Heritage High School (Frisco, Texas)
Heritage High School is a public high school located in Frisco, Texas and is part of the Frisco Independent School District. Heritage opened for the first time to freshmen and sophomore students in the fall of 2009. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency; the Heritage Coyotes compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling Football Boys Soccer Girls Track Boys Track Starting in fall 2009, Heritage Theatre opened with a production of "The Secret Garden" from there followed Theatre Fest where the classes put on shows such as "Pygmalion" performed by Intermediate Theatre 1, "Alice in Wonderland" performed by another Intermediate Theatre 1, "The Miracle Worker" performed by Theatre 2. The University Interscholastic League One Act Play chosen was, "The Butterfly's Evil Spell" by Federico Garcia Lorca; the Theatre took this One Act to Area, the highest level an opening school in FISD has reached, many awards were received during this time.
The 2010–2011 year was kicked off by a summer performance of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, where some of the theatrical students came in August during their vacation period to audition and work on the show. In progress is the regional premiere of "Hairspray", the Theatre Production shows "And the Winner Is..." and "Paganini". Heritage Theatre has entered the season with La Dispute as the varsity One Act show, Pride and Prejudice as the junior varsity One Act; the Heritage High School Band has had seven successful years as a growing organization. During the first two school years open, the band has achieved two 1st division ratings at University Interscholastic League contests for marching and concert, its inaugural show, "State of Mind," propelled the marching band into the world of high school marching competitions. "Speed", the second year show, continued the HHS Band's success within Little Elm. "Windsprints" earned the marching band another 1st division rating at University Interscholastic League, allowing them to compete in the 4A Area B Marching Contest in October.
2012's show was entitled, featuring the music of John Mackey. This show again received straight 1's, leading to a successful straight 1st divisions since Heritage has been opened. However, 2012 was not a state year for 4A because it was for 5A. In the fall of 2013, Heritage High will be able to attempt to make State for 2013 is a state year for 4A; the Heritage Band is under the instruction of Head Director Jason Prasifka. Percussion Instructors are Ronnie Ivy, Alan Brawdy. Color Guard is led by Jessica Harrell; the orchestra program is directed by Elizabeth Balkema. She has brought the program to numerous successes and the orchestra itself has achieved division 1 ratings since it began. In 2011 the Heritage Orchestra received superior ratings from all six judges at the Region 24 UniversityIL competition; the Orchestra went to San Antonio to the Music Choice competition where they received superior ratings from the judges and runner up for best in class. The cello and bass section received musicianship awards at this competition also.
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Liberty High School (Frisco, Texas)
Liberty High School is a public high school located in the city of Frisco, United States. It is classified as a 5A school by the UIL, it is a part of the Frisco Independent School District located in east central Collin County, is one of nine high schools in the district. The school opened in 2006 in what is now Fowler Middle School and the following year opened in its own building on Rolater Road. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency, it has a rivalry with Centennial High School, which the students refer to as the "Rolater Rumble” Students in Broadcast II and III classes are involved in producing an online student newspaper. In 2015, the CSPA named it among the top 13 new high school sites in the nation; the Liberty Redhawks compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cricket Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Swimming and Diving Volleyball Wrestling Liberty's speech and debate team has won district and state titles in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, Informative and Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking, including UIL CX state qualifications in 2017 and 2018, as well as winning the 2018 5A State Championship title in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Although participating in National Speech and Debate Association competitions, the team competes in UIL. Opportunities for students interested in performing arts include colorguard, Rockskool, theatre, dance team, marching band. Language courses offered include French. American Sign Language is offered in cooperation with nearby CHS. German was once offered in cooperation with nearby CHS/HHS, but was discontinued in 2012. Since opening in 2006, Liberty has excelled at the United States Academic Decathlon. At state level, for the years of 06-07 and 07-08, the team won second place in the 3A division. In the 08-09 year, Liberty won state championship in the 4A division. During the 11-12 competition, it placed second in the regional round as well as 9th in the state round at San Antonio, Texas. Sasha Lane - actress, American Honey Jay Ajayi - running back for the Philadelphia Eagles Keaton Parks - professional soccer player for Benfica, member 2018 US Men's National Soccer Team Liberty High School webpage Frisco Independent School District
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, United States. It is Collin County's second-largest city, after Plano. Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, McKinney is about 32 miles north of Dallas; the Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest-growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007, it was ranked second-fastest-growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third-fastest. In the 2010 census, the city's population was 131,117; the most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2019, is 187,802. As of May 2017, McKinney City was the third-fastest-growing city in the United States. In 2014, McKinney was rated #1 by Money Magazine as "Best Place to Live" in America. On March 24, 1849, William Davis, who owned 3,000 acres where McKinney now stands, donated 120 acres for the townsite. Ten years McKinney incorporated, in 1913, the town adopted the commission form of government.
