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Once again, Plano West made Newsweek's rankings of America's Best High Schools in the country! Can we get a "Wolfpack"?!?!?! Visit www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2015 for more information.

Welcome back, Wolfpack!

AUGUST 12, 2016
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Student Registration in Parent Portal:

AUGUST 1, 2016 THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2016
Prior to coming to campus on August 12th, login to your Parent Portal Account by clicking on the Parent Portal link on the left side of this page.

If there are no holds on your student’s schedule, you may view and print it on or after August 11, 2016.  Review your schedule for accuracy.  Schedule changes cannot be made on Orientation Day unless there is an error on the schedule, such as: too few/too many courses, course already completed, duplicate courses, level change, missing a course for graduation, or government and economics scheduled the same semester.  If there is an error please email your counselor or go to the Counseling waiting area in the cafeteria and wait to see your Counselor.  Please bring your schedule with you. For information on the Plano West Counseling Department, please click here.

Follow the link below for detailed Student Orientation infomation:


Dear Parents,


Earlier in the year, Plano ISD established a project team to help operationalize the district's strategic plan goals. Now, with help from students, teachers and parents, we intend to measure our organizational success in ways far more comprehensive than analyzing state test scores.


We are seeking your valuable feedback on some very important issues and ask that you please take a moment to answer the brief survey linked below. The survey will provide us with important insight from the parent perspective and, as such, will be used as we make strategic decisions about everything from program changes to resource deployment. We view our parents' collective responses as critical to our ongoing strategic planning and improvement.


We know that this is a busy time as the end of the school year approaches. The survey will be available for you to take online at your convenience until June 30 at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/HwrwtM8iJz


Thank you in advance for your thoughtful participation on this important feedback tool. More importantly, thank you for the work you do to help make our schools great places for children to grow and learn.




Dr. Brian T. Binggeli

Superintendent of Schools

Plano ISD has implemented InfoCenter, allowing you to better control how you receive communications from your child’s school and Plano ISD. The following is a guide to help you get started.

What is InfoCenter?: InfoCenter provides access to all the messages and information sent by your child’s campus and Plano ISD. Accessible from any internet-enabled device, InfoCenter visually displays and organizes alerts, notifications, and attachments for easy review and reference. InfoCenter also allows you to customize how you receive communications from PISD (campus and district).

The following link has a step-by-step guide to sign up:
How to sign-up for InfoCenter


PWSH 10 Challenges

The Assistance Center of Collin County provides local programs and services to assist families in our community. The link to the Directory of Human Services is maintained by the Assistance Center of Collin County.
Directory of Human Services in Collin County, TXopens in new window (maintained by the Assistance Center of Collin County)

Health Alert: Flu

Parents and students,

Important information and resources regarding influenza can be found on the Plano ISD website at: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/index.shtml. The district website has been updated to include the Texas Department of State Health Services suggested links and information, as well as basic reminders.  Flu season runs thru mid- May. 

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: "Did You Know"

Did you know approximately 25,00 people overdosed and died from prescription drugs in 2014?   You can help keep unused and expired prescriptions from being abused.  The DEA holds a drug “take back” day where you simply bring any unused or expired medications to a site and drop it off.  It is FREE and it is EASY to do!    On April 30, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you can stop by any collection site nearest you and drop off your medications.   There will be sites at PSHS, PESH, PWSH and Clark schools this year.  I have included the website if you need a site closer to home.

Please consider cleaning out your medicine cabinets and help us fight the battle of prescription drug abuse.  Together, we can make a difference! 

Check out the article from the Plano Police Department.  https://nextdoor.com/agency-post/tx/plano/plano-police-department/national-drug-take-back-2016-20761427/

This following student produced video presentation of the detrimental effects of substance abuse illustrates the real consequences and impacts on a student's career at Plano West Senior High School. Make good decisions about your actions, work hard, play hard and help others.

Substance Abuse Awareness Video

Click on the link below to access videos on pisdtv including:

What Up At West!



Save a Life!

Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."  (Rachel Scott, 17)

Produced by the Theatre Productions students at Plano West Senior High School, “Save a Life” utilizes student performances to deliver a message regarding bullying and suicide prevention. To enhance the impact, the performers included an interactive conclusion to the performance which enabled the audience to participate and established a very personal dimension.   This message was delivered to both adult and student audiences.

Save a Life Video

Student Insurance

Optional student accident insurance is available through Markel Insurance Company. Parents will enroll online utilizing Markel’s dedicated secure enrollment website:  http://markel.sevencorners.com.
On this website, parents are able to:  view all of the coverage and premium options; Preview a Frequently Asked Questions section; and purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of the purchase.  Parents can also contact Markel at 1-877-444-5014 for details on obtaining a form for enrollment.


Leading with Pride”                                                  


“The mission of Plano West Senior High School is to prepare students to strive
for excellence and contribute with compassion and integrity to a diverse society.”

We Believe...

...education is a dynamic, not a static process which prepares students to be life-long learners.

...success in education is based on a cooperative effort among students, staff, parents, and community.

...all students can achieve success.

...students need critical thinking skills to be successful in today’s changing global environment.

...knowledge provides an awareness of our multi-cultural society and contributes to an appreciation of human worth and dignity.

...the strength of the instructional program provides each student with an opportunity to excel academically as well as intellectually.

...strong morals, values, and character provide the foundation for productive citizens.

...that a safe, caring, and nurturing environment is essential to the learning process.

...excellence is the standard in instruction and leadership.

...everyone has an obligation to contribute to the school



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The Plano ISD’s Family Education and Guidance Services webpage has helpful information and online classes for parenting resources.  On-line classes cover bullying and harassment, cyber bullying, as well as other parenting concerns.


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Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, the following documents outline the communication procedures.

Complementing our long-established safety and security measures, Plano ISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP).

Food Service Information

Substance Abuse Information

For information about substance abuse prevention please visit:


Mondays and Wednesdays
4:20 – 4:55 p.m.

For students who normally ride the bus home from school!

Must see the counseling department, to sign up and get a bus pass.

Senior End of the Year Information

student accomplishment


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This page last updated July 26, 2016.