Heritage High School (Frisco, Texas)

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Heritage High School
Heritage-HS-Frisco-2079.jpg
Address
14040 Eldorado Parkway
Frisco, Texas 75035
United States
Coordinates 33°10′31″N 96°45′18″W / 33.1754°N 96.7549°W / 33.1754; -96.7549Coordinates: 33°10′31″N 96°45′18″W / 33.1754°N 96.7549°W / 33.1754; -96.7549
Information
School type Public high school
Founded 2009
School district Frisco Independent School District
Principal Mark Mimms[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,984[2] (2014-2015)
Color(s)           Maroon & Gold
Athletics conference UIL Class 5A
Mascot Coyotes
Rival Lone Star Rangers
Website

Heritage High School is a public high school located in Frisco, Texas (USA) and is part of the Frisco Independent School District. Heritage opened for the first time to freshmen and sophomore students in the fall of 2009. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[3]

Athletics[edit]

The Heritage Coyotes compete in the following sports:[4]

District champions[edit]

  • Football (2014-2015)
  • Boys Soccer (2012 & 2013)
  • Girls Track (2012 - 2014)
  • Boys Track (2016)

Heritage Theatre[edit]

Starting in Fall 2009, Heritage Theatre opened with a production of "The Secret Garden" from there followed Theatre Fest where the classes put on shows such as "Pygmalion" performed by Intermediate Theatre 1, "Alice in Wonderland" performed by another Intermediate Theatre 1, and "The Miracle Worker" performed by Theatre 2. The UIL One Act Play chosen was, "The Butterfly's Evil Spell" by Federico Garcia Lorca. The Theatre took this One Act to Area, which is the highest level an opening school in FISD has reached, many awards were received during this time.

The new year (2010–2011) was kicked off by a summer performance of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, where some of the theatrical students came in August during their vacation period to audition and work on the show. Currently in progress is the regional premiere of "Hairspray", and the Theatre Production shows "And the Winner Is..." and "Paganini". Heritage Theatre has entered the UIL OAP season with La Dispute as the Varsity One Act show, and Pride and Prejudice as the JV One Act.

Heritage High School Band[edit]

Accomplishments[edit]

The Heritage High School Band has had seven successful years as a growing organization. During the first two school years open (2009 & 2010), the band has achieved two 1st division ratings at UIL contests for marching and concert. Its inaugural show, "State of Mind," propelled the marching band into the world of high school marching competitions. "Speed" (2010), the second year show, continued the HHS Band's success within Frisco and Little Elm. "Windsprints" (2011) earned the marching band another 1st division rating at UIL, allowing them to compete in the 4A Area B Marching Contest in October.

2012's show was entitled, "Drum Music", featuring the music of John Mackey. This show again also received straight 1's at UIL, leading to a successful (4 in-a-row) straight 1st divisions since Heritage has been opened. However, 2012 was not a state year for 4A because it was for 5A. In the fall of 2013, Heritage High will be able to attempt to make State for 2013 is a state year for 4A.

The HeritageBand is under the instruction of Head Director Jason Prasifka. Percussion Instructors are Ronnie Ivy, and Alan Brawdy. Color Guard is led by Jessica Harrell.

Heritage High School Orchestra[edit]

The orchestra program began in 2009 and is directed by Elizabeth Balkema. She has brought the program to numerous successes and the orchestra itself has achieved division 1 ratings at UIL since it began.

In 2011 the Heritage Orchestra received superior ratings from all six judges at the Region 24 UIL competition. The Orchestra also went to San Antonio to the Music Choice competition where they received supierior ratings from the judges and runner up for best in class. The cello and bass section received musicianship awards at this competition also.[citation needed]

Heritage High School Board Game Club[edit]

The Heritage High School board game club is a club started in 2016 that focuses on the enjoyment and promotion of tabletop games. Games of every variety are enjoyed, like board games, card games, and even real-time games. The club is sponsored by Mark Massey. The club is overseen by two co-presidents, Cordel C. and Robby M.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heritage High School Profile" (PDF). Frisco Independent School District. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ Nces.ed.gov
  3. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10. 
  4. ^ The Athletics Department

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