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Submitted by Kimberly Ferguson, Advanced Academic Services Almost 200 students used part of their summer break to get a jump start for advanced placement classes. From June 3-6, these students participated in the Advanced Placement Summer Boot Camp, hosted by Advanced Academic Services. Throughout the week, students gained exposure to AP-level coursework and the skills necessary for AP success. They were also given the opportunity to attend sessions for AP classes like biology, calculus, pre-calculus, and human geography. Additionally, the boot camp provided support and resources to the students, many of whom will take their first Advanced Placement course. Students…

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The AlumNow series showcases former students’ post-graduation successes. We recently caught up with Mildred Oliva, who is now a relationship banker at Bank of America. Read about how her educational journey at Dallas ISD impacted her to give back to her community. What high school did you graduate from and what year did you graduate? Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Academy at James W. Fannin in 2020. What is your current occupation? I’m a relationship banker at Bank of America. What made your Dallas ISD education unique? In my sophomore year of high school, I was at an innovative school that helped…

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Written by Chandler Flowers, Communication Services junior associate. When seniors cross the stage at graduation, Dallas ISD wants to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to take the next step in their lives.  The district’s WorkReady Program does just that. The program, organized by the district’s Workforce Development and Employer Relations department, has provided 1,383 internships to students, collaborated with 310 industry partners, and planned 9,860 engagement activities to get students ready to enter the professional world.  During the last school year, 200 instant job offers were extended to seniors who participated in the program. And, between…

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Es importante que los niños sigan leyendo cuando no están en la escuela, y Dallas ISD está aquí para ayudar. Douglas Frank, gerente del plan de estudios del Departamento de Lectura y Lenguaje dice que los estudios muestran que los estudiantes que leen un mínimo de 10 minutos al día verán que su rendimiento general, su exposición al vocabulario y su fluidez al leer mejoran. “Si los estudiantes leen más de 10 minutos, todas esas habilidades mejorarán aún más.Si pasan el verano leyendo libros que les gustan, les ayudará académicamente y les inculcará el gusto por la lectura para toda…

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Written by Chandler Flowers, Communication Services junior associate. It is important for kids to keep up their reading when they aren’t in school, and Dallas ISD is here to help. “Having students spend the summer reading books they enjoy will help them academically and instill a lifelong joy of reading,” said Douglas Frank, curriculum manager for Reading Language Arts. “Research shows that students who read a minimum of 10 minutes a day will see improvement in overall achievement, vocabulary exposure, and reading fluency. And if students read over 10 minutes, all of those skills increase even more.” This summer, various…

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Exalumnos de Dallas ISD: conozca a Ashley Johnson La serie de Exalumnos de Dallas ISD destaca los éxitos de estudiantes que se han graduado del distrito escolar.  Recientemente, platicamos con Ashley Johnson, quien actualmente es trabajadora social en Dallas ISD en el programa de Graduation, Recovery, Attendance/Advocacy and Dropout Intervention (GRAAD). A continuación lea sobre cómo su experiencia educativa en Dallas ISD la motivó a ayudar a su comunidad. ¿A qué preparatoria asistió y en qué año se graduó? School of Health Professions en Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center en 2008. ¿Cuál es su profesión actual? Soy trabajadora social para…

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The AlumNow series showcases former students’ post-graduation successes. We recently caught up with Ashley Johnson, who is now a social worker for Dallas ISD in Graduation, Recovery, Attendance/Advocacy and Dropout Intervention (GRAAD). Read about how her educational journey at Dallas ISD impacted her to give back to her community. What high school did you graduate from and what year did you graduate? School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in 2008. What is your current occupation? I’m a social worker for Dallas ISD. I started Kindergarten at J.W. Ray Elementary School and moved on to James B.…

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La serie AlumNow destaca los éxitos que han alcanzado los exalumnos de Dallas ISD luego de graduarse. Hace poco hablamos con María García, directora de orquesta y mariachi en W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy. Conozca su carrera educativa en Dallas ISD y cómo sus maestros la inspiraron a retribuir a su comunidad. ¿De qué preparatoria se graduó y en qué año? De Moisés E. Molina High School en 2001. ¿Cuál es su trabajo actual? Soy directora de la orquesta superior y de mariachi en Greiner Middle School Exploratory Arts Academy. ¿De qué forma fue singular su educación en Dallas ISD?…

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The AlumNow series showcases former students’ post-graduation successes. We recently caught up with Maria Garcia, the Orchestra & Mariachi Arts Academy director at W.E Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy. Read about her educational journey at Dallas ISD and how her teachers impacted her to give back to her community. What high school did you graduate from and what year did you graduate? Moisés E. Molina High School in 2001. What is your current occupation? I am the director for the Head Orchestra and Mariachi at Greiner Middle School Exploratory Arts Academy. What made your Dallas ISD education unique? I had dedicated…

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Enviado por Michelle Read, Departamento de Actividades Estudiantiles Imagine cómo sería despertarse temprano una mañana de sábado y vestirse de pirata, rey, reina o incluso como hada mística. Es así precisamente como los estudiantes se alistaron para la competencia del Lone Star Challenge. Disfrazados acorde al tema de este año, IMAGINE, más de 600 estudiantes de 80 escuelas primarias de Dallas ISD formaron equipos de nueve para competir en el espectáculo escolar anual. Como competencia de cuatro eventos, el Lone Star Challenge pone a prueba el conocimiento de literatura, estudios sociales, ciencias y matemáticas de los participantes. “El Lone Star…

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