Week of Apr. 3 briefs
Morales, Awatt named Mr., Miss FHS
Frenship Independent School District’s Guy Morales and Elnora Awatt were named the 2017 Mr. and Miss FHS last week.
Awatt is involved in National Honor Society, HOSA, SkillsUSA and Student Council. She serves in the United Way Youth Division, the Early Dedication to Medical Evacuation Program and is involved in church activities.
Awatt, the daughter of Margaret Awatt, plans to attend the University of Houston Honors College and major in Biochemistry. She hopes to start a career as a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Morales is involved in National Honor Society, DECA, Bell Crew and Student Council, and serves on the FISD Strategic Planning Committee, the FISD CTE Advisory Board and the FHS Blood Drive Committee. His parents are Blaine and Syd Sexton.
Morales wants to major in computer engineering and one day design and develop consumer electronics for Apple.
Summer of Reading slated to return
The city of Wolfforth library returns its Summer of Reading program this year.
The program will kick off on May 25 with a “Story Walk” for participants to stay active and read while walking on a safe course.
The event, which is themed “Build a Better World,” also returns its reading competition. Readers compete by grade level and log reading information during library hours as a part of the summer reading contest.
This year’s theme focuses on community involvement, good citizenship, building and construction.
Although not all events have been announced, the library has made plans to host Jolynn Payne from Rocking Paw Dog Training and Kennel Suites as she presents a program titled “Pup Patrol” to teach community children about dog bite prevention and pet ownership.
The library also returns its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten event.
According to information provided by the library, the program is based on evidence that the more books children from birth to age 5hear read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching kindergarten.
Every Friday, the library is slated to show a family-friendly movie event at noon and a story time reading every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Last summer, the library had 186 kids participate who read more than 2,869 books — adding up to 244,492 total pages — over the course of two months.
At the end of the contest, after all winners are announced by grade level, a Star Reader is chosen.
For more details or to sign up, call the library at (806) 855-4150.
FISD to offer pre-K at all 8 campuses
The Frenship Independent School District will offer pre-K schooling at all of its eight elementary schools next fall.
Currently, FISD has four campuses that offer pre-K courses.
Parents can register their children during the Pre-K Roundup from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 10 at each campus.
Children enrolling in preschool must qualify based on criteria determined by the state of Texas, which includes: Families who participate in TANF/SNAP;
Children in foster care;
Children who have a parent in active military or injured/killed while serving;
Children considered as Limited English Proficient.
Transportation to and from the schools will be provided by Frenship ISD.
For more information about Frenship ISD’s pre-K program, please contact the appropriate elementary campus.
Camp Invention returns to FISD
The educational and hands-on Camp Invention returns to the Frenship Independent School District this summer.
The four-day event starts June 12 at 9 a.m. and will run daily through 3:30 p.m. at Westwind Elementary.
The event in Wolfforth will be directed by Crestview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jessica Ball.
The camp is $225 and registration can be completed at www.campinvention.org or by phone at (800) 968-4332.
For additional information about the event, email Burleson at email@example.com or Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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