• Welcome Back to School Message

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 8/9/2019

    Dear EISD Families,

    As the 2019 – 2020 school year begins, we would like to extend a warm welcome to both our new and returning families.  I hope that your summer was relaxing, and you had an ample amount of time to spend with family and friends. We encourage every student and parent to take advantage of the many opportunities to engage with EISD. The advantages of parents being involved in their children education raises the level of success throughout the child’s educational career. 

    This year we will continue implementing programs such as:

    • Full-Day Pre-K
    • Two-Way Immersion (Dual Language)
    • Partnership with TCC for CTE Courses, Dual Credit & Early Collegiate High School
    • EISD Literacy Plan: Read, Write, Achieve

    What’s new this year?

    Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is an open-enrollment program that provides students with work-based education. P-TECH programs:

    • Provide students grade 9 through 12 the opportunity to complete a course of study that combines high school and post-secondary courses.
    • Within six years, enable students to earn a high school diploma, an associate degree, a two-year post-secondary certificate or industry certification, and complete work-based training.
    • Allow students to gain work experience through an internship, apprenticeship, or other job training programs.
    • Partner with Texas Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and regional businesses and industries, giving students access to post-secondary education and workforce training opportunities.

    Everman ISD “Bulldogs All Pro Dads”

    An exciting alliance of dads and dad-like positive influencers of our great students throughout Everman ISD. All Pro Dads is an opportunity for male role models to connect with other men who are committed to the success of their child or children. These men not only positively influence their sons or daughters, but their presence directly impacts other students as well. 

    Purpose Driven After School Program

    Purpose Driven will operate their Purpose Driven After-School Enrichment Program in seven Everman ISD schools. Purpose Driven is a non-profit organization that has a direct contract with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The program will be provided Monday through Friday at a time set by the district.

    The Purpose Driven After-School Enrichment Program will also provide the following:

    • Nutritious meals approved by (Texas Department of Agriculture)
    • Life Skills activities
    • Academics aligning with Everman ISD
    • Tutoring (as needed)
    • Sports activities
    • Board games and group activities

    Everman ISD Instructional Focus for 2019 – 2020

    It is imperative to identify an instructional focus as part of the district’s preparation for an upcoming school year and to use their goal-setting process as an opportunity to prioritize classroom improvement practices.

    An instructional focus based on a belief that a focus creates balance and uniformity among multiple initiatives, clearly frames the work teachers and administrators prioritize to narrow the gap between what the standards describe and what students currently know and are able to do. The focus is one high-leverage instructional priority that is aligned with a school’s vision and beliefs about how students learn best. EISD instructional focus consist of the following for the 2019-2020 school year:

    • Building a Strong Foundation for Early Childhood Learners
    • Teaching Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • Writing Across the Curriculum
    • Implementing the Pathways in Technology Program (P-Tech) at Everman High School
    • Better Utilization of the Intervention Blocks
    • Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decisions
    • Creating Individualized Plans for Students Based on Data
    • Monitoring Instructional Delivery
    • Retaining Quality Teachers

    Bond Program

    The Community Bond Committee has worked tremendously hard at creating recommendations that will assist the district in preparing for the increased enrollment and growth over the next few years.  As it stands, the district is in need of additional classrooms at Townley Elementary, Baxter Jr. High, and Everman High School.  Before making recommendations, the Community Bond Committee learned about varied topics that provided information and rationale for additional classrooms.  The recommendation from the committee is to propose a bond package that does not involve a tax increase to the taxpayers.  Here are a few topics discussed with the Committee:

    • What are bonds?
    • How do bonds work?
    • How can bond money be used?
    • What, other than bricks and mortar, is typically used in a facility referendum?
    • Why bonds are used to fund non-facility items?
    • What is a bond election?
    • District Demographics
    • Everman ISD Home Sales
    • Everman ISD Housing Market
    • Everman ISD Historical Price Analysis
    • Vacant Developed Lots
    • Future Lots
    • District Housing Overview
    • Residential Activity
    • Future Residential Activity
    • Future Developments
    • Charter School Impact
    • Ten Year Forecast
    • Current Enrollment
    • Buildings Capacity
    • Enrollment Projections
    • Voter Approved Bonds
    • Bond Status
    • Historical Tax Rates
    • Decreased Tax Rates
    • Financial Projections and Assumptions
    • How To Restructure Grade Levels and School

    Restructuring Grade Levels and Schools for 2020 – 2021 to help with the increased enrollment.

