A poet by any other name would smell as sweet

A poet by any other name would smell as sweet

Every two years, a local poet is honored with the title of Dallas Poet Laureate to recognize a career in writing exemplary poetry and their role in sharing poetry with the greater community. The search is now open for the second poet laureate, who will hold the office from April 2024-March 2026. Throughout the course […]

Natural world of city comes to life at expo

Natural world of city comes to life at expo

Experience natural Dallas! From wildlife and native plants to fossils and waterways, there’s much to explore. Learn more about nature in your city and your own backyard at the Natural Dallas Community Expo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Central Library. The expo will feature a gathering of community organizations and […]

Registration now open for free supplies

Registration now open for free supplies

MAYOR’S BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde, Mayor Eric L. Johnson and Junior League of Dallas President Christina N. Eubanks announced that the 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair will take place on Friday, August 4, inside the Automobile Building and Centennial Hall at […]

Stock Up for summer campaign begins

Stock Up for summer campaign begins

By Kristi Bare Wilkinson Center announces its annual campaign, Stock Up for Summer, has a goal of raising $100,000 to ensure that 3,500 children do not go hungry this summer. Summertime is a historically challenging time for families — with children home and missing their school-provided meal. This year is no exception with rising food […]

Seniors recognized for multilingual skills

Seniors recognized for multilingual skills

More than 60 different languages are spoken throughout Dallas ISD. Being bilingual is a distinct honor and a unique skill set that continues to be in high demand in the workforce. And Dallas ISD students continue to differentiate themselves from other students across the country by receiving state and global recognition for proficiency in a […]

Professional headshots added bonus for students

Professional headshots added bonus for students

WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation (WWHSCF) recently announced that 29 graduating high school seniors have been awarded 30 Foundation scholarships commencing in the fall of 2023. On May 9, WWHSCF hosted an event at Lakewood Country Club to honor this year’s recipients and recognize the generosity of […]

Dallas ISD sets new rule

Dallas ISD sets new rule

From Staff Reports In an ongoing effort to ensure safer schools, Dallas ISD will require clear backpacks for all students starting in the 2023-2024 school year. As an additional option, mesh backpacks will be acceptable, however clear ones are preferred. Students may carry a small, nonclear pouch in their backpack to hold personal items, such […]

Wang wins scholarship

Wang wins scholarship

The International Society had their annual Cinco de Mayo party May 5 at the home of Barbara Crow. Entertainment was provided by three flamenco dancers from Flamenco Fever. The annual scholarship donation was given to Claudia Wang, a Southern Methodist University music major. Amanda Dotseth, director of the Meadows Museum, was in attendance for the […]

Community pride part of free camp’s agenda

Community pride part of free camp’s agenda

With school officially out and summer camps across the Metroplex in full swing, a special east Dallas organization is providing the summer camp experience for children who are vulnerable and/or homelessness. Interfaith Family Services’ (IFS) summer school program is a vital piece of its curriculum for children, as leaders focus on mitigating any chance of […]

Young artist ready to ‘Go everywhere!’

Young artist ready to ‘Go everywhere!’

By Gordon Shattles Sophia Wilson, an eighth-grade student at Charles M. Blalack Middle School in Carrollton, is this year’s Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual Student Art Contest. Sophia’s artwork, based on this year’s theme “Go here. Go there. Go everywhere” gave students from kindergarten through 12th grade an opportunity […]

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