This Week in Dallas ISD: Nov. 3 edition


Spend the next 53 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.

STEM skills 

The Dallas Women’s Foundation annual luncheon inspired Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School students to make their mark in a STEM field (read this).

A new tech lab at John Ireland Elementary School will help students become the next generation of coders, engineers and designers (read this).

Excellent extracurriculars

The Tech Olympics saw Technical Theatre program students competing and collaborating together at Richland College (watch this).

Five high school marching bands received first divisions at two UIL Marching Contests (learn more).

The Dallas ISD Elementary Chess Tournament had 634 participating students from 78 elementary schools (watch this).

Super staff and students

Skyline High School football coach Derick Roberson is the winner of the Week 8 Dallas Cowboys Whataburger Coach of the Week award (read this).

Students and staff at John F. Peeler Elementary who donated $1 toward a good cause taped the school counselor to the wall (watch the video).

The annual United Way Employee Giving Campaign kicked off this week, and staff are already chipping in to meet the campaign goal of $80,000 (learn more).

Conrad High School students made this must-watch music video about the three black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the height of the race to reach space (watch the video).

Walnut Hill Elementary School celebrated its 100 years by installing an outdoor learning garden with some help from Real School Gardens and other partners (watch this).

Awesome alumni

The Hillcrest High School Alumni Association recognized the High School Distinguished Alumni Class of 2017 (learn more).

This Woodrow Wilson High School graduate is traveling the world and running his own web design agency (read this).

Circle your calendar

All stakeholders are invited to the four upcoming Dallas ISD Education Summits to share their innovative visions of the future for the district (learn more).

A networking event on Nov. 9 for minority and women owned businesses could lead to opportunities to participate in the district’s $1.6 billion bond program (learn more)


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