In this edition:
Board Appoints New Leadership | Ten North Texas School Districts To Launch Aerial Robotics Initiative | Take a Fast, Fun Video Tour Of FWISD Gold Seal Programs, Schools of Choice | FWISD Extends Safe Schools Training Deadline | Let’s Talk School Community Forums | FWISD Staff Must Acknowledge Employee Handbook Receipt By October 31 | Five FWISD High Schools Set to Compete in Annual Fort Worth Iron Chef and Silent Auction | Fort Worth Library to Recognize FWISD Bilingual Education Program and Founding Educator | Jacinto Ramos Jr., New CUBE Chair, to Deliver Opening Keynote at Annual Conference | FWISD Among TXU Energy Leadership Award Honorees | FWISD Offers Flu Vaccine Clinics Dates For Employees | First Six Weeks Ends Friday: Parents Can Access Report Cards Via Parent Portal Starting October 9 | FWISD Board Observes American Indian Heritage Day | FWISD’s United Way Campaign Begins In October | FWISD Week 5: All FWISD schools in district action | Free Youth Heart Screening Event Slated at FWISD’s Wilkerson-Greines September 28 | Reception Set to Honor Retired Board Trustee Dr. T.A. Sims | Fort Worth ISD Snapshot | City Urges Residents to Practice Gun Safety, Prepare for Emergencies | Calendar | View more stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD Blog
Board Appoints New Leadership
Ten North Texas School Districts To Launch Aerial Robotics Initiative
More than two dozen STEM teachers from 10 different North Texas school districts trained for the launch of the North Central Texas Aerial Robotics Initiative at Fort Worth ISD's Teaching and Learning center today.
This initiative is sponsored by TEA’s Texas Regional Pathways Networks and is designed to provide schools that teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with educational pathways to the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
At the very beginning of the training teachers were treated to a short aerial display of unmanned aerial robotics capabilities.
First Six Weeks Ends Friday
Parents Can Access Report Cards Via Parent Portal Starting October 9
The first six weeks officially ends for students at Fort Worth ISD traditional schools on Friday.
Starting this year, parents can access their child’s report cards via Parent Portal. The first report cards will be distributed Wednesday, October 9
Additionally, the Portal gives parents and guardians access to their child’s grades, attendance and provides an easy way to email the child’s teacher.
Visit www.fwisd.org/parentportal, to request access. Parents need their child’s student ID, birth date and their email address to register.
It’s that easy--sign up today!
The second six weeks begins Monday, September 30.
RECEPTION TO HONOR RETIRED BOARD TRUSTEE DR. T.A. SIMS
What: Reception for Retired Board Member, Dr. T.A. Sims
When: 5 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Where: I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA, 1900 I.M. Terrell Circle, Fort Worth, Texas
Who: Friends, family, colleagues of Dr. T.A. Sims
Summary: Friends, family, and colleagues are invited to honor retired Fort Worth ISD Board Member, Dr. Theophlous Aron Sims at a reception, Tuesday. October 1, 2019.
The 5 p.m. event will be hosted in the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA lobby. A program, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will include remarks from Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner, FWISD Board President Jacinto Ramos Jr., past and present Board members and other colleagues of Dr. Sims.
The Southwest Jazz Band will provide music, and the I.M. Terrell Chamber Choir will perform some special numbers. Light snacks will be provided by Sodexo Magic.
Dr. Sims was the longest serving FWISD board Member, with more than 35 years of service to his community. He resigned from the Board on July 16, 2019. The Board has called a November 5 special election to fill the vacant trustee seat.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Board of Education meeting: The Board of Education celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and American Indian Heritage Day in Texas at its regular board meeting Tuesday with performances and remarks from students. Students from J.T. Stevens and Waverly Park elementary schools led the audience in the American and Texas pledges verbally and sign language, respectively.
Gold Seal Late Application Window, Available to the end of the first six weeks of school
Hispanic Heritage Month, Continues through October 15
Campus Web and Social Media Training, September 26
School boundary forum at O.D. Wyatt High School, September 26
Dolores Huerta Elementary School Hispanic Heritage School Museum opening, Thursday, September 26
College Preparation Workshop (open to parents, teens, and adults considering college.), September 26