Jo Kelly School

  • April is STAR Month in Texas,

    so here at Jo Kelly School,

    we are going to Celebrate our very own 

    Jo Kelly Stars!


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    ♦ Everyday Student Happenings

     The Jo Kelly School Day


    ♦ Grade Level Galleries and Web Pages

     Elementary Page and Gallery 

     Middle School Page and Gallery 

     High School Page and Gallery 



    The High School Zoo Trip

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    March 2019

    It was a beautiful Spring day and our Jo Kelly Stars had a nice experience.

    The zoo is a fantastic place for children with special needs due to the wide-open nature of the sites and the variety available, not to mention that it’s a more hands-on, observational opportunity with various sights, sounds, and ~smells~.

    To see the Zoo Gallery and other high school activities:

    Enter the High School Webpage and Gallery 

  • "Call it folk music because it's all about relationships and stories." 


     On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 Jo Kelly Students and staff enjoyed the music of  Richard Bruxvoort Colligan.

     It was a grand musical experience. 

    GO SEE ⇒ 



     Leaders in the Field! 


    The staff here at Jo Kelly School provide many learning environments for students to reach their educational goals. 

    The Sensory Room Committee includes teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, and Mr. Riddell. The Sensory Room experience is provided under the guidance of Jo Kelly School staff, who know which piece of equipment and which activity will benefit each student the most. 


      The Sensory Room 





    Therapy Dog Visits Jo Kelly School!

    Virginia from PAWS ACROSS TEXAS visits Jo Kelly School every month!

    Go See the Pictures! ⇒ 

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    Jo Kelly School Staff Reaches Beyond the Classroom to Include Others!

    In February, members of the Jo Kelly School staff invited students from Alice Carlson and Trimble Tech to share activities with our Jo Kelly Stars. We all learn and we all play! 

    “It’s good for everybody!” says a staff member at Jo Kelly.


    To see these interactions Click:

    Valentines Day Dance ⇒ 

    Students from Alice Carleson's Conflict Managers and The News Crew came to Jo Kelly to meet The Stars and they danced and danced and danced.....


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    On February 27th the students from Trimble Tech met the Jo Kelly Stars at Rollerland West!  This was a great group of students and we will enjoy many more events with them in the future.


    Visit The Jo Kelly Events Gallery!  ⇒


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     Our Special Events Committee is made up entirely of Jo Kelly Staff. 

    The committee makes it possible for everyone to get involved! Not only in setting up events, but encouraging decorations be made by students and using every possible way to have the students do as much as they can. 


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    Jo Kelly Special Education

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     Jo Kelly School educates medically fragile students

    with severe and profound disabilities,

    aged three to twenty-one. 

    Full time or itinerant, therapists are an important part of a student's educational team!

    Meet Our Therapists


  • Our Trustee: Judy Needham!

    FWISD is controlled locally by nine elected Trustees who advocate for over 80,000 students and 10,000 employees.

    The Trustee elected to represent Jo Kelly School in the 5th District is Judy Needham. 

    Thank You Mrs. Needham for representing Jo Kelly School!


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    To learn more about Mrs. Needham click here.



  • Jo Kelly Honors Our 

    Teacher and Teacher Assistant of 2018-2019 






    Jo Kelly School was awarded Fort Worth ISD’s Webby Award winner for the month of February. The Webby Award recognizes campus websites that engage families, students, alumni and the community. 

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    Leslie Riddell-Principal  Eileen Baze-Web Manager

     "The website is only as good as the content provided." Says Web Manager Eileen Baze, "We have the best staff  who not only provide the best learning environment for the students, but they make available photos and information to share the activities with our families and our community at large."

  •  Jo Kelly School Staff is Environmentally Friendly! 

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     Jo Kelly School Wins 2018 Energy Star Award!

     In recognition of superior energy performance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards the 2018 Energy Star to Jo Kelly School!



    Sharon Bittner Energy Specialist

    Leslie Riddell Jo Kelly School Principal


     Buildings that earn EPA's ENERGY STAR use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.

  • In order to facilitate better learning Jo Kelly Staff help each other 'get ready'! 

     and we can only do that with the.... 

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    Many Helping Hands

    The whole entire staff is always willing  to give that extra hand by opening doors, pushing students to their next class, moving laundry, fetching equiptment or just getting lunch for the class next door. There is always extra muscle to help lift or set up rooms for the next activity. It is nice to work with such a helpful staff.