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SCORE A GOAL IN THE CLASSROOM is located at 575 Diamond Bar Trail - Aledo, TX 76008. You are welcome to email us at , call our office at 817-429-4024, or Ernie Horn, Executive Director, on his cell phone at 214-533-1333.

May God bless you and strengthen you each day. We want to encourage and serve every school employee, for y’all are truly the Heroes of our community. We invite you to our monthly meetings, every third Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, at 1800 W. I-30 Freeway, FW, 76102.

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FWPD Book Patrol Reading Initiative

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

fwpd-bk-patrol2003-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.”

book-patrol-2016Under 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!

 

How to Nominate a New HERO for Your Schools

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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