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Arlington Hts. H.S. Tennis Player’s Award

Monday, June 12th, 2017

LIBBY CURTIS, student at Fort Worth I.S.D.’s AHHS, is the new Jayne Trigg Fraley “Heart of the Jacket” Award.  Libby was selected as the most improved player on the tennis squad this school year, and she demonstrates a remarkable, ‘never-never-give-up’ attitude.  Way to go, Libby!!

Special Summer Reading Lists for Youngsters!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

FOR KIDS & PARENTS — Here are the Score A Goal In The Classroom Suggested Summer Reading Lists for 2017.  We hope you adults will encourage your kids to read these very entertaining and educational books for recommended for their age groups.  GIVE THEM A HEADSTART FOR SCHOOL NEXT YEAR!!  Please try sitting down and reading with them awhile several nights a week!  This will help you connect better with them, will be an excellent example for them to see your interest, and we think you’ll find it very rewarding! SAGITC Sugg R Young- Elem. / SAGITC 6th-8 Sugg Reading List / SAGITC 9th-12 Sugg Reading List 2017

Cy Luschen, NTHSRC Winner of Award

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The Bob Tallman Achievement Award went to CY LUSCHEN, an outstanding graduating senior at Trinity High School!  He was presented this prestigious award at the rodeo on May 20, 2017.  Congratulations, Cy!! C Luschen B Tallman Award 2017

Kool Sock Achievement Awards

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The selected most-improved students and one outstanding teacher in eight area schools were awarded the KOOL SOCK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD late May and June of this year.  These very special sock awards are provided once a year by Foot Cardigan of Dallas in conjunction with SAGITC.  Congratulations to each of these winners, as listed below:

Hunter McDade Receives Kool Sock Award 2017

Eagle Mt.-Saginaw ISD – Antonio Arellano, 2nd gr. student, and Christi Dauphinals, teacher – at Comanche Springs Elementary

Fort Worth ISD – Edward Briscoe Elementary – Gang Lam, 4th grade / Carroll Peak – Timothy Nunez, 2nd grade / M.L. Phillips – Benny Speed, 4th grade / Van Zandt Guinn – Daylon Potter, 5th grade

International Leadership of Texas, Keller – Hunter McDade, 1st grade


Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The Drama/Theater Teacher at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Mr. Nicholas Morris, was honored at the May 25, 2017 Betty Buckley Awards at Casa Manana. He was awarded the 2017 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being the most outstanding in his field in North Texas, and given an all-expense-paid trip to San Diego for two this summer!

Nicholas has dedicated his career of more than twenty-five years to instill a love of the theater and drama in all of his students.  He says he is continuously amazed at how they overcome challenges and rise to the next level of excellence!  Mr. Morris received his Bachelor of Arts and Theatre from Midwestern State University, and his Master of Arts from Dallas Baptist University.


Saturday, May 6th, 2017

DEBBIE O’BRIEN has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding secondary school teacher in all of the North Texas schools!  Miss O’Brien received her new crystal trophy and check for $1,000 at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performance at Bass Hall on Friday, May 12; and was recognized again at the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra concert on May 14, 2017.

Debbie is currently the orchestral music teacher at Fort Worth I.S.D.’s combined Benbrook Middle-High Schools, and has produced many Texas state winners in her twenty-nine years of teaching.  She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, and her Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University.  Congratulations, Debbie!!  

D & M LEASING “Keep the Reading Lamp Lit” Reading Program

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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!!!


Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

*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.

Ernie Horn congratulates HERO Tim Buchanan during an Aledo High School football game, fall of 2016

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!


Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

M.L. Phillips Elementary Whitney Clark, principal

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


Monday, November 14th, 2016

anna-winner1What 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!!  rb-anna-and-gokart

 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