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Sports Return to DeSoto ISD
09/24/2020
DeSoto ISD has implemented several measures to ensure the health and safety of its student-athletes, coaches, and fans.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Trustee Aubrey C. Hooper Bids Farewell After Nine Years of Service
09/24/2020
The community is invited to join the virtual Send-Off Celebration for DeSoto ISD Trustee Aubrey Christopher Hooper as he bids farewell to the School Board. The virtual celebration will be held via the district's YouTube channel, DeSotoISDVideo, Friday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Chef Appreciation Week
09/17/2020
DeSoto ISD and Chartwells applaud District Executive Chef Jesse Ortiz,Jr. and ALL of the heroes behind the food in the Child Nutrition Department, especially those who prepared and served meals to our DeSoto Community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DeSoto ISD Announces a Community Training for Effective Governance
09/16/2020
DeSoto ISD announces a Community Training for Effective Governance on Tuesday, September 22 at 6PM. The session will be held virtually and is open to all members of the community.
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Lunch & Learn Information
DeSoto ISD to Host Virtual Lunch & Learn
08/24/2020
Beginning at noon on Friday, August 28, 2020, DeSoto ISD will host a virtual Back-to-School Lunch and Learn.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer Grab N’ Go Meals
08/21/2020
Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, district students will be able to enjoy nutritious meals through contactless Grab N’ Go meal distribution at several DeSoto ISD campuses.
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TEA-Mandated Public Hearing Rules of Engagement
08/20/2020
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees and administration invite the school community to participate in the Thursday, August 20, 2020 Public Hearing regarding the published findings of the district’s recent TEA investigation.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Public Hearing
08/18/2020
A Special Called Meeting and Public Hearing on SAI conducted by the Texas Education Agency of the Board of Trustees of DeSoto ISD will be held on August 20, 2020
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VP Fleming Earns LTASB Master Trustee Designation
08/18/2020
DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Vice President DeAndrea Fleming has earned the Leadership Texas Association of School Board’s Master Trustee Designation.
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NTFB Plans August Distribution
08/17/2020
Distribution will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. To receive food, visitors must be in a vehicle. No proof of identification is necessary.
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District Delays In-Person Instruction
08/13/2020
All DeSoto ISD students will begin the first four weeks of school via home-supervised learning through the Anytime, Anywhere Learning platform through October 2, 2020.
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DeISD Unveils Revised 20-21 Calendar
07/28/2020
DeISD students will return to school for the 2020-2021 academic year on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The decision was approved by the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees on July 27, 2020.
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DeSoto High School Partners with North Texas Food Bank and U.S. Army National Guard for DeSoto Distribution Day
07/24/2020
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) Mobile Pantry and U.S. Army National Guard partnered with DeSoto High School and the DeSoto Independent School District to serve area families during the current coronavirus global health pandemic.
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DeSoto East Middle School Teacher of the Year Makes History with International Virtual Choir
07/22/2020
Jamal Walker, DeSoto East Middle School choir director and campus teacher of the year, was one of six hand-picked choristers featured on CBS Sunday Morning. He participated in the largest virtual choir ever assembled by Grammy-award winning composer Eric Whitacre.
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DESOTO HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR!
07/21/2020
Principal Shon Joseph of DeSoto High School in DeSoto Independent School District has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year.
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North Texas Food Bank to Host Second DeSoto Distribution Day
07/16/2020
The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry will distribute kitted food boxes on July 21 at DeSoto High SchoolDeSoto ISD and DeSoto High School in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on Tuesday, July 21.
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DeSoto ISD Joins Best Southwest Districts to Request a Delayed Start of School Year
07/16/2020
DeSoto ISD,Cedar Hill ISD, Duncanville ISD and Lancaster ISD intend to delay the start of school to follow the Labor Day weekend - Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Each school district plans to take to their respective Board of Trustees a calendar that reflects school starting after Labor Day.
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DeSoto ISD Intros Two Options For 20-21
07/10/2020
DeSoto ISD will utilize the Anytime, Anywhere Learning system to guide education for our students this fall through two options designed to provide choice and support for our families and their scholars.
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Designing Education for Special Populations
07/02/2020
One aspect of focus for students who receive special education and related services is ensuring that students receive modifications, accommodations, and inclusion support services required in their various individual education plans.
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DHS Choir Director Nominated For GRAMMY
06/30/2020
DeSoto High School Choir Director Pamela Dawson has been named one of the quarter-finalists for the 2021 Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Hall of Honor Class of 2020
06/24/2020
DeSoto ISD announces the Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2020! This year we honor two hard-working and long-serving individuals, Donald Gant and Linda Murphree, with the Distinguished Service Award!
