Email Express

  • 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 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 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.

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District News

  • School counselor interest meeting

    Anyone who is interested in the role of the school counselor on campus or who may be considering becoming a school counselor is invited to the PISD counselor interest meeting to find out answers and see if school counseling is in their future.


    To register for the meeting, contact Wendy Cain, PISD Director of Mental and Physical Wellness ( or ext. 3513).


    Thursday, Oct. 19

    4:15 - 5 p.m.

    PISD Board Room at the Administration Building

    Free and reduced price meal application

    As a reminder, free and reduced price meal applications must be completed every school year, even if a student was approved last year. Grace period for students with meal benefits from the 22-23 school year will expire Sept. 21. Students will default to a must-pay status after Sept. 21 if a new meal application is not submitted. 


    Online applications are preferred and can be found at Paper applications are available at all school campus front offices, if needed. 

    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:


    Oct. 16, 2023

    Nov. 27, 2023

    Dec. 13, 2023

    Jan. 22, 2024

    Feb. 26, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    April 15, 2024

    May 20, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    July 15, 2024

    Schools closed
    Princeton ISD schools and offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 9, for Fair Day, and students will be out on Oct. 10 while teachers have staff development. Normal classes and office hours resume Wednesday, Oct. 11.

    Early release

    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 has returned to normal business hours after being on a summer schedule since June. Offices are open Monday through Friday. Hours include:
    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 calendar
    ‪The school board approved school calendars through the 2024-2025 school year:
    Click here for a copy of the 2023-2024 school calendar adjusted to reflect new state testing windows and 9-week grading periods.
    Click here for a copy of the newly adopted 2024-2025 school calendar.

    Collin College newsletter

    News from Collin College will help you stay up to date with the latest information about Collin College and the Farmersville campus.


    Trunk or Treat

    The Farmersville campus will host a family-friendly event for Halloween. Trunk or Treat will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Farmersville campus parking lot. Contact for more information.


    Collin medallion

    Rachna Sachdeva, a math professor at the Farmersville campus, was awarded a medallion from Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin for exceptional efforts and going above and beyond to help students achieve their goals. The medallion includes the college’s seal and its core values.


    Leadership panel

    The Honor’s Institute will host a panel discussion, the American National Bank of Texas Leadership and Success Series, from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Wylie Campus Conference Center. The panelists will offer insight from a list of questions centered around leadership and advice for college students. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Rose at


    Faculty highlight: Dr. Pamela Sawyer

    Farmersville Campus Professor of English and Integrated Reading and Writing Dr. Sawyer started working at the McKinney campus in 2007 as an English adjunct professor. The following year, she joined Collin College as a full-time professor. For 16 years, Dr. Sawyer has taught credit and developmental English at Collin College.


    Prior to working at Collin College, Dr. Sawyer served as an adjunct professor at several local colleges. In total, she has taught English for 30 years. In her first decade of teaching, she taught English and reading for elementary through junior high school level students.


    Dr. Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications-Organizational Communications from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Education with a specialization in Reading from Dallas Baptist University and a doctorate in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University.


    What do you love most about your job?

    The best part about my job is collaborating with peers to create courses for the students. This is equally loved with watching the students grow in their reading and writing skills, critical thinking abilities and embracing being young adults. It is so rewarding to witness that the course creation "worked" to stimulate the personal growth. At times, students return to introduce me to their partner, share a moment of success and (occasionally) show off their newborn children.


    What would you like parents and students to know about the Farmersville campus?

    Being a Collin County resident for more than 30 years gives me a passion for the residents and future leaders of our home. Working at the college provides me with an opportunity to give my experience and education back to my community. Collin College's campus in Farmersville offers me another exciting opportunity to give back to my community as we coordinate and collaborate with local leadership to deliver programs and classes that will continue to build future leaders.


    To find out more about the Farmersville campus, visit


    To learn more about Collin College, visit

    School 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.


    Sept. 20th – Harper Fall

    Sept. 21st – Clark Fall

    Sept. 22nd – Godwin Retakes

    Sept. 25th – Lovelady Fall

    Sept. 26th – PHS Underclassman Fall

    Sept. 28th – Mattei Fall

    Sept. 29th – Lacy Fall

    Oct. 4th – Smith Retakes

    Oct. 5th – Lowe Retakes

    Oct. 6th – Canup Fall

    Oct. 12th – PHS Girls Basketball and Tennis

    Oct. 19th – Lacy Retakes

    Oct. 20th – Mayfield Retakes

    Oct. 23rd – PHS Boys Basketball

    Oct. 24th – Southard Retakes

    Oct. 26th – Mattei Retakes

    Oct. 27th – Clark Retakes

    Oct. 31st – Lovelady Retakes

    Nov. 1st – PHS Underclassman Retakes

    Nov. 2nd – PHS Senior Portrait Retakes

    Nov. 3rd – Harper Retakes

    Nov. 7th – Canup Retakes

    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. 26th – Mayfield Spring

    Feb. 27th – Lowe Spring

    Feb. 28th – Smith 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

    Thanksgiving feasts

    Below are the dates for each school for Thanksgiving lunch in November:


