Would you be willing to spend nearly two months separated from your family and instead in close quarters with a virus responsible for nearly 100,000 deaths? Not many would readily sign up for that, but that’s just what local resident Marlene Rosana did. A nurse practitioner, Dr. Rosana had no second thoughts about volunteering to assist the medical community in New York. In fact, she says that to her “it wasn’t really a question.”
Life changed overnight for millions of people across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, which shuttered businesses and forced many people to follow stay-at-home measures issued by their local governments. These measures not only affected the overall health of those infected with the virus, but also those who experienced no symptoms and even tested negative for COVID-19.
Crandall High School Principal Jeannia Dykman has been named Director of Special Education in Tyler ISD. The TISD school board approved Dykman for the new role, which will provide her the opportunity to reach students across the district, at its most recently regularly scheduled board meeting.
As if the graduating class of 2020 wasn’t unique enough, among these seniors from Forney ISD are the first group of students to have completed Forney’s Dual Language Program from the beginning of their public school careers. These young adults began their kindergarten year in what was, at the time, a brand new, limited enrollment program designed to immerse students in an equally Spanish and English learning environment throughout their education. A top of the line system that utilizes a two-way dual language learning model, students are taught basic reading courses in their native language for the first two years of school. In the years following, the boys and girls take classes that are taught in both English and Spanish and spend their instruction time working on projects with a student partner of the opposite native language. This heavy level of immersion has allowed students to go on to achieve high goals in their education, not only in language arts but in all subject areas.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will reopen on Monday, June 1st with timed ticketing to provide for the health and safety of our guests and employees. Timed ticketing will help to minimize physical contact and adhere to social distancing guidelines while enjoying a visit to the Arboretum.