April 20, 2015
Updated EOC Testing Dates
Correct EOC dates:
Algebra I-May 5
US History-May 7
(Dates have changed due to scheduling of AP exams)
*Algebra I EOC is only for first years who have not already earned Alg I credit in 8th grade.
Titan Robotics departs to St. Louis on Wednesday for world competition!
From PISD Food and Nutritional Services:
PLANO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SERVICES
6600 ALMA DRIVE, SUITE B, PLANO, TEXAS 75023
As the school year comes to a close, Food and Nutritional Services would like to thank you for your child’s participation in the National School Lunch Programs. We want to share the following important information regarding meal accounts:
Please ensure your child’s account is paid in full before the last day of school, June 5, 2015. As always, credit card payments can be made by using PayPAMS. To register, visit the following website for instructions: http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and- nutritional-services.
If your child has a remaining balance, it will be carried forward to next school year.
If your child transfers to another school within Plano ISD, the balance in your child’s
account will automatically be transferred to the new school.
If your child is leaving the district, you may request a refund or a transfer of funds to a sibling’s account. Requests for refunds or transfers should be communicated by phone to the Food and Nutritional Services Manager at your child’s school by June 4th, 2015 to be processed during the summer. The link to the Campus Food Service Contact list can be found at http://k12.pisd.edu/food-and-nutritional-services.
After June 4th, requests should be sent to Emma Ramos via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 469-752-5790 and will be processed in the fall.
We appreciate your ongoing support of our programs and hope you have a wonderful summer. Sincerely,
Plano Independent School District Food and Nutritional Services
Carter BloodCare Drive ~ please sign up!
Plano Academy (click here to sign up)
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1701 Alma Road
Carter BloodCare Bus in Parking Lot
Plano, TX 75075
You must be 17 or older to participate. 16-year old learners may participate if the parent is present at his/her sign-up time for authentic consent. For Blood Donor qualification guidelines and to find out more: carterbloodcare.org or call 1-800-366-2834.
2nd Years Update
The 1st Annual AcadeCon was a success! Attendees were asked to vote on video games they would purchase based on the concept design and sales pitch of the teams. Results from the Acadecon voting are listed below:
Best Actual Cosplay: Ben Friedman
Most Consistent Character Line-up: Luminous Studios
Best Gameplay: <p>Default<\p>
Most Awesome Story: Silver Cross
Most Professional Overall Theme: Ghost
Most Unique: Slayer
Fantastic Art (both concept and cosplay): BR0K3N PIXEL
Top Votes (Ubergroup): I.N.K. & <p>Default<\p>
Top Votes (Single Group): Flummox & Next Generation
Project X is underway! Learners were tasked to make a Rube Goldberg machine that would execute in their entry event. The driving question asks learners to consider, “What motives you to innovate?” During this final project learners will design an innovative product with consideration of using recycled or repurposed materials. They will produce a technical manual, corporate responsibility plan and a pitch to a panel of investors. Finally, they will repurpose any remaining materials in an aesthetic endeavor.
On April 21st learners will visit the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU and tour the campus. Please make sure your learner has submitted their permission slip to attend.
Cool News About Our Learners!
Third Year Titan Lauren Stockwell heads to Global DI Competition:
Lauren Stockwell and her team of fellow Plano students won third place at the recent Texas Destination Imagination Tournament. They qualified for the Global Tournament in May, where teams from 15 countries and 45 states will compete. DI is a non-profit organization centered on problem solving, innovation, and teamwork, available to students from K through University. Lauren shares how her Academy experience prepared her for this challenge. “The facilitators and learners here at the Academy have inspired and empowered me to be a better person and fierce competitor. I carry the skills we work on everyday like leadership, teamwork and creative problem solving to each and every competition. I hope to show the world how the Titan way of education truly rocks by bring home a trophy to the great state of Texas.”
Anyone interested in learning more about DI or how they can support Lauren during her Global adventure can visit the team Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1419019215073740/
Second Year Titan Sam Bellesa named Student Advisor for Plano Youth Leadership:
Since 1995, Plano Youth Leadership has empowered more than 550 local young people with the tools and confidence they need to make well-informed life choices and to position themselves as leaders in their communities. PYL is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing leadership training to 10th grade students living in the area served by the Plano Independent School District. 35 students are selected to participate in the year long program designed to broaden their leadership horizons. Sessions include fun, interactive monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics – from team building to volunteer opportunities to local government.
Each class selects two of its members to serve as Youth Advisory Members to the Board for a term of two (2) years immediately following graduation. The selection of the Youth Advisory Members by their classmates is made in the month of April, and Sam was chosen by his class as an outstanding leader and representative of AHS! These students’ leadership and feedback is invaluable to the success of the program.
If you have a story to share about a Titan's achievements beyond the learning spaces on campus, just email Principal Lynn Ojeda!
Gary Brubaker ~ Guildhall
We welcomed Gary Brubaker from SMU Guildhall who spoke about the gaming education program offered there in Friday's Titan Talk ~ a perfect topic following the 2nd years conclusion of Quantum Leap!
1st Years Academy Awards and Red Carpet Event
1st Years presented their modern interpretation of Shakespeare's works in movie trailers on Friday. The learners were dressed for the Red Carpet, and audience members voted on the films, too.
Spring Dance was a SUCCESS!
Applause to STUCO and all the volunteers who made the spring dance such a memorable event for our learners!
Gary Brubaker ~ Guildhall
1st Years Academy Awards and Red Carpet Event
Are you a member of the Alliance?
4/21 2nd Years visit SMU
4/22 Titan Robotics competitive team departs for International Competition in St. Louis, MO
4/22 Beverly Wheeler from University of Tulsa meets with 3rd years on College Essay Writing
4/23 Magic Tournament and Video Game Tournament
4/24 Video Game tournament
4/28 Carter Blood Drive
4/30 Four Square Tournament
5/1-5/2 Practice AP tests with Mr. Seay