1-to-1 Student Devices Available for FWISD 6th-12th Graders
All Fort Worth ISD middle and high students are eligible for a District-issued digital device this school year.
Students are not required to pay a fee to obtain the electronic device as long as they do not owe for a previously checked-out device. Students are responsible for replacing any lost, stolen, or maliciously damaged equipment.
Parents must give permission for their child to use the District-issued digital devices when completing online registration.
Additionally, secondary students will have the opportunity to access mobile hotspots that they can use at home to complete homework, projects, and other educational related tasks.
Students at the high school level with no or shared access to high-speed internet at home will be considered for the mobile hotspots through the Sprint 1 Million Project. Students at the middle school level with no or shared access to high-speed internet at home will be considered for the mobile hotspots through the T-Mobile EmpowerED initiative. Both the 1 Million Project and EmpowerED initiative offer free hotspots to students who do not have reliable Internet access at home.
Fort Worth ISD will identify secondary students without or with reduced Internet connectivity at home through online registration documents. It is very important that parents complete the online registration process as soon as possible so the District can place its first hotspot order. The first hotspot order will be created this month.
Prior to receiving the digital devices, students and their parents are encouraged to review Digital Citizenship materials via Common Sense Media’s Family Engagement Resources at https://www.commonsense.org/education/toolkit/family-engagement-resources.
For more details, visit https://www.fwisd.org/Page/6550
Thief Takes Supplies meant for Boulevard Heights Students
Help Fort Worth police find the man who stole school supplies bought for special-needs students at FWISD’s Boulevard Heights.
In a recent Fort Worth Star-Telegram story, which includes video of the theft, Ashleigh Powell, a Boulevard Heights English language arts and social studies special ed teacher, said that the boxes of supplies were taken from her front porch, Friday, August 16 in the Fairmont neighborhood.
Read more here.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
FWISD Summer School Graduation: The Fort Worth ISD recently conferred 86 high school diplomas to summer graduates. On August 16, at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, students were presented with their high school diplomas at the District’s annual Summer School Graduation ceremony. Cherie Washington, chief of secondary schools, and Board of Education trustees Quinton “Q” Phillips and Anael Luebanos were among the special guests at the ceremony to congratulate the graduates. Students adorned in the graduation caps and gowns of their home high schools walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Sign Goes Up: Signage for Fort Worth ISD's Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at 1050 Bridgewood Drive was recently put up. The facility, acquired by the District the 2015-2016 school year, is slated to open later this school year as a new training center and the home for staff from the District's Curriculum and Instruction offices that are currently housed at the Central Administration building and Professional Development Center. Here's video of the sign being put into place.
Meet the Teacher Nights: Multiple Fort Worth ISD campuses hosted Meet the Teacher Night and Back to School events ahead of #FWISDFirstDay
School supply donations: A special thank you to the our FWISD partners and donors who've showered District campuses in recent weeks with school supplied for students as they kick off the 2019-2020 academic year. Recently, FWISD campuses have received donated supplies from Kroger, The Auberge at Benbrook Lake lifestyle director Keisha Siren and colleagues, Murray Kustom Rods, Whataburger, Aspira Home Health, Conservatory At Keller Town Center, Red River UPS, Judge Sergio DeLeon, UEA, the Harrison and Emily Kirk Foundation and Oncor.
Junior Medical School: Approximately 20 Fort Worth ISD students participated in Junior Medical School camp this summer. Hosted by Texas Christian University and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, the camp offers participants in interactive medical activities.
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER VACATION?
Donna Browne, a physical education teacher Manuel Jara Elementary, traveled to The Bahamas where she swam with dolphins this summer.
Here's some photos her trip:
Online Registration, Ongoing
Benefits Open Enrollment for employees, Ongoing through August 22
Gold Seal Late Application Window, Continues through September 6
Free Back to School physicals, August 12-24
Regular Board of Education meeting, August 27
College Colors Day, August 30
2019 High School Volleyball Schedule
2019 Varsity Football Schedule
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