This Week in Dallas ISD: May 27 edition

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Graduation season kicked off yesterday, and there is plenty to celebrate about this senior class.

For starters, Dallas ISD’s graduating class has received more than $104 million in college scholarships. Also, more than 7,500 seniors are expected to graduate this year

And that’s just the start of this week’s good news! Catch up on many more of great things that happened in the above 108-second video, or read below.

A one-stop shop for families

District officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center to transform Frazier Elementary, which closed in 2012, into a one-stop shop that will serve both students and their families. (Read this)

A purrrrfect reading event

Benjamin Franklin Middle School students celebrated National Pet Day by reading to pets such as a hedgehog, turtle, bunnies, and a chinchilla. (Read this)

School books a First Lady-sized grant

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded a 2016 library grant to the Dallas Environmental Science Academy. (Read this)

Digital and STEM skills

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Senator Royce West, and Trustee Joyce Foreman celebrated with Dallas’ first graduates of the ESA Digital Living Project at D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School. (Read this)

Food (video) for thought

Three student-created videos won a contest encouraging fellow students to take advantage of the healthy breakfast options offered at all Dallas ISD schools. (Read this)

Shout it out

Students from Irma Rangel Young Women Leadership School enthusiastically declared where they are going to college as part of Academic Signing Day. (Watch this)

Greenville gives back

The Greenville Avenue Area Business Association awarded college scholarships to nine seniors from three high schools at ceremonies on Wednesday. (Read this)

A Model for worldly learning

Sixth graders from 20 Dallas ISD schools debated current issues and prepared draft resolutions as part of a Model United Nations Conference. (Read this)

Where Are They Now

Aubrey Hooper, a 2001 Law Magnet alum, has set out to live a life of service to others and build a reputation as a citizen leader who walks with integrity, putting himself on the line to make a difference. (Read this)

Super Seniors

This vice president of his senior class and captain of the varsity football team at South Oak Cliff High School is a Gates Millennium Scholar and future Texas A&M Aggie. (Read this)

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