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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

Audrey Pinkerton

Audrey Pinkerton is the District 7 representative on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees