Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

Basketball Players Spread Smiles and Cheer On a recent Saturday morning, Bryan Adams High School men’s basketball team took to the shores of White Rock Lake to participate in a community service event, the goal of which was to put a smile on the faces of all the runners, riders and everyone there.  For five […]

Helpful hints may ease school year jitters

Helpful hints may ease school year jitters

By Judy Babb March 2020 – a month that will go down in infamy. Schools closed, people started working from home, life as we knew it was over. No one knew what would happen next and, to a certain extent, we still don’t — it’s not over. The New York Times said in an Aug. […]

Parents seeking virtual school find few options

Parents seeking virtual school find few options

By Judy Babb As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, school districts across Texas looked at virtual school options for students who wanted to stay virtual for 2021-22. The Texas Education Association was moving ahead with offering virtual school for students and parents who wanted it for their children.  All that planning came to screeching halt when […]

Kits make summer learning fun

Kits make summer learning fun

By Taylor Mayad Summer learning loss has been prevalent for decades, but this year the problem is bigger, considering the tumultuous year young people faced with hybrid and remote learning. Science education — a challenging subject to teach, especially remotely — may have suffered the most. To help counter the situation, the Perot Museum of […]

Program grooms students for success

Program grooms students for success

By Tristan Hallman In its second year, Mayor Eric Johnson’s Dallas Works program is putting hundreds of young people to work this summer. Mayor Johnson launched Dallas Works in February 2020 with the goal of eventually employing thousands of young people each summer. He modeled the program on efforts in other cities such as Houston, […]

Mayor’s goal? 10,000 school packs!

Mayor’s goal? 10,000 school packs!

By Tristan Hallman Mayor Eric Johnson announced the 25th annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair will take place Aug. 6 at Fair Park. Families must register online at mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com to receive school supplies. The registration deadline is July 30. All families must meet 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines to receive assistance. The fair — a […]

Brave graduate takes on Texas legislators

Brave graduate takes on Texas legislators

By Rebecca Aguilar A few weeks ago, Paxton Smith was a high school senior ready to graduate and quietly go off to college. But now, the valedictorian is a worldwide viral sensation after delivering a surprise commencement speech against the Texas “Heartbeat Bill.”  “The speech has been blowing up everywhere, and I have been getting […]

Free BLING! camp part of STEM grant

Free BLING! camp part of STEM grant

Thanks to a generous gift from Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Texas Women’s Foundation awarded $638,844 to 29 Dallas/Fort Worth nonprofit organizations to increase usage of the IF/THEN Collection. The IF/THEN Collection is the world’s largest free resource of authentic and relatable photos, videos and biographies celebrating diverse, contemporary women in STEM careers and roles. Designed to […]

District committed to helping seniors succeed

District committed to helping seniors succeed

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports While she was usually a great student who had no problem with classes, Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School senior Alexy Ramirez found herself falling behind after school went virtual because of the pandemic. The constant distractions while learning from home — Netflix was one click away, after all, and […]

Senior Warriors pass on traditions

Senior Warriors pass on traditions

Last Friday, Lakehill Warriors from kindergarten to grade 11 cheered on the Class of 2021 at the annual Senior Day event. Seniors, wearing their college shirts, declared the colleges they plan to attend as well as their intended majors while everyone celebrated. Seniors and their parents started the day with a breakfast, courtesy of the […]

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