FISD Mentoring Program

Frisco ISD will partner with community volunteers to offer a mentoring program to middle and high school students. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Student Opportunity Center, 6928 Maple Street, on select Saturdays during the 2013-2014 school year. Parents and guardians are invited to refer students in grades six through twelve for participation in the program. For more information, contact FISD Coordinator of Student Achievement and Involvement Larry Lewis at or 469-633-6594.

Destination ImagiNation

It’s that time of year when parents and students are thinking about Destination ImagiNation teams. If you and your student are interested in forming a team, come learn about how to get involved. DI is the world’s largest creative problem solving program for students. It is an extracurricular and academic activity for students to learn and experience the creative process of thinking and doing.

Please see the attached flier for dates, times, and location.

You may also contact Ms. Sunita Patel at 972-897-7864 or by email SUNITAPATEL5@YAHOO.COM.

For program overview, please visit


Resources Revisited

Julie B. Martin
Coordinator  of Gifted and Talented
Frisco ISD

Parent Resources for the Gifted Child

Frisco Sage: SAGE is the acronym for Special And Gifted Education. Frisco SAGE is a committee of the Frisco Council of PTA’s, and we endeavor to provide education and support to families of diverse learners. SAGE Flowchart

Cindy Badon, Frisco ISD SAGE Chair

Metroplex Math Circle @ UTD

FISD PSAT/SAT Information: 
“Frisco Independent School District is excited to announce a partnership with The Princeton Review; as a Princeton Review Partner, ALL Frisco ISD students will receive a great discount off the SAT and ACT courses as well as the PSAT Clinics. These courses will run throughout the year and will be exclusive to Frisco ISD students. For more information, please go to the website:

Arts and Technology Institute
A few technology teachers from FISD left last year to open their own after-school technology enrichment institute. For more information visit their website:

Exquisite Minds: Gifted and Creative Children: Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. We believe creativity can solve almost any problem; rather than why something can’t be done, it’s how it can be done. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world.


School Year 2013-14

Hello! I hope you are all enjoying the last days of your summer holiday. I cannot wait to hear about the fabulous adventures, near and far, that you’ve taken. I cannot wait to tell you all about the school that I visited and that received the supplies that you all donated.

For the first day, make sure you have something to write with and to write on. 

Everyone’s Personal Supplies List:
* (5 Green) 3-pronged folders with pockets — please get the poly or plastic, not the paper
* Flash drive (to save your electronic work)
* Planner (to stay organized)
* (2) Composition Notebooks (for your grammar/stems/literary material)

We are going to put the folders together in class. If you can’t find all green folders, then just make sure you get 5 of the same color. Also, bring DUCT TAPE, plain or decorative. 🙂

Grade 7, Section 1:
* Blue/black pens
* Large 11×17 construction paper (Manila color)
* Small Post-its

Grade 7, Section 2:
* Red pens
* Large 9×12 construction paper (Colored)
* Medium Post-its

Grade 8:
* Glue 
* Kleenex
* Index Cards (3×5)

More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids’ Creativity To The Test

April 17, 2013

“Let’s start with a question from a standardized test: ‘How would the world be different if we all had a third eye in the back of our heads?’
So why bother measuring creativity?
Torrance set out to . . . prove that creativity was as important as intelligence, not just in the arts, but in every field.
Catterall says they made an interesting discovery while they were testing out their survey: Elementary school kids scored better on it than high school kids did. ‘I think the expression that many people use is that the schools have a tendency to suck the creativity out of kids over time,’ he says.”

Study Makes Case for Late Bloomers

March 29, 2006

“It usually makes parents proud when their children reach a developmental milestone ahead of other kids. But when it comes to intelligence, researchers say, the smartest children appear to have brains that develop later.

‘What you would do is advise teachers, parents and everyone else to produce as stimulating a social and linguistic environment as possible,’he says.

That can be especially difficult for children who are extremely intelligent. Studies suggest that talented and gifted kids are more likely to drop out of school because of boredom.”

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