District Accolades -- 3/31/2017

March 23, 2017 Board Meeting


  • Maceo Smith New Tech High School recently became the district’s first high school to be designated an official AVID National Demonstration School. 
  • The African American Museum hosted the district’s art exhibit in observation of Youth Art Month. Nearly 800 elementary students had the opportunity to showcase their work at the museum. 
  • Sunset High School young entrepreneurs earned Gold Level Certification for their work operating and managing the school store. The students competed in the DECA State Career Development Conference where they received the award. 
  • The Sunset RoboFlash robotics team continues to make news. The group was recently featured in Dallas Innovates for its groundbreaking accomplishments. The team, comprised of students with special needs, now has the distinction of being the first such team to compete in a FIRST Robotics Competition in Texas. 
  • Kudos to the Skyline High School Mock Trial team that topped 26 teams to claim first place in this month’s regional competition sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and the district’s Social Studies Department. The team also claimed second place in the state competition. 
  • The Skyline Raiders also took top honors in the UIL District 6A One-Act Play contest, winning all-star cast award, best actor, and best technical crew. Congratulations to the cast and director Natalie King.
  • Robert T. Hill Middle School recently won first place in the annual Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Cookie Box Creations Competition—a STEM-focused event. The team used 1,000 empty cookie boxes to build a large structure representing Amelia Earhart’s airplane to emphasize the lasting impact women have made in aviation. 
  • Townview Science and Engineering Magnet’s robotics team Iron Reign recently took 1st place at the FTC Robotics North Texas Regional Championship. They earned the Inspire Award, the tournament’s top honor. Their alliance also won their division in the robot game and was a finalist for alliance over all. The team advanced to the UIL Robotics Texas State Championship and the 12 State South Super Regional Championship in Georgia.