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FSM July 2012

Have you ever wondered how some of the buildings, roads or parks in Frisco got their name? In our July issue, we highlight some of the Frisco residents that have made such an impact on our community that their name will forever be displayed. What exactly is a volunteer vacation? We have these stories and more in the July issue of Frisco STYLE Magazine.

STREETS OF FRISCO
FSM’S ANDREW JOHNSON ASKS

What would you trade for a
working air conditioner?

“I would give up my pool for a
working A/C.”

PATRICK, K ATELYN &
MAHALA AHEARN

“ I might give up my bed for a
working air conditioner. I would
NOT give up going to the Rangers
games though.”

JESSICA TAYLOR & ALLISON BRATZ

“ I have experienced that before
and I would be willing to give up a
week’s worth of food.”

JENNIFER BUIE

“V egetables!”

OLIVIA KLUMB & ELLEN MOFSOWITZ

“I would give up my MP3 Player.”
“I would give up eating out for a week.”
“I would trade hot water for cool air.”
“I’d give up my snow cone.”
“ I don’t mind the heat. I would not trade anything.”
THE VINCENT FAMILY

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DINING

The Perfect Mix
BY HEATHER RODRIGUEZ

Tenderloin Fajitas, the ultimate in beef fajitas
(left). Fried Ice Cream is the perfect summer
time treat (above).

and not only includes unique margaritas

such as the Gentle Jack (made with Jack

Daniels), and the Bombarita (made with

brandy and Everclear), but also traditional

strawberry, mango and coconut

margaritas, beers, wines and signature

cocktails. G chooses the El Presisdente

and I ask Cody to make me an off-the-

menu “skinny” margarita, consistent with

the traditional order of the Big Mac & Diet

Coke! Cody shakes a delicious, mean

margarita that goes down easy. He then

asks if we are ready for an appetizer. Yes

please!

Should we choose homemade queso,

AFTER A LONG WEEK fueled by from G, my prince charming, of course). made fresh daily, guacamole, nachos

redundant work responsibilities, I go Immediately, I take note of the crowd or quesadillas? They all sound yummy

through my mental list: Friday-check; date on the spacious covered patio. This is no and have our mouths watering. Juan,

night-check; Prince Charming-check. We surprise, we realize, as there are plenty bartender number two, steps in and we

are anxious to wind down and fill up with of fans to cool the already shaded area. decide on the Queso Loco, because

some not-so-typical food and fun. It’s a As we enter Casa Rita’s, several smiling we’re CRAZY like that. The Loco could

tough job, but we are ready and willing. bubbly teens await to help us find the be a meal in itself with layers of queso,

Tex-Mex & margaritas-check. perfect table. With a little banter, we refried beans and taco beef, topped with

Tonight we decide to tackle Casa Rita’s decide the bar offers G and me a “court guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.

Mexican Grill. The restaurant, on Preston side” seat to people watch and enjoy our It’s so creamy and flavorful that we asked

Road in Frisco, north of Warren Parkway, surroundings. On cue, our chips and salsa Juan to take it away before we licked the

is already lively this sunny and steamy arrive as we belly up to the spacious and bowl clean.

Friday evening. What’s this?? Front row modern bar. I’m pleased to find hooks As we ponder the dinner menu, G

parking and it’s not even designated “to under the bar to hang my purse - another (habla espanol) strikes up a conversation

go.” This was a sure sign of good times to good sign. with Juan. They chat and carry on like old

come. G, as I call my husband, grabs our Bartender number one, Cody, friends, while I nod and smile (no hablo

prime spot as a couple walking hand-in- introduces himself and offers a list of espanol). This is the perfect opportunity

hand arrives to dine and compliments my specialty margaritas featuring Casa Rita’s for me to get a better look at the décor

personalized license plates (Awww -a gift signature tequilas. The menu is extensive and demographic around us. Casa Rita’s

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Smoked Brisket Burrito topped Key Lime Pie is a great way
with queso blanco. to wrap up a delicious meal.

is festive and clean, lined with easy-to-see Victor had to get back to work and we and avocado chipoltle sauce completely

flat screens, ideal to view any big game. needed to get back to the business of justify my “skinny” margarita order. It’s

There are couples, young and old, groups the dinner menu. The menu is extensive. heavenly.

of girls laughing and many families. It’s The entrees range from tacos, fajitas, Even though we can’t imagine eating

the perfect mix of Frisco, welcoming and burritos and enchiladas to steak, seafood another bite, the dessert menu is calling

inviting to all. and chicken. Everything is enhanced with our names. Why not??? Lets see ... Flan,

The experience from Casa Rita’s homemade sauces. I ponder tres leches cake, mini sopapillas? Tonight
the guacamole enchiladas with black we order the key lime pie and fried ice

beginning to end was beans and the brisket tacos. Juan then cream. We manage a couple bites of
steers me to the Smoked Brisket Burrito each & agree the key lime pie is tart and

flawless. Casa Rita’s topped with queso blanco. Sold! G had refreshing while the fried ice cream is
his mind set on fajitas from the beginning. creamy and rich. I cannot eat another bite.

is a perfect blend of The Tenderloin fajitas are his choice and, We wind down our Casa Rita’s
with a thumbs up from Juan, our order is experience with many thank you’s (in

contemporary Mexican off to the kitchen. Spanish and English) and a promise to
We agree on margarita number two return ASAP or as soon as our stomachs

and traditional Tex- and Juan, also a skilled bartender, quickly return to normal size. The experience
Mex ... complies. As we relax and toast the festive from beginning to end was flawless. Casa
evening, our entrees arrive, steaming hot Rita’s is a perfect blend of contemporary
and smelling amazing. The tenderloin Mexican and traditional Tex-Mex and an

We discover our small world when Juan fajitas, accompanied by all the fixings, overall inviting, friendly and delicious

introduces G, who is Cuban, to Victor, truly are “the ultimate in beef fajitas” as place. G & I are grateful we scored our front

a young waiter who recently moved to the menu describes. The beef is juicy row parking as we rolled ourselves to the

Little Elm with his family from Cuba. The and tender and I struggle to get G to car. As we drove away, we acknowledge

two hug and engage, quickly learning the share his yummy fare. Victor swings by to how blessed we are for each other, our

details of each other’s Cuban roots. It was check that all is perfect with our order as friends and our experiences here in Frisco.

a joy to watch and listen to them. They I stuff my mouth with the Smoked Brisket Satisfied, stuffed and happy – check!

discuss family, their Cuban heritage, food Burrito. The burrito is a combination of

and the nearest Cuban restaurants. It was all things rich and savory and melts in my Heather Rodriguez is a Frisco mom of

interesting to watch and listen as they mouth. The salty smoked brisket mixed three and wife to George, her Prince

both were ecstatic discussing their roots. with the cheeses, beans, guacamole, pico Charming.

