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 […]

Local students create Tibetan Prayer Flag exhibition

Local students create Tibetan Prayer Flag exhibition

By Susan Brower A new exhibition of Tibetan prayer flags designed by seventh grade students at St. John’s Episcopal School is now on display at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas. It explores the ancient cultural significance of their designs and labor intensive process behind the muslin hand-dyed […]

Lakehill’s robotic team advances to Regionals

Lakehill’s robotic team advances to Regionals

By Anna Knickel On December 4, Lakehill Preparatory School’s Robotics team made its debut at the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier at Marcus High School. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. The Lakehill Bionicles and their robot, Lewa, placed 16th among the 22 scheduled participants […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

Career Training is Flourishing in District 3 Schools The Career and Technical Education programs at Bryan Adams and Conrad High Schools are going strong. Students at Bryan Adams and Conrad high schools in District 3 can prepare for high-demand, high-wage careers in the following areas: construction, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, interior design and cybersecurity. The Bryan […]

Speaker series sends message loud and clear

Speaker series sends message loud and clear

By Suzanne M. Anderson St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church has been awarded a grant from Whitworth University to provide a Speakers Series on anti-racism and diversity and to paint a colorful mural at the church to encourage Lakewood neighbors to “Love One Another.”  The church is excited to announce the unveiling of the mural, scheduled for […]

M Streets resident answers the call

M Streets resident answers the call

By Rosanne Lewis Longtime M Streets resident Lisa Ryan developed powerful advocacy skills while caring for her aging parents in their final years. When she picked up a brochure at Dallas CASA’s annual Parade of Playhouses event at NorthPark Center, she wondered if those advocacy skills might translate to working with children. “I am single […]

New schedules help teachers focus on kids

New schedules help teachers focus on kids

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Superheroes — and a few well-dressed supervillains — took over 41 Dallas ISD schools this week. But instead of a battle of good versus evil, these teachers and students are tackling something just as important: unfinished learning. The 41 schools adopted an intersession calendar, which extends the school year to start […]