• Email Express for Week of Oct. 18

    Welcome to the 10th edition of Email Express, the communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. It is distributed weekly 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.

  • District News 

    Early concessions open for Friday tailgate

    For Friday's tailgate before the last home game of the season at Jackie Hendricks Stadium, you can bring your own food, or, the band boosters will open early with *limited* concessions. They plan to roll out the grills for hamburgers, hot dogs, some cold drinks, etc.
    Concessions can take cash and cards and will feature some reduced "tailgate prices."

    Anatomy of Gray Performance

    The PHS theater department will present "Anatomy of Gray" Oct. 28-29 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 30 at noon and 3 p.m. in the PHS auditorium. Admission is $5, and PHS students are free.

    COVID testing 

    PISD offers voluntary COVID-19 testing for students and staff. The testing site has been relocated to Lovelady High School, with access at the back of the school. Individuals will enter the back parking lot off Mabel. See map. Use the entrance marked C21.
    Click here for a PDF copy of the location map.
    Testing hours are from 7-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. daily by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the campus principal or nurse. Click here to access testing consent form.
    COVID testing   

    Barn Fest success

    The first-ever FFA Barn Fest benefitting the Angel Tree program was a huge success and raised nearly $1,500 for the charity. Shalley Boles' FFA Pride Time students planned and facilitated the entire event. Those who attended got to pet lambs, goats, pigs, cattle and rabbits, play games and activities and take pictures at the “Fall on the Farm” photo booth. They also learned more about the FFA program. With more than 600 in attendance, FFA plans to make this an annual event.


    What does CATE mean?
    Career and Technology Education
    What does the CATE Center do?
    We prepare students for the workforce through hands-on educational opportunities. 
    Where is the CATE Center?
    We are located throughout all secondary campuses within PISD, as well as the Bodwell CATE Center.
    Where is your main office?
    We are in the same building as the Canup Early Childhood Center, with the main entrance on the west side of stadium parking lot, on the home side. The address is 510 Bois D’Arc Ave.
    How long has the CATE Center existed?
    We have been growing for more than 10 years. 
    How do we get in contact the CATE Center?
    You can call 469-952-5407 or email CATE director Brett Hackman directly at: bhackman@princetonisd.net.
    What courses do you offer?
    On the CATE campus, we house the following programs: nursing and health science, cosmetology, HVAC and auto tech. At the vocational education building, we offer: welding, ag classes and construction. At the middle schools, we offer Business Information Management classes. Within the high school, we offer culinary arts, computer programming, A/V production, engineering and computer technology.  
    What certifications are available for CATE students?
    Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, ServSafe Manager Certification, AWS Sheet Metal Welding Certification, CPR Certification, CNA Certification, Cosmetology Operator’s License, ASE Certifications (Steering and Suspension, Brakes, AC and Heating, Engine Repair)
    Do you offer any dual credit classes?
    Our CNA and HVAC programs work in partnership with Collin College. 
    What type of student organizations are offered?
    Our students compete in Skills USA competitions, NTXAD auto competition, FFA and FCCLA.
    How can CATE students be involved in the community?
    We are always looking for community outreach opportunities and involvement. We work with Habitat for Humanity, the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Committee. Many of our programs work within the community to provide services while training students, from catering to haircuts to oil changes.

    Student holiday

    Princeton teachers will have professional development on Monday, Nov. 1, so it will be a student school holiday. Normal classes will resume Tuesday, Nov. 2.

    Spring picture dates

    Jan. 12 Lowe class picture
    Jan. 13 Smith class picture
    Jan. 19 Lacy class picture
    Jan. 20 Harper class picture
    Jan. 25 Godwin class picture
    Jan. 27 Canup class picture
    March 1 Smith spring portraits
    March 15 Southard spring portraits
    March 16 Lacy spring portraits
    March 24 Harper spring portraits
    March 29 Lowe spring portraits
    March 31 Godwin spring portraits
    April 12 Clark spring portraits
    April 13 Canup spring portraits
    April 28 Smith kinder cap and gown
    May 3 Lowe kinder cap and gown
    May 4 Harper kinder cap and gown
    May 5 Lacy kinder cap and gown
    May 9 Godwin kinder cap and gown

    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 321 Panther Pkwy., are open to the public. The schedule for the 2021-2022 board meetings:
    Nov. 15, 2021
    Dec. 15, 2021
    Jan. 24, 2022
    Feb. 28, 2022
    March 21, 2022
    April 18, 2022
    May 16, 2022
    June 20, 2022
    July 18, 2022

    Office hours

    Normal business hours for the PISD administration building are 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For elementary campuses, office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and secondary campuses are 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    District calendar

    ‪The school calendars for the next two years are available.
    Click here for a copy of the 2021-2022 school calendar.
    Click here for a copy of the 2022-2023 school calendar.

    Bus drivers in pumpkin contest

    PISD bus drivers had a scary pumpkin decorating contest and John Cothran and Larry Molck were the big winners with 1st and 2nd place.