    In addition to proposing a Bond package, the district has other non-related Bond ideas that will also help in accepting the growth.

     

     

    Opening an Early Childhood Center (Pre-K & K)

    According to the Center for Public Education, smaller classes in early grades can boost student academic achievement; classes with 18 students or fewer produced the greatest benefits in academic achievement.

    According to research conducted by H.S. Norwood, causal agents known to affect future students success exists in a greater magnitude in campuses that served only early childhood grade levels versus traditional PK-5 or PK-6 settings.

    The causal agents that were most prevalent in early childhood campuses were:

    • Resources dedicated to young primary education
    • Increased parental involvement
    • Collaboration (between administrators, teachers, and special services personnel)
    • Relevant Teacher Training (solely focused on early learning)
    • Principal’s Leadership (disposition to implement early learning programs, standards and guidelines)
    • Teacher Efficacy (with regard to aligning young primary students’ interests and abilities)
    • High Expectations (with regard to being able to develop social and emotional competence in students)

    Relocating 5th Grade to the Elementary Campuses

    According to research conducted by Combs et.al, grade 5 students in elementary settings outperformed students in intermediate settings in reading, math, and science, and particularly in the area of science. The researcher explained that achievement differences existed in the various grade span configurations due to two theoretical frameworks:

    Transitions: Transitions are the changes students make when changing from grade to grade and teacher to teacher; however, the transitions among levels or different school settings appear to be more problematic for students. Students who leave an elementary setting to an intermediate or middle school setting experience many changes, including a new building, new faculty, new schedule, and new routine. Furthermore, students move from a setting where they are the oldest to a setting where they are the youngest. For some students, possible negative effects such as lower self-esteem or increased behavioral problems have been noted.

    In addition, students might experience decreased academic performance during transitions to another school or setting. Whitley, Lupart, and Beran, concluded that the transition from elementary school to intermediate or junior high school has “long been associated with a decline in academic performance”.

    Simmons and Blyth suggested that a decline in achievement, in addition to motivation and self-esteem, might occur because these early adolescents are facing two major transitions - puberty and a change in schools. These researchers argued that students who remain in a setting without transitions (elementary) have to adjust to only one major transition- puberty.

    Restructuring Baxter and Johnson into two Jr. High Schools to House 6th – 8th Grade Students

    The 6th-8th structure would allow pupils who are more alike than either elementary or secondary age pupils. This middle age group would need personal attention, which they would not receive sufficiently in any of the other organizations. These students are at an awkward stage and would need to be together with excellent teaching personnel.

    Students in a 6th-8th grade school are at an academic age where they would need reinforcement and extension of skills through application. Pupils would be exposed to various areas of specialization at an earlier age on an exploratory basis. Specialists would be available to help 6th graders branch out easier than they might be able to in an elementary school. Sixth graders would be provided the opportunity to use specialized facilities such as science labs, home economics rooms, and industrial arts shops to advance according to their ability.

    The 6th-8th structure would provide an orderly transition from elementary school methods and materials to secondary school methods, materials and complete departmentalization.

    A transitional campus should have at least three grade levels in it to allow sufficient time for the students to develop an identity with the building and for the faculty to know and work with the students.

    Opening a STEAM Academy Grades 6th – 8th at the Current 6th Grade Center (Non-Athletic)

    STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These students become the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.

    Why is STEAM education important?

    We are preparing students for jobs that do not exist. Students need to be prepared to compete globally. Integrating concepts, topics, standards, and assessments is a powerful way to disrupt the typical course of events for our students and to help change the merry-go-round of “school”. It takes what we do when we open the doors to the real world and place those same practices in our cycles of teaching and learning. Therefore, we can finally remove the brick walls and classroom doors to get at the heart of learning.

    STEAM Core Components:

    • STEAM is an integrated approach to learning, which required an intentional connection between standards, assessments and lesson design/implementation.
    • True STEAM experiences involve two or more standards from Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts to be taught and assessed in and through each other.
    • Inquiry, collaboration, and an emphasis on process-based learning are at the heart of the STEAM approach.

    EISD is currently researching options for providing our students with School Choice Options. The 6th-8th Grade STEAM Academy would be a great option for parents who are seeking additional 21st Century educational options for students. Parents would not have to venture out to an unknown charter school; students would be served in the trusted home district.

    • Overall, systems of choice help to increase educational equity.
    • School choice increases parental satisfaction and involvement.
    • School choice can provide students an education tailored to their needs.
    • School choice provides options for low-income families.
    • School choice leads to higher graduation rates.
    • School choice allows public schools the opportunity to compete with charter and private schools.

    As I always say, it is imperative that we prepare our students to compete globally.  In order to compete students must have 21st-century skills, including communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking that will prepare them for college and careers of the future. My hope is that through the district initiatives, students will be prepared to compete globally and are equipped with the tools needed for the 21st-century.

    Our vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  As we strive to work towards a common goal and understand the rationale, it is imperative that all stakeholders take ownership in educating every child. We must continue to work as a team to ensure the best for all EISD students.  Remember, Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

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  • May's Monthly Message

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 4/26/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Students:

     

    This was certainly a year where the days went by fast! At the end of this month, we will watch our graduates from Everman Academy and Everman High School receive their diplomas as they enter into college, military and the workforce. Congratulations to our EISD seniors and we wish them the very best!  In addition, several Everman Collegiate High School students will graduate with their Associates Degree from Tarrant County Community College, prior to participating in the Everman High School graduation ceremony.  This is the second class of seniors to participate in Tarrant County Community College graduation.  Let us not forget about our kindergarten students who will participate in a graduation ceremony on May 21st and 23rd at Everman High School.  We are proud of the hard work and dedication each student displayed on a daily basis to achieve their goals.  They were determined and it showed!

     

    We will also say good-bye to retiring faculty and staff whom we will greatly miss. Congratulations to each of these educators for the many lives they impacted in a positive way. The district has been truly blessed because of the knowledge and expertise they shared with us. Many of our students have experienced success and will continue to do so as they become productive citizens because these wonderful educators had a hand in creating and opening the door of knowledge as well as making each student believe they could achieve every goal they set for themselves.

     

    For the returning staff and students, I know that you will enjoy your time off and return geared up for the 2019-2020 school year.  I am looking forward to another exciting year for EISD.

     

    Lastly, to our parents, we really appreciate you for challenging your child to be the best they can be each day.  Remember, it takes all of us working together as a team to ensure every child will be successful.

     

    Have a great summer and we are looking forward to an exciting 2019-2020 school year!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

    Superintendent

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  • Monthly Superintendent's Blog

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 4/1/2019 9:00:00 AM

    Dear Everman Community,

    Well, it’s April and with that comes Spring which we all hope brings consistent sunny days.  The trees and bushes that lost their leaves over the winter begin to grow new leaves and flowers because the temperature of the air and soil starts to warm up and the hours of daylight increase as the days get longer with the coming of spring.  I think you would agree that there was really not much of a winter this year.  I was reminded the other day that the students have a few more weeks left in school.  Wow! The days in the 2018 - 2019 school year passed swiftly. 

    As we get closer to the end of the school year, please keep in mind the importance of attendance:

    • Over 7 million (1 in 7) U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year.
    • Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent.
    • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
    • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as a chronic absence.
    • When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

    As educators, we all know the month of April brings on State Assessments.  I believe our students are well prepared and will certainly do their best.  Our students are very confident in knowing they can accomplish any goal they set for themselves.  In fact, our wonderful teachers have done an outstanding job preparing students.  The hard work that has occurred since the start of school will pay off.

    As I always say, it is imperative that we prepare our students to compete globally.  In order to compete students must have 21st-century skills, including communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking that will prepare them for college and careers of the future.

    Remember the vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as parents and educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  Remember, Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

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  • March News

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 2/27/2019

    Dear Everman Community,

    As mentioned in a previous newsletter, EISD has been informed about the future housing developments in the district that will affect student and community growth within the next 1 – 5 years.  Several preliminary discussions have taken place within the district and with the City of Everman regarding ways to accommodate the growth.  The growth will affect district’s facilities, roads, and current traffic patterns at our schools and throughout the City of Everman.  Hearing about the housing developments brings a lot of excitement and unique opportunities such as:

    • Four Seasons at Clear Creek – Oak Grove Shelby Road and Race Street
      • 220 Units Phase I (Completed)
    • Four Seasons at Clear Creek – Oak Grove Shelby Road and Race Street
      • 200 Units (Phase II)
    • Stallion Pointe – Race Street
      • 264 Units Phase I (Completed)
    • Stallion Ridge – Race Street
      • 203 Units (Phase II)
    • Orchard Village – South of Shelby Road and West of Rendon
      • 1000 Residential Lots
    • Hanna Ranch – Forest Hill Road
      • 500 Residential Lots
    • Logan Square – Oakgrove Shelby and Race
      • 500 Residential Lots
    • Kingspoint – Oakgrove Shelby and McPherson
      • 77 Residential Lots (Phase III)

    In order to accept the growth, the district will have to take a strong look at a bond proposal.  The bond proposal after carefully analyzing district’s need can be proposed without a tax increase.  In fact, for the last four years, the district has decreased the tax rate for the community of Everman and we are hoping to do the same for a fifth year.  We believe this is well deserved of all community members in Everman ISD. It certainly take a team to make this work!

    Within the next few weeks, EISD will form a Community Bond Committee to evaluate capital improvement needs of the district and to provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees on long-range facilities planning; amendments to the Facility Master Plan; and the scope of work and timing of future bond programs.  Some of the responsibilities of the committee will include:

    • Provide recommendations on long-range facilities planning and amendments to the Facility Master Plan;
    • Evaluate current use of district facilities and review critical needs;
    • Evaluate technology, transportation and unmet facility needs;
    • Refer potential boundary changes if needed to optimize the use of district facilities to the Boundary;
    • Engage the community in dialogue regarding long-range facilities and capital improvement needs;
    • Assist district-wide community outreach efforts to increase public awareness of the facilities planning process, capital improvement plans and proposed bond programs;
    • Develop recommendations for long-range capital improvement needs;
    • Develop facilities modernization plans;
    • Evaluate tax impact and long-term investments of taxpayers; and
    • Develop recommendations for the scope of work for potential future proposed district bond program(s).

    As mentioned in My Texas Public Schools - Bonds 101: Questions and Answers

    For more information visit: https://www.mytexaspublicschool.org/The-School-System/Funding/Bonds-101-Questions-and-Answers.aspx

    What are bonds? How long does it take to pay them off?

    Bonds for school projects are very similar to a mortgage on a home. To finance construction projects, the district sells bonds to investors who will be paid principal and interest that is limited by law to 40 years.

    How do bonds work?

    The sale of bonds begins with an election to authorize a specific amount—the maximum the district is allowed to sell without another election. The school district sells them as municipal bonds when funds are needed for capital projects, usually once or twice a year. Bids are taken from interested buyers, usually large institutional investors, and are sold at the lowest interest rate offered. The rate is based on the district’s bond rating: the higher the bond rating, the lower the interest rate to sell the bonds. Principal and interest on the bonds are repaid over an extended period of time with funds from the Debt Service tax rate.

    How can bond money be used?

    Proceeds from a bond issue can be used for the construction and renovation of facilities, the acquisition of land, and the purchase of capital items such as equipment.

    What, other than bricks and mortar, is typically included in a facility referendum?

    A referendum may include money for technology, buses, land for future schools, portable buildings, and the cost of selling bonds.

    What is a bond election?

    A school bond election gives individuals an opportunity to vote on paying for the construction and renovation of school facilities. It is a request to give the elected Board of Trustees the authority to sell bonds when facilities are needed.

     

     

     

    What is the difference between a bond authorization and bond sales?

