There’s a new star on the Hilltop

There’s a new star on the Hilltop

By David Mullen In three months, SMU Athletics makes the move from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). One slight letter change in a conference acronym signals a red-letter milestone for the future of men’s college basketball at SMU. To that end, SMU has made a dramatic change on the […]

Mentor teaches value of trade professions

Mentor teaches value of trade professions

By Natalie Merrill Dallas resident Brian Reid knows that it takes dedication and work to achieve career success, but he also knows that it doesn’t require a college degree to get there. Reid, who now runs his own air conditioning repair company, wants to ensure that the next generation of workers know what opportunities are […]

Project-based learning helps students succeed

Project-based learning helps students succeed

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Jason Hamilton graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School in 2002 and has now come back to Dallas ISD to put his 24 years of culinary experience and 18 years as an executive chef to use in the district’s newest career and technical education initiative. Hamilton, a career and technical […]

Biomedical school inspiring future healers

Biomedical school inspiring future healers

From Staff Reports While the term “amygdala” may not bear much significance for the average person, elementary students attending Biomedical Preparatory at UT Southwestern (UTSW) understand it as the small structure inside the brain that processes emotions. Through experiential learning and the school’s partnership with the UTSW Medical Center, students easily grasp complex concepts like […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

The spring semester is in full swing, and I am proud to celebrate District 3’s students, team members and community. Their hard work and commitment to excellence is paving the way for student success and opportunities.  School Zone is back  Dallas ISD is bringing back two cherished TV programs: School Zone Dallas and Zona Escolar […]

Cash prizes available for local teachers

Cash prizes available for local teachers

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 […]

Student embraces her ‘authentic self’

Student embraces her ‘authentic self’

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Mariah T. has been lighting up the dance stage for as long as she can remember, a passion that grows daily as a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While working toward her dream of becoming a professional dancer, her dedication to dance […]

Monster makes reading available to all children

Monster makes reading available to all children

A local mom-owned business, Monster Yogurt, is now accepting children’s book donations. On March 2, in support of Read Across America, these books will be going to underserved children through elementary schools, homeless shelters such as Genesis Women Shelter and Anne’s Place drop off childcare center at Parkland Hospital. This Annual Children’s Book Drive was […]

Lee inspires next generation of leaders

Lee inspires next generation of leaders

By Lowry Manders “Courage, Confidence, Character … a Girl Scout has it all in her!”  This was the chant of dozens of excited Girl Scout troops of all ages gathered from around Lake Highlands, East Dallas and the larger community on a Sunday afternoon at Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church to meet one special woman. The […]

Retired drama teacher turns to directing

Retired drama teacher turns to directing

By Mark McKenzie For the past decade, former Lake Highlands High School drama teacher Nancy Poynter has provoked thought and stirred faith by staging mainstream theatrical events at Wilshire Baptist Church. The program, dubbed Faith in 3D, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with Poynter in the director’s chair when it presents its full-length production of […]