Welcome to the Email Express, the communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. It is distributed weekly throughout the year to keep you informed. Districtwide events are featured at the top, followed by a section for each campus to make information easier to navigate.We encourage suggestions on how we can improve our communications, so feel free to email jcollins@princetonisd.
net with your ideas.In addition, like the Princeton Independent School District Facebook page and follow Twitter @princetonisd to stay up-to-date, as well. These accounts are also linked to the district website at www.princetonisd.net so you do not need social media to see the postings. In addition, Princeton ISD has an official Instagram page to showcase photos from around the district. Follow @PrincetonISD on Instagram to see the kids in action.
Drop off Angel Tree donations
Dec. 4 was the deadline to drop off Angel Tree donations for anyone who has already adopted angels.
If you have Angel Tree items to donate, drop-off for ALL families continues at the PISD Administration Building, 321 Panther Parkway.
For more information, call 469-952-5400 or stop by the PISD Administration Office at 321 Panther Pkwy.
PISD is Hiring
Princeton ISD hiring
Princeton ISD has openings available for custodians, maintenance, cafeteria, paraprofessionals and secretaries.
Click here to see complete job listing.Bus drivers neededPrinceton ISD has a desperate need for bus drivers. Starting pay is $22.50 an hour. Visit the website to apply at PrincetonISD.net/HR.
Band leads parade
Decked out in festive attire, members of the Panther Pride Marching Band used their talents in the Princeton-Lowry Crossing Christmas parade to lead the holiday procession to the city’s tree lighting festivities.
Student meal payments
Student meal accounts can be paid online using schoolcafe.com/
Princetonisd or download the app on a smartphone. Cash or check payments can still be made at individual campuses, as well.
Free and reduced-price meal applications can be submitted anytime during the school year. If you believe your household may qualify, or if you have had a change in income or an increase in household size, fill out an application.
Applications can be completed online through the schoolcafe.com/
Princetonisd website, or a paper application can be submitted. Paper applications are available in front offices at all schools.
Board meeting canceled
The regular Princeton ISD board meeting for December has been canceled. The trustees will meet for their next scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the PISD board room, 321 Panther Parkway. Meetings are open to the public.Board meeting schedule
Board meetings are held monthly, typically on the third Monday of the month, except on months when the meeting would conflict with a school holiday. Board meetings, which are held in the board room at the administration building between Clark and the stadium, begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. The board meeting schedule for the 2023-2024 school year:
Jan. 22, 2024
Feb. 26, 2024
March 18, 2024
April 15, 2024
May 20, 2024
June 17, 2024
July 15, 2024
News from Collin College features the latest information about Collin College and the Farmersville campus.
Dr. Garry Evans is the new executive dean for the Farmersville campus. Dr. Evans most recently served as a dean of academic affairs at the McKinney campus, overseeing academic transfer courses, scheduling and instruction. Prior to that, he served as a dean of academic affairs and workforce at the Plano campus over fine arts, early childhood education and education.
Dr. Evans joined Collin College in Fall 2012 as a professor of music at the Plano campus, teaching music literature, music appreciation and applied lessons, and serving as an ensemble director. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University, a Master of Music, Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance, from the University of North Texas.
What do you love most about your career?
Dr. Evans: I enjoy helping students succeed, whether teaching in the classroom or supporting our faculty and staff. I love seeing students thrive in a positive and engaging learning environment.
What would you like parents and students to know about the Farmersville campus?
Dr. Evans: The Farmersville campus serves as a resource to all our regional communities. We offer a variety of workforce, academic transfer and continuing education courses and provide support services that include onsite advising, tutoring and career planning.
What would you like parents and students to know about Collin College?
Dr. Evans: Students who study at Collin College receive an excellent education at a fraction of the cost compared to other colleges or universities. With our focus on student success and low tuition, it is difficult to find a better value.
Registration for spring courses is now open for all. Click here to view the schedule of classes.
The Collin College Farmersville campus honored area veterans with handmade quilts in a Veterans Day celebration known as Quilts of Valor at the Farmersville campus library. This is the second year this event was held in partnership with the Quilters Guild of Farmersville. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Kyle Bellue was one of eight veterans to be honored in the special ceremony.
To find out more about the Farmersville campus, visit www.collin.edu/campuses/
To learn more about Collin College, visit www.collin.edu.Schools closed
Princeton ISD schools and offices will be closed Dec. 18-Jan. 1 for Christmas break. Students will be off Jan. 2-3 for a teacher workday and professional development. Normal classes and office hours resume Thursday, Jan. 4.
PISD will release early Friday, Dec. 15, for Christmas break. Schools will observe the following release schedule: PHS and Lovelady release at 12:05 p.m., buses run at 12:30 after lunch; Clark, Mattei and Southard release at 12:35 p.m.; all elementary schools release at 1:30 p.m.; and Canup releases at 1:40 p.m.Office hours
Princeton ISD normal business hours are Monday through Friday following these times:
PISD administration building: 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Elementary campuses: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Secondary campuses: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.District calendarSchool picture dates
Double T Photography will be on campuses on the following dates to shoot 2023-2024 school photos. Order information will be provided digitally.
Dec. 6th – PHS Boys and Girls Soccer
Jan. 11th – Lowe Class
Jan. 17th – Godwin Class
Jan. 18th – Smith Class
Jan. 22nd – PHS Softball, Powerlifting, Wrestling and Golf
Jan. 23rd – Mayfield Class
Jan. 24th – Harper Class
Jan. 25th – Lacy Class
Jan. 27th – PHS Baseball and Track
Jan. 31st – Canup Class
Feb. 23rd – Smith Spring
Feb. 26th – Mayfield Spring
Feb. 27th – Lowe Spring
March 1st – Harper Spring
March 7th – Lacy Spring
March 20th – Southard Spring
March 22nd – Canup Spring
March 25th – Godwin Spring
March 27th – Clark Spring
March 28th – Mattei Spring
April 2nd – Lacy Kinder Cap and Gown
April 3rd – Lowe Kinder Cap and Gown
April 4th – Godwin Kinder Cap and Gown
April 9th – Smith Kinder Cap and Gown
April 10th – Mayfield Kinder Cap and Gown
April 11th – Harper Kinder Cap and Gown
May 23rd – PHS Graduation