November 9, 2012

Inspired Learners    

Sugar-Coated Learning    

Blanton ES Mathoween

For Blanton Elementary fifth grader Edgar C., figuring out 6 x 6 was a piece of cake. The right answer - 36 - got him a piece of candy. So he jumped back in line to get more math questions - and more candy. | Blanton Elementary Principal David Bellile quizzed students on math questions during Mathoween.

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Engaged Community        

Getting Fit With Dez Bryant 

Goodman Reading Under the Stars

Surely when asked what their day was like at school on Oct. 23, Short Elementary fifth graders were eager to share. They spent part of the day in a football training camp with a handful of Dallas Cowboys, including wide receiver Dez Bryant and cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Orlando Scandrick. | Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr and Rowdy celebrate the completion of drills with Short Elementary fifth graders.

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Inspired Learners      

Author Barbara Vance Visits Ferguson   

Ferguson JH author visit

Students don't normally get a play-by-play, blow-by-blow account of how a book goes from concept to print, but that's exactly what Ferguson Junior High students got with author and illustrator Barbara Vance. | Author Barbara Vance recently visited Ferguson Junior High students.

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Engaged Community     

More Than Bingo   

Turning Point HS nursing home visit

Most Thursdays around 3:10 p.m. or so, Turning Point High School Social Worker Lindy Gonzales loads up a van with about eight of her students and heads over to the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. | Turning Point High School Social Worker Lindy Gonzales takes students to volunteer at Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center once a week.

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