Communities in Schools

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

Azle Elementary's CSI Social Worker

My name is Staci Ward and I am Azle Elementary's Communities in School's Project Manager/Social Worker. And as the CIS Social Worker, I am here to help the students of "The Rock School" be successful in school as well as in life. Please feel free to speak with me any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Staci Ward

social worker


What a Communities In Schools Social Worker can do for You and Your Child  

I can help you and your child obtain needed resources (such as, school supplies, clothing, food, and shelter etc).  I can also assist with any other issues your child may be having in and outside of the classroom.  I have worked with students in helping to improve academic skills, self-esteem, social skills, friendship skills, and behavior issues.


Lunch GroupsStudents Eating Lunch

I can address any issues your child may be having on an individual basis or in a group setting.  I do offer lunch groups weekly in which I meet with a small group of students to address any of the above issues/concerns. Groups only meet during lunch time to ensure your child does not miss instructional time in the classroom.


Referring Your Child to the Program

If you feel your child would benefit from being in a lunch group or from being enrolled in Communities In Schools, you may email me, call me, or speak to me directly to enroll them in the program.  Contact me, Azle Elementary's CIS Social Worker, Staci Ward, at 817-444-1312 or email me at

CIS Website

(click image above for link to the Communities In School website)

Parent Informational Meeting

December 10, 2013   6:00pm-7:00pm

Please join us for an informative parent education seminar about keeping your child safe in this digital age.  Teen lives are greatly affected in a rapidly changing digital age. Some teens are engaging in a behavior that has potentially serious consequences. The goal of this program is to educate parents about the consequences that exist as a result of cyber bullying and sexting, both the emotional and legal. Internet safety will be discussed as well.

Michelle Patterson, LBSW

Communities in Schools Project Manager

Azle Elementary

817-444-1312 ext 263

Communities in Schools for Azle Elementary is currently under construction. Please come back later.