Forty-one elementary schools receive safe routes to school improvements

Fort Worth continues to improve safe routes to schools for students across the area. Over the last year, a variety of projects were completed that ranged from sidewalks and crosswalks to signage improvements and pavement markings that provide better access to 41 schools in the Fort Worth area.

Improvements were completed at these schools:
W. A. Meacham Middle School. All-way stop control and pavement markings.
Dolores Huerta Elementary School. School crosswalk and pedestrian signage.
Woodway Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours with parking restrictions.
Sam Rosen Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours with parking restrictions, refreshed crosswalk markings.
McLean Middle School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours with parking restrictions.
Sonny and Allegra Nance Elementary School. School zone parking restrictions.
North Elementary School. School zone parking restrictions.
W.J. Turner Elementary School. School zone parking restrictions.
Glen Park Elementary School. School zone parking restrictions, refreshed crosswalk markings.
Terrell High School and Terrell Academy. School zone parking restrictions.
Forest Oak Middle School. School zone upgrade.
North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus. School zone upgrade.
Chapel Hill Academy. School zone upgrade.
International Leadership of Texas (Boca Raton). School zone upgrade.
Keller Early Learning Center. School zone upgrade.
Central High School. School zone upgrade.
Sunrise McMillan Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
M.H. Moore Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
North Side High School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
M.G. Ellis Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
South Hi Mount Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
Western Hill Elementary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
Western Hill Primary School. Implemented “one-way” during school hours.
Poly Tech High School. School zone and signage.
S.H. Crowley Elementary School. School zone and signage.
Tannahill Intermediate School. School zone and signage.
W.M. Green Elementary School. School zone and signage.
Lake Point Elementary School. School zone and signage.
Lizzie Curtis Elementary School. School zone and signage.
Adams Middle School. School zone and signage.
North Riverside Elementary School. School zone and signage.
Applied Learning Academy (Camp Bowie Boulevard). School crosswalk and signage.
Washington Heights Elementary School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Truett Wilson Middle School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
North Elementary School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Tannahill Intermediate School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Parkwood Hill Intermediate School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Freedom Elementary School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Pate Elementary School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Oaklawn Elementary School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.
Seminary Hills Park Elementary School. Refreshed crosswalk markings.

Improvements are tentatively planned at these campuses for later this summer:
Carter Park Elementary School. All-way stop control and pavement markings.
Lily B. Clayton Elementary School. All-way stop control, pavement markings and school zone parking restrictions.
Creek View Middle School. All-way stop control and pavement markings.
Friendship Elementary School. School crosswalk and pedestrian signage.
Central High School. School crosswalk and pedestrian signage.
Trimble Technical High School. School zone parking restrictions.
Jo Kelly School. School zone parking restrictions.
Waverly Park Elementary School. School zone parking restrictions.
Fossil Hill Middle School. School zone upgrade.

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Back To School 2019 – Meet The Teacher and Curriculum Night Dates

With the start of the new school year quickly approaching, there are some dates that you will want to add to your calendar. From Meet the Teacher to events that will help the smooth transition between campuses, there is more than likely an event for every Dragon.

If you have questions about specific events, the campus phone number is included with each schedule.

Elementary School Campuses – K-4th Grade

Carroll Elementary – 817-949-4300
August 16: Meet the Teacher 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
September 5: Curriculum Night for K, 1st & 2nd Grades  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 5: Curriculum Night for Preschool, 3rd & 4th Grades  6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Johnson Elementary – 817-949-4500
August 16: Meet the Teacher 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
August 29: Curriculum Night for Kindergarten & 1st Grade  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 5: Curriculum Night for 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Old Union Elementary – 817-949-4600
August 16: Meet the Teacher 8:30 – 9:30 a.m..
August 29: Curriculum Night for Preschool, 3rd & 4th Grades 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
August 29: Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades  6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Rockenbaugh Elementary – 817-949-4700 
August 16: Meet the Teacher 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
August 29: Curriculum Night for Preschool & Kindergarten  4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
August 29: Curriculum Night for 1st & 2nd Grades  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 5: Curriculum Night for 3rd & 4th Grades  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Walnut Grove Elementary – 817-949-4400  
August 16: Meet the Teacher – Last name A-L, 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.; Last name M-Z, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
August 29: Curriculum Night for 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 5: Curriculum Night for Kindergarten and 1st Grade  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Intermediate School Campuses – 5th – 6th Grade

