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 […]

Local teacher prepares to launch futures

Local teacher prepares to launch futures

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Karla Smith’s passion for STEM led her to the otherworldly experience of attending a Space Camp for teachers at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. As one of the 10 percent of applicants chosen for the opportunity, Smith, a science teacher at Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy, engaged in […]

Teach for America comes to St. John’s

By Karla K. Wigley St. John’s Episcopal School and Teach for America DFW will host an in-depth conversation about cultivating young leaders, colloquially known as Gen Z, on March 5. This invitation-only event will include independent school thought leaders, respected community influencers and TFA alumni from throughout the DFW area. Gen Z, the largest, most […]

Students in top 20 percent receive honors

Students in top 20 percent receive honors

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its monthly student awards to four Lake Highlands High School (LHHS) students at its February 14 meeting. Character counts awards are presented each month to two students who display outstanding character traits at school and in the community. Youth of the Month awards go to students who excel […]

Teachers to get more money

Teachers to get more money

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports A new report shows that Dallas ISD continues to retain a higher number of effective teachers, which in turn is improving student performance under the Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI). Meanwhile, TEI is expected to bring Dallas ISD an additional $28 million in funds from the state under House Bill 3. While […]

Celebrate recovery with Hubcap Pancakes

Celebrate recovery with Hubcap Pancakes

By Cynthia Smoot In celebration of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Dallas 24 Hour Club is hosting a Pancake Special with their ginormous Hubcap Pancakes, which are the size of an actual hubcap and a staple in the 24 Hour’s history. For decades, the Hubcap Pancakes have been served with a dollop […]