Author: Javier Giribet-Vargas

Hoy, comenzó una nueva campaña de donaciones de empleados de Dallas ISD para beneficiar a una gran causa: reunir la cantidad de $190,000 para United Way, organización sin fines de lucro que proporciona programas y servicios que ayudan a los estudiantes y familias de Dallas ISD. “Estamos emocionados de asociarnos una vez más con Dallas ISD”, dijo Emily McGee, gerente de relaciones corporativas de United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Es necesario invertir recursos y tiempo en las personas que liderarán nuestro futuro”. Los que asistieron al evento que se llevó a cabo en el área de recepción del edificio administrativo…

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Debido al tiempo severo, varias escuelas sostuvieron daños extensos y las clases se cancelarán mañana lunes, 21 de octubre en las siguientes escuelas: David G. Burnet Elementary School George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy F.P. Caillet Elementary School Edward H. Cary Middle School Stephen C. Foster Elementary School Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy Leonides Gonzalez Cigarroa Elementary School Victor H. Hexter Elementary School Hillcrest High School Arthur Kramer Elementary School José “Joe” May Elementary School Francisco “Pancho” Medrano Middle School John J. Pershing Elementary School Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson Elementary School Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Julian T. Saldivar Elementary School…

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(Update Oct. 21 at 10:43 a.m.) Dallas ISD school leaders are visiting campuses damaged by last night’s storms to assess damage to campuses. Based on the assessments, the district is developing a plan to begin repairs where possible and reassign students from seriously damaged schools to nearby campuses with the capacity to serve them. Currently, it appears that Thomas Jefferson High School, Edward H. Cary Middle School and Walnut Hill Elementary School—all in the northeast area of the district–sustained the most serious damage. Pershing Elementary School also sustained damage to a lesser degree. Fourteen other schools were closed today due…

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Sarah Cárdenas suma sus propias experiencias a sus lecciones de matemáticas. Está en su tercer año como maestra de matemáticas de 7º grado en Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School (YWSA). Es la tercera generación de su familia que se dedica a la docencia, orgullosamente oriunda de San Antonio y es una deportista ejemplar. “Sarah Cárdenas es una gran maestra y un ejemplo de lo que queremos que sean nuestras estudiantes. ¡Es perseverante, apasionada y positiva!”, dijo Gabbi Dickson, directora de YWSA. “Ha inspirado a las estudiantes al igual que al personal desde que llegó a mediados…

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Los estudiantes de 12º grado de Dallas ISD que estén inscritos en las escuelas preparatorias participantes pueden solicitar la beca Dallas County Promise (DCP). A través de este programa, los estudiantes pueden obtener una beca para acudir a cualquiera de los campus del Distrito de Colegios Comunitarios del Condado de Dallas y universidades participantes en el programa. La beca cubre cualquier porción del costo de matrícula que no cubran las becas otorgadas por necesidad económica o cualquier otro tipo de ayuda que el estudiante pueda recibir. Todos los estudiantes del 12º grado pueden llenar el Promise Pledge en la página…

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“Maestro de la Semana” (Teacher of the Week) is a series of short videos where we highlight outstanding educators in the Dallas Independent School District. Sarah Cardenas adds a little bit of herself in every math lesson. She’s in her third year of teaching seventh-grade math at Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School (YWSA). She’s a third-generation educator, a proud San Antonian and an athletic role-model. “Ms. Cardenas is a wonderful teacher and model for the characteristics we want our girls to grow into. She’s persistent, passionate, and positive!” said YWSA Principal Gabbi Dickson. “She has inspired…

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Dallas ISD seniors at participating high schools are eligible to apply for the Dallas County Promise (DCP) Scholarship. Through this program, students can earn a last-dollar tuition scholarship to any Dallas County Community College District schools and partner universities. A last-dollar tuition scholarship covers any cost of tuition that need-based aid and scholarships do not cover. All eligible seniors can take the Promise Pledge on the DCP website. This is the first step to enroll in the DCP scholarship program. All seniors from 57 participating campuses located within Dallas County are eligible for this assistance. Among the 57 campuses are…

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Leah Longoria Huggins ran into a professional challenge when she started teaching dance in Sunset High School. The recently-hired dance director opened the costume closet on her first day in 2010. She was shocked to find only Baile Folklórico costumes. “It terrified me because I did not know anything about Baile Folklórico,” she said. “I knew that the kids must have done Baile Folklórico and that it was important here at the school. In order to teach them and to feel confident in bringing this program up, I needed to take lessons.” She spent a year learning technique, skirt-work,…

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