In this edition:
Fort Worth ISD 2019 Graduate Receives Honorary ESPY Award: Outstanding Basketball Player Maintained Academic Excellence as Family Met the Challenge of Homelessness | And, the winner is… | FWISD District-Wide Online Registration Has Begun: All Parents/Students Must Complete this Process | Check Your Mailboxes for Employee Open Enrollment Postcards | Getting to Know FWISD | 2019–2020 Official District Calendar Now Available Online | Parents, Don’t Miss Fort Worth ISD’s Creando Una Amistad | Summit Aims to Build Relationships Between District, Youth Sports Leaders | Read Fort Worth to Launch Bold, Coordinated Initiative to Recruit 1,000 Fort Worth ISD Reading Volunteers | Back to School Roundup Registration Begins This Month | FWISD Teachers Get 2019-2020 Curriculum Preview |Meet FWISD’s 2019-2020 Campus Ambassadors | City Names New Library for Late FWISD Board Trustee, Educator, Alumni | New Police Memorial Honors Paschal Alum, 4 Other Officers Killed in Line of Duty | Mementos From FWISD Alumnus Part of Apollo 11 Exhibit | Paschal Student Wins Gold at National Judo Competition | FWISD Alumna Stars as Lead in ‘Hello, Dolly’ Musical July 17-28 in Dallas | Fort Worth ISD JROTC Cadets Explore Washington, D.C. Area Historic Sites: Honor Students Experience ‘Staff Ride’ Access | Rising Seventh Graders Complete FWISD Vital Link Program | Registration For ‘YES! Conference’ Open Until July 19 | Volunteers Needed For Active Shooter Training Exercise | Fort Worth ISD Snapshot | How Are You Spending Your Summer Vacation? | Heat Advisory In Effect This Week | We Can Help: HelpNet | Calendar | View more stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD Blog
Fort Worth ISD 2019 Graduate Receives Honorary ESPY Award
Outstanding Basketball Player Maintained Academic Excellence as Family Met the Challenge of Homelessness
Danielle “Boogie” Wilson, a 2019 graduate of Fort Worth ISD’s Paschal High School, is an honorary 2019 ESPY award recipient. Presented by ESPN and Capital One, the ESPYS celebrate the best athletes and sports stories of the year.
Loved ones and Paschal High School fans looked on as Skylar Diggins-Smith, a WNBA guard for the Dallas Wings, presented Danielle with the crystal, globe-like statue Monday, July 1 at the high school’s Gus Bates Center. The presentation was met with rousing applause and a standing ovation from attendees.
Danielle was chosen to receive the award because she and her family were homeless for an extended period of time while maintaining excellent grades and turning in a consistently stellar performance as a player. She was widely regarded as both a leader and an inspiration for the Paschal High School girls’ basketball squad.
FWISD Teachers Get 2019-2020 Curriculum Preview
The Fort Worth ISD Academics Department recently hosted 2019-2020 Curriculum Preview Sessions for a group of elementary and secondary teachers.
The sessions, held July 1, were an opportunity for teachers to give the department feedback on expectations of the curriculum available for the incoming school year and how teachers use it. Session attendees were able to review and give specific feedback on the 2019-2020 curriculum documents in all content areas for the first six weeks.
Fort Worth ISD JROTC Cadets Explore Washington, D.C. Area Historic Sites
Honor Students Experience ‘Staff Ride’ Access
The Honors U.S. Military History program, sponsored by Fort Worth ISD’s JROTC Department, transports students well beyond the classroom and textbooks. Through experiential “Staff Rides,” students travel to places where history was actually made and is often still being made. Staff Rides blend fun-filled travel with aspects of political science, military culture, international relations, law, literature, art and philosophy.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING EXERCISE
The following message is from the City of Fort Worth regarding its upcoming Active Threat Full Scale Exercise. FWISD employees will be required to use a vacation day off if interested in participating in this exercise. The message is slightly modified for clarity.
Emergency Operations Center Cadre (EOC) and Partners,
On July 29, we will be having our second Active Threat Full Scale Exercise. This has been an almost six-month planning process by Office of Emergency Management and the planning team comprised of Fort Worth Police Department, Fort Worth Fire, MedStar, JPS Hospital, Cook Children’s hospital, Fort Worth Marshal’s Office, City of Fort Worth, and the Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The exercise will be a full scale exercise at Trimble Tech High School and will include activation of the Fort Worth ISD EOC and Fort Worth EOC as well as coordination of the mass casualty component at local hospitals.
Opportunities to Participate
EOC Activation Play (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) – Click here to register to play in the JEOC
The EOC will be activated for the exercise and there are various positions that need to be filled by the EOC cadre for each EOC section/group. We are using Eventbrite to manage the registrants and distribute information for the various players and their roles within the EOC. The EOC Sections we are needing players are for the following:
- Situational Awareness Section (Fire, PD, MedStar, FWISD, and five Medical Coordination)
- Resource Support Section (Park and Recreation, Transportation/Public Works, Neighborhood Services, Red Cross, Salvation Army, MHMR, Fort Worth HR for Family Assistance Center coordination, any other representatives from other City of Fort Worth departments)
- EOC Support (City Marshal’s, other representatives to field phone calls)
- Joint Information Center (Public Information Officers)
- Organizations are designating specific unified command staff and first responders that will be participating in the exercise.
- OEM is contacting individuals for controller/evaluators and to be simcell participants.
- Joint Emergency Operations Center Executive Team members may register as a VIP or email me (Maribel.firstname.lastname@example.org) to observe the exercise at an observation area at the school.
Family Assistance Center Observation (9 a.m.- 2 p.m.) - Click here to register to observe at the FAC
FWISD will lead the Family Assistance Center (FAC) but there is an opportunity to observe/supplement FWISD FAC function. (City of Fort Worth HR, Red Cross, MHMR...these positions will liaison from the field to EOC counterparts.)
Field Support Staff and Volunteers (6 a.m.-3 p.m. at Trimble Tech High School) - Click here to register to be exercise support staff
Staff/volunteers to assist in moulage – OEM will lead the moulage team but we need additional assistance as we need to moulage 55 volunteers in a short timeframe
- Volunteer Support – We are anticipating ~200 volunteers to play in the exercise so we need staff to assist OEM in coordinating checkin and volunteer logistics.
- Safety Support – OEM will lead a safety team to ensure the safety of the volunteers and players
- Food Team – for coordinating and setting up feeding for all exercise participants
Volunteers to be actors IN the exercise (6 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Trimble Tech High School) – Click here to register to be a volunteer and role play in the exercise
- 200 role players needed (including 100 high school age kids)
As you register, additional logistical information will be coming in the next few weeks as we get closer to the date of the exercise.
As always, OEM appreciates all the help and support!
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Overton Park Elementary Construction: Pictured is a bird’s-eye view of site grading and pad preparation underway on the site of the new Overton Park Elementary School. The campus, which will sit on 5.98 acres, will serve pre-kindergarten through fifth grade children and can accommodate 550 students. Overton Park Elementary is slated to open in 2020. Follow the construction progress of Overton Park Elementary at fwisd2017bond.com.
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER VACATION?
Sarah Weeks, principal at Arlington Heights High School, is spending a portion of her summer traveling through Europe.
Here's some photos from Principal Weeks' travels across France:
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