Frisco ISD elementary school teams among best at Lone Star Challenge statewide academic competition


Student teams from Frisco ISD elementary schools took four of the top five places in the Lone Star Challenge (LSC), a statewide academic competition for students in Grades 4-6.

The team from Borchardt Elementary finished second overall, with students from Anderson, Riddle and Isbell elementary schools coming in next at third, fourth and fifth.

Teams from Ashley, Sparks and McSpedden elementary schools rounded out Frisco ISD’s dominance of the Top 10, with seven of the Top 10 teams from FISD schools.

Lone Star Challenge is a learning experience designed to test students’ knowledge in reading, writing, social studies, math and science. Questions are based on materials developed by Texas Academic Decathlon and are intended to compliment the STAAR testing program.

Students took curriculum-based exams at their home schools this spring before participating in a District-wide super quiz event. Scores were then compared to teams from participating districts across the state.

The theme of year’s competition was Explorers, Pirates, and Privateers, and questions focused on topics such as the age of exploration, astronomy, constellations, navigational instruments, fantasy literature and the novel Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schultz.


Celina summer sports camp registration

Celina Bobcats Summer Camps

Click on each camp for specific information and to register.

North Texas Passing Academy: June 10, Incoming 7th – 12th Grade Boys

Summer Conditioning Camp Form – June 5 – July 20 (July 4 week off), Monday – Thursday, Incoming 7th – 12th Boys and Girls

Youth Speed Camp: June 12 – July 12 (July 4 week off), Monday – Wednesday, Incoming 3rd – 6th Grade Boys and Girls

Football Camp: June 5 – June 7, Incoming 3rd – 9th Grade Boys

Volleyball Camp: June 5 – June 7, Incoming 3rd – 9th Grade Girls

Boys Basketball Camp: June 12 – June 14, Incoming K – 9th Grade Boys

Girls Basketball Camp: June 12 – June 14, Incoming 1st – 9th Grade Girls

Softball Camp: June 12 – June 14, Incoming 4th – 9th Grade Girls

Baseball Camp: June 19 – June 21, Incoming 2nd – 9th Grade Boys

Soccer Camp: June 19 – June 21, Incoming 2nd – 4th Grade Girls

Receiver Camp: June 20 – June 22, Incoming 3rd – 9th Grade Boys

Plano ISD graduation times, locations


Academy High School: 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive east of U.S. 75 and north of Campbell, Richardson, Texas 75082

Senior High Schools: Saturday, June 10, The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, One Cowboys Way off Dallas North Tollway, Frisco, Texas 75034

Plano West Senior High – 9:30 a.m.
Plano Senior High – 2 p.m.
Plano East Senior High – 7:30 p.m.

Plano ISD hiring teachers, job fair June 13

Interested in teaching in one of the highest rated school districts in the state?

Plano ISD will host a teacher job fair from 9 a.m. – noon on June 13.

Candidates must complete an online application and register for the event by 3 p.m. on June 6 to be admitted. Elementary and secondary campuses in the district will be there with staff to speak to those interested in teaching and other professional opportunities.

Coppell school superintendent says he is accepting top job in Frisco ISD

Mike Waldrip leaving Coppell for Frisco ISD
“In leaving, know that I am proud of our accomplishments and wish the students, staff community my very best,” Mike Waldrip said in his letter to Coppell ISD parents and teachers.

Coppell ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip announced his departure from the school district and said he would be taking on the recently vacated superintendent position at Frisco ISD.

Waldrip made his announcement in a  letter to Coppell ISD parents and faculty on Monday.

Waldrip served as the Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Operations for Frisco Independent School District since 2002, before becoming Coppell ISD Superintendent two years ago.

 “As you can imagine, the decision was not an easy one,” Waldrip’s said in his letter. “I will cherish the time I have spent here at the school district.

Waldrip’s resignation becomes effective June 30.

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees are now starting their own search for a new superintendent.

Coppell is situated north of DFW airport, and west of Frisco.


Do your neighbors make more than $100,000 a year in Plano? Let’s see where hard-working high earners live on local map of Plano

You might be surprised to see where the high earners live in Plano, according to the last U.S. Census.

Where do you think they live?

Are you living next to someone making between $100,000 and $150, 000 as a household?

Did you ever bike or walk past a house and wonder what that homeowner did for a living?

Check the map to see where the hard-working wealthy live in Plano, Texas … Click on this CITY OF PLANO MAP OF HOUSEHOLDS EARNING between $100,000 and $150,000 per year.

Plano TX: What themes are being discussed for the future of the Oak Point area east of U.S. 75


  • Safe – Neighborhoods designed to promote pedestrian activity, with buildings positively engaging streets, civic, natural and formal open spaces.
  • Healthy – Street, trail, and open space network that is highly connected, balancing the demands of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.
  • Diverse – A broad range of housing and retail opportunities serving a population diverse in age, race, ethnicity, income and household size.
  • Resilient – Neighborhood patterns that respect Plano’s economy, schools, and natural environment, adding value to Plano and justifying public investment.
  • Compatible – Buildings that are appropriately scaled and respectful of surrounding context, supporting thoughtful transitions to adjacent development.


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