Skerbetz to head Dallas Academy

Skerbetz to head Dallas Academy

Dear Dallas Academy Community, It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mandi Skerbetz has been selected as the new Dallas Academy Assistant Head of School, effective June 1, 2020.  Dr. Skerbetz was chosen from a national pool of impressive candidates after a very thorough search process. In selecting Dr. Skerbetz as our new […]

Hillcrest student finds unexpected calling

Hillcrest student finds unexpected calling

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Luke Mock’s brother and sister were always big into acting, but when he started at Hillcrest High School as a freshman, he was a sports fan who joined the basketball team.But he didn’t enjoy playing basketball as much as he expected. And his junior year, he decided to follow his […]

H-E-B Excellence Award goes to Dallas ISD

From Dallas ISD For the last 19 years, the supermarket chain based in San Antonio has honored outstanding professionals from Texas public schools. At a special May 5 ceremony of the Excellence in Education Awards program held on Zoom, H-E-B Food/Drug Stores President Scott McClelland credited the incredible progress Dallas ISD has made over the […]

Educator taking each lesson a step at a time

Educator taking each lesson a step at a time

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports As schools across Dallas and the country closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, millions of parents suddenly began working from home while teaching and parenting. Juggling multiple roles at once can be challenging, but also full of opportunity. B.H. Macon Elementary has always made it a goal to connect with parents […]

Hill students learn about racial equality from home

Hill students learn about racial equality from home

By Josh Ault Seventh grade students at Robert T. Hill Middle School, just like all other students around the country, are adjusting to online learning. On April 16, they were able to have two guest speakers talk to them about racial inequality. Adam Murphy, a staff attorney, and Trey Walk, a justice fellow with the […]

Special Education Department is ready to meet the needs

Special Education Department is ready to meet the needs

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports This historic time of social distancing  is unique and challenging to everyone. The Dallas ISD Special Education Department is here to ease those worries through student and parental support and innovative teaching resources designed to meet the needs of every diverse learner.At-home learning resources are available on the district website to […]

Embrace your pets; don’t abandon

Embrace your pets; don’t abandon

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Coronavirus-19 (COVID 19) is a threat to dogs and cats — due to people’s panic, not the disease itself. In the DFW animal rescue community, there are anecdotal reports of people surrendering their pets to shelters, or taking them to their vet requesting euthanasia, out of concern about pets spreading coronavirus. […]

Designated delegates meet

Designated delegates meet

It is July, 1787. It is hot. Delegates from 13 states, most of whom cannot agree on much, have huddled together in secrecy to write the Constitution of the United States.  On February 26, to coincide with their study of American history, Lakehill’s fourth graders brought history to life with Jean Fritz’s musical, “Shh! We’re […]

Woodrow hosting competition for first time

The Woodrow Wilson robotics team, FTC 13916 aka the Retrobots, continued their successful run with a first-place finish at the regional qualifier at Wylie East High School. By taking the top spot the team qualified for the Texas UIL state competition on March 13-14, which will be held at Woodrow Wilson High School for the […]

DUC finds silver in Heart of Texas

DUC finds silver in Heart of Texas

By Lisa W. Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) novices returned to the shores of Festival Beach Park to race in the Heart of Texas Regatta on February 29 and March 1. At half the standard sprint distance, unrelenting intensity is the hallmark of races on the Heart of Texas’ seven-lane 1,000-meter course. Crews from Oklahoma […]

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