Edward E. Hale
Getting our students, and staff to come together to do this important work is just the beginning but keeping the students and staff together on one page is the process. We work so hard to empower and grow everyone into leadership positions. It takes patience and cultivation to get everyone to share int he vision. This work can be tedious but if everyone shares in the work load then we are working together to build in the success of this program. This work is a team effort.
Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects people differently and to varying degrees.
While there is currently no known single cause of autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive the support and services that they need, which can lead to a quality life filled with opportunity.
Autism impacts an individual throughout the lifespan. However, research shows that early diagnosis can lead to improved quality of life. For more information on developmental milestones, visit the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” site. Here are some signs to look for:
- Speaks later than typical or not at all (nonverbal)
- Repetition in language or movement, such as repeating the same word or sounds, hand flapping, or any repeated movement
- Atypical nonverbal communication, including avoiding eye contact, giving few facial expressions, or having a monotone
- Prefers solitary or parallel play rather than engaging in associative or cooperative play with other children
- Extremely distressed by changes, including new foods or changes in schedule
- Preference for predictable, structured play over spontaneous or make-believe play
- Strong, persistent interest on specific topic, part of a toy, or item
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SHARED DECISION MAKING
Steering Committee Meeting
- Justin Bryant (Dallas ISD HCM)
- Sandra Vasquez (Children's Health)
- Blake Chambers (Dallas College)
- Elizabeth Cheek (UNT Dallas)
- Cynthia Perez (UNT Dallas)
- Dr. Garner (UNT Dallas)
- Marisa Gonzales (DCHHS)
Advisory Board Meeting
SPECIAL THANKS to Mr. Hussain, Ms. Kaighan, Ms. Wright, Dr. De La Cruz, President Mong, Ms. Cheek, Ms. Jones, Mr. Tejeda, Ms. LaGrone and Ms. Robison for your participation at the meeting.
- Dallas Works: 5 candidates
- IBM: 31 candidates
- Thomson Reuters: 10 candidates
- PepsiCo: 6 candidates
The candidates are preparing paperwork and completing final requirements. The IBM students are expected to complete their Professional Skills badge through the Open P-TECH network. Through this badge students learn about presenting with purpose, collaborating effectively, interpersonal skills, delivering quality work with agility and problem solving. All students that applied obtained skills in building a clean resume, interview skills, company research and financial literacy. Once our candidates have been confirmed they will receive a workshop on Financial Literacy and the Do's and Don'ts in a Professional Environment. Congrats P-TECH students. We will name the students in next month's newsletter. P-TECH students we are proud of you taking advantage of all opportunities.
What is Epidemiology?
Region 10 Workshop for Teacher Education
Dallas ISD LETTER OF INTENT Preparation
Public Health Advisory Committee Meeting
Children's Health Apprenticeship Program Presentation
Depression Workshop with Children's Health
Return of Bison Buddies
Finding Power in Purpose with TX Women's Foundation
Criminal Justice Site Visit
Criminal Justice Collegiate Academy Site Visit
Strategic Initiatives Leadership
Deputy Chief Brian Lusk (left), Assistant Superintendent Dr. Usamah Rodgers (middle) and Executive Director Cheryl Nevels (right)
The Panel Discussion
Chief Edgardo Garcia
Newly appointed Chief Edgardo Garcia is the 30th police chief of the Dallas Police Department and the first Latino to serve in this position. He is truly commited to the partnership.
Sunset HS Principal
Sunset High School Principal, Mrs. Claudia Vega, who has brought a plethora of programs to the high school. Her commitment is evident.
Executive Director Mr. Hussain, Sunset P-TECH Principal Mr. Ralph Spencer Jr. and Lead Instructional Coach Ms. Bridgette Hicks
Chief Edgardo Garcia
Sunset HS Principal
Annual Letter of Intent Celebration
Our College Acceptances
Yesenia Tejeda accepted to the UNT Dallas Presidential Scholars for 2021-2022
Maydeli Gonzalez-UNT DALLAS and Texas A&M of Commerce
Jourdyn Hawkins-Texas Women's University
Daniel Betancourt-Southern Methodist University
Ana Ledesma- University of Texas at Dallas
Moses Guevara- The University of Texas at Arlington & Texas A & M University Texarkana
Luis Borja-The University of Texas at Arlington
Enrique Cedillo-University of North Texas at Dallas
Amy Campos-University of North Texas at Dallas
Valerie Rangel-St. Mary's University
Abigail Hernandez-Texas Women's University & University of Texas at Dallas
Mario Garcia-Texas Women's University & University of Texas at Dallas