Come Discover Dallas ISD, Dec. 2 and 9
The Discover Dallas ISD citywide school fair is around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to check out the many educational options available to students and families throughout the area. To make it easier for parents to navigate, this year the fair takes place in four quadrants of the city over two separate Saturdays. Parents are welcome to attend any of the events. Magnets, special programs and transformation schools from across the district will be at all four events.
Dec. 2 – Discover Dallas ISD, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
(Southwest) Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk St.
(Southeast) Skyline High School, 7777 Forney Road
Dec. 9 – Discover Dallas ISD, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
(Northwest) Alfred J. Loos Field House, 3815 Spring Valley Road
(Northeast) Emmett J. Conrad High School, 7502 Fair Oaks Ave.
Discover Dallas ISD highlights the wide variety of programs offered by the district: magnets, collegiate academies, single-gender, two-way dual language, neighborhood schools and so many more. It also gives parents an opportunity to speak with school staff.
Come Discover Dallas ISD and find out what the district offers for your child.
Other news in District 7:
Students score gold
Chess is one of the best ways to get students thinking analytically. Dallas ISD’s chess program is huge, and recently District 7 students participated in the districtwide competition. Congratulations to gold medal winners: Jose Gasca and Nataly Macias, Louise W. Kahn Elementary; Anthony Chavez, Leila P. Cowart Elementary; Adrian Manzanares, Margaret B. Henderson Elementary; and Jared Solorzano, Sunset HS. The W.H. Adamson HS team took first place in the 11th-12th grade division, and Sunset placed third.
Campus Teachers of the Year
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of those teachers who, everyday, take our children by the hand and guide, nurture, and teach them so they are prepared to go forward into the world and chart their own path. It is, without a doubt, one of the most noble of professions that helps to mold our future and plants seeds of greatness, discovery and possibilities.
Dallas ISD recently celebrated its Campus Teachers of the Year, and they each deserve our highest praise. I’m proud to recognize those in District 7:
Sam Anderson, Adamson High
Michael Ward, Arcadia Park Elementary
Brenda Delgado, Arturo Salazar Elementary
Ana Rodriguez, Bethune Elementary
Tamara Reeder, James Bowie Elementary
Claudia Vela, Nancy Cochran Elementary
Cynthia Miller, Leila P. Cowart Elementary
Alice Segura, Donald Elementary
Michelle Massey, Felix Botello Elementary
Carol Smithson, Greiner Exploratory Arts
Vickie Villarroel, L.K. Hall Elementary
Hector Rodriguez, Hector Garcia Middle School
Firdowsa Abdi, Margaret B. Henderson Elementary
Tomas Chavira, Hogg Elementary
Jaclyn Frison, Lida Hooe Elementary
Joo Oh, Anson JonElementary Elementary
Ana Castorena, Sidney Lanier Vanguard
Lisa Theiss, Molina High
Emma Peoples, Peabody Elementary
Danielle Tillis, Pease Elementary
Cheryl Pearson, Peeler Elementary
Juana Martinez, Quintanilla Middle School
Raquel Olmos, Reagan Elementary
Krystal Sanchez, Rosemont Elementary
John Soto, Rosemont Middle School
Gutierrez Octavio, Stevens Park Elementary
Beth Poquette Drews, L.V. Stockard Middle School
Roger Hilton, Sunset High
Donielle Edwards, Trini Garza High
Dolores Estrada, C.M. Soto Elementary
Ramon Collado Martinez, Winnetka Elementary
I am grateful for each of you for making the grade every day. Students are better because of your efforts.
Have a great Thanksgiving! The district will be closed Nov. 20-24.
Audrey Pinkerton is the District 7 representative on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees