Frisco December 2021

ZONING CHANGES AGLANCE AT

Attendance zones for the 2022-23 school year were centered around the opening of Panther Creek High School and Minett Elementary School.

In preparation for the visits, Solano sent his first newsletter Nov. 12. The newsletter included a welcome video to parents and students, a survey about the future school mascot and a question that Solano will use as a guide throughout preparation for the campus opening: “How excited are you to come to Panther Creek on a scale of one to five?” Solano said that about 70% of stu- dents selected five, indicating high excitement, while a little less than 10% selected one. “Some of the more common rea- sons are, ‘I’m leaving my friends that I’ve had all through elementary or middle school,’ ... and we empathize with that,” Solano said. “[Other con- cerns are from] students who are in ... programs that they really enjoy being a part of and now having to leave that community.” The principal added that he is sav-

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year without the latest rezoning. Stafford and Trent middle schools will feed into Panther Creek, which is located just south of US 380 on PGA Parkway. Creating community In March, the district named Ryan Solano as principal of the new high school. Solano has been working since July, visiting the construc- tion site, selecting furniture for the school’s flexible learning spaces and, most recently, facilitating commu- nity outreach. Solano began official visits to Lone Star and Memorial high schools, and Stafford and Trent middle schools in mid-November. He said his goal is to build excitement around the new campus and answer questions that students might have.

HIGH SCHOOL ZONE CHANGES

Map key

Unaffected school zones

Affected rezone areas

Approved zone

Current zone

380

380

PANTHER CREEK

MEMORIAL

LONE STAR

LONE STAR

MEMORIAL

DNT TOLL

DNT TOLL

WAKELAND

WAKELAND

423

REEDY

REEDY

FRISCO

FRISCO

ing all of the responses from students who have concerns so that Panther Creek’s leadership and counseling teams can regularly follow up with them throughout their transition. Community input is a high priority for Solano. At each campus visit, he asks future students what qualities they look for in a teacher, and he said he will use those as guiding principles during the hiring process. During onboarding next sum- mer, he will review these principles with staff. Hiring for the new school is already under- way, Solano said. After Solano, the next official hire was the campus sec- retary, who accompanied

STONEBROOK PKWY.

STONEBROOK PKWY.

N

N

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ZONE CHANGES

Map key

Unaffected school zones

Affected rezone areas

Approved zone

Current zone

380

380

NEWMAN

MILLER

MINETT

MILLER

NEWMAN

PHILLIPS

ROBERTSON

ROBERTSON

RENDERING COURTESY STANTEC Minett Elementary School will open in the northwest corner of Frisco ISD in fall 2022.

PHILLIPS

BOALS

BOALS

MINETT

PUREFOY

PUREFOY

PINK

PINK

ROGERS

ROGERS

CORBELL

CORBELL

CARROLL

CARROLL

Minett Elementary School is opening to relieve Miller, Newman and Phillips elementary schools.

SPARKS

SPARKS

BRIGHT

BRIGHT

VAUGHN NICHOLS

VAUGHN NICHOLS

448 students at opening

K-5 Opening for

teachers/staff Approximately 55

BLEDSOE ALLEN

SPEARS

BLEDSOE ALLEN

SPEARS

HOSP

HOSP

N

N

STONEBROOK PKWY.

STONEBROOK PKWY.

SOURCE: FRISCO ISD/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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