East News Flash

April 12, 2019

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This East News Flash includes the following information:

  1. A Message About Prom and Graduation
  2. Prom
  3. New Official Twitter Page for Plano East
  4. Parent Survey
  5. Final Exam Exemption Guidelines
  6. Academy High School Makers Fair
  7. Baseball Feeder School Night
  8. Dazzler's Spring Show
  9. Scholarships
  10. Social Emotional Learning Engagement Series
  11. Senior Reunions

PTSA News- None

Booster Club News

General Announcements

Parents of seniors- With Saturday evening’s prom comes great excitement. Grand plans are made with every intention of making an evening of fun memories. While I am so proud of the responsible choices our students make each day, prom can present a unique set of challenges. I encourage you to visit with your soon–to-be-graduating senior about the importance of safety and continuing to make responsible choices on prom night. In an effort to insure safe and responsible behavior, the Plano East administration will take the following steps:

1. Require each senior attending prom to sign a pledge to not engage in any illegal behavior including consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs
2. Make use of the contraband and canine unit to insure seniors attending the prom are not in possession of alcohol or drugs
3. Ample supervision of the event with Plano East teachers and police department personnel

With your help, we look forward to sharing positive and endearing prom memories with you as we move closer to graduation.

Speaking of graduation- Please visit the Plano East website at https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/57 to read both the “Countdown to Graduation” document and the details regarding the Ford Center.

Plano East Senior High School Prom

April 13th @ Southfork Ranch from 9-midnight.

Tickets will be sold Saturday night at the dance. Tickets will be $50 and Plano East students will be allowed to purchase tickets. No guest tickets will be sold the night of the dance.

Students, don't forget to bring your ID for entrance into the dance.

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Plano East has a new official Twitter page. Follow the official Plano East Twitter @EastPanthers1.

Valued parents of students with disabilities, the special education program is exploring ways to increase communication, training and involvement opportunities for families of students with disabilities, and we need your input. I know that you are very busy working and taking care of your family, but I encourage you to give us your voice by answering the thirteen (13) questions in this survey. We value parent input and want to know how the special education program is doing towards meeting you and your child's needs. Please click the link below that corresponds to your language of preference and complete the survey by Friday, April 26th.


English Version


Spanish Translation


Arabic Translation


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Vietnamese Translation


Telugu Translation


Hindi Translation


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Final Exam Exemption Guidelines:

Academy High School Makers Fair
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Baseball Feeder School Night- Please join us as we welcome Eastside students from elementary through high school. Wear a Plano East shirt or your elementary, middle or high school shirt to get in free! Students will be recognized on the field prior to the game. $1 Hot Dog Night (one per student).
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The 2019 Dazzlers Spring Show "A Dream Within A Dream" will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 7 pm in the McMillen Cafetorium. Performing alongside the Dazzlers Drill Team will be the MHS Dance I and II classes and a handful of very special guests! This event is fun for the whole family and showcases the art of dance in a variety of exciting ways. We hope to see you there!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mcmillen-drill-team-18770781093

For questions please contact Cortney.davis@pisd.edu

Scholarships can be found on Naviance. Please check there regularly for scholarship


Boggess Elementary PTA Scholarship: https://boggesspta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/00139/Documents/2018-19/Scholarship/Boggess_Elementary_PTA_Scholarship_Application_2019.pdf

Miller Elementary Scholarship

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Mendenhall MJH Scholarship
Dooley Elementary Scholarship
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Robinson Elementary Scholarship
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Frankford Middle School PTA is offering a $500.00 to a graduating senior from Plano ISD. The graduating senior must have attended Frankford Middle School for all 3 years. Other requirements include a 2.5 GPA and must be attending college/university or technical institution in the summer/fall of 2019.

Hunt Scholarship
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Social Emotional Learning Engagement Series
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Senior Reunions

Dooley Elementary- April 25, 4:30-6 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Schell Elementary- May 7 at 4:30 in the library.

Hickey Elementary- May 9, 4:30—6:00 in the Hickey Elementary Library.

Hightower Senior Reunion- May 14, 2019, 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Hightower Library.

Hunt Elementary- May 15, 4:15-5:30 P.M. in the Hunt Library.

Matthews Elementary- May 16, 4-6 p.m. in the gym.

Booster Club News

IB Booster Club:

College Financial Aid Workshop:

Don't let finances dictate your college decision! Learn tips from a seasoned financial planner who can show you how to strategically afford college without bankrupting the kids and family.

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: PESH, IB Commons

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