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Plano East Senior High School

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Established 1979
School type Public School
Principal Karen McDonald
Location East Plano
Faculty 239
Mascot Panther
Colors Gold and Black
Homepage http://k-12.pisd.edu/schools/planoeast/

Plano East Senior High School (commonly East, Plano East, or PESH) is a secondary school in Plano, Texas serving high school juniors and seniors. The school is part of the Plano Independent School District. Plano East is the only senior high school in Plano ISD to offer an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. [1] General public redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation) or Puma (disambiguation). ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... An North American naming, a junior is someone in their last year but one at an educational establishment. ... A high school senior is a student in the final year of secondary education in the United States and some other countries; generally 12 years after kindergarten or 17-18 years of age. ... The logo of the Plano Independent School District Plano Independent School District (PISD or Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Texas (USA). ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational programme examined in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is a university entrance course. ...


The school colors are black and gold, and the school mascot is the panther. Plano East has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Best High School in Texas designation by Redbook magazine, Texas Education Agency Blue Ribbon School, and State and National Academic Decathlon Championships. For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation) or Puma (disambiguation). ... The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ... The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... For other uses, see Red Book. ... The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas and oversees public primary and secondary education in the state. ... The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is one of the premier academic competitions in the United States. ...


Plano East's graduating classes are among the largest for high schools in the United States. Plano East's Class of 2005, with 1220 graduates, was the largest high school graduating class in the U.S. that year. [2]

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History

Buildings B2, B3, and B4 seen from building A

To meet the demand of the growing population in Plano, Plano East Senior High School opened in 1981 as the second Senior High School in the city. The school opened with 3 academic buildings connected by second floor walkways, a fine arts building, and a gymnasium. The athletics complex was added as a result of Title IX laws which require equal space for male and female athletics. Later a 4th building connected to the other 3 was added. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Plano East Senior High School by Gibrán Lule-Hurtado File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 176 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Plano East Senior High School by Gibrán Lule-Hurtado File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a 76-word United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: No person...


In 2002, a new student activity center was constructed for indoor athletic practice.


The school has had a fierce rivalry with the oldest High School in Plano, Plano Senior High School, as well as a sense of competition towards Plano West Senior High School; their rivalry with Allen High School to the north is very intense as well. Plano Senior High School (commonly Plano, Plano Senior, or PSHS) is a free public secondary school in Plano, Texas, United States serving students in grades 11-12. ... Plano West Senior High School Plano West Senior High School (commonly West, Plano West, or PWSH) is a public secondary school in Plano, USA serving high school juniors and seniors. ... Allen High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Allen, Texas. ...


Athletics

The school's football team won an ESPY award in 1995 for showstopper of the year: High school football: Incredible comeback/letdown, Plano East vs. Tyler [1] [2]. The ESPY Awards are a set of annual sports awards given out by the ESPN sports television channel in the United States since 1993. ...


On the evening of November 26, 1994, Plano East was trailing against John Tyler 41-17 with 3 minutes remaining in regulation. Plano East had possession of the ball at John Tyler's 20 yard line. With a quick touchdown pass from Jeff Whitley to Terrence Green, the drive began as the score closed to 41-23 (failed two point conversion). On the ensuing onside kickoff, a member of John Tyler's team picked up the ball and fumbled it, and Plano East was there to pick it up. With the ball on John Tyler's 44, Whitley hit another pass to Terrence Green, taking them up to the 26 yard line with 2:24 left. On the next play, a hard blitz caused an errant pass from Whitley, however the pass was still caught and taken to the 11 yard line. 3 plays later, on 4th and 5 at the 5 yard line, Whitley completes a touchdown pass to John Braddick. The conversion was good, which took the score to 41-31. On yet another onside kick, Plano East yet again recovered possession when a John Tyler player let the ball bounce off of him. With the ball on their own 45 and 1:24 left, a screen pass to Green took the ball to the John Tyler 12 yard line, where he took the ball out of bounds to stop the clock. On the next play, Whitley completed yet another touchdown pass to Braddick. The failed conversion left the score 41-37. Plano East recovered yet another onside kick following the attempted conversion, which left them at midfield. On 2nd and 10, facing a hard blitz from both sides, another screen pass to Green took the ball to the John Tyler 22 yard line. With 31 seconds remaining, Whitley threw yet another touchdown pass to take the lead 43-41. After a successful extra point, John Tyler was ready to receive the ball with 24 seconds remaining. In yet another shocking play, John Tyler's kickoff returner went 97 yards for a touchdown, which led to the final score of 48-44. is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


3 minute summary for Plano East: Jeff Whitley - 219 passing yards, 4 TD John Braddick - 23 yards, 2 TD Terrence Green - 91 receiving yards, 1 TD


The game is perhaps remembered as much for the unique play-by-play account. As Plano East scored touchdown after touchdown and recovered one onside kick after another, the game announcers (working for Plano's cable franchise at the time) got caught up in the moment, interjecting with comments such as "Good gosh almighty!" When Plano East scored the go-ahead touchdown, they lost all restraint. As John Tyler was running back the kickoff for the touchdown the announcers became audibly upset. After John Tyler scored, one announcer (Mike Zuffuto, coach at nearby Lake Highlands High School) remarked, "God bless those kids. I'm sick, I want to throw up!" To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Football

On December 2, 2006, East, led by quarterback Riko Smalls' dominating performance against the highly touted Westfield defense, jumped out to a quick 21-10 lead with minutes to go in the first half of the Texas Regional Semifinal game. As Smalls ran for a first down with two minutes to go in the second quarter, he was knocked out of the game with a broken collarbone, an injury he suffered earlier in the season. Without their leader, East coughed up their first half lead and lost 31-27. Spring Westfield High School was defeated by the Allen Eagles the following week. Even though East had one of it's most successful seasons in 10 years, people can only wonder what might have happened had Riko Smalls not suffered his injury. Many consider the 2006 team as one of the top three teams in Plano East football history along with the 1994 and 1999 teams.


Jeremy Lewis was one the best football players to come out of Plano East.Jeremy played wide receiver and started 2 out of the 3 years he was varsity. He finished his football career with 31 catches and 413 yards 1td. Jeremy was recruited by Iowa State, Idaho, Alcorn St,Junior Colleges


Bowling

In the 2005-06 season, Plano East qualified fourth (behind Allen, Plano Senior and McKinney) during district play to qualify for regionals. At the Region II playoffs, East finished second to Allen and qualified for the state playoffs in Houston, Texas. In Houston, Plano East was seeded 2nd after the qualifying round and faced Sachse in the round of 16. East defeated Sachse 2-0, and moved on to play Killeen in the round of 8. After another 2-0 sweep, East moved on to the final four. The final four teams were the 1-4 seeds, matching (1) Plano Senior vs. (4) Garland Lakeview and (2) Plano East vs. (3)C.E. Ellison. East did not lose a game again, defeating Ellison 2-0. Ultimately, East played the defending champions Garland Lakeview in the finals after a 2-1 upset against Plano. East stumbled and lost game one 164-189, but came back strong and won the last two games 160-144 and 204-156. This was Plano East's first team state title since its creation in 1979. Members of the team include: Kevin Bresson, Brandon Brown, Ryan Darley, Thomas Dollin, Hunter Hooper, Peter Josephs, Andrew Smith and Kody Woods. Coaches include: Hieu Du and David Smith.


Other accomplishments:
2005:

 - State Finalist - David Germeck: All District First Team, state singles qualifier - Kevin Bresson: All District Second Team 

2006:

 - State Champion, Regionals Runner-Up - Kevin Bresson: Boys Bowler of the Year, state singles qualifier - Brandon Brown: All District First Team - Thomas Dollin: All District Honorable Mention 

2007:

 - District Champion (10-0), Regionals Champion, State Finalist (13th) - Thomas Dollin: Boys Bowler of the YearState singles qualifier - Brandon Wesely: Boys Newcomer of the Year, state singles qualifier - Kevin Bresson: All District First Team, state singles qualifier 

Hockey

Plano East Hockey won the AT&T Silver Division championship in 2006-2007 defeating Plano West 3-1 in the championship.


Orienteering

Plano East is home to PISD's only orienteering team. Hosted by the ROTC program, the orienteering team won the North Texas Orienteering Association championship for the competitive year of 2005-2006 as well as the 2006-2007 school year. Members of the team also represented the city of Plano at the National competition both years, in North Carolina and in Maryland where they ranked 4th in the nation on the varsity, and junior varsity level. The international orienteering symbol. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...


Academics

Plano East Senior High School operates on an 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. schedule, which includes seven periods and a break for off-campus lunch during which all students may leave campus to eat lunch. Traditionally, students attend from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., but the school offers a program where students may elect to attend a "Zero Hour" class before 1st period at 8:00 a.m. This allows students the option of taking an additional class or leaving early at 3:19 p.m.


Plano East offers International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Honors, Regular Level, Special Education and Remedial classes. The school offers 6 foreign languages including American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. There are JROTC programs, English as a Second Language classes, as well as vocational and career track programs. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... It has been suggested that ASL Grammar be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program put forth by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the nation that train highschool students in Leadership and Military Sciences. ...


