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The Saturday Scholars ™ Program at Griffin Middle School 5105 N. Colony Blvd. The Colony, TX 75056 Tel 972/625-9030 Ms. Cynthia Williams PRINCIPAL. SATURDAY SCHOLARS TM PROGRAM Griffin Middle School

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Saturday Scholars™ Program


Griffin Middle School

5105 N. Colony Blvd.

The Colony, TX 75056

Tel 972/625-9030

Ms. Cynthia Williams



Griffin Middle School

2002-2003 CALENDAR

All times 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

December 7

December 14

January 11

January 25

February 8

February 15

March 8

March 29

April 5

April 26

May 10

May 17-End of year celebration/Griffin

.......Happy Summer Vacation!

  • What is Saturday Scholars™?

  • The Saturday Scholars™ Program is a tutoring program primarily made up of individuals, who volunteer their time to help students having problems in classes, students who feel they could benefit from the one-on-one instruction tutoring provides, and students wanting to excel further in their studies. Parents, Grandparents, Relatives, High School Honor/gifted Students are welcome to participate as tutors. Please join us.. It takes a community to raise a child.

  • The program has received numerous awards including:

  • “Best of Texas” Award by the Corporate Fund for Children, proclamations in both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, as well as by Governor George W. Bush …1994

  • The founder of the Saturday Scholars Program, Mr. James Coleman was named a Texas “Governor’s 2000 Volunteer Award Winner … 2000

  • Regional Winner of the JCPenney Golden Rule Award …1999

  • Dallas County Outstanding Volunteer Award (Education)…1999

  • “Swiss Army Equipped National Award” …1999

  • Selected and profiled as “BEST IN CLASS” by the Texas Education Agency (TEA); distributed to all 7000 Texas Campuses by 9/2002. We are one way that the community can come together to assure that no child is left behind.

  • The Saturday Scholars™ program is available to students in the Arlington, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill,Dallas, DeSoto, Irving, Grapevine/Colleyville, HEB, Keller, Lewisville, and Plano ISDs.

  • When is it available?

  • The program is available at Griffin Middle School on Saturdays during the school year. The sessions start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. Sessions are held in the Library. Please see the back of this brochure for dates when tutoring sessions are available.

  • How can my child and/or I participate?

  • You or your child can sign up through the school office either for a one-time tutoring session or for the entire semester/year. Your Child can sign up as a Saturday Scholar and receive FREE tutoring!.

  • What is required from me?

    • Your continued encouragement of your child to participate in the program.

    • Transportation of your child to and from the school.

  • If your child knows you care about his/her progress, he/she will be encouraged to do better.

  • The Saturday Scholars™ Program is available to any student who needs extra study time to improve grades, has a special project to work on, or would like a quiet place to do homework/project assignment.

  • What can I do to maximize my child’s progress?

    • Get to know your child’s teacher.

    • Sit in on a Saturday Scholars™ session.

    • Keep the communication channels open between you and your child’s teacher.

    • Schedule meetings between you and your child’s teacher if you feel your child is not working up to his/her potential.

    • Encourage! Encourage! Encourage!

  • Who should I call/see if I have questions about my child’s participation in the program?

  • Please feel free to talk to their teacher or principal about your child’s specific needs, . We as tutors will maintain a close feedback mechanism with the school professionals. Many activities will be centered around improving written communication skills.

  • Who should I call if I have general questions about the program?

  • LISD Area Coordinator:

  • Steve Shaw at 972-718-2850


  • PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday ScholarTM Program is available only on Saturdays between the hours of

  • 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

  • James V. Coleman

  • Founder & CEO

  • Saturday Scholars™ Program Foundation, Inc.

  • 972-751-6517

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