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2018-2019 Archives



2017-2018 Archives

Eagle Express ~ January 18, 2019

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    School Board Appreciation...

    Planting Seeds of Success
    January is recognized as School Board Appreciation Month across the State of Texas. School board members tackle difficult jobs and shoulder enormous responsibilities. Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom. Our board is responsible for an annual budget of $177 million, 14,570 students, 1,400+ employees, and 12 campuses with an additional 15,000 students coming over the next five years. Please let them know that we all truly appreciate their dedicated service to our great community.

    School Board Members

    School Holiday Monday, January 21st
    Your input is valued for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    A Year in Review

    Dark Road
    Rogers Theatre presents....Dark Road
    (Grades: middle & high school)
    January 25th

    Come see Rogers Middle School perform Dark Road. Based on the true stories of the women of Ravensbruck, an all female concentration camp in Germany during World War 2. This play is suggested for middle school and older. Shows January 25th at 6:30 and 26th at 2:00 Run Time: Under 40 minutes Tickets will be sold at the door for $5

    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.

    Fiddle Workshop Concert

    Please join us as we celebrate our first annual Prosper ISD Fiddle Workshop Concert.

    Date: January 29th
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Location: PHS Auditorium

    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.

    PISD Parent Education
    Parent Education Meeting
    Talk About Talking
    February 4th

    How do I talk with my child about difficult topics?

    From preschool to high school and beyond, let's talk about the tough, real questions our kids have. Licensed Professional Counselors and Counselor Interns from Therapy On The Square invite you to join in a round-table discussion about having challenging conversations with your kids. The counselors bring a wide breadth of knowledge with them ranging from their work with parents, children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings such as private practice, schools, non-profit organizations, community organizations and crisis counseling to name a few. For more detailed information about the presenters and Therapy On The Square please visit the website https://tots.pro/

    Date: February 4th
    Times: 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. (repeat of a.m. session)
    Location: PISD Admin Bldg room 108

    Meeting Flyer

    Parents of incoming 6th graders (2019-2020)
    Information Meeting
    February 25th

    Please mark your calendar for 5th grade moving to 6th grade during the 2019-2020 school year parent information night on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 6:00-6:45 pm. The parent information nights will be held at the following campuses:

    Rogers MS - students zoned for Rogers 2019-2020
    Reynolds MS - students zoned for Reynolds 2019-2020
    Hays MS will hold a parent information night at PHS

    Date: February 25th
    Times: 6-6:45 p.m.
    Location: see above

    Please be aware that school zoning will be communicated to parents prior to February 25, 2019.

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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: Prosper Spelling Bee Winners
    Story 2: Prosper Students Singing at Meyerson Symphony Center
    Story 3: Vet Tech Classes Care for Animals
    Story 4: Prosper Special Olympics Basketball Begins
    Story 5: PHS Teacher Teaches Cockrell 4th graders Physics

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    Important Dates
    January 2019
    School Board Appreciation Month

    January 21st
    School Holiday

    January 21st
    PISD School Board Meeting
    Admin Board Room from 6-7 p.m.

    February 4th
    Parent Education Workshop
    "Talk About Talking"
    Admin Bldg from 9-10 a.m. & 6-7 p.m.

    February 5th
    SHAC Meeting
    Admin Room 114 from 6-7:30 p.m.

    March 5th
    Dual Language Parent Meeting for Incoming Fall 2019 Kinder Students
    Rucker Elementary from 6-7 p.m.

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    Group of students smiling along with Dr. Watkins.
    My first job was at an orange juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn't concentrate.
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    Phone: 469-219-2000
    Email: communications@prosper-isd.net