Video features a world-focused parade and a world-renowned author

This is Northside features an international parade at Colonies North Elementary School and a visit by a special children’s author at Lieck Elementary School.

Colonies North Elementary School is home to many refugee and “newcomer” students. At this year’s annual Parade of Nations parade, students representing more than 40 countries and 30 different languages participated in the school-wide event.

World-renowned and beloved author and illustrator Patricia Polacco visited five NISD elementary schools recently. The award-winning author spoke to students about overcoming dyslexia as a young child until a teacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her. She was 14-years-old. Her book “Thank You, Mr. Falker” is the retelling of this encounter. NISD teachers use her stories as mentor texts to teach reading, writing, and character education.

Click here to watch these two inspiring stories.