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Olympic Hopeful Mentors DeSoto Volleyball Team
06/24/2020
The DeSoto High School girls volleyball team enjoyed the opportunity to discuss their sport with aspiring Olympian and professional volleyball player Chiaka Ogbogu.
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DeSoto ISD Now Enrolling for the 20-21 School Year - Accepting New and Out-of-District Students
06/23/2020
Choose to Be an Eagle! The Selective Enrollment application window is for academically-dedicated students who reside outside of the DeSoto ISD attendance boundaries and desire to become a DeSoto Eagle. Apply online today!
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Plant Services Preps Buildings for Reopening
06/16/2020
Since the onset of the global Coronavirus pandemic in early March, the Plant Services team has made sanitizing and thoroughly cleaning all of the district’s campuses and facilities a top priority. The Plant Services team has diligently worked hours to maintain a safe environment for students and staff.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Shares Crisis Priorities Adopted Amid Pandemic
06/16/2020
The DeSoto ISD School Board identified and adopted a set of Board Crisis Priorities to provide a clear, yet, narrowed focus to guide the work of the district during the pandemic.
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District Establishes Task Force to Plan Reopening
06/15/2020
The district-wide task force is composed of DeSoto ISD teachers and leaders assigned to various subcommittees focused on-campus health and wellness; academic continuity; operations; educational continuity for special populations; and campus and student services continuity.
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DHS Grads Receive Scholarships From Fraternity
06/08/2020
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. awarded three DeSoto High School graduates scholarships.
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Advanced Academics offers Summer Reading Club
06/04/2020
DeSoto ISD Families are invited to join Advanced Academics this summer for the Summer Book Club.
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DHS Students Host North Texas Food Bank Distribution Day
06/04/2020
Twelve DeSoto High School student athletic trainers jump-started the idea of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) DeSoto Distribution Day to help their community.
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DeSoto Redesigns Staffing as it Recruits for the Future
06/04/2020
As the district continues its effort to redesign the educational experience for students, it is also redesigning its organizational approach to professional development, staffing and recruiting.
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DeSoto ISD Summer 2020 Meals
05/26/2020
Starting June 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, DeSoto ISD will offer summer meal distribution at four locations.
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Senior Spotlight – The Drum Major
05/21/2020
Rayven Perkins came to DeSoto ISD in the third grade and is one of five Eagle Band members in the top 10 of the class of 2020.
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Graduation 2020
DeSoto High School Announces Its Class of 2020 Senior Celebrations
05/20/2020
DeSoto Independent School District and DeSoto High School announce graduation proceedings for the DeSoto High School Class of 2020 will take place May 27 and 28.
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Senior Spotlight - Focused on College
05/20/2020
DHS Class of 2020 top ten senior Alanah Armstead has had her sights on college since the 7th grade. Now she's going to Yale!
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Senior Spotlight - Defining Adaora
05/19/2020
Meeting Adaora Nwosu, even virtually, is a joyful experience. This top ten class of 2020 senior has attended DeSoto ISD schools since kindergarten.
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DeSoto Hires New Basketball Coach
05/15/2020
The DeSoto Independent School District is excited to announce Richard Bacon as the next Head Boys Basketball Coach for DeSoto High School.
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DeISD School Board Approves Mental Health Days
05/14/2020
The DeSoto ISD School Board recently approved mental health days amongst its new list of paid leave days for staff.
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DHS Class of 2020 - Top of Her Class!
05/14/2020
DeSoto High School Class of 2020 valedictorian Tiffany Kalu is a wonder kid of sorts. ​Read her story here.
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DeSoto High School Class of 2020 – Drive Safely!
05/13/2020
DeSoto High School class of 2020 senior LaBrea Willis was moving right along through her senior year. A photojournalist for the yearbook, having been inducted into the National Honor Society, she was checking off completion of goals and trending towards a fantastic graduation.
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Board Approves Resolution Regarding Grading
05/12/2020
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees considered a resolution to address district policy EIC(Local) regulating academic achievement class ranking.
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DeSoto High School Class of 2020 – THREE to Get Ready!
05/12/2020
Arthur, Ashlyn and Amber McKnight share their three-way view of the class of 2020.
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DeSoto High School Class of 2020 – Still Here!
05/11/2020
Marcus Reese had big plans for graduation. He planned to join the DeSoto High School class of 2020 walking across the stage at Eagle stadium, getting his diploma, taking his picture, turning his tassel and cheering with his friends.
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Ruby Young Coordinator Hosts Front Porch Celebration for Teachers
05/07/2020
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Ruby Young Elementary School Site Coordinator and her family, crafted handwritten notes for every magnet teacher at the campus to pick up from her porch.
