Superintendent Randy Reid hosts his January Brown Bag Lunch event Thursday, Jan. 8., at Fossil Hill Middle School. The informal sessions offer community members the chance to hear from and ask questions of the district’s leader. Participants are invited to bring their lunches. The forum begins at noon in the library at Fossil Hill Middle School, 3821 Staghorn Circle South, Fort Worth.
“CRASH” at Fossil Ridge
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The Texas State PTA presents the program “CRASH” Jan. 13 at Fossil Ridge High School. The program helps teens and parents learn the dangers of distracted driving. The event begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Fossil Ridge Fine Arts Center, 4101 Thompson Road, Fort Worth. Educators who attend can qualify for continuing professional education credit.
Keller schools are closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All students have early release on Jan. 23, the last day of the first semester.
Northwest school district students and employees are on holiday Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes will dismiss early on Jan. 15 and 16. On the early dismissal days, elementary schools get out at 12:15 p.m. Steele Accelerated High School and the Special Programs Center release at 1:05 p.m. Byron Nelson and Northwest high schools dismiss at 1:15 p.m., and middle schools let out at 2 p.m.
EdCamp Offers ‘Unconference’
Northwest school district’s EdCamp, scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 17 at Steele Accelerated High School in Roanoke, is a form of "unconference" designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Unlike traditional conferences, which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, EdCamp has an agenda that is created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, participants can have discussions and hands-on sessions. The camp is free to attend.
The Northwest ISD Partners in Education program is seeking volunteers for the seventh annual Northwest Reads at 9 a.m. Jan. 22. Volunteers will choose from a variety of books to read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the school district’s 17 elementary schools. For more information, call 817-215-0172.