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Inside FWISD June 28, 2018

Board Approves 2 Percent Pay Increase for Employees

Fort Worth ISD employees will receive a 2 percent increase in pay, and the starting salary for teachers is increasing to $53,000 for the 218-2019 school year.

On Tuesday, June 26, board members adopted a $792.98 million general budget for the upcoming school year which includes the pay increases. The new fiscal year begins Sunday, July 1, and the pay increases take effect Sept. 1.

More details on the budget are available in the board agenda book.

Fort Worth ISD Teachers Trained to Deliver Dual Enrollment Courses Through “On-Ramps”

University of Texas at Austin Program Will Impact Hundreds of Students

WHAT: First-time OnRamps instructors from FWISD high schools attend intensive training at University of Texas at Austin.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, 20, 2018

WHERE: University of Texas, Austin

Approximately 1,300 Fort Worth ISD high school students will be able to take dual enrollment courses through the University of Texas at Austin this fall thanks to a new teacher training program called OnRamps.

For almost two weeks in mid-July, FWISD high school educators will attend intensive “New Instructor Professional Learning” in history, physics, rhetoric, pre-calculus, statistics, and computer science. The group, including 74 teachers, nine campus leaders and two District administrators, will travel to Austin and live on the UT campus during the training.

“Our OnRamps teachers will be exposed to professional development and support that will help them improve teaching quality which ultimately benefits our students,” said David Saenz, executive director of FWISD College and Career Readiness. “We want to make sure our students experience innovative dual-enrollment while in high school to learn first-hand all it takes to succeed in college before they actually get there.”

Students meet rigorous university-level college readiness standards and have the opportunity to earn UT Austin credit from a UT faculty member and high school credit from their local teacher.

Dr. Scribner Participates In School Safety Discussion With Area Superintendents

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner recently sat down with NBC 5 (KXAS-TV) to discuss school safety.

Ensuring safety in schools is a primary topic of discussion for school districts across the nation in the wake of tragic school shootings.

On Monday an interview aired on NBC 5 in which Dr. Scribner along with superintendents from Dallas, Lewisville and Frisco, leaders at four of the largest school districts in North Texas, discussed school security, mental health, state funding and actions being taken to prevent tragedies in their own districts.

“This is a very complex issue, and Dr. Scribner said in the interview. “Complex social problems require complex social solutions. So, this cannot only be the schools.

“It must be schools, law enforcement, mental health community and the state funding it and backing it strongly.”

Another portion of the interview, which will focus on arming teachers, will air at 10 tonight, June 28, on NBC 5.

District-Wide Online Registration Begins July 2

Employee Training Dates Scheduled

District-wide online registration for new and returning Fort Worth ISD students begins Monday, July 2.

In an effort to better assist families with the process, which is in its inaugural year, training in use of the PowerSchool Online Registration System is scheduled July 31- August 3 for District employees.

All training sessions will take place at O.D. Wyatt High School, 2400 E. Seminary Drive.

Employees can soon register via Eduphoria to attend a training session.

The following training sessions are scheduled:

July 31: High school data clerks and secretaries

August 1: Elementary school secretaries

August 2: Help Desk, SIS support team and Central Administration personnel

August 3: Middle school data clerks (two-hour morning sessions) and middle school secretaries (two-hour afternoon sessions)

The online registration process eliminates parents having to fill out multiple forms with repetitive information. Online registration must be completed for all FWISD students. District parents and or guardians will receive an identifying number, called a Snapcode, that’s unique to their child that’s used for accessing their child’s online registration form. While some families received Snapcodes in the final report card for the 2017-2018 year, many will receive it in a letter sent to their homes.

Superintendent Kent P. Scribner praised the convenience of online registration, calling it a “time-saving tool” in a recent letter to parents.

Beginning Monday, July 2, families may register for the upcoming school year via www.fwisd.org/registration.

Technical support is available for families by calling 866-434-6276 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Parents are encouraged to call the Parent Information Hotline at 817-814-2070 with non-technical questions.

Registration for Back to School Roundup Opens

EDITOR’S NOTE: FWISD employees, please share this information with District families you work with.

