President Dan Micciche, District 3: It’s all about students

By Dan Micciche

Student achievement depends on a number of factors that include academics, extracurricular involvement, and social and emotional well-being, to name a few.

Student life in Dallas ISD is filled to the brim with vibrant opportunities in all of these areas. That’s the power of a great public school system, one that is able to bring a vast number of experiences and positive exposure to students to enrich their lives.

In District 3, the diversity in offerings can be seen in the unique programs that are available to students and also in the activities through which students immerse themselves in as they grow, develop, explore talents and skills they may not be aware they have.

Here’s a sampling of some of the ways students are thriving in Dallas ISD:


Bryan Adams High School’s Academic Decathlon team (pictured below) participated in the regional competition recently and earned the top spot in the medium school division. They are now preparing to take it to another level at the state competition in February. This is a first for the school, which will be one of four teams from the district competing in various categories.


Whether students are scientists, inventors or just kids with curiosity, Dallas ISD’s STEM Expo, the largest STEM event in the state, is always the place to be. Students at Robert T. Hill Middle School STEM Academy placed 1st in the Plant Science category; the 8th grade team also won the Design Award and the Middle School Excellence Award.


Bryan Adams HS music students also earned Superior ratings in the Dallas ISD Orchestra Solo & Ensemble competition.


On the athletic front, the boys swim team at Bryan Adams took first place and the girls scored second at the district swim meet. The top girl and boy swimmer and coach of the year also came from the school. Congrats to all of them.

Other news in District 3:

I’m proud of the work being accomplished at George Truett ES. The school has seen some gains in most of their content areas, and they continue to grow and serve their community, which is an important component to teaching students good citizenship. They are in the second year of the Brighter Bites program that serves about 35 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 200 families every week. Through this program, the school’s parental involvement continues to increase, and that’s a huge plus for students.