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The Eagle Express is a weekly eNewsletter communication from Superintendent Dr. Watkins to help keep parents and community members abreast of upcoming events and accomplishments of Prosper ISD students and staff.

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Eagle Express ~ February 16, 2017

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Happy Long Weekend

Take advantage of this 4-day weekend to relax and spend some time together. Things sometimes get going so fast that we miss opportunities to connect. Stay safe and we will see you on Tuesday!
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2 Minute Drill

Please be sure to watch Dr. Watkins' important message to parents in this week's 2 Minute Drill

Click here
Prosper ISD Parenting Night

February 16th

Study Skills, Homework and School Success

PISD Counselors invite all parents to join them on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 pm in the PHS Auditorium. Guest speaker, Jen Sanchez, will coach parents on how to help their children with study skills, homework and school success.

Click here to learn more.
Gifted and Talented (GT) Referrals for Students in Grades 1st – 11th (who are not already identified)

Deadline March 23rd

The Prosper ISD GT program is designed to provide motivating, challenging experiences that will nurture the unique academic and social-emotional needs of gifted and talented students. Students whose data indicate the advanced program services are the most appropriate educational setting will be recommended for the gifted and talented program.

Students who are already identified and participating in our Prosper ISD Gifted and Talented program do not need to be referred. They will continue to receive GT services.

Students may be referred once every two years. If your child was not referred last year and you would like to refer him/her for GT placement consideration, the referral window for students in grades 1st – 11th is March 3 – 23rd. Referrals must be completed through Infosnap. The link will be live beginning on March 3rd and will be posted on the Gifted and Talented referral webpage:
http://sww.prosper-isd.net/Page/13671

Click here for additional information

Referrals must be completed by Thursday, March 23 at 3:00pm. Late referrals are not accepted.

Hughes Helping Hands

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Senior Citizen Service Project
Would you, or someone you know, like some help in the yard this spring? In honor of our school's namesake, the students, families, and faculty of Jim and Betty Hughes Elementary will be offering the following services to senior citizens in our community on Saturday, April 22nd.

~ Shrub Trimming
~ Lawn Mowing
~ Flower Beds Mulched
~ Planting of Annuals in Flower Beds

If you would like to sign up or to learn more, please contact Hughes Elementary at 469-219-2230 or email jpburfitt@prosper-isd.net.

Incoming 6th-8th Grade Parent Info Night

February 21st

Rogers and Reynolds will be hosting a 5th moving to 6th grade Parent/Course Information Night from 6:00-6:45 pm. Following this meeting will be an Elective Expo from 6:45-7:30 pm where students will be able to learn more about the elective offerings at Rogers and Reynolds in grades 6th-8th for the 2017-2018 school year. Following the Expo there will be an incoming 7th and 8th Parent/Course Information Night from 7:30-8:15 pm. Please attend your child's zoned campus for 2017.

Save the Date: May 16th
Rogers and Reynolds 5th to 6th Grade Tour Night
Parents and students, please join us at your zoned campus (Rogers or Reynolds) for a tour of the school.

Dual Language Focus Meeting

February 23rd

Save the Dates for the remaining DL Focus Meetings. Please plan on attending one or all meetings.

When?
February 23, 2017
May 4, 2017

Where?
Prosper ISD Board Room

Time?
6:00 p.m.

Who’s invited?
Parents, teachers, administrators & students

“Dual Language” Grupo de Enfoque

el 23 de febrero

¡Las fechas están planeadas para las juntas de grupo de enfoque! Puede asistir a una o todas las fechas.

¿Cuándo?
el 23 de febrero, 2017
el 4 de mayo, 2017

¿Dónde?
El salón de juntas de Prosper ISD

¿Hora?
6:00 p.m.

¿Quiénes están invitados?
Padres, maestros, directores y estudiantes.

Come Try the Band and Orchestra Instruments

February 25th

Attention 5th Graders! Now is the time to join the ROGERS MS Band or Orchestra!

Come try all the BAND or ORCHESTRA Instruments on Saturday February, 25th at Rogers Middle School. Meet with the band or orchestra directors to find out which instrument fits you best. Instruments are on a first come first served basis so try-out times fill up fast! Don’t miss on this exciting opportunity for 5th graders!

Click here to sign-up for a time to try the BAND instruments.

Click here to sign-up for a time to try the ORCHESTRA instruments.

AP Tests Available for Students Not Taking an AP Class

Deadline: March 1st

If your child is interested in taking an AP Test in which they are NOT taking an AP class, please have them see Ms. Vinson in the PHS Counseling Office to sign up.

The cost of each test is $93.

Please make checks payable to Prosper High School.

Deadline to Sign-Up is March 1st.

Interested in being a PHS Cheerleader or Mascot?

Deadline to apply:
March 14th at 4:00 pm


All students interested in trying out for 2017-2018 PHS cheerleader or mascot need to apply by March 14th at 4:00 pm. Click here to download an application and tryout packet.

Tryouts will be held March 31st at 4:00 pm. If you have any questions, please email Julie Brantley at jjbrantley@prosper-isd.net.

Prosper Eagle 5K and Fun Run

March 18th

The 3rd Annual Prosper Eagle 5K and Fun Run will take place on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, at Rogers Middle School in Prosper, TX. Come out and join in on the fun. Click here if you are interested in participating or would like more information. The cost of the registration will include a t-shirt and chip timer for those participating in the 5k race.

All funds raised from both events will go towards the Rogers' PTO. In addition, there will also be an Eagle Marketplace going on during this time. Click here if you have a business or organization that would like to have a booth.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact JR DeLaney at jrdelaney@outlook.com.

