Rose are red, violets are blue, Dallas has new poets, and it’s poetry month, too

Rose are red, violets are blue, Dallas has new poets, and it’s poetry month, too

Dallas has appointed its first poet laureate! In a special ceremony Wednesday morning at City Hall, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson named Joaquín Zihuatanejo the city’s first Poet Laureate and Madison Rojas, a student at Greenhill School, was named Youth Poet Laureate. In making the announcement, Johnson also proclaimed the month of April as Poetry Month […]

Run to benefit J.L. Long finally returns

Run to benefit J.L. Long finally returns

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 24th Annual Long Run is back. The certified 5K and 1K Family Fun Run and Walk starts and finishes at Willis C. Winters Park (previously known as Randall Park — across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School) located at 100 S. Glasgow Drive in Historic […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

BA students show their skills in Portfolio Defense  I was honored to participate recently in the Bryan Adams Leadership Academy’s Portfolio Defense, where students defended their scope of learning and academic achievements before a panel of teachers, staff and community members. As part of the defense, students were tasked with showing that they have acquired […]

Students take skills to national stage

Students take skills to national stage

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Quick! Let me hear the speech you’d give if you’d just won an Oscar, or what you’d say if you met the president. Tell me the winning words a coach would use to rally his losing team. Answer a few questions to land the job of your dreams, or give me […]

Students enjoy unique art opportunities

Students enjoy unique art opportunities

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Last month, more than 160 Dallas ISD middle school choir students competed at the Region 20 UIL Middle School All Region Choir contest, with 70 students earning a spot in one of the choirs! This honor reflects the high quality educational experiences taking place daily in the middle school visual and […]

Youth organizations benefit from MAVS

Youth organizations benefit from MAVS

For every remaining Dallas Mavericks home game victory, Head Coach Jason Kidd will make a financial donation to support youth education and after-school programs for underserved communities across North Texas. As part of the Dallas Mavericks and Jason Kidd Foundation commitment to youth education and empowerment in the community, Coach Kidd will personally donate $5,000 […]

Nominate favorite educators for award

Nominate favorite educators for award

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its annual Teacher of the Year Award. The purpose is to recognize educators K-12 who are providing outstanding education for their respective students. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and […]

Creative pioneers make visitors stop, think

Creative pioneers make visitors stop, think

By Becky Mayad Did you know that the three-light traffic light was invented by an African American? Or that laser cataract surgery was invented by a female African American ophthalmologist? And that Richard Bowie Spikes devised the first automatic transmission? Opening this week at the African American Museum, Dallas, the “African-American Pioneers in Science, Technology, […]

Team offering alternative to typical PE

Team offering alternative to typical PE

By Katrina Craycroft In the coming weeks, Metroplex high school students will select their courses for the 2022-2023 academic year. Electives allow each student to tailor his or her high school experience, but graduation requires credit in a few key subjects. Language arts, math, social studies and science may reflexively come to mind, but let […]

Volunteers unite to renew, revitalize

Volunteers unite to renew, revitalize

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 set to kick off five weekends of its annual Community Campus Day event on February 26.  During these five Saturday events, United to Learn will mobilize community volunteers from […]