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Prosper Independent School District
MESSAGE from Dr. Watkins
Growing in NUMBER
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Growing in SIZE
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Dear Parents & Community,
Sincerely, Drew Watkins, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
MESSAGE FROM DR. WATKINS
The year 2016 has been an exciting year realizing our greatest growth to date with enrollment exceeding 10,000 students. We opened two new elementary schools (Jim and Betty Hughes Elementary and Windsong Ranch Elementary) while reconfiguring our middle grades to establish two separate 6-8 campuses (Rogers and Reynolds). This growth in the student population has resulted in employing a dedicated staff of over 1,200 employees equipped, trained, and prepared to best serve our students. Our student enrollment is still on a sharp incline trajectory projecting about 19,000 students by 2020. As a result, by the summer of 2017 we will begin Middle School #3 and possibly Elementary #8. Additional capital projects include a new stadium to serve all high schools and a natatorium with High School #2 on the horizon. This growth could cripple a lesser community, but the unwavering commitment of our school board coupled with continued support from our amazing community will always set us up for success. I am honored to serve this great community â€“ WE ARE PROSPER!
Daniel Jones President
Jim Bridges Vice President
Mary Lou Smith Secretary
Michelle McBride Board Member
Mays Davenport Board Member
We are very fortunate to have a school board that is supportive and focused on making sure the students and staff have what they need to ensure the students grow throughout their educational journey at Prosper ISD.
Debra Smith Board Member
Jana Thomson Board Member
Dr. Drew Watkins Superintendent
MISSION: The Mission of Prosper Independent School District is to develop and graduate motivated, academically prepared individuals with the strength of character to make contributions to a rapidly changing society through an educational system that maintains high expectations, provides quality instruction, and establishes a safe, orderly, learning environment in the community that lives its name.
SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION
Central Administration Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations Dr. Michael Goddard
Director of Business & Finance
Director of Human Resources
Director of Technology Network Services
Director of Transportation & Security
Prosper ISD Police Chief
Director of Maintenance & Operations
Director of Athletics
Coordinator of PEIMS
District Communications Specialist
Chief Chad Vessels
Human Resources Coordinator
Director of Technology Support
Central Administration Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Holly Ferguson
Director of Special Education
Director of Advanced Academics
Director of Program Evaluation & Info Services
Director of ESL, Bilingual & LOTE
Director of Career & Technical Education
Instructional Media Coordinator
Student Services & Special Programs Specialist
Dr. Blair Hickey
Dr. Karen Kidd
Coordinator of Special Education Ron Caldwell
GROWING IN NUMBER
Ethnicity Native Hawaiian American Indian Two or More Races Asian African American
School December 2016 Enrollment 689 BAKER (K-5) 855 COCKRELL (K-5) 802 FOLSOM (K-5) 721 HUGHES (K-5) 868 LIGHT FARMS (PK-5) 722 RUCKER (K-5) 527 WINDSONG RANCH (PK-5) 1,241 ROGERS (6-8) 1,150 REYNOLDS (6-8) 2,532 PHS (9-12) ELEMENTARY
.03% .22% 6.22% 5.48% 7.37% 13.49% 67.18%
ELEMENTARY ELEMENTARY ELEMENTARY ELEMENTARY ELEMENTARY ELEMENTARY
MIDDLE SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL
Other Operating Contracted Costs Services 7.5% Supplies 2.1% Debt 3.7% Payment 1.2% Chapter 41 0.0% Capital Projects 3.3%
2016 - 2017 Financial Data Projections Total Property Valuation
$ 54,800,000 $ 31,000,000 $ 85,800,000
Operating Fund Appropriations Salary & Benefits Other Expenses Total
$ 56,680,000 $ 29,020,000 $ 85,700,000
$1.82 $1.95 $1.97 $1.80 $1.67 $1.67 $1.65 $1.63 $1.67 $1.67 $1.67 $1.67 $1.67 $1.67
PROSPER ISD Tax Rate History
Operating Fund Local Funds State Fund Total
Instruction Related 9.5%
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2015-2016 Expenditures by Code
2015-2016 Expenditures by Function Maintenance 13.2%
Administration 2.6% Debt Service 1.2%
BOND PROGRAM Project
Schedules for most of the bond projects are contingent upon the ability to sell bonds. Construction planning and land acquisition is continuing; however, interest rates and timing of improvements in the market will determine the actual bond expenditures and timeline.
Estimated Date of Completion
*determined by growth and bonding capacity
Projected District Enrollment
Support Services Facility and Transportation Center
Opened in 2008
Prosper ISD assumed its own transportation services including purchasing a fleet of propane powered, seat belt-equipped buses
New Prosper HS (9th -12th Grade)
Opened in 2009
Built with empty classroom wings inside to accommodate future growth
Cynthia Cockrell Elementary
Opened in 2012
Built with similar floor plan of Baker and Folsom
Transportation Facility Expansion
Opened in 2012
Built to add fueling stations & additional parking spaces for more buses
Elementary School #5
Opened in 2015
Elementary School #6 and #7
Opened in 2016
Windsong Ranch (W) and Hughes (S)*
NO SCHOOLS SCHEDULED DUE TO UNCERTAINTY WITH STATE FUNDING
Middle School #3
To Open 2018
Elementary School #8
To Open 2018
To Open 2019
Will Serve All Prosper ISD high schools
To Open 2019
Will Serve Prosper HS & HS #2
High School #2
To Open 2020
Will continue to follow 5A model
Instructional Support Center
Other Significant Items:
*(N,S,W,E) indicates which quadrant of PISD.
Serving All Prosper ISD: Staff Development Center Central Administration Offices
Serving All Prosper ISD: School Site Acquisition Technology Purchases Capital Improvements to Existing Facilities
GROWING IN SIZE
Light Farms Elementary
Prosper ISD District Boundaries
Prosper High School Cockrell Elementary
Reynolds Middle School
Windsong Ranch Elementary
Rogers Middle School 2016
Future School Sites
1 Elementary 1 Middle School 1 High School
2 Elementary 1 Middle School 1 High School
Today 7 Elementary 2 Middle School 1 High School
45,000 At build-out, Prosper ISD will have approximately 45,000 students and will be served by 20 - 25 elementary schools, 11 - 13 middle schools, and 5 - 6 high schools.
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There are many opportunities for students at Baker to grow individually and as a leader:
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KRISTEN PATTERSON
Student Ambassadors Running / Mileage Club Choir Art Club Honor Club Honor Choir Makerspace UIL
SUPER STUDENTS LEARN
Baker Elementary....where SUPER students learn! Student growth is more than just test scores and can be seen in all areas of development, from specials to coursework. With this in mind, Baker is focused on helping students grow in all areas of their learning.
There are many opportunities for students at Cockrell to grow individually and as a leader:
Student Ambassadors Champion Patrol Coding Genius Hour Honor Choir Broadcast Makerspace UIL
SETTING THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS
At Cockrell they are â€œSetting the Stage for Success.â€? They are encouraging students to be innovative and to think outside the box by providing opportunities where students have the ability to explore their passions. These opportunities not only teach students how to help themselves, but to help make the world a better place.
Folsom Elementary At Folsom Elementary they remain Fierce and Focused on student learning by providing the best learning experiences for each student. They help students grow by meeting the individual needs of the student. Students are encouraged to take risks and lead their class or grade level in creative and critical thinking.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SHELLY SPEARS
PRINCIPAL LAINE JONES
Student Reporters & Photographers Makerspace Art Club Student Tweeters Broadcast Crew Safety Patrol Student Ambassadors UIL
FIERCE & FOCUSED
There are many opportunities for students at Folsom to grow individually and as a leader:
Hughes Elementary At Hughes Elementary they have HEART (Hardworking, Ever-growing, Accountable, Respectful, Thinkers) and want students to Dream Big. They want to instill in students that they can become anything they dream. Any goal they set, they can reach. Each day is a new day to make progress towards that goal or dream.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL STEPHANIE GONZALES
UIL Student Council Safety Patrol Makerspace Broadcast Art Club Coding Club Math Olympiad
HUGHES HAS HEART
There are many opportunities for students at Hughes to grow individually and as a leader:
Light Farms Elementary At Light Farms Elementary they continue to SHINE in all that they say and do. The students go above and beyond for their classmates and community. They are always seeking new opportunities to extend the learning beyond the classroom setting.
Student Council Choir Coding Club Engineering 2 Club UIL Legacy Readers After School Art Workshops Math Olympiad ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HALEY STELLY
LIGHT FARMS SHINES
There are many opportunities for students at Light Farms to grow individually and as a leader:
There are many opportunities for students at Rucker to grow individually and as a leader:
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL ADAN RAMMOS
Principal Advisory Committee UIL REACH Team Safety Patrol Broadcast Student Council Honor Choir Makerspace
RUCKER ROCKS THE HELM
Rucker Rocks the Helm! The anchor symbolizes rich tradition that is grounded in keeping the main thing, the main thing. Knowing every child and every need is essential to helping the student take ownership of their learning, their strengths, and their goals. They desire to grow all of their students and to support them so they can reach their full potential.
Windsong Ranch Elementary At Windsong Ranch they are Windsong STRONG (Striving Together to Reach Our Next Level of Greatness). Each student is an individual and has different needs, therefore, meeting the student where they are is important to extending their learning. This in turn will help the student be successful.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL ALISSA ANDREWS
Honor Choir UIL Safety Patrol 100 Mile Club STRONG Team Broadcast Reading Buddies Suzuki Strings
There are many opportunities for students at Windsong to grow individually and as a leader:
Rogers Middle School At Rogers they are “Leaving a Legacy.” They challenge their students to be positive leaders who are setting high standards in academics, behavior, and in extra-curricular areas for those that will follow in their footsteps.
30+ elective options Morning and Afternoon Specials Interest Clubs Student Council National Junior Honor Society REACH team
DEAN OF INSTRUCTION SHANEL ROBINSON
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS NICHOLAS JONES ASHLEY GANNON
PRINCIPAL TODD SHIRLEY
LEAVING A LEGACY
There are many opportunities for students at Rogers to grow individually and as a leader:
Reynolds Middle School “Stand Out - Fit In.” Don’t be afraid to be who you are and join us as we strive for excellence. As the district continues to grow, it is important for students and teachers to feel part of a team. Students are teamed in a cross-curricular fashion that allows teachers from multiple subjects to share the same students.
STAND OUT - FIT IN
There are many opportunities for students at Reynolds to grow individually and as a leader:
Student Organizations: NJHS, Eagle Darlings, Student Council, and Cheer Eagle Leadership College & Career Explorations Athletics Fine Arts Organizations
PRINCIPAL GREG BRADLEY
DEAN OF INSTRUCTION
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS JUSTIN GOLDSMITH CINDY ZUKOWSKI
Prosper High School
DEAN OF INSTRUCTION
“WE ARE PROSPER! WE ARE ONE!” We are one campus, one school, one community, and support one another in all endeavors. There are many opportunities for students at PHS to grow individually and as a leader: National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society, Interact Club, Student Council, Spirit Leadership, and the Student Mentor program to name a few. PHS also has a Championship Academic UIL Program that offers students the opportunity to compete in over 20 different areas of interest ranging from Accounting to Debate.
WE ARE PROSPER! WE ARE ONE!
DEAN OF INSTRUCTION
District Alternative Education Placement
“Redefine”: At the Prosper ISD Alternative Campus, we have incorporated the novel “One Word” into our program to guide students in redefining the purpose for their life. Students are encouraged to determine one word that will allow them to grow in an aspect of their life, such as a focus on their own personal behavior or improving their interactions with friends or family.
This study springboards us into getting students to understand that a placement at the Alternative Campus is an opportunity for students to redefine themselves rather than continuing to define themselves by their past decisions.
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AVERAGE SAT SCORES 1394
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PERFORMANCE TASK SHOWCASE
We host two Performance Task Showcases of Learning each year that involve students throughout the district from elementary to secondary. During the showcase the students present their products and performances that stem from the authentic, real world applications/tasks presented to them by their teachers in class.
The design of the performance task showcases this year was to highlight the areas of ELAR, science, and STEM with a heavier emphasis on technology usage and the different mediums that students have to choose from to highlight their talents and thinking. This approach enables the student to be creative and to think outside the box.
