On April 8, 2014, the Dallas Stars and Score A Goal In The Classroom will honor DeeDee Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant to the Dallas ISD Superintendent of Schools. DeeDee has been with the Dallas ISD for the last 15 years and has been selected the 2014 recipient of the Bayard H. Friedman Award for being the most outstanding school administrative assistant in North Texas! She not only possesses a near-genius work ethic, loyalty, and integrity; but also the ability to serve as a special liaison between the superintendent’s central office staff, school campuses, civic leaders, elected officials and community members.
The Dallas Mavericks and Score A Goal In The Classroom recently named Wendell Ivory the 2014 recipient of the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding school basketball coach in North Texas. The award presentation took place March 23rd at the Mavericks vs Brooklyn Nets game when KXAS/NBC 5 also presented Wendell with a $1,000 honorarium in appreciation for all he does for his community’s children.
Wendell is head basketball coach of Fort Worth ISD’s Trimble Tech High School. He has been named the “7-4A District Coach of the Year” for three years – 2012, 2013 and 2014! He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, and his Master’s Degree in Education from Prairieview A&M.
Congratulations to Wendell, his wife Valencia, and two children, A’nya and Jai!
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Score A Goal In The Classroom School Incentive Program named Bryan Priddy of the Texas Boys Choir and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts the 2014 recipient of the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award. The presentation of the award and $1,000 by XTO Energy/Exxon Mobil was made at the March 7 performance of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall.
Bryan assumed the positions of Artistic Director of the Texas Boys Choir and choral faculty of Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts in August of 2008, and is nationally recognized as an exemplary music director. He received his Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Georgia State University, his Master of Church Music Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Master of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, University at Rochester.
On March 1, 2014, Gary McKinney, an Agricultural Science Teacher with the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, was honored with the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award at the Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show. Purina presented Gary with a thousand pounds of Purina LifeStyle feed in honor of his very successful Agriculture Science Program. He has been with the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district for over 40 years! Our HERO and his wife Debbie have two sons and six grandchildren.
Congratulations, Gary, for being the exemplary teacher you are to your many students!!
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Score A Goal In The Classroom School Incentive Program have named Bryan Priddy of the faculty of Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts as the 2014 recipient of the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being the most outstanding Music Artistic Director in all of North Texas. Bryan received the award and a $1,000 honorarium from Susann Lundsberg with XTO Energy/Exxon Mobil at the beginning of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s spectacular performance on Friday night, March 7 at Bass Hall.
Mr. Priddy has been with the Academy since August of 2008. He is nationally recognized for his superb choral teaching skills which he use to train and motivate boys from grades 3 – 12 to perform at high levels. Bryan received his Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Georgia State University, his Master of Church Music Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Master of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, University at Rochester.
The April Score A Goal meeting is Wednesday, April 16, at 6:15 p.m. Call Ernie Horn, Executive Director, at 214-533-1333 for more information. Especially come if you’re an educator or a business person who is interested in bettering education for the students in North Texas.
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
CONGRATULATIONS to DEE DEE RODRIGUEZ, Dallas ISD’s Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent!! Dee Dee was honored with the Bayard H. Friedman Hero Award at the Nutcracker performance at Bass Hall on December 15. She is known for her superior capabilities plus great work ethic and good heart. Dee Dee is an invaluable part of the Dallas ISD central office!
2013 TX Reading Bee Champ, 2nd grader Tessebellia Read from the Crowley ISD shows off a few of her special awards to North Texas High School Rodeo Queen, Samantha Hernandez. and Score A Goal In The Classroom board member and Fort Worth City Council member (District 4), Danny Scarth and at the conclusion of the TEXAS READING BEE CHAMPIONSHIPS held at Texas Christian University on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Also among those attending to help congratulate the 26 Reading Bee winners from the North Texas area and take pictures was the beautiful reigning Miss Texas 2013, Susan Shuler.
Runner-up was Abby Powell of Aledo ISD; 3rd place winner was Anja Moore of the Birdville ISD; 4th place winner was Alexander Aleman from St. John the Apostle Catholic School; and 5th place winner was Catie McGann from St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School. We are very proud of all these super reader winners!!
Here is list of the other 2013 winners of their districts/private schools competing at the championships level: Evie Ferguson – White Settlement ISD; Zachary Moroneso – St. Paul Lutheran Church School; Ty Cleveland – St. Andrews Catholic School; Mclain Miller – Springtown ISD; Ananda Dobbins – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School; Alexis Martinez – Lake Worth ISD; Tatum Szikula – Kennedale ID; Tyler Poynter – Joshua ISD; Christopher Tamer – Holy Trinity Catholic School; Ryan Louden – Holy Family Catholic School; Katlyn Springman – Granbury ISD; Christian Martinez – Fort Worth ISD; Tucker Morris – Everman ISD; Ranyah Hugh – E. Fort Worth Montessori; Nathan Allison – Eagle Mt.-Saginaw ISD; Luzcira Villalobos – Dallas ISD; Katy Britt – Cleburne ISD; Kalum White – Castleberry ISD; Tamara Tubbs – Calvary Christian Academy; Bailey Morris – Burleson ISD; and Charly Bartolome – Alvarado ISD.
Below, Tessebellia Read receives the prestigious Thunder Reading Stick from the 2012 Reading Champ, Sam Willey.
Tessebellia is crowned the 2013 most outstanding 2nd grade reader, chosen from the approximate 71,000 North Texas 2nd graders that competed in this year’s TEXAS READING BEE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION. Here our champ is getting ready to spin the wheels on her fantastic Karting Distributor’s brand new 1st place award – this candy apple red GoKart! Congratulations, Champ!! “(Stay between the lines; the lines are our friends)”!!
OD Wyatt RF 2013 All ages are welcome to the Chaparral Reading Festival at O.D. Wyatt High School on Saturday, December 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. Books will be given away, and fun will be had by all!