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DHS Girls Basketball Receive National Attention
05/07/2020
The program had an impressive 19-20 season ending with three of the players being ranked in ESPN’s Class of 2022.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Its School Nurses
05/07/2020
DeSoto ISD celebrates the dedication of its district nurses during National Nurses Week.
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DeSoto ISD to Release Findings From Forensic Evaluation
05/06/2020
DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees received three draft reports from forensic examiner Weaver & Tidwell LLP at the Monday, April 27, 2020, regular meeting
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DeSoto High School Announces Its May 2020 College Decision Season
05/04/2020
Beginning May 8, 2020, and every Friday of the month, DeSoto ISD in partnership with Advise Texas will host the 2020 DeSoto College Decision Season video series on the district’s Facebook and Instagram platforms announcing the postsecondary decisions of the DHS Class of 2020.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes Teachers During 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week
05/04/2020
Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, DeSoto Independent School District is launching a weeklong effort to recognize our own front line staff--teachers.
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DeSoto ISD Announces 2020 Campus Teachers of the Year
05/04/2020
Each year, DeSoto Independent School District recognizes the outstanding efforts of incredible teacher leaders at campuses across the district. Each campus staff participates in a process to nominate a campus and staff member for his or her outstanding service to the school and community.
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DeSoto ISD to Add Dinner Meals to Free Student Meal Distribution
05/04/2020
Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, DeISD Child Nutrition Department will offer dinner meals as part of the current twice-weekly grab and go meal service distribution.
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DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Department Receives the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award
05/01/2020
For the fourth year, DeSoto ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from NAMM for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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BOARD REVIEWS Preliminary Findings From Forensic Evaluation
04/29/2020
DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees received three draft reports from forensic examiner Weaver & Tidwell LLP at the Monday, April 27, 2020, regular meeting, recapping the findings of the months-long review.
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Former DHS Athletes Prospects for 2020 NFL Draft
04/24/2020
As sports fans across the world tune into the 2020 National Football League’s Draft on April 23 -25, 7 former DeSoto High School student-athletes eagerly await to hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announce their name as one of this year’s draft picks.
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DeSoto ISD Counselors Virtually Ensure Students Wellness
04/23/2020
DeSoto ISD Student Supports Services department develops and implements a system of virtual touchpoints for its students in every grade level to ensure connectedness and wellness.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Its Librarians and National Libraries Week
04/23/2020
As the nation spotlights libraries and its librarians during National Libraries week, DeSoto ISD proudly celebrates its librarians, media specialists and library staff and recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
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Resources to Navigate Anytime, Anywhere Learning
04/21/2020
Rooted in empathy, equity and excellence, Anytime Anywhere Learning provides an opportunity for increased flexibility and distinguished personalization of learning for every student with the DeSoto ISD system.
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Tech Expansion Critical to DeSoto ISD’s Future in Remote Learning Initiative
04/17/2020
As the district developed its plan to provide a continuation of learning and instruction, leaders also understood the importance of helping to close the digital divide for students and families.
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DeSoto ISD to Remain Closed for Remainder of 2019-2020 Academic Year
04/17/2020
All DeSoto Independent School District campuses will remain closed through the end of the current academic school year. This action follows today’s April 17, 2020, press conference from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
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DeISD Provides Update on Operation During Pandemic
04/15/2020
The superintendent’s cabinet provided a summary of updates in response to the district’s closure during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Town Hall to Focus on Health and Wellness
04/14/2020
Moderated by DeSoto ISD Chief of Staff Sonya Cole-Hamilton, this health and wellness dialogue will include insights from medical experts in the DeSoto Community.
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DeISD Meal Distribution Update
04/09/2020
We want to minimize the number of times our students and families are leaving their homes to access district-provided meals. We hope that this reduction will assist the county in its effort to follow the Shelter-In-Place order with greater fidelity.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Its Assistant Principals
04/07/2020
DeSoto ISD takes pride in honoring the impact assistant principals have on the success of schools across the country.
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DeSoto ISD/SSC Custodials Are Spring Cleaning While We are Away
04/06/2020
The custodial teams of DeSoto ISD SSC are working hard each day while we are away to detail every area of each facility in preparation for everyone's return.
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DeSoto ISD Launches April Town Hall Series
04/06/2020
Join us for our virtual Town Hall Tuesdays at Noon series, a new weekly, mid-day virtual dialogue set to take place every Tuesday in April, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
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DeSoto ISD Offers Anytime Anywhere Learning
04/03/2020
While the district’s campuses closed mid-March and remain closed indefinitely during this COVID-19 global pandemic, DeSoto ISD continues to provide virtual educational experiences and resources.
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DeSoto ISD Extends Closure Indefinitely
04/02/2020
The district will continue to provide instruction through the Anytime, Anywhere Learning Plan and operate remotely during this time.
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DeSoto ISD 2020 Elections Postponed
03/31/2020
DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to change the date of the May 2 election to November 3.
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DeSoto ISD Awarded Grants to Help Reach Goals
03/31/2020
The DeSoto Independent School District applied and has been awarded two grants totaling more than $175,000.
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Special Called Meeting to Discuss Postponement of 2020 Board Elections
03/30/2020
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting tonight, March 30, to decide date of election currently scheduled for May 2.
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Child Nutrition Curbside Pick Up
DeSoto ISD to Open Additional Meal Locations
03/30/2020
On April 1, DeSoto ISD will open three additional student meal service locations due to the extended Shelter-in-Place ordinance in Dallas County due to Covid-19.
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District COVID19 Updates: What you need to know.
03/19/2020
DeISD is committed to providing regular updates to our Eagle Family. Here a few things you should know.
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KJTMA Application Test Postponed
03/19/2020
DeSoto ISD has postponed the Katherine Johnson admissions testing that was originally scheduled for March 21 and March 28.
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DeISD Distance Learning Plan For Students
03/18/2020
We have come together to create a plan for student learning and a collection of resources for families to accommodate our immediate and indefinite closure for the remainder of the 19-20 school year.
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DeSoto ISD to Close Campuses Indefinitely following County Health Agency Recommendation
03/16/2020
All DeSoto ISD schools will close indefinitely. This action follows advice from the Dallas County Health and Human Services department (DCHHS).
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Katherine Johnson Magnet Look Ahead
03/06/2020
KJTMA has formed two partnerships with organizations solicited to help redesign students’ educational experiences.
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DeISD Board Approves 20-21 Academic Calendar
03/06/2020
The decision comes after discussions regarding the format and impact of the calendar as the district leadership expressed a desire to take a more non-traditional and innovative approach.
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Update on DeSoto ISD Board Goals
03/03/2020
In August of 2019, the DeSoto ISD School Board voted to approve four proposed goals as a guide by which to inform Board decisions.
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Moates Elementary Fourth Graders Travel to Austin and San Antonio
02/28/2020
Fourth graders from Desoto ISD's Moates Elementary traveled to Austin and San Antonio on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip.
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Fleming Named School Board Member of the Year
02/21/2020
DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Vice President DeAndrea Fleming has been selected as the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators’ School Board Member of the Year.
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DeSoto ISD Unveils Culture & Climate Survey
02/21/2020
The recent survey results show a significant increase in participant response rates in which responses from DeSoto ISD teachers, staff and students.
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DeSoto ISD 2020 School Board Election Candidates Set
02/19/2020
DeSoto Independent School District 2020 Board of Trustees election is scheduled for May 2, 2020.
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DeSoto ISD Child Care Director Selected for DFW Learning Cohort
02/19/2020
Eagle Advantage Childcare Development Center (EACDC) Director Pamela Small has been selected to participate in a four-month educational cohort of child care center directors in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area this month.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Female Leadership Forum 2020
02/18/2020
DeSoto Independent School District will host the Female Leadership Forum on Saturday, March 21st from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD Students Lend Voices to Improve School Experiences
02/14/2020
DeSoto Middle and High School students met with Superintendent Weaver to exchange ideas to help improve school experiences.
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DeSoto ISD ACE Program to Host Its 2020 ACE Scholastic Chess Tournament
02/06/2020
Approximately 150 students from Dallas, Arlington and DeSoto school districts will compete in this tournament
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DeSoto ISD National Signing Day Celebrates Next Step for Student-Athletes
01/31/2020
DeSoto Independent School District will host student-athletes and their families at the annual National Signing Day event to be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, February 5.
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DeSoto ISD Presents the State of the District Report
01/28/2020
Members of the governmental, civic, and business communities gathered at the DeSoto Civic Center to learn the progress of DeSoto ISD over the last year from the Superintendent.
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DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor Nominations Open
01/27/2020
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Hall of Honor! Recognized individuals will be celebrated at the annual awards event and their name will be permanently inscribed on the wall plaques located at DHS.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts Second Virtual Town Hall
01/24/2020
The District addresses concerns regarding state funding, metal detectors and educational opportunities.
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Ruby Young 4th-Grader Wins District Spelling Bee Competition
01/23/2020
Dixon will represent the district at the Dallas County Public School Spelling Bee, which will take place in February 2020
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May 2020 School Board Election
01/22/2020
DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees candidate filing and voting dates have been set for the 2020 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 2, 2020.
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DeSoto ISD Holds Public Hearing of Annual TAPR Report
01/21/2020
The district held a public hearing summarizing the results of the 2018-2019 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
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DeSoto ISD Now Accepting Applicants for Academic Admissions-Based Campus
01/15/2020
Katherine Johnson Academic Admissions-Based Campus for high-performing scholars is now accepting applications online for the 2020-2021 school year.
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DeSoto ISD Accepting Magnet Applications
01/08/2020
The magnet application window is now open. Students and families may apply through Feb. 2020.
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DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Establishes Goals
01/08/2020
In order to ensure that the actions of the Board were guided by practical and measurable targets, the Board began work to identify and establish goals and operating procedures
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month
01/05/2020
The DeSoto Independent School District joins 1,025 Texas school districts in the celebration of our Board of Trustees this January during School Board Recognition Month.
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DeSoto High School Seniors Reach 100-percent Dallas County Promise Completion Rate
12/20/2019
DeSoto High School Class of 2020 is the first Best Southwest district to reach a 100% Dallas County Promise Pledge Completion Rate this year.
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National Recognition for DeSoto Band
12/19/2019
DeSoto High School band has been named the NATIONAL WINNER of the Dr. William P. Foster Project Award of Excellence
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DeSoto ISD Partners with NMSI to Enhance Advanced Placement Program
12/12/2019
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) grant will support the district's Advanced Placement (AP) program.
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DHS Seniors Awarded Scholarships from TSU
12/11/2019
25 DeSoto High School students were surprised to learn they are recipients of scholarships from Texas Southern University.
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Holiday Greeting Card Contest Finalists Announced
12/06/2019
The top ten finalists, including the grand prize winner, were selected by the ISC staff before the Thanksgiving break. For the first time, this year there was a tie for the grand prize-winning entry.
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McCowan Student Recognized by City of Glenn Heights
12/04/2019
Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School student, Jordynn West, was honored by the City of Glenn Heights Mayor and members of the City Council at their regular board meeting.
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District Names Chief Financial Officer
12/04/2019
At the November Regular Board Meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, the board unanimously approved the hiring of Kimberlyee Chappell as the district’s next Chief Financial Officer.
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Dr. Richard Gomez at Parent Meeting
DeSoto ISD Adopts Nationally Recognized Bilingual Education Model
12/03/2019
DeSoto ISD announced the adoption of the nationally recognized Gomez & Gomez instructional framework to support the Bilingual Education program.
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DeSoto ISD Prepares For Playoffs
11/19/2019
The Eagles will play against Southlake’s Carroll High School at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
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DHS Alum Enters Southwest Conference Hall of Fame
11/18/2019
- Lisa Branch, the first All-American in Texas A&M women’s basketball history, joins an elite group as she became one of nine members to be inducted into the 2019 Southwest Conference Hall of Fame class.
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Desoto Band Wins Award of Excellence
11/15/2019
The DeSoto High School Band named one of the five divisional winners for the Foster award.
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Early College Students Win at NABSE Competition
11/14/2019
Six DeSoto Early College High School (ECHS) students placed first in the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Youth STEM Symposium
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District Superintendent Surprises Middle School Students
11/13/2019
Students in Mrs. Toney’s advisory class at Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School were paid a visit by a very special guest.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts Virtual Town Hall
11/13/2019
The virtual town hall extended our message to a broader audience.
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DeSoto Curriculum Team Improve, Operationalize Instructional Preparation Practices
11/11/2019
Middle school teachers joined forces during the Design Workshop to collaborate on educational planning for the upcoming learning cycle.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Its First Virtual Town Hall
11/07/2019
Superintendent of Schools Dr. DAndre Weaver and his cabinet to share the progress of DeSoto ISD via Facebook Live
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DeSoto High School Veterans Day Celebration
11/07/2019
DeSoto High School JROTC will present their annual Veterans Day Celebration at 9:30 am on Friday, November 8,2019
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DeSoto ISD Enlists Voices, Insights and Experiences of the School Community
11/01/2019
DeISD has committed to increasing communication and awareness through a number of new efforts aimed at creating platforms for members of the school community.
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DeSoto ISD encourages students to THINK BEFORE YOU POST
10/31/2019
Keeping the district's FOCUS initiative in place, DeSoto iSD encourages students to think before posting.
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SSI Grant Beginning of Larger Vision and Opportunity for DeSoto ISD
10/31/2019
DeISD was awarded the highly-competitive Student Success Initiative Community Partnerships Grant from TEA.
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DeSoto ISD Superintendent Hosts Visits to Meet with District Stakeholders
10/30/2019
Continuing his efforts to streamline communication across all areas of the district, Dr. Weaver hosts campus site visits with stakeholders.
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Frank Moates Students Celebrate National Farm-to-Table Month
10/28/2019
Students at Moates Elementary celebrated National Farm-to-Table month by getting some hands-on experience in making their own salads through a Discovery Kitchen lesson.
