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Then There Were Two


We are so proud of the hard work and dedication put in by our district teams during last week’s first round of UIL Football Playoffs. Of the nine teams, we now have two Dallas ISD high school football teams – Carter and South Oak Cliff – who have reached the area round of playoffs. The defending 5A Division II State Champions, the South Oak Cliff Golden Bears, opened this year’s playoffs with a 12-7 victory over Mansfield Summit last Friday to set up a meeting with the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards. That game will be played at the home of the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Nov. 19, at…

Discover Dallas ISD goes virtual


Dallas ISD offers families more than 100 specialty programs and schools in addition to great neighborhood schools. The time to decide which one is the best fit for your child is now, and we are here to help. Dallas ISD will hold a virtual Discover event on Dec. 3 to help parents understand the application process for choice schools and explore the variety of programs available at each grade level. Experts from each of the different programs will be available to answer questions. They will be joined by experts who can discuss transfers and special services, such as dyslexia accommodations…

Judge Louis A. Bedford, Jr. Law Academy renaming marks the start of a new era


Students, staff and community members gathered to celebrate the renaming of the former William Hawley Atwell Law Academy Saturday, Nov. 12. The school was officially renamed in honor of Louis Bedford, the first Black judge to serve in Dallas County. This milestone celebration featured remarks from two of Bedford’s children, Angela Bedford Walker and Louis A. Bedford III, as well as District 6 Trustee Joyce Foreman, and Deputy Chief of Teaching and Learning Michele Broughton. “L.A. Bedford was a good man. He loved people and he lived being a servant to others,” said his daughter.  “[Bedford] graduated from Brooklyn Law…

Dallas ISD sends multiple teams to UIL Football Playoffs


Coming off a big year in sports for Dallas ISD, we are excited to be sending a few of our varsity football teams to the UIL Football Playoffs. “Congratulations to each of our nine teams that made the UIL State Football Playoffs,” said Dr. Silvia Salinas, executive director of Athletics. “We are excited for our coaches and players who have worked hard all season to make a run in the postseason.” The reigning UIL Class 5A Division II State Champions, the South Oak Cliff Golden Bears, secured their spot in the playoffs and were named District 6-5A, Division II Champions.…

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