Author: Javier Giribet-Vargas

Siete escuelas más ofrecerán el programa de lenguaje dual bilateral este año escolar, dando así a los estudiantes más oportunidades para aprender a leer, escribir y hablar en dos idiomas. En este programa, los estudiantes que hablan inglés aprenden español y los hispanohablantes aprenden inglés. Se vuelven bilingües tanto en el habla como en la lectura, alcanzando un alto aprovechamiento académico y adquiriendo capacidades multiculturales. Dallas ISD ahora contará con 68 escuelas que ofrecerán el programa de lenguaje dual bilateral. A lo largo de un día en este programa, los estudiantes que hablan inglés, junto con los que lo están…

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La ley estatal de Texas requiere que los estudiantes estén completamente vacunados contra determinadas enfermedades para el 19 de agosto de 2019, el primer día de clases en Dallas ISD. Con esto en mente, hay que aprovechar el momento para evitar las largas filas que se formarán en las clínicas de la ciudad al aproximarse el nuevo año escolar. Los padres de los estudiantes inscritos por primera vez en Dallas ISD deben presentar registros oficiales de un médico o de una clínica de salud como prueba de que han recibido las inmunizaciones requeridas. Vacunas a bajo costo están a disposición…

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Two Dallas Police Department officers joined a group of middle school students for a discussion regarding the national conversation on police brutality. Twenty-three students hosted the talk in a classroom at Boude Storey Middle School. Their presentation focused on their concerns over the use of excessive force by police nationwide. This project was the Service Learning component of the Summer Leadership Academy Program, organized by Dallas ISD’s Extended Learning Opportunities. Senior Corporal Bronner and Senior Corporal McDowell, both from the DPD – South Central Division, listened closely to the students’ concerns. Both officers stood in front of the class to…

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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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