Irving ISD Education Notes

October 18-19 – Sports Extravaganza

Sports Extravaganza provides an opportunity to the students with visual impairments to participate and compete in a variety of leisure, recreation and competitive activities. Opening ceremonies will be at Nimitz High School beginning on Friday, October 18 at 5 p.m. Events will continue on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
 
October 22 – Leaders in Science
The Leaders in Science (LIS) Program will kick-Off at Hanes Elementary School on October 9 at 11 a.m. LIS is a professional development program operated by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
October 25 – Irving Schools Foundation Legacy Gala
The Irving Schools Foundation will host the Third Annual Legacy Gala at the Four Seasons Resort & Club in Las Colinas on Friday, October 25. Funds from the Legacy Gala support Irving ISD students and schools. Grants are provided to campuses to sustain and critical and innovative programs such as STEM, AVID and the Signature Studies.
October 25 – Deadline for End of Course Retest Registration
DECEMBER ONLINE EOC TEST ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE
Monday, December 2, 2013  English 1 writing
Tuesday, December 3, 2013  English 1 reading
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 English 2 writing
Thursday, December 5, 2013  English 2 reading
Friday, December 6, 2013  Algebra 1
Monday, December 9, 2013  US History
Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Biology
ELIGIBILITY: Any student that previously took that EOC test.
 
REGISTRATION: Students who have not met Level II standard and tested in Irving ISD spring 2013 are automatically registered. Out-of-District (OOD) students must be registered by home district or campus personnel online at www.texasassessment.com/STAAR-EOC-OOD by October 25, 2013.
Questions concerning out-of-district examinee testing should be directed to the Texas Education Agency, Division of Student Assessment, at (512) 463-9536, or to the Irving Independent School District at (972) 600-5085.
 
November 5 – School Works Luncheon
School Works, a faith-based coalition in Irving, will attend a luncheon on Tuesday, November 5 to learn how their organizations can help Irving ISD students. A mentoring framework will be presented to the group and they will be challenged to start a mentoring program at their site. School Works serves as advisors to any of these groups as to how to begin a mentoring program. The annual luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on November 5 at Singley Academy.
Photo Gallery Features Walk to School Day, Singley Engineering Girls and More
Designed to share photos with Irving ISD parents, students, employees and the community at large, Irving ISD has created an online photo gallery. To view (and download) pictures from Walk to School Day, the Singly Engineering Girls Presentation and more, visit http://www.irvingisd.net/photogallery/.
 
School Board Seeks Applicants for Vacant Seat
The Irving ISD Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill the vacant District 6 seat on the board. To be considered, interested candidates must live in District 6 of Irving ISD and submit a completed application by noon on October 30, 2013. For more information, visit http://irvingisd.net/BoardApplication.