Durham Intermediate – 817-949-5300
August 15: Meet the Teacher: 5th Grade 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., 6th Grade 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. *Meet the Teacher is a come and go event. Upon arrival, students will report to gym to receive schedule then report to homeroom to drop off supplies, set-up locker, meet teachers, and walk building. Parents are welcome to attend.
September 3: Curriculum Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Eubanks Intermediate – 817-949-5200
August 15: Dragon Camp: 5th Graders 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 6th Graders 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. *Parents drop off at arrival time and pick up at end time. Students will receive schedules at this time.
August 27: Locker Decorating Night 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
September 3: 5th Grade Parents: Welcome to Canvas – 5:00 p.m.
September 3: Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Middle School Campuses- 7th – 8th Grades

Carroll Middle – 817-949-5400 
August 14: Dragon Camp – All 7th Graders and New 8th Graders, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   *Parents drop off at arrival time and pick up at end time. Students will receive schedules at this time.
August 14: 8th Grade Schedules available online – 9:00 a.m.
August 14: All 7th Grade and New 8th Grade Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m. – CMS Cafeteria
August 15: Locker Set- Up:
Upper lockers (Odd #s) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.; Lower lockers (Even #s) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
August 28: Curriculum Night 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Dawson Middle – 817-949-5500
August 8: 8th Grade Schedule/Textbook Distributions, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 8: New Student Math Placement Testing, 9:00 a.m.
August 8: Open Building Locker Set-Up, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
August 28: Curriculum Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Carroll High (Grades 9-10)
July 23 – August 16: Student schedules are viewable in Skyward
August 9: 9th Grade “Fish” Camp 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
August 9: New Students to CISD Lunch (9th and 10th grades) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
September 9: Curriculum Night, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Carroll Senior High (Grades 11-12)
July 23 – August 16: Student schedules are viewable in Skyward
September 10: Curriculum Night, 5:30 – 7 :00 p.m.

Special Programs
September 12: Parent Information and Student Fun Fair 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Rockenbaugh Elementary

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Back to School 2019 – Summer Assignments

As students prepare to head back to school in a little a few weeks, the Carroll ISD Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department would like to remind students that some of the courses they will be taking this year have summer assignments that need to be completed before school starts.

The summer assignments are for students in grades 7-12 and not every course is required to complete an assignment. High school students and parents will see different content areas that may pertain to their upcoming Fall class schedule including CTE, Languages other than English (LOTE) and others.

Parents can find the assignments on the C&I Google Drive links available below.

C&I Summer Assignment Google Drive

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Back to School 2019 – Parent Volunteer Registration

Every year, Carroll ISD is lucky to have dedicated parents and community members that make the decision to volunteer on campuses and around the district. These volunteers are vital to the success of each campus and program where they volunteer. The application process opened on August 1, 2019.

Volunteers are each required to set up a Dragon EZVolunteer account and fill out a volunteer application before they can volunteer on a campus. Everyone interested in volunteering during the 2019-2020 school year must set up a new account and agree to a criminal background check annually. This application is required every year. If someone served last year on campus, they must reapply this school year.

If you are interested in serving the students of Carroll ISD as a campus or district volunteer, click here to begin your Dragon EZVolunteer Application and complete your criminal background check. Please note that is best to set up your account from your personal computer initially and once you have been approved to be a CISD volunteer, you may access your account from your mobile device.

To learn more about volunteering in Carroll ISD, please read the Volunteer Handbook and the Volunteer Acceptable Use Policy.

