Wednesday, December 17, 2014
School Counselor Mrs. Swanigan put together a scholarship workshop for the 3rd and 4th grade students. She talked about the importance of scholarships and how students can apply for scholarships as early as 3rd grade and not wait until high school.
Before the students left, they all practiced by completing a creative drawing scholarship application, which they will submit. Great Job Garcia Toros!
Monday, December 8, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
In cohesion with College Week, the fourth grade students at David Daniels Elementary are looking forward to their future. The fourth graders composed interest letters and request colleges to send information pertaining to their future endeavors. This was exciting for all and enlightening for those students who may be first generation college attendees in their family.
Way to go David Daniels for preparing students for the future!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Anguiano's class wear Caps and Gowns for Gen TX Week at Eisenhower (left).
Fourth grade teacher, Beth Fleener, along with student, Erin Lopez, sport Texas Tech University college shirts. Mrs. Fleener will be completing her PhD in math from Texas Tech, and Erin wants to attend Texas Tech when she goes off to college (right).
Career Educators came out to Hobbs Williams and spoke to the students about college and what they want to be. The next day, they came and took pictures with students dressed in their dream job.
The students of Lee Elementary wrapped up GenTX week by showing off their favorite college gear. Even our school’s Animal Assisted Therapy dog, CharlieAnn, showed her support for her favorite school- Oklahoma State University! Way to go, Bears! We are college bound!
Ms. Chavez's 2nd grade bilingual class at Lee dressed up in caps and gowns to practice graduating from UTA with their degrees, prepared for future careers.Their photos in caps and gowns along with mock diplomas were on display in our hallway to show that at Lee, we truly are focused on our future: from cradle to career.
Crosswinds students serve the community by keeping their neighborhood clean.
Hobbs Williams had another successful year collecting food donations for the GP Santa Spot/Santa Cop program. This year KC Club boxed up nearly 2500 items. Some of the students were able to help load the truck as well!
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Did you know…
Using the Career Cruising Program with your child assists them with exploring careers, planning for college, and learning more about scholarships?View Career Cruising Parent Brochures for more details: Elementary or Secondary
The College Application Blitz is a district effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. The primary purpose of this effort is to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to at least one postsecondary institution.
This event will occur during the school day, with a focus on students who might not otherwise apply to college. High school campuses will provide open computer labs for students to complete at least one college application.
A huge thanks to our Texas Scholars Day speaker, New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Caine. She spoke to 8th graders about her career as a professional musician and her decision to leave that behind to become a writer.
Texas Scholars Day
This initiative focuses students on education and career planning during middle and high school years. Today, local business professionals, educators, and community leaders will spend the morning with our middle school students to visually display the benefits of pursuing a post secondary education along with the art of creating a successful future after high school.
School Counselor Mrs. Swanigan and Mrs. Gonzales 1st grade class are excited about Generation Texas week and they all participated in Hats Off to Higher Education Day. Students at Garcia were able to wear their favorite hats and investigate careers.
Reagan Middle School Students learn all about Explosive Detection from Dallas Area Rapid Transit Canine Explosive Detection Unit.
Canine Handlers Officer S. Wright and Corporal M. De Los Santos along with K9 partners Devil and Argo talked to the students about the steps of being a Police Officer and the social skills needed to work in this field.
Professors of Dance, George and Salina from Anderson University, taught a master class to our high school students and discussed college and career options for those dedicated to dance.