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Two Dallas ISD schools rank among the best at State Academic Pentathlon competition


Two Dallas ISD schools ranked among the very best in the State Academic Pentathlon competition! Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School’s eighth-grade team came in third place and Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle School’s eighth-grade team came in the top 10 out of 85 schools. Rangel’s seventh-grade team came in fifth place out of 77 teams. Texas Academic Pentathlon is the middle school competition equivalent to Academic Decathlon and Lone Star Challenge. Nine-member middle school teams complete five exams in different subject areas. Each year’s competition has a different theme, with this year’s theme being Africa. Here are the Dallas…

Luncheon celebrates outstanding Dallas ISD alumni succeeding in college


A graduate luncheon celebrated more than 30 Dallas ISD alumni who are succeeding in college. ScholarShot commemorated students at the event on April 30. ScholarShot is a non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk students earn and complete life-changing vocational, associate or undergraduate degrees through a developed proven model of academic navigation, personal guidance and financial support. These are the Dallas ISD alumni who were honored, as well as what high school they graduated from and where they are pursuing their degree. Sharmonique Ellis- L.G. Pinkston High School; El Centro College Yesenia Medina- Emmett J. Conrad High School; Eastfield College Athziri Rodriguez- Justin…

Thousands of students learn to prevent, respond to gun violence


Thousands of Dallas ISD students learned how they can help prevent or respond to an active shooter crisis at a first-of-its kind situational awareness training at American Airlines Center. The See, Say, Do Something Campaign was created through a partnership between Dallas ISD, American Airlines Center and the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). In addition to speakers from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Dallas ISD Police, among others, Dallas ISD Teen School Board members led a panel discussion on how to address the issue of gun violence in schools. “It’s imperative that we focus on what…

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge kicks off with help from Dallas ISD students


Read and get rewarded! In an effort to keep academic skills sharp and encourage the whole family to read every day, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings joined students from Charles Rice Learning Center and community supporters to kick off the 2018 Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. The free 10-week program, which runs June 2-Aug. 11, encourages daily reading of books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks and e-books. Presented by Epsilon, the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is a family affair open to children and adults. Participants can enjoy great prizes and more than 2,500 weekly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities offered throughout…

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