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A Night Out With DeSoto ISD
10/24/2019
DeSoto ISD has a program for every age student at every level focused on providing a foundation for college and career access and experience. Learn about the opportunities.
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SUPER BOWL CHAMPION, VON MILLER, HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY TO BE RETIRED
10/17/2019
DHS Alum and current NFL All-Pro Denver Bronco, Von Miller returns to Eagle Stadium as his #40 Eagles Football jersey will be retired.
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DeSoto ISD Trustee Participates In Leadership Program
10/10/2019
Trustee DeAndrea Fleming, joined 35 other school board members from across Texas at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2020.
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Bob Stallings Hyundai and Genesis of Dallas Partners with DeSoto ISD for Teacher Incentive
09/27/2019
Bob Stallings Hyundai and Genesis of Dallas have pledged to provide one selected DeSoto ISD Teacher of the Month with the use of a Genesis.
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DeSoto ISD College and Career Fair Prepares Students for the Future
09/13/2019
Nearly 600 parents and students packed DeSoto H.S. for the district’s College and Career Fair to visit over 100 colleges, universities, military and professional organizations.
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New Hires ISC and Campus New Hires
DeSoto ISD Announces New District and Campus Leaders for the 2019-2020 School Year
08/27/2019
During the regular August meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, the district announced the hiring of new district and campus leaders.
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DeSoto ISD makes gains, receives upgraded TEA accountability rating
08/16/2019
DeSoto ISD recently received the 2019 accountability ratings from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Based on the results, the district as a whole moved from a 67 (D) to a 79 (C).
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DeSoto ISD names Senior Data Strategist
06/26/2019
At the June 24th meeting, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees approved the hire of Joshua Newton as the Senior Data Strategist.
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2019-20 CAMPUS LEADERS
05/14/2019
DeSoto ISD Board approves campus and department leaders for the 2019-20 school year.
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Lady Eagles Take State for the 4th Consecutive Year
05/13/2019
For the fourth consecutive year, the DeSoto Lady Eagles have won the State Track and Field Championship for Division 6A
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Katherine Johnson Applications Now Open
05/01/2019
The DeSoto ISD is offering an academic admissions-based educational option for students and families for scholars in grades PK4 through sixth grade.
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Alumni Spotlight - Ross Jordan
04/24/2019
DHS Class of 2015 president Ross Jordan is a graduating from Morehouse!
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District 7-6A Varsity Track & Field Meet
04/10/2019
DHS Track to Host Talent-Packed 7-6A Meet Wednesday and Friday
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Long-Time Boys Hoops Coach Chris Dyer to Retire
04/08/2019
Mentor. Father figure. Leader. Teacher. Coach. Hall of Famer. DeSoto High School’s Chris Dyer announced to his team his intent to step down at the Eagles’ head coach just days ago.
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Lady Eagles Freshman Named to USA Basketball National Team
04/05/2019
DeSoto High School Lady Eagles Basketball Freshman Center Sa’Myah Smith has been named to the 2019 USA Basketball...
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DHS GEAR UP Book Donation Drive Open Through Tuesday, March 26
03/21/2019
DHS Students Lead Book Donation Drive with Goal Of Building Teacher Classroom Libraries, Providing Books to
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Seven TCU Community Scholars Named from DHS
03/20/2019
The Texas Christian University Community Scholars program was established by TCU's Chancellor’s Council
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EMS to Host Academic Carnival Night
03/20/2019
Make plans to attend the East Middle School Academic Carnival Night event
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2019 DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium
03/20/2019
The 5th annual DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 6,2019, at DeSoto High School...
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DESOTO ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS VOTING PERIOD
03/18/2019
DeSoto ISD School Board elections are scheduled for Sat., May 4, 2019.
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District aims to tell its own story through docu-series
03/07/2019
DeSoto ISD announces the showing of the first installment of a three-part documentary series designed to complement the district’s strategic planning process.
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State Basketball Tournament Broadcast Information
03/01/2019
FOX Sports Southwest and NFHS Network will combine to televise and webcast the UIL Girls Basketball State Tournament
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Texas Academic Performance Report Public Hearing Notice
03/01/2019
DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2018 TAPR.
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Ardmore ISD Visits DeSoto ISD A2E2 Magnet Schools - Collaborating Across Districts!
02/28/2019
Ardmore ISD is in the process of adding more learning opportunities at their schools for their community and families, so they visited...
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NSE Sends Love to Deployed Military One Picture at a Time
02/21/2019
Each year, Northside Elementary Librarian Trina Taylor creates an opportunity for students at the campus to spread love...
