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IISD Mark Your Calendar

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. February 20, 2017

Shop for a Cause – Tuesday, February 21

Support the Irving Schools Foundation by shopping on Tuesday, February 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kendra Scott store at the Plaza at Preston Center (8382 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Suite 160, Dallas 75225). There will be refreshments, and 20 percent of proceeds will go to the Irving Schools Foundation to help provide scholarships and grants to students. RSVP at isf@irvingisd.net.

Texas Public Schools Week & Open House – February 27-March 3

Irving ISD schools will celebrate Texas Public Schools Week with Open House events starting February 27. The week spotlights the host of educational opportunities available to students attending Texas public schools. Open House will be held as follows:

  • Monday, February 27
    • High schools, early childhood schools – 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
    • SRC, Wheeler, Newcomer Academy – 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28 – Middle schools – 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2 – Elementary schools – 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

DOI Public Meeting – Thursday, March 2

The Irving ISD District of Innovation (DOI) committee will hold a public meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the Board Room at the Irving ISD Administration Building, 2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062. Irving ISD has chosen to explore and pursue a DOI designation for flexibility to create new opportunities in order to better serve our students. At the March 2 meeting, a draft plan will be reviewed for the public and questions/comments/considerations will be accepted.  The meeting will be video recorded and placed on the district’s DoI webpage, www.irvingisd.net/doi.  Following the meeting and posting of the video, employees and community members will have an opportunity to submit questions, comments and considerations.  From the questions received, a “Frequently Asked Questions” documents will be created and shared on that same webpage.   

TAKS Exit-Level Retest – March 6-9

Individuals who are no longer enrolled in a Texas public school who have TAKS as a graduation requirement and who have not previously passed all sections of the TAKS, but have met all other graduation requirements, may retake the section(s) not passed online at Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center (101 Union Bower Road, Irving, TX 75061) on the testing dates below:

  • Monday, March 6 – ELA
  • Tuesday, March 7 – Mathematics
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Science
  • Thursday, March 9 – Social Studies

Examinees can register on site the day of testing, if there is space. Questions concerning out-of-school examinee testing should be directed to the Texas Education Agency, Division of Student Assessment, at 512-463-9536, or Irving ISD Department of Planning, Evaluation and Research at 972-600-5085.



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