Back to School Roundup kicked off this week with a celebration at a Fort Worth Walmart, presenting sponsor for the roundup.

Families can now pre-register for a free backpack and school supplies online through July 9 or by signing up at one of multiple pre-registration events being hosted throughout the county, Wednesday June 27- Thursday, August 2. The backpack and supplies will be distributed at the 14th annual Tarrant County Back to School Roundup event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Pre-registered families will receive a voucher admitting them into the Aug. 9 roundup event and guaranteeing free school supplies.

To qualify for the free supplies, families must produce:

• Valid photo identification

• Proof of Tarrant County residency (water bill, electric bill, etc.)

• Proof of income (must meet 2018 poverty guidelines)

In addition to the school supply distribution, the one-stop shop roundup event offers free haircuts, health, dental and vision screenings, immunizations, health and social resources.

Volunteers are needed to assist families with pre-registration at one of the more than 20 registration events. People are also encouraged to donate backpacks and supplies for the event. A backpack, including supplies, is available on the Back to School Roundup website through Educational Products, Inc. (EPI) for $16.95.

For more details, visit backtoschoolroundup.org.

FWISD REVISES student code of conduct

Fort Worth ISD is making two local revisions to the Student Code of Conduct for the 2018-2019 school year. The document communicates to the expectations of students and consequences for misconduct.

The FWISD Board of Education approved revisions, Tuesday, June 26 to the document that focus on informal teacher removal of students from class and capturing photos, video or audio of a student.

The Student Code of conduct is now available for viewing here.

Parents and students must agree that they’ve reviewed the Student Code of Conduct document when registering for school.

FWISD Recognizes Student-Athletes for Advancing to state contests

For the first time in history, Fort Worth ISD students competed in all four running sessions at the UIL Track and Field State Meet last month in Austin. On June 26, the Board of Education honored those competitors as well as other student athletes who recently achieved athletic distinction at the state level.

Track, tennis and softball stars showed off their medals and proudly stood to applause at the Tuesday Board meeting.

The UIL Track and Field State Meet was held May 11-12 in Austin. Fort Worth ISD students competed in all four running events for the first time in its history.

In the 4A Division, Freshman Danika Washington from Benbrook Middle-High School earned the school’s first state gold medal in the Girls 400m Dash with a time in of 57.08.

In the 5A division, juniors Gabriel Woodard and Isom Williams, and seniors Paul Brawner and Keishawn Everly of Trimble Tech won the bronze medal for the 400m Relay with a time of 40.74. This was the second year in a row for this quartet to compete in the state meet in the 400m Relay.

Trimble Tech’s Keishawn also took gold in the 100m Dash and the 200m Dash.

Participating in her first UIL Track and Field State Meet was Trimble Tech freshman Kenondra Davis. After running an outstanding anchor leg on the 400m Relay, Kenondra won the 100m Dash in 11.43 and then followed up by completing the 200m Dash with a time of 23.40.

Paschal High School juniors, Shauna Galvin and Emily Buell took home the bronze medal in 6A girls-doubles at the UIL Tennis State Tournament at Texas A&M.

The Arlington Heights Lady Jackets became only the second Fort Worth ISD softball team to participate in the UIL Softball State Tournament. On their way to the state tournament, Arlington Heights defeated the #1 team, Canyon, and concluded their outstanding season with a 37-4 final record.

Emily Andress, sophomore

Ashleigh Sgambelluri, senior

Diana Hernandez, junior

Savannah Volmert, sophomore

Jourdan Jacobs, freshman

Jalee McDonald, sophomore

Bailey Rowden, sophomore

Victoria Montes, sophomore

Maggie Robertson, freshman

Stephanie Chico, sophomore

Melinda Martinez, senior

Alyssa Martinez, senior

Alexee Howard, junior

Alejandra Arellano, sophomore

Melinda Martinez, Jalee McDonald, and Ashleigh Sgambelluri were recently named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State team.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask Elsie is a column where Chief Financial Officer Elsie Schiro tackles employee queries, or in areas outside her purview, asks other District leaders to answer them.

Dear Elsie,

1. Our tech specialist is only on our campus two days a week (Monday/Tuesday) and is frequently pulled off campus for other duties. His on-campus team members (an inclusion teacher and an administrator) are then pulled from their primary tasks when tech issues come up. They are very responsive to ‘heat tickets’ from students and teachers, but this availability is not in our students’ best interests. Is there any way we can fund a tech person who can be on campus all week?

2.Our students begin checking out laptops two weeks before class in August, but with this limited availability (I assume that drives the schedule) students are being asked to turn them in with two weeks of instruction remaining in the school year. We were asked not to assign further work requiring a laptop effective May 4, and most of our students turned in laptops on May 16/17. Is there a reason we collect them so early? Taking this valuable resource out of the hands of our students simply increases the digital divide they face and seems counterproductive if we wish to have lifelong digital citizens.

Thanks for your reply!

Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. I reached out to Charles Carroll, chief academic officer, and he has this response to the matter: “The issue you describe should be resolved in 2018-19 by several changes being made to the laptop administration procedures.

Dr. Navarre and her staff are facilitating the shift with laptops to a more campus/local process which should elongate the time students are able to keep their laptops for use in class. The laptops then become part of the same TipWeb log-in process currently used with textbooks and other resources at your campus.

The change will also allow the technology specialists to do the jobs they were intended to do at campuses and facilitate technology integration and coaching in content areas throughout your campus.

Thank you again, Anonymous for your question, and thank you, Mr. Carroll for your response.

Elsie

Direct your questions to Inside@fwisd.org and put the words "Ask Elsie" in the subject line. Please close your letter with your preferred signature as you wish it to appear in the column. When there are multiple queries on the same subject, we will select the one that is most representative of the subject. We will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Firework possession Prohibited in City Limits

Hotline established to report violators

With Independence Day quickly approaching, please note that fireworks and discharging guns to celebrate is not only dangerous but prohibited inside Fort Worth city limits.

“The sale, discharge or possession of fireworks in Fort Worth is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2,000,” according to a City of Fort Worth media release. “Any fireworks that are discovered will be confiscated and destroyed.”

The city is encouraging that violators be reported by calling 817-392-4444, not 911. Increased fire and police patrols are being put in place throughout the holiday period to target violators and reduce property damage and injures that could be caused by fireworks and firearms.

According to city officials, the Fort Worth Fire Department confiscated more than 1,000 pounds in illegal fireworks on or around Independence Day 2017.

Several professional firework shows are scheduled throughout the city for the July 4 holiday. Shows include:

  • Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks and Picnic at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Monday, July 2- Wednesday, July 4
  • Fireworks at Coyote Drive-In, 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 3
  • Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion, Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

FWISD Closed July 4, 5 to Observe Independence Day

District reopens Friday, July 6

Fort Worth ISD administrative offices are closed Wednesday and Thursday, July 4 and 5 to observe Independence Day.

The District will reopen for business, Friday, July 6. This is the only time during the four-day workweek summer schedule that employees work Friday.

Looking for fun ways to celebrate July 4? Here’s just a few of the festivities planned across Fort Worth:

Fireworks at Coyote Drive-In, 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 3: Gates open at 5:30, and festivities include face painting, food trucks and balloon art. Movies will pause for the 10 p.m. fireworks. It’s encouraged that patrons purchase tickets early. Visit the drive-in website for more details.

Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion, Wednesday, July 4: Gates open at 2 p.m. with fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. General admission is free. VIP passes start at $50. For more details, visit fortworthsfourth.com

Red White and Boots festival at Fort Worth Stockyards Station, Wednesday, July 4-Saturday, July 7: Festivities include live music, cattle drives, Legends of Texas staged gun fights, face painting, food trucks, farmer’s garden and more.

Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks and Picnic at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Monday, July 2- Wednesday, July 4. For more details, visit www.fwbg.org

Flashback Cinema at Movie Tavern on Crockett Street, Wednesday, July 4. The 1975 film Jaws will be shown on the big screen. For showtimes, visit the Movie Tavern website.

Curly’s Eighth Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Curly’s Frozen Custard, Wednesday, July 4. Registration is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with the competition beginning at noon. Visit https://www.curlysfrozencustard.com/4th-of-july for more details.

May the Fourth (of July) Be With You at Chisholm Trail, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4: This Star Wars-themed Independence Day celebration Chisholm Trail Community Center will include a bounce house, a viewing of a Star Wars film

Freedom Fest at Diamond Hill Community Center, Wednesday, July 4: Celebrate July 4 with food, music and games.

FWISD 2018-2019 SAFESCHOOLS ONLINE TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE

All Fort Worth ISD employees are required to complete 10 SafeSchools online courses for the 2018-2019 school year. The courses are currently accessible online.

Employees have through Wednesday, October 31, to complete the mandatory courses. New hires must complete the courses within two months of their hire date.

The SafeSchools courses for the upcoming school year include:

  • Bullying Response and Recognition
  • Youth Suicide: Awareness and Prevention
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Child Abuse Mandatory Texas Course
  • CIPA: Compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act
  • FERPA
  • Work Place Injury Prevention
  • Teen Dating Violence and Prevention
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Student Health Emergencies: Overview

Employees will be required to use their active directory and password to access the system. Google Chrome is the preferred browser for using SafeSchools. This is the third year the District has successfully used SafeSchools for compliance training. Users will notice a new user interface with the ability to take additional training. There are 242 Courses in the SafeSchools Training Catalog with categories such as social and behavioral, special education, security, health and environmental protection. Employees can take any additional course of their choice for their own professional learning.

Contact the Help Desk at 817-814-4357 if you encounter any problems with your active directory or password. For more details on the courses, contact Aracely Chavez, executive director of classified learning, at Aracely.chavez@fwisd.org or visit the Classified Learning webpage at www.fwisd.org/Page/2807.

SAVE THE DATE: CONVOCATION 2018 IS AUG. 17

What: Fort Worth ISD Convocation for 2018-2019 School Year

When: Friday, August 17, 2018, 9 a.m.

Where: Originating at Board Conference Room, 2903 Shotts Street and streamed to all schools and campuses

Who: Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner; Charles Foster Johnson, founder of Pastors for Children; FWISD Board of Education; all District educators, administrators and a select group of students

Summary: This year’s Fort Worth ISD Convocation will again be both virtual and live –and teachers will be able to watch from their respective campus.

We hope teachers are taking a break and enjoying the summer, but don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2018 Convocation.

A lively video featuring Fort Worth ISD teachers-- and a couple of cute kids-- shares the message.

The Friday, August 17, event begins at 9 a.m. and will be an hour long, or less, so that teachers can maximize their time preparing for the first day of school on August 20.

Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner and Reverend Charles F. Johnson will speak live from the Fort Worth ISD Board Room before an audience of students. The platform will be YouTube Live and will resemble a “Ted talk,” informal yet informative. Each FWISD campus will watch as a group.

Reverend Johnson leads the statewide ecumenical organization, Pastors for Children, which mobilizes the faith community for public education support and advocacy. PTC promotes school assistance programs in communities all over the state, cultivates community partners for public education, and mobilizes clergy to advocate for sound public education policy in state government. Charles Johnson is a frequent speaker in university, church, business, education, and non-profit circles.

Information about the stream connections will be sent as we get closer to the day of Convocation. We will also broadcast the event live on cable via Charter (Spectrum), Channel 192 and AT&T U-verse, Channel 99.

#thankyouthursday: Volunteers

Thank you to First Officer Greg Storm of Envoy Air, and the many volunteers who’ve participated in school Career Day events and assisted with other tasks at Fort Worth ISD schools.

Throughout the 2017-18 year, First Officer Storm read books to students in the Springdale Elementary School library. Just before school ended, he volunteered to participate in the campus Career Day where he answered student questions about a career in aviation and handed out Envoy Air kid wings. Envoy Air, Inc., formerly known as American Eagle Airlines, Inc., operates more than 150 aircrafts on close to 1,000 daily flights to more than 150 locations, according to the company website.

