LOWERY ROAD FIRST GRADER SWORN IN AS FORT WORTH POLICE OFFICER
Adriana Nixon, a first grader at Fort Worth ISD’s Lowery Road Elementary School, is an honorary Fort Worth police officer.
The 6-year old was sworn in as an honorary officer by Fort Worth Police, Thursday January 9, in a special ceremony at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex. Additionally, Adriana rode in a patrol car, practiced with the department’s SWAT team, handled a K-9 officer and took a flight in FWPD's Air One helicopter over the Fort Worth Zoo with her sibling.
FWISD JROTC Cadets Attend Lunch with Bestselling Author, Retired Army Commander
Cadets from Fort Worth ISD’s JROTC recently had lunch with New York Times bestselling author and retired U.S. Army Special Forces/ Delta Force Lt. Col. Brad Taylor.
During the January 10 lunch, Lt. Col. Taylor discussed with cadets his perspective on the current state of affairs in Iraq and Iran and his path to becoming an author and security consultant. Since 2011, Lt. Col. Taylor has written nearly two dozen books including Pike Logan, a series with over 13 installments and more than 2 million copies sold.
His latest book “Hunter Killer” debuted January 7, 2020. Each cadet received a signed copy of the book.
“This event, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth, certainly opened the eyes of our future leaders learning about the world and its challenges through the JROTC program offered in FWISD,” said retired Lt. Col. Richard Crossley, director of FWISD’s JROTC programs.
To thank Lt. Col. Taylor for the time spent with cadets, Lt. Col. Crossley presented him with the District’s JROTC coin.
Buzz Worthy: Checking the Emotion Engine
Fort Worth ISD campuses are always posting great ways to motivate students and staff. Regularly, Inside FWISD will post tricks of the trade. If you see an idea you like, try it at your campus!
The leadership team at Waverly Park Elementary School empowers students to understand and communicate their emotional status. The counselors and principal provide great tips for how to start the “Engine Check” activity at your campus!
Principal Roberto Baeta-Gutierrez says:
“Some of our students were struggling with self-regulation. Our counselors identified a way to build their social emotional skills in order to have successful relationships with their peers and teachers.”
How it works: Waverly park started the school year with every student creating their own engine plate that identifies different emotions. Students are encouraged to check their engines each morning and according to where they are in their engine, they use their skills that they have been taught to prepare themselves for academic success.
Impact: “What we have seen from the students is that they know that when they are in red, they know what to do to get themselves back to green, feeling just right, so they can just focus. For teachers, it has been a reduction on classroom disruptions,” Mr. Baeta-Gutierrez said.
What a great way to help students practice self-awareness and communication!
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Board Recognition Month: The Fort Worth ISD joins the Texas Association of School Boards and school districts across the state in observing School Board Appreciation Month this January. This month many schools will salute district representatives with acknowledgements posted to campus marquees, as well as other activities. Additionally, Board members will be recognized during the January 28 Board meeting.
Business Leaders Observe Future Workforce At North Side HS: Nearly a dozen representatives from the Fort Worth business community toured Fort Worth ISD’s North Side High School, Tuesday, January 14. The tour is one of many slated this school year in which business leaders will visit Fort Worth high schools for a glimpse at how the future workforce is being educated and trained.
Leadership Fort Worth Education Day: Superintendent Kent Scribner recently participated on a panel at the Leadership Fort Worth Education Day event, January 9. The event brings together the business community and education leaders for discussions focused on preparing students from pre-kindergarten to college and career.