Ms. Sol Acuña, TIA Designee!
One of our seven pending TIA designees, Ms. Sol Acuña, has taught Pre-kindergarten classes for the district since for the past four years. Since last school year (2021-2022) was the first year of TIA eligibility for Cityscape Pre-kindergarten teachers, Ms. Acuña earned T-TESS scores and student growth percentages high enough to earn a pending TIA designation! When asked about her high marks on the T-TESS and the CIRCLE assessment (student growth), she simply replied that she likes a happy classroom. Beyond the curriculum, she teaches life’s lessons and teaches her
Ms. Margarita Esquivel, TIA Designee for the 2021-2022 School Year!
TIA Newsletter One of our seven pending TIA designees, Ms. Margarita Esquivel, hails from Zacatecas, Mexico and came to the USA when she was 11 years old. She has been with Cityscape Schools since 2015, working first as a TA, then an IA, and after completing her bachelor’s degree and passing her required state certification exams, has been teaching for Buckner Prep for the past three years. She has been teaching Pre-kindergarten classes for the past two years. Since last school year (2021-2022) was the first year of TIA eligibility
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Mr. Carlos Cupido Pending TIA Designee for the 2021-2022 School Year! One of our seven pending TIA designees, Mr. Carlos Cupido has been teaching at East Grand Preparatory since 2015. He currently teaches 8th grade mathematics. Before coming to Cityscape, Mr. Cupido taught for Dallas ISD for seven years and before that, taught university courses in math, statistics, and marketing in Mexico. Mr. Cupido has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. Upon learning of his pending TIA designation, he was both proud and
East Grand Preparatory Leads with Student Council
National Leadership Day was created over 50 years ago and started as National Student Government Day. It wasn’t until 1979 that it was renamed “Student Leadership Day.” In 1983 that the celebration was extended to a week, creating National Student Leadership Week to ensure all clubs and activities were included, such as student government clubs, honor societies, campus clubs and beyond. We are proud to acknowledge our school leaders at Cityscape Schools, as we celebrate NSLW across the country. East Grand Preparatory has grown in clubs and organizations. One of
East Grand Preparatory is proud of their own Mr. Angel Rodriguez Colon
In February 2023, Mr. Angel Rodriguez was designated as Recognized status in TEA’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program. Born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Mr. Rodriguez was interviewed by Cityscape staff while living in Puerto Rico and came to Dallas for the sole purpose of teaching students at Cityscape Schools. He currently teaches 8th grade ELAR classes at East Grand Preparatory. Mr. Rodriguez earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a specialization in teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. One
2022-2023 NJHS Induction Ceremony
Cityscape celebrates the induction of the new members of the National Junior Honor Society. A group of middle school students at East Grand Preparatory were inducted into the honorable organization for their outstanding academic accomplishments. The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to elevate a school’s commitment to the values and help middle-level students develop the knowledge and skills to become student leaders in their school, community, and beyond. It is with great pleasure to see how each year the list of our students at East Grand Middle
From Puerto Rico to Dallas, TX: Mr. Rodriguez Is Helping Change One Student at a Time
His search for a better living and a competitive professional career that would enable him with the needed resources to better serve students, led Angel Rodriguez-Colon to make one of the hardest decisions of his life – to leave his island of Puerto Rico. With over ten years of teaching experience, Mr. Rodriguez-Colon made the move to Dallas and has now been with the Cityscape Family for 5 years. He says joining Cityscape schools was the best decision he could’ve made. “When I first started teaching at Cityscape Schools it
Become a Volunteer
Cityscape needs you! Help us make a difference in our students by gifting part of your time as volunteer. Volunteering opportunities include district and campus events such as reading days, school festivals, book fairs and many other fun and engaging activities. To ensure the safety of our students and staff, everyone wishing to volunteer should first register through our new system – VOLY, by visiting www.cityscapeschools.voly.org Steps to become a volunteer are simple: 1. Complete Application 2. Complete Orientation 3. Complete Background Check Consent A complete volunteer guide can also
Educators from Puerto Rico Find ‘Home Away from Home’ in Cityscape Schools
It all started with a Newspaper advertisement that motivated Norma Gomez-Fuentes to pursue her career goals outside of her hometown, a small island in Puerto Rico or “Islita” – as she calls it. Ms. Gomez-Fuentes moved to Dallas, Texas joining Cityscape Schools in pursuit of her passion for teaching. She joined Cityscape’s family back in 2016 and has been here ever since. She says that she knew great things were coming for her the moment she stepped into the interviews. “They welcomed me and accepted my vibrant and unique personality,