PfISD Employee Express
April 27, 2023
In This Edition
- Upcoming Events & Holidays
- Nominate a Coach for Netspend Coach of The Year
- Start Planning your Retirement!
- Help PfISD Design And Develop Employee Housing
- We want to know what's happening at your campus!
- Annual Survey for Teacher Incentive Allotment
YMCA Enrollment 2023-2024
Retiree Employee Recognition Banquet Info
- Updates on PfISD School Lunch Charge Policy
- Call for Presenters: August 9, 2023 Professional Learning Sessions
- PfISD 2023-2028 DOI Public Posting
- Proposed changes to Texas A-F Accountability Ratings
- Benefits Brief
- Employment Corner
- Staff Shout Outs
- CTE Corner
Upcoming Events & Holidays
School Library Month
Math Awareness Month
April 24-28: National Library Week
May 4: Board Workshop Meeting
Nominate a Coach for Netspend Coach of The Year
The window to nominate an outstanding coach in your community for the Netspend Coach of the Year award is right around the corner. If you have not done so yet please submit your nominations today.
The deadline to nominate a coach Is April 30th, 2023.
>> NOMINATE A COACH HERE <<
The Netspend Coach of The Year Award is open to school faculty, administrators, teachers, students, parents, and guardians who want to nominate a Coach in your school district who deserves recognition and spotlight!
The 10 coaches with the most nominations will move on to the final selection round!
The winning coaches will receive one of the following prizes:
· Coach and team on-field photo during the Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium on May 13, 2023
· Honorary Captain for the Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium on May 13, 2023
· Coach and school is highlighted during the Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium on May 13, 2023
· Coach and team receive match tickets to the Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium on May 13, 2023
· $5,000 awarded to Coach, paid by check
· Austin FC merchandise pack (includes an Authentic jersey, hat, scarf, and YETI drinkware)
· $2,500 awarded to Coach, paid by check
· Netspend x Austin FC Verde Goal Nets donated to the Coach’s school
· Austin FC merchandise pack (Authentic jersey, hat, scarf, YETI drinkware)
· $1,000 awarded to Coach, paid by check
· Austin FC x Netspend co-branded soccer balls donated to school
· Austin FC merchandise pack (Authentic jersey, hat, scarf, YETI drinkware)
>> NOMINATE A COACH HERE <<
Start Planning your Retirement!
Want to start planning your retirement? Join us for a live webinar where we will cover important topics regarding your financial benefits as an employee of PfISD, and what steps educators need to take to prepare for retirement.
- Who? TCG Administrator
- What? Pflugerville ISD Retirement Planning Workshop
- When? May 3 at 5:00 PM CST
- If you would like to attend the workshop please register here:https://go.tcgservices.com/pflugerville-may
Topics include: Using TRS to maximize your retirement potential, ensuring financial security by avoiding the retirement income gap, how to not leave your social security benefits to chance, and evaluating your retirement savings plan option.
If you would like to make an individual appointment with our TCG representative , Devin Taylor, please visit: www.tcgservices.com/dtaylor
If you would like to see more information about retirement plans please view an attached flyer below or visit: www.pfisd.net/Page/9878
Employee Information Flyers:
Help PfISD Design And Develop Employee Housing
Are You Interested In Helping PfISD Design And Develop Employee Housing?
Our teacher housing initiative is moving forward. We may have the option to provide housing for staff other than teachers (custodians, bus drivers, education associates, etc.). Therefore, we are seeking teacher and staff participation for our feasibility study. This study is a preliminary exploration of our proposed housing project to help us determine its merits and viability.
If you want to participate in housing focus groups, surveys, and other study methods, please complete this Google document. We would love to have you join us. Thanks for helping PfISD create housing options for our teachers (and possibly other staff), the ability to live within our city and be part of the same community as their students and families, as well as provide the convenience and cost-savings of living close to where they work.
We want to know what's happening at your campus!
Share you photos!
