This Week in Dallas ISD: August 12 edition


With the first day of school less than 12 days away, events such as the New Teacher Academy and Mayor’s Back to School Fair are laying the groundwork for a successful school year.

A look inside those events, and much more, are included in this week’s roundup of great district news. Watch the above video—or read below—to learn more!

Student athletes score college scholarships

Recently released data shows that Dallas ISD’s 2016 high school graduates earned an impressive amount of academic-athletic scholarships. See the amount of scholarships here.

Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Thousands of students and family members showed up to the 20th Mayor’s Back to School Fair, which provided eligible families with health screenings, haircuts, books, school supplies and more. (Watch this)

Ready to read

A Lit Camp at Arthur Kramer Elementary School helped ensure students’ reading skills improved and stayed sharp over the summer. (Read this)

Woodrow celebrates Robotics Championship

The Woodrow Wilson High School robotics won the inaugural UIL Robotics Championship in Austin. (Read this)

New teachers get ready for school

About 1,000 teachers new to Dallas ISD gathered at the Music Hall at Fair Park to help prepare for a successful school year. (Watch this)

Ideas sought for health-based projects

Target is funding projects from students and teachers that promote healthy eating and increase physical activity. (Learn more)


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