Author: Javier Giribet-Vargas

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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Dozens of Dallas ISD principals from Southern Dallas schools gathered at Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy on Tuesday for an end-of-the-year retreat. The executive directors of the central network of schools organized the daylong event of seminars and a recognition ceremony. “We invited experts who could provide additional strategies to support our initiatives to further improve student success,” said Dayanna Kelly, executive director of elementary schools in the Kimball and Carter high schools feeder patterns. Among the district’s speakers were Angie Gaylord, deputy chief of the district’s Office of Transformation and Innovation, and Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning Derek Little.…

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Dallas ISD is again bringing the fun–and information about its neighborhood schools–to the community as part of its Rock the Block celebrations. Dallas ISD representatives are holding block parties at seven apartment complexes in Oak Cliff in May and June. At Thursday’s Rock the Block party at Rosemont at Oak Hollow, district representatives shared information and resources with parents, as their kids played board games, threw frisbees and danced. “We’re out here, talking to parents to let them know that Dallas ISD schools are the best choice for their family,” said Jacqueline Bell, Dallas ISD School Choice marketing coordinator. Parents…

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The students and teachers of J.N. Ervin Elementary will immediately notice several improvements to their campus when they come back from the summer break. More than 50 residents and employees of the pharmaceutical company AbbVie volunteered on Wednesday morning to beautify the school and add resources to the library. “For AbbVie, it is the core principle of why we exist: to serve our communities that we support,” AbbVie General Manager Lisa Peiser said. “It is inspiring. It motivates us to do more. And it makes us proud to work for a company that supports something like this.” This effort is…

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At 17, Da’Shayla Foard is an internship veteran. The incoming senior at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is scheduled to start her second internship with the City of Dallas on Monday. She’s among dozens of Dallas ISD students who were selected in the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellow Program. Foard was among several interns who gathered at VolunteerNow to buy clothes on Tuesday. Representatives from the hiring companies met with the students to advise them on how to build a professional wardrobe. “Everyone wears gray and black and white,” she said, while holding a pair of maroon slacks. Foard…

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