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SMALL BITES

BAHAMA BUCK’S
214.705.1427 • bahamabucks.com
11288 Legacy Drive, Frisco
From irresistibly delicious “Sno”
creations to extremely satisfying
Island Smoothies, nobody serves up
the ultimate tropical indulgence like
Bahama Buck’s.

CAMILLE’S
469.952.3865 • camillesicecream.com
12221 Custer Road, Frisco
Camille’s Hand Dipped Ice Cream
offers ice cream bars, as well as fruit
bars, frozen yogurt bars and other
flavored bars, dunked in creamy
chocolate and the topping of your
choice.

PURPLE
KIWI
214.618.5813
purplekiwiyogurt.com
3333 Preston Road #108, Frisco
Purple Kiwi offers the finest non-fat
frozen yogurt, low-fat frozen yogurt
and sorbet, with hundreds of fresh
frozen yogurt toppings to choose
from.

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ART & CULTURE

Arts at the Core

BY WENDY CROOKS

Theatre helped Frisco ISD’s Superintendent Dr. Rick
Reedy break out of his shell in high school.

EMERITUS PROFESSOR ELLIOT EISNER good foundation of critical thinking and budgets continue are those such as the

once said, “If Apple is the language of creativity will help individuals in their ones that smaller organizations and non-

the future, then art must be the core.” future endeavors as adults. The Artistic profit programs offer to children in our

In a country where we spend money Director of Fine Arts Chamber Players of communities.

and lend money that we don’t have, our Dallas, Rogene Russell says, “Learning As a casual observer, however, the arts

leaders are always talking of making to read music and then translating the in the city of Frisco are both alive and well.

budget cuts. Unfortunately, the arts are notation into a physical motion, such as One trip to the Frisco Discovery Center

just one of the many line items up for bowing a violin, blowing wind through will prove this point. In 2010, the 50,000

consideration each time budget cuts are an instrument or moving fingers on a square foot building opened its doors

proposed. According to the Washington keyboard while listening for correct and in one year, hosted an astounding

Post, in 2011 the National Endowment for tuning and rhythms require multiple parts 80,000 visitors! Located at 8004 North

the Arts realized a $9.3 million cut and of the brain to interact simultaneously. Dallas Parkway in Frisco, the center is

this year another $9 million was cut from These higher order brain functions managed by the Frisco Association for

the foundation’s budget. How do these set the stage for innovative creativity the Arts, a non-profit organization which

budget cuts affect us? and problem solving as children grow supports and promotes the arts in our

Most people have an opinion on the into adults.” Ms. Russell adds, “Setting community. It is home to an art gallery,

importance of the arts, and when it comes famous lines by Shakespeare to music a black box theater, a hands-on science

to providing money for the programs, the can help one memorize them. Singing museum and hosts many events such

opinions only get stronger. Many argue while jumping rope to a 9x9 rhythm as art exhibits, theater performances,

the arts encourage critical thinking and can help one remember multiplication special events, workshops, classes,

creativity. While not all who have taken facts. Fractions are a natural part of individual groups, churches and even

art classes in their youth grow up to music notation and rhythm divisions.” weddings. According to Sharon Roland,

become artists, art teachers, musicians These are fundamental skills that can be Director of Development for Frisco Arts,

or even active in their community with learned with the help of the arts. More “We have not been directly affected

regard to the arts, no one will dispute a tangible programs possibly affected if by the budget cuts. Indirectly we may

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have fewer individual donations due to connections between the artists and the “The resources the teachers have for the

economic uncertainty.” community. In addition, a documentary, students are so abundant here in Frisco.

All around town Frisco proudly displays Dances on the Prairie, was funded by Mr. The district knows the importance of

works of art. From City Hall to Preston Hall to tell the story of his vision for the the arts and really supports it so we [the

Road and even Fire Stations, 54 pieces Texas Sculpture Garden and to celebrate teachers] are so grateful.” More and

of public art more we are turning to visual stimulation

can be found as a culture. Therefore, this creativity

depicting or art is everywhere from product

the fabric of design and packaging to advertising,

our Frisco commercials, websites, store displays

c o m m u n i t y. and more. Mr. Rodriguez states, “Apple

If you’re is a great example of how our culture

interested in sees things. Not only does it work great,

dis-covering it looks exceptional. Such care has been

all of the put into the design of their products.”

sites, visit the One short discussion with Frisco ISD’s

Discovery Superintendent Dr. Rick Reedy and it is

Center and clear why the district embraces the arts.

they will “The arts are so comprehensive. All my

happily life I enjoyed music and drawing. Theater

provide you is part of the arts too. In high school, I was

with a map of the public art spots. Texas artists and their work. On a weekly in every play. We performed several plays

Thanks to entrepreneur and long-time basis, busloads of people are brought to raise money for the Junior and Senior

art collector Craig Hall, Frisco is also to tour the free sculpture garden. This proms.” He offered, “Not many would

home to the Texas Sculpture Garden. includes area K-12 students as well as believe this but before getting into theater,

Located at Gaylord Parkway and the local and regional college students, art I was a very shy and inward person. Being

North Dallas Tollway at Hall Office Park, organizations and senior groups. on stage and giving a line that would make

the Texas Sculpture Garden boasts more In the Frisco school district we have someone laugh really opened me up.”

than 200 pieces from his private

collection he graciously shares

with the public. He personally

funded the purchase, transport

and installation of the pieces and

had them strategically placed

in and around lush landscape,

winding walkways and beautiful

lakes. While the project can

only be described as a massive

undertaking, his reasoning

behind doing so appears quite

simple. “Art is good for the soul;

it nurtures the spirit and inspires

the imagination. It makes me

happy to see families strolling

the grounds outside my office

window and looking at the art,

asking questions and stimulating

their own creativity. Art makes us

all think and helps us appreciate

the beauty of our surroundings

and the unique nature of our

times.” Mr. Hall’s generosity Learning to read music and then translating the notation into a physical motion sets the stage for innovative
really helps to foster art creativity and problem solving (above). Craig Hall, owner of the Texas Sculpture Garden at Hall Office Park,
appreciation for our area youth believes art nurtures the spirit and inspires the imagination. (inset) Provided by the Boyer Group

as well. He funded the design

of www.texassculpturegarden.org, for not yet seen any budget cuts with regard Dr. Reedy certainly isn’t alone in the

educational purposes, to promote and to our art pro-grams. Liberty High district with regard to his appreciation

honor the art and artists and to facilitate School art teacher, Fred Rodriguez, says, of the arts. “There are a great many

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elementary and secondary educators in
our district who have deep influences
from fine arts.” At a district-wide
gathering, he remembers hearing 50
or 60 teachers playing their different
instruments. “I was moved then just
as I am moved every time I see the
performances of our incredible high
school marching bands.”

“ It is our hope that the

fine arts ... will ultimate-

ly lead these students

to go on to contribute

and promote the arts in

their communities.”

In high school, Dr. Reedy also learned
there were two ways to enjoy the arts:
participate and appreciate. “I read an
op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News
early in my career entitled, ‘Why we teach
fine arts in public schools.’ The reason
is not all families have the structure to
participate in the arts and if we don’t
expose them to it, they will never get to
enjoy the rewards from fine arts. It is our
hope that the fine arts we give them in
school will ultimately lead these students
to go on to contribute and promote the
arts in their communities.”

With regard to cutting our art
programs, Dr. Reedy says emphatically,
“Those activities are the best support
for our education. We are damaging our
schools if we cut back. There have been
no discussions of cutting. We have not
cut and we don’t intend to. We have only
talked about being more cost effective.”

The best way to describe how good
this news is to our children and our
community comes from a quote from U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He
stated, “To succeed today and in the
future, America’s children will need to be
inventive, resourceful and imaginative.
The best way to foster that creativity is
through the arts.”

Wendy Crooks is a freelance
writer, baker, wife and schedule
keeper for her four children.

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Healthcare
Professional Profiles
medical | dental | behavioral | holistic

Brian D. Barnett, M.D. • Dallas IVF
Frisco Fertility Center • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2840 Legacy Drive, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 75034 • 214.297.0020 www.DallasIVF.com

Dr. Brian D. Barnett, is a leading provider of infertility treatments in the Southwest United States.
Dr. Barnett provides both basic and advanced infertility care at the Frisco Fertility Center on
Legacy Drive, adjacent to Baylor Medical Center at Frisco. The Frisco Fertility Center is the
largest free standing, Texas Department of Health licensed, ambulatory surgery center in all
of Collin County that is completely devoted to female infertility care. The pregnancy rates at
Dallas IVF are consistently among the highest in the country, as reported to SART, The Society
for Assisted Reproduction. Our office is committed to providing individualize treatment plans to
couples in a caring, compassionate and professional manner. Please visit our website to view our
outstanding pregnancy rates and services available.

Mona Chacko, M.D. • Stonebrook Family Medicine
8200 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 100 • Frisco, Texas
972.712.1911 • www.stonebrookfp.com

Mona Chacko, M.D. is a board certified Family Physician at Stonebrook Family Medicine. She
completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McKeesport
in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Chacko’s
approach to medicine is to provide the highest quality of comprehensive health care, using
innovations in primary care. Believing that family dynamics have an important impact on
health, she enjoys caring for the whole family in a continued partnership. She provides care
for generations of families and appreciates the loyalty and faith of the families in the type of
medicine she practices. Dr. Chacko, husband Tom, daughter Annette and their dog Maggie, all
enjoy living in Frisco. Outside of medicine, she spends her time hanging out with her husband,
friends, and family.

Dr. Megan Hogue • Collin County Pediatrics
www.collincountypediatrics.com
4461 Coit Rd, Ste. 315 • Frisco, Texas • 972.731.9900

Collin County Pediatrics is proud to announce our new pediatrician Dr. Megan Hogue.
She is a Dallas native and graduate of J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson. She received
her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta prior to medical school at the
University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has recently completed her
Pediatrics Residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Hogue will practice the full
range of pediatrics from ages birth to 18 years. Please see our website for more information
on Dr. Hogue at www.collincountypediatrics.com.

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Dr. Paul Graves • Graves Chiropractic Center
7500 Stonebrook Pkwy., Ste. 103 • Frisco, Texas 75034
972.377.7117 • www.graveschiropractic.com

As a young man Dr. Graves was injured in an automobile accident, resulting in severe pain in
his neck and arm. For years, he sought relief from specialists without improvement. Finally, after
friends recommended chiropractic, the constant burning and tingling were gone. Inspired, Dr.
Graves changed his career path to pursue a Chiropractic degree and has spent the last fourteen
years building his practice in Frisco. Due to his dedication and experience, patients have entrusted
him with treating their entire families, including the smallest of their children. A graduate of
Parker College of Chiropractic and active in research for the advancement of chiropractic, Dr.
Graves provides the most advanced, sophisticated chiropractic care, including rehabilitation,
spinal decompression and massage therapy. Between Dr. Graves and his associate, they offer
over 20 years of excellent chiropractic experience.

Dr. Jennifer Gulick • Elite Ob/Gyn
4461 Coit Rd., Ste. 401 • Frisco, Texas • 972.335.1490 • www.eliteobgyn.net.

Dr. Jennifer Gulick is proud to be a part of Elite Ob/Gyn in Frisco, where she strives to provide
compassionate, personalized, dedicated care to her patients. She completed her medical
degree at Loma Linda University in California, then completed her residency in obstetrics and
gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Gulick has a special interest in
routine and high-risk obstetrics, annual gynecologic exams, contraception, abnormal Pap
smear evaluations, and gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with Baylor Medical Center at
Frisco and Centennial Medical Center and is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Gulick is
excited to be serving the Frisco area. She is committed to providing the best care to women
and their families through each period of their lives.

Rinku V. Mehta, M.D. • Frisco Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and IVF Specialist
8380 Warren Pkwy., Ste. 201 • Frisco, Texas 75034
972.377.2625 • www.friscoinfertility.com

Dr. Mehta is double board-certified in Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI),
and has been treating couples with infertility since 2003. Her patients love that she personally sees
each patient at every visit, because providing compassionate, personalized care is very important
to her. Years of experience, combined with the state-of-the-art technologies available at her fertility
center, are leading to some of the nation’s highest pregnancy rates. Dr. Mehta has previously held
academic appointments at UTMB and UTSW, and is published in leading medical journals. As a
member of many medical associations, she stays abreast of the rapid technological advancements
in her field. Dr. Mehta has been voted one of America’s Top REI/Ob-Gyn doctors every year since
2009 by Consumer Research Council of America, and is a DFW Super Doctors® 2012 Rising Star.

Neela Shah, M.D. • Frisco Center for Internal Medicine
4401 Coit Rd., Ste. 303, Frisco, TX 75035
214.297.0297 • www.FriscoCenterIM.com

Dr. Neela Shah is board certified in Internal Medicine, a field that focuses on the total healthcare
needs of adults. She and her team pride themselves on treating patients with kindness,
compassion and respect. Effective patient-physician communication, preventive medicine and
patient education are the cornerstones of her practice giving patients an in-depth evaluation
of their medical needs and a comprehensive health plan that promotes wellness. After
graduating from Rice University, Dr. Shah completed medical school and her residency training
at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Shah
now resides in Frisco with her family.

