Inside FWISD November 8, 2018

Choices Expo This Weekend

What: Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal Choices Expo

When: 4-7 p.m. Friday, November 9, and 9 a.m.–noon Saturday, November 10

Where: Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd., Fort Worth

Learn all about Fort Worth ISD’s Gold Seal Programs and Schools of Choice at Choices Expo, November 9 and 10.

Choices Expo is the place where hundreds of families and students come to explore pathways to college and careers.

Learn more about the upcoming expo here.

FWISD To Participate in 2018 Veterans Day Parade

Fort Worth ISD JROTC, JCC, and band students will participate in the annual 2018 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 10.

The District’s 15 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and 21 Junior Cadet Corps (JCC) units are among the more than 2,000 high school cadets from across the county participating in the parade, which begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 E. Weatherford St. in Fort Worth. Bands from FWISD’s Arlington Heights, Carter-Riverside, North Side, Polytechnic, and Southwest high schools will also join the parade processional.

Military and JROTC groups, floats and bands are expected to travel from the county courthouse down Main Street and to Sundance Square, where the opening ceremony begins at 11 a.m. This year’s theme: “The War to End All Wars,” recognizes the 100-year commemoration to the end of World War I. Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade is being presented by the Tarrant County Veterans Council in association with the Fort Worth World War Centennial Commission and multiple partners and sponsors.

It’s being held a day prior to Veterans Day, which is the annual national observance honoring men and women who’ve served the country in the U.S. military. Federal offices are closed Monday, November 12, in observance of the holiday.

For more Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade details, visit tarrantcountyveterans.org.


As the nation prepares for the 100-year commemoration of World War I’s end, Fort Worth ISD is taking a look at what occurred in the District 100 years ago.

The 1918-1919 school year, the school system, had a student population of 17,015 elementary-to high school-aged students; the District had 431 full-time teachers, 54 substitutes, and 28 schools, according to the Billy W. Sills Center for Archives. In 1918, the District opened the new Fort Worth High School, later called Central High School, which was led by R.L. Paschal. Mr. Paschal was the highest-paid principal at the time. According to archive officials, principal salaries in the District at the time ranged from $183 to $225 a month.

Pictured is Fort Worth High School which opened its doors in 1918

Don’t’ Delay. Donate to United Way

There’s still time to contribute to United Way of Tarrant County.

Help Fort Worth ISD reach our $250,000 contribution goal.

In this short video, FWISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner explains the significance of your gift, and how it takes just one minute to donate online.

Contact Cindy Ybarra at cindy.ybarra@fwisd.org or by calling 817-814-3350 with United Way campaign questions.

Scribner Named Communicator of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Fort Worth ISD superintendent and recipient of the 2018 Communicator of the Year award, presented by the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The award recognizes a “community member who has demonstrated leadership and communications ability while involved with an issue or event of significance to the greater Fort Worth region,” according to the local PRSA chapter.

Dr. Scribner will receive the 2018 Communicator of the Year Award at the seventh annual Worthy Awards gala on Thursday, November 15, at the Fort Worth Club.

“We are pleased to honor Dr. Kent Scribner as our 2018 Communicator of the Year,” said Lisa Albert, president of GFW PRSA. “Kent is a shining example of how to communicate with the community in a way that draws people together while inspiring and informing at the same time. Outstanding community leaders like Kent are what make this city such a tremendous place to live, work and serve.”

Read more about the award and Dr. Scribner here.

WHAT: I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA Dedication Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, December 7

WHERE: I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA Performance Hall, 1411 I.M. Terrell Circle

FWISD Sets Date for I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA Dedication Ceremony

The Fort Worth ISD’s new I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA will be formally dedicated on Friday, December 7.

The ceremony will include performances by the Terrell Academy Chorale, Wind and Dance Ensembles and special guests, as well as two short videos about this newest Gold Seal School of Choice.

Academy students will greet guests, answer questions and host information booths. Robotics demonstrations, musical performances and student artwork will precede the event in the Academy’s 901-seat performance hall.

Campus tours will follow.

Fort Worth ISD officially opened the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA in August. The campus beautifully blends the historic Terrell school, originally opened as the city’s first black campus in 1882, with a new state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and visual and performing arts (VPA) academy. The newly constructed portion of campus is a 65,00-square-foot, two-story facility, including the performance hall.

