Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

The end of the school year is almost here, but nothing can slow our community down. Before I recognize some incredible accomplishments from our students and staff, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to provide input in the superintendent search. Every voice matters in District 3! 

Dan Micciche

Reaching new heights in robotics 

District 3 is known for our excellent robotics programs, and our students continue to go above and beyond. Casa View Elementary School became one of five Dallas ISD schools that will send students to compete at the Destination Imagination Global Finals from May 21-24. Our students will take on open-ended challenges and present their solutions in Kansas City, Missouri, alongside other advanced teams from around the world.  

Meanwhile, the Conrad High School Robotics team took first place at the FIRST Robotics Competition and then competed at the state level in April, and the Casa View LadyBots won the Excellence Award — the highest award given — at the VEX IQ Elementary School Tournament in Iowa. We are so proud of these innovative students. 

Delivering high notes

The Dallas ISD Instrumental Music UIL evaluations for High School Band and Orchestra are complete, and Bryan Adams High School Orchestra is a shining star. These gifted students received the highest rating for their concert performance, and I cannot wait to cheer them on at their next performance. 

Celebrating our Cluster Principal of the Year 

Congratulations to Principal Lora Morris of Larry G. Smith Elementary! After being nominated by her peers for her continual support of her staff, students and community, she became one of the Cluster Principals of the Year. Thank you, Principal Morris. 

Bringing home scholarships — and changing lives

The Junior League of Dallas recently recognized 10 Dallas ISD students from Conrad, Thomas Jefferson and South Oak Cliff high schools as finalists in the ninth annual Women LEAD scholarship competition. Each of these students demonstrated what it means to learn, excel, achieve and dream. 

Another Conrad student, senior IIlias Gomez, received a full-ride scholarship from Dallas College thanks to his determination and hard work in the P-Tech program. By the time Illias graduates, he will have earned his high school diploma and an associate  degree in applied science in interactive simulation and game technology. 

Our graduating seniors have seen their lives transformed, and now they are ready to head into the world and change the lives of people around them. Way to go, District 3!