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Jill Wade DDS, MAGD • Stonebriar Smile Design
3880 Parkwood Blvd., Ste. 103, Frisco, TX 75034
972.377.7800 • www.stonebriarsmiledesign.com

Dr. Jill Wade is passionate about the art of a smile! Your smile should exude confidence, health
and happiness. She has dedicated her career to continuing education and personal excellence
to bring the finest care to her patients. With the elite distinction of “Master” from The Academy
of General Dentistry, a national honor fewer than 1% of dentists earn, along with an advanced
degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Wade combines the latest technology, expertise and
artistry to create unique smiles. Dr. Wade believes your mouth is a window to your overall health.
The oral-systemic link of many diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes to dentistry
is emerging as the key to early detection and maintaining optimal health. Stonebriar Smile De-
sign provides a warm, caring and comfortable environment with the upmost respect for patients.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation today!

Kathryn Wood, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. • Dermalase
5575 Warren Pkwy., Ste. 208 • Frisco, Texas 75034
972.769.9663 • www.dermalase.net

Kathryn Wood, M.D., F.A.C.O.G Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1990, Dr.
Wood currently focuses on gynecology, overall health and wellness with natural supplements
and preventive medicine, hormonal disorders, adolescent gynecology, and aesthetics. She
offers a comprehensive approach to care that includes exams, necessary testing, and a
confidential clinical conversation to identify any underlying emotional concerns in order
to complete a full treatment plan. Integral to Dr. Wood’s practice is her aesthetic center,
Dermalase, where patients receive the latest technologically advanced treatments to minimize
undesirable hair, facial lines, sun damage, spider veins, unwanted tattoos, cellulite, and much
more. Dr. Wood’s office is committed to improving the health and well-being of each patient.
Contact the office for a free Dermalase consultation, or view our website for more information
and special offers.

Xie Yin, L.Ac. (M.D. of China) • Acupuncture & Herbs
9555 Lebanon Rd., Bldg 10, #1003 • Frisco, Texas 75035
972.335.2626 • www.yinsclinic.com

As one of the best acupuncturists and oriental medicine doctors in the Dallas area, Dr. Xie Yin
brings her patients a wealth of knowledge obtained from her training in China and 22 years of
practice experience in acupuncture and herbal medicine care. Dr. Yin has helped many infertility
patients successfully get pregnant with acupuncture alone as well as in conjunction with IVF and
IUI. She provides an effective all natural, non-surgical, and drug free solution to chronic pain,
allergies, digestive disorders, depression and anxiety. In Yin’s clinic, patients are given the
best service and treatment. Dr. Yin is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
and certified by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
(NCCAOM). Call today to schedule a FREE consultation.

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EDUCATION

There are significant advantages to taking on
a second language as a family endeavor.

The Bilingual Edge

BY CAREN AUSTEN

AS PARENTS, we all want to help our both languages fluently and move back

children make the most of the gifts and and forth between languages with ease.

abilities with which they were born. But is it Whereas adults trying to learn a second

possible to actually help them to grow and language struggle with it, children learn it

expand their brainpower? In contrast with naturally and with ease.” Karen Anderson,

what we’ve been told in the past, empirical Director of LearningRx, adds, “In the 70s,

studies, confirmed by MRI imaging, teachers advised that introducing a second

demonstrate that learning a second language early on would confuse children

language actually expands children’s and cause harm. They told the parents in whose name is taken from the Greek word

abilities to learn and develops their higher- bilingual homes to abandon their native for tree and refers to very thin branches or

level thinking and executive control skills. language in favor of speaking only English. projections of a neuron in the brain that

This being true, the first question is: Now we know better.” Ms. Capehart uses allow neurons to “talk” to one another. So

When is the best time to introduce a the example of Grace Academy’s sister when we speak of stretching or growing

second language? Jody Capehart, Head school, IPEKA in Indonesia, where they the brain, we’re actually referring to the

of Grace Academy of North Texas, also teach Indonesian, English and Mandarin development of new dendrites. Obviously,

known as the School Whisperer, says successfully to 10,000 students. She is as we develop more dendrites, we can take

simply, “The earlier the better.” But surely, planning a visit there to gain information in and process more information better

it’s confusing to a two-year-old to try to for the coming year at Grace Academy and more efficiently. “Children can learn

learn two different languages. Heaven when they add both Spanish and Latin higher-level or higher-order thinking when

knows it’s hard enough for adults. To that to their program for all grade levels, they are learning two languages, because

she says; “Not true. If you observe children beginning with pre-K. that enhances connections in the brain,

in bilingual homes, the children speak Ms. Capehart refers often to dendrites, which, in turn, enhances all other learning

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for the child.” Ms. Capehart also said that or interpretation. culture where the computer is king and

learning and understanding a second Okay, now we have gray matter, where most of our students test so low in

language teaches children transference, dendrites and higher level thinking under math and science.

a skill which they’re totally unaware of, but our belts, so just what does executive Okay, now we get why it’s so important.

allows them to learn that there are different control mean in this context? Increased activation in gray matter:

ways to arrive at the same conclusion-- According to Georgetown College, check. Improved higher-order thinking:

different views to get to check. More dendrites:

the same concept. She check. Better executive

says, “In this global world control: check. What

we live in, children need now? We understand

to understand there are the importance of

multiple ways to solve a introducing a second

task.” Ms. Anderson adds language, but how do

that learning a second we do it? Dr. Patricia

language also improves Gomez, Texas A&M

executive control. University-Kingsville

If you’re wondering how professor, says, “For

it’s possible that learning a children who are not

second language can do born in a bilingual

all this, you’re not alone. home, the first step

Fixed IQ is a concept is for the parents to

that’s been taught for expose the child to a

years. However, Ms. new language through

Anderson says, “In recent dual-language school

years, we’ve learned about programs as early as

the plasticity of the brain. possible. Then, to

In other words, there help the child maintain

are activities we can do the new language by

throughout our lives to getting involved in the

improve our cognitive educational process to

skills.” She illustrates her help support the child

point using fMRI images at home.” However,

and explains how the areas only a few schools offer

of gray matter, which are a second language, or

associated with thinking like Grace Academy,

and processing, actually second and third

increase in activation. She languages, from the

says, “This is huge. To have Karen Anderson, Director of LearningRx, believes learning a second language can very beginning and
fMRI images that bear out improve the brain’s executive control. every year after that.
our experiences here at Most schools offer ESL

LearningRx just confirms that what we can executive control is a crucial functioning for a few years for those who have trouble

improve our ability to learn throughout aspect of our brains that enables us to with English, and that is discontinued after

our lives. We’ve shown that empirically for consciously learn, focus and study, as well a few years.

years.” as to behave in ways that are appropriate No one is arguing that English should

