This Week in Dallas ISD: Oct. 21 edition


Career certifications skyrocketing, a donation to help fund school field trips, and a Cowboys player serving as a Principal for a Day were among this week’s highlights. Watch the above video, or read below, to learn more!

Career certifications skyrocket

Recently released data shows that the number of career certifications received by Dallas ISD students through the CTE program has increased by more than 3,500 percent since 2009-2010. (Learn more)

Eagle Scout project beautifies Franklin Middle

Gio, an eighth-grader at Franklin Middle School, used his Eagle Scout Project to paint and beautify parts of his school. (Read this)

Outdoor garden and classroom

Real School Gardens and Vizient teamed up to install a new outdoor garden and classroom at Foster Elementary. (Read this)

A Cowboys-sized Principal for the Day

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr served as Principal for a Day at Mark Twain Leadership Vanguard. (See inside his visit)

Washer and dryer donation

Conn’s HomePlus donated a washer and dryer set to Mills Elementary so students can focus on learning, not dirty clothes. (Read this)

City-Wide Read

The Dallas Holocaust Museum in partnership with Dallas ISD has started a City-Wide Read that will have fifth-graders read and discuss The Children of Wilesden Lane, a remarkable true story of inspiration and perseverance. (Watch this)

Field Trip Fund

Elrod’s Cost Plus donated more $21,000 to fund field trips for Dallas ISD students. (Read more)

Teen Board officers

These students have been elected as Dallas ISD Teen Board officers for this school year. (Learn more)


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