FWISD’S TCC SOUTH COLLEGIATE SHINES AS P-TECH SHOWCASE SCHOOL
In its first year as a P-TECH campus, the Tarrant County College (TCC) South/ Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School is a campus other schools in the state are aspiring to one day become.
The school is a Texas Education Agency and Educate Texas P-TECH Showcase School, and recently students and staff at the campus opened its doors to industry partners and more than 60 educators interested in implementing their very own P-TECH programs. View photos from the tour here.
For about four hours on Wednesday, January 16, representatives at the TCC South/ FWISD Collegiate High School gave guests campus tours and panel discussions with students, industry partners and District leaders. A learning session focused on students taking full ownership of their academic futures and creating a self-empowerment culture using “Data Trackers,” a data management system. A networking luncheon, that included a question-and-answer session with TEA and campus leaders, discussed the College and Career Readiness School Model network and blueprint implementation strategies.
“It was exciting to see what the students and staff have accomplished and where they’re headed,” said Daphne Rickard, executive director of FWISD’s Career and Technical Education Department “It’s really exciting to see TEA come in Year One and see the vision that we have. We’re a leader in the state.”
Flu Cases Steadily Increase in Tarrant County
Health Officials Say Shot Prevents Spread of Illness
Hurry! There’s still time to protect yourself and your family from the flu with a simple vaccine!
According to MedStar, the ambulance service provider to Fort Worth, crews have treated a record number of patients this month with primary or secondary clinical impressions of influenza-like illnesses.
Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that brings on sudden symptoms such as fever or feeling feverish/ chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuff nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and possible vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Serious complications can lead to hospitalization and death.
MedStar is currently responding to 11 related flu calls a day, nearly a 50% increase from last month and a 52.3% increase from the previous year.
Peak flu season generally runs through January and February. Getting a flu shot is the best protection against the illness, according to health officials.
The Fort Worth ISD has provided steps for flu prevention on its Health Services webpage. Click here for more details.
For information on where to get influenza shots in the county, reports and additional tips from preventing flu, visit the Tarrant County Public Health website.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Whiz Quiz: In this Sport of Knowledge, two five-member teams square off nightly to answer rapid-fire questions about science, literature, social studies, geography, grammar, math and pop culture in the Jeopardy-style academic competition. The top two teams square off for Whiz Quiz trophies in the categories of sixth grade, middle school and high school.
Second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: FWISD employees, Central Office Leadership, Board Trustees and community leaders will assembled 500 care packages including hats, gloves, blankets, toiletries and nonperishable foods that were distributed to the homeless along with lunch, Monday, January 20.