Keeping up with events and stories is essential for maintaining engagement with our audience and keeping them informed. We would love to showcase the amazing things that are happening in our schools and highlight the hard work of our students and staff.
If you have any event photos, stories, folders, and videos to share, please send them to Socialmedia@pfisd.net so we can share them with our community.
A few reminders:
If photos are taken during school hours or during EDP, please check with your registrar to make sure all permissions are good for each individual in the photo.
Make sure the photos and videos are high-quality and relevant to the event.
In the subject line of the email, briefly describe the photos, videos, or story you are sharing.
In the body of the email, provide any context or information about the photos that you think would be useful for the social media team to know.
Once you have sent the email, the social media team will review the content.
Please make sure this information is shared with PTO, Parents, and faculty so we don't miss a beat!
If you have any questions on this new process, please email : Nicole.email@example.com
Annual Survey for Teacher Incentive Allotment
Annual Survey for Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA): May 1-26
Now that PfISD has a fully approved TIA system, the district is required to participate in an annual survey to gauge perceptions and gather input on the district’s designation system. By May 1st, the following staff members will receive a personalized survey link from firstname.lastname@example.org:
- All Teachers
- TIA-eligible Teacher Facilitators
- Campus Administrators (all Principals, Associate Principals, Assistant Principals)
- HR Staff and Directors directly involved in recruitment, hiring, and retention of teachers
In this survey, you will be asked to share your evaluation of the designation process as well as your level of support for the TIA. It consists of 25 multiple choice questions that should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and your responses will be kept anonymous. The survey is administered by Texas Tech University and they will send weekly reminders to those who have not completed the survey. Each survey link is personalized, so do not share your survey link with others. The district will receive results in July to inform system implementation.
YMCA Enrollment 2023-2024
PfISD, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County, is opening registration of its Northwest Child Development Center for the 2023-2024 school year. We offer discounted childcare for full-time district staff members only. There is limited availability in the program, with admission provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Childcare is provided from ages 8 weeks to a max of 4 years. We are unable to provide care for students who have turned 4 years old or older. Care will be provided based on the 187-day teacher calendar, from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Monday through Friday at Northwest Leadership Academy, 14014 Thermal Dr., Austin. Discounted rates are listed below. Rates include breakfast, lunch and snack.
Payments will be deducted from the employee’s paycheck on the 25th of each month from Sept. 25, 2023, through June 25, 2024. Proration will occur based on the student’s start date.
To apply, download and complete the YMCA Childcare application as well as the Payroll Deduction Authorization and return it to Natasha Drumgoole at email@example.com. Before their official start date on August 7, 2023, a copy of the student’s most updated shot records must also be provided.
Current Monthly Rates
8 weeks – 18 months = $750/month
18-months – max 3 years = $675/month
3 years – max 4 years = $650/month
For more information, please contact Natasha Drumgoole, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 512-594-0042, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Director Jess Perry, at 512-594-4469.
Updates on PfISD School Lunch Charge Policy
(beginning April 17, 2023)
As we shared with Staff and Families in the past few weeks, due to a large balance of unpaid lunch charges owed to PfISD (more than $180,000 at this time), PfISD has reinstituted a pre-COVID policy of substituting the main entrée for those students who currently owe more than $6 on their lunch account. We have received several questions and seen social media content raising questions about the policy, and we wanted to share more information with our staff and parents.
We know that good nutrition is a cornerstone of a student's well-being, and although the entrée is substituted for a sandwich, the students are allowed to keep all sides included with the regular lunch meal. District and Aramark staff have reached out to families to attempt to set up a payment plan and have the families complete the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Application, which would reduce or eliminate the cost for these students to eat lunch. We will continue these efforts.
We have a balance deficit of over $180,000 due to unpaid lunches –ten times the previous norm. The district was fortunate enough to leverage federal funding and offer several years of free lunch options for students due to Covid. Unfortunately, those federal funds have decreased or ended. We began informing families last summer that the free lunches were no longer available for students for the 23-24 school year. Pflugerville ISD has been lucky to be one of the few districts still offering free breakfast to all students.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees school lunches, school districts must pay for any outstanding school lunch balances from their general fund at the end of the school year. We must redirect funds away from students' programs and teachers' resources to meet this federal payment requirement. In Pre-Covid years, the district could expect to see a negative lunch balance of $16,000 - $18,000 at the end of the year. This year, we increased our budget for unpaid meal accounts to $30,000K in anticipation of growing needs within our district. Additionally, PfISD has not raised meal prices in 5 years. Since 2011, the USDA has mandated price increases for school lunches; however, districts with positive fund balances can opt out and NOT increase the price of school lunches, which PfISD has done.
MySchoolBucks (Lunch Payment System)
PfISD uses MySchoolBucks as its payment processing system for school lunches. This is a preferred system used by many school districts in our area, and is one of the largest providers of this type of payment system.
Any parent or guardian can place funds on their child's account via MySchoolBucks. The $2.75 surcharge by the vendor is per transaction, whether you put $5 on a student's account or $5,000. We have tried negotiating surcharges for MySchoolBucks in the past but have yet to be able to reduce their fees.
To enroll in My SchoolBucks and pay for lunch meals online:
- Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
- You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
- Add your students using their school name and student ID (Just the number, no "s" needed before the numbers).
- Make a payment to your student's accounts with your credit/debit card (there is a $2.75 charge per transaction) or echeck.
A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
- Visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help/FAQ's
Parents can also pay for their child's lunches via check or cash. Checks can be made out to Pflugerville ISD. Payment can be sent with a student to give to cafeteria workers, parents may bring the deposit to the school cafeteria, or they can deliver it to the Aramark office (Pflugerville IS Food and Child Nutrition Services Office, 1401C W. Pecan St., Pflugerville, TX 78660)
Board Agenda Item
Food service funds can only be spent on food service-related items. Costs can include the percentage of square feet of a campus used for food services (kitchen, servery, dining room) applied to utilities; cafeteria FFE including tables; and kitchen equipment.
The items on the board agenda reflect food service items needed to sustain the program. Many items are original pieces of equipment at respective schools for which the district and Aramark are diligent in maintaining. They are replaced as they are obsolete, have obsolete or costly parts, or are a safety concern. Without a food service fund, these would be paid for by general fund.
Limiting A La Carte items
Parents have always had the ability to limit their child's account and choices. There are instructions on the district's website under Food Services, or you can complete this form and email it to email@example.com
A La Carte Item Prices
Regarding the pricing of a la carte items, PfISD prices are already significantly lower in comparison to a local drive-thru coffee shop; PfISD found the following-
- PfISD Otis Spunkmeyer muffins ($1.55) vs. coffee shop "muffin top" ($4.55)
- PfISD 12 oz coffee (when sold) ($1.95) vs. coffee shop ($3.10)
- PfISD 12 oz latte (when sold) ($3.25) vs. coffee shop ($5.45)
- PfISD Large cookie ($1.25) vs. coffee shop ($3.95)
- *To note- USDA requires specific sizes and nutrients deemed healthy via SMART SNACK initiatives.
Regarding the contract with Aramark
- Aramark purchases all the food and staffs the labor at their cost.
- Aramark can only take annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for each annual renewal of a five-year contract. In the last three years, the timing and the rate of CPI versus actual inflation have not been equivalent. CPI has not kept up with the cost of food/ inflation.
- If food cost or labor wage leveling occurs, Aramark incurs that, not PfISD.
- Aramark absorbs the cost of a replaced meal. A replaced entrée is the price of two entrees (the discarded one and the sandwich). The district does not incur this c
Call for Presenters: August 9, 2023 Professional Learning Sessions
August Theme: Pfocus on the Pfundamentals
PfISD is seeking session presenters and facilitators to provide sessions for the District Professional Learning Day on August 9, 2023, in collaboration with the Department of Academics. We are seeking a wide range of presenters to support our Academic Departments that will be valuable to various learning groups & stakeholders in supporting the teaching and learning of the WHOLE student.
Session Presenter Recruitment Details:
- $300 per presenter + Presenter Shirt for the following commitments:
- Summer Presentation Prep
- Complete Professional Learning Canvas Course for Presenters
- Attend one July Logistics Meeting (2-hour sessions on 7/25 or 7/26)
- Sign Summer paysheet
- Pick-up presenter materials
- Pick-up Presenter Shirt
Presenters commit to 4 out of 8 repeated sessions (can choose to present 5+ sessions, no additional $)
All presenter submissions will be reviewed by the Professional Learning Steering Committee and corresponding department coordinator.
Complete this form if interested.
Please email Bridgit.Shorter@pfisd.net, Professional Learning Coordinator, with any questions!
PfISD 2023-2028 DOI Public Posting
Passed during the 84th Legislative Session, HB 1842 allows Texas school districts to pursue the designation of ‘District of Innovation,’ a provision that enables traditional independent school districts to access many of the flexibilities that are currently available to open-enrollment charter schools. HB 1842 was also intended to generate greater flexibility, local control, and innovation to better meet the needs of Texas students. Through the development and approval of a “Local Innovation Plan,” a district may obtain certain exemptions from the Texas Education Code to advance their local strategic priorities.
On March 1, 2018, the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees approved its first District of Innovation (DOI) Plan. The 2022-23 District Academic Advisory Council (DAAC) convened in January and February 2023 to consider renewal of the district’s five-year DOI plan as well as other areas of innovation. The 2023-2028 PfISD Local Innovation plan is currently in its final draft with the DAAC who determined on February 20, 2023 its approval for recommendation to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees for their possible approval.
Proposed changes to Texas A-F Accountability Ratings
The Texas Education Agency has announced expected significant changes to the A–F accountability process that will begin to impact students, schools, and districts in 2023. We anticipate these changes to the Accountability system will cause a decrease in ratings for schools and districts across the state. While the changes are still preliminary, districts across the state are preparing staff and the community for the changes, which are expected to be finalized in the summer 2023.
Changes to the system center around:
- STAAR testing
- College, Career and Military Readiness Evaluation
- Closing the Gap
- District Ratings
We still have seats available in the Pegasus program at several campuses and are accepting applications. The purpose of the Pegasus Program is to provide onsite preschool for children of district staff members while also providing preschoolers with disabilities an opportunity to interact regularly with typically-developing peers.
Children of district employees serve as positive role models for the students identified with special needs. This research-based model benefits both groups by providing quality preschool instruction in a supportive, inclusive setting. Pegasus is open to district employees, substitutes, Aramark employees, and relatives of all three.
Visit https://www.pfisd.net/pegasus for more information or click on a link below.
Please contact Julie Schwarz at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-594-0173 with any questions.
Did you know…
that our medical and vision plans have specific benefits for diabetics?
Diabetic management, training and nutritional, is covered at 100% after copay (the high deductible plans are subject to deductible).
· Durable medical equipment (DME) is covered after deductible and coinsurance.
· Items for diabetes equipment such as batteries, adhesive supplies, and insulin cartridges.
· Diabetes supplies such as test strips, lancets and lacet devices, insulin syringes, and glucagon emergency kits.
· Repairs and maintenance of insulin pumps
· New or improved equipment or supplies approved by the FDA may be covered
· Medical-surgical expenses provided for nutritional, educational, and psychosocial treatment
There is detailed information at https://www.pfisd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=237 under our medical plans and vision pages.
Our VSP vision also provides additional coverage
· Fully covered retinal screenings for members with diabetes. These high-resolution images of the inside of the eye are a non-invasive way to monitor diabetes.
· Exams and services to treat immediate issues like pink eye and sudden changes in vision.
· Treatment options to monitor ongoing health conditions such as dry eye, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and more.
