ConnectEd November/December 2017 - Page 7

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Research shows that attendance affects academic achievement , the path to graduation and future success . Garland ISD exists to provide an exceptional education to all students and believes in every one of them . It is that devotion that drives the district to challenge students and families to miss no more than four school days — excused or unexcused . Take the pledge . Attend school every day .
Scan the QR code to learn more about attendance , and share your pledge by using the hashtag # IWillAttend on Twitter .

LCHS selected as participant in free college tuition program

An exciting new opportunity is available to Lakeview Centennial High School students . The campus was selected to participate in Dallas County Promise , a Dallas County Community College District ( DCCCD ) Foundation effort that aims to increase college completion and produce a trained workforce . Just 31 schools in the county received an invitation to the program , with LCHS being the sole Garland ISD representative .
The initiative provides free tuition , mentoring and career pathways . Dallas County Promise covers the cost for up to 60 credit hours at any DCCCD campus . Participants continuing on to a bachelor ’ s degree can receive scholarships at The University of North Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University .
This exceptional offer requires students to take three simple steps : pledge , apply and enroll . LCHS seniors must first submit a Promise Pledge on Dallas County Promise ’ s website by Jan . 31 . Then , Patriots need to complete a DCCCD application and submit a FAFSA or TASFA by March 15 . Lastly , students should register for DCCCD ’ s fall semester by July 31 .
Learn more at DallasCountyPromise . org .

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Jeanna D . Copley

Class of 2002

Throughout school , I had many inspiring teachers . At Lyles , my academic pentathlon teachers took us to NASA — sparking my interest in engineering . At Lakeview , Mrs . Newhouse introduced me to computer science , which led to my computer engineering degree from Texas A & M .

• Product Marketing Manager at Texas Instruments in Oslo , Norway
• Attended Shugart Elementary School , Lyles Middle School and Lakeview Centennial High School

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