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Soccer playoffs are set to kick off Thursday. Make plans to cheer on one (or all) of the district playoff qualifying teams as they prepare for bi-district competition this week. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. For game scores and updates, follow @DallasAthletics on Twitter. Date Team Home Visitor Site Time 3/26 THUR VG Samuell Mansfield Legacy Duncanville 6:30 p.m. 3/26 THUR VG Woodrow Wilson Forney Forester 6:00 p.m. 3/26 THUR VB Bryan Adams Forney Forester 8:00 p.m. 3/26 THUR VG Skyline Highland Park Lake Highlands 6:00 p.m. 3/26 THUR VG Molina Waxahachie Waxahachie 7:00 p.m.…

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Dallas ISD today announced the launch of the Superintendent’s Scholarship Run, which will take place Saturday, May 16, at Woodrow Wilson High School. The scholarship run, which will benefit the Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund, will feature a certified 5K course and a one-mile fun run/walk. This is the inaugural year for the run, which replaces the district’s golf tournament previously held to raise funds for scholarships. The run is open to all staff, students, and the general community. Since 2000, the Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2 million in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These scholarships help…

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Winning isn’t new for Skyline’s Mock Trial team. However, it is one of their biggest accomplishments since their 2009 State Championship. Skyline High School won the 2015 State Mock Trial Competition against 28 other regional champions on March 7. The team will now compete in the National Mock Trial competition in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 14-16. It took months of preparation to help the team be successful at competition. The team stuck to a strict practice regimen, meeting four days a week, including Saturday mornings. As a result of practicing for many weeks and hours, the team believes they…

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En Dallas ISD, hablamos mucho de Destination 2020. Usted verá la palabra Destination 2020 mencionada varias veces en la página de Dallas ISD, la escuchará en discursos de líderes del distrito y cuando se hable sobre iniciativas de otros distritos. Para los que son nuevos a Dallas ISD, o para quienes no hayan seguido de cerca el progreso de Destination 2020, hemos compilado una guía introductoria para ayudarles a ponerse al corriente. ¿Qué es Destination 2020? En términos simples, Destination 2020 es el plan estratégico del distrito para aumentar el aprovechamiento académico de todos los estudiantes. El distrito implementó el…

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The district intends to seek a waiver from the Texas Education Agency so that schools will not need to make up the third inclement weather day that took place March 5. If the Board of Trustees and TEA approve the waiver, the last day of school would remain Friday, June 5. The district has two inclement weather days built into the calendar in case weather causes the closure of schools. The two inclement weather days, which will serve as the make up days for Feb. 23–24, are scheduled for April 3 and June 5. To view the full student calendar, click…

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A generous donation has helped outfit Dallas ISD students for future success. Todd Williams, a Casa View Elementary and Bryan Adams High School graduate, and his wife Abby underwrote “I Will Graduate” t-shirts for many schools across the city. On March 19, district officials recognized Todd and Abby at a ceremony at Casa View Elementary for the couples’ contribution to motivating students to graduate. “This is a great program that sets the expectation that every student in the district will graduate to make their way to college to better their lives,” Bryan Adams Principal Richard Kastl said. The districtwide project…

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The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) starts Monday, March 30, and there’s still time to help students prepare for success on the exams. Prep University All Star Workshops continue across the district, providing opportunities to help parents better understand the test requirements and gather helpful tips to prepare their children for the test. Parents will view sample test questions and learn how STAAR impacts graduation. The remaining free workshops, offered in English with Spanish interpretation, are scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at Billy Earl Dade Middle School, 2727 Grand Ave., 75215 J.N. Ervin Elementary School, 3722…

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