Collegiate academy empowers triplets to earn college degrees while in high school
Collegiate academy empowers triplets to earn college degrees while in high school
If your artistic middle schooler adores performing and has vowed to pursue a career in music or dance, he or she now has new academic options in Dallas ISD. Based on the success of the collegiate academy model, the district is launching two new fine arts collegiate academies in August 2019.
Parents looking for a school for their gifted child now have two additional options available in Oak Cliff. The district will open Roger Q. Mills School for the Talented and Gifted and Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted in August 2019.
Dallas school district touts benefits of neighborhood schools
Forum features police, community conversation about lessening use of lethal force
The next few weeks should be a busy time for seniors still in search of funds for college. Many scholarships have application deadlines in March and April. Dallas ISD's Counseling Services department maintains a scholarship web page with links to funding from a variety of organizations who want to support students attending a certain college or pursuing a specific discipline or career.
A ribbon-cutting followed student choir, band and drama performances as staff, parents and students gathered for the naming ceremony for the Young Men's Leadership Academy at Fred Florence Middle School, the district's newest single-gender school for boys. Math Instructional Coach Derek Thomas opened the event and served as emcee, and Principal Dawn Walker welcomed district and city officials and community members.
The district's youngest teacher is a product of a Dallas ISD collegiate academy
Teacher Rose Bolden is a staunch advocate for her students who are working toward graduation in the Reconnection Center credit recovery program at J. Leslie Patton Academic Center, the district's high school for overage students. Bolden describes herself as cheerleader, coach and chief encourager for the 54 students enrolled in her classes.
If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were a candidate for U.S. president, what would he be saying today on the campaign trail? It's an intriguing topic and one that a number of Dallas ISD fourth- and fifth-graders have recently given a lot of thought.
Dallas ISD will offer high school juniors and seniors and their parents a helping hand navigating the path to college at the district's annual college fair set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, at the Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 Polk St.
We've all heard the saying, "It's what you don't know that can hurt you." That's certainly true of social media, the popular online tools that people use to connect with each other. The vast array of these tools and the prevalence of tweens and teens virtually glued to their smart phones can create problems for the unwary.
Families searching for a best-fit school for their students should make definite plans to attend this Saturday's Magnet and School Choice Fair showcasing the full spectrum of magnet and school choice options. The fair is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5, at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S.
On the first day of the new school year, Alex Sanger Elementary School welcomed a new class of 60 smiling and eager sixth-graders. El primer día de clases, la escuela Alex Sanger le dió la bienvenida a 60 alumnos del sexto grado sonrientes y ávidos por aprender.
Ask researchers how we will solve thorny problems like finding safe alternatives to fossil fuels and curing devastating illnesses, and chances are they will respond that we need more scientific study and more gifted minds searching for solutions.
Athlete and L.G. Pinkston High School senior Marquez Johnson is optimistic he'll be admitted to his top college choice, Texas A&M College Station. He knows it offers his preferred major, electrical engineering, and he has even visited the campus.
Almost everyone who knows Preston Hollow Elementary teacher Leanne Woods says she has a gift for teaching students with Down syndrome. Principal Tom Brandt describes her as a teacher of boundless energy who applies tough love to get her special needs students to grow when other teachers might give up.
Ben Dickerson served five years in the U.S. Coast Guard before making a move into education, first as a teacher, then assistant principal, and today, as principal of Edward H. Cary Middle School. Dickerson is one of dozens of administrators who moved into the top job for the first time at a district school this year.
The new head of Special Education, Tanya Browne, has come full circle in her career. The journalist-turned-educator started out in a Dallas ISD classroom in 1993. She later became a dean and associate principal before joining the Special Education department, first as supervisor of secondary programs and then director of curriculum and instruction.
Gone are the days when learning at Maple Lawn Elementary School meant virtually all students sat in classrooms dreaming about going outside for recess. Today, many of the school's 500-plus students spend part of their school day learning in an outdoor classroom equipped with plants, murals, structures for shade and wildlife habitats, water features, a compost station, and barrels that collect rainwater.
Seventeen-year-old Alison Geason is a determined young woman who knows where she's going and isn't wasting time getting there. Geason, a senior at the School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, says she's known since pre-school that she wanted to become a doctor.
Like virtually every high school senior, 18-year-old Landon Finley is looking forward to graduation. The South Oak Cliff student has won multiple scholarships, and has set his sights on attending Texas A&M University at College Station where he says his older brother, a former athlete and important role model, is in his second year and really loves the school and its rich traditions.
Walking the halls of W.H. Adamson High School with Community Liaison Maria Garcia, it's unusual to encounter anyone who doesn't know her even in the early days of a new school year. A mainstay at the Oak Cliff campus for 18 years, Garcia is still excited about her job connecting the school with parents and community resources.
Most days, schools are pleasant places where students and staff respect each other and practice courteous behavior. To increase the odds of maintaining a peaceful environment, the district wants to make sure everyone knows the rules of the road.
New Dallas ISD teacher Samuel Cross is looking forward to teaching choir at T.W. Browne Middle School. Cross was one of approximately 1,600 new teachers that attended a New Teacher Academy orientation event at Fair Park to learn about the district. Cross said he's pumped and ready to start the 2015 school year.
Mid-October is time for report cards and parent-teacher conferences. Most district schools will open their doors to welcome parents in to pick up report cards and speak with teachers about students' progress on the following dates: Monday, October 12 - High School Tuesday, October 13 - Middle School Thursday, October 15 - Elementary School Parents should call schools to confirm the conference dates and times and plan to participate in this critical opportunity to exchange valuable information...
There are probably many reasons cafeteria workers are highly thought of by the students they serve. They don't assign homework, require students to stay after school for tutoring, and probably never have occasion to send a student to the principal's office for misbehavior.
Stuffed bunnies, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Mother Goose, Dora the Explorer and Arthur are among the notable characters that peer out from almost every bookshelf in the library at Anne Frank Elementary School. It's testing week at the north Dallas school and, for the moment, the library is quiet.
From a doctoral candidate who teaches preK at Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center to a beloved Theater Arts teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School, the 12 nominees for Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year bring their passion and a wide range of skills to the classroom.
The 12 finalists for 2015 Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year are all distinguished teachers as measured by the Teacher Effectiveness Index. There are the four finalists in the secondary teacher category. One of these teachers will be named the district's 2015 teacher of the year at a special event being held Oct.
This week, students across Dallas ISD are sporting their favorite team jerseys, dressing as superheroes and having fun at activities planned to observe Red Ribbon Week. Behind this lighthearted celebration is the deadly serious issue of youth alcohol and drug abuse.
If you'd like to learn more about Toastmasters, you're invited to mark your calendar for 5:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 11, for an Open House sponsored by Dallas ISD Talk It Up Toastmasters Club in room 257 of the H.B. Bell School Support Services Building at 2909 N. Buckner Blvd.
Recycling saves money, conserves natural resources and cuts down on waste dumped into landfills. It just so happens it can also pay off for schools. Students at three Dallas ISD schools have embraced the practice in a major way by collecting paper waste, soft drink cans, and other recyclables on a consistent basis.