Jackson: FWISD On-Site Immunization Clinics Going ‘Very Well’
Fort Worth ISD employees registered for 1,575 immunizations in the first week of fall on-site vaccination clinics, according to the Health Services Department. Of those immunizations, 879 are for flu shots, according to the department.
The District began offering flu shots and other immunizations for employees and their family members at onsite-vaccination clinics across FWISD on Monday, September 17.
“Information that I have received indicates that the clinics have gone very well so far, including our clinic here at the Admin. building on [Wednesday],” said Alice Turner-Jackson, director of health services.
North Side Alumnus Unveils Mural In Historic North side Neighborhood
Fort Worth ISD’s North Side High School community kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month attending the unveiling of a 110-foot wall mural, Sunday September 16.
Created by North Side High alumnus and artist Arnoldo Hurtado, the mural titled “Convivo (coexist): Murals of Community and Inclusion” features the high-school’s award-winning Mariachi Espuelas de Plata ensemble. The mural is painted on an exterior wall at Franko’s Market, located at 2622 Azle Ave.
“I want people to be proud and say ‘yes’ this is what I bring to the table and this is what my culture brings to the table,” Mr. Hurtado said. “We’re relevant. We’re important, and we’re being acknowledged and being represented through the arts.”
The mural unveiling was held in conjunction with a festival celebrating Mexican Independence Day.
To learn more about the mural, click here.
Hispanic Heritage Month continues through October 15.
Fort Worth ISD encourages employees and its campuses to join in celebrating the significant contribution of Hispanic Americans to this nation.
Post your photos of celebratory events on social media using the hashtags #FWISD and #HispanicHeritageMonth – and tagging @FortWorth_ISD on Twitter and @FortWorthISD on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll share as many photos as we can on our District platforms!
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
College Night 2018
The District also thanks the Fort Worth business community that committed more than $100,000 earlier this week to the Read Fort Worth Classroom Library Campaign. The Rainwater Charitable Foundation matched the gifts bringing total contributions to more than $200,000, according to Read Fort Worth. The Classroom Library Campaign project is a community effort focused on advancing early childhood literacy by placing at least 100 “high-interest” and culturally-relevant books in Fort Worth ISD pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms, according to the organization.
Fort Worth ISD’s 100 X 25 FWTX initiative aims to have 100 percent of third-grade students reading on or above grade level by 2025. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is partnering with Mayor Betsy Price and BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose to lead the community-wide Read Fort Worth initiative. This collective impact strategy engages parents, grandparents, and caregivers as well as volunteers from the city’s business sector, higher education, non-profit organizations, and the faith-based community.