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  • Friendship Party - February 17th

    Our Friendship Parties, aka Valentine's Parties, will be celebrated on Friday the 17th. This decision is based on 3 reasons:

    1) We need to encourage good attendance before a 3-day weekend.
    2) Everything will be on sale after Tuesday.
    3) *Most important - Having a party on Tuesday is not best for instruction.

    Please check your child's Thursday folder in coming weeks or check out our website if you wish to help the teacher with the party. We hope to celebrate the fact that we can all be friends here at John Haley.

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  • Thank you Irving ISD's 2016-2017 School Board!

     

    January is school board appreciation month. John Haley appreciates all the time and dedication each of you has committed to making our district the best for students.  We know that you dedicate your time to attending student events, meeting with city leaders, appreciating the efforts of students, and making financial decisions to benefit student achievement.  Each of you is an All-Star in our book!


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  •  Texas Cash Crops and the Liberty Tea Garden

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    The gardens in our courtyard here at John Haley now have some crops growing in them that I thought you might enjoy sharing with your students.   The fourth grade students have planted crops that are sold for cash here in the state of Texas including cotton, corn, wheat, and sorghum.  These beds are labeled with yellow signs and each crop has a label in the soil.  The fifth graders have planted a “Liberty Tea” garden where they are growing several herbs that colonists used to make herbal tea in defiance of the tea taxes that King George tried to impose during the time of the American Revolution.   As the herbs continue to grow, cuttings will be taken and donated to Irving Cares™ in order to provide fresh herbs to those in Irving who are in need of food assistance.   This bed is located alongside the picnic tables beneath a description of the garden posted to the wall in the garden.  The beds with the green signs are growing crops currently including radishes, kale, and turnips which will be tended and, when harvested, donated to the Irving Cares™ foundation for those in Irving who need food assistance.   Signs outside are posted in both English and Spanish and, if you have an opportunity, please take a moment while visiting with us to walk outside to see how the plants are growing and progressing.  Want to volunteer to help?  Email me at cscovill@irvingisd.net 

    Thanks,
    Christine Scovill M.B.E.  Instructionial Specialist for Literacy Grades 3-5

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  • MJB Wood Group, Inc. - Our PIE, Partner in Education

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    Once again our PIE has been making a difference at John Haley. They have donated supplies for our nurse to use in the clinic such as bottled water to keep germs from spreading, new underwear for students that have accidents, and peppermints to settle an upset stomach. This Fall already MJB Wood has had a breakfast for teachers and given away tons of gift cards.  They have helped us with the cost of a Science Night with the Perot Museum that enables the museum to come to our campus.  We are so excited for all the ways MJB Wood Group Inc. off Royal Lane works to have an impact at John Haley.  The long standing relationship with them has really made a difference in the education and experience for staff and students here at John Haley.

     

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  • Congratulations to our JHE - Teacher of the Year 2016-2017
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    We appreciate all that Mr. Garcia does to help students be the most successful they can be.  He teaches them to work hard and always give their best.  They learn the skills they need to be college and career ready.  He devotes much of his time to tutoring students who need extra help, communicating with parents about expectations, and even volunteered to coach softball after school this spring. Here is what he had to share about his students and his goals for them.


    "I want them (my students) to know that I will believe in them even when nobody else does.  I want them to know that I am here to listen to them if they need me.  I want them to know that there is more that can come in the future than just difficult times as long as they give it their all.  I want them to know that this teacher cares for and loves them.  I let them know all of that by building relationships, sharing laughs, creating memories, and doing anything I can to help them succeed."

    - Gilbert Garcia


     

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Irving ISD Points of Pride

  • icon Irving ISD was named the 2015 National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year for expanding student access to AP courses and improving AP Exam performance.

     

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  • icon In 2015, Irving ISD high school students earned more than 2,220 career certifications through the district’s signature studies program and campus2career initiative.

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    More than 2,000 mentors volunteer in the district. Half joined in the fall of 2014 through the Triple M program which focuses on modern, meaningful mentoring.

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  • icon $22.5 million in scholarships were award to students in 2015. 137 scholars were awarded scholarships through The Irving Schools Foundation.

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  • icon IISD Partners in Education program has more than 200 active alliances with businesses and other organizations and more than 1,500 volunteers.

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  • icon Irving ISD is home to the largest Net-zero middle school, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, in the nation.

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IISD Announcements

  • Student Calendar Preferences

    We are seeking input on the 2017-2018 district calendar.  The survey will be open until 5pm on Thursday, January 25, 2017.

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  • January is School Board Appreciation Month

    We are so grateful to the Board of Trustees for everything they do to put children first in Irving ISD!

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  • Gold Card Club Spring Series 2017

    For more information about our Gold Card Club and our Spring Series, click here.

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IISD Elementary School Announcements

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  • Friendship Parties - February 17th

    Our Friendship Parties, aka Valentine's Parties, will be celebrated on Friday the 17th. This decision is based on 3 reasons:

    1) We need to encourage good attendance before a 3-day weekend.
    2) Everything will be on sale after Tuesday.
    3) *Most important - Having a party on Tuesday is not best for instruction.

    Please check your child's Thursday folder in coming weeks or check out our website if you wish to help the teacher with the party. We hope to celebrate the fact that we can all be friends here at John Haley.

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  • Science Night at John Haley - the Perot Museum Returns!

    Our PIE - MJB Wood Group, Inc. has graciously sponsored a science night for us again this year.  Mark your calendars for February 10th!  There will be 2 events.  One for the general student body at 5:00 and again at 6:00 p.m.  Another event for students will be presented in the gym.  This event will be limited to the 1st 200 students that arrive.  We are so glad to be able to offer these family fun science nights.  This is made possible by MJB Woods generous donations! Come and enjoy learning with your students.

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