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  • Dallas ISD Trustee Maxie Johnson | September 2019

    Posted by Dallas ISD on 9/30/2019

    As most of you know, August 15, 2019 my family joined a select group of families who have lost a loved one to senseless gun violence. Please allow me to be transparent for a moment.  The sudden and untimely death of my oldest son has taken me on a journey I would wish on no one.  On behalf of my family, I would like to acknowledge the abundance of support and words of comfort we received. Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but please know that we appreciate every word, thought, prayer and deed.  

    I firmly believe that in the wake of every tragedy there lies opportunity.  Opportunity to serve, opportunity to grow.  My son is only one of a growing number of young people who’s lives have been cut short due to growing violence in our community.  Educational inequalities lead to poverty. Poverty, too often, leads to violence.  While it is a path I did not want to take, it has caused me to look at educational inequities through a different lens.  As District 5 Trustee, I want our scholars, parents and communities to know that I am committed to ensuring that every Dallas ISD student is provided with a safe, equitable learning environment staffed with caring qualified, high-performing teachers and administrators.  My goal is to ensure that every child can reach their full potential through a dynamic Dallas ISD education. 

    District 5 High Fives

    Please help me congratulate the District 5 Schools A/B Honor Roll.  These schools received
    TEA ratings of either an A or B for the 2018/19 school year:

    A Honor Roll

    • Wright Lassiter Jr. Early College
    • School for the Talented and Gifted
    • School of Science and Engineering
    • Dallas Environmental Science Academy
    • Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
    • Rosie Sorrells Education and Social Service Magnet
    • School of Business and Management
    • School of Health Professions

    B Honor Roll

    • William Travis Vanguard Academy
    • Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
    • Harry Stone Montessori Academy
    • W. Harllee Early Childhood Center
    • W. Bushman Elementary
    • L. Marsalis Elementary
    • William Brown Miller Elementary
    • New Tech High School at B F Darrell
    • N. Ervin Elementary
    • F. Carr Elementary

    Congratulations to South Oak Cliff High School on their increased enrollment due to academic success which includes four academic distinctions from TEA.

    Wilmer Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony – Tuesday, September 24 at 10 a.m.

    The community is invited to join Dallas ISD leaders and officials of the city of Wilmer, Texas, for the groundbreaking for Wilmer Elementary School. The event will feature remarks by school district and elected officials and performances by students from nearby Wilmer-Hutchins High School and Kennedy-Curry Middle School. The location of the new school is 510 East Belt Line Road in Wilmer.

    Roosevelt High School Relaunch Celebration – Saturday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m.

    District 5 Trustee Maxie Johnson, Roosevelt High School alumni and community members will gather to mark the beginning of construction to update some 75 percent of the campus. The $36 million in construction improvements will include a new secure formal entrance, fine arts addition/storm shelter, new CTE building, new administrative offices, student-run restaurant, library/media center, classroom addition, new cafeteria, competition gym and interior and exterior renovations.

    Please feel free to contact me at (972) 925-3720 or at MaxieJohnson@dallasisd.org with questions about Dallas ISD in general and District 5 specifically. Thanks for supporting Dallas ISD.

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