Fort Worth Salutes the #FWISDClassof2020 Tonight
Today 8:20 p.m. –20:20 –is the Hour to Celebrate!
Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and Mayor Betsy Price will lead the cheers on tonight in a citywide salute to the Fort Worth ISD Class of 2020.
The District is asking everyone to stand on their front lawns, porches, or patios and let out a big cheer to show their appreciation for the significant milestone the graduating seniors have achieved. At exactly the same time, the Superintendent and Mayor will celebrate, socially-distanced, on the campus of the Mayor’s alma mater, Arlington Heights High School.
While the entire day is devoted to celebrating the 4,928 graduates, Fort Worth ISD requests that everyone stop what they are doing at 8:20 p.m. for a literal “shout out.” That hour and minute were chosen because, in military time, it is 20:20. It’s also 10 minutes before sunset on that day!
Dr. Scribner and Mayor Price will at that hour join three cheerleaders and three drummers – all seniors in their caps and gowns – as they make a little noise for the graduating class. This is not a public event and everyone will follow CDC guidelines in maintaining appropriate distance and taking precautions.
The District is also asking everyone to share their celebratory comments and photos on social media – starting immediately – using the hashtag #FWISDClassof2020. Whether it’s a photo of your graduating student or praise for a group or an individual school, let’s spread the love – and the likes! – on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Everyone is encouraged to post multiple times and inspire the rest of our community to do the same.
INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.
Free Groceries Distribution
Christ Church Fort Worth is partnering with Convoy of Hope to distribute free groceries to families in need in our community on Saturday, May 30. Read more about the distribution here.
FWISD Accepts Two-Way Dual Language Applications for 2020-21School Year
Apply today for Fort Worth ISD’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten Two-Way Dual Language programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Applications are being accepted through June 12 for PK-K English proficient students who want to become bilingual and biliterate. Notifications for students accepted into the program go out the week of June 22. Students for the program will be selected randomly. Read more here.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos/videos from across the Fort Worth ISD of events and ways schools are connecting with families and the community during the District closure.
Grand Send Off: Multiple Fort Worth ISD schools ended the year with socially distanced in-person graduation and virtual award celebrations. Students from O.D. Wyatt High were recognized with gift cards while at work.
Showing Love: Dolores Huerta Elementary School's annual Discover College Life Project field trip to the University of North Texas was canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn't stop UNT students from motivating Huerta Elementary students and their families with a virtual message of comfort and encouragement. Learn more about the Discover College Life Project here. View the video here.
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