This Week in Dallas ISD: Oct. 14 edition

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Community and business leaders serving as Principal For a Day, an alum being one of nine finalists for a huge NCAA award, and a Hollywood star launching an entrepreneurship competition in Dallas ISD were among this week’s highlights.

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Piedmont goes GLOBAL

Students and community members gathered to celebrate the newly named Piedmont GLOBAL Academy. Formerly known as John B. Hood Middle School, students led the effort to change the name to reflect the school’s global academic focus and positive atmosphere. (Watch this)

Student-athletes watch inspirational documentary

The African American Success Initiative partnered with Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Turn Around Agenda to send 100 student-athletes to Eastfield College to view an inspiring documentary. (Watch this)

A Blue celebration

The Dealey Montessori Vanguard and the Dealey International Academy celebrated their National Blue Ribbon status with a festive outdoor pep rally. (Learn more)

Pep rally at Dade

Representative Eric Johnson hosted a pep rally at Dade Middle School. The pep rally capped off the school’s homecoming week and focused on another big football game: Texas versus OU. (Watch this)

Nick Cannon at Conrad

Actor and musician Nick Cannon announced the launch of the America’s Teen Mogul Summit and Business Plan Competition at Conrad High School on Monday. (Learn more)

NCAA 2016 Woman of the Year Award

See why Lincoln High School grad Cameasha Turner is one of nine finalists for NCAA’s 2016 Woman of the Year Award. (Learn more)

Principal For a Day

More than 200 business and community leaders participated in Principal For a Day and enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look into Dallas ISD schools. (See photos from the day)

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