AP & DUAL CREDIT ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Prosper ISD proudly offers its students a wide array of Advanced Placement courses. Students enrolled in AP courses experience rigorous coursework in subjects they want to explore in more depth while ensuring they are competitive and successful in college.
Making the transition from high school to college can be one of the biggest challenges students face. Through a partnership with Collin College and LeTourneau, Prosper ISD juniors and seniors can take Dual Credit courses, fulfilling both high school and college graduation requirements. Prosper ISD is committed to helping students earn enough college hours to have completed their freshman year of college by the time they graduate from Prosper High School.
Offerings: Human Geography World History US History US Government & Politics Macroeconomics Biology Chemistry Physics 1 Physics C Computer Science A Computer Science Principles Calculus AB Calculus BC
Statistics Psychology Spanish Language & Culture Spanish Literature & Culture French Language & Culture English Language & Composition English Literature & Composition Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art: 3-D Design Studio Art: Drawing Art History Music Theory
Offerings: English Composition Government Economics College Algebra Statistics US History Intro to Engineering
IT Essentials Network + Security + Basic Computer-Aided Drafting Aviation EMT British Literature I & II
GROWING A PASSION FOR STEAM
The STEAM class at both Reynolds and Rogers is a handson course that focuses on projects that elicit the higher order thinking skills to build their content knowledge in math and science. Students use the engineering design process and technology tools to create an artful solution.
Lighter than Air Vehicle Project Students designed a lighter than air vehicle for first responders or military personnel to escape life threatening situations. Students had to use their knowledge of buoyancy, mass, volume, density, and lighter than air technology to create a design that would allow the safe rescue of these persons.
Build a Glider Project Students used their knowledge of Newtonâ€™s three laws, Bernoulliâ€™s principle and the different technologies that allow man to fly to help create a new glider for NASA. The glider had to transport the crew of the international space station from high altitude to the ground without the use of fuel. Students created prototype gliders and launched them to see how the glider worked.
Design a Shoe Project Students were asked to design a shoe that could be produced at a low cost but still have a high durability for either Costa Rica or Kenya. Large components of this project had students evaluating materials costs, features of the materials and design function.
2016 TOP TEN
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CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
MIGHTY EAGLE BAND
MIGHTY EAGLE BAND
1,866 3,140 3,910
183 204 243
Earned straight 1 st division ratings at the UIL Region marching contest
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NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
# of members this year
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
600 # of volunteer hours that the NAHS students have contributed to the community since 2015
GROWING A PASSION FOR READING Library Re-imagined
Hughes has totally “re-imagined” their library as a fun instructional space with the circulation desk turned into a Makerspace area with a write-on whiteboard desktop, cool graphics and cut-outs, and lots of innovative, configurable furniture.
In March, the high school held the 1st Tournament of Books! The top 16 books checked out from August to March made up the Sweet 16. From there, students could submit their brackets to see which book they believed would be the winner of the tournament.
Robert Munsch Second grade students studied author Robert Munsch’s writing and illustrations. The students took this knowledge and participated in activities where they had to use various building materials to represent a Robert Munsch book.
Shelfie Shelf Baker Elementary created a “shelfie” shelf where students write about a book they love and would recommend to others. This review is showcased along with their picture for other students to read.
GROWING A PASSION FOR READING
Traditional library spaces are a thing of the past. Prosper ISD campuses have turned the libraries into fun innovative spaces for students to learn, read and explore. Students are able to read in fun reading areas, listen to authors, participate in challenges through Makerspaces and use their creativity in various activities based on author studies.
Golden Ticket Folsom Library celebrated Roald Dahlâ€™s (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) 100th birthday by hiding 10 Golden Tickets in books in the library. The student who found one of the tickets won a free book.
Teacher Book Club
This school year, PHS started its first Teacher Book Club with an open membership to anyone who wants to participate. Each month the books change based on what the teachers vote on to read next.
6th grade Social Studies at Rogers hosted a Google Hangout political debate with students from a school in New York. Students researched the different presidential candidates and asked each other questions.
The Reynolds Library welcomed author Dallas Collett, author of Skunk Chronicles, to speak with our 7th grade students about the writing process.
WATCH US GROW IN ART Student Artwork Students at each elementary school created table decorations for Grandparentsâ€™ Day. Creating the decorations provides students with the opportunity to participate in the event through their community service.
