District Accolades -- 1/28/2016

January 28, 2016 Board Meeting


Botello Elementary earns AVID status

Felix G. Botello Elementary School has been named an AVID campus. The school met a number of stringent requirements in order to be considered for this distinction, which brings research based-strategies to students each day to develop thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.


Three district schools among Blue Ribbon nominees

Congratulations to the School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center and both the International Academy and Montessori Vanguard at George Bannerman Dealey. The schools are among 26 schools in Texas that have been nominated for the 2016 National Blue Ribbon award. The schools will now undergo a rigorous application process to determine who will receive the coveted award.


Seventeen students advance to county spelling bee

Dallas ISD will be well-represented in the upcoming Dallas County Spelling Bee. Seventeen students from across the district advanced during the district level competition held earlier this month. The county competition takes place in February.


Seagoville students recognized at stock show

Kudos to Seagoville High School welding students Morgan Noble and Mathew Martin whose project came in 8th out of 572 entries in the Fort Worth Stock Show Livestock Feeding and Watering Equipment category. The students spent more than 70 hours each designing, planning, welding and painting their round bale sled.


School awarded LULAC leadership grant

Congratulations to teacher Esmeralda Martinez and the LULAC Youth Council of Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School who won a $15,000 grant from LULAC and AT&T to create a campus leadership development program. The grant will fund student involvement in service learning, financial literacy and college and career exploration.


MLK oratory champ crowned

Kudos to fifth-grader Lyriq Turner, winner of the 2016 MLK Oratory Competition. Lyriq wowed the judges with her great speech about what Dr. King would be saying on the campaign trail if he were running for president.