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Bike raffle rewards Dan D. Rogers Elementary students with perfect attendance


Two students at Dan D. Rogers Elementary School are riding high after winning a special raffle for students with perfect attendance. Schumacher Clinical Group, which is a new community partner of Rogers Elementary, donated two bikes to raffle off to students who didn’t miss any class during the first semester. First-grader Aylin Gutierrez Vega and fourth-grader Brandon Ibarra were the raffle winners.

Trustee Spotlight: Bernadette Nutall


Trustee Bernadette Nutall represents District 9, and she shares how community support in her district is helping students soar. Below is an excerpt from her monthly column, which appears in the Dallas Weekly. Community generosity is fueling success at District 9 schools It’s shaping up to be another exciting year in District 9, with community organizations stepping up in an amazing way to support our students. To mention a few examples: o    A partnership between tech giant NEC and the Young Women’s Preparatory Network led to the donation of a second computer lab to Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School.…

Spring parent-teacher conferences begin this week for elementaries


Parent-teacher conferences for the Spring 2018 semester begin this week with elementary school conferences on Thursday, Jan. 18. Meeting with their children’s teachers is one effective way to support their children’s academic progress. The conferences continue for high schools on Monday, Jan. 22, and middle schools on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Check with individual schools to find out at what times conferences will be conducted. The conferences are an opportunity for parents to check in with their child’s teachers, discuss their child’s classroom behavior, homework habits and other factors that can impact student progress. Make the most of the conferences with…

Lincoln High School basketball player nominated for McDonalds’ All-American Game


We’re Lovin’ It: Lincoln High School Girls Basketball Player Kennedy Taylor has been nominated for the prestigious 2018 McDonalds’ All-American Game. Taylor led the Tigers during the 2016–2017 season to a 32–7 record, averaging 19 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals per game on her way to securing her third consecutive District MVP honor. On top of her basketball accolades, Taylor is a 10-4A District champion in tennis and in multiple track and field events. Taylor also currently ranks number one in her class, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is a Dale Hansen Sports Scholar.

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