For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress, a cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, schools and from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, a garment-manufacturing company; the population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953, McKinney had 355 businesses; the town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s. By 1970, McKinney was surpassed in size by Plano. McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. By the mid-1980s, the town had become a commuter center for residents who worked in Plano and Dallas. In 1985, it supported 254 businesses. Since McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 54,369 with 2,005 businesses and in the 2010 census the population had more than doubled to 131,117 residents.
The Census Bureau's most recent estimated population for McKinney is 162,898. The most recent population estimate, produced by the city as of January 1, 2017, is 168,358. Both the city and the county were named for Collin McKinney, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a congressman for the Red River district of the Republic of Texas, he was the author of a bill establishing counties in the northern part of the state. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.9 square miles, of which 62.2 square miles is land and 0.7 square mile, or 1.07%, is covered by water. McKinney is considered part of the humid subtropical region. On average, the warmest month is July; the highest recorded temperature was 118 °F in 1936. On average, the coolest month is January; the lowest recorded temperature was −7 °F in 1930. The maximum average precipitation occurs in May, it is part of the Texas blackland prairies, which means it gets hot summers because it is in the Sun Belt.
Humidity makes temperatures feel higher, winters are mild and are rainy. Spring is the wettest part of the year; as of the 2010 census McKinney had a population of 131,117. The median age was 33; the racial composition of the population was 74.8% White, 10.5% Black, 0.7% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.1% reporting two or more races. About 18.6 % of residents were Latino of any race. Of the 28,186 households, 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.2% were not families. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29. In the city, the population was distributed as 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $63,366, for a family was $72,133.
Males had a median income of $50,663 versus $32,074 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,185. About 4.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. Between 1970 and 1990, McKinney experienced moderate population growth, from 15,193 in the 1970 census, to 21,283 in the 1990 census. Since McKinney's rate of increase has been much more dramatic. In the 2000 census, McKinney had grown to 131,117 in the 2010 census; as of the 2000 U. S. Census, 64% of the foreign-born residents of McKinney originated from Mexico; as of 2009, 70% of McKinney's total population born outside of the United States had arrived to the U. S. in the 1990s. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that McKinney City, Texas was the third fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 5.9% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. According to the city's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top 10 employers in the city are: The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report states that the city's various funds had $324.6 million in total revenues, $247.9 million in total expenditures, $1,360.8 million in total assets, $437.6 million in
Weston is a city in Collin County, United States. The population was 563 at the 2010 census. Weston is located in northern Collin County at 33°19′33″N 96°38′32″W, it is 12 miles north of McKinney, the county seat, 7 miles west of Anna, 8 miles east of Celina. According to the United States Census Bureau, Weston has a total area of 5.2 square miles, of which 0.04 square miles, or 0.93%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 635 people, 235 households, 204 families residing in the city; the population density was 136.9 people per square mile. There were 249 housing units at an average density of 53.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.17% White, 0.16% African American, 0.31% Asian, 2.05% from other races, 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.41% of the population. There were 235 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.8% were non-families.