Creativity Students who are involved in art learn how to be creative thinkers, problem-solvers, risk takers, and how to cooperate with others. All of these skills are very important in the making of a great leader.
Masterpieces There are no real mistakes in creating your own masterpiece, which enables students to be creative and express their own individuality.
SECONDARY VISUAL ARTS
Students in Prosper ISD have many opportunities to grow as an artist beginning in kindergarten and continuing through their senior year. These opportunities grow in high school to include: Drawing, AP Art History, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, and 2D & 3D Design.
PHS art students have the opportunity to join the National Art Honor Society where they have many opportunities to give back. One way they do this is by providing face painting to organizations to help make their event a success. They also paint pet portraits that are sold to raise money to donate to a local charity that serves animals.
Nikki Trujillo, Amelia Webb, and Diem-Tho Le moved on to compete at the State Level at the 2016 Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE).
Congressional Arts Winners PHS Students Katelyn Garst and Lauren LaChausse were winners in the Congressional Arts Contest. In addition, Lauren was awarded the Grand Prize Winner.
GROWING A PASSION FOR MUSIC Honor Choir
Students in 5th grade have the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular honor choir that will help them expand their involvement in music and grow both individually and as a group.
Students are given opportunities to perform both formally and informally throughout the school year. These opportunities help students to overcome performance anxiety and give them the confidence they need to be able to be a leader not just in music, but in all areas.
Building Skills Music involves multiple skill sets working simultaneously including reading, listening, recall, spatial awareness, motor development, problem solving, and creativity.
Music is Everywhere Our music teachers help to grow a love for music in our students. Oftentimes, they can be seen playing instruments as they greet students entering the school in the morning or even their classroom. This adds a fun, inviting atmosphere to the school day.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR & BAND Leading the Way
Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra students performed at the elementary schools to give the younger students an idea of what they could be involved in when they get to middle school.
The Rogers choir under the direction of Crystal Chamberlain was invited to perform at the 2016 Texas Music Educators Assocation State Convention (TMEA). This performance was an honor and an amazing opportunity for 87 of their 6th grade students.
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR & BAND Building Skills As students enter high school their skill level is taken to the next level of performance and technical skills. There are many opportunities to grow individually and as a group as they compete and perform in front of various audiences.
Marching Band The marching band show is a 100+ day project, most likely the largest and most involved large-group project in PISD. The project entails layers and layers of refinement, redrafting, polishing and cleaning. The inherent demand in such an endeavor helps the students grow and evolve within the system, progressing with new life lessons and responsibilities as they move from their freshman year through their senior year.
Giving Back PHS choir and Jazz band students give back often to the community by providing entertainment at many events throughout the school year. A few of these events include: the Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon and Grandparents Day.
ORCHESTRA Suzuki Strings This year, Prosper ISD began a Suzuki Strings program at Windsong Ranch Elementary. Students from all over the district transferred to Windsong Ranch to participate in the program. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade who are in the program attend weekly private lessons and group classes. Leadership opportunities are naturally present in a Suzuki program. Because the Suzuki group classes are not split by grade level or age, older children enjoy helping and guiding the younger children every week. Also, students have the opportunity to lead playing in both rehearsal and performance.
Secondary Orchestra In its second year, the Prosper Orchestra program has almost tripled in size with approximately 110 students enrolled at the middle school level and 45 at the high school level. Rogers & Reynolds Middle Schools offer a beginning and intermediate/advanced class for students to learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass. The program boasts an array of individual and ensemble based musical opportunities for students to participate, such as: seasonal & holiday themed concerts; district, regional, and state level contests, UIL and local music festivals; and many social opportunities as well.
GROWING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE & CAREER PREPARATION (CTE)
Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE) These courses help prepare students for various careers and to lay a foundation that they will build on in college and in a career.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Audio / Video Productions Video Production builds confidence by helping students realize that they have the power to create and inspire other people, regardless of their GPA or social standing. They learn valuable skills that benefit them no matter what career field they choose. Once a student leaves this program, they will have the equivalent film skills of a second-year college film student. Students in this program have been successful in many of the competitions they have entered such as winner of Gold Coast Film Festival Music Video and four official selections at the All American High School Film Festival.