So what does it all mean? Gray matter, to our context or setting. not be our primary language and that

higher-level thinking, dendrites, executive Ms. Anderson says, “Learning a everyone in school should learn to speak

control? We’ve briefly covered the purpose language improves executive control, it fluently. What we are suggesting is

of gray matter and what it’s for. How about which is a part of the brain training we that those of us who speak only English,

higher-order thinking? Just what is that? do here. The ability to learn effectively should, for our own benefit, learn a second

According to the Queensland through focus and efficient study is crucial language and make sure that our children

Government website, higher-order to success for any child.” She adds, “A study do too.

thinking requires students to manipulate was done to compare the effectiveness Dr. Gomez shared a unique method

information and ideas in ways that of teaching computer skills to teaching that parents at one school came up with

transform their meaning and implications. music in order to improve math skills. The when the school was introducing a second

This transformation occurs when study concluded that music training was language to students, “The new language

students combine facts and ideas in superior to computer training in improving in the school was Spanish, and a group of

order to synthesize, generalize, explain, a child’s abstract reasoning skills. That’s mothers and grandmothers who spoke

hypothesize or arrive at some conclusion powerful information for parents in our the language proficiently began to record

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story books in Spanish for the English- the plasticity of the brain, we can always Is your your family grown and gone?
speaking parents to take home and read benefit from the right kind of stimulation.” Perhaps you can challenge a grandchild to
along with their child in the home. Then She says their students range from the age learn a language with you. Phone calls and
the English-speaking parents did the same of four and a half to eighty at LearningRx, Skype can help you practice together and
for the Spanish speakers.” She said, “In all working to expand and improve their check up on one another’s progress.
essence, the excitement of participation minds, as well as correct deficits. It seems
in these types of activities is the entire even adults can grow new dendrites. Our children are precious gifts. We have
family stands to benefit in learning a new a responsibility to give them the tools to
language.” Most of us took a year or two of language be the best they can be. One of the keys
in high school or college as an elective to that is simply helping them develop
Ms. Anderson suggests that summer, to fulfill our requirements. All agree that their ability to think clearly. And it’s within
while children are out of school, is a good does little to gain the benefits, at least not our reach. It doesn’t have to be expensive.
time to expose children to a second permanently. Ms. Capehart says, “You can This is something we need to do for our
language, perhaps including the whole expect fluency to develop in five to seven children and for ourselves. Make a plan
family in the adventure. She says, “We years with children, and that assumes that today to begin learning a new language
know children regress anywhere from it’s being practiced regularly.” She adds, with your children and commit to keeping
two to six months over the summer break. “Practicing and speaking the language it up for a lifetime. That long-awaited trip
What a great way to help them continue to throughout life ensures continued to Paris or Italy could be a lot more fun in a
learn and avoid that loss.” Of course, there fluency.” few years when you can converse with the
are programs offered at LearningRx, which locals in their native tongue.
will help your children get started, as well Still not motivated to learn a second
as giving them something to do during the language with your child? Here’s a fact Summing up the benefits of learning a
hot Texas summer days. that may get your attention: Studies show second language, Dr. Gomez says, “Quien
that bilingual people delay the onset of sabe dos idioms vale poor dos,” or in
There are significant advantages to dementia and Alzheimer’s by four to five English, “One who knows two languages
taking on a second language as a family years. That’s significant. So now you have is worth two.”
endeavor. All the benefits regarding gray no excuse. Didn’t learn a language when
matter, higher-order thinking, dendrites you were younger? Now is the time to Caren Austen, from Dallas,
and executive control also apply to adults. start. Make it a family activity and learn continues to be amazed that she
According to Ms. Anderson, “Thanks to together. It will be more fun for everyone. is paid to do what she loves.

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NOW & THEN

JUST AS I WAS PREPARING to write a and his family witnessed the horrors of Communists took our food

story about celebrating Independence war firsthand. The U.S., which had been and possessions, leaving

Day—the Fourth of July—in old Frisco, providing aid, military equipment and us with nothing. We even

I met a man who won his freedom and training to South Vietnam since 1954, got witnessed starving people

independence the hard eating other humans.”

way. He was one of the Vietnam is a small

“boat people,” a refugee country with 94 million

from communist rule in people, and by 1979,

Vietnam, and is now a many couldn’t take it

proud citizen of the United any longer and started

States. leaving the country any

My new friend’s way they could. “The

name is Chris Nguyen, United Nations stepped

(pronounced “Win”) in and helped us find

manager of Glamour Nails places of refuge. Some

in Frisco. I was waiting on left on cargo ships bound

my wife, Wanda, to get for any country that

her nails done there, when would accept refugees,”

one of the customers said Mr. Nguyen. “At 20

mentioned that I write for years of age, I was one

Frisco STYLE Magazine. of the ‘boat people’ who

Mr. Nguyen immediately escaped. One hundred

dropped what he was and forty six people were

doing and came to meet crowded into the boat

me. He said, “I would like I was in. It was about 51

you to write the story of my feet long and only 10

life,” and began to relate feet wide. We traveled

some of the facts of his eight days and seven

most interesting struggle nights in those crowded

to gain freedom. conditions before

I thought I truly arriving at a temporary

appreciated the independ- camp in Malaysia. After

ence we Americans enjoy a short time, we were

until I heard Mr. Nguyen’s sent to a large camp in

story. I expect most of you Escaping communist rule in Vietnam, Chris Nguyen is living out the American the Philippines where
are, like me, an American dream with his wife Christina and children, Courtney and Brandon. we spent 32 months of
by birth, and, unless we’re concentrated orientation
careful, we may tend to An American– and training, learning
take our independence The Hard Way the language, customs,

for granted. However, laws and geography of
Mr. Nguyen, a native of our new home-to-be,
Vietnam, struggled to get the United States.” This

here, learned a completely BY BOB WARREN was all sponsored by a
new language and Catholic charity group.

continued to work to become a United fully involved in the fighting in 1964 and As you know, legal immigrants to the

States citizen—the hard way—through continued to fight until the war ended in United States must have a sponsor, and

immigration and natural-ization. 1975. this Catholic group was to be ours.

Mr. Nguyen was born in South Vietnam I asked Mr. Nguyen why he wanted to I said, “Chris, I know you not only had

in 1958, the year before the Vietnamese leave his home and come to America. He to learn a new language but a completely

war began. To fully understand his said, “For freedom! I could not live under new alphabet. How in the world did you

circumstances, we need to briefly review the communist rule any longer. After the learn to read and speak English so well?”

some history of that era. The war began war, my father, mother, three sisters, five He didn’t hesitate before saying, “In

when a communist guerrilla force—the brothers and I existed for four years under addition to the schooling they gave us,

Vietcong—emerged in the south. Unlike their rule. They killed one of my brothers. reading signs in English helped me as

previous wars, this was not fought on During that stressful time, we witnessed much as anything.”

battlefronts. It was fought in jungles and atrocities, some too horrible to describe. He continued, “Still sponsored by the

villages. Women and children were in the People were tortured and blown up Catholic group, I came to the United

midst of the fighting, so young Mr. Nguyen right before our eyes, for no reason. States in April of 1982 and was sent to

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the state of Iowa where I worked for eight that remark and wondering what I’m has his engineering degree. He paused
years in a meat packing plant. I continued doing here, he continued by saying they and said, “I want to go back and visit my
to study and learn about my new home, lived in Plano for a while, commuting to Vietnamese family as soon as possible.”
its language and customs. Since I had and from the business in Frisco. But, with
no college education, I took all the the price of gasoline, that soon became I can only imagine the agony he felt
continuing education classes I could, too costly, so, they are now happily living as he “declared his independence” by
worked and saved my money for trade and working in Frisco. He said, “We boarding that boat in 1979, leaving his
school.” wanted to make a home for our children, family and heading for the unknown.
and we love it here.”
Mr. Nguyen became a United States We talked about some of his goals—
citizen in 1986 after studying and From that, our conversation turned to such things as getting more involved
learning the 100 possible citizenship test Mr. Nguyen’s family. I had met his wife, in the affairs of his new hometown,
questions. He chuckled and said, “Today, Christina, a beautiful lady, and I asked him becoming a more productive citizen and
when I try to teach our children those to tell me about their children. His face teaching his children the real meaning of
things, they say, ‘Oh, Daddy, they taught brightened, and he proudly told me they freedom. Finally, he exclaimed, “I want to
us all that in school.’” have a girl and a boy. The girl, Courtney, pay my debt to this country!”
is 13, a student at Clark Middle School.
He continued, “I soon learned of an She’s a swimmer, was on the swim team As we celebrate our Independence
opportunity to attend beauty school in Plano and continues to swim in Frisco. Day this July fourth, let’s not think only of
in Garland, Texas, so I moved there to The boy, Brandon, attends Shawnee Trail bigger fireworks displays. Let’s remember
learn to do nails. That move changed my Elementary. He is a Black Belt in karate how our founding fathers declared, and
life; because it was there I met my wife, and a swimmer. fought for, independence. It has been
Christina. We graduated from beauty fought for many times since. So, let’s
school in 1991, worked, saved our money I then asked Mr. Nguyen about his cling to the words of our Declaration of
and married in 1997. We eventually moved family in Vietnam. His countenance Independence as they were carefully
to Plano and started our business here in changed as he told me his mother, age written in 1776. Vow with me to be good,
Frisco in 2002.” 86, three sisters and three brothers are voting citizens, opposing every effort to
still in Vietnam. His father died in 1995 take our freedoms away.
I asked Mr. Nguyen why he chose to at 77 years of age. The good news is one
open his shop in Frisco. He laughingly brother is a United States citizen, having Bob Warren is a local historian, former
said, “Because that’s where the rich been sponsored by Mr. Nguyen, and now mayor of Frisco and a regular contributor
people live.” While I was contemplating of Frisco STYLE Magazine.

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PROFILE

Wenter Blair serves as chairperson of the
American Cancer Society’s annual Silver
Dollar Ball. Provided by Kendall Stoy Photography.

later, while at dinner with friends at a local

restaurant, Mrs. Blair says she suddenly

began to sweat profusely. “Every pore

was just beading up with sweat,” she

remembers. When she mentioned it

to a girlfriend, they laughed it off as

early signs of menopause due to Mrs.

Blair’s recent hysterectomy. “The next

morning, I called my OB/GYN, who told

me to come in to her office,” Mrs. Blair

says. She was surprised when her doctor

performed an EKG, and then stunned

when the results indicated that she had

suffered a heart attack the night before.

“There had been no symptoms outside

of some extreme tiredness,” Mrs. Blair

says.

Her OB/GYN sent Mrs. Blair

immediately to a cardiologist, who

refused to believe she had a heart issue.

“The cardiologist said, ‘No, the EKG

gave a false positive. This is a hormone

issue and you need to go back to your

OB.’” Mrs. Blair obediently went back to

her OB, who insisted that she had indeed

Raising Awareness & suffered a heart attack and needed
Saving Lives to seek out a different diagnostic. “I
went back and forth like that for about
six weeks. Finally, a girlfriend of mine
suggested I do a nuclear stress image.”
While walking on the treadmill during
the nuclear stress test, Mrs. Blair says the

BY ALLISON HARRELL doctor administering the test suddenly
jumped up and started furiously writing

WENTER BLAIR looks like the very at her children’s schools. “All the clichéd in his notes. “He told me, ‘You’re having

picture of health—and is living proof that things a housewife does in this part of a heart attack!’ And I just smiled at him

when it comes to heart disease, looks the world—cooking, mingling, dinner and said, ‘”Really?’ I was a little winded,

can be deceiving. At 42, the fit and active parties--that was me,” says Mrs. Blair but I didn’t feel anything.” Mrs. Blair’s

mother of two is a nonsmoker who leads with a chuckle. appearance of health led the doctor to

a healthy and busy lifestyle. A resident of But in November of 2010, the determine that the test must be giving

Frisco since 2001, Mrs. Blair has poured appearance of normalcy would come a false positive result. “He said, ‘You’re

herself into various volunteer positions; crashing down as Mrs. Blair began fine. We’ll see you in a year,’” remembers

serving as vice president on the board to experience extreme fatigue while Mrs. Blair. “So I was getting dressed to

of directors for her neighborhood working on her neighborhood’s annual leave, and this precious nurse grabbed

homeowner’s association, active with fall festival celebration. “The day of the my arm and pulled me into a room, and

the American Cancer Society as a event, I was just super tired to the point with tears in her eyes she said, ‘Wenter,

chairperson for their annual Silver Dollar where I thought something might be I’m telling you right now if you were my

Ball, active in community politics as a key wrong, but I knew I had just been really mother or my sister, I would put you in

opinion leader and serving with the PTA busy so I blew it off.” A couple of nights the car and drive you to the hospital,

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because if you don’t get a heart cath,
you’re dead in a week.’”

With the nurse’s tearful warning ringing
in her ears and with the encouragement
of her husband, Mrs. Blair summoned
the courage to call her cardiologist
and request a cardiac catheterization.
“The morning of the procedure (the
cardiologist) chided me for being
wasteful and abusing the resources that
were available to me, and made me
feel like the biggest hypochondriac.”
Twenty minutes later, Mrs. Blair says that
same doctor was in tears, begging her
husband’s forgiveness as she disclosed
the results of the heart cath: all four of
his wife’s arteries were blocked at 90%,
and she was likely days away from a
fatal heart attack. Although the doctor
proposed a quadruple bypass on the
spot, Mrs. Blair received two stints that
day, returning two weeks later for two
additional stints.