11.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $56,528, the median income for a family was $59,375. Males had a median income of $44,107 versus $27,083 for females; the per capita income for the city was $25,440. About 2.3% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over. Weston is served by two school districts - Celina ISD and McKinney ISD. City of Weston official website
Frisco High School
Frisco High School is a public high school located in Frisco, Texas and is a part of the Frisco Independent School District. Frisco High School is the only known high school in the United States to have a raccoon as an official mascot. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. Frisco High School was founded in 1902; the original building no longer exists, but other previous locations still do: the Frisco ISD Student Opportunity Center was Frisco High School for many years. A new high school facility was built just north of this location and used for many years. Another new building, at Stonebrook Parkway and Parkwood Boulevard, was constructed in the 1990s. At the beginning of the 2000s, Frisco's explosive population growth required the opening of a second high school named Centennial High in east Frisco, at Coit Road and Rolater Road. Frisco ISD's third high school, Wakeland High, opened in 2006 in northwest Frisco on Legacy Drive. This, like the opening of Centennial cut a large chunk out of Frisco High's attendance zone.
The opening of now rival Wakeland High School, was vital, in that it relieved the infamous overcrowding at Frisco High. The most recent attendance total for FHS is 1796 students, keeping the campus at its desired 4A Classification. However, the population of Frisco continues to grow. Reedy High School will be the district's eighth high school. A significant addition and remodel to Frisco High School began during the summer of 2012, to increase the building's capacity to 2100 students and to update the school's facilities to the level of quality enjoyed by the other, newer high schools in the district; the project included the construction of a new auditorium, orchestra room, gymnasium and parking lot, as well as an expansion of the cafeteria into the current auditorium. The previous marching band practice field was paved over to create the new parking lot, necessary because the new auditorium displaced a large number of the old parking spaces; the project was expected to be completed in summer of 2013, but was finished in 2013.
Prior to 2002 the athletic team was known as the "Coons", but the name was changed to "Raccoons" that year. Superintendent Rick Reedy and board member Jimmy Gaffney supported the change, while some area residents opposed the change; the change meant. Prior to the vote the sole FISD athletic stadium at the time was changed from "Coons Stadium" to "FISD Memorial Stadium"; the Frisco Raccoons compete in these sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling Girls Cross Country 1982 Softball 2002 Boys Swimming 2005, 2006, 2008 Girls Swimming 2011 Boys Track 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Red Patterson, Major League Baseball player Frisco High School
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U. S. while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U. S. and El Paso. Texas is nicknamed "The Lone Star State" to signify its former status as an independent republic, as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico; the "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state seal.
The origin of Texas's name is from the word taysha. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U. S. Southern and Southwestern regions. Although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10% of Texas's land area is desert. Most of the population centers are in areas of former prairies, grasslands and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the desert and mountains of the Big Bend; the term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state; the state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, joined the Confederate States of America on March 2nd of the same year. After the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. Four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton and oil. Before and after the U. S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative, it was though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U. S. in state export revenue since 2002, has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world; the name Texas, based on the Caddo word táyshaʼ "friend", was applied, in the spelling Tejas or Texas, by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves the Hasinai Confederacy, the final -s representing the Spanish plural. The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas. During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevo Reino de Filipinas "New Kingdom of the Philippines", or as provincia de los Tejas "province of the Tejas" also provincia de Texas, "province of Texas", it was incorporated as provincia de Texas into the Mexican Empire in 1821, declared a republic in 1836.
The Royal Spanish Academy recognizes both spellings and Texas, as Spanish-language forms of the name of the U. S. State of Texas; the English pronunciation with /ks/ is unetymological, based in the value of the letter x in historical Spanish orthography. Alternative etymologies of the name advanced in the late 19th century connected the Spanish teja "rooftile", the plural tejas being used to designate indigenous Pueblo settlements. A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett. Texas is the second-largest U. S. state, with an area of 268,820 square miles. Though 10% larger than France and twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Zambia. Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers; the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas to the south.
The Red River forms a natural border with Arkansas to the north. The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east; the Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western
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