The students in this program learn how to care for others by doing hands on daily care skills. They get experience by attending clinicals at a local nursing home. Many of the students in this program are hoping to enter the medical field as a radiologist, nurse or physician. CNA students give back by assisting with the blood drive at PHS and collecting boxes of personal care items to donate to all the residents of the nursing home. Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) is an organization that the students can participate in and helps students grow as a leader.
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Concepts of Engineering
PHS Broadcast Mid-Morning Show team had the opportunity of a lifetime to meet Stephen Colbert of The Late Show in person and to see behind the scenes of all that goes into preparing for the show. One of the major highlights of the trip was getting advice from Stephen Colbert himself. Students are given real world experience in the classroom and learn what goes into producing daily news and shows, such as the Mid-Morning Show once a week.
COE teaches students how to use industry standard software Autodesk Inventor. Students also learn unique problem solving and time management tools that are used on real world projects. Final projects are presented to the community.
Ready, Set, Teach (RST) I and II RST challenges each student to reach beyond their comfort zone as a future teacher without the fear of failing. RST students have many opportunities to grow as a leader by taking initiative and responsibility in their internship classrooms within the District. They attend school board meetings, open house, curriculum night, and field trips that also increase their leadership insights and skills. RST students are encouraged to join the co-curricular club, TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators). Participating in this organization provides opportunities for students to enter several competitions that relate to the teaching field.
Digital Art & Animation This is a project based course that allows students to manipulate concepts learned and to apply them to a new situation in which they are interested in learning. Students are able to be creative and to learn how to manage their time effectively during class.
3D Modeling & Animation
These courses require the students to think outside the box and to create their own designs. Students are utilizing industry standard software that will benefit them in college and in their careers.
GROWING A PASSION FOR HEALTHY LIVING & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Beginning as early as elementary, our students are learning how to make healthy life long decisions in physical activity & eating habits. One way we do this is by participating in the Medical City 21-Day Challenge. This event gives elementary students the opportunity to make healthy snacking choices for 21 Days. Once in middle school, students are able to pursue various sporting interests.
PE Physical Education is designed to help students grow by developing motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors of healthy active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, and self-efficacy. Students learn how to work as a team, take responsibility, and work together in creating strategies.
SOFTBALL The softball program teaches young student athletes lifelong skills such as teamwork, punctuality, responsibility, community service and how to work as a group to become successful.
WRESTLING BOYS WRESTLING: Gabe Costa wins the first State Wrestling Championship in school history. Boys team places 13th at State for the highest place in school history. Four wrestlers qualify for the State Wrestling Championships. GIRLS WRESTLING: Girls team places 3rd at the State Wrestling Championships. Chloe Wujek 2nd in State, Alyssa Hall 4th in State, Alyssa Alvarez 4th in State. Hannah Hendrix becomes the first wrestler to complete all four years of high school wrestling.
ATHLETICS GIRLS SOCCER
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• Reached Regional Quarter Finals • 22 Players Selected To Academic All District • Set Lady Eagle Soccer record for wins with 19 in a season and only 2 losses to state champion and defending state champion
• 39-1 Final Record • District Co-Champions • Region II Quarter-finalists
• Both Swim Boys and Girls
Volleyball teaches students the importance of teamwork, as well as how to strategize and push oneself to heights they never thought they could
placed 1st in District in 2016 Swimming helps our athletes grow as leaders by teaching them to not only focus on their individual swims but to encourage others in their swims as well.
BOYS SOCCER • 12 team members selected to the Academic All-District team • 2 team members honored as Academic All-State • Won the Prosper Invitational Showcase Tournament
ATHLETICS BASKETBALL BOYS: District Champs for the 2nd straight year, 3rd year in a row to advance to the 5A State Playoffs, and 3 Academic All-State student athletes GIRLS: 30-6 record, won the Royse City & Prosper Holiday Classic tournaments, and made it to the Regional Tournament for only the 2nd time in school history
TENNIS SPRING TENNIS 2016 • District Champion Girl: Svaksha Iyengar and 3rd Place Regionals • 3rd Place Boys Doubles: Reid Lohmann and Jason Stephen FALL 2016 • Team District 2nd Place • Area Qualifier
TRACK • Track is a premier event in the Dallas area • Our region is one of the fastest in the country This type of exposure allows the student athletes to be visible to colleges from all over the country.
