Texas Cash Crops and the Liberty Tea Garden
Here are some trees donated by TXU - From their website: Committed to Community Growth Program
Together with the Texas Tree Foundation, we’re beautifying Texas one tree at a time. We plant trees for neighborhood associations, schools, non-profit organizations, and municipalities. We also maintain the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center, the largest nonprofit urban tree farm in the nation.
iCreate Star Showcase Award Winners
At the iCreate Next Generation Showcase, a small group of 5th grade boys were presented with the Irving ISD's top award for their documentary film entitled "Earth Today, Gone Tomorrow". These boys worked for over 2 months, gathering film and information as well as making soundtracks, and when finished, submitted their project through the iCreate website. The morning of the showcase, they were presented with the Shining Star Award, given to only 4 projects (one from each grade band) in the entire district. Out of 1,600 projects submitted, these boys were the top.
We want to say how proud we are of this group of students. They worked tirelessly to learn how to film, learn what a documentary is, learn how to edit, and learn how to make film soundtrack. They made and distributed surveys and even conducted interviews. And though their final product was only 4 minutes long, it certainly embodies more than 2 months of solid work done before, during, and after school hours. We would also like to thank Brian Parham, their instructor for the project. He did an amazing job of helping them learn new concepts and develop their ideas. He devoted much of his time after school to help the students achieve their final result.
Check out the project by clicking here: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
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.
$22.5 million in scholarships were award to students in 2015. 137 scholars were awarded scholarships through The Irving Schools Foundation.