Points of Pride
EAST POINT ES PRINCIPAL DANA BOYD APPOINTED TO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT GOVERNING BOARD
Dana Boyd, principal of East Point Elementary School in the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD), was among six U.S. education leaders and former governors who were appointed Thursday to serve on the nonpartisan National Assessment Governing Board by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
In her role on the Governing Board, Boyd will help set policy for The Nation’s Report Card – or the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – which provides data on student performance to the public and to education policymakers at the national, state and local levels, officials said.
Boyd’s four year-term on the Governing Board begins Oct. 1. Other members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators and researchers, business representatives and members of the general public.
VEX Robotics State Champions
East Point's Robotics Team won 2 awards at the VEX State Robotics Competition held at UTEP on March 7, 2020. East Point won 1st place for the Robotics Skills competition by achieving a combined score of 150 pts during the autonomous and driving skills competition. This score is the highest throughout the season among all elementary schools in Texas Region 1! They also received the Design Award for best Interview, Engineering Notebook, and Robot Design. These two awards provided East Point's robotic team with 2 tickets to the VEX World's Competition held in Louisville, KY. East Point received 2 out of the 6 tickets given out. East Point's Robotics Team was so thrilled to make history as one of the first elementary teams to ever make it to the VEX Worlds competition. Unfortunately, the VEX Worlds competition was cancelled due to concern over the coronavirus outbreak. However, this team's hard work will be celebrated on April 25, 2020, when VEX robotics presents the 2020 Vex Robotics Virtual World Celebration.
East Point's Robotics Team is ranked:
- #1 in El Paso (Region 1)
- #13 in Texas
- #90 in the United States
- #131 in the WORLD!
East Point Elementary Clubs
Cheerleaders Dance Company Robotic's Club Bluebonnet Reading Club
Parental Engagement Nights Offered Throughout the Year
At East Point Elementary, we offer many Parental Engagement Nights throughout the year. Further, this year we will have a few Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) Nights throughout the year as well. APPT nights are parent engagement nights that create a team with the parent and teacher. Data is shown to the parents and goals are created. Finally, activities are made to meet those goals and are given to the parents.
Other parental engagement nights that are offered are:
16 de Septiembre Night, Science Night, Sweetheart Dance, Numbers and Nachos Night, Read Across America Night, EngageMe Showcase Night.
Our mission is to create a safe, all-inclusive learning environment where high expectations, collaboration and accountability lead to student success.
We, the Spartan Community, commit ourselves to create an engaging 21st Century learning community. We will implement and utilize best practices in and out of the classroom while collaboratively creating leaders in a safe environment for all students.