This Week In Dallas ISD (April 29 edition)

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Want to catch up on the great things that happened this past week in Dallas ISD, but only have 106 seconds? The latest edition of This Week In Dallas ISD, which you can watch above, has you covered.

A written recap is below:

Super Superintendent Scholarship recipients

Sixty-five of Dallas ISD’s best and brightest seniors received nearly $200,000 in district scholarships at this week’s Superintendent’s Scholarship Ceremony and Reception. (Read this)

Excitement grows for new single-gender schools

Excitement continues to build as students prepare for the two new single-gender schools opening next year. Here’s why students, parents, and teachers are so excited.

Most challenging schools in the nation

Another week, another national ranking showing Dallas ISD has some of the best schools in the country. Go here to see which schools made the Washington Post’s Most Challenging Schools list.

A celebration for ACE schools

An ACE school spring mixer provided a chance to celebrate the schools remarkable turnaround this year. (Read this)

Dell Foundation scholarship recipients

More than 10 Dallas ISD seniors have been named Dell Foundation scholarship recipients. The students will receive $20,000 in financial support, a laptop and textbook assistance for college. (Read this)

A Cowboys-sized team building day

About 400 fifth-grade students from Hillcrest High School’s feeder pattern enjoyed team-building activities at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Read this)

Volunteers beautify Spruce

City Year and AT&T community volunteers on Tuesday completed a service project at Spruce High School. The volunteers built two outdoor classrooms and painted murals in a hallway, among other projects. (Read this)

A thoughtful gift

Students at D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School donated their hand-made stuffed character pillows to the children at Genesis Women’s Shelter. (Read this)

Where are they now?

Keith Solis started his radio career while at Lincoln High School. He is now a well-respected radio personality and music director for KRNB (Smooth R&B 105.7). (Read this)

Meet a Top 100 Teacher

Marisol Romero became a teacher by coincidence after seeing an ad for Dallas ISD’s alt-cert teaching program. Nine years later, she is a Top 100 Teacher at Lakewood Elementary. (Read this)

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