Hosp Elementary

School Dedication Honors Pete and Gracie Hosp

Sep 17, 2014

Hosp DedicationStudents, parents and community members joined educators and special guests for a dedication ceremony on September 14 at Frisco ISD’s Hosp Elementary School.

The celebration honored Pete and Gracie Hosp, longtime supporters of our community, education and youth programs. Read more about the school’s namesakes.

“There was a time in the not too distant past that we could have voiced those names and everyone, and I mean everyone in the community, would have known who we were referring to,” said former Frisco ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick Reedy. “Pete and Gracie earned that notoriety by being an MVP team in Frisco for 57 years.”

Pete Hosp, a former Frisco City councilman and Frisco ISD School Board member, has donned the red and white suit as Santa’s helper for numerous community events over the last 40-plus years, wearing out five Santa suits.

Together Pete and Gracie served as homeroom parents, band boosters, PTA members, school chaperones and Sunday School teachers.

“Although their tangible service is large and recognizable, their primary value has been in the example they have set as committed public servants working in concert on projects aimed at improving the community, bolstering the city and supporting our schools,” Reedy said.  

Hosp Elementary, located at 5050 Lone Star Ranch Parkway in Frisco, opened in August under the leadership of Principal Aaron Else.

During the ceremony, guests enjoyed a special performance of the Hosp Elementary song, sang by fourth and fifth graders under the direction of music teacher Tiffany Ford. Refreshments and tours of the school were also available.

Hosp Elementary was designed by architect Corgan and built by construction manager Core Construction. Its capacity is 760 students.

Mr. Hosp with Student