District Accolades -- 11/19/2015

November 19, 2015 Board Meeting


Students talk their way to the top

Congratulations to our high school debate teams that participated in the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance tournament earlier this month. Brianne Montalvo and Madison White from Trini Garza Early College High School won the Novice division; Aedenise Nieves and Zoe Sifuentes, also from Garza, took the junior varsity division; and Gabriel Jankovsky and Alexander Van Geenen from Woodrow Wilson High School won the varsity championship.


Middle school students also competed this month with William B. Travis Academy sweeping the advanced division. Those students are: Tess Tippets, Lindsay Hudspeth, Julianne Tai, Olivia Northcutt-Wyly, Isabela Alameda, Jonathan Cartwright, Olivia Gaetz and Kate Springs.


Academic Decathlon teams advance to regionals

Congratulations to David W. Carter and L.G. Pinkston high schools which will represent the district in the small school division at the regional competition of the Academic Decathlon in January.


The teams will be joined by other schools in the medium division: Seagoville, Moises E. Molina, Bryan Adams, H. Grady Spruce, North Dallas, Emmett J. Conrad, and Hillcrest high schools.


Large school division teams advancing are: TAG, SEM, Rangel, W.T. White, Health Professions and Lassiter Early College High School.


Students are not talking trash, they’re recycling it

Kudos to students who participated in the 2015 First Lego League Trash Trek Challenge that required teams to explore the world of trash, from collecting, sorting, and recycling and complete a robotic project to assist them in their efforts. The top teams are: Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary, Thomas C. Marsh Academy, and Stevens Park Elementary.


Partnerships that work

A big thank you to the Walnut Hill Neighborhood Association for presenting more than $22,000 to Walnut Hill Elementary to help fund the school’s butterfly garden, and to the Rotary Club of Dallas for donating more than 130 dictionaries to L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary.