Author: Javier Giribet-Vargas

Tyrese Maxey, jugador profesional de la NBA con los Philadelphia 76ers, visitó James Madison High School el 17 de mayo para conversar con el equipo de baloncesto sobre la vida después de la preparatoria. Maxey sorprendió a los estudiantes quienes ganaron el titulo estatal de la UIL 3A en marzo al derrotar a San Antonio Cole 53-51. “Siempre es bueno volver y hablar con los jóvenes cada que se tiene la oportunidad y ser una inspiración cuando sea posible”, dijo Maxey. “Sé que el hecho de que los jugadores de la NBA hablaran conmigo fue algo muy bueno. Así que…

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Tyrese Maxey, a professional NBA player and guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, visited James Madison High School on Thursday to talk to the school’s basketball team about life after high school. Maxey surprised the Madison Trojans, who won the UIL 3A Basketball State Championship in March, during their school day. “It’s always cool to go back and talk to younger kids whenever you have the opportunity, and to try to be an inspiration when possible,” Maxey said. “I know that NBA players coming back and talking to me was a really good thing. So I try to do things like…

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The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (REC) and VEX Robotics, the leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products, recognized Dallas ISD with the 2022 Partner of the Year award. Representatives from the District’s Computer Science & Technology Department accepted the award during the VEX Robotics World Championship opening ceremony on Tuesday, May 10th. More than 20,000 students from 49 states and 36 countries, and their custom-built robots, competed in timed matches at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship last week. Twenty-nine teams from 18 Dallas ISD schools earned the opportunity to compete at the event at the Kay Bailey…

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary, se mudó recientemente a un nuevo plantel y el viernes 6 de mayo inauguró su jardín escolar. La instructora Rebecca Ajuluchukwu puso en marcha el proyecto del jardín a principios de este año escolar, cuando los estudiantes regresaron a la escuela de forma presencial después de meses de clases virtuales. “Durante la pandemia, tuve mucho tiempo libre y empecé a trabajar en mi propio jardín en casa”, dijo Ajuluchukwu. “Cuando volvimos a la escuela, me di cuenta de que había muchos cambios socioemocionales en los alumnos, y pensé “si la jardinería es algo que me apasiona, también…

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El Departamento de Profesiones y Educación Técnica de Dallas ISD, Hilltop Holdings y la Fundación Educativa de Dallas reconocieron a los ganadores de un concurso de emprendedores de un mes de duración que se llevó a cabo en los Institutos de Profesiones de Dallas ISD. Los ganadores del primero, segundo y tercer lugar de cada uno de los tres institutos recibieron premios y reconocimientos por desarrollar su propia idea de negocio, lo que implicó crear un producto o servicio original, elaborar un plan sólido para lanzar el proyecto y producir una presentación en video al estilo Shark Tank para los…

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The Dallas ISD Career and Technical Education department, Hilltop Holdings and the Dallas Education Foundation recognized the winners of a monthslong entrepreneurship contest that took place at Dallas ISD Career Institutes. The first, second and third place winners at each of the three Career Institutes received awards and prizes for developing their own business idea, which involved creating an original product or service, coming up with a sound plan for launching the project and producing a Shark Tank-style video presentation for the judges. Hilltop Holdings, a Dallas-based financial services holding company, contacted the Dallas Education Foundation (DEF), the district’s direct…

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary, which recently moved to a brand-new campus, hosted its school garden inauguration on Friday, May 6th. Instructional Coach Rebecca Ajuluchukwu launched the garden project earlier this school year when students returned to campus for face-to-face learning after months of at-home classes. “During the pandemic, I had a lot of free time on my hands and really started investing in my own garden at home,” Ajuluchukwu said. “When we got back to school, I realized that we had a lot of social-emotional changes with the students, and thought ‘if gardening brings me a lot of passion, it can…

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Gracias a que aprendió a programar y a que perfeccionó sus conocimientos de programación fuera de clase, Sam Hooper pudo dedicarse a su comunidad como líder, mentor y desarrollador de un software educativo, todo mientras estudiaba la preparatoria.  A sus 18 años, el estudiante de 12o grado de School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) da clases de programación a sus compañeros, ha desarrollado una aplicación que ayuda a los estudiantes de tercero a octavo grado a repasar conceptos matemáticos e incluso se ha convertido en un aclamado codificador, ganador por los últimos dos años del campeonato de informática estatal.…

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Learning how to code and perfecting his programming skills outside the classroom led Sam Hooper to serve his community as a leader, a role model, a tutor and a developer of educational software, all while in high school.  The 18-year-old School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) senior teaches programming to his classmates, developed an app that helps third- through eighth-grade students review math concepts, and has become an acclaimed coder, earning first place in the UIL State championship for two consecutive years. “I got to learn a bunch of stuff that I wanted to learn and also got to…

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For over a decade, every student who is part of the distinguished dance programs at W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and Sunset High School has learned the traditional dances of Mexico, among other cultural dance styles. And earlier this year, after a first-of-its-kind regional dance tournament, both of these neighborhood schools in the heart of North Oak Cliff were deemed to have top-tier Ballet Folklórico programs. The first North Texas Ballet Folklórico Competition (NTBFC) took place in December and January. Middle school and high school teams from several public schools in Carrollton, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie and Richardson entered…

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