United Way Campaign Sessions Set for October 15
Employee campaign managers are invited to attend one of two kickoff rally sessions in preparation for the launch of Fort Worth ISD’s 2019 United Way Campaign.
The sessions are being hosted Tuesday, October 15 at FWISD’s Professional Development Center, 3150 McCart Ave. From 8-9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., attendees will receive a campaign overview and materials for putting on an effective fundraising campaign.
Earlier this week the District hosted a United Way Campaign kickoff breakfast for campus principals where they received details about this year’s fundraising efforts and how members of their staff can participate. The 2019 District goal is increasing participation 20% above the number of participants in 2018.
Metroplex Cadillac Dealers Cut Ribbon on Technology Lab at C.C. Moss ES
On Thursday, October 3, students at Fort Worth ISD’s Christene C. Moss Elementary School celebrated a brand-new Technology Lab created in just one day through the support of local volunteers. Metroplex Cadillac Dealers employees transformed a space within the school at C.C. Moss into a tech lab complete with new paint and décor, an interactive white board, 30 Chromebooks, and a 3D printer. Metroplex Cadillac Dealers joined nonprofit partner Heart of America Foundation to design, build, and unveil this engaging place for students to learn and grow.
Heart of America worked with Moss Elementary and Fort Worth ISD to select unique design and tech elements. Metroplex Cadillac Dealers provided funding to complete the transformation which includes a gift of 178 new books for the library. Every student will receive three new books to take home.
School officials, teachers, students, and volunteers unveiled the library makeover with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Fire Prevention Week October 6-12
This week is Fire Prevention Week.
The Fort Worth Fire Department encourages residents to ensure that their home has working smoke alarms.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Board of Education meeting: The Naval JROTC unit at Arlington Heights High School greeted guests as they arrived at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. Students from Luella Merrett Elementary School led attendees in the pledges. They were introduced by Principal Karelyn Roberts. Ruth and Buddy Calzada, leaders of the outreach program Metro Ministries were recognized with a certificate of appreciation, for their volunteer work at Carter Park Elementary over the last 20 years. Through Metro Ministries, the couple has provided school supplies, toys, clothes and food to families at the campus and an after school program for students.
District employees were also recognized in commemoration of Texas Education Human Capital Management Day, observed October 9 in honor of the important contributions of school HCM personnel and White Cane Day, observed nationally on October 15 to honor the many contributions being made by blind and visually impaired Americans.
Fort Worth ISD Hiring Fairs: FWISD's Human Capital Management Department recently hosted two hiring events, October 4 and 7 at the Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center and Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, respectively.
Harambee Festival: A 459-member Fort Worth ISD Mass Choir, made up of students representing 21 FWISD schools, participated in the Anti-Bullying Rally at the 10th annual Harambee Festival. The rally, which coincides with Anti-Bullying Month, teaches students effective responses to addressing all forms of bullying and offers resources for kids and teens experiencing troubling situations.
Bonnie Brae Elementary School Open House: Classroom visits, a book fair and remarks from Superintendent Kent P. Scribner were part of the school's Open House event, Thursday, October 3.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Multiple Fort Worth ISD schools are hosting events and activities, decorating classroom doors, doing research projects and putting up educational displays in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Observed annually September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans, who are descendants of individuals from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The observance originated in 1968 as a weeklong celebration and expanded into a 30-day commemoration in 1988, according to hispanicheritagemonth.gov. Pictured are images from Leonard and McLean middle schools and World Languages Institute.
Recently, students at the Leadership Academy at Como debuted the video "One Love" in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The video was directed by Como math teacher Thomas Mayfield.
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