Thursday, April 28, 2016

#April- Month of Service

Bowie Earth Day Celebration

On Wednesday, April 20, Bowie Bobcats had our Earth Day Celebration by cleaning, planting, and watering in our community garden. Parents, Kindness and Compassion Scholars, all staff and administrators participated just because….we LOVE WHAT WE DO. Special thank you to Keep America Beautiful, Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Tool Depot and Mrs. Townsend for making this celebration possible.


Bowie Earth Day 2

4th grade teacher Mrs. Sanchez and Counselor Perez coordinated a team building activity for our community at Bowie Elementary. Staff members, parents and students came out to our Bowie garden to celebrate Earth Day. Everyone engaged in pulling weeds, tilling, and fertilizing the dirt. Our Bowie Bobcats will plant a variety of flowers, plants, and seeds next week. We can’t wait to see our fruitful results.


Reagan Ten for Tuesday

Each Tuesday during the month of April, Reagan Knights are signing the Ten for Tuesday Pledge. This is just one part of their month long community service project where they pledge to pick up at least 10 pieces of trash around the school, their neighborhood and community each Tuesday. They are also pledging to enlist other family members and neighbors to join the Ten for Tuesday. Look for additional projects from the Knights in the coming weeks.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Proud Sister and Coworker Calling It In

Lorenzo De Zavala music teacher Cynthia Womack Tucker and counselor Rickeshea Todd, along with students, put on an awesome STAAR Rally and broke it down with a step show. Students and staff felt motivated by the performance. - Called in by sister and fellow counselor Tonya Womack Campbell at Austin Elementary.


#April - Month of Service

Keep Moseley Beautiful Campus Clean-up Day


GPCI Scholars Campus Beautification Service Project




3 Things School Counselors Want You to Know About Their Jobs

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#April - Month of Service

On Service Day @ TWLA and Counselor Ana Bowler collected 300 pounds of trash and compost.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#April - Month of Service


YMLA Community Service

Pasta for Pennies at De Zavala

De Zavala participated in the Pasta for Pennies program and we raised $1,848.90. The classroom that donated the most was Ms. Andujar’s PK (pm) class. They received a bronze pennant for their fundraising efforts, as well as an awesome luncheon donated by Olive Garden. Congratulations to them.



Eisenhower Day of Service

Eisenhower Elementary KC Club, Green & Clean Team and staff worked on beautifying the campus garden for the April Day of Service. Everyone had lots of fun, and the garden got lots of needed attention. Awesome job, Cougars!


Travis Global Youth Service Day

Travis World Language Academy staff and students joined together on Global Youth Service Day, Saturday, April 4, to beautify our garden with donations from the Dream Weaver Foundation. Thank you to Esmeralda Rodriguez for her assistance. Pictured is Corey Atkins (STEM Coordinator/ICoach) and Kim Phipps (Executive Director, Dream Weaver Foundation).


Daniels Pennies for Pasta

At Daniels Elementary, Mrs. Martinez's 1st grade class celebrates an Olive Garden pasta lunch after raising the most money of all classes to help support Pennies for Pasta/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The school raised a total of $981.81. Way to go, Dragons!

#April - Month of Service

YWLA Friends of Rachel - Service Project





Jackson Day of Service

Jackson Middle School’s April Day of Service was held Monday, April 11. Student groups (Compassion in Action and the JMS Community Service Club) were invited to help clean up the school grounds and area creek. Students worked together to make Jackson a more beautiful place, while learning the value of service. A very special thanks to the staff at Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful for supplying students with cleaning supplies and providing snacks.


#April - Month of Service


Austin Day of Service

Awesome Austin held its April Day of Service with a street clean up on Northwest 7th. Combined school organizations came together to keep the community clean. Organizations included the Choir Club, sponsored by Mr. Paul Cotten (music teacher), The Green Team, sponsored by Miguel Tapia (PE teacher), and the Leadership Through Kindness Club, sponsored by Tonya Womack Campbell (school counselor). Students and staff enjoyed giving back to the community and the much needed exercise.


