The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start in District 3! I greeted students at Hexter and Jack Lowe Elementary Schools on the first day of school, while Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde greeted students at Emmett J. Conrad High School, and Chief Shannon Trejo welcomed the Sanger Stallions. Our students and staff are more than ready to take on the challenge of a new year, and we are looking forward to celebrating their many accomplishments.
Accelerating learning in District 3
Dallas ISD made significant gains despite COVID-19 challenges to learning and maintained its pre-pandemic score of 86. With the “B” grade from the Texas Education Agency, the district has a baseline for success as staff, students and families begin the 2022-2023 school year. Bryan Adams High School earned six academic distinctions, and Conrad High School earned three academic distinctions. Martha Turner Reilly Elementary, Alex Sanger Preparatory and Charles Gill Elementary each earned five academic distinctions. Casa View Elementary earned four distinctions, and Larry G. Smith Elementary and Truett Elementary each earned three distinctions. Lee McShan Elementary earned two distinctions, while Bayles earned one distinction.
We are especially excited for the Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School community for earning four academic distinctions and an “A” rating from the Texas Education Agency. This school has one of the highest poverty levels in the state (98 percent of the students are economically disadvantaged) and one of the highest levels of English language learners (84 percent).
Earning international recognition
The Casa View Elementary School LadyBots are coming into the new year stronger than ever. Elementary school students from five Dallas ISD schools won the VEX IQ Challenge at the VEX World Robotics Championship in Dallas, leading to international recognition for our brilliant students. I am so proud of their efforts and cannot wait to see what they achieve in the coming months.
Bryan Adams Homecoming Parade
The Bryan Adams Homecoming Parade will be held on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Come out and join the fun!
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is almost here. In 1988, Congress designated the entire month of Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Be on the lookout for ways your campus can celebrate, empower, remember and appreciate the cultural heritage of our students and staff.