... that same doctor

was in tears, begging her

husband’s forgiveness as

she disclosed the results

or the heart cath ... all four

of his wife’s arteries were

blocked at 90%, and she

was likely days away from

a fatal heart attack.

Searching for a diagnosis to explain

her newly discovered heart disease, Robert P. Taylor, DPM
Mrs. Blair found Dr. Helen Hobbs, a Fellow, American College of Foot &
geneticist at UT Southwestern who was Ankle Surgeons, Board Certified
able to provide the answer: Familial

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Mrs. Blair’s son, Christian, received
an early diagnosis of FH, giving
him a head start on treatments.

Provided by Wenter Blair.

her disease, Mrs. Blair became Vice

President on the Founding Board of

Directors for the FH Foundation, which

was created in 2011 at Harvard University.

The mission of the FH Foundation is to

raise awareness of FH through education,

advocacy and research. Mrs. Blair’s

particular passion lies in facilitating early

undiagnosed. “One in 500 people Unfortunately, statins alone are not diagnosis of FH in children. “Statistically

have FH, but less than 20% are ever sufficient treatment for Mrs. Blair’s speaking, we have 16,301 children born in

diagnosed,” says Mrs. Blair. “The rest of FH. Through Dr. Hobbs, Mrs. Blair met Texas every year with FH. The American

us just die, because we have a disorder Dr. Amit Khera, Director of Preventive Academy of Pediatrics last year agreed

that is literally blocking our arteries from Cardiology at UT Southwestern and with us that this is indeed something

the moment we are born.” started a treatment called LDL apheresis. that needs to be addressed at a central

That is where the “It’s very much like dialysis,” explains level and changed their guidelines to
Mrs. Blair. “They put a very large, metal say that all American children between

Foundation steps in, to IV in the crook of nine and 11 years
each arm and you old need to have

catch FH in this next lay still for four to a cholesterol test
five hours while done.” Mrs. Blair’s

generation so that these they extract all of hope is that as
the blood from children become

children never have grow your body, filter it diagnosed and
in a machine and parents are made

up to be the parent who, put it back in on the aware about FH, it
like me, was rushed away other side.” After a will cause a cascade
in an ambulance ... year of treatments of awareness.
including weekly “That is where
apheresis and the Foundation
additional drug steps in, to catch

Because FH is a genetic disease, both therapies, Mrs. FH in this next

of Mrs. Blair’s children were tested, as Blair says she is generation so that

well as her sister and her sister’s son. grateful for the these children

Although daughter McKenna and her bond of trust that never have grow

sister and nephew received a clean bill she has formed up to be the

of health, son Christian, 11, was also with her physicians. “We’ve created this parent who, like me, was rushed away

diagnosed with FH. Under the care of amazing liaison where he understands in an ambulance with their own children

Dr. Sarah Blumenschein of Chldren’s that I’m not a panicked female patient. standing in the front yard. But I lived,

Medical Center in Plano, Mrs. Blair says I know my body, and he has the courage and now I’m determined to make sure

Christian takes a low dose of the statin to believe what I’m saying. After a year of nobody suffers through what I suffered

drug Crestor every morning. “In six us working together to try to recover my through. I can say something. I can do

weeks, we were able to lower Christian’s health and find therapies that would work something. I get to save people, and it’s

LDL from 235 to 112,” says Mrs. Blair, to lower my LDL cholesterol, I turned the best blessing in the world.”

“essentially eliminating the threat of a to my husband and said, ‘I can’t be the

major life-threatening cardiac event due only person besides my son with this Allison Harrell is a staff writer of

to the 30-year head start he got on the disorder.’” Out of her own experiences Frisco STYLE Magazine, mom

disease compared to me.” and her desire to educate others about of four and an aspiring blogger.

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DID YOU KNOW

BATTLE OF THE BADGES
When the community gives blood, everyone wins! Join the lifesaving battle. Give blood at the Battle of the Badges blood drive Friday,
July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations: Frisco City Hall (McCallum Room), Frisco Police Department (7200 Stonebrook
Pkwy) and Frisco Fire Station (8601 Gary Burns Dr.). Also, on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Frisco Fire Station #6 (3535
Eldorado Pkwy).

NEVER GIVE UP
USA Swimming Frisco Aquatics’ Coach, Katy Motsinger, practices what she preaches to
swimmers: “Go for it.” Having competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials, she strived to reach her
dream once again this year in the 100-meter backstroke event, but missed the Olympic Trial
cut. Obviously, Ms. Motsinger hoped to make her time, but she is sending a message to young
swimmers on the team to never give up on their dreams, saying “Even if I don’t make it, it’s
okay.  I’m glad I tried. I don’t want to be 35, thinking ‘I should have gone for it’.”

Photo provided by Frisco PR Girl Public Relations.

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED
Exide Technologies and the City of Frisco announced a proposed agreement that would result in the sale of approximately 180-acres
of undeveloped land surrounding Exide’s Frisco Operations. Under the terms of the agreement, the land, which consists of the current
buffer zone around Exide’s plant, will be sold to the Frisco Community Development Corporation and the Frisco Economic Development
Commission Corporation for $45 million. Exide Technologies will retain ownership of the federal and state permitted plant site. As part
of the proposed agreement, Exide would cease business operations in Frisco no later than December 31, 2012. Exide will assume
responsibility for cleaning up the permitted plant site, including removal of all vertical structures with the exception of an administrative
office building and wastewater treatment plant. The company will maintain the vacated plant site in accordance with EPA and Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations. The Frisco Economic Development Corporation plans to sell parcels of land
that stretch along the Dallas North Tollway corridor for corporate and regional headquarter development and the Frisco Community
Development Corporation plans to use its parcels for parks and other municipal purposes. City of Frisco Mayor Maher Maso pledged
to seek state assistance for workers who are being displaced.

BRINGING AWARENESS
Bartenders Against Drunk Driving (B.A.A.D.) was established to aid in reducing the number of drunk driving incidents by formally
training bartenders, instilling accountability and responsibility in the service of alcohol. B.A.D.D. has partnered with Frisco Family
Services and Samaritan Inn to provide one scholarship per month to attend Bartending School for those in need in the Collin County
community. Their goal is to bring awareness to the bar industry of moral and legal serving obligations, resulting in a reduction of DWIs
in Collin County. For more information, visit www.baddusa.org.

CLICK IT OR TICKET
Frisco Police Officers participated in the state’s “Click It or Ticket” Campaign over a two-week period, including Memorial Day
weekend. Officers worked a total of 84 hours during the specified time frame to enforce seat belt laws. During this time, officers issued
275 citations for no seatbelt, 18 citations for child safety seat violations, 32 citations for other traffic violations and affected 4 arrests for
various violations. This year’s campaign proved to be successful in spreading the message about the seatbelt laws in Texas.

