Thursday marked the last day of a great school year that saw students, teachers and staff work together to accomplish great things. Dallas ISD released this list naming the valedictorians and salutatorians at each high school. Meanwhile, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa saluted these 300-plus employee retirees.
Watch the above video recap to catch up on this week’s great news, and have a fantastic, safe summer!
Fun with animals
The Dallas Zoo has donated a free admission ticket to each elementary student so kids get an up-close look at the zoo’s residents this summer. (Read this)
A great bookend to the year
Students at Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary School picked a book to take home over the summer thanks to a donation from Virgie Hunter. (Read this)
Great (painted) fences make great neighborhoods
Students from seven Dallas ISD schools painted fence panels as a way to help revitalize the Mill City community. (Read this)
Celebration for outgoing trustees
Dallas ISD held a recognition ceremony for its two outgoing trustees, Eric Cowan and Nancy Bingham. (Read this)
New trustees sworn in
Two new Dallas ISD trustees, Jaime Resendez and Audrey Pinkerton, and one who was re-elected, Lew Blackburn, were sworn in at the May board meeting. (Read this)
Where are they now?
Clinton Blackburn, a SEM grad who is now a senior software engineer at edX/MIT who does circus training as a hobby, shares helpful advice for students. (Read this)
Super Scholar set the pace for class of 2016
This Kimball High School senior who graduated this week persevered through tragedy on her way to a bright future that includes plans to become a surgeon. (Read this)
Custodial, cafeteria staff job fair
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Dallas ISD is looking for great employees to fill custodial and cafeteria staff positions for the 2016-2017 school year. A job fair is set for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Emmett J. Conrad High School. Round-trip transportation will be provided from central locations throughout the district. Call 972-925-5749 for details.