If you need treatment, contact your VSP network doctor and schedule an appointment. When your network doctor participates in your medical insurance plan’s network, your medical insurance will be billed. You may be able to coordinate with your VSP benefits to help reduce out-of-pocket costs. If your VSP doctor doesn’t participate with your medical insurance plan, VSP has you covered with only the cost of your copay.
Did you know that Pflugerville ISD has great opportunities for Nurses (RNs) on campus and Licensed Electricians? If you or anyone you know is skilled in these areas please consider joining the PfISD Pfamily!
Staff Shout Outs
We love our PfISD staff members and we know our parents do too! We want to provide an opportunity for our parents to publicly recognize and thank our staff members who serve our students, staff and the community. We have created a Google Form to provide information directly to us to share with our staff as a whole and let you see the difference you are making in a student's life every single day. Please click here for the Google Form.
These Shout Outs will be included in upcoming issues of the Parent and Staff Newsletters. If a Shout Out directly references a student, we will not include the parent name to protect the child's anonymity. If you are recognized in an anonymous Shout Out and want to learn the parent's name, please contact Tamra Spence at email@example.com.
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PFISD STAFF MEMBERS FOR EVERYTHING THEY DO FOR OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY!
Stephanie Nava of Riojas Dual language 1st grade (via Lina B.): Mrs. Nava has been a wonderful teacher to all her students and I am so happy our son had her this year. She communicates all the time with important information and also sends pictures of the students when they are working on different class projects. Thank you Mrs. Nava for being an amazing teacher!!!
Miss Hurst of Windermere Elementary School (via Padma P.): She is an amazing Maths/Science (Ascend Program) teacher. I could only dream of such a teacher and here she is for my child . Kids are doing so well without parent intervention and that was their plan. I always felt she somehow has the right mix of kindness and strictness to support kids and also helping to put them on right track. Thanks a ton to Miss Hurst for guiding our kiddos so well!
Miss Gina wood of Riojas elementary school (via Payal K.): I am so happy that she is my daughter’s tutor she is the best. she has helped a lot to build up her confidence in reading and is always cheerful calm and have lot of patience when she is with her thank you miss woods Paree loves you
Mrs Rhonda stone of Riojas elementary school 2nd grade (via Payal K.): Thank you is not enough for all that she has done for my daughter Paree I am grateful to her she was able to find out why my daughter was lagging behind in her class for reading and she calls me and talks to me sometimes for an hour to explain what Paree is doing in her class and what more is required from Paree thank you Mrs stone Paree loves to read now❤️
Megan Scharen of Rowe Lane Elementary 4th grade teacher (via Tina S. ): Mrs. Scharen is always so kind and encouraging to my son. My son has really enjoyed being in her class and has learned so much this year. She cares about each of her students and encourages learning to continue outside of the classroom. I hope my younger kiddos get the privilege of being in her class one day as well!
Mott Elementary Kindergarten Teachers of Mott Elementary (via The Davidson’s ): Thank you so much to the all the Kindergarten teachers at Mott! You guys made our field trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm so much fun! Thank you all for your dedication to our babies!
Mr. Cervantes of Weiss HS (via Rachel): Mr. Cervantes goes above and beyond for the students at Weiss. He is proactive in getting the information out to parents. He addresses concerns and answers questions, if he doesn’t have the answer he tracks it down and follows back up. He has made such a positive impact on my senior, we will definitely miss him.
Vanessa Valdez of Murchison Elementary (via Reshma R.): Ms. Valdez is such an amazing teacher. My child loves going to school each day because of her and the environment she has created in class. She is extremely approachable and responsive. Thank you for everything you do, Ms. Valdez!
Lily Cuchapin of Windermere Elementary (via Stephanie M.): Mrs. Cuchapin has been the best teacher we could’ve asked for as first-time parents of a school-aged kid! Our son is thriving in her class and has grown a lot in much-needed areas. She is attentive, communicative, highly professional, and helpful as he navigated through the transition from preschool to Kinder at a new school! We are so thankful for her :)
Cindy Ybarra of Riojas (via Obidia T.): Mrs. Ybarra is an amazing 3rd-grade dual language teacher. She truly cares about her students and goes above and beyond to make sure her students are learning, growing and thriving. My son has grown so much under her guidance and I get the privilege of watching her teach and encourage her students when I volunteer in her classroom.