SPRING GOLF: Boys won the District Championship for the 2nd consecutive year. Girls advanced to the regional tournament for the 8th consecutive year. McKenzie Matthews advanced to the State Tournament as a medalist and placed in the top 15. FALL GOLF: Girls finished in top 10 in all 4 tournaments. Boys finished in top 10 in 3 of their 4. Golf teaches athletes the value of honesty and integrity. It is also a sport that is extremely difficult and takes a tremendous amount of discipline and time to get to the highest levels of competition.
• District 14-5A Champions • Made playoffs for second year in a row Football places athletes in situations where they must not only lead by example to be successful, but also vocally encourage their teammates to achieve maximum success.
BASEBALL • Regional quarter-finalists with a 26-13 record • All starters received some type of all district award Students learn how to work hard to achieve goals as a team and as an individual.
POWERLIFTING • Sholanda Eley qualified for regionals • Chris Garcia Regional Champion, Nick Ellis, and Preston Pfeifer qualified for regionals • Chris Garcia won the regional championship and placed 10th at the state meet
GROWING A PASSION FOR TECHNOLOGY Chromebook Initiative The Chromebook initiative is now in full effect at the high school, with many new devices added. Chromebook carts can also be found in every 4th - 7th grade classroom. Students and teachers alike enjoy using these resources and utilize them daily.
Google Classroom PISD is at the forefront in using G Suite for Education, Googleâ€™s Education platform. The Google Drive Suite allows students and teachers to utilize this resource for writing, sharing and collaborating in ways that they were not able to do in the past.
Essential Skills Computer foundations creates and builds upon a foundation of skills that are essential for elementary students moving forward in their school careers and beyond. Students learn how to type and how to use various Microsoft Office products.
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PISD POLICE DEPARTMENT Prosper ISD is fortunate to have our own Police Department. Our officers take the initiative to go the extra mile to build relationships with the people they come into contact with on a daily basis. The safety and well being of everyone who attends, and/or visits, a campus within the district is their number one priority. They also talk to the students about various topics to help them be successful while attending Prosper ISD and after they graduate.
# buses in 2006
# buses in 2016
TRANSPORTATION Going over and above is a consistent theme in the Transportation Department. Their job doesnâ€™t end when their route is finished. Oftentimes, they assist others when there are community events and other needs in the district. Bus drivers make it a priority to personally call the families in their route to introduce themselves before school starts. They truly care about the students.
ELEMENTARY COUNSELING In today’s rapidly changing society, our young people are faced with many social and emotional issues. The campus counselor’s role involves direct instruction and guidance in dealing with these issues and developing appropriate interpersonal skills. Student growth and skill development is achieved through individual counseling, small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and character-based assembly programs. Many of the guidance lessons target and support the R.E.A.C.H. (Respect, Encourage, Appreciate & Honor) behaviors that serve as the foundation of Prosper’s Graduate Profile and the foundation for community service opportunities at each campus. 52
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# of AP Exams the 553 students took
SECONDARY COUNSELING The middle school counselors work with students individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings to help guide them through personal struggles, academic/career planning, and character development. Like the elementary counselors they incorporate the R.E.A.C.H. program and Graduate Profile in their counseling program to prepare students to for their academic and personal/social futures. In addition to classroom guidance, high school counselors focus on college readiness, and meet individually with students to develop graduation plans and complete course selection. 53
NEW THIS YEAR
• Co-teach instruction in ELAR • Parent Support Group “Parents of Soaring Eagles”
SPECIAL EDUCATION Our goal is to ensure that all students are successful. Every step towards that ultimate goal, no matter how small, is a reason to celebrate. We believe all students can learn and we are here to make that happen. We structure all of what we do with an eye towards helping the student reach their post-secondary goal. Whatever it takes. Students are given opportunities to shine and grow by assisting their peers, younger students or those with greater struggles.
