Del Valle ISD held its 2017-2018 convocation on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Del Valle High School gymnasium to celebrate the upcoming school year, recognize those who received district awards and have the U.S. Rep. of Texas Lloyd Doggett address the DVISD audience about the importance of how public schools affect students’ future.
U.S. Rep. Doggett talked about how Del Valle ISD teachers prepare students to have a successful future and how instrumental support staff, administrators and the Board of Trustees are in what makes public school in Texas exemplary.
“(DVISD employees) are building an important foundation for our future in Del Valle,” said U.S. Rep. Doggett. “ whether it is teaching conjugation, multiplication, art or physics, driving a bus, maintaining this building and our other campuses looking sharp, or cooking a healthy meal — right here, in Del Valle, (the employees of Del Valle ISD) are creating the opportunity for our community’s future.”
Joseph Gilbert Elementary won the Attendance Award by having a 96.5 percent attendance rate during the 2016-2017 school year. DAEP took home the coveted Spirit Stick after their performance that involved all 15 schools singing Lean on Me by Bill Withers while holding hands and swaying to the music.
The DVISD overall Teachers of the Year, Maria Luisa Fernandez and Leslie Daughtry, spoke about their experiences from previous school years which highlighted the team effort it takes for DVISD to continue to grow students’ success.
In addition, partners were present at convocation to assist and give information to the DVISD teachers and staff. Partners in attendance were A+ Federal Credit Union, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Del Valle Education Association, Gencure Marrow Donor Program, Horace Mann, Huston-Tillotson University, Randolph Bank Federal Credit Union, Texas American Federation of Teachers and Vote Texas.
To watch the 2017 convocation recap, click here.