camp does the same activities). This camp is for incoming 4th-7th grade students. Camp days will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring your own lunch). Each day will have a different LEGO build/challenge as well as an engineering build challenge. Cost per camper is $150.00 for the 4 day week. For more information including how to sign up please click the button below.

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    Prosper Students Place 3rd for Project Innovation

    SLICE of PIE members Denny Seibert, Tyler Cummings, Ethan Graffagnino, Erika Pedersen, Stephen Phillips, Logan Dyer (Reynolds MS) and Tyler Moore (Rogers MS) competed at the 2018 FIRST Lego League Razorback Invitational May 17-20. The team placed 3rd for Project Innovation for their MSS2000 shower device that helps conserve water in the shower. The team made new friends and enjoyed the company of other brilliant youth from around the world. We are so proud of their hard work, dedication and success.

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    PISD Special Olympics Meet

    Athletes from Prosper ISD and surrounding districts competed this week at the Annual PISD Special Olympics Track Meet. The students had a great time competing in events and spending time with friends. Thank you to all that helped to make this event a success.

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    Prosper ISD Retirees

    We would like to congratulate our retirees and thank them for their service to the district. Together they total 170 years in Prosper ISD and 328 years in education.

    Retirees Pictured L-R: James Stalder, James Noe, Brenda Jester, Cara Dennis, Rhonda Wilson, Laine Jones, and Linda Pritchard
    Important Dates
    May 25th
    Last Day of School

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

    May 26th
    PHS Graduation
    The Star in Frisco
    10 a.m.

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    Prosper Independent School District

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