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.
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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 (email@example.com 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 www.schoolcafe.com/
Princetonisd.net. 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, 2024Schools closedPrinceton 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.
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 hoursPrinceton 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.collin.edu/campuses/
To learn more about Collin College, visit www.collin.edu.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
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 daysPHS, 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 dayThursday, Sept 14: Sleeping Beauty, wear pajamasFriday, Sept 15: Friday Night Lights, school spirit dayCanup will celebrate Homecoming with the remaining spirit days listed below:Wednesday, Sept 13: Cubs put the Rest to Sleep, wear pajamas or comfy clothesThursday, Sept 14: Cubs are Magical, wear a crown or superhero cape or shirtFriday, Sept 15: Princeton Panther Pride, wear spirit wearParadeThe 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 lotHeads west Bois 'd ArcNorth on 5th StreetEast on MabelSouth on BoormanEnding at PHSFor more information, email PrincetonAthleticBooster
@gmail.com.Dance informationThe 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 www.princetonisd.net 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 reasonDance 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.