This Week in Dallas ISD: Aug. 19 edition


After 88 days of summer vacation, school officially kicks off on Monday.

Get ready for the big first day of classes by watching the above video with recent great district news, or read below!

Pounding the pavement for pre-K

Members of Dallas ISD’s early learning team, district staff and volunteers went door to door in Dallas neighborhoods to let people know about available pre-K opportunities in the district. (Watch this)

“Fish Camp” at Spruce

More than 125 incoming Spruce freshmen got their first taste of Timberwolf spirit at a fun welcome camp at the school. (Read this)

Backpack donation

Professional basketball player Nancy Lieberman’s charity donated 300 new backpacks to students at Hill Middle School. (Read this)

Volunteering just got easier

Dallas ISD’s Volunteer Services started using a new online volunteer management system that makes it easier to volunteer with Dallas ISD. (Learn more)

Newsweek recognizes district schools

Eight Dallas ISD campuses are among 500 high schools nationwide honored by Newsweek for preparing students who are at an economic disadvantage for college. (Read this)

More schools meet state accountability standards

Data released by the Texas Education Agency shows that 210 Dallas ISD campuses met state standards in 2016, up from 190 schools in 2015 and 184 schools in 2014. (Read this)

Dads step up at Solar

About a dozen dads whose daughters will attend the new Solar Preparatory School for Girls helped out by working on a few projects around the school. (Read this)

TI chips in for STEM

Texas Instruments announced it would issue more than $3 million in grants this year to go toward improving K-12 STEM education in the district. (Read this)

Back-to-school shopping experience

Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities and BELK hosted a back-to-school shopping experience for students at Bryan Elementary and Storey Middle School with free uniforms, haircuts, glasses, groceries and much more. (Watch this)

Message from the superintendent

In preparation for the first day, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa shared a message for Dallas ISD parents. (Watch this)


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