If potential volunteers have further question, they are asked to reach out through Let’s Talk or by phone (817.949.8222).

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Back to School 2019 – Registering Dragons New to the District

Carroll ISD is excited to kick off another school year on August 19, 2019. Each year, the district welcomes in first-time Dragons who have moved to the district or have children just getting started on their educational journey. The registration process for these Dragons who have recently moved to the district or families with students who are just getting started on their educational journey.

The following steps must be completed in order to get your student registered for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year:

  • A parent/guardian requests an account. See link at bottom of the page to begin.
  • A verification email is sent to the parent/guardian with login and password information. Please check your SPAM folder if the email is not received.
  • The parent/guardian logs into CISD’s Enrollment Access within Skyward Family Access with the login and password provided in the verification email
  • The parent/guardian completes the student application process, uploads requested documents, and completes required district forms (documents requested include proof of residency (*see residency requirements link at top of page), student’s birth certificate, social security card, immunizations, last report card/transcript for students enrolling in Grade 1 and above, withdrawal form and enrolling parent’s drivers license).
  • The appropriate campus reviews the application and communicates the next step to the parent/guardian
  • Once the application is approved, the student is enrolled into CISD at the appropriate campus

Families new to Carroll ISD, please click here to start enrolling your new student.

Families new to the district can also sign up for the Dragon eBlast that will is delivered to their email address. Leading up to the start of school, the Dragon eBlast will be sharing important back to school information.

If families have further question, they are asked to reach out through Let’s Talk or by phone (817.949.8222).

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Fort Worth M.D. school seats inaugural class

Sixty students made history when they arrived this summer at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, the nation’s newest M.D. school.

Adding to the academic offerings of both universities, this collaborative new medical school represents an expansion of health professions training in Fort Worth. With a curriculum designed to transform medical education, the medical school will focus on creating physicians who are compassionate leaders prepared for the future.

Sixty percent of the inaugural class of the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine are women and 58% self-identifies with one or more of the school-defined diversity domains. With an impending national shortage of more than 120,000 clinicians by 2030 and an educational environment that hasn’t changed in more than 100 years, the Fort Worth medical school is training physicians as “empathetic scholars” who are compassionate, excel in new technology and can communicate effectively with patients.

The 60 students come to the School of Medicine from across the United States, representing 34 undergraduate colleges and universities, as well as eight graduate institutions. Here’s more about the Class of 2023:

  • 60% women; 40% men.
  • Average age is 24.
  • Students have bachelor’s degrees from 34 institutions. (Two students graduated from UNT and 12 from TCU.)
  • 52% of the class comes from Texas.
  • One student is a triple major, several have double majors and nearly 30 undergraduate areas of study are represented ranging from sciences, social sciences and humanities, including a music performance major.

By 2030, the annual economic impact of the medical school is estimated at $4 billion and the school is expected to generate about 31,000 jobs for North Texas, according to a Tripp Umbach study.

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Student Nutrition To Launch New School Lunch Payment System For Upcoming School Year

The 2019-2020 school year is just under a month away and Carroll ISD is preparing for the launch of another exciting school year. Over the next month, the district will be releasing important Back to School Information on MySouthlakeNews, social media and through their Dragon eBlast.

In the upcoming school year, the Child Nutrition Department will introduce its new computerized Point of Sale (POS) system. This new system will assist the department in increasing the level of service they provide. The system will launch the first day of school, August 19, 2019.

Students will continue to use their current ID number (“S” number) to access their lunch accounts. This number can be found in Family Access under Student Information.

Every student in Carroll ISD has been entered into the computerized system along with the student’s meal balance from last year. We strongly recommend parents/guardians deposit money into the student’s account via MySchoolBucks. However, the system is quite flexible and students can still pay in cash.

Check prepayments are also accepted; simply place your child(s) ID number(s) on the check.

