The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees honored accomplishments of students and staff at its regular meeting on April 23, 2015. Among them were basketball players, actors and two librarians.
- The Lincoln High School One Act Play won district in the UIL One Act Play Competition. Jamal Hutcherson won Best Actor; Frederica Williams and Jonathan Brown won Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; and Tre Williams won All-Star Cast.
- Francheska and Jamichael, both freshmen at Lincoln High School and Communications/Humanities Magnet, filmed and edited a six-minute film that was one of among 20 Dallas-area high school short productions selected to be screened on April 12 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science during the Dallas International Film Festival. Zaria appeared in the film as the lead actress.
- The Skyline High School girls basketball team took first place in the Region II 6A Basketball Tournament and represented Dallas ISD at the UIL State Final Four Basketball Championship in San Antonio.
- The James Madison High School boys basketball team took first place in the Region II 4A Basketball Tournament and represented Dallas ISD at the UIL State Final Four Basketball Championship in San Antonio.
- Admon Gilder, a guard for the Madison Trojans, was recognized by Gatorade, in collaboration with USA Today High School Sports, as its 2014-2015 Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He is a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award. Admon will attend Texas A&M University in the fall.
- Jawun Evans, a point guard for the Kimball Knights, was selected as a McDonald’s All-American, one of the highest high school basketball distinctions in the country. Jawun was the only Texan selected and one of only 24 participants in the country. He will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall.
- The Bryan Adams High School girls basketball team took first place in the Region II 5A Basketball Tournament and represented Dallas ISD at the UIL State Final Four Basketball Championship in San Antonio.
- Lisa Mead, librarian at Anne Frank Elementary School, has been named Big D Reads Librarian of the Year. Ann 11-year veteran at Anne Frank, Mead spent the first seven years as a classroom teacher, serving as grade-level chairman, a member of the Campus Instructional Leadership Team and being named the campus Teacher of the Year.
- Mary Bilbrey, librarian at B.H. Macon Elementary School, exceeded expectations by inspiring students to read. Bilbery devotes her energy and thousands of her own dollars to make reading cool. Macon students checked out 55,000 books and ranked No. 1 for circulation of books among Dallas ISD elementary schools from August 2014 to March 2015. Bilbrey started her incentive program at Macon using a model created by Dallas nonprofit Earning by Learning.