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Connecting you to the personalities, places and perspectives of Dallas ISD

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Dallas ISD schools will celebrate School Breakfast Week (SBW) during March 4-8, 2024. Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Dallas ISD schools offer nutritious school breakfasts to all students free of charge, complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day. All week, Dallas ISD will celebrate with fun activities and serve healthy menu items to help students realize that starting the day with…

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The district’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP), known as Barbara Mann’s DAEP, relocated to the H.B. Bell Building at 2909 North Buckner Blvd. earlier this school year.  The new building has ample room to accommodate students in the program. Previously, students were housed at the district’s Nolan Estes Plaza. “The goal is to provide students with a safe and secure environment that allows them to work on whatever behaviors got them here. We address those issues and help students understand how to make positive choices,” principal of Barbara Mann’s DAEP, Johnna Weaver, said. “It’s about giving students an opportunity to…

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Ya ha comenzado el período de votación anticipada para las elecciones primarias del 5 de marzo, que podrían considerarse como las más importantes para la educación pública en la historia de Texas. Ejerza su responsabilidad cívica y vote en estas elecciones, especialmente en las contiendas para la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado de Texas. Solo el 18 por ciento de los votantes registrados de Texas participaron en las últimas elecciones primarias del estado en marzo de 2022. Por la forma en que se delimitan los distritos electorales, las elecciones primarias generalmente determinan quién nos representará en Austin. Nuestros legisladores…

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Early voting is underway for the March 5 primary–perhaps the most important for public education in Texas history. Please exercise your civic responsibility and vote in this election, especially in races for the Texas House of Representatives and State Senate. Only 18 percent of registered Texas voters participated in the state’s last primary in March 2022. Because of the way legislative district lines are drawn, the primary elections usually determine who will be representing us in Austin. It is our state lawmakers who decide how much funding local schools will receive, whether salaries will be increased for teachers and other district…

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Dallas ISD celebrated National Signing Day on Feb. 7 as more than 100 student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent, marking their commitment to continue their athletic endeavors while pursuing higher education. Student-athletes across 19 high schools, representing various sports including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, and track and field, gathered across the district to formalize their collegiate aspirations. Vince Reyes, assistant superintendent of the Dallas ISD Department of Athletics, delivered a message emphasizing the importance of perseverance and resilience in their collegiate journeys. “My challenge to our student-athletes who have an opportunity to continue playing their sport at the…

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“Bienvenido a Royce West Leadership Academy”. Con estas palabras saludó un estudiante al senador Royce West cuando este llegó a la ceremonia que pondría nuevo nombre a la escuela en su honor. Para West, oír a un estudiante referirse de esa manera a la escuela por primera vez fue un momento conmovedor que marcó un hito en su vida. “Este momento no se me pasa por alto. Entiendo la importancia de este día”, dijo West, reflexionando sobre el impacto de ese día. Rodeada de estudiantes, funcionarios electos y miembros de la comunidad, Royce West Leadership Academy fue inaugurada el 20…

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La competencia de simulacro de juicio 2023–2024 de Dallas ISD concluyó con resultados emocionantes, dejando ver la dedicación y profesionalismo de los estudiantes de preparatoria que participaron. Tres excelentes equipos avanzarán a la competencia estatal programada para el 8 y 9 de marzo en la George Allen Courthouse. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Woodrow Wilson High School y Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet representarán a Dallas ISD, y buscarán dejar su marca en todo el estado. Veintitrés equipos de preparatoria participaron en la competencia del distrito, que constó de tres rondas. En los cuartos…

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Dallas ISD conmemoró el Día Nacional de Participación Familiar Afroamericana el 13 de febrero, día para fortalecer los vínculos entre las comunidades afroamericanas y las escuelas. Este evento anual es una oportunidad para que los educadores, padres y la comunidad unan fuerzas para empoderar a las familias, alentándolas a ser partícipes en la educación de sus hijos. El distrito organizó una variedad de actividades con el fin de reconocer el importante papel que tiene la participación familiar en cuanto al éxito estudiantil. Asimismo, las familias pudieron recorrer la escuela y recibir información sobre el entorno educativo y las instalaciones. Los…

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The 2023-2024 Dallas ISD Mock Trial competition concluded with thrilling results, showcasing the dedication and professionalism of high school students across the district. Three distinguished teams are moving on to the state-level competition, slated for March 8-9 at the George Allen Courthouse.  Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Woodrow Wilson High School, and Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet will carry the torch for Dallas ISD, aiming to make their mark statewide. Twenty-three high school teams participated in the district-level competition, engaging in three rounds of trials. The quarterfinals, featuring four matchups, further raised the stakes…

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Dallas ISD observed National African American Family Involvement Day (NAAFID), a day aimed at fostering stronger connections between African American families, schools, and the community. This annual event is an opportunity for educators, parents, and community members to come together and empower families to take an active role in their child’s educational journey. Recognizing the vital role family involvement plays in a student’s success, the district organized a range of activities.The day’s events included guided school tours, providing parents with insights into the campus environment and facilities. Participants also learned about the rich history of their student’s campus and engaged…

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