THIS WEEK IN FWISD

District News You Can Use

September 18 - September 24

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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Join the Fort Worth ISD in celebrating the rich history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans this National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.


Throughout the month, schools across the District will host events and activities recognizing the achievements and contributions to this nation from Hispanic American descendants of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.


The District proudly supports its 68% Latino student population. Join FWISD campuses in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month by participating in all of our celebratory events.

FWISD’S ANNUAL COLLEGE NIGHT IS ONCE AGAIN AN IN-PERSON EVENT

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Make plans to attend your one-stop shop for all things higher education at Fort Worth ISD’s Annual College Night, Monday, Sept. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This is an event where students and parents within and beyond Fort Worth ISD can explore college, career, and military options.


You don’t want to miss this event at the Amon Carter, Jr. Exhibit Hall, Texas Room, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, in Fort Worth, Texas.


Parking at Amon Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall is $10 (subject to change). However, FREE parking is available at Farrington Field, where there will be a ride shuttle to the event location.


For more information, please visit fwisd.org/college or call the Choice and Collegiate Programming Department at 817-814-1564.

BOARD PRESIDENT PARTICIPATES IN WOMEN WHO LEAD OUR CITY PANEL

The Junior League of Fort Worth invited FWISD Board President Tobi Jackson, to be on its “Women Who Lead Our City” panel for the organization's September General Membership Meeting held last week at the TCU Brown – Lupton University Union.


Other panelists included Mattie Parker, City of Fort Worth Mayor; Leah King, President & CEO of United Way of Tarrant County; and Rosa Navejar, President of The Rios Group.


The group spoke to an audience of about 300 Junior League members about the challenges that professional women face today and the importance of collaboration beyond one’s organizations to help Fort Worth be an even better city than it already is where inclusivity and a promising future for children will is the norm. T Mireya Villareal, ABC National News Correspondent moderated the event.

SATURDAY LEARNING QUEST IN ACTION


Parents – it’s not too late to register your child for Saturday Learning Quest! The next session of the year is Saturday, Sept. 24. Data from last year’s sessions show students accelerated their learning. So, we’ve expanded the program to include Kindergarten through fifth grade students.


Students will engage in rigorous, active instruction in literacy and math, and enjoy art and music classes, physical activities, and labs. Free transportation is available and students receive breakfast and lunch. And each month, there will be attendance prizes and giveaways!


We hope to see your student Saturday, Sept. 24! Learn more and register at www.fwisd.org/SLQ

FWISD CAMPAIGN STRESSES COMPLIANCE WITH STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Classes are in full swing and some students are not in compliance with immunization requirements. FWISD’s Your Best Shot awareness campaign wants to make sure students get the vaccinations they need to stay in school. Evidence of immunizations must be submitted to your child’s campus by Sept. 30, 2022.


Click here to see the State’s minimum immunization requirements.


There are exemptions to this law. You can find more info on those exemptions here: https://tinyurl.com/2vdy4utx

THANK YOU TO OUR FWISD VOLUNTEERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN HUNGER ACTION MONTH

To celebrate Hunger Action Month during the month of September, a record number of FWISD Volunteers took action by volunteering at the FWISD Family Action Center Stop Six for one of its many food drives.


There was a record number of 50 volunteers that helped with this food drive. Volunteers from Witherite Law, EECU, Equitable Advisors, the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, and the community answered the community call by helping sort, box, and distribute healthy food to families in need.


Thank you to everyone that came to help and the Tarrant Area Food Bank for making this possible! This food will help create a better learning environment at home and sustains students in their learning.

THE RUNDOWN SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER

There are scholarships available for ALL grade levels. Click the link below to view our Rundown Scholarship newsletter to see applicable scholarships you can apply for today!


It is never too early to start securing funds for post-graduation education.

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