This Week in Dallas ISD (May 13 edition)


Seniors receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships; a day of appreciation for those on the front lines of student health; and a Texas Rangers-sized donation were just three of the great things that happened this week.

The above video will fill you in on those great pieces of news—and much more—in only 108 seconds!

Super scholars

These two seniors from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts received a Presidential-sized recognition. (Read this)

The State Fair of Texas awarded 91 seniors $6,000 scholarships. (Read this)

Deloitte and the Northern Texas PGA awarded these six seniors $20,000 scholarships. (Read this)

‘Guardians of campus health’

National School Nurse Day on Wednesday was a time to celebrate and thank the Dallas ISD nurses on the front lines of student health. Here are some photos of our great nurses in action.

Deputies-in-training at Sunset

Sunset High School has partnered with the Dallas Sheriff’s Department to prepare multiple students for well-paying, full-time careers in the sheriff’s department after they graduate. (Read this)

Rangers player pitches in with donation to two schools

Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels’ foundation donated grants to a pair of schools on Tuesday. (Read this)

Rangel art show

Students from Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School displayed their art at Talley Dunn Gallery. The project was part of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s Respect Starts Here: Listen, Learn and Act program. (Read this)

Future teachers unite

More than 1,000 teacher candidates interested in joining Dallas ISD attended a job fair at Conrad High School. (Read this)

Meet a Top 100 Teacher

Veronica Hernandez, a teacher at Dorsey Elementary, talks about how she motivates her students and what advice she’d give to someone considering becoming a teacher. (Read this)

Where Are They Now

Angel Lenise Robinson, a School of Health Professions alum who now produces fashion and lifestyle video for Bazaar and ELLE magazines, fills us in on her exciting life. (Read this)

Outstanding senior

Vernon Johnson, a senior at Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet, has overcome serious adversity—and broken multiple district records—on his way to attending an Ivy League school in the fall. (Read this)


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