First Officer Storm calls his experience reading to students at Springdale Elementary “great.”

“I think the kids learned and had fun,” he said in a school media release. “I love kids, and I love to read, so it was an easy fit.

“The kids I read to were extremely well behaved, very motivated and really a joy to get to know.”

The involvement reading to students at Springdale Elementary is just one of many examples of the 100 X 25 FWTX initiative which has a goal that all third-graders are reading on or above grade level by 2025. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is partnering with Mayor Betsy Price, BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose to lead the community-wide Read Fort Worth project, which 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.

First Officer Storm is just one of approximately 10,000 volunteers who assisted in Fort Worth ISD schools the 2017-2018 year. The volunteers contributed approximately 200,000 volunteer hours to the District, according to the Family Communications Department.

For more information on the FWISD volunteer program, contact Alma Pohler, volunteer specialist, by emailing alma.pohler@fwisd.org or calling 817-814-2973.

summertime fun

We asked FWISD employees how they're spending their summer.

Here's some of their responses:

Sidney Allen, a first-year art teacher at Jacquet Middle School, spent some of her summer attending a glass/ceramics/ clay training session for art teachers. "I loved being surrounded by other art teachers. We talked and I learned many tips for teaching," she said. "The training was very exciting, inspiring, and super educational. I look forward to bringing the techniques I learned into the classroom." Below is some of her work.

Clint Bond, executive director of external and emergency communications, captured these images on a recent visit to Cedar Hill State Park.

Carr: Teaching Chair Honor Offers Teachers Second Wind

Apply Today for One of 14 Disciplines

Kenyail C. Carr said that applying for Fort Worth ISD’s Academic Chair for Teaching Excellence program “more than worth it.”

The application and process, she said, were overwhelming but one she would do all over again. Mrs. Carr, a former teacher at Meadowbrook Middle School who will teach geometry and Algebra II at the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA in the fall, is the current Lockheed Martin Chair for Teaching Excellence in Secondary STEM.

Being honored with the recognition is a validation of a teacher’s work, Mrs. Carr said.

“The experience is indescribable. It makes you feel like all of your efforts and time that you put into it has come back to you tenfold,” she said. “It kind of gives you a second wind as far as teaching is concerned to know that your effort has not gone unnoticed.

Applications are currently being accepted for the District’s 2018 Academic Chairs for teaching Excellence, which will once again honor extraordinary District educators.

Modeled after the university-level chair program, Chairs for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding classroom teachers and awards them with a $5,000 honorarium.

Applications are currently being accepted for the following disciplines:

-Acquisition of Language

-Early Childhood

-Elementary Reading

-Humanities

-Secondary Math

-Middle School STEM

-High School STEM

-Career & Technical Education

-Elementary Math and/or Science

-Health & Physical Education

-Secondary English

-Secondary Science

-Special Education

-Visual Arts

Eligible classroom teachers may self-nominate or be recommended for the recognition by principals, colleagues or parents.

Nominees must:

  • Complete and submit an online application no later than 5 p.m. Friday, June 29
  • Submit a principal recommendation online
  • Submit a colleague recommendation online

A nominee must:

  • Be a full-time, certified, and highly-qualified FWISD teacher in good standing.
  • Have completed a minimum of three years teaching in FWISD, a total of five years’ experience, and currently be a classroom teacher.
  • Be employed by FWISD during the entire school year served as the Chair.
  • Complete and submit the online application by the published deadline – no exceptions.
  • If selected for an interview, nominees must be prepared to be recorded teaching a lesson.
  • Have never been named for any Chair for Teaching Excellence before.

More eligibility details are available on the Department of Community and Strategic Partnerships website.

This year’s honorees will be recognized at a luncheon this November. Chair honorees are encouraged to further their education and training and share their knowledge and expertise with their colleagues.

According to Mrs. Carr, the honor gives a new energy one’s work. It’s also an opportunity for educators to share their stories and encourage other teachers.

“It was just a great honor, and a great privilege,” she said. “With so few of the awards given, for me, it kind of inspired me to complete applications for other awards, other honors that are out there.”

