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The Eagle Express is a weekly eNewsletter communication from Superintendent Dr. Watkins to help keep parents and community members abreast of upcoming events and accomplishments of Prosper ISD students and staff.

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2016-2017 Archives

Eagle Express ~ August 18, 2017

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Week One Almost In The Books…

I want to thank everyone that demonstrated grace and patience this week as we welcomed 11,825 students through our doors, which is about an 18% increase in student enrollment over this time last year. Yes, this kind of growth certainly adds to the cars on the road and has actually created “Prosper traffic”. Understandably, those that commute in and out of Dallas might chuckle at my use of the term “traffic”, but we are certainly experiencing more congestion than we have in the past. Be safe, have a great weekend, and thank you for an amazing first week of school!
2 Minute Drill

Safety Considerations
Volleyball Shout-out
Construction Updates

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Solar Eclipse

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to provide an opportunity for all students to view the eclipse using eclipse glasses on Monday, August 21, 2017. The purchased glasses were unable to be verified as ISO certified. With student safety as our top priority, our best course of action moving forward is to allow students to view a live stream of the total eclipse online in the classroom. The viewing experience through streaming will be supplemented by eclipse instruction focused on making models to explain observed phenomenon.

We have acquired ISO certified glasses from NASA through UNT. We will provide our 8th grade students at both Rogers Middle School and Reynolds Middle School and our Earth and Space Science class at PHS to experience this event first hand using the ISO certified glasses. Earth and Space Science and 8th science have learning standards in their curriculum that are aligned with understanding the phenomenon of a solar eclipse. If parents/guardians do not want their students to participate they will have the ability to opt out.

Students will remain indoors during passing periods that require going outside to their next class and during recess at the elementary level during the time of the solar eclipse.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In an effort to keep our community well informed about all the happenings throughout the school district, an FAQ page is posted online and updated regularly as new questions or new information becomes available. If you would like a question answered, simply click here and submit your question. We will answer your question and possibly include it in the FAQ if it appears to have a wider appeal than your individual interest.

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Bus Drivers Needed

Driving a bus is ideal for retirees, at-home parents, and the self-employed. It provides steady, competitive part-time income starting at $16.50 per hour. Don't worry if you don't have a CDL, because we offer paid training. We also offer paid MEDICAL and matching 403(b) plan. So what are you waiting for? Apply Today
Great Opportunity to Earn Some Extra $$

Crossing Guard needed for Prosper ISD ~ Folsom Elementary School
Location: Arrowhead & La Cima
Pay is $15 hour – 2 hours a day
Ideal for retirees, at-home parents, and the self-employed

Click here to apply

Talonettes Mini Dance Clinic

August 19th

This fun camp is being hosted by the 2017-2018 Prosper Talonettes and is open to all K-8th graders. Come join in on the fun!

Date: August 19th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Prosper High School
Cost: $35.00
Please visit to register.
Meet the Eagles

August 19th

We hope you can join us at Meet the Eagles on August 19th at 8:30 pm @ Prosper HS! You will get a chance to preview the Prosper HS Fall teams as well as a fireworks show at the conclusion. Help us kick off the Year of the Eagle in Prosper!!
Destination Imagination Info Meeting

August 31st

If your child likes mind-bending puzzles, performing skits and/or building things, he or she might enjoy the opportunity to participate in Destination Imagination, a unique extra-curricular program for Prosper ISD students. To learn more about forming a DI team, please plan to attend our Destination Imagination information meeting on Thursday, August 31st at 6:30pm at Reynolds Middle School in the cafeteria. DI is open for ALL Prosper ISD students and we would love to have some middle school and high school teams.

We need parent volunteers to help bring this program to Prosper ISD for our students. If you are interested, or need more information about the time commitment to be a team manager, please plan on attending the meeting on August 31st. Visit our Prosper DI group website or our Prosper ISD DI webpage,

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Duke TIP Meeting

September 5th

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedication to identifying academically talented youth and providing innovative programs to support the development of their potential. Students in grades 4th-7th are identified for participation using a Talent Search Model. Duke TIP’s Talent Search department works with schools to identify students who are invited to participate. The program uses test scores (grade-level standardized achievement, IQ tests, or state assessments) to identify the students. If the student attended Prosper schools last year, we will use STAAR and/CogAT to identify students. If you are new to Prosper ISD, we will see if the scores provided to us by your previous district meet the qualifying criteria. Counselors notify parents of students who meet the Duke TIP qualifying criteria. Parents can then choose to enroll their children in the Duke TIP program.

If you have questions or want to find out more information, please join us on Tuesday, September 5th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the boardroom at the Administration Bldg (605 E. 7th St.) Alexis Webb and Janet Anders will be providing information and answering parent questions.
Eagle Spotlight

The Prosper ISD RISE (Research Impacting Student Excellence) Program provides an opportunity for innovative educators to seek out and vet exciting new teaching methods for our students, and, ultimately, provide quality data and training for our teachers.
Community News Page

This page is a listing of many upcoming activities hosted by local groups and organizations. It is updated on a regular basis. Click here to view upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

August 19th
Community Event - Meet the Eagles
8:30 - 10:00 pm

August 21st
PISD School Board Meeting
6:30 PM ~ PISD Admin Board Room

August 28th
Professional Learning / Student Holiday

September 7th
Elementary: Curriculum Night
5:30 - 6:15 pm for grades 1-2
6:30 - 7:15 pm for grades 3-5
All Campuses

September 4th
School Holiday

September 11th
Rogers & Reynolds: Curriculum Night

September 18th
PHS: College Night
6:00 - 8:00 pm


Prosper Independent School District
605 East Seventh Street, Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: 469-219-2000