Author: Jenna Carpenter

Cuando empiece a estudiar en la Universidad de Yale este otoño, Sofía R. combinará sus dos pasiones: la neurociencia y el teatro. “Es una experiencia única el poder hacer arte y cursos académicos durante el día a la misma vez”, dijo. “Uno adquiere la capacidad de expresarse creativamente o de cualquier otra manera”. De niña, Sofía mostró un interés en ambas disciplinas, y agradece que en Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts haya podido obtener una educación integral que le ha dado la oportunidad de dar el salto de Dallas, Texas, a New Haven, Connecticut. “Muchos…

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When she enters Yale University in the fall, Sofia R. will merge her two passions – neuroscience and theater. “It’s really a unique experience getting to do arts and academics during the day — at the same time,” she said. “You get that ability to express yourself creatively and any way you want.” Having been interested in both subjects since she was a kid, the senior at Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts credits her well-rounded high school experience with giving her the opportunity to take the jump from Dallas, Texas to New Haven, Conn. “A…

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Sam Tasby Middle School is being recognized for its efforts to invest in brain health across its campus. “Middle school is a pivotal period for brain development,” said Nesha Maston, Tasby principal. “It is important to prioritize our students’ mental and emotional health.” Tasby Middle School is this year’s winner of the Great Brain Gain Middle School Contest. Made possible by the Center for BrainHealth, Tasby received $10,000 that will be used to implement programs that will focus on the importance of maintaining a healthy brain.  A total of 10 schools entered the contest, which aims to promote brain health…

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Si bien el año escolar está llegando a su fin, los estudiantes de Dallas ISD siguen descubriendo oportunidades para su futuro. Un total de 106 estudiantes recibirán la beca Juanita Craft de $6000 destinada a los estudiantes de las escuelas del área de Fair Park. Estas escuelas son Franklin D. Roosevelt High School of Innovation, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison High School, Lincoln High School and Humanities/Communications Magnet, North Dallas High School y Woodrow Wilson High School. “Recibir esta beca contribuye de manera significativa a nuevas oportunidades y a que pueda lograr mis objetivos educativos”, dijo…

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With the school year nearly complete, Dallas ISD seniors are continuing to unlock opportunities for their future. Total, 106 students were selected for the Juanita Craft Scholarship, which awards $6,000 to those who attend schools in the fair park area. These schools include Franklin D. Roosevelt High School of Innovation, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison High School, Lincoln High School and Humanities/Communications Magnet, North Dallas High School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. “Receiving this scholarship significantly contributes to new opportunities and the accomplishment of my educational goals,” said Michele T., a scholarship recipient and senior at…

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Cuando Isamel E., estudiante de último año en School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, conoció a su maestro de informática por primera vez, fue a través de una pantalla cuando las clases eran virtuales. “Pero eso no le impidió enseñar informática de una manera magistral a la siguiente generación”, dijo Ismael. “Siempre nos explicó todo con gran detalle y nos permitió usar nuestra creatividad para resolver problemas”. Esa fue la primera incursión de Ismael en el mundo de la informática, y le encantó desde ese primer momento. Da mérito a su maestro, Christian Florczak, por…

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When Ismael E., a senior at the School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, met his computer science teacher for the first time, it was through a screen when classes were taught virtually. “But that did not stop him from masterfully teaching computer science to the future generation,” Ismael said. “He always explained to us with great detail and allowed us to use our creativity to solve problems.” That was Ismael’s introduction to the computer science world, and he was hooked from day one. He credits his teacher, Christian Florczak, for nurturing his new passion. “Usually,…

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Para Ana P., estudiante de 11.º grado en Woodrow Wilson High School, el arte es algo que une a las personas. “Me apasiona crear nuevas cosas y expresar mis emociones y mi estilo a través del arte”, dijo. “Me gusta mantener la mente ocupada con un pincel y pintura y me encanta inspirar y ayudar a otros que lo necesitan”. Sus piezas originales de cerámica tituladas “Serpentine sweethearts” (enamorados serpentinos) y “Sushi shop of the sea” (puesto de sushi del mar) recién fueron incluidos en la edición inaugural de la Exhibición de Arte de Woodrow Wilson. “Quiero mostrar a los…

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For Ana P., a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School, art is a vessel that brings people together. “I am passionate about creating new things and expressing through art my emotions and my style of art,” she said. “I love keeping my mind busy with a brush and some paint and I really like to inspire and help others who need it.” Ana’s original ceramic pieces “Serpentine Sweethearts” and “Sushi Shop of the Sea” were recently featured in the inaugural Woodrow Feeder Pattern Art Show. “I want to show other students my type of art, which is not very common…

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Dallas ISD se dedica a que los estudiantes adquieran las herramientas necesarias para triunfar. Esto incluye enseñarles a gestionar sus finanzas y a saber qué efecto tienen sus decisiones financieras en cada aspecto de su vida.. “Dallas ISD está haciendo un gran trabajo al proveer a los estudiantes múltiples caminos hacia la graduación con títulos, grados asociados y certificados. Pero respecto del conocimiento financiero, se debe abordar más”, dijo Shalon Bond, directora del Departamento de Estudios Sociales. “Estamos ayudándolos con sus carreras, pero también debemos ayudarlos a ser diestros con el dinero”. Dallas ISD celebrará el Día de Educación Financiera…

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