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Eagle Express - February 10th

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Thank You to Mr. Wright for five years of dedicated service to the students and families of Prosper. The PHS campus culture is truly second to none and the envy of high schools across the state. PHS “rumbled” its way to many firsts during your tenure that will not be soon forgotten. We sincerely thank you and wish you all the best in your retirement back to East Texas.
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2 Minute Drill

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Highlights:
100th Day of School
Counselor Appreciation Week
Shout out to the Swim Team
Shout out to students that competed at VASE
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.
Dual Language Parent Meeting for Incoming Fall 2017 Kindergarten 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
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.

8th Annual Valentine's Day Flower Sale
PHS Floral

Jan. 31 - Feb. 10th

When:
January 31st - February 10th or until sold out

Where:
Sold online ~ click here to order
Items will not be posted until Tuesday, January 31st

Items to be sold:
Candy Bouquets, Candy Grahams, Carnation design in heart vases, Assorted Tulip Vase Design, and Dozen Roses

Delivered only to PISD campuses on Tuesday, February 14th

All sales help the PHS floral program, raise funds for scholarship opportunities for the floral certification exam, and future learning opportunities in the classroom.

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.

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.
Eagle Spotlight


PHS Art Students Advance to State


Saturday, February 4, Prosper High School took 177 artworks to compete in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, also known as VASE. The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. Events are divided into TEA regions. Prosper is in Region 10, which is so large that it is divided into sub-regions. The region 10N event took place at Independence High School in Frisco ISD. Works are divided into four divisions based on the artistic experience of the artist. Artists only compete against other artists in the same division. Over 26,000 students in Texas participate in VASE each year.

Nine of our Prosper ISD students will be representing Region 10N at the state competition in April. Those students are Roberta Garst, Melea Hankey, Diem-Tho Le, Aubrey McCurry, Jack Robnett, Bethany Schroeder, Kealan Watson, under the direction of Judy Seay and Madison Woodard, Megan Petroskey under the direction of Gina Mock.

Click here for more information regarding the competition and to view the individual results.
PHS Swim Girl's Team Takes 1st at Region Championship Meet

Congratulations to the Prosper swim girls' team who took 1st at the region 2- 5A championship meet! The boys' team placed 5th overall among 25 teams and had many best times and fantastic swims. They represented Prosper ISD exceptionally well!

The following swimmers are now STATE BOUND- which will take place at the Lee and Joe Jamail Natatorium in Austin, TX on February 17th and 18th

State bound swimmers:

Zachary Wachter (100fly)
Hope Jestes (500 free, 200free, 400 free relay, 200 free relay)
Taylor Malin (500 free, 400 free relay)
Tori Evans (200 free relay)
Jordan Wendt (200 free relay, 400 free relay)
Melissa Hailey (200 free relay)
Ana Hernandez Flores (400 free relay)

Click here to view highlights from the Region meet


Fun Day of Learning for 26 Suzuki Students


Suzuki students from Windsong Ranch Elementary and their families participated in a day of Suzuki learning in Greenville, Texas on Saturday. Teachers and students from all over the nation attended Saturday's event. The students participated in Suzuki group classes and private lessons along with fun electives like fiddling, improvisation, and art, with a concert at the end of the day.
PHS Choir Students Headed to State

PHS choir students performed beautifully at Saturday's UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition. Twenty six events will be headed to Austin for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble competition. Congratulations!

Click here for individual results
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

Our Prosper Village is uniting with the Village of Achiavekope in Ghana Africa that in 50 years has never had a school, clean water, or electricity.

Our community has graciously jumped on board to build “Prosper Primary School”, two water wells, apartments for the teachers and staff and provide solar panels so the school and village can have electricity. We have already raised over $20,000 and have committed to help them “prosper” by providing these basic necessities to help empower their village.

Come hear all about the Ghana Prosper Primary school at one of the Community Information Meetings. There will also be an opportunity to lend your support by attending the Color Splash Run on April 1st.

Community Information Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 12th ~ 2:30-5:00 PM at Cotton Gin Cafe

Color Splash Run for Ghana
Saturday, April 1st
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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