District Accolades -- 10/27/16

October 27, 2016 Board Meeting

Dallas ISD and Big Thought are the recipients of a $400,000 grant from The Wallace Foundation to help develop a strategic plan to provide social-emotional learning instruction for both in-school and out-of-school time. Twenty-three cities applied for the grant and Dallas ISD was one of 10 chosen. 

Dallas ISD has three 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools—The School of Health Professions at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center and George Bannerman Dealey’s International Academy and the Montessori Vanguard. The schools will travel to Washington, DC in November for an official ceremony. 

The Wilmer Hutchins High School “Marching Music Machine” Band has been invited to perform at the halftime show of the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl! The nationally televised game will be held on January 2 in the Superdome in New Orleans, LA.