COLLIN COLLEGE AND UT DALLAS PARTNER IN RESEARCH
Collin College and The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) are partners in a $20,000 National Science Foundation grant, which
provides hands-on research opportunities for Collin College students. The Faculty Innovation grant is a component of a $2.5 million
National Science Foundation grant to increase graduates in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. The
grant includes two principal investigators Dr. Jonathan Lawson, Collin College biology professor, and Dr. Juan Gonzalez, UT Dallas
professor of molecular and cell biology. The grant engages science students through applicable research and portfolio enhancement
early in their academic careers. Future microbiology students and the scientific community at large will benefit from the results of the
research.

FRIENDLY FRISCO
Frisco is a finalist for the title of Friendliest Small Town in the Rand McNally and USA Today second annual Best of the Road Rally. The
city is competing with five others for the title, with neighboring Denton as a finalist for Most Fun Small Town. A pair of amateur travelers
will be visiting the six finalists for Friendliest Small Town sometime in June or July and determining the winners. For more information,
visit blog.bestoftheroad.com/2012-road-rally-finalists.

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Word of the Month Missions, Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7pm, Missions, Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7pm,
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EDUCATION IS possibly the most population has grown exponentially over to teach how He made the trees and how

important gift parents can give their child, the last decade, we have listened and they change to reflect His timing. We carry

with the power to establish and reinforce are responding to our parishioners and our faith beliefs across all aspects, and we

his or her worldview, path for success the mandate of our church. By providing believe this worldview gives our students

and faith practices within the family in Catholic education to this area, we are a sense of purpose and motivates them to

the most formative years – the preschool ensuring our children receive quality, faith- live richer lives.”

and elementary school time frame. Many based education. We are very excited A key facet within Holy Cross Catholic

parents wisely choose to educate their Faith, a b o u t School is the partnership the school forms

children within the Catholic school system partnering with parents. Ms. Pishko continues, “At
as an extension of their faith, family and with our Holy Cross Catholic School, we offer the
the child’s future. parents the opportunity to educate their

As the largest private school children in a school which serves as an
system in the world, the Catholic
school system has a twofold extended family. We believe
parents are the primary
Family & Futuremission: supporting parents as educators of the child, and

the primary educators of their our institution supports the
children and providing them
parents’ values, ensuring open,
Holy Cross Catholic Schoolwith spiritual direction, academic two-way communication and

excellence and growth. Opening dialogue in the child’s education,

on August 20, 2012, Holy Cross Catholic parents and opening Holy Cross Catholic every step of the way. We work with

School will further this mission throughout School.” parents to produce children filled with

Frisco, Little Elm, The Colony and other Like all Catholic schools, Holy Cross spirituality, academic excellence and social

portions of North Collin County. Catholic School integrates faith into all preparedness, leading to success for their

Don Miller, Superintendent of Catholic levels of teaching. With more than 20 young educational career and beyond.”

Schools of the Diocese of Fort Worth, years experience as an administrator and Serving Pre-K3 to Grade 2 students,

explains, “With the 130-year tradition of educator in Catholic schools, Principal Holy Cross Catholic School offers a

Catholic education, the Diocese of Fort Marie Pishko explains, “At Holy Cross comprehensive curriculum accredited by

Worth is proud to welcome Holy Cross Catholic School, we have no secular the Texas Catholic Conference Education

Catholic School to our fold, becoming the subjects. Every subject incorporates Department and recognized by the State

first new Catholic school opening from God in its teaching. When our teachers of Texas. Subjects will include formal

our Diocese in 15 years. As the Frisco instruct about the seasons, they are able religion, reading comprehension, writing,

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math, science, social studies and grammar, whiteboards. Mr. Miller explains, “Children need to make a well-informed decision.

to name just a few. Specials offered to today live in a technological world. As the Our goal at this school is to partner with

each child will encompass technology, father of nine children and the grandfather the parents, supporting their values and

Spanish, music, art and physical education. of 20, I gave one of my grandchildren a ensure our goals are mutually achieved.”

All classes will be small, ensuring hands- book for Christmas about a year ago. He Holy Cross Catholic School is offering a

on direction and personal interaction kept looking at the book and swiping his special for all families enrolling now through

between each teacher and student. finger on the cover, like you would do on the summer. Any student accepted for the

Ms. Pishko adds, “We are thrilled to an iPad. It then dawned on me that kids 2012-2013 school year will be considered

have all of our teachers hired. Each teacher today are pretty sophisticated.” He pauses a ‘founding family student,’ provided with

at Holy Cross Catholic School is certified and continues, “The faith dimension at frozen tuition fees for the first four years

and holds a bachelor’s degree or higher Holy Cross Catholic School must be first of continued enrollment. Ms. Pishko adds,

in teaching. In addition, they are all of and foremost, but we want our children “It’s a wonderful opportunity, and we can’t

Catholic faith. We are very blessed!” to have an excellent education that will wait to meet all of the new parents and

The Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 programs serve them well into the future and frankly, students at our institution.”

will offer a two-, three- and five-day today, this involves technology.” Mr. Miller summarizes, “At Holy Cross

option, while the Pre-5K class, along The admission process at Holy Cross Catholic Church, our driving force is to

with the kindergarten, first a n d Catholic School requires completion support our faith, family and future. By

second grades of a formal application, parental the very nature of our education, we

will have five- perspective, student profile and express a Catholic worldview and infuse

day mandatory Holy Cross Catholic School a Catholic dimension
attendance. For and thinking into the
full-time working world around us. We

parents, before 303 King Rd. • Frisco, TX 75034 believe in reflecting on
and after care will the glory of God, and

be offered starting 469.362.2400 • www.hccsf.org faith drives every facet
at 7:15 a.m. and of our school. Holy

ending at 6:15 p.m. Cross Catholic School

Unique from many parental witness documents. The school embraces our parents, supporting their

schools in the area, Holy Cross staff will then meet with the parents to values and the interests of the family as

Catholic School features state-of-the- share mutual goals and thoughts about a whole. And we believe children are our

art equipment. Computer skills are the education process. Ms. Pishko states, future – both in the community and our

essential for success in today’s world, “Essentially, we want to ensure we are a church. We believe our future is very bright

so Holy Cross will embed technology in good match for the parents and potential – continuing to be the light of God for our

everyday instruction, equipping each child. We have so much to offer at Holy city and our country.”

child with an iPad and each classroom with Cross Catholic School, and we are available Learn more at www.hccsf.org or by

monitored Internet access and interactive to provide them all of the information they calling 469-362-2400.

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