TownTalk News received the following Press Release from Dr. Stephanie Howard, Plains ISD Superintendent.

On August 10th, Plains ISD welcomes our new employees to New Employee Orientation. As the year kicks off, we are excited to welcome our new employees to Plains ISD. Each of them brings expertise in their areas, a passion for excellence and a commitment to the students in Plains ISD. On Thursday August 17th Plains ISD will kick off the year with District Convocation. This is an exciting year as we build on the implementation of AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) after a successful first year with the program. AVID is a college and career readiness program focused on establishing a culture of high expectations driven by the concept: Proven Achievement – Lifelong Advantage. Our keynote speaker for convocation will be Dr. Jane Braddock with Friends of Texas Public Schools. She will lead our faculty, staff and invited guests through “Be like Walt” a follow-up to the Ambassador training she conducted last August.

We invite you to join us for video clips and/or photos of our events as we kick off a great year in Plains ISD.

From August 10th-August 25th, our employees will be involved in a professional learning centered around the goals of our district and campuses. It if going to be a great year in Plains ISD.