Get Up, Get Out & Get Moving
Party at Hillside Community Center
Mayor Price is determined to keep Fort Worth fit and healthy with her Blue Zone, Get Fit programs. She was front and center at the Get Fit event held May 14 at the Hillside Community Center on Maddox Ave.
Hosted by District 8 Kelly Allen Gray, residents and the entire family learned about basic exercises, stretches and healthy eating. More BlueZone events are scheduled. Watch the Events Page for dates.
Earth Day at Living Waters Park on Lake Arlington
The new Living Waters Park, on the west side of lake Arlington, had its first event on Earth Day. Neighbors learned more about the park and what will be developed on the property. Visitors enjoyed fishing, boating, bounce houses, food and beverage vendors and picnics near the water. There was a special guest performance by the Stop Six Jazz band.
Classic Car Show at Oakland Lake Park — April 9, hosted by West Meadowbrook NA
Coffee with the Chiefs, hosted by District 8 Kelly Allen Gray—April 9
Handley Neighborhood Association meeting — April 11
Superstar Sports Day for FWISD Special Education Students
Each year, FWISD host a special sport day just for the students with physical and cognative challenges. These students are eager to try their hand, or foot in some cases, in the many sports challenge events created on the fields of the Handley-Meadowbrook Recreation Center.
Photos from the May 3 event are published on the School News page.
Big Band Jazz Dance — April 2, hosted by East Fort Worth Business Association & East Fort Worth Community Jazz Band
East Fort Worth Business Associations meets new FWISD superintendent Dr. Scribner
Dr. Scribner was given a warm welcome from the business community of East Fort Worth. He was introduced to the members by Eastsider and FWISD Trusteee, Christene Moss. EFWBA Board member and FWISD Trustee Tobi Jackson along with Councilwoman Gyna Bivens were also at the head table.
Dr. Scribner had his first "Taste of East Fort Worth" and enjoyed his plate of Smokey's delicious Texas Chicken-Fried Steak, with banana pudding for dessert.
Dr. Scribner laid out his plan to improve the district, rearrange personnel out of the administrative offices and putting these important assets back into the schools. He has plans for some of the administrative personnel to get back to their roots of teaching, teaching two classes per day in addition to their admin duties.
He spoke about improving the schools with the most low-income students. He referenced this cartoon, defining the difference between equality and equity.
He knows that in order for some students to succeed, they will need more resources. His statement "low income children are not problems to be solved, but assets to be invested in" met with hearty agreement.
He knows that 'how Eastside schools are rated is how the entire district is rated' and he will do everything he can to improve the ratings for our local schools.
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