Voters approved construction of an academy for VPA and STEM in the 2013 Fort Worth ISD bond election. In August, the school welcomed approximately 160 ninth-graders. The school will add additional grade levels annually. At capacity, I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA will serve 800 students.

For more information, visit www.fwisd.org/IMTerrell.

Curriculum Addresses Misconceptions, Explores African Roots

The origin of African-American people does not begin with slavery. It dates back to the birth of civilization.

That’s one of the themes Fort Worth ISD intends to address in its new K-12 curriculum overlay for the Infusion of African and African-American History and Culture recently made available to teachers and administrators via itsLearning and Edugence.

The curriculum is organized into seven themes. Theme No. 1 explores “The African Experience.”

“For Theme One, its importance goes back to changing the single story that African American history begins at slavery,” said Joseph Niedziela, FWISD director of social studies. “What we’re trying to do is show that slavery is a disruption of African history. We want to show that African history connects to the birth of civilization.

“One thing we wanted to do was address misconceptions.”

Some people often think of Africa as a country not a continent, and the curriculum explores the region’s rich history and culture, Mr. Niedziela said. Others may view Africa as a victim or talk about deficits, but this curriculum is more “celebratory in nature,” elevating its rich history and the kings, queens, philosophers and scholars with connections to ancient and precolonial Africa, he said. It also examines African culture, religion and lifestyles.

The curriculum can be used in Grade 3 lessons that focus on community, while in Grades 6 and 9, students may study Africa when focusing on regions of the world.

During the 2017-2018 school year, a team of consultants, teachers and community groups collaborated to develop the African and African-American History and Culture, which is still in a draft version.

Learn more about the African and African-American History and Culture curriculum in upcoming editions of Inside FWISD.

$70,000 Donated to Cook Children’s on Behalf Of FWISD

Cook Children’s Health Foundation is $70,000 richer – thanks to some Fort Worth ISD employees who took the time to view a new insurance plan.

CHUBB insurance recently presented the Foundation with a check on behalf of the District.

For every District employee who viewed CHUBB’s accidental injury insurance plan during FWISD’s benefits open enrollment period, July 24- August 24, the insurance company donated $10. Earlier this year, FWISD announced a new accidental insurance offering to employees through CHUBB.

The donation was made through a partnership with Benefits That Benefit Children, a program that supports select children’s hospitals.

Elsie Schiro, chief financial officer, Max Ates, senior officer for payroll, benefits and risk management, and Felicia Mouton, director of benefits, were in attendance for the October 25 check presentation at Cook Children’s Medical Center.

“Fort Worth ISD believes in every child and wants to prepare all students for success in college, career, and community leadership. The District is thankful for our long-term partnership with Cook Children’s Hospital as we continue to teach students while they are in-patients,” said Mr. Ates. “It was a pleasure to partner with CHUBB and Benefits that Benefit Children to further contribute to the health and well-being of our young population, so they can continue to learn. Children must be healthy to be able to learn which in turn will prepare them for success in college, career, and community leadership.”

The donation not only gives back to the community that supports the District and its students and families, but also provides unparalleled medical care and support to Cook Children’s patients and their families.

“Cook Children’s is committed to keeping the promise we made long ago to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to that promise, Cook Children’s combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day,” said Erica L. Fischer, director and major gift officer for the Cook Children’s Health Foundation. “We would not be able to do this without the generous support of our community and partners like Fort Worth ISD.”

FWISD To Embark on an Operational Efficiency Audit

The following communication is from the FWISD Division of Business and Finance:

Fort Worth ISD is undergoing an Operational Efficiency Audit that will examine areas of inefficient and duplicative spending districtwide.

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a national nonprofit that partners with district, school, and state leaders to transform how they use resources (people, time, and money) so that every school prepares every child for college, career, and community leadership.

Recently, the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) group responded to an RFP (Request For Proposal) to analyze FWISD staffing levels and identify duplication/redundancy in programs, services, processes, and software.

To understand the current staffing levels throughout FWISD and to identify opportunities for increased efficiency in operations and in-service delivery, ERS will perform a deep-dive analysis to determine how resources are being spent across the District and in schools, including staffing, and how those dollars are being differentiated across schools and student types.

To deepen the District’s understanding of school-level resource use, ERS will conduct two rounds of stakeholder focus groups, followed by a synthesis of major findings. The ERS team will help build a deep understanding of resource allocation, use, and equity across the District, and within schools, and identify opportunities to reorganize resources in ways that align with Fort Worth’s overall vision and goals.

YWLA Educator Named PLTW Outstanding Teacher

Congratulations to Sergio Flores of Young Women’s Leadership Academy, who was recently named a Project Lead the Way Outstanding Teacher honoree.

Mr. Flores, the PLTW engineer teacher at YWLA, was among more than 40 exemplary teachers and education leaders across the nation recognized with the honor October 29, at the PLTW Summit San Antonio.

“We are grateful to our teachers for their commitment to inspiring and empowering their students with the knowledge and transportable skills needed to thrive in our ever-changing world,” said David Greer, PLTW senior vice president and chief programs officer in a recent statement. “The PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders are exceptional examples for inspiring the next generation of innovators.”

Mr. Flores, who has been with the District three years, is also the 2018-2019 Lockheed Martin Chair for Teaching Excellence in High School STEM and will be recognized with the District’s 15 other Teaching Chair honorees at an invitation-only ceremony next week.

Learn more about the PLTW honor and view a complete list of this year’s honorees here.


Fort Worth Independent School District joins the nation in observing Native American Indian Heritage Month this November.

President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution in 1990 designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month. The observance celebrates the culture, tradition, history and significant contributions of America’s Native people.

The District is observing Native American Indian Heritage Month with a display in the Central Administration Building lobby. A recognition of students that are of Native American descent is also expected to occur at the November 13 Board of Education meeting. Literature about the District’s American Indian Education Program will also be distributed to attendees at the meeting.

More than 360 students of American Indian/ Alaska Native descent represent 56 federal- and state-recognized tribes in the Fort Worth ISD.

Click here to learn more about how FWISD recognizes Native American Indian Heritage.

Southwest Pyramid Recognizes Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to the Southwest Pyramid October Teachers of the Month.

Monthly, outstanding teachers at each pyramid school are being recognized with an “apple” trophy and a certificate designed by Southwest Gold Seal Program of Choice in Broadcast Journalism/ Media Technology students. The students will also produce video features on each honoree. The recognition promotes pride among the pyramid schools.

Campus principals within the Southwest Pyramid will nominate teachers at their schools monthly for the recognition.

The October Southwest Pyramid Teachers of the Month are:

Beth Pipes, Bruce Shulkey Elementary School

Misty Hollis, Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary

Caroline Scott, J.T. Stevens Elementary

Reyna Hargis, Southwest High School

Jan Carmen, Wedgwood Middle School

Jermiah Hicks, Wedgwood Sixth Grade Center

Natalie Roach, Westcreek Elementary

Rebecca Paniagua, Woodway Elementary

FWISD Unveils Fall Incentives for Substitute Teachers

Fort Worth ISD is looking at attracting and retaining substitute classroom teachers by rewarding them with an extra financial incentive.

The District recently unveiled a substitute incentive plan for the 2018 fall semester.

Current and new substitute teachers hired before October 22 and who work as regular, long-term, and extra help teacher substitutes are eligible for additional pay per day ranging from $10 to $20. Librarian substitutes are not eligible for the incentive.

The taxable incentive pay will be paid in January paychecks. The incentives are based on the number of full-day assignments substitute teachers work.

The plan runs from October 22 to December 21, 2018 and is funded with additional funds approved by the Board of Education, according to a memorandum recently sent to principals.

The following indicates, by attendance, the incentive pay substitutes can expect to see in their January paychecks based on the number of days they’ve worked during the incentive plan period:

95 percent attendance = 38-40 days at $20 a day= $760-$800

90 percent attendance= 36-37 days at $15 a day= $540-$555

85 percent attendance= 34-35days at $10 a day= $340-$350

Substitute teachers hired prior to October 22 are eligible for incentives.

For more details, contact the FWISD substitute office at 817-814-2780.

FWISD Students to Receive Training on Interacting With Police

Fort Worth ISD ninth-graders will receive instruction on how to interact with police the week of November 12-16. The state-mandated lesson will be taught during social studies classes.

“Teachers will use the instructional materials developed through the memorandum of understanding among the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the SBOE and TEA,” said Charles Carroll, FWISD’s chief academic officer. “Those materials include a 16-minute video and teacher’s guide.

“Completion of the lesson is possible inside one 45-minute class period.”

Materials and methods for delivering the curriculum were shared with World Geography and Advanced Placement Human Geography teachers during October 8 waiver day professional learning activities.

The state-mandated curriculum took effect in 2017, but this is the first year it’s taught statewide to high school students. For more information, click here.

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Schreiner


The Arlington Heights High School Dance Department is hosting its third Senior Recruitment and Spotlight, November 12 and 13.

The department will welcome 12 Texas colleges and universities to its campus for the two-day event, which includes a full day of master classes with college recruiters, a public senior spotlight performance, closed auditions and a college fair.

The AHHS Senior Recruitment and Spotlight is one of the department’s biggest annual events and will include 130 students. Dancers will audition for multiple dance companies in one place for the chance at becoming accepted into college. Senior solos and AHHS Repertory Dance will take center stage at the Senior Spotlight performance at 7 p.m. Monday, November 12, at the AHHS auditorium, 4501 W. Freeway in Fort Worth. The event is open to the public.

“The AHS Dance Department believes in the power of movement to create change in the lives of young people. This event is a prime example of that,” said Rachel Wade, dance department director. “We are grateful that, with the support of our administration, we are able to use this event as a way to prepare our students for college and career. It’s never too early for students to start having those conversations.”

For Senior Spotlight tickets, visit www.ahhsdance.com/tickets.html.

Contact Ms. Wade at 817-815-1070 or Rachel.wade@fwisd.org for more details.

FWISD To Observe National School Psychologist Awareness Week

The Fort Worth ISD is joining the country in observing national School Psychologist Awareness Week, November 12-16.

FWISD will celebrate the work of its school psychologists, and the District’s Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) will raise awareness about the need for mental health awareness in schools.

This year’s School Psychologist Awareness Week theme is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” according to the National Association of School Psychologists. Click here to learn more about the nationwide campaign.

Throughout the month, FWISD psychologists will visit high school psychology classes in and outside the District as well as North Texas colleges and universities presenting on the topic: “What is a School Psychologist?”

FWISD employs more than 40 licensed psychologists and five LSSP interns. District psychologists offer consultations, evaluations and mental health services to both the District’s general and special education student populations.

“With the District’s focus on teaching students holistically (the whole child), LSSPs are a valuable resource to ensure that the social-emotional and mental health needs of students are addressed,” said Dr. Mariagrazia Sheffield, assistant superintendent of special programs.

We Can Help!

The Fort Worth ISD reminds all employees that a wide variety of life-assistance services are available at no cost through the District’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with Alliance Work Partners.

In this and upcoming editions of Inside FWISD, Nicola Leach, senior director of account services for Alliance Work Partners, the District’s EAP provider, will explain the benefits available.


FWISD encourages all employees and their family members to act responsibly by not driving under the influence of alcohol. To ensure your safety, Alliance Work Partners (AWP) offers SafeRide. SafeRide is intended for those occasions when calling a cab is the right thing to do. The program is provided to you at NO COST and is 100 percent CONFIDENTIAL.

For more details, call 800-343-3822 or visit www.awpnow.com/main/FWISD-EAP-Resource-Room.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ask Elsie is a column where Chief Financial Officer Elsie Schiro tackles employee queries, or in areas outside her purview, asks other District leaders to answer them.

Dear Elsie,

I am a 24-year educator with nine years in the Fort Worth district. I teach World Language, and for the first time my schedule is to teach seven periods every day. I have no time in my workday to plan with my colleagues and only a 45-minute planning time which is not enough to do the things required of me to be an effective teacher.

My class schedule is 160-plus students daily. My other colleagues at my campus do not have as many students nor do they teach more than six classes. I want to know where the equity is?

I don't understand why the District says on the webpage that an eight-period day will require teachers to teach six classes with a PLC and plan period. That's not the case at my campus in regard to all teachers.

