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Bragging Rights Cover
PISD is featured in the annual "Bragging Rights" publication of Texas School Business. The PISD RISE (Research Impacting Student Excellence) program was selected as one of only 12 school districts to receive this recognition in the State of Texas.
Bragging Rights Story
We are extremely proud of the Prosper teachers who participate in this program and especially thankful for Mr. Seth Rutledge who initiated this idea. This program allows for and encourages teachers to pursue new and innovative ways of teaching.

To read more, go to the 12th Annual Bragging Rights Magazine.
Prosper ISD Safety and Security...
Did you know?
By the year 2025, Prosper ISD will need to open 9 more elementary schools, 5 more middle schools, and 3 more high schools to accommodate the estimated 33,000 students.

District News
Winter Break: Dec. 24th - Jan. 4th, early release on Dec. 21st and Professional Learning/student holiday on Jan. 7th

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Financial Planning for the Special Needs Family
January 9th

Please join us for "Life Planning for Special Needs," Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Cockrell Elementary. This is important information for parents of children of all ages. A representative from For Families of Special Needs, Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in assisting individuals with disabilities and their families in understanding the United States social systems and benefits which may be available to them, will be our guest speaker. For more information, please contact Julia Chalker, Prosper ISD Transition Specialist, at jtchalker@prosper-isd.net or 469-219-2000, ext. 13224.

Date: January 9th
Times: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Cockrell Elementary

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weather reminders
Weather Reminders

In the event of severe weather, the decision to close schools or delay start times will be announced no later than 6am of the day in question.

Listed below are several ways parents and families can receive notification of severe weather closings/delayed start/early release:

  • Prosper ISD ConnnectEd- Automated system that sends a pre-recorded message & text messages to all phone numbers in the database
  • Severe Weather information will be posted on the PISD home page (www.prosper-isd.net)
  • Local Radio & Television stations -Official announcements during inclement weather will still be made on WBAP News Talk 820 AM, KXAS Channel 5, KDFW Fox 4 News, KTVT Channel 11, and WFAA Channel 8.
  • Prosper ISD Social Media - District 908 Account and District Twitter Account

To ensure that we have the most current phone information for weather-related emergencies, please ensure your Skyward Family Access account is updated whenever your contact information changes.

Prosper ISD Weather Guidelines


PISD Parent Education
Healthy Holidays

The holiday season can be a time of joy filled with quality time with family and friends. It can also be a time for disrupted schedules and increased meltdowns for our youngest celebrators. Take a packed agenda, add a crowded mall, and sprinkle an excess of sugar on top and you have created an environment of chaos for children. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help.

Hurry less. As much as possible, household and other routines should remain the same. Routines give children a sense of security. Children, and often adults for that matter, are typically afraid of the unknown. Providing consistency through routines throughout the holidays can help decrease anxiety and stress.

One thing at a time. The typical holiday “to-do list” is long and arduous (hang lights, buy Aunt Molly the perfect sweater, bake gluten free cookies, etc.). However, our brains aren’t built for multitasking, and doing more than one thing at a time means at least one thing is receiving less than our full attention. If the “one thing” is your child, you may be adding stress to your “to-do list.”

Lead by example. Modeling is a powerful teacher. If you appear stressed, your children will follow. “H” and “O” are also good ideas for adults, too.

Implausible expectations should be curbed. Expectations should be realistic. For example, consider how long your can child sit still at the dinner table or how well he or she can tolerate novel food items. Tailoring your expectations for your child’s developmental reality can decrease stress for all involved.

Discuss things ahead of time. Preparation is key. Give children a timetable to allow a smooth transition. For example, “We are eating in two hours.” “We will be sitting at the dinner table for 30 minutes.” Or, “There will be 20 people at the party.” When asked, “How long?,” sometimes it is more developmentally appropriate to use concepts of time your child is familiar with (i.e. “We will be sitting at the table for one Paw Patrol show.”

Action of gratitude. Your child will more than likely receive a gift they don’t like. Plan ahead to avoid embarrassing exclamations, such as, “This is ugly!” Role play how to say thank you, no matter what knitted treasure is beneath the wrapping paper!

Yes! Say yes more often than you say no to those little requests such as, “Will you read me a book?” Or “Will you play with me?” The most important gift you can give or receive is quality time with the ones you love the most.

Authors: Rochelle Ritzi, PHD and Brandy Schumann, PHD of Therapy on the Square.
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ASVAB
Prosper High School to offer ASVAB test
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.

Dual Credit
PHS Dual Credit Meeting
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.
Random Fact of the Day
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A cockroach can live for weeks without its head... before it starves to death.
PISD Highlights
Prosper ISD Highlights

PISD Highlights
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 ISD Receives Bragging Rights
Story 2: PISD GT Students Receive Instruction from City Officials
Story 3: TAFE Explores Educational Pathways
Story 4: PISD Clinic Helpers Receive Real World Experience


PISD Highlights
Important Dates
December 17th
PISD School Board Meeting
Admin Board Room from 7-8 p.m.

December 21st
Early Release
Elementary
7:45-11:45
Middle School
8:10-12:20
High School
8:20-12:45

District Calendar
December 24th - January 4th
School Holiday ~ Winter Break

January 7th
Student Holiday / Professional Learning Day

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

Ussie of the Week
 
Dr Watkins smiling with a group of students
Prosper Independent School District

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