Fort Worth ISD United Way Campaign Underway
The 2018 Fort Worth ISD United Way Campaign continues through October 26. Once again, this year, employees will have an opportunity to make online donations.
Here’s how it works:
- Employees will receive an email from the United Way of Tarrant County with specific login information to access the secure FWISD pledge website.
- Each employee will have the opportunity to review information for the 2018 campaign at his/her desktop and consider the size of the pledge they wish to make to the United Way.
- A confirmation email will be sent after completing the donation.
Last year, FWISD contributed more than $175,000 to its United Way Campaign. This year, the District anticipates contributing $250,000 in donations from its students and employees.
United Way of Tarrant County has long invested in Fort Worth ISD students and continues to make education a funding priority. In recent years, funds donated to the District by the nonprofit has supported programs focused on improving elementary students’ literacy skills, helping middle school students identify and prepare for career dreams, and preparing high school students for college and careers.
Additionally, the nonprofit offers resources to assist FWISD families, including placing low-income families on a path to financial stability and assisting families with ongoing health issues.
If you have any questions regarding the campaign or online pledge system contact Cindy Ybarra at 817-814-3350 or email@example.com.
Red Ribbon Week Is October 23-31
Red Ribbon Week will be observed nationwide October 23-31.
Learn more about the campaign and the effects of drug and alcohol use by visiting redribbon.org.
Is your campus hosting an event or decorating to raise awareness about Red Ribbon Week? Don’t forget to post your photos on social media, using the hashtag #FWISD– 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!
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence Surprises:Multiple FWISD teachers have recently received surprise visits in the last week announcing that they are 2018 Academic Chair for Teaching Excellence honorees. Check out next week's Inside FWISD for a complete list of winners. Congratulations!
#StartHereGoAnywhere Campaign: Fort Worth ISD launched its #StartHereGoAnywhere FAFSA Campaign, Monday, October 15. District high schools celebrated with kickoff events and rewarded students who completed their FAFSA applications with T-shirts. The students will also be entered into monthly drawings for prizes.
Unity in the Community Family and Youth Summit: The event, hosted at Dunbar High School, included a resource fair and information sessions that focused on three key areas -- public awareness, mental health and wellness and financial literacy.
Day of the Girl: The Diamond Hill-Jarvis GO Center partnered with Girls, Inc. of Tarrant County Friday, October 12, to take 20 students, grades nine-12, to the Day of the Girl Celebration in downtown Fort Worth.
Dunbar Senior Service Day: The Dunbar High School Class of 2019 participated in Senior Service Day at four different locations last week across the city. Students volunteered at The Boys and Girls Club, a community storehouse, the animal shelter and cleanup at a local park.
West Point Representative Meets With FWISD JROTC Cadets: A representative from West Point spoke with JROTC cadets from Fort Worth ISD and surrounding districts about the education and service opportunities offered at the U.S. Military Academy (Army), Thursday, October 11, at North Side High School.