This Week in Dallas ISD: Nov. 18 edition

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After changing the game this school year by launching seven new collegiate academies and a P-TECH, Dallas ISD announced the launch of 10 new district collegiate academies for the 2017–2018 school year.

The collegiate academy expansion announcement was just one highlight from this week. Watch this video, or read below, to learn more!

New group of collegiate academies

These 10 high schools will open collegiate academies next year. Applications to attend one of the new collegiate academies will be accepted starting next month. (Learn more)

Blue Ribbon celebration

The School of Health Professions at Townview celebrated its Blue Ribbon status on Tuesday. (Learn more)

Woodrow robotics 

Woodrow Wilson’s robotics team is advancing to the Texas UIL State Competition after being the top qualifying team at a recent competition. (Read this)

Sneak peak at college

Students from Brashear Elementary toured the University of Texas at Dallas to get a first glimpse at what college life is like. (Read this)

SOC JROTC donates books

The South Oak Cliff High School JROTC donated nearly 300 books to Clara Oliver Elementary to encourage a love of reading. (Watch this)

Weather anchor visits Anne Frank

Greg Fields, the weather anchor for WFAA Daybreak News, talked with students at Anne Frank Elementary about his job. (Read this)

Veteran’s job fair

Veterans and their families attended a Dallas ISD job fair just for them on Thursday to learn about career opportunities in the district. (Learn more)

Mannequin challenge

And to close us out, here are students at Blanton Elementary creating a fun mannequin challenge during PE. (Watch this)

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