Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wilmer-Hutchins parents participate in community forum

Curious parents and students filed into the J.N.Ervin Elementary School auditorium this evening to participate in a community forum for District 6.  The large crowd with its vitality, warmth and energized Q & A session completely overcame the frigid temperatures outside.

Showing their support, several Dallas ISD elementary and middle school principals and staff also attended.  Parents and stakeholders were there to learn about attendance boundary changes and the feeder pattern for three schools to open at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.

New Dallas ISD schools -- Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School, Kennedy-Curry Middle School and Wilmer-Hutchins High School -- will be neighborhood schools for many students who live in the former Wilmer-Hutchins School District, along with students from Dallas. A result of the successful 2008 Bond program, the elementary school is under construction, while the former middle and high schools are being renovated/rebuilt.

Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary and Wilmer-Hutchins High School are both located in District 6. The campuses occupy separate locations on the same property.  There is sufficient distance and land that separate the two.  However, with the high school in full view, parents can regularly help students to visualize staying in school and setting an early goal to go to and graduate from the High School.

Parents are encouraged to contact Dallas ISD with questions, comments and suggestions about attendance boundary changes related to these three Dallas ISD schools.  Dallas ISD Trustees will vote on the Boundary Changes at the February 24, 2011 Board meeting.

Much appreciation to parents, students and District 6 stakeholders who attended.

Thanks to Central Staff for setting up and facilitating the informative meeting and to all principals and staff who were there.

Thanks to J. N. Ervin Principal Paris for being a gracious host.

Parents, students and supporters who came out this evening and those who were unable to attend are important to the success of Dallas ISD!