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DeSoto Seniors to be Recognized among New Recruits for Cedar Valley Technical Programs
02/14/2019
Twenty DeSoto Independent School District scholars were among the students from area school districts who participated in Cedar Valley ...
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DeSoto ISD National Signing Day Celebrates Next Step for Student-Athletes, Families
02/06/2019
Thirty-three student athletes accepted college athletic scholarships today at DeSoto High School during the school’s annual National Signing Day
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
02/06/2019
DeSoto Independent School District is celebrating National School Counseling Week Feb 4–8 to focus public attention on...
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EMS Students take top two spots at MLK Oratory Competition
01/23/2019
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Ellis County African American Hall of Fame of Waxahachie, Texas presented the ...
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McCowan Student Wins DeSoto ISD 2019 Spelling Bee Competition
01/16/2019
Congratulations to Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School sixth-grader Kaleb Torres who competed...
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DeSoto ISD Campus Spelling Bee Champs are Gearing Up for District Competition
01/14/2019
DeSoto Independent School District scholars have been engaged in some pretty intense spelling bee competitions...
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DeSoto ISD Names District's Next Head Football Coach
01/14/2019
At the January 14, 2019 regular meeting, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees approved district Superintendent D’Andre Weaver’s recommendation of Claude Mathis as the district’s next head football coach and assistant athletic director.
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Register your child for DeSoto ISD Pre-K this Saturday
01/10/2019
This Saturday parents can visit Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Center to enroll their child.
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DeSoto ISD Names Four Leaders at Jan. 9 Special Called Meeting
01/09/2019
At the January 9 2019, Special Called Meeting of the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees, the Board approved...
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May 2019 School Board Election
01/07/2019
DeSoto ISD’s Board of Trustees has seven trustees. As provided in...
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400 DeSoto ISD Students Visit NASA
12/21/2018
DeSoto ISD took 400 students to NASA to explore STEM in action at the Houston-based space center on Thursday, Dec. 20.
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DeSoto ISD National Signing Day Celebrates Next Step for Student-Athletes, Families
12/19/2018
DeSoto Independent School District hosted student-athletes and their families in celebration of the annual National Signing Day event.
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DeISD Magnet Apps Now Open Through Feb. 1
12/14/2018
The registration window for DeSoto ISD Magnet Academies is NOW OPEN until February 1 st. Apply online at www.desotoisd.org/ magnet application
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DeSoto High School Football Coach to Assume Sports Marketing Role
12/07/2018
DeSoto High School Head Football Coach Michael Robinson will now solely serve as an Assistant Athletic Director for DeSoto High School Eagles Athletics.
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Fine Arts Has A Full Holiday Performance Schedule Through December
12/04/2018
DeSoto ISD Fine Arts has a number of holiday performance opportunities at campuses across the district that are open to families and community members.
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DHS Students to Participate in Holiday Service Opportunity
11/30/2018
Approximately 15 students from DeSoto High School’s Rotary Interact club will join Operation Care International on Saturday, December 15, 2018
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District Students Donate more than $1,400 to Area Food Pantry
11/15/2018
DeSoto ISD elementary gifted and talented (GT) students raised funds for the DeSoto Food Pantry,
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DESOTO 4TH and 5TH GRADE STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR DUKE TIP
11/15/2018
Congratulations to DeSoto ISD 4th and 5th Grade Students who qualified for the 2018 – 2019 Duke TIP Talent Search program.
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DeSoto ISD Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
11/02/2018
Woodridge Elementary School counselor Brittany Torres has been nominated for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
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DHS Students Participate in Highly Competitive Medical Training Program
11/02/2018
Four senior DHS health science and CNA program students were selected to participate in the Perry Outreach Initiative Program.
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DeSoto ISD Superintendent to Host Listening Tour
10/31/2018
New DeSoto ISD Superintendent Dr. D’Andre Weaver is set to meet and talk with parents and community during a pair of upcoming conversations series...
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DHS Duo Selected to Participate in NASA Space Program
10/31/2018
DeSoto High School juniors Janay Davis and Adaora Nwosu have been selected to participate in the NASA Aerospace High School Scholars Program.
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Woodridge to Induct Second Class of Honor Society Scholars
10/31/2018
DeSoto ISD’s Woodridge Fine Arts Academy is set to recognize the school’s second class of National Honor Society Scholar on at 6:30 pm, Thursday, November 1 at the campus located at 1001 Woodridge in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Names Chief of Staff
10/26/2018
At a special called board meeting held Wednesday, October 24, 2018, DeSoto ISD named Sonya Cole-Hamilton as the district’s Chief of Staff.
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ACE Grant Renewed Through 2021
10/26/2018
DeSoto ISD is proud to announce that the district has been granted continuation funding for the 21st Century ACE Afterschool Program...
