August 25, 2014
Dear Edgewood Community:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. We are so happy you have chosen Edgewood ISD as your school district. As a parent of two boys, I know how important it is to send your children to successful schools which involve children in quality learning opportunities in academics and extra-curricular activities. Edgewood schools provide learning opportunities for all our students, unlike any charter school.
Edgewood ISD schools earned a total of 16 distinction designations as reported by the Texas Education Agency. This means we performed at an exemplary level in 16 areas. This is a huge improvement from the previous year. Additionally, several Edgewood ISD schools scored in the top 25% on STAAR in five different areas when compared to other schools throughout the State of Texas. Congratulations to the students, parents, teachers and administrators of these campuses!
2014-2015 brings changes to our district. We have the 6th Grade Academy, where technology will be utilized for all content areas. The iPads for science and math are waiting the IOS update from Apple. Once the update is complete, the teachers will receive the carts so students can begin using them. English and Social Studies classrooms will work on lap tops so keyboarding can be used when writing compositions and creating projects.
Additionally, we have five fine arts magnets at the elementary school level. Everything from piano, orchestra, mariachi/guitar, choir, and dance will be available for students in our district. Our athletic programs are going strong and we wish our students the best as we begin the fall sports. Go Minutemen and Rockets!!! Students in marching band have been working all month in order to entertain football fans and perform at marching contest. Our students are involved!
Finally, I want to thank the academic team of specialists for the professional development provided to all Edgewood teachers and to all our teachers who actively participated in training this summer. You all make Edgewood World-Class!