Author: The Hub

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

It’s Wednesday afternoon, and David W. Carter High School Principal Fred Davis is firing up a small crowd on the school’s front steps. “It’s a great day to be a Carter Cowboy,” Davis exclaims. Davis is helping kick off an event celebrating the donation of $50,000 in Under Armour athletic apparel and equipment donated from Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities. “We are so proud and humbled by this gesture,” Davis said. Amid performances from the school’s band, cheerleaders, and a presentation of the flags from the school’s ROTC group, Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities Vice President of Community Relations Ronelle Ianace…

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Choosing a college can be a life-changing experience. However, that experience can be a daunting challenge for prospective first-generation students whose families may be unfamiliar with college. Additionally, some families face financial or other limitations that prevent them from having their student visit an actual college campus. Short of making an on-campus visit, college fairs where exhibitors bring the college experience to students often prove the next best option. That’s the idea behind the HBCU Experience set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Skyline High School, 7777 Forney Road. The fair will connect students in elementary, middle and high…

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On Wednesday, The Hub provided basic information such as where to park, how to register, and what to bring to the district’s annual job fair happening March 21 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at Emmett J. Conrad High School, 7502 Fair Oaks Ave. Because the Dallas ISD recruitment and selection team is committed to achieving the district’s goal of having an effective teacher in every classroom, the district’s recruitment team has compiled seven tips to help candidates best prepare for the job fair. And, remember, you can still register for the job fair here. Get Prepared Prepare for a job fair…

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Through March 21, three Dallas ISD students will have their artwork hanging in the same building as artists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Dallas ISD students Janette Davalos, Matthew Sanchez, and Jose Campos were honorable mention recipients in the Dallas Mavericks Black History Month Challenge presented by BNSF Railway. As a result, the students’ artwork is being displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Davalos, Sanchez, and Campos were honored along with other award recipients on March 15. Representatives from the Dallas Museum of Art, BNSF Railway, and the Dallas Mavericks also attended the…

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In early March, Irma De La Guardia, a Dallas ISD teacher at Harry C. Withers Elementary School, was named the National Association of Bilingual Educators’ 2015 Teacher of the Year. Given De La Guardia’s noted skill at teaching, The Hub asked her what five tips she would give a new bilingual teacher. She responded: 1.      Engage all students with multiple response strategies: Some of my favorites are white boards, think, pair, share and choral response. 2.      Stay in the language of instruction: Use visuals and anchor charts to help students in their second language. Post your anchor charts in e-classroom. 3.     …

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This weekend, Dallas ISD will host its annual job fair as part of its effort to get an effective teacher in every classroom. For anyone interested in attending the job fair, here is information to make sure you’re prepared. When and where is the job fair? The job fair is Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at Emmett J. Conrad High School, 7502 Fair Oaks Ave. Where can I park? You can park your vehicle in the lots behind the school. You can find additional parking at: Fair Oaks Park, 7502 Fair Oaks Ave., which is a large softball complex…

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Students, staff, parents and volunteers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green thumbs on Tuesday, March 17, as they planted a new garden at John Quincy Adams Elementary School. Fifth-grader Raymond Arguelles relished the opportunity to grab a shovel and help with digging duties. But he’s also looking forward to making a few new friends, too. “A lot of times, you hardly see that,” he said of birds and wildlife, gesturing to a banner emblazoned with a large blue jay. “With a garden, they might just stop by.” Tuesday’s installation marks the 27th garden coordinated by nonprofit REAL School Gardens, and…

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Attention Dallas ISD employees: do you want to see a free movie? If so, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is offering free admission to any movie at any time through March 22. The offer is open to all district faculty members, teachers, administrators and employees. To claim your free ticket, you just have to show your faculty/employee ID at the Alamo Drafthouse box office to claim your ticket. Alamo Drafthouse is located in Richardson at 100 S. Central Expressway. Click here for more information.

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