For more details, contact Danielle Stenger at Danielle.stenger@fwisd.org or by calling 817-814-2977.

Board of Education meeting: Trustees unanimously approve a proclamation honoring the late Pauline Gasca Valenciano for her contributions to FWISD. Read more here.

Vital Link: North Central Texas Council of Governments

Vital Link: Univision

Vital Link: City of Fort Worth

Vital Link: Texas Christian University

NEW START AND END TIMES FOR FORT WORTH ISD STUDENTS

‘Attendance Adds Up’ for Students

Starting this fall the Fort Worth ISD will implement a new daily class schedule. While it means ten to 15 more minutes in class for students, the benefits – both instructionally and operationally – are many. And, FWISD will join many other districts in aligning with a new state law based on minutes, not days.

In 2015 the Texas Legislature changed the way school districts account for student instructional time. Instead of the old 180-day calendar, lawmakers decided that students must be in class at least 75,600 minutes each year.

Under our ongoing campaign of Attendance Adds Up, the District is unveiling the following schedule:

Fort Worth ISD’s traditional high schools will now begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m.

Middle school students will arrive at 9:15 a.m. and end their day at 4:30 p.m.

And, traditional elementary school students in the Fort Worth ISD will begin at 7:50 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m.

The District’s Schools of Choice, early college high schools, and other specialty schools will also extend their instructional day but some with different beginning and ending times. See below for a complete chart.

Under the new state law, teachers will work the same number of hours as they did under the 180-day calendar.

Changing from days to minutes (a day is considered to be at least 420 minutes) brings benefits to student and their families as well as districts.

The increased learning time will provide more opportunity for integrated instruction. It will benefit students who may need additional assistance.

Also, under the old 180-day system the Fort Worth ISD had to include two weather make-up days. These days were often scheduled for Good Friday or for the day after school was scheduled to end. Allowing FWISD to count, and accumulate minutes, however, allows for the elimination of the scheduled “weather days.” By adding 10 or 15 minutes to each day, students will gain enough minutes to still meet the state required goal without adding extra days.

The message of Attendance Adds Up –which, when launched, addressed the importance of going to school every day, now also means making every minute count!

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Teachers, please share this information with your students about the Summer Reading Incentive (www.fwisd.org/summerreading)

Education Technology Summer Professional Development classes

FWISD Summer Semester 2018, June 18-July 26

ELITE (Excellent Literacy Instruction to Empower) Summer Institute, Session 2 is July 9-25

Ram Readers Summer Reading Clinic for K-5 Students, Session 2 is July 9-25

Early Literacy Professional Learning Opportunities

Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Opportunities, Register in Eduphoria

Professional Learning Opportunities for Sixth-Grade Literacy, Social Studies and Music Teachers and Campus Librarians, Register in Eduphoria

Elementary Math Summer Learning Opportunities

STAAR and EOC retests, Continues through Friday, June 29

Fort Worth ISD’s 2018 Academic Chair for Teaching Excellence application deadline, Friday, June 29

Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4 (FWISD will be closed Wednesday, July 4, and Thursday, July 5, to observe the holiday. The district reopens Friday, July 6.)

Applied Digital Skills professional development for sixth- 12th-grade teachers, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 19, Professional Development Center, 3150 McCart Ave. Room 256

University Grill in the Administration Building, closed Monday, July 9- Friday, July 27

AAIL Summer Academy, Monday, July 23-Thursday, July 26

The Advanced, Accelerated and Innovative Learning Department will be hosting its annual summer academy and renewal opportunities for gifted and talented certification July 23-26, 2018. The event will be held at the Applied learning Academy on Camp Bowie, and participants may register on Eduphoria.

PowerSchool training, Tuesday, July 31- Friday, August 3, Register in Eduphoria

Texas Home and Garden Show, August 17-19, Will Rogers Memorial Center (FWISD Teachers and Support Staff tickets are half-price)

Convocation 2018, Friday, August 17, Originating at Board Conference Room, 2903 Shotts St. and streamed to all schools and campuses

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the Independence Day holiday, next week's Inside FWISD will be published Friday, July 6.

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