Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Dallas ISD, a quick rundown of the many great things that happened in the district over the past week!
Go here to watch a 98-second video recap of the week, or read below.
Innovative teaching grants
The Junior League of Dallas donated 54 grants totaling $93,000 to fund innovative school and classroom projects in Dallas ISD. (Learn more)
District employees manned the Operation Comeback phone bank this week to reach out to the families of students who have not yet shown up for classes this school year. (Read this)
Connecting donors with classrooms
NBC 5 did a great story on how some Dallas ISD teachers are connecting with donors via donorschoose.org for help with classroom supplies. (Watch this)
They can see clearly now
Students at Boude Storey Middle School and John Neely Bryan Elementary received donated eyeglasses thanks to a partnership between the Essilor Vision Foundation and Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities. (Read this)
Traffic Safety Award
The National Safety Council, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, this week presented Dallas ISD with the 2016 Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Award. (Read this)
Hillcrest High School seniors started the year on a high note with a two-day retreat where they participated in team and community building activities. (Read this)
Social and emotional learning
More schools are offering students social and emotional behavioral training to help them practice control over how they feel and respond to situations. (Watch this)
Homework tips for parents
Here are 12 ways a parent can help their child succeed when he or she brings work home.