Ms. Karen Lowther of Highland park elementary (via Niki D.): Ms. Lowther has been amazing since day one- a true unicorn! She embraces the kids in her class as her own and truly cares about their well being - socially, emotionally and academically! She challenges her students to take risks and pushes them to go above and beyond what they think they can do. My child’s writing has just soared since having her as a teacher! Thank you for everything!
Jessica Krause of RLES - First Grade (via Cammie K.): Mrs. Krause is an amazing educator! We are amazed at how much progress our daughter has made in reading this year. Beyond that, our kiddo LOVES school and learning in her classroom! She says Mrs. Krause “makes everything fun.”
We are beyond thankful for the million ways RLES staff to above and beyond to provide a top-notch educational experience for our children. Thank you!
Ms.Mary Ann Horta of Highland Park Elementary School (via Jun Y.): Ms.Hotta’s first year in HPES turned out to be an amazing one for my kid and his friends! She is very approachable and We love her positive energy!
Mrs. Cindy Ybarra of Riojas (via Gloria R.): Mrs. Ybarra is a phenomenal teacher! She makes things fun while still making sure the kids learn. Her parent communication is top notch, which I really value. My son genuinely loves going to school everyday!
Jerissa Krasnonosenkikh of Murchison Elementary (via Jessica G.): So incredibly grateful for all the extra volunteer work that Mrs. K does for the kids. She has been an amazing Coach for Math Pentathlon. Super supportive in guiding our 2nd and 3rd grade pentathletes. She is also so much help in the Healthy Kids Running Series and it so great to see a local teacher out there supporting the kids and running with them. We are so thankful for all the little extras that make a HUGE impact in the kids lives. We appreciate you!
Kelly Gerner of Mott Elementary (3rd Grade) (via Jessica C.): Mrs. Gerner has been such a wonderful teacher for my 3rd grader. She loves being in Mrs. Gerner's class and has grown so much confidence in herself and pride for the work that she's put into. Our daughter enjoys laughing at Mrs. Gerner's jokes and always brings home something to share. Thank you for preparing her well for the STAAR and for making this year at Mott a memorable one for her. We look forward to seeing you in the hallways at Hidden Lake!
Stephanie Russey and Jennifer Soto of Rowe Lane Elementary (via Karin A.): Mrs. Russey has been amazing all year! She is an absolute blessing to us being my son's teacher and I could not thank her enough! He has been a challenge to work with and she has given everything and more to help him succeed in all ways. Ms. Soto has been a tremendous help as well and has been a great support for my son and I am so thankful for him to have her! You both are the greatest!!
Stephanie Galvan Russell of PMS Library (via anonymouse): Stephanie presented at the Tx Library Assoication Conference Last week EIGHT TIMES! She shared on organization and student-driven libraries as well as on ChatGPT-which I learned so much from! She also hosted author panels and a panel on horror books in middle schools. Wonderful representation of an awesome and enthusiastic librarian and a force! Way to represent PfISD!
Lauryn Jackson of Rowe Lane Elementary (via Jessi): I wanted to give a shout out to Miss Jackson before the end of the year. I should have done one the first week of school. She is an excellent kindergarten teacher. She is patient, kind, attentive, understanding, and super cool. She also taught my daughter to READ!! When we started the year, being that this is my oldest child, I had no idea what to expect, but what I didn't expect was my girl to be sitting in the back seat of the car reading a book all on her own! And look at her now! She is also so compassionate with my sometimes tenderhearted little girl and has helped her navigate the road toward more independence. We have learned so much this year thanks to Miss Jackson!
Shelly Sanchez of Park Crest Middle School (via Kari P.): It is difficult to put into words the amount of respect and appreciation we have for Ms. Sanchez. She shows such great devotion and care for our son as his case worker. She has been a great advocate for him in all his endeavors at school and really gets to know and understand what he needs to help him succeed in his classes. She has helped us plan for his future needs as well, so that he can continue to be successful past his time with her.
Thank you Ms Sanchez for a wonderful 3 years! You have done amazing things in that time and we are forever grateful!
Megan Lacy of Mott Elementary (via Anon ): Ms. Lacy is an exceptional kindergarten teacher. She cares about each individual child and is fully aware of their needs AND wants. She is great at remaining calm in the chaos of 20+ 5&6 year olds running around. She maintains an organized and well run classroom while still giving the children opportunities for independence and growth. She also is knowledgeable and passionate about helping the children develop the skills they need. She is an amazing teacher!
HHS Reaches Success at UIL Regionals
Hendrickson High School's UIL Academic team recently made waves at the UIL Regionals competition. The team was recognized for their outstanding performance and awarded the Overall Academic Sweepstakes, Runner-Up. This is the best the school has ever done at the Regional Meet in terms of overall academic sweeps. The team's performance was exceptional, missing out on the top spot by just three points.
To read more about how the HHS Speech and Debate team did at regionals visit this article on their homepage!
Join us for an exciting evening showcasing student animation and film work from the Pflugerville ISD CTE programs: Animation/Multimedia Arts and Digital Communications (A/V Production)!
When? May 4, 2023
Where? Pflugerville High School Performing Arts Center
Time? 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
What is the Animation and Multi-Media program?
The Animation and Multimedia Arts program takes students through Digital Arts and Animation (a Fine Arts credit course), Animation I, Animation II, and a Practicum course in which students build a project to showcase the skills developed over the course of the program. The learning takes place in computer labs with Precision computers loaded with industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Cloud). This program provides learners with the opportunity to earn an industry certification and build a professional portfolio that can be used to secure employment or admission to a postsecondary education program. If you are interested in video game design, art, and/or technology, we encourage you to explore this program, which is available at Connally HS, Hendrickson HS, and Pflugerville HS.
What is the Digital Communications (A/V Production) program?
The Digital Communications program takes students through Principles of Arts, A/V Technology, A/V Production I, A/V Production II, and a Practicum course that includes an opportunity for a paid internship working at The Pfield stadium for football game filming. Students in this program will gain hands-on experience in pre-production, production, and post-production techniques using industry-standard film equipment and software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud. Learners will also have the opportunity to earn an industry certification and develop a professional portfolio of work that can be used to secure employment or admission to a postsecondary education program. If you are interested in radio, television, and film, we encourage you to explore this program, which is available at Connally HS, Hendrickson HS, Pflugerville HS, and Weiss HS.
For more information about the CTE program please visit: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/7406
The Cougars had 14 hits in both games against Pflugerville
They started middle school volleyball practices at Westview and Dessau last week and are excited for their future Cougars
Lawrence Doe and Aaron Olalde were named in the All-State Tournament team! Awesome season for the Boy's Cougar Soccer Team!!!
Dalton, Trace - Triple Jump 1st place and 2nd Long Jump,
Dalton, Trace -Morgan, Trevor-Distefano, Spencer-Workman, Carson – 3rd place 4X100
Went 1-1 in district play against East View. They are currently in the mix for a playoff spot still at 5-5 in district play and 17-8 Overall
Jaelyn Eubanks (Sophomore) finished 6th overall in the 100 Hurdles and 5th overall in the 300 Hurdles in Waco at the Area Meet.
Swimming & Tennis:
Hahn Nguyen (Junior) - qualified for Regionals for both Swimming & Tennis this year
Takyla Brown (Sophomore Varsity Setter) was named MVP at the Under Armour Next Volleyball Showcase Camp in Dallas.
P’ Ville Cup Standings
High School Current Standings:
Middle School (7th Grade) Current Standings:
Middle School (8th Grade) Current Standings: