FWISD CTE Producing Protective Face Shields to Aid COVID-19 Response
By Art Garcia
Inside FWISD Contributor
Fort Worth ISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) is going into overdrive to help meet a critical safety need for several local agencies on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight.
CTE is producing 300-350 face shields a day to be donated to healthcare professionals at Texas Health Resources, the Fort Worth Fire Department, and the Joint Emergency Operations Center serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County. CTE’s goal is to produce approximately 4,000 face shields in the coming weeks and reassess any additional needs at that point.
Juniors Encouraged To Participate In The Micro College And Career Survey
High school juniors, welcome to the 2020 Fort Worth ISD Junior Micro Survey!
Through May 22, the District is asking current juniors to offer feedback on postsecondary needs and ideas for creative programming through the Micro College and Career Survey.
Participants taking the survey will be asked about life after graduation, current extracurricular involvement and their quality of educational services received as a high school student. The survey consists of three to five brief questions with an estimated completion time of five minutes.
This survey is not being conducted anonymously, and juniors will be required to provide identifying information. Rest assured, responses will be kept private and confidential.
All juniors are encouraged to participate.
Submit any questions or concerns to the Grants Compliance and Monitoring Department at 817-814-1850 or email Askeval@fwisd.org.
INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.
Virtual Decision Day 2020 Set to Celebrate Fort Worth ISD Seniors
The Fort Worth ISD, in collaboration with countless partners, will sponsor its first-ever Virtual Decision Day 2020 on Friday, May 1.
All seniors are encouraged to creatively post photos and videos on social media highlighting their postsecondary choices during this cyber event. Read more here.
HUD Awards $35 Million To Fort Worth To Revitalize Stop Six Neighborhood: Federal investment expected to leverage $345 million in additional funding for neighborhood reinvestment
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Thursday, April 23, 2020, that the City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Housing Solutions will receive $35 million to redevelop the Cavile Place public housing complex and the Stop Six neighborhood. Provided through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, Fort Worth’s grant, along with three others awarded across the nation, will transform long-struggling neighborhoods and distressed HUD-assisted housing. The four grants awarded total $130 million. Read more here.
FWISD Reduces Utility Usage by 21 Percent Thanks to Innovative Cenergistic Energy Conservation Program
Fort Worth Independent School District announces its partnership with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, has reduced the energy footprint of FWISD by 21 percent from the program’s start. These savings have arisen despite FWISD adding an additional 2.5 million square feet of conditioned space over that timeline. Read more here.
Trinity Metro Extends Free Rides
Trinity Metro announced this week that it's extending free fares for buses, Trinity Metro TEXRail and ACCESS paratransit through Friday, May 15. Read more here.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD showing how schools are connecting with families during the District closure.
Inside FWISD Rewind: Take a look back at April 2020 in this Inside FWISD video recap
DTOY Honorees Surprised with Yard Signs:The 10 FWISD District Teacher of the Year winners were recently presented with yard signs to celebrate the honor. Each winner will receive a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card – to treat themselves to a celebratory dinner – and a check for $2,500 in honor of their excellent work. While these teachers will not be able to attend the traditional teacher award dinner, the District will shine the digital spotlight on them, with special videos and photos on the District website. They will also be virtually recognized at an upcoming school board meeting.
Hotspot Distribution: Fort Worth ISD distributed thousands of AT&T hotspots last week to provide additional students with internet accessibility so they may continue to learn at home during the COVID-19 school closure. The $1.3 M purchase was approved by the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education on April 14 and is being further supported by a generous $500,000 donation from Facebook. The Fort Worth ISD also deeply appreciates the efforts of Read Fort Worth in bringing together all parties.
Fort Worth ISD Schools Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day
Last week, multiple Fort Worth ISD schools celebrated Administrative Professionals Day. Below are a few images of how the schools showed appreciation for their administrative professionals via social media.
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