    A bond authorization specifies the amount of bonds the district is authorized by the voters to sell. Bond sales may occur over a period of time with the date and amount of each sale determined by the Board on an as-needed basis.

    If the bond election is passed, does the school district immediately incur the debt?

    The bonds do not cost the district anything until they are sold. Even though the voters approve the bond issue, costs do not incur until the bonds are sold.

    If the bonds are approved, is the district obligated to spend the money?

    No. Voter approval is an authorization for the district to issue bonds. They will be sold in the future only when funds are needed.

    Will my district be able to sell its bonds at a favorable rate?

    The district’s bonds should receive a high rating due primarily to the guarantee by the Texas Permanent School fund. Whether the market will be favorable for the district’s bonds depends on both the district’s bond rating and the current interest rates.

    Paying for schools

    A school district’s tax rate consists of two parts: 1) Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and 2) Debt Service (I&S). Maintenance and operations taxes fund the General Operating Fund, which pays for salaries, supplies, utilities, insurance, equipment, and the other costs of day-to-day operations. The Debt Service tax pays off school bonds, somewhat like paying off the mortgage on a house.

    What is the difference between the M&O and the Debt Service tax rates?

    M&O taxes are used for day-to-day operations to pay for salaries, supplies, utilities, insurance, fuel, etc. Revenue from the Debt Service tax rate can be used only to retire bonds sold for specific purposes: construction, renovations, buses, portable buildings, land, technology, and the cost of issuing bonds.

    How will this bond election affect homeowners who are over 65?

    School district taxes on residents’ homesteads are frozen in the year the taxpayer turns 65 years of age and will not increase because of a school bond election.

    As we look into the future, below you will find possible projects for discussion:

    • Early Childhood Center – (Pre-K – K)
    • STEM, STEAM, or STREAM Academy
    • Schools of Choice (Selected programs within a school)
    • First – Fifth Grade Campuses
    • Classroom Additions to Townley Elementary
    • Classroom Additions to Baxter Jr. High
    • Career & Technical Education Center

    As I always say, it is imperative that we prepare our students to compete globally.  In order to compete students must have 21st-century skills, including communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking that will prepare them for college and careers of the future.

    Remember the vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  Looking forward to continued success this year and always remember, Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

     

     

     

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  • February's News

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 1/30/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Dear Everman Community,

    Great things are happening in Everman ISD!  Enrollment continues to increase, student achievement continues to rise, teachers are working hard to prepare students for success, administrators are leading with a purpose, maintenance continues to do a great job taking care of facility needs, cafeteria employees are serving tasteful meals, and bus drivers are transporting students from home to school safely.  Everyone is working together as a team to ensure we all do whatever is necessary for students to be successful.  It’s all about “Teamwork.” Certainly, I would be remised if I did not mention the parents.  Yes, you play a big part in the development of your child’s education.  We here at EISD thank you for the job you are doing to stay involved and committed to seeing that your child receives a great education.

    We are looking to finish strong this semester, but in order to do so everyone has to be involved.  I am proud of the district initiatives, which are moving in the right direction such as the Intervention Blocks, Kindergarten Dual-Language Program, and the EISD Literacy Plan: Read, Write, & Achieve.  As you know, I am passionate about ensuring students are reading by the end of their second grade school year.  This must happen in order for students to be successful throughout their educational career.  As mentioned in our EISD Literacy Plan: Everman ISD shares a passionate belief that literacy instruction is at the forefront of creating an enriching learning environment that provides students with the necessary tools and strategies to become fluent, skillfully literate 21st Century Learners.

    Why is reading important?

    • Reading expands a child’s vocabulary.
    • Reading helps to build a child’s self-confidence.
    • Reading helps a child make sense of the world around them.
    • Reading leads to a child’s future academic success.
    • Reading enhances a child’s imagination.
    • Reading helps improves a child’s grammar.
    • Reading helps improves a child’s writing skills.

    Our vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  As we strive to work towards a common goal and understand the rationale, it is imperative that all stakeholders take ownership in educating every child. We must continue to work as a team to ensure the best for all EISD students.  Remember, “Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!”

