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Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Seeks Parent and Community Feedback

Dear Parents,

The Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, assembled by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees in August, is hosting a public hearing to gather community input as they evaluate district needs with regard to a possible bond initiative. I encourage our parent community to attend this public forum, as this will be your opportunity to provide feedback or ask questions related to the committee’s work of reviewing enrollment trends and projections, as well as establishing construction, renovation and technology needs. The hearing will be hosted as follows:

Facilities and Technology Study Task Force Public Hearing
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Plano Senior High School Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center
2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

Speaker cards will be required from all who wish to speak at the hearing and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. through the end of the meeting.

Additional opportunities for input are available at the regular school board meetings scheduled for January 12 and February 2, 2016, and via district e-mail at askpisd@pisd.edu. For more information on the work of the Facilities and Technology Study Task Force, please visit the Plano ISD website at:http://www.pisd.edu/news/2016bond/index.shtml.

Academy Titans Graduate from Plano Police Youth Academy!

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Carter Bloodcare Drive

Follow this link to sign up as a blood donor on Friday, December 18th from 8:00 - 2:00 pm:

There are only 40 spots available. For learners who are 16 and want to participate, the Spartan Club and Nurse Adams have parent permission forms available.


1st Year E-News

By Alexander Gonzalez

The first years have been getting back into the groove of working on their project, A League of Our Own, getting used to the groups they picked based on an anonymous draft, and also by learning Need to Knows about the project. Based on previous evaluations, top ranked groups were the first to pick the country that they will represent in the final competition in February. The competition itself is one where teams must build a device that launches a tennis ball down a football field. The team with the most points wins. The first years are eager to see how this project turns out!

3rd Year E-News

By David Yang

For the K’Ching presentation, 3rd years will be presenting their commercial products to the general public at the “Academy Mall” on December 8th. We will try to make this presentation as fun as possible by playing music and adding the buying and selling aspect of real stores. Parents, and people of the community, we invite you to this amazing holiday extravaganza. You are more than welcome to bring friends and family. We have worked very hard and can not wait to present to your our fantastic ideas! The more people the better!

You’re Invited!

What: K’Ching Presentation

Who: AHS Third Years

When: December 8th, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Academy High School

1701 Alma Dr.

Plano, TX

Grand Opening this Tuesday!

Just in time for the holidays, the third years at the Plano Academy High School would like to present the opening of their businesses at the Academy "Mall." We will make this an experience in free enterprise complete with fun, music, and of course, the buying and selling of products! Everyone is welcome, so bring your family and friends. We will have various activities to keep the little ones occupied while you peruse the wares presented by the Titan Third Years. You will be given purchasing power in the form of our very own Titan-created currency. So come on out for a night of family fun and show your support for our third years!

Link to invitation for sharing: https://www.smore.com/vdx9t-k-ching-holiday-extravaganza

4th Year E-News

By Rachel Varnell

Hardworking learners are finishing up their plans for the construction of a new multi-use space to occupy the current Collin Creek Mall area, as it is undergoing foreclosure. Each group is tasked with making a small model that will be presented at City Hall on January 19th. Lighter amounts of seminars towards the end of the project allow learners time to work on individual and group deliverables, and efforts finally coming together. Parents may be invited on January 19th at the City Hall to come and ask questions about the development of the Collin Creek area we’ve proposed. Unfortunately, it is currently uncertain whether or not parents will be able to attend these presentations, but we are hopeful. So learners, good luck with the end of your project!

Graduation Announcements ~ Last Chance with Jostens!

For those who wish to order graduation announcements from our preferred vendor, Jostens, you may still do so as ordering has been extended until tomorrow, 12/5. For those who wish to order announcements from another source, here's a reminder of our event details:

Plano ISD Academy High School Graduation

Friday, June 3, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Plano Senior High School Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center
2200 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

Tickets Sales have been extended for Six Flags next weekend! Buy your tickets next week!

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Titan Talk, Dec. 11th

Ron DeLap, LeTourneau University

Dean of Engineering and Technology


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan. (1994) MSEE Michigan Technological University 1986
  • BSEE Michigan Technological University 1983 University Faculty Since 2011


  • 2011-present, Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology, LeTourneau University
  • 2010-2011: Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Economic Development, Lake Superior State University.
  • 2008-2010: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, LSSU
  • 2007-2008: Systems Engineer, Delphi Automotive.
  • 2004-2007: Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, Saginaw Valley State University.
  • 2005-2007: High school teacher, Calvary Baptist Academy, Midland, Michigan.
  • 2002-2003: High school math/science teacher in the Dominican Republic
  • 1986-2002: Electrical Engineer, USAF.

Save the Date! 1st Years' Academy Tailgate Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 6th

Clark Stadium

11:00 Tailgate and PTSA chili cook-off

11:45 All first years must arrive by this time

12:00 Competition begins

4:00 Competition and Clean-up complete

There will be an RSVP shared with first year parents for planning purposes after winter break.