Author: Javier Giribet-Vargas

Un conjunto de 23 estudiantes con necesidades especiales fueron aclamados tras recibir una mención honorífica en una competencia de robótica. Los representantes de la Junta Escolar de Dallas ISD iniciaron el aplauso de pie para reconocer a dos representantes de RoboFlash y a su entrenadora. A este equipo de la preparatoria Sunset le otorgaron el “Premio por Profesionalismo Cortés” durante una competencia local en marzo. Esta condecoración celebra a los equipos que demuestran un impecable espíritu deportivo. “Los otros equipos se están dando cuenta que somos un competidor fuerte”, dijo Pauline Tatum, maestra de educación especial en Sunset High School…

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The 23rd-annual Mayor’s Back To School Fair will provide Dallas parents and children with everything they need for the first day of school. There will be several free services, including health checkups, dental and vision screenings, immunizations and haircuts. All Dallas ISD families are eligible to receive school supplies at no cost. “I’ve experienced first hand the struggles that it takes, financially and from a time perspective, to get children ready for that first day of school,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said. “When kids show up to school on the first day and they’ve been properly immunized, and they’ve had…

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La 23ra Feria de Regreso a Clases del Alcalde proveerá a los padres y estudiantes de Dallas todo lo necesario para el primer día de escuela. Ofrecerán varios servicios gratuitos, incluyendo chequeos médicos, exámenes dentales y de vista, vacunaciones y cortes de cabello. Todas las familias cuyos hijos asistan a planteles de Dallas ISD podrán recibir útiles escolares sin costo. “He vivido las dificultades de falta de tiempo y financieras que conlleva el preparar a los estudiantes para el primer día de clases”, dijo el alcalde de Dallas Eric Johnson. “Llegar el primer día de clases con todas…

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A team of 23 high school students with special needs earned a standing ovation for winning a sportsmanship award during a district robotics competition. The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees led the applause for Sunset High School’s RoboFlash team, which earned the Gracious Professionalism Award during a robotics competition in March. “I think teams are seeing that our team is one to be reckoned with,” said Pauline Tatum, special education teacher at Sunset High School and the RoboFlash coach. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a national nonprofit that works to spark the youth’s interest in…

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Karla García was sworn in as a Dallas ISD trustee during Thursday’s board meeting. García will represent Dallas ISD’s District 4, which includes Southeast Dallas, Seagoville and Balch Springs. “It’s been a long journey to get here, and I want to appreciate everyone that has walked with me,” she said during a speech after the ceremony. “Thank you for being with me day in and day out and for your unwaivering grit, to make sure that we gave the possibility fo all students to be represented by one of their very own Dallas ISD grads.”

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A free enrichment camp at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center is keeping over 100 students engaged in learning during the summer break. In partnership with the non-profit Frazier Revitalization and Dallas ISD Extended Learning Opportunities Department, the elementary school is hosting activities for Dallas ISD students in pre-K through fifth-grade. The camp takes place Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. until Aug. 1. The campus offers breakfast, lunch and a grab-and-go supper bag, and several diverse activities throughout the day. “I really believe that it helps the parents because it gives them a place for the kids to go…

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About 100 first- and second-grade students are enrolled in a Spanish Immersion Camp helping them become bilingual and biliterate. The camp gives students enrolled in the Two-Way Dual Language program an opportunity to keep practicing their Spanish during the summer break. This is the first year Dallas ISD has organized the camp taking place at two schools. Throughout the day, the teachers solely speak in Spanish. They organize activities that not only teach the students about the language, but also about the different cultures where Spanish is spoken. One of the instructors taught her students how to sing traditional children’s…

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A Dallas ISD recruitment fair attracted 807 attendees to apply for on-campus positions. More than 100 assistant principals and principals gathered at Skyline High School on Thursday to carry out on-site interviews with jobseekers. Almost 110 people were recommended for hire after meeting with school administrators, said Jordan Carlton, manager of talent acquisition for the Dallas ISD Human Capital Management Department. “It’s a wonderful feeling to see so many people who have responded to our call for educators,” Carlton said. “When over 800 people show up, it’s truly a confirmation that our message resonates with the community and that they…

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After8ToEducate wants to improve the lives of homeless youth by providing immediate assistance for their most pressing needs. Teens and young adults who are facing homelessness can get a free snack and utilize individual showers, computers, laundry services and temporary storage lockers at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center (FCHYC), which is housed in the formerly vacant Fannie C. Harris Elementary School. After8ToEducate, which is a non-profit, operates the center that also brings in collaboration with Dallas ISD, Promise House and CitySquare. “The Drop-In Center will be a place where homeless youth can really come and meet their immediate basic…

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The City of Dallas is partnering with Dallas ISD to provide free summer activities for local children. Send a Kid to Camp is a free summer program for children ages 6–14. The programs is managed by the city’s Park and Recreation Department. The Send a Kid to Camp program will take place at 15 Dallas ISD campuses every Monday–Thursday from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The children will be fed breakfast and lunch every day and go on several engaging field trips. The program will run June 17–Aug. 1. There is no cost to enroll. However, the availability is limited to approximately…

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