Pursuit: YEA! (http://schools.friscoisd.org/hs/lonestar/site/home/news-announcements/2015/10/01/yea-application)
Deadline extended: October 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. Access the online application here and select TX Frisco Chamber of Commerce.
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an innovative educational program for students in grades six through twelve.
The program begins in November and runs through April. Classes meet each Tuesday evening from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, 9889 Wade Boulevard in Frisco.
Pursuit: Video Contest (http://www.txgifted.org/video-contest)
Deadline: November 11
TAGT is once again sponsoring a video contest, Raise Your Voice, and a photo gallery, Capture G/T, in support of the 2015 TAGT Annual Conference theme, Leading Conversations. TAGT seeks to showcase the voices and images of gifted students across the state, as well as encourage creativity and collaboration!

Creative Prompt

Due: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

You may come in during tutorials and lunch if you’d like to have extra time to complete this.

Format: Written/Digital/Art

Prompt 1.  Tell us about a time when you were frightened and how you conquered that fear.

Prompt 2. If you had a super power what would it be and why?

Submit your work by clicking on this link.

TEDxKids@SMU 2014 Auditions

Hi, kids!

You all know that one of the best days in G/T has been our day excursions to TEDxKids. I know that you all have super ideas and stories to share, so here’s an opportunity for a “pursuit”.

Ms. C

But first we are looking for a young person to delight us with a short talk or performance! We are holding our second annual Auditions for TEDxKids@SMU!
Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 are welcome to submit a video that is between 60 and 90 seconds. We want your best story, your latest invention, your funniest moment or your talented performance. Almost anything goes and the winner will be invited to perform during TEDxKids@SMU on October 31st!
Submissions will open July 21st and close on September 3rd. After submissions close, a panel of judges will review every video and select a group of finalists. Those videos will be posted on our website and open to the public to vote for their one favorite, one vote per email address. Voting will open September 8th and close September 12th and we will announce the winner on September 15th.For more information, guidelines and to submit your audition application click here:

If you have any questions please email us at tedxsmu@gmail.com or call 214-768-1558.

Best of Luck,

The TEDxSMU Team

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XC – Letter

“The below email was sent by one of the Police Department’s Public Safety Officers.  It explains that he will be assisting Eric Thelie a 91 year old WWII veteran on Honor Flight #20.  Please read his email and visit the website to gain further understanding of how this honors his sacrifice and the sacrifice of others during World War II.
I would like to challenge each of you to write a letter to be presented to Mr. Thelie on the return flight.  It would also be a show of great appreciation and respect if students could also write letters.  If you and/or your students complete letters I will personally deliver them to the PD, so that they can be presented to Mr. Thelie.  Please have them to me by noon on Wednesday May 21st (2 days from now).”
Subject: Honor Flight Trip #20
Friends and Co-workers,
I’m sure many of you have heard of or are familiar with the great work of Honor Flight.  This organization, started several years ago in Ohio, works diligently, to get as many World War II veterans as possible to Washington DC to see their World War II memorial.  As you can imagine, time is of the essence in this task.
Honor Flight DFW website:  http://honorflightdfw.org/
Later this month, I am traveling with Frisco resident and WW 2 Navy veteran, Eric Thelie who is 91 years young.  I met Eric while driving the bus/van at the Frisco Senior Center some years ago. 
Those of us who travel with these vets are called “Guardians” although the veterans apparently prefer the term “butler”.  Regardless, one of our tasks is to gather letters, notes, and any other expressions of gratitude from folks that want to express their thanks or simply good wishes for what they did for us many years ago.
I don’t think it is overstated in any way to say these people literally saved the world by their work and sacrifice.  Because I believe many of you agree with me, I am asking each of you to consider writing your thoughts, gratitude, etc. in an email or even by hand (yes some of us still do that) to Eric so that he will have these to read and to keep with him always.  These letters, kept as a secret until the return trip from DC, will be presented to the veterans on the flight back to DFW.  The veterans will read, or in some cases have read to them, their letters during this return trip.  This will be one of the most memorable and significant parts of the Honor Flight experience.  You can help make it so.
My thanks to each of you for considering this.

2014 ISM Final Presentation Night

Lone Star High School – May 14th
Liberty High School – May 16th
 Heritage/Centennial High Schools (at Heritage) – May 21st
Frisco High School – May 21st
Wakeland High School – May 21st
The schedule can vary slightly depending on how large the ISM program is at that school:
Showcase in Cafeteria – Starts at 6:15 – 6:30 pm (come-and-go style)
Mentor Acknowledgment – Auditorium – Begins around 7:00 pm
Individual Student Presentations – Begins around 7:45 pm – Various Classrooms

Extra Credit Opportunity


I let the time get away from me and forgot to let you know of the extra credit opportunity.

Any student who attends the play tonight or tomorrow and provides me with a one-pager explaining the theme and comparing the play with the fairy tale will receive extra credit to the minor grade total.

Mrs. Caskey