Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start in District 3! I greeted students at Hexter and Jack Lowe Elementary Schools on the first day of school, while Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde greeted students at Emmett J. Conrad High School, and Chief Shannon Trejo welcomed the Sanger Stallions. Our students and staff are more […]

EFS breaks cycles of generational poverty

EFS breaks cycles of generational poverty

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY By Savannah Espirtu By the age of three, there is a 30 million-word gap between children from communities with little access to affordable early education, and their peers from more affluent neighborhoods. High-quality early childhood education is vital to a child’s social, emotional and academic development, and access to this must […]

Luka joins lineup for annual event

Luka joins lineup for annual event

By Taylor Mayad Game, set, match! Dirk Nowitzki has achieved basketball greatness, sold out charity baseball games and, this fall, will pay homage to his first love — tennis. Returning after a three-year break, the beloved NBA champ and Dallas Maverick favorite will host the fifth annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic on Sunday, […]

Teachers put service above self

Teachers put service above self

By Liz Oliphant Three teachers in the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) were honored as Teacher of the Year for elementary, middle and high schools, by the Rotary Club of Dallas at ceremonies on August 10.  Winning awards in 2022 are Natalie Hebert, Jill Emery and David Newhouse (pictured). Each teacher received a check […]

‘We read’ book fair returns to Museum

‘We read’ book fair returns to Museum

After a two-year hiatus, the Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair — the Southwest African American experience in books and story — returns on Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon-4 p.m. at the African American Museum, Dallas in Fair Park. Tulisoma — a Swahili word that means “we read” — is a community-based festival promoting literacy and […]

Backpacks and happy days

Backpacks and happy days

By Sharon Adams Rainbow Days hosted its 31st annual Back-to-School Celebration on Wednesday. Chaired by Carol Welwood and Honorary Chair Josh Howard, retired NBA All-Star in partnership with CAPTRUST, Title Sponsor, Lone Star Monarchs and numerous individual and corporate donors, Rainbow Days’ 31st Annual Back-to-School Celebration provided new backpacks, school supplies and uniforms to more […]

Fair’s Urban Farm exceeds goals

Fair’s Urban Farm exceeds goals

By Karissa Condoianis Announced in 2018, the million servings mission committed the State Fair of Texas and its signature program, Big Tex Urban Farms to grow and donate one million servings to the local community. In less than four years, the State Fair of Texas has made that goal a reality – donating 1,000,000 servings […]

Sponsors, volunteers needed to get campuses ready

Sponsors, volunteers needed to get campuses ready

By Carrie Dyer United to Learn (U2L), a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with Dallas ISD elementary schools to accelerate student achievement and grow purposeful leaders, is gearing up for the new school year by fulfilling thousands of teachers’ supply requests. Learning Launch, U2L’s annual supply and resource drive, equips Dallas elementary schools and classrooms for […]

District implements clear back pack rule

District implements clear back pack rule

The safety of students and staff is Dallas ISD’s top priority, and the district has taken several steps to ensure schools are safe learning environments. Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, students in sixth through 12th grade will be required to use clear or mesh backpacks. Other bags will no longer be allowed. Students will […]

Exhibit explores dark history of Fair Park

Exhibit explores dark history of Fair Park

The history of Fair Park comes with a troubling narrative of racism, segregation and government neglect. Artstillery, a local arts-based nonprofit, heard the stories of the neighborhood residents and are providing a platform for them to be told. Through hundreds of hours of interviews, Artstillery has created a brand-new, free of charge immersive experience titled, […]

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