Author: The Hub

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

A new law went into effect in Texas on Jan. 1 allowing a licensed gun holder in the state to carry their firearm openly in a holster. This is a change from the existing law that required a licensed gun holder to carry their firearm in a concealed holster. Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions on what impact, if any, the new Open Carry law will have on Dallas ISD. How will the firearm law impact Dallas ISD? It remains illegal under the new law for a licensed gun holder to bring their firearm onto school property. This means, for example,…

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Dan Micciche, a trustee from Dallas ISD, joined 34 other school board members from across Texas Nov. 19-21 at the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2016. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 1,000 to 159,000, and reflect a similar range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB. Meeting in Dallas,…

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KPMG donated 4,500 books this week to students at Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary. Each student picked out three books that they took home with them heading into the winter break. “We are working hard to make sure we foster a love of reading in all our students, and this donation today is going to help us meet those efforts,” said Marsalis Elementary Principal Kimberly Richardson. Debbie Ozanus, KPMG national co-chair for family literacy, said the annual book donation can make a notable impact on the students. “We at KPMG feel so strongly about being involved in our community, especially our children because we…

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The two Dallas ISD schools targeted by last night’s terroristic threat reported that no unusual incidents happened during the school day today. District and city officials had said earlier in the day that the terroristic threat made via email against Pinkston High School and Eladio Martinez Learning Center was found to not be credible. As a result, Dallas ISD held classes today as scheduled. “I commend the staff and students at the two schools for focusing today on the school work and not getting caught up in any potential distractions,” Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said. “We will continue to…

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Los funcionarios del distrito y de la ciudad ofrecieron conjuntamente una conferencia de prensa esta mañana para proporcionar actualizaciones sobre la amenaza terrorista de anoche –la cual la policía determinó que fue falsa- en contra de dos escuelas del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Dallas El Superintendente Michael Hinojosa dijo que aproximadamente a las 8 de la noche del miércoles, Dallas ISD recibió una amenaza terrorista similar a las recibidas por el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles y las Escuelas Públicas de Nueva York a principios de esta semana.  La amenaza fue recibida por correo electrónico y fue enviada a…

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Along with the wonder and joy of the holidays comes the financial impact of gifts, travel, special meals, parties, and so much more. With that in mind, The Hub has compiled a list of free things to do and see in and around Dallas this holiday season. Posada: The Latino Cultural Center showcases a traditional procession celebrating the Christmas story. Participants sing traditional Latin American carols to commemorate the journey Mary and Joseph took on their way to Bethlehem. Dec. 18 starting at Central Square Park and ending at the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Watch Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas…

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Great things are happening in Dallas ISD schools every day. Show and Tell is a weekly feature on The Hub that rounds up some of the news happening across the district into one place. If you have any story ideas for Show and Tell, email thehub@dallasisd.org. Retired teachers book it Participants deemed The Dallas Retired Teachers Association’s 2015 Children’s Book Project a huge success this year. The Children’s Book Projects is a service activity from the local units of the Texas Retired Teachers Association that gives books to the children who need them. The DRTA has been providing books for the past 25 years.…

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Asking questions has always been part of Kacinda Crump’s DNA from an early age. Today, this Skyline High School graduate (1989), is putting that natural inclination to work as a producer for the 10 p.m. newscast at FOX 4. AlumNow, the Hub feature that profiles Dallas ISD alumni, checked in with Crump for an update. What are you doing now? I’m a television news producer with KDFW-TV FOX 4. Briefly list a few of your career and/or personal highlights. Alabama Associated Press Awards Best Newscast 1998 &1999 What was your favorite subject or activity/involvement in high school? Journalism (newspaper &…

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The David W. Carter High School Choir spread holiday cheer at the Dallas ISD Administration Building last week. Central staffers lined the halls for this yearly tradition to enjoy classic and contemporary holiday tunes. Led by choir director Demetrius Ethley, this talented group set a festive tone just before the winter break begins. The choir performance happened during a week that saw other staff, students, and community partners getting into the holiday spirit by donating time and resources to make the holidays special for all. Some of these stories include: South Oak Cliff students played Santa for their feeder pattern; An…

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