I don't understand why the District does not give World Language teachers as much time to create and plan engaging lessons for their students as they do other teachers. Students are required to take two years of foreign language to graduate. Can you help me understand? It doesn't seem right that this is where we are.


Concerned teacher

Dear Concerned Teacher,

Thank you for your question. I reached out to Cherie Washington, FWISD’s chief of secondary schools, regarding your question and here’s the response: “When considering scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year, a plan was developed to allow campuses to share staff, resources, course offerings and access to advanced programs for middle and high school students.

The District convened a focus group that consisted of teachers and administrators from middle and high schools as well as campus support staff and central office personnel. The plan was also presented at the DERC meeting in the Spring of 2018.

However, please know that as we progress through this school year, we are listening to concerns such as yours and others from elective teachers. The District is engaging in a process districtwide to review efficient and equitable practices. Additionally, staff have been added to identified campuses, and a fall job fair has been scheduled to support staffing campuses.”

Thanks again Concerned Teacher for your question and thank you Mrs. Washington for your response.


Dear Elsie,

I’m fairly new to the District, so forgive me if this answer is well known, but why are teachers not asked to give input on the school supply lists?

I am drowning in manilla paper and Elmer’s glue, but I had to purchase a class set of spiral notebooks out of pocket. It seems to me that schools could at least make their own specific lists, asking teachers what they will need each student to bring based on the way they plan to run their classroom. Has the District ever tried this?


Fourth-Grade Teacher

Dear Fourth-Grade Teacher,

Thank you for your question. I reached out Dr. Raul Peña, chief of elementary schools, and Cherie Washington, chief of secondary schools, regarding your question and here’s the response: “This is an excellent idea. In many districts the local stores have supply list available to parents as they are shopping. We will work with Curriculum and Instruction to develop a common list for grade levels and subjects. Campuses could also develop lists specific to campus needs as well.”

Thanks again, Fourth-Grade Teacher for your question, and thank you Dr. Peña and Mrs. Washington and for your response.


Dear Elsie,

I come from the business world where ideas like “collaboration,” “teamwork,” and “transparency” were expected in the daily goal of excellence, but it seems that this is not the case in some areas of the education administrative field/departments.

Can you tell me if FWISD has a true Open-Door Policy? By this I mean, does an employee have access to any member of the Leadership Team at any time? Or must they “climb the ladder” in order to address concerns? I have heard both ends of the spectrum and was wondering which was true/preferred. One segment implies it is grounds for termination to not follow the “chain of command” while others indicate that they believed the Leadership to be very approachable and would always welcome communication and/or concerns.


Lynn Hickox

Dear Ms. Hickox,

Thank you for your question. I reached out Dr. Raul Peña, chief of elementary schools, and Cherie Washington, chief of secondary schools, regarding your question and here’s the response: “Yes. Elementary and Secondary Leadership welcomes input and feedback. Please feel free to reach out to either of our offices. We love to listen and gain insight from the District’s most valuable assets, the educators that share and instill knowledge that grow our students.”

Thanks again, Ms. Hickox for your question, and thank you Dr. Peña and Mrs. Washington and for your response.


Direct your questions to Inside@fwisd.org and put the words "Ask Elsie" in the subject line. Please close your letter with your preferred signature as you wish it to appear in the column. When there are multiple queries on the same subject, we will select the one that is most representative of the subject. We will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Please bear with us as we have a backlog of Ask Elsie questions and are responding to questions as soon as we can.

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AHHS Repertory Dance Concert: AHHS Repertory Dance hosted its season opener November 2 and 3 at the W.E. Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Schreiner

Fort Worth Walking for Wellness + Expo: The O.D. Wyatt Alumni Association hosted the Fort Worth Walking for Wellness + Expo, November 3. The free one-mile community walk and wellness expo encouraged residents to exercise and recognize Type 2 Diabetes symptoms. O.D. Wyatt High School, which was the school with the most registered students for the walk, received a $250 grant from the alumni association.

Photos courtesy of Dione Sims

Massing of Colors Ceremony: Fort Worth ISD’s 15 JROTC and 21 JCC units participated in the annual Massing of Colors ceremony, November 4 at Trimble Tech High School.