    Thank you,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

     

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  • November 2018

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 10/31/2018 1:00:00 PM

     

    Everman ISD has decided to implement some new food service and menu changes with the assistance of a food service consulting company, Walker Quality Services. This company works with other districts in our area, so we know they will do great works with our staff and program. Mr. Walker and his team have fed tons of students, in addition to working with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers. His team of chefs, consultants, and dietary resource management staff will work with the Everman ISD Child Nutrition department to create the ultimate program. We are eager to hear from you as we continue to raise the bar.

        

    Starting November 8, 2018, we will have new menus with a variety of daily options. We will feature for all students’ entrée salads such as popcorn chicken, fajita, and taco salad.

     

    Elementary Campuses: Popular menu items such as the Fun Lunch Bag, entrée salads, and hot entrées will be on the main lunch line daily; students can select other veggie sides, salads and fruits. Students will select meals from a selection of offered entrees each morning in their homeroom class and submitted to the cafeteria each day. Several ideas and menu items are in store for the students, including possible cookouts on Field Day.

     Jr. High/High School: We will feature a variety of salads, baskets, rotating bars, entrees, and drinks. Students can select new ala carte favorites such as spicy chicken sandwiches, personal pan pizzas, taquitos, chicken strips and more. We will be implementing a new stir-fry station featuring different fresh sautéed veggies, meat toppings, and different sauces. Please make sure you check the menu daily and know which option your students will choose. To expedite the serving lines, please make sure to update your meal account balances. The meal prices will remain the same; however, we do not accept credit payments for ala carte items.

     

    I want to extend a personal invitation for you to join us on Tuesday, November 13 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Everman High School cafeteria for an opportunity to sample an array of new menu items for this school year. For additional information, please contact Becky Noon, child nutrition director, at 817-568-3590.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

     

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  • Update on New Construction

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 9/13/2018 1:40:00 PM

    New Everman ISD Administration Building Coming Soon

    Jerilyn K. Pfeifer Administration Building

    In July 2012, Everman ISD purchased the 53,652 sf headquarters campus of Avcor Health Care Products, Inc., for $1,229,106.00, which appraised previously for an amount of $1,750,000.00.  The two buildings located at 1520 Everman Parkway had a mix of offices and warehouse space, which was ideal for a district administration building.  The intent of the purchase was to allow for valuable classroom space needed due to the student growth, which was previously occupied by district staff on campuses.  In addition, the facility allows district administrators to be centralized into two buildings located on one property. 

    Since the purchase of the Avcor Health Care Product, Inc., the district saved funds over a five to six year period for the purpose of renovations.  Currently, some district staff members are housed in the smaller of the two buildings.  The timeline for completion of the renovations is scheduled for the end of November 2018 with a projected move-in date of December 2018.  I am certainly proud to say that the purchase of the facility and renovations were not a result of spending bond dollars.

    Although, the current administration building has the namesake of our previous superintendent Dr. Jeri Pfeifer, her name will continue to follow us as it will be mounted on the outside of the new administration building.  Dr. Pfeifer served as the superintendent of Everman ISD for 10 years until her retirement in December of 2014. In addition, the current boardroom has the namesake of Ms. Barbara Novikoff, a former employee of the district and secretary to three former superintendents, Dr. Joe C Bean, Dr. Dan Powell, and Dr. Jerilyn Pfeifer. A plaque will be mounted on the wall near the new boardroom in her honor.

    Later, the district will plan a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the students, parents, staff, and community.  We look forward to your participation in the event. 

    Remember the vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  Looking forward to a successful year and always remember, Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!

    Sincerely,

    Curtis Amos, Ed.D.
    Superintendent

     

    construction photos

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  • September 2018

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 8/30/2018 8:00:00 AM

    During the first few days of school, we have experienced an increase in student growth.  For the first time in school history, Everman ISD’s enrollment count is over 6,000 students.

