Texas’ first student food truck unveiled

Texas’ first student food truck unveiled

From Staff Reports Dallas ISD, in partnership with Intuit, a financial software company, unveiled a student designed and operated food truck, a first-of-its-kind program in Texas. “Students in multiple career pathways will gain hands-on learning experience as they develop and apply technical, financial and entrepreneurship skills,” Oswaldo Alvarenga, deputy chief of Dallas ISD Strategic Initiatives, […]

Fourth grader wins!

Fourth grader wins!

Dallas ISD is proud to announce that Aiden B., a fourth-grade student from Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary STEAM Academy, won first place in the annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Aiden delivered an empowering message envisioning how Dr. King might […]

Mavs launch reading challenge for kids

Mavs launch reading challenge for kids

The Mavs Reading Challenge, presented by Whataburger, is back to encourage the love of reading for kids of all ages. In an effort to improve reading literacy throughout North Texas, the Mavericks and Whataburger’s Feeding Student Success initiative are challenging students, grades K-12, to join the program by reading 20 minutes a day, starting this week […]

New Eagle Scouts make Troop 80 proud

New Eagle Scouts make Troop 80 proud

By Mark Roden Boy Scouts of America Troop 80, based out of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, recently celebrated three new Eagle Scouts. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the scouting program. Only four percent of Scouts earn this rank after a lengthy process. The new Eagle Scouts from Troop 80 are: Roman Childress, […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

The holiday season is here and what better way to begin this festive season than by reflecting on some of District 3’s accomplishments? Thank you to all the students, team members and community contributors whose collective efforts keep propelling our schools forward. Your support has been instrumental in our shared success! Highlights in District 3  […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Fall is in the air, and District 3 has been celebrating with homecomings, championship victories and, as always, academic innovation and excellence! Recognizing extraordinary athletes It has been an incredible month for our District 3 athletes. Congratulations to Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy’s Wesley Pyffer, who was a regional qualifier for Cross Country this […]

Horses build rider’s confidence, stamina

Horses build rider’s confidence, stamina

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Horse kisses: the best medicine in the world. Horses are wonderful stress relievers. Brushing a horse’s tail or bathing him (while getting dirty in the process) has always been a calming, grounding experience for me. Horses are also powerful healers for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional needs.  Therapeutic […]

Scouts cook up win

Scouts cook up win

From Staff Reports In a remarkable feat of camaraderie and culinary prowess, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Boy Scouts Troop 43 emerged victorious, securing the coveted “Best in Show” Trophy at the annual STA Knights of Columbus Fall Food Festival held this past Saturday. Troop 43 braved “chili” temperatures, as they competed against dozens of “well-seasoned” competitors […]

Dallas ISD does esports

Dallas ISD does esports

More than just a pastime, esports can be a promising career path for students with the potential to earn a living. Dallas ISD’s aspiring young gamers will get their chance to turn passion into profession at the district’s first “Careers in Gaming Expo” at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 29 at New Tech High School at B.F. […]

Dallas County leads state with highest number of homeless families

Dallas County leads state with highest number of homeless families

By Stephanie Quinn The number of Dallas ISD students who experience homelessness or housing instability each year could fill all the available beds nationwide (4,117, according to Elevate North Texas Youth Shelter).  Both numbers are horrifying and unacceptable. That’s why Impact Communities-Dallas County supports National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and urges everyone to become familiar […]