• 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

     

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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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  • April's Monthly Message

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 4/2/2018

    Dear EISD Parents, Faculty, and Staff:

    The month of April is finally here.  I’m sure many of you have waited patiently for the warmer weather.  Here recently, I have made visits to several school evening programs to share information about the projected growth for our district.  I believe that you, the stakeholders, should be kept informed about the projects forthcoming.  Eventually, it is you that the district will depend on to help accommodate the growth whether that is through adding additional classrooms to specific schools or possibly building another educational facility.  I am excited about the future of Everman ISD and the opportunity our educators have to impact the lives of more students due to the growth. 

    Many of you asked great questions at the presentations regarding the roads in our district.  Well, with growth comes more traffic.  The City of Everman and the City of Fort Worth are working together to discuss traffic plans.  In addition, the Mayor of Everman has played a very integral part in ensuring traffic studies are completed so that the City of Fort Worth and the City of Everman create a plan that works for all. 

    This is a great time to be in Everman ISD. It’s because all stakeholders are coming together to make Everman ISD the best.  We all need each other to ensure that every child receives the best education and as a result are able to compete in a global society.  We will not settle for less!

    Sincerely,

    Curtis Amos, Ed.D.
    Superintendent

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  • March Monthly Message

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 3/1/2018 11:00:00 AM

    Dear EISD Parents, Faculty, and Staff,

    It appears that we are about to move into the spring season.  This year’s cold and flu season was a tough one for EISD.  Although attendance for teachers and students decreased during this time, we were still able to stay upbeat and continue with meeting our goals.  With the warmer temperatures just around the corner this also means spring break is near.

    The Superintendent’s Rally with the students was wonderful!  Students appeared excited and enthused to participate in the event.  It was evident through the verbal interactions and competitions that students are ready to take on the challenge of the state assessments.  Many were eager to share the strategies they utilized daily to help them experience success. As each student spoke, it was obvious that they were confident while sharing their answers.  I know that their teachers were proud of them as they stood in the aisle and shared the strategies with every student in the auditorium.

    Our students in Everman are awesome!  I had an unforgettable visit from three E. Ray students (Felipe, Gabriel, and Aaron) who represented their school as “Principal” for the day.  The students wanted to come by and converse about higher level courses for elementary students and their future after graduation.  They asked questions which confirmed that EISD is headed in the right direction.  Their interest involved courses such as coding, robotics, engineering, and other languages.  I was extremely excited to answer questions from the students who understood the importance of ensuring they were prepared to compete in a global society.

    In fact, they also understood the important role some teachers have on the lives of students.  They believe teachers deserved higher salaries because everyone is touched by a teacher in this world.  They stated teachers were the most important people in this world and if they were the president they would give each teacher a healthy raise. I’m so grateful that students understand the positive impact teachers make in their lives.  A teacher has the power to make or break a student’s day, but if you spoke with these three students you would see that they believe in their teachers.  I do know that when students believe in you, they will do whatever it takes to make you proud.  Our teachers are the best!  It means a lot when students see and know that you care. Remember, it’s all about the students.

    Sincerely,

    Curtis Amos

    Superintendent

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  • February 2018 Monthly Message

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 2/5/2018

    Dear EISD Parents, Faculty, and Staff,

    As you look around, it is obvious that growth is occurring to the east, south, and north of our district.  Growth, as you know, brings with it more citizens, students, and of course, traffic.  The Everman Independent School District and the City of Everman, have communicated with the City of Fort Worth regarding our growth and ways to ensure traffic issues are kept to a minimum.  The development projects that we are aware of at this time are:

    • Orchard Village: (988 Residential Lots)
      • Location: South of Shelby Road, West of Rendon Road, North of Risinger, East of Wichita Road

     

    • Hanna Ranch (Over 500 Residential Lots)
      • Location: Forest Hill

     

    • Four Seasons Apartments at Clear Creek - Phase II (220 Units)
      • Location: South of Everman High School

     

    • Stallion Pointe Apartments – Phase I (264 Units) - Phase II (203 Units)
      • Location: East of Everman High School

     

    What does this mean for EISD?  Growth over the next 1 to 3 years.  The number of additional students can be projected at 1,500 – 3,000.  This is why it is imperative to begin looking toward the future and create plans for new citizens and students.  As discussions took place, some of the ideas generated were:

    • Construct an Early Childhood Center
    • Add additional classrooms to Townley
    • Add additional classrooms to Dan Powell
    • Add additional classrooms to Baxter Jr. High

    In these same conversations other ideas surfaced such as:

    • Combine 5th & 6th Grade students at Dan Powell.
    • Create a STEM or STEAM Academy at the Johnson Campus for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students. STEM/STEAM Programs such as coding, robotics, & etc.
    • Create opportunities for students to participate in additional higher level courses while gaining high school credit at Baxter Jr. High.
    • Create additional higher level courses and additional career pathways for students at Everman High School.
    • Create a partnership with Uplift Education Charter School.

    As I have mentioned in the past, this is a great time to be in EISD!  We are preparing to witness the tremendous growth that will occur over the next 1 – 3 years.  This growth will certainly be beneficial for the city and school district.  As we receive more information, we will be sure to keep you informed due to the important decisions involving the stakeholders of our community.

    Sincerely,

    Curtis Amos

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  • December Monthly News

    Posted by Nikita Russell on 12/1/2017 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    As this first semester comes to a close, it brings many accomplishments that certainly makes us proud to be in EISD.  The combined attendance rate for the 1st and 2nd six weeks was 96.31%.  I believe we all know the importance of student and staff attendance.

    This semester we were informed about the future housing developments in the City of Everman that will impact district’s growth for the next 1 – 3 years.  Several preliminary discussions have taken place within the district and with the City of Everman regarding ways to accommodate the growth.  This will impact district’s facilities, roads, and current traffic patterns at our schools and throughout the city.  The new housing developments bring much excitement and unique opportunities to the district.

    The winter break is almost upon us (December 18, 2017 – January 8, 2018). I hope everyone stays safe while enjoying their time with family and friends.  Be sure to rest up so we will be ready for another round of state assessments.  I have no doubt that our students will perform well because of the quality teaching received from our teachers and the support from parents. 

    Let us continue to work as a team ensuring that every student is set up for success by knocking down all excuses and obstacles.  Our students deserve the best!

    Sincerely,

    Curtis Amos

    Superintendent

     

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