Large Scale Emergency Exercise Tests First Responders
On Monday, July 29, the City of Fort Worth used Fort Worth ISD’s Trimble Tech High School as the site for a city-wide, large scale active threat drill.
More than 100 citizens volunteered to play the part of students and staff at the school while elements of the Fort Worth police and fire departments, MedStar ambulance service and the city hospitals prepared to deal with the aftermath of an active shooter situation.
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, BLUE ZONES PROJECT TEAM UP TO GIVE DAGGETT MIDDLE SCHOOL A HEALTHY “MAKEOVER”
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following content is from Blue Zones Project Fort Worth
Daggett Middle School students returning to campus this month will discover that their school is making the grade when it comes to healthy choices, thanks to Fidelity Investments and Blue Zones Project.
More than 30 Fidelity Investments employees joined Daggett students, staff, partners, and local Blue Zones Project team members on July 26 to spruce up the campus for its back-to-school debut. Volunteers created various “Power 9® Zones” throughout the school, encouraging principles that promote better health and well-being.
Texas Tax-Free Weekend Is August 9-11
Texas will observe its 2019 sales tax holiday, August 9-11.
During the annual holiday, clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks sold for less than $100 at Texas stores or from an online or catalog seller doing business in the state is tax-free. Texas has observed tax-free weekend since 1999.
“As Texas families begin the process of replacing their beach towels with lunch boxes, the sales tax holiday is the perfect opportunity to save some money on supplies families need before the school bell rings,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar in a recent media release about the upcoming holiday.
For a complete list of eligible tax-free items, click here.
GETTING TO KNOW FWISD
Stay in the know of who makes up the Fort Worth ISD.
Over the next several weeks, Inside FWISD will take a look at the FWISD organization.
This week, check out stats on the amount in scholarship dollars awarded to the District's Class of 2019.
FWISD ANNOUNCES CAMPUS, DISTRICT WAIVER DAYS
Mark your calendars.
The Academics Department has announced campus and District waiver days scheduled prior to the official start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
The following campus waiver days are set:
- Monday, August 12
- Thursday, August 15
- Friday, August 16
District waiver days will take place Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14.
Fort Worth ISD’s New Teacher Orientation Week (Jumpstart Teacher Academy) is slated for August 5-9 at South Hills High School.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
FWISD Auxiliary Job Fair: Human Capital Management officials said the job fair, hosted Tuesday July 30 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center was a huge success. More than 270 job candidates were in attendance to meet with representatives from the District's transportation, custodial, safety and security (Campus monitors), substitute (Central Calling), Student Placement Center, family communications, AVID (tutors), adult education, health services and child nutrition services departments, elementary, middle, and high schools.
Second annual Fort Worth ISD Coaching Academy: The professional learning event for coaches, which was hosted this week at Paschal High School, focuses on principles from the book “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives.” Among this year's speakers was Michelle Cater, who won the gold medal in shot put in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. She trained coaches on shot put technique.
Dual Language Summer Conference planning: Former Fort Worth ISD bilingual/ ESL educators, supporters and local residents with a direct link to the implementation of bilingual education locally and nationwide met Monday, July 29 to discuss the agenda for the upcoming Dual Language Summer Conference. The two-day event, slated for August 7 and 8, celebrates the 50th anniversary of FWISD’s bilingual education program and brings an estimated 250 bilingual educators together to discuss strategies for empowering English Learners to become bilingual, bicultural and biliterate.
The Teaching and Learning Center at Bridgewood: 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 the 2019-2020 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.
More from the Dare to Discover Summer Enrichment Camp:The District hosted the fun, performance-based/ hands-on enrichment day camp where rising first- through eighth-grade participants choose from a variety of classes that excite their imagination, July 15-18 at Western Hills Elementary. Course offerings this year include computer coding, chess, 3D math, robotics and art. The camp culminates with an open house today where parents are invited to observe their child(ren) giving demonstrations, project displays and performances, about what they learned during the weeklong camp.
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER VACATION?
Vicky Allen, an educational diagnostician in the Special Education Department, spent 12 days crusing and touring Hawaii this summer with family and friends.
Here's some photos her trip: