This Week in Dallas ISD: Changing the Game (Sept. 2 edition)


By giving students the whole high school experience plus the opportunity to earn up to 60 college hours or an associate’s degree, Dallas ISD’s new collegiate academies are often called “game changers.”

The game changers got even more exciting this week with the news that some of the country’s top industry corporations will partner with the collegiate academies to offer students mentorships, internships and professional experience.

Learn more about these incredible partnerships, and much more great district news, in this short video.

Kindles for classrooms

A donation from the Dallas-based Jiv Daya Foundation provided all third- through fifth-graders in the Bryan Adams feeder pattern with Kindle tablets to use in the classroom. (Watch this)

Boosting STEM learning through computers

Students at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network, have a new tool to promote STEM learning—a newly remodeled computer lab—thanks to a donation from the NEC Foundation of America. (Watch this

Fit for a (small) king

A sixth grader at the Dallas Environmental Science Academy who spent his summer building an incredible miniature castle showed off his work at Dallas ISD’s administration building. (See the castle

Roaring Readers donation

Chief Internal Auditor Mike Singleton selected Larry G. Smith Elementary’s Roaring Readers program as the recipient of a $1,000 donation he received as a 2016 TASBO Commitment to Excellence Finalist. (Read this)

Backpack Boosters

Third grade students at Hogg Elementary received school supplies funded through Kroger’s annual Backpack Boosters collection drive. (Read this)

Punt return for the ages

It’s what USA Today called “a punt return for the ages,” and Woodrow Wilson High School senior Justin Cain still can’t believe he’s the player responsible. (Watch the punt return here)


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