Counseling Services News

Adams Middle School Student Achievement Increases Through Mentoring Programs


College Shirt Day at Whitt ELC

When Wednesdays are College Shirt Day, your daughter will not let you forget it. Hats off to Whitt FAA on creating a college-going culture and including the babies in the early learning center. They look forward to participating and receiving goodies from their counselor, Rhonda Smith.


Dickinson Pasta for Pennies

Dickinson Elementary is participating in Pasta for Pennies to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is also one of our second semester community service projects. Our school-wide goal is $3,000 and in our first week we raised just a few dollars short of $1,000. We are well on our way, and the kids are excited.


Truman's Community Service

Truman’s Friends of Rachel Club completed our community service project by picking up trash on our campus and in Freedom Park on Tuesday. Our students were very proud of their efforts and have even bigger plans for our next project.


Adams Beautification Project

Adams Middle School Friends of Rachel completed our first campus beautification project. It was a great success and so much fun. Special thanks to all of our counselors, sponsors and students.


GP Visits Lake Ridge

GPHS visited our friends at Lake Ridge High School. We brought them snacks but mostly our warm wishes and condolences. One of their students drowned off the coast of Corpus Christi. The Gophers hope the Eagles feel the love and support around them.

Go Blue for Child Day

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Texas Go Blue for Child Day is to raise awareness about child abuse and child abuse prevention. Part of the social work team got together on this day in their blue.


#April- Month of Service


Ochoa students and staff enjoyed the beautiful Saturday weather as they worked in their school garden to participate in GPISD Day of Service.



De Zavala's Day of Service

On Saturday, members of De Zavala’s KC Club and their parents, along with other students, staff members, and volunteers from Foresters Financial, helped to clear out the weeds in our outdoor area between 3rd and 4th grade and completed the succulent planter garden. Special thanks go to Foresters Financial for donating the gardening supplies.


WFAA Community Service Day

On Thursday, April 7, Whitt Fine Arts Academy successfully completed the 2nd Community Service Day with excitement and pride.




The students of the Grand Prairie Early College High School visited the campus of the University of North Texas at Denton Thursday. 


#April- Month of Service

Seguin's KC Club and Student Council teaming up to clean up our neighborhood

Dubiski’s Counselors and the Friends of Rachel’s Club

We would like to thank the Dubiski counselors and the Friends of Rachel’s Club for participating in a day of service. They stayed after school to give back to their community and school by picking up litter around the neighborhood.


Career Poster Contest Winners

Moore Poster Winner

Sallye Moore Elementary is so proud of our 2nd grader Abigail Haggar for winning the district Focus on Your Future Career Awareness Poster Contest. Abigail would like to be a Pastor one day.


Williams Poster Winner

At Hobbs Williams, Lorena Trevino won the CTE Poster contest. She is a wonderful artist. Big thanks to her mother Dora Trevino and our art teacher Ms. Zepeda for being so supportive of her.


Kindness Clubs

YWLA recognizes these two outstanding students for their acts of kindness.


Lee’s KC Club hosts Pennies for Pasta as a campus-wide competition for the students to help raise money for children with Leukemia.



Dickinson's KC Club members made personalized water bottles to give to the Running Club yesterday - it was their idea.



Career Poster Contest Winners

Rayburn Future Veterinarian

Congratulations to our fabulous kindergartener Jacee Peek for being the Focus on Your Future career poster contest winner. Jacee aspires to be a veterinarian and will make an excellent one.


Seguin Poster Winner

Seguin Silver Spurs celebrates Jacob Melendez, our 1st grade winner for the CTE Career Awareness Poster Contest.


Ronald Visits Ochoa

K-2nd grade students at Ochoa enjoyed a friendship adventure with Ronald McDonald. Students learned the importance of being kind, making friends, teamwork and not being a bully.


Lee Poster Winner

Lee Elementary School counselors and the CTE counselor celebrates one of our Lee Bears who is the Grand Prairie ISD’s 3rd Grade Winner for the CTE Career Awareness Poster Contest. Congratulations to Sienna Vallejo.