Students at J.T. Stevens Elementary Visit With Pete the Duck: "Pete the Duck has been an influential member to our PPCD learning community since the first few weeks of school. We have had the opportunity to watch Pete learn and grow alongside all of our students, including attending to circle time and rotating through centers just like everyone else. As an honorary member of our classroom, Pete helps to teach our students social-emotional skills in a natural and highly motivating setting including how to treat others with kindness, self-help skills, as well as increasing both verbal and non-verbal communication," said Caroline Scott, PPCD teacher at J.T. Stevens Elementary.

"Get Rid of Stress Before the Test": Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School students recently participated in the "Get Rid of Stress Before the Test" event which included activities and a K-9 comfort dog.

FWISD students attend Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Breakfast: Pictured are students from the Leadership Academy at Como Elementary School and Young Women's Leadership Academy who attended the breakfast, October 31

FWISD Students Create Balenciaga-Inspired Creations: Pictured are students from Young Women's Leadership Academy and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School who recently viewed the Balenciaga in Black and Goya in Black and White exhibits at Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum. Students also created their own Balenciaga-inspired designs.

Dyslexia Resource Fair and Meet and Greet: The Fort Worth ISD partnered with several community organizations to host a Dyslexia Resource Fair and Meet and Greet, October 25.

FWISD's WLI and YWLA host Japanese exchange students: Students at World Languages Institute and Young Women's Leadership Academy hosted more than 30 middle school exchange students from Nagaoka, Japan who were in Fort Worth October 13-21.


In three words, share with us what you’re thankful for. Submit photos to Inside@fwisd.org or on social media using #ThankfulFWISD holding a sign of the three things you’re thankful for. Inside FWISD will select some of the submissions to appear in the November 15 edition prior to the Thanksgiving break.


The following is a social media tip from Kiana King, FWISD social media coordinator:

Every social media post should have an engaging caption!

Captions should describe everything the audience needs to know in two to three sentences. A caption should identify the who, what, when, where, and why is this important to your audience.

Example: Families are invited to attend the Latino/a studies curriculum community forums for #FWISD students. #FWISD and @TCU will host a forum Monday, November 5 @PaschalHigh. Read more at (insert link to the campus news story).

Please consult the Fort Worth ISD social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and the FWISD Social Media Guidelines for more helpful tools like these when creating District-aligned messages.

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The following communication is from the Department of Educational Technology:

November is Native American Heritage Month

New Teacher Professional Learning Opportunities

Professional Learning and Innovation Opportunities

Voly Training, Continues Through Friday, November 9

Elementary Professional Learning Opportunities for October, November

Secondary Professional Learning Opportunities

Financial Aid Help Sessions, October 2-December 3

November Professional Learning Opportunities with Education Technology, Register in Eduphoria

Elementary Literacy Professional Learning Opportunities in November, Register in Eduphoria

Website Training: Blackboard Open Labs, November 2- December 14

Gold Seal Applications Available, Friday, November 9

Choices Expo, November 9 and 10, Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center

Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 10, downtown Fort Worth

Billy W. Sills Lecture Series: "Preserving America's Maritime Heritage," Saturday, November 10

Blue Zones Project Community Celebration, Saturday, November 10

Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11

Gold Seal neighborhood, elementary and middle school open houses, November 12-15.

National Psychology Awareness Week, November 12-16

FWISD Board of Education meeting, Tuesday, November 13

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Information Sessions, Tuesday, 4:30- 7 p.m. November 13, Professional Development Center

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Report Cards Issued, Wednesday, November 14

Education Support Professionals Day, Wednesday, November 14

Youth Mental Health First Aid event, Wednesday, November 14

National Parental Involvement Day, Friday, November 15

Thanksgiving Break, November 19-23

City-Wide Read and Performance Concerts, November 26-27

FWISD Secondary Hiring Fair, Wednesday, November 28

Academic Sweatshirt Award Ceremony, Thursday, December 6, Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center

Gold Seal Applications Due, Friday, December 7

I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA Dedication, Friday, December 7

Conference on the Education of Hispanics, Saturday, December 8

Fort Worth ISD Holiday Concert series, December 10-20

International Newcomer Academy 25th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Saturday, December 22

Winter Break, December 24-January 4

Save the Date: Fort Worth Technology Conference, Coming January 2019

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