District 8 News

  • Dallas ISD Trustee Miguel Solis | December 2019

    Posted by Dallas ISD on 12/2/2019

    District 8 Kudos

    Special thanks to PNC Bank for their generous $50,000 donation to Burnet Elementary to support their tornado recovery effort. Burnet’s building was severely damaged during the October tornado outbreak and campus leaders will use the money to supplement and enhance scholar opportunities. 

    Congratulations to District 8’s Solar Preparatory School for Girls for being the attendance champion school. These young ladies had a nearly 99% attendance rate making them the number 1 school in District 8. Go Solar!

    Choice School Bus Stops

    The district will be adding four additional choice schools for the 2020-2021 school year. This exciting news means adding more students to the choice schools bus riders’ program. As the program grows, adjustments will need to be made to ensure equity throughout the district; acceptable ride times for as many students as possible; quality of educational experience for all students; and responsible stewardship of resources. The district is currently seeking feedback from community in regard to choice school bus stops. More information can be found at dallasisd.org/transportation.

    STEM Expo

    Come explore, design, build and create at the largest STEM expo in Texas! The Dallas ISD STEM Expo will take places on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center | 650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, Texas 75202. Register today at dallasisd.org/STEM. 

    Dallas County Promise

    Dallas ISD seniors at participating high schools are eligible to apply for the Dallas County Promise (DCP) Scholarship. Through this program, students can earn a last-dollar tuition scholarship to any Dallas County Community College District school and partner university. A last-dollar tuition scholarship covers any cost of tuition that need-based aid and scholarships do not cover. I encourage all eligible seniors to take the Promise Pledge at dallascountypromise.org. The deadline to take the pledge is February 7, 2020.

    Thank You and Happy Holidays

    This holiday season I find myself truly grateful for how our community has stepped up to help students and schools impacted by the October tornados. Thank you, Dallas, I am so proud to call you home. Wishing everyone happy holidays as you celebrate with your loved ones. There will be no classes starting Friday, Dec. 20 and students will resume classes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

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