This Week in Dallas ISD: Sept. 8 edition

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Spend the next 98 seconds catching up on many of the great things that happened across the district this week! Watch the above video, or read below, to learn more!

12 days in…

Can you believe it’s already been about 12 days/288 hours/17,280 minutes/1,036,800 seconds since school started? Here are some great first day photos, and here’s a video diary of a Dallas ISD dad dropping off his daughters.

Donations, donations, donations

There have already been generous donations this school year. Here’s a roundup:

  • The Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban will donate school supplies and a Mavs game voucher to every Dallas ISD student this fall (watch this);
  • Dallas ISD has received thousands of dollars of donated supplies and uniforms for Houston-area students impacted by Hurricane Harvey (read this);
  • Commercial real estate firm HFF collected and donated more than $5,000 in supplies to help teachers and students at Esperanza “Hope” Medrano Elementary (read this);
  • In honor of his son who passed away, the director of IT at American Airlines has started a $5,000 college scholarship for the top student who graduates from the Adamson High School Collegiate Academy (read this).

Mark your calendars… 

The Districtwide College Fair is Sept. 20 at Ellis Davis Field House. Representatives from colleges and universities across the country will share information about their schools with all junior and senior students.

Speaking of calendars, here is a look at the important dates for this school year. September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but since that is not considered “important,” it did not make the district calendar.

New Texas laws

In addition to a new statewide texting-while-driving law, a few other other laws went into effect Sept. 1 that directly impact Texas students (learn more).

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