If there is more than one student in a family in either school, one student may make deposits to their sibling’s accounts as long as you give us the ID numbers of each student and tell us the amounts to deposit to each account. Keep your ID number confidential! Parents will need to create a MySchoolBucks account to deposit money and view purchases. Visit MySchoolBucks.com with your child’s name and “S” number to create an account, make deposits, set up auto payments, and low balance notifications.

At mealtime, students will pick up their meal, enter their ID number on the keypad or scan their cafeteria provided ID card (K-2 only), and the money will be subtracted from their account.

FAQs

Q: What if my child qualifies for Free or Reduced meal prices?

A: Your child’s information is noted in the system, and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students without any special indication to the students.

Q: What will stop the student from purchasing more than the parent allows?

A: If this is a problem with your child, simply notify Debra Emond, debra.emond@southlakecarroll.edu, in writing with your limitations, and we will enter it into the system.

If a student’s meal account gets low, our staff will remind them. If the student forgets his or her money, it will allow a negative balance up to the equivalent of 2 meals or $6.00 for elementary/intermediate and $6.50 for middle/high school.

Money in the student’s meal account at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next school year.

Q: What if my child has a food allergy or intolerance?

A: If your child has a special “food” medical concern, once we are notified of it by your child’s school nurse, this information will also be placed in the system to alert our staff to help monitor their meals.

There will be some inconveniences in the first few days as the students and staff members become familiar with the new system. If you have any questions please call Susan Wilson, Director of Student Nutrition at 817-949-8240.

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Roundabout at N. White Chapel and Highland on Track to Open Before School Starts

The end of summer is upon us and that means back to the school year routine. It also means the morning commute is about to pick up again. For many that commute will remain unchanged, however, N. White Chapel drivers will have a new addition to their route. Despite a heavy rainy season, construction crews are still on track to open the new roundabout at N. White Chapel and Highland before the start of school. While the ultimate configuration will be dual lane, it will temporarily function as a single lane while the median work is completed.

The roundabout is just one part of the two phase N. White Chapel widening project. In the past weeks, crews have been working on the west leg of the roundabout. About half of the concrete work has been completed in anticipation for the asphalt work that is expected to start next week, weather permitting.

“The spring rain did unfortunately cause us to have to rearrange our schedule a bit, but our contractor was able to work around it to keep the project moving forward,” noted City Engineer and Deputy Director of Public Works Kyle Hogue. “We’re looking forward to having the roundabout open and traffic flowing on east and west Highland again.”

While the roundabout is a major component of the first phase of the widening project, crews have also been working on widening N. White Chapel between Highland and SH 114. In the last week, work has been started on the new median near the SH 114 intersection.

Once completed, the final stages of the project will include striping of the new traffic lanes, new sidewalks, landscaping and the installation of public art in the roundabout. Construction on this phase of the project is expected to finish up this fall with utility work on the second phase of project starting as well. Phase 2 is the widening of N. White Chapel from Emerald to Highland.

New lane configuration is on the horizon for the intersection of N. White Chapel and SH 114. Crews also plan to have one lane northbound and one lane southbound open for the intersection prior to school starting as well. Again the interior lanes will remain closed until all median work is complete. As always, drivers are reminded to use extra caution when driving through the construction zone, travel at or below the posted speed limit and keep an eye out for construction workers in the area.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook for all the up-to-date mobility news in Southlake. You can also visit the website at www.ConnectSouthlake.com and sign up for the Mobility Newsletter.

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TCC student headed to law school at 16 featured on Good Morning America

A Tarrant County College student who is making headlines for completing college and heading to law school at the age of 16 told her story nationally on Good Morning America.

Haley Taylor Schlitz is co-enrolled at TCC and Texas Woman’s University and will earn both her associate degree and bachelor degree in May. She will go on to Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law this fall. Taylor Schlitz spoke to Good Morning America about her education journey as a gifted student.

“I went to public school up until 5th grade, and then once I reached 5th grade my parents

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