JROTC Program

Plano East Senior High has a JROTC program that currently holds the Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD). It has held the HUD for more than 17 years. It is currently headed by LTC Bernard Aikens (Ret.) and had MSG Darrell Crews (Ret.) teaching the 9th grade and CSM Michael Franklin (Ret.) teaching the 10th graders. The various extra-curricular teams consist of Rifle Team, Orienteering, Drill, Color Guard, Academic Team, and PT (Physical Training) team. The battalion consisits of 5 companies: A (Alpha), B (Bravo), C (Charlie), D (Delta), and Headquarters which consists of the Battalion Commander, the Deputy Commander, Executive Officer, and the Sergeant Major. The Sergeant Major is currently c/SGM Jason Henson, the BNCO (Battalion Commander) is c/MAJ Phillip Ball, the Deputy Commander is c/CPT David Paxman, and the executive officer is c/CPT Payden Collins. Company A commander is c/1LT Leo Sanchez, Company B commander is c/1LT Maria Roos, Company C commander is c/1LT Collin Chisolm, and Company D commander is c/1LT Yvonne Monroy. Please add more information as needed.


The Fine Arts and Performing Arts

PESH Building "A" houses its fine arts department.

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Band

The Plano East Band consists of three concert bands (The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band), The Marching Panthers marching band, and a jazz ensemble.


The Bands are directed by Evelio Villarreal, Director of Bands, Jana Harvey, Associate Director of Bands, and John Brennan, Associate Director of Bands. Under the guidance of the directors, the band has become one of the most decorated bands in Texas. In 2000, the band was named the winner of the Dale C. Harris Exemplary Band Program Award by the American School Band Directors Association. This distinction is annually awarded to the top band program in the United States. In addition the band has 27 consecutive years of Superior Ratings and Sweepstakes Awards in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) for marching, concert and sightreading competitions. In 2006 the wind ensemble was named the first runner-up at the State UIL Honor Band competition. The University Interscholastic League or UIL is an organization which creates rules for and sometimes administers almost all athletic, music, and academic contests for public elementary and secondary schools in the American state of Texas. ...


Orchestra

The Plano East Orchestra is also among the top programs in the state. The orchestra under direction of Betsy Thomas was as recently as the 2002-2003 school year, named as the High School String Orchestra Honor Orchestra for the state. The orchestra also received the award of Honor Orchestra from the Texas Music Educators Association in 1998-1999, 2000-2001, and 2004-2005. TMEA restrictions allow the school to participate in the honor orchestra contest only every other year.


Theatre

Plano East offers various theatre-related classes. Not only does it provide acting/performance classes, but it also features Technical Theater as well as an elite Theater Major Studies (TMS) program.


Students are under the direction of theatre veteran Lisa Hale. She has been the theatre director at Plano East since 1984 and has directed over 60 plays. Lisa has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a masters from the University of North Texas. University of Texas redirects here. ... “UNT” redirects here. ...


Students in the theatre program are able to take advantage of experts that are brought in for workshops. In the past, students have learned about Kabuki, Laban, Sanskrit, Chinese Opera, stage combat, theatre dance, acting for the camera and auditioning techniques. The theatre department also takes advantage of the professionals at neighboring Southern Methodist University, UT Dallas and Collin County Community College. Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... The University of Texas at Dallas is a branch of the UT system, which, despite its name, is located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The theatre department produces four major productions each school year. A theatre major studies show (one where only students involved in the TMS program are allowed to audition), an open audition show, senior-directed one act plays, and the open audition one act.


Plano East theatre competes in the state UIL one act play competition each spring. In 2006, Plano East received the state championship for their production of The Marriage of Bette and Boo. [3] The theatre department operates its own website.


Recognition

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Panther Hall of Fame

The highest honor a Plano East student can be awarded is induction into the Plano East Panther Hall of Fame. Since 1989, several students have been inducted into the Hall of Fame usually as a result of winning a Texas state championship in an extracurricular activity.


Hall inductees:
2005- Philip Dollin, Economics Challenge State Champion; Matt Vera, Economics Challenge State Champion
2006- Jeff Nanney, Economics Challenge State Runner-up, Valedictorian; Aleck Zhou, Economics Challenge State Champion
2007- Thomas Dollin, Area Bowler of the Year 2007


Notable persons

Notable alumni

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See also

Plano Senior High School (commonly Plano, Plano Senior, or PSHS) is a free public secondary school in Plano, Texas, United States serving students in grades 11-12. ... Plano West Senior High School Plano West Senior High School (commonly West, Plano West, or PWSH) is a public secondary school in Plano, USA serving high school juniors and seniors. ... // This is a list of high schools in the state of Texas. ...

Notes

  1. ^ International Baccalaureate: Plano ISD. Plano Independent School District. Retrieved on 2006-07-10.
  2. ^ Some Numbers from NEWSWEEK's Best High Schools List - Newsweek America's Best High Schools - MSNBC.com. Newsweek. Retrieved on 2006-07-10.

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