Dual Language Parent Meeting for Incoming Fall 2017 Kinder Students

March 14th & 23rd

If you are interested in enrolling your incoming Kindergartener in Prosper ISD’s Two-Way Dual Language Program, please plan on attending one of the following required informational meetings:

Rucker Elementary
402 South Craig Road , Prosper TX, 75078

Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, March 23rd 6:00-7:00 PM

Questions? Please contact:
Mrs. Melissa Gassman, Director of Dual Language, LOTE & ESL
imgassman@prosper-isd.net
469-219-2034
Eagle Spotlight



Elementary Students compete at District UIL Competition


Congratulations to the 390 students from across the District that competed in this year's District UIL competition. Each of the students represented their campus well as they competed in one of many categories available to each grade level.

Please click here to view the individual results



PHS Students become National Merit Finalists


Congratulations to Svaksha Iyengar, Erin Heidrick, and Alexis Vu on being awarded National Merit Finalists.




Eagle Wrestlers 3rd at Districts – Advance 13 to Regionals!


The PHS Wrestling Teams competed at the District 8-5A Tournament this past weekend at Prosper High School. Both the men’s and women’s teams placed 3rd overall out of 12 schools. The Eagles crowned 4 district champions: Alyssa Alvarez, Tommy Flaherty, James Wujek, and Tristan Baugher. Other placers for the men’s team were Kevin Jackson (3rd), Caden Mills (3rd), Igor Costa (4th), Caleb Redman (4th), Alex Varela (5th), Christian Centrella (6th) and Rylan Bonds (6th). Other placers for the women’s team were Cristiana Williams (2nd), Alyssa Hall (2nd), Larissa Flores (3rd), JJ Baugher (3rd), and CeCe Adams (4th). The Regional qualifiers will be in action this Friday and Saturday at Wakeland High School. Wrestling starts at 9:30 am on both days.

PHS Anglers Finish 2nd at Lake Texoma

Prosper anglers, Cole Turner and Kiel Couturier, finished 2nd out of 365 teams this past weekend at Lake Texoma. They weighed in their highest bag ever—17.46 lbs. One of Cole Turner’s bass, weighing 5.22 lbs., was the second largest fish weighed in. This team is now ranked 5th out of 345 teams in the Texas High School Bass Association’s West division. They have one more tournament, Lake Whitney, before heading to the Regional Championship. Turner and Couturier have won almost $2,000 in college scholarships for their competitive fishing efforts.
AlphaBEST Explorations

Enrichment workshops that inspire young learners to explore the possibilities and discover new interests!

All Prosper ISD students K-5th are welcome
Camp Dates: June 12th - 16th
Camp Times: 9AM - 12PM or 1PM - 4PM
Register today at www.alphabestexplorations.com

Registration Closes May 19th

Questions?: Kasi Webster or call 972-668-0640

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Camp Invention

Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! This summer’s all-new curriculum allows children in 1st (just finished kindergarten) through 6th  grade to experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that will launch your child’s imagination. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.

Click here for more information

Community News Page

This page is a listing of many upcoming activities hosted by local groups and organizations. It is updated on a regular basis. Click here to view upcoming events.

GhanaProsper ~ Prosper Primary School

Kids Prosper Kids is a non-profit that began as a desire in Prosper students’ hearts to go beyond their city limits and provide education and relief to vulnerable children around the world. After our community raised $20,000 in just 4 weeks for Prosper Primary in Yeji, Ghana, students decided they wanted to do more! Join KPK and their mission to build, operate and sustain Prosper Life Academy in Kumasi, Ghana, a private school serving at-risk children, as well as previously trafficked children in West Africa. Be a part of this rich cross-cultural experience and change history for kids in Ghana and Prosper! Visit kidsprosperkids.org to donate and get involved.

Upcoming KPK Fundraising Events:
Friday, Feb 24, Cotton Gin Give Back Day, 7am-8pm

Monday, Feb 27, Chefs On Scene Give Back Day, mention KPK, 5pm-close

Saturday, April 1, Color Splash ~A Run For Ghana~
Details and to Register click here
It's Time Texas Community Challenge

Prosper reigns as the 2016 champion of the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, a 12-week statewide competition.

Let's join together with the Town of Prosper to bring home the trophy, the bragging rights and $1,800 for PISD.

Follow these steps to join Mayor Smith and Team Prosper!
Step 1: Register for the It's Time Texas Community Challenge on (or after) January 9th to earn 1,000 points. Click here to register.

Step 2: Earn points daily by tracking physical activity and uploading selfies. Additional ways are listed on the website.

Step 3: Keep it going through March 31st.

Questions can be directed to Prosper Parks & Recreation at 972-569-1160
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Upcoming Events


February 17th
Professional Development / Student Holiday

February 20th
School Holiday ~ Presidents' Day
No School

PISD School Board Meeting
7:00 PM ~ PISD Admin Board Room


February 21st
Rogers / Reynolds Parent Information Night
6:00-6:45 PM ~ Parents of 5th graders (moving into 6th)
6:45-7:30 PM ~ Elective Expo
7:30-8:15 PM ~ Parents of 6th & 7th graders (moving into 7th & 8th)

March 6th - 10th
Spring Break

March 14th & 23rd
Dual Language Parent Meeting for Incoming Fall 2017
Kinder Students
6:00-7:00 PM ~ Rucker


June 3rd
Class of 2017 Graduation
10:00 AM ~ Prestonwood Baptist Church


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Prosper Independent School District
605 East Seventh Street, Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: 469-219-2000
Email: communications@prosper-isd.net
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