Speech by Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney, Head of Aldine ISD – Aldine ISD

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Dear Aldine Community,

The holidays are coming! The weather is getting colder and everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving.If you stopped by our turkey giveaway, I know you already have yours bird For dinner. Before we take some much-needed time to celebrate with the family next week, I have some good news to share.

Congratulations
Teachers are critical to student success. Because our school has excellent teachers, it is always a relief when one of them is recognized. Last week, Remelia Arpino was named the 2022 High School Science Teacher of the Year by the Texas Science Teachers Association.she pleasure at the group’s Conference on the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) in Dallas. remilia is an educator at our select school, Eisenhower High School, which offers the International Baccalaureate. She was Eisenhower’s 18-year senior teacher. Congratulations, Remelia, on your well-deserved award.

choose school
While I’m on the subject of choosing a school, I hope you’ll have the opportunity to join us for a showcase. Since the beginning of the month, each Choice School has held a showcase to give families another place to learn about their programs. There are many opportunities for our students, such as the Norman Borlaug Youth Agriculture Program at Texas A&M University.middle school student Students from several campuses have been selected as promising youth leaders. They will learn how to tackle complex global food and fiber production challenges and explore new frontiers in agriculture. We also have programs that develop students’ global mindset and promote a culture of open-mindedness and diversity.A good example is Kujawa Primary School, where students recently had their inauguration Ruby Bridge Trail. Visit our Selected Schools page to see all the different options we have for students. Showings are planned for this week and the week after Thanksgiving. Click here for dates and times.

save the date
Literacy is the cornerstone of development. Being able to read can open up the world to a child. The district implemented our new literacy framework in fall 2020, with results and in many cases, we have closed gaps. We are always sharing our journey and experiences with others.We will host the third annual #LiteracyMatters Virtual Conference superior February 11, 2023, from 8 am to 3:30 pm Stay tuned for more details on how to join us! If you want to understand the science of learning and see what’s possible, I highly recommend attending.

I’m also excited about the upcoming “100 Black Men Education Framework: The State of Black Boys in Education” conference in Metro Houston.Please join me and my colleagues Superintendents’ Roundtable superior November 19. Click here to register.

staff
District schools such as Sammons elementary school and HILL Elementary school, famous veteran who worked at school last week. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice, and thank you for continuing your life of service by working with our students. If you missed it, click here and take a moment to watch our Veterans Day slideshow of the men and women working in AISD.

This week, please take this opportunity to thank our education support professionals (November 17) and our
Alternate Educator (November 18). It takes a committed group of people to ensure our students are learning every day. Thank you for what you do!

texas generation weekly
We’re celebrating before I close texas generation weekly (November 14-18). I encourage everyone to take part in motivating students to continue their higher education and training beyond high school. Click here for daily fun topics.

gratitude
Last week, I mentioned that November is Thanksgiving Month. I share some things that I am grateful for. I also ask you to share your gratitude with me. I loved reading all of these books, including Nolita Bechara, a teaching expert at Orange Grove Elementary School, who wrote, “Gratitude is a sign of happiness! I am grateful for the gifts of life, my family , friends and colleagues, good health, my job, and every experience and opportunity. They make our journey in this life more enjoyable!” Kristin Smith, a retiree, still supports our Johnson Elementary School student. Kristen said she was grateful for her “family and my work!” She wrote: “As a tutor, I am very happy to see my students have such great growth and confidence. I have a three-year-old who cannot read. Grade student. Last week, I picked him up from class. He excitedly ran up to me and said, “I’m going to start learning to read. “When I retire, I’m going to go into business, but it’s never been as rewarding as it is now!!!” Triple exclamation point! I totally agree. That’s why we’re in education. Thank you all for sharing.

Have a great last week before the holidays!

With Aldin’s pride,


Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney
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upcoming events

  • February 11, 2023: #LiteracyMatters Conference
  • processing: Read to the Final® Competition engages elementary school students in reading in the March Madness competition. Click here to read more.
  • processing: Home and Community College 2022-2023 here we go. Click here to register.
  • processing: iEducate is recruiting university students, especially Aldine ISD graduates, as mentors to work with Aldine ISD students. iEducate accepts applications on a rolling basis and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

social media highlights
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latest news
Eisenhower, Nimitz football teams earn playoff spots
Aldine ISD schools continue to ‘make a difference’ in our community
Aldine ISD’s select schools host showcases for upcoming school year
Thank you, veterans, for your service
Sergio Avilés-Aguirre of Davis HS is one of only two students in Texas to earn private pilot certification
Aldine’s family and community college has made strides in its second year
Aldine ISD teacher is statewide science award recipient
Aldine ISD elementary students compete in citywide Read to Final Four® competition

monthly observation
November
Native American Heritage Month
National Scholarship Month

Click here to view the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar – Traditional and Additional School Years (ADSY).

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