NEW THIS YEAR
â€˘ Elementary STEAM activities & Wonder Lab â€˘ PCIS & Humanities Courses at PHS
GIFTED & TALENTED (GT) Students work individually and in groups as they experience learning designed for gifted students with opportunities not available through regular or advanced classes, including different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities. Students learn to work as part of a group in problem solving situations and develop products that portray their creativity and learning. Students have additional opportunities to grow as leaders through participation in Destination Imagination, GT Focus Group and the GT Student Input Panel. 55
NEW THIS YEAR
â€˘ Chromebook carts in every 4th- 7th grade classroom â€˘ Additional 28 Chromebook carts added at PHS
TECHNOLOGY Technology has built a system which enables all students anytime, anywhere access to learning. Technology is everywhere. Allowing students access to multiple technical resources prepares them for any career and/or college of their choice.
1 CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION The main work of the curriculum team is to work directly with teachers to continue to build and refine curriculum documents and assessments that will take a closer, more in depth look at the written, taught, and tested curriculum designed around Prosper ISD and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The design team is working towards providing sample exemplar lessons to teachers throughout the curriculum. These sample exemplar lessons will serve as a guide to support new and returning teachers to keep expectations high in Prosper ISD. 57
HUMAN RESOURCES We continually strive to improve the process by which our administrators recruit and hire the most highly qualified staff for our campuses and departments. We provide a high level of support for our first year teachers to help them be successful in their classroom as they journey through their first year challenges. We also have a â€œfuture leader in educationâ€? program that allows teachers and staff to visit with various representatives from local and regional masters and doctoral programs. 58
DUAL LANGUAGE Prosper ISD’s Dual Language Program offers students who are part of the program the opportunity to learn to speak, read, and write in two languages – English and Spanish. Dual Language parents are encouraged to participate in the Focus Group created for parents who would like to be involved in the Dual Language Program and the direction it’s going.
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â€œThe opportunity to join a cohort that is specifically tailored to my future career goals has allowed me to interact with Prosper ISD employees from across the district who share common interests and to gain leadership opportunities to improve our district.â€? ~ Torrey Eckert
LEADERSHIP COHORT We have a commitment to Prosper ISD teachers to invest in them as future leaders in Prosper ISD. The Leadership Cohort is designed to build capacity and leadership in our own teachers and staff. The purpose of this group is to provide each person an experience by department or area of interest that are lead by various district leaders in those areas of interest.
STAR POLISHER AWARDS Our very supportive Prosper Education Foundation (PEF) takes the opportunity to acknowledge each month all of the hard work our staff members put in each and every day by awarding a Star Polisher of the Month at each campus. The star polisher of the month is a staff member that goes above and beyond the call of duty for their students and campus.
PEF (Prosper Education Foundation) The foundation was formed to operate a charitable organization that raises funds through donations and charitable events for the purpose of funding the growth, development and support of all Prosper ISD students, faculty, and programs. This funding and support may include, but is not limited to, scholarships, grants, and facilities.
PROSPER EDCAMP The first annual EdCamp Prosper was a huge success for Prosper ISD educators to connect with educators from surrounding districts. We had over 100 participants from Prosper ISD and at least 8 surrounding school districts. This attendee driven professional development opportunity allows teachers the choice in their learning, which impacts students in their classrooms.
Teachers of the Year Prosper ISD is blessed with many great teachers who love and care for our children. Our teachers of the year demonstrate excellence in the classroom and outstanding leadership on their campuses. They have earned the respect and admiration of their students, parents, and colleagues. The 2016 elementary teacher of the year was Nathan Smith from Baker Elementary and the secondary teacher of the year was Kassidy Wagner from Rogers Middle School.
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Prosper ISD maintains district and campus home pages with the latest information on programs, projects, and events.
The 2 Minute Drill is a weekly video message from our Superintendent, Dr. Drew Watkins, that is updated each Wednesday to highlight district events, address â€œhot topicâ€? issues and current/future challenges within the district.
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Eagle CHAT was established to share ideas, comments, compliments, concerns and answer questions that parents or community members have regarding various aspects of the district. Access Eagle Chat by going to the district website, click on Parents > Eagle Chat
The FAQ (frequently asked questions) page on the district website is updated as necessary in an effort to keep our community well informed about all the happenings throughout the school district. Access FAQs by going to the district website, click on Community > FAQ.