    Nov. 13 - All secondary schools

    Nov. 14 - Lacy and Godwin

    Nov. 15 - Harper and Mayfield

    Nov. 16 - Lowe and Canup

    Nov. 17 - Smith


    Spirit days
    PHS, Lovelady, Clark, Mattei, Southard, Godwin, Harper, Lacy, Lowe and Mayfield will observe the same spirit days featured above for the remaining days.
    Smith will celebrate Homecoming with the remaining spirit days listed below:
    Wednesday, Sept 13: Woody's Wednesday Roundup, western day
    Thursday, Sept 14:  Sleeping Beauty, wear pajamas
    Friday, Sept 15: Friday Night Lights, school spirit day
    Canup will celebrate Homecoming with the remaining spirit days listed below:
    Wednesday, Sept 13: Cubs put the Rest to Sleep, wear pajamas or comfy clothes
    Thursday, Sept 14:  Cubs are Magical, wear a crown or superhero cape or shirt
    Friday, Sept 15: Princeton Panther Pride, wear spirit wear
    The Homecoming parade is 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Check-in for floats and parade entries begins at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of PHS. The Homecoming court will also meet at PHS.
    Prizes sponsored by the PHS Athletic Booster Club are $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
    The theme is "Happily Ever After in Princeton," with Bob Lovelady serving as the Grand Marshall.
    Parade route:
    Staging area begins in the PHS parking lot
    Heads west Bois 'd Arc
    North on 5th Street
    East on Mabel
    South on Boorman
    Ending at PHS
    For more information, email
    Dance information
    The Homecoming dance will be Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Lovelady cafeteria. Cost is $15. The dance is semiformal.
    This dance is for both PHS and Lovelady students.
    To purchase tickets, go to and click on the Tickets and Payments tab at the top, then click the Athletics tile and Online Ticketing. Find the Homecoming Dance in the calendar listing or click the link below.
    Students will be required to use their ID number as the online code to buy tickets, and each student is limited to two tickets under their ID#. For guests who do not attend PHS or LHS, the Princeton student must provide additional information through the ticket purchase, and cheer coach Rachella Fannin will get permission from the outside district the guest attends. All guest tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Sept. 13, to allow enough time for guests to be cleared by their home district. There will only be 650 tickets sold to the dance to comply with capacity requirements.
    New dance protocols include:
    -metal detectors at entrance
    -clear bag policy in place
    -student ID or identification required for entry by all guests
    -no re-entry for any reason
    Dance guidelines:
    1. Princeton High School Homecoming dance is open to all students at Princeton and Lovelady high schools. All students will be required to show their school ID.
    2. Students below 9th grade are not permitted to attend.
    3. Dates from other districts are permitted if the principal of the school they attend signs a permission form stating that they are a student at that school and in good standing. All of Princeton ISD's code of conduct rules will apply to these students. Out-of-district guests will be required to show a school ID or valid ID.
    4. Former Princeton ISD students are permitted to attend if they are guests of a current student. Students who are out of school and did not attend Princeton High School will not be allowed to attend.
    5. No one will be permitted who is 21 or over. The former Princeton ISD student must provide a copy of their driver license to prove they are under the age of 21. All of Princeton ISD's code of conduct rules will apply to these students.
    6. The hours of the dance will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. 6. All dance attendees are subject to Princeton ISD Discipline Code while involved with dance functions.
    7. A form of dancing or behavior that is sexually suggestive is not permitted.
    8. This is a semi-formal event and dress attire should be in good taste within the dress code guidelines.
    -Male students should wear one of the following: nice shirt, or shirt and tie, dress slacks or nice jeans. At no time are male attendees permitted to remove or unbutton their shirts.
    -Female students, when considering the purchase of a dress, keep the following in mind: dresses should be at least mid-thigh in length with no excessive cleavage or exposed skin.
    9. Students who leave the dance are not allowed to return.
    10. Students currently assigned to AEP/ISS/suspended are not permitted to attend the dance.
    11. Students must be in good standing in regard to discipline and attendance in order to attend the dance.
    12. All attendees will pass through a metal detector manned by an SRO.
    13. Clear bag policy will be in place; however, all purses, regardless of size, must be CLEAR.