Dallas ISD wraps up the 2022-2023 school year with more than 97,000 K-12 students having participated in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity such as athletics, performing arts, or department and campus-sponsored activities.
“The impact of being involved in student activities goes far beyond what the eye can see. Participation in campus teams and clubs connects students to a world of discovery: about self, others, teamwork, passion, and interests,” said Sharla Hudspeth, executive director of Extracurricular & Extended Learning. “The real-life lessons students learn from being involved in extracurricular activities help them evolve as lifelong learners and compassionate human beings. Truly, the benefits extend far beyond a basic classroom education, and the rewards will last far beyond high school.”
Students in Dallas ISD can participate in any of the 276 unique extracurricular and co-curricular activities available to them. Of those 276, the Student Activities department sponsors 13 extracurricular programs. The importance of extracurricular activities is amplified during the summer as kids have more time on their hands. Student Activities has registered more than 2,500 students for its summer camps through the district’s Summer Breeze program.
“In Dallas ISD, opportunities matter. Giving students a variety of extracurricular activities from which to choose and explore creates lasting experiences throughout their educational journey. These opportunities spark their curiosity and interests beyond the classroom – opportunities that showcase their talents, knowledge, and creativity,” said Leonidas Patterson, director of Student Activities.
To learn more about student activities, visit https://www.dallasisd.org/studentactivities.