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Female Leadership Forum Helps Female Scholars Level Up
10/08/2018
DeSoto Independent School District hosted the Female Leadership Forum on Saturday, October 6...
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District Grant Renewed for Continuation, Another Grant Awarded
10/08/2018
DeSoto ISD is proud to announce that the Academies for Academic Enhancement and Excellence, or A2E2 grant...
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Fine Arts has Full Performance Schedule for October in DeSoto ISD
10/08/2018
DeSoto ISD Fine Arts has a number of performance opportunities at campuses across the district that are open to families and community members.
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New DeSoto ISD Superintendent to Host Town Hall at Area Church Tonight
10/07/2018
Please join DeSoto Independent School District Superintendent, Dr. D’Andre Weaver, at 6:30 pm tonight, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at the Disciple Central Community Church located at 901 N Polk St #101, DeSoto, TX 75115.
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2018 SEAL Celebration
09/25/2018
DeSoto Independent School District is visiting district schools to celebrate campus compensation bonuses for the continued academic growth principals, teachers and staff members are leading on their campuses for students across the district.
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DeSoto ISD announces September 22 Teacher Job Fair
09/04/2018
DeSoto Independent School District announces an upcoming job fair set to take place from 9 am to noon on Saturday, September 22 at DeSoto Independent School District Instructional Support Center located at 200 E. Belt Line Road in DeSoto in the ISC’s Boardroom.
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NMSQT Test Prep Available to DHS Sophomores and Juniors
09/04/2018
DeSoto Independent School District is continuing to identify top academic performers among its student body and has a number of students on track to perform at National Merit Scholar recognition levels.
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Homecoming Parade Float Entries Now Open
08/30/2018
Fall and football means HOMECOMING! The DeSoto ISD tradition continues again this year.
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DeSoto ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent Role
08/17/2018
Lone Finalist Comes Highly-Endorsed by State and National Educational Leaders
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New District Leadership Appointments Spearhead New Direction for DeISD
08/16/2018
As DeSoto ISD is working to improve district academic performance, the district has taken initiative in identifying, recruiting and hiring top talent to continue the forward progress of student achievement.
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DeSoto ISD TEA Accountability Ratings
08/15/2018
On August 15, the Texas Education Agency released state accountability rankings. DeSoto ISD received the ranking of Met Standard and increased the number of academic distinctions to a total of 12.
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Ribbon-Cutting
08/03/2018
The new Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy in DeSoto Independent School District (ISD) will open its doors...
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Annual DeSoto ISD BTS Fair Set for Aug 4
08/02/2018
The annual DeSoto Independent School District Back-to-School Fair will take place from 9 a to noon, Saturday, Aug. 4
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Real World Experience at Texas Trust
07/16/2018
Meet the DeSoto High student team at Texas Trust Credit Union.
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Board Approves New Administrators
06/30/2018
At the Saturday, June 30 DeSoto Independent School District Special Called Meeting, ...
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Board Approves DeSoto High School Principal
06/25/2018
The Board approved the hire of Shon Joseph as the principal of DeSoto High School.
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View your child's STAAR results
06/11/2018
Starting June 13, visit TexasAssessment.com to learn more about your child’s STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.
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DeSoto ISD to Require Clear Backpacks for 18-19
06/11/2018
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an update to the student code of conduct...
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Free Summer Meals Now Available
06/07/2018
DeSoto ISD, Chartwells to offer free meals to children this summer through the Summer Feeding Service Program
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DeSoto ISD Announces Summer Reading List
05/23/2018
The DeSoto ISD community of educators is dedicated to the success of each and every student. As you and your children...
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District Names 2018 Elementary, Secondary Teachers of the Year
05/21/2018
On May 15, DeSoto Independent School District held its annual employee appreciation banquet ...
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Emergency Procedures Update
05/21/2018
DeSoto ISD, DeSoto PD Join Forces to Promote School Safety
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Trustee Don Gant's 18 Years of Service
05/18/2018
The DeSoto ISD Board invites the DeSoto community to join us in honoring one of the district's longest-serving...
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DHS Celebrates 2018 Academic Signing Day
05/18/2018
On May 18, DeSoto High School hosted an Academic Signing Day for the Class of 2018. Sixty-eight DHS ...
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Music Program Receives National Recognition
05/07/2018
DeSoto ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association...
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$100 K for One-To-One Student Internet Access
05/04/2018
DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce that it was named a recipient of the Texas Education Agency’s
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2018 DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor class
05/02/2018
Four DeSoto ISD educators, advocates, and alum who have impacted the world will be inducted into the...
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Lucky Number 9
05/02/2