    Here is the breakdown as of Friday, August 24, 2018:

    Bishop (489)     E. Ray (493)     Souder (556)     Hommel (383)     Townley (469)

    Powell (452)     Johnson (503)     Baxter (1015)     Everman High School (1687)  Everman Academy (47)

    As you can see, we are growing!  Two years ago, we began discussions about the projected growth of the district. Soon, we will begin discussions about planning additions to campuses and possibly constructing new buildings to support the student growth. Later this year, I will provide more information to you regarding how the district can add classrooms to existing schools without increasing taxes. Until then, we will continue to communicate with developers about their plans for building homes in Everman. I am excited that the positive work we are doing and the excellent educational programs we provide promote EISD in such a way that families have a desire to move to the area.

     Now, let us look at literacy.  One of the district’s initiatives is implementing the Literacy Plan: Read! Write! Achieve! Many of you understand and have heard me say that our students will be reading by the end of 2nd grade, which is a skill set we must not take for granted. It is imperative that we as a community take part in helping our students to read and write so that they can have a successful future. As you know, literacy is critical to economic development as well as individual and community well-being.  Let us work together to ensure that all EISD students read on a daily basis.

    We observe National Hispanic Heritage Month in September. According to NEA, “National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the groups’ heritage and culture.” Please join the district in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by participating in activities taking place at your child’s school. 

    Allow me to reiterate, it is imperative that we prepare our students to compete globally.  In order to compete students must have 21st-century skills, including communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking that will prepare them for college and careers of the future. My hope is that through the collaborative efforts of EISD educators, parents, and community students will be prepared to compete globally and equipped with the tools needed for the 21st-century.

    Our vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  As we strive to work towards a common goal and understand the rationale, it is imperative that all stakeholders take ownership in educating every child. We must continue to work as a team to ensure the best for all EISD students.  Remember, “Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!”

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  • Back to School 2018

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 8/17/2018 9:20:00 AM

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Everyone is full of energy and ready to open the school doors for our students.  I hope everyone enjoyed their summer and was able to spend time with family and friends.  As we know, a new school year starts the beginning of establishing new friendships, meeting new teachers, students, and parents.

    Some of our district initiatives for the 2018-2019 school year will include:

    • Kindergarten Two-Way Dual Language Program
    • District Literacy Plan- Read, Write, Achieve!
    • Redesign of the Master Schedules
    • Curriculum Redesign

    As I always say, it is imperative that we prepare our students to compete globally.  In order to compete students must have 21st-century skills, including communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking that will prepare them for college and careers of the future. My hope is that through the district initiatives, students will be prepared to compete globally and equipped with the tools needed for the 21st-century.

    Our vision statement of “One Goal…One Purpose…Student Success” pushes us as educators to provide students with the great educational opportunities so that they can perform at a very high level in today’s society.  As we strive to work towards a common goal and understand the rationale, it is imperative that all stakeholders take ownership in educating every child. We must continue to work as a team to ensure the best for all EISD students.  Looking forward to a great year and always remember Everman ISD Is The Place To Be!

    Thanks,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

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  • May Monthly Message

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 5/3/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Students:

     The end of the school year is upon us.  At the end of this month, we will watch our graduates from Everman Academy and Everman High School receive their diplomas as they head off to college, military and the workforce. We congratulate our EISD seniors and wish them well. In addition, the Everman Collegiate High School has 25 students receiving their associates degree from Tarrant County Community College, prior to participating in Everman High School graduation.  This will be the first graduating class to accomplish this goal in EISD and at TCC South Campus.  We are proud of the hard work and dedication each student gave on a daily basis to achieve their degree.  They were determined and it showed!

     We will also say goodbye to retiring faculty and staff whom we will greatly miss. Please join me in congratulating each of them for the many lives they impacted in a positive way. EISD has been truly blessed because of the knowledge and expertise you shared with us. Many EISD students have experienced success and will continue to do so as they become productive citizens because you had a hand in creating and opening the door of knowledge as well as making each student believe they could achieve every goal they set for themselves.

     For the returning staff and students, I know that you will enjoy your time off and return geared up for the 2018-2019 school year.  I am looking forward to another exciting year for EISD.

     Lastly, to our parents, we really appreciate you for challenging your child to be the best they can be each day.  Keep up the great work and be sure to encourage your child to read over the summer break.   

     Have a great summer and we are looking forward to an exciting 2018-2019 school year!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Curtis Amos

    SuperintendentGraduation

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