Thank You to D & M LEASING for sponsoring our organization’s “Keep the Reading Lamp Lit” Reading Program, which benefits elementary schools all over the North Texas area. The data shows that their loyal support really helps participating students improve their READING SKILLS, READING STAMINA and SELF-ESTEEM!!!
*2016 BAYARD H. FRIEDMAN HERO AWARD Recipients were chosen as the best in their fields of education in North Texas and honored by Score A Goal In The Classroom, as follows:
Beverly Fletcher, FWISD – Visual Arts Director – Honored at the Dream Makers Art Festival and the Nutcracker Ballet at Bass Hall (2-25-16 and 12-23-16) / 2) Ramon Niño, III, FWISD – Mariachi Music Teacher – Honored by the Fort Worth Symphony at Bass Hall (5-14-16) / Dr. Germán Gutiérrez, FWYO Conductor – Honored also by the Fort Worth Symphony at Bass Hall (5-14-16) / Camille Haley, Birdville ISD – Drama Teacher – Honored at the Casa Mañana Buckley Awards (5-19-16) / Charlie Qualls, FWISD – Maintenance – Honored at Lone Star Park (7-9-16) / and Tim Buchanan, Aledo ISD – Athletic Director-Coach – HOnored at the Aledo Bearcat Stadium.
2016 HOLT HICKMAN HERO AWARD Recipient – Sue Testerman was honored at the November 19, 2016 Shrine Circus performance for being chosen the most outstanding 2016 Dyslexis Therapist/Teacher in North Texas. Sue works effectively and affectionately with her students in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.
All the above professionals in the education arena are deeply admired and appreciated by all their colleagues, and their students and families. We applaud them as HEROES of our community!! *XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, awarded these individuals with a well-deserved $1,000.00 honorarium!
Thanks to Half Price Books, many TCU sorority and fraternity mentors, and about 300 young students from nine metroplex schools, the Saturday morning, “Fall in Love with Reading” Spring Reading Festival at TCU we sponsored was very fun and a win-win for all! These are the schools who were invited to participate:
FWISD – Edward Briscoe Elementary, Mary Louise Phillips Elementary, and Tanglewood Elementary
BIRDVILLE ISD – Mullendore Elementary, Grace Hardeman Elementary
EAGLE MOUNTAIN-SAGINAW ISD – Northbrook Elementary, Gililland Elementary
EVERMAN ISD – Souder Elementary
What began with over 67,000 North Texas 2nd graders in early September culminated Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas, when ANNA BOEMLER won the 2016 TEXAS READING BEE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION! Anna, a student at St. Andrew Catholic School in the Fort Worth Diocese, used her amazing comprehension skills reading at a senior high school level to surpass all other outstanding North Texas Reading Bee champs representing their districts/private schools, to become the 2016 TEXAS READING BEE CHAMPION!!
Congratulations also to the other top five winners:
Runner Up – Caleb Zuniga, Lake Worth ISD
- 3rd Place – Emerson O’Toole, Cleburne ISD
- 4th Place – Ian Drummer, Granbury ISD
- 5th Place – Lyla Davis, Internat’l Leadership of Keller, TX
Other 2nd grade champs in the November 12, 2016 TEXAS READING BEE COMPETITION are –
- Jacob Carney Aledo ISD
- Brianna Tolbert Arlington Classics Academy
- Alexa Campuzano Birdville ISD
- Dillyn Hammons Burleson ISD
- John Simmons Calvary Christian Academy
- Alekay Arvizu Castleberry ISD
- Keaton Hennessey Crowley ISD
- Nikte Aguinaga Dallas ISD
- Sadie Banton Eagle Mt.-Saginaw ISD
- Ivy Trinh Everman ISD
- Kade Ewing Fort Worth ISD
- Milla Saba Holy Family Catholic School
- Hudson Knott Kennedale ISD
- Gavin Renteria Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
- Cindy Nguyen St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
- Adrian Gonzalez St. John the Apostle Catholic School
- Kahlyn Grantham St. Maria Goretti Catholic School
- Lauren Saro St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School
For more information: Score A Goal In The Classroom * Ex. Director, Ernie Horn * 214-533-1333
2003-book-patrol-article-in-star-telegram The BOOK PATROL is back on duty! One of the team members, Lt. Marcia Conrad, said last week, “I believe that the Book Patrol has been a great opportunity — a win-win for us (local policemen) and the students as well. Wow, they paid attention to us! The children looked forward to our coming each week and enjoyed it. They grew in every way… They were shy at first, but became so engaged that they would even volunteer to read a chapter out loud! We mainly worked one-on-one and got attached to them.”
“Just think,” begins Ernie Horn, Executive Director for Score A Goal. “Back in 1997 Fort Worth Chief of Police, Tom Windham, and Score-A-Goal-In-The-Classroom School Incentive Program collaborated to form the first in the history of the state of Texas, a police officers’ reading-mentoring program called ‘The Book Patrol.’ Teams of police volunteers visited Fort Worth ISD’s elementary schools once a week and read to and with the students who particularly were encountering the consequences of poor reading skills.”
“This extremely successful initiative is now blessing our community elementary school campuses. Under the leadership of Joel Fitzgerald, our city’s new Chief of Police, several pilot programs were undertaken in the spring school semester of 2016, and is now active once more this fall. SAGITC once again is the facilitator of the Book Patrol efforts, and it appears from all the feedback that it is a win-win for the children, their parents, and their hard-working teachers! I am reminded of how very important good reading is; in fact, it is a proven fact that it is a value that lowers the nation’s crime rate.”
Under the leadership of FWPD Sergeant Brent Halford, the Central Division officers devotedly worked with Carroll Peak Elementary last spring. The principal, Lear Linton, repeatedly said she believed that the Book Patrol is one of the most successful mentoring programs that is helping change history in a very positive way. She reported the majority of her low-performing students showed great improvement in their reading skills, reading stamina, and self-esteem, plus a new respect for the men and women in blue! Sgt. Halford added that “It is imperative to note that, since the DARE Program no longer exists in the public schools, it is an excellent opportunity for the Book Patrol officers to be blest and to bless the wonderful students who are struggling with their reading achievements!”
Also last spring at FWISD’s Mary Louise Phillips Elementary, Officer R.M. McClellen led his team of outstanding officers of the West Sector to faithfully do the pilot reading program there which was equally as successful!
Hero Procedures Are you a K – 12 grade educator and wish to nominate an outstanding candidate to receive the Bayard H. Friedman Award at an upcoming public event? Please see the attached information, and be sure to attend the Score A Goal In The Classroom monthly meetings at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 5:15 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to learn more.
You may also call the office at 817-429-4024 for more information