SUMMER SCHOOL GRADUATION SET FOR AUGUST 17
What: FWISD Summer School Graduation
When: 7 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: Wilkerson Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd., Fort Worth
Summary: High school diplomas are being conferred to 125 students at the annual Summer School Graduation Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, August 17 at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center
“Offering a summer graduation allows students who were not quite finished with their academic requirements in May to complete their coursework in the summer and graduate before the next academic year begins,” said Ms. Melissa Rincon, summer school principal. “These students can continue on with their postsecondary plans in the fall.”
Students adorned in the graduation gowns of their home schools will walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. Board of Education President Tobi Jackson is expected to attend.
Thank you to EECU who donated books to Fort Worth ISD elementary schools, Wednesday, July 25.
The books will be delivered soon to Westcreek, East Handley, Western Hills, Oaklawn, Kirkpatrick and Harlean Beal elementary schools.
The donation is part of the credit union’s effort to support the District’s 100x25FWTX initiative, which sets a goal of 100 percent of third-graders reading at or above grade level by the year 2025. Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is partnering with Mayor Betsy Price, BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose to lead the community-wide Read Fort Worth initiative. This collective impact strategy 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.
In Case You Were Wondering...
In case you were wondering what brought Fort Worth firefighters to the Administration building Monday afternoon, they were responding to a sedan in a parking lot billowing with smoke.
A motorist traveling northbound on University Drive pulled into the lot just outside the Human Capital Management and Business and Finance offices. Men sitting in the payroll lobby used a fire extinguisher in an attempt to put out the smoke. Employees watched from their windows as firemen arrived worked to put the fire out on the Honda sedan.
Smoke charred the car’s hood, and smoke could be smelled from the Administration Building’s second floor.
The woman driving the car isn’t believed to be an employee, and there appeared to no injuries.