Fort Bend Independent School District – Inspire and Equip Students to Pursue Futures Beyond Their Wildest Dreams

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Fort Bend Independent School District provides its students with tools that will empower them to forge bright futures beyond their wildest expectations.

This fall, three new schools opened under the 2023 bond project. Alyssa Ferguson Elementary is named for a student who used her Make A Wish grant to build a water well in Zimbabwe using Make A Wish grants.

Whole Child Health Initiative

Recognition that social factors beyond traditional healthcare delivery impact health outcomes is leading to new community investments and changes to healthcare systems. Collectively referred to as “social determinants of health,” these structural conditions affect everyone from birth through life-stages like working and ageing.

Rochester Whole Child Initiative’s purpose is to support children’s wellbeing through cross-sector collaboration. It brings together child and family-serving systems for optimal health, education and human services outcomes in Rochester.

Skyward FBISD will continue its monthly seminars on various topics related to mental and physical health resources available within the district, violence prevention strategies and how to safeguard social media footprints, along with developing optimal study habits and test-taking strategies for postsecondary life, according to its news release. Sessions are virtual and free – the next one is scheduled for Sept 21; more details may be found online by visiting FBISD website.

Career and Technical Education

At a time when college graduates are increasingly out-earning their counterparts who recently graduated high school, it’s crucial that there be viable alternatives for students who do not wish to pursue further study – with career and technical education (CTE) becoming an increasingly attractive option for many of these individuals.

CTE classes no longer represent outdated vocational education classes but instead closely match industry needs and trends to provide challenging career pathways to students from diverse educational backgrounds and aspirations levels.

Career-specific programs cover areas as varied as agriculture and engineering to culinary arts and entrepreneurship. Some may lead to certification or an associate degree; for others it could require a bachelor’s degree.

The James Reese Career and Technical Center (CTC) offers advanced career and technical courses for ten different pathways, such as architecture, arts and audio-visual technology and communications; automotive technology; business and finance; health sciences; information technology; law enforcement/public safety/lawmaker support/public service operations/lawsuit support services/lawyering support ; manufacturing; culinary arts/hospitality engineering technology science trade and industrial technology.

Student Recruitment

Student Recruitment is an integral component of university student enrollment strategies. It involves identifying and communicating key messages about each degree program to staff, student ambassadors and tour guides so they can share them with prospective students.

Admissions software allows universities to better monitor prospects’ interactions with them and guide them through the admissions process and hopefully to enrollment. Stockholm School of Economics utilizes this data to send prospective students relevant content such as links to useful documents and a “Which Programme is Right for You?” quiz during their process.

Responding quickly to inquiries is of the utmost importance, so creating a departmental policy to achieve this objective can be highly effective. Aiming for response within 24 hours after an inquiry will give potential students confidence that you have an answer for their query, which is especially essential when students are making important decisions about their futures.

Extended Day

Extended Day is a voluntary elementary school program which offers extended day care services for children whose parents must continue working beyond the end of regular school day hours. Extended Day provides before- and after-school care services as well as supervision during intersessions or vacation periods.

Students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grades are provided with a safe, structured, supervised environment after school until their parents arrive to pick them up. Here they receive snacks, homework help assistance, peer interactions and enrichment activities – among many other amenities!

Extended Day locations feature daily Specials such as Art, Music & Movement, Cultural Arts and Soccer; Preprimary East and West students also enjoy an additional afternoon Special every day! Extended Day enrollment is month-to-month through your Amilia account and any changes will incur a $25 change fee per request – see our Fall 2023 registration link for further information.

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