Frankford Middle School Enews

4/11/2016

City Meet Pre-Lims Hosted by Robinson

Monday, April 11th, 4pm

700 North Murphy Road

Murphy, TX

@Kimbrough Field 4:00, Run 5:15

City Meet Finals hosted by Robinson

Tuesday, April 12th, 4pm

700 North Murphy Road

Murphy, TX

@Kimbrough- Field 4:00pm, Run 5:15pm

Athletics News

· There is a mandatory meeting at Shepton High School for all incoming freshman athletes on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00PM in the Shepton Gym. Please see the attached flyer. Any questions can be directed to Coach Strong, the athletic director at Shepton. His email address is bruce.strong@pisd.edu

· The Middle School Track City Meet is Monday and Tuesday (April 11 & 12). Come out and support your athletes at Kimbrough Stadium in Murphy. The meet begins at 4:15. Athletes that make the finals in their event will compete on Tuesday in the City Finals.

· Information will be coming out soon regarding Summer Programs. Programs such as Summer Conditioning, Plano West Football Camp, Plano West Basketball Camp, and Plano West Volleyball Camp will be available. These activities are a great way for your son or daughter to stay in shape over the summer and get to work directly with Plano West cluster coaches. Be sure to sign up when the forms make it home. Remember to ask your child.


Jeff McDonnell

Athletic Director

Frankford Middle School

469-752-5307

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Immunization News!

6TH GRADE PARENTS: Please provide an updated immunization record for your student at the beginning of the spring semester in January. If your child has not had the required TDAP booster, 2nd varicella, and meningitis vaccines, they must receive them and provide a copy to the clinic by May 1, 2016. You may call or email me with questions. Barbara Fox, RN. 469-752-5209; fax: 469-752-5220; Barbara.fox@pisd.edu.


Barbara Fox, RN

Frankford Middle School

469-752-5209

Fax: 469-752-5220

Frankford/SHEPTON AVID News Content:

1. Acceptance letters for AVID 7th Grade Classes for 2016-17 Year—due by April 5th

2. AVID 8th Grade Classes for 2016-2017

3. AVID 9th Grade at Shepton

AVID NEWS:

We are currently looking for candidates for next year's 2016-2017 AVID classes! AVID classes are available in 7th – 12th grade. Students must fill out an application, interview with our selection committee and be selected into the program before AVID can be added to their schedule.

**Current AVID students do not need to reapply.

Attention 6th grade Parents! AVID 2016-2017

Students who applied and Interviewed for AVID should have received a letter explaining if they were selected for AVID.

· Students who were accepted into the program, must return their acceptance letter and schedule slip to the counseling office by April 5th.

· If your student applied and interviewed and did not get a letter, please notify : Karyn.wynne@pisd.edu

· Student who are on the wait list will be notified by the beginning of the next school year if a spot opens up in that class.

· If your student did not apply, they may apply next year.

Attention 7th grade Parents!—AVID 8th GRADE 2016-2017

We currently have 3 classes of 7th grade AVID. Current AVID students do not need to reapply. New applicants who apply and interview, will be considered and added to the AVID class only if spots open up due to a student moving. At this time, all AVID students are returning to our class next year! We have an awesome group of students who are looking forward to another year together!

If you child already applied, they will be interviewed within the month of April.

SHEPTON AVID- 9th Grade 2016-2017

Shepton will come to Frankford the week of April 25th to interview and choose about 10-12 additional candidates for their 9th grade AVID class. Even though you’ve already done your four year plan, you can adjust your schedule if you interview and get chosen for AVID. IF chosen for AVID, you will get ½ credit Speech for taking AVID in your 9th grade year.

If accepted into AVID, your child will be able to add AVID to their schedule for next year and make sure they are registered for one or more honors classes.

How To Apply:

1) Fill out Complete Application Packet

*Application Form

*Written Interview

*Print Copy of this year’s grades for 1st,2nd,3rd and current sixth weeks.


For more information on AVID and to Apply:

Go to our Frankford Website http://k12.pisd.edu/frankford-middle-school
Choose Special Service link
Choose AVID


Questions about AVID? Please contact:
Frankford AVID Coordinator, Karyn Wynne
karyn.wynne@pisd.edu
469-752-5299

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PLANO ISD Bond Election Information

2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:

  • March 28 (Monday) - Williams High School (auditorium), 1717 17th Street, Plano, TX 75074
  • April 4 (Monday) - Clark High School (library), 523 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
  • April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.

Bond Proposal Resources

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

Plano West Summer Offerings

Summer Enrichment Programs @ Wilson (SIGS and Plano Arts)

Parents of students who received an invitation from their PACE teacher to attend the SIGS Program (grades 1-7) or from their Art teacher to attend the Plano Arts (PArts) Program (grades 5-7) – registration is currently underway and we look forward to your student joining us! The program will begin on Wednesday, June 8, and end Thursday, June 30 (Monday through Friday from 7:45-11:45). Registration details can be located on the invitation. The Wilson SIGS Staff look forward to seeing your child this summer!

COLLIN COLLEGE OFFERS SUMMER CAMPS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

March 16, 2016 – There is a little something for everyone this summer at Collin College. Middle and high school students interested in nursing, robotics, music or dance have a lot of options on campus as summer camps heat up. Here is the schedule of the camps sponsored by Collin College:

  • Nurse Camp
    Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15
    For students interested in getting an inside look at the nursing profession, Collin College is hosting its free Nurse Camp. Open to students between 8th -12th grades, participants will observe demonstrations and participate in simulations from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. Space is limited. Call Beth Kasprisin, clinical coordinator of nursing, at 972.548.6605 or email mkasprisin@collin.edu for more information.
  • Summer Robotics Camp
    Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23
    From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., participants will stimulate their minds and unleash creativity at the Summer Robotics Camp. Open to students between 7th - 10th grades, the camp will be held at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. Cost is $89 and includes three lunches. This camp is sponsored by the Collin College Robotics Club and the Engineering Department. Call Gena Martin at 972.377.1501 or email gsmartin@collin.edu for more information.
  • Collin Summer Dance Festival

Monday-Friday, July 11-15

The sixth annual Collin Summer Dance Festival features workshops in modern, ballet, jazz, pilates, musical theatre and hip-hop. Daily workshops are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the dance studio (room AA146) at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. Cost is $125. The Summer Dance Festival is for beginners or advanced dancers, 14 years old and up. Space is limited. Online registration is available at www.collin.edu/department/dance/summerdance.html Call Tiffanee Arnold, festival coordinator, at 972.881.5830 or email dance@collin.edu for more information.

  • All Girls Summer Robotics Camp
    Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21
    From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., girls get to design and build their own technological creation at the All Girls Summer Robotics Camp. Open to students between 7th - 10th grades, the camp will be held at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd in Frisco. Cost is $89 and includes three lunches. This camp is sponsored by the Collin College Robotics Club and the Engineering Department. Call Gena Martin at 972.377.1501 or email gsmartin@collin.edu for more information.

· Texas All-Star Jazz Camp

Monday-Friday, July 18-22

The Texas All-Star Jazz Camp features a flurry of daily workshops and rehearsals as musicians learn the world of big band jazz. Camp faculty includes top jazz musicians from around the country, who have played with big names such as Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, the Metroplexity Big Band and Woody Herman. This year’s special guest is NYC jazz and rock trombonist - Tom "Bones" Malone. Students must be at least 13 years old with at least one year of study on their instrument. All events will be at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Cost is $265 or $310 with lunch. For information and a PDF application, call Kris Berg, professor of jazz studies, at 972.881.5108 or email kberg@collin.edu .