School Notes May 7-13

by | May 7, 2015 | Education

Boggess Elementary School

The Bike Rodeo and Family Picnic Island Style is scheduled for Thursday, May 7. The bike rodeo is schedule for 5:30-7 p.m. in the teachers parking lot and the PTA meeting to kick off the picnic will begin at 6 p.m. This year drinks and catered picnics from Central Market will be offered for purchase. For more information, contact Amy Hemphill at [email protected] or Susan Means at [email protected]

Spirit wear is on clearance will all items under $5. A sale table will be set up at the family picnic Thursday, May 7.

PTA is in need of field day volunteers for Friday, May 29. The morning shift for kindergarten second grade students is scheduled for 8:30-11 a.m. and the afternoon shift for third through fifth graders is scheduled for noon-2:30 p.m. To sign up, visit boggesspta.membershiptoolkit.com/home.

Parents are asked to get involved in their children’s education by participating in a parental engagement survey. The survey will help the school to understand some ways in which parents are engaged in the education of their child. To take the survey, visit formscreator.pisd.edu/FormHandler/ParentalEngagementPISD.aspx.

Panther Preschool at Plano East Senior High School is now enrolling for the 2015-’16 school year. Students must be 3-4 years of age and potty trained. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. two or four days a week. Certified teachers, assisted by high school students, will focus on growth and development physically, emotionally, socially and in intellectual areas.  For more information, visit elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0145_48_PESH_Preschool.pdf.

Registration is underway for the Plano Enrichment Program. The PEP I program offers a variety of enrichment as well as review courses for kindergarten to fifth grade students including STEM, art, acting and sports classes. The program is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 15-July 9 at Memorial Elementary School and Bowman Middle School. Tuition is $150 for one two-hour course or $300 for the half-day program consisting of two courses. Free PISD school bus transportation is provided. For more information, visit pisd.edu/summerschool or call 469-752-8003.

Hunt Elementary School

The International Fair is slated for 7:45-10:35 a.m. and 11:55-2:35 p.m. Friday, May 22. Families and students will share their heritage with the community. The fair will feature parent-sponsored stations, demonstrations and displays from around the world. To participate, fill out the flyer at elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0145_68_International_Fair.pdf and return by Friday, May 8.

The deadline for payment or picture return of class photos is Tuesday, May 15.

Murphy Middle School

The Plano East soccer booster will host their second annual golf tournament Thursday, May 7 at the Woodbridge Golf Course in Wylie. For more information, visit panthersopen.com.

The Plano East Senior High School football booster club will sponsor Friday Night Lights, the 2015 spring showcase May 15 at Kimbrough Stadium. Tickets are available now at planoeastfootball.com. For more information, email the booster club at [email protected].

Panther Preschool at Plano East Senior High School is now enrolling for the 2015-’16 school year. Students must be 3-4 years of age and potty trained. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. two or four days a week. Certified teachers, assisted by high school students, will focus on growth and development physically, emotionally, socially and in intellectual areas.  For more information, visit elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0145_48_PESH_Preschool.pdf.

McMillen High School

The Plano East Senior High volleyball booster club will host their second annual Grass Bash starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30. Teams should consist of at least four East side students or alumni. Completed forms are due to Coach Mabbott Friday, May 8.

0 Comments

Related News

WISD approves plan for virtual learning

WISD approves plan for virtual learning

Wylie ISD parents wishing to have their children receive instruction online may apply for a spot in the district’s newly formed Virtual Learning Academy.  The Wylie ISD board approved a temporary virtual learning option Aug. 31 during a special meeting. VLA is...

read more
Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Whitt Elementary School fourth-grade math teacher Mad­ison Shattuck missed the con­ventional rhythms of classroom instruction last year. “Excited is mainly what I am,” she said about the return to normal classroom teaching this year, when teachers will have classes in...

read more
Four teachers take different paths to classroom

Four teachers take different paths to classroom

Tim Shelby left his work in retail – a national grocery chain and two pharmacy stores – to enter the teaching ranks. But while new teachers in Wylie ISD fall normally in the Millennial and Generation Z demographic, Shelby, at 63, is easily a generation removed. For...

read more
Free meals provided for students this year

Free meals provided for students this year

There’s still no such thing as a free lunch, even if students don’t have to pony up any money at the cafeteria this year. The United States Department of Agriculture has issued extended waivers that will allow schools to offer free meals – breakfast and lunch – to all...

read more
Students learn valuable skills from national group

Students learn valuable skills from national group

Camryn Shupe considered herself lacking a certain charac­teristic before her involvement with SkillsUSA. That trait — confidence — has grown since she started with the national organization that seeks to help secondary school and college students build per­sonal and...

read more
Wylie ISD to target math instruction

Wylie ISD to target math instruction

Wylie ISD will receive mil­lions of dollars from the last stimulus package, with some of that money targeted to help increase school district math testing scores. Drops in WISD math scores on the STAAR from 2019 to 2021 could be seen especially in grades five through...

read more
Educator looks back with fondness on career

Educator looks back with fondness on career

When longtime teachers leave the profession, many if not all leave with lasting mem­ories. For Wylie High School re­tiree Teri Harrington, who re­tired at the end of the 2020-21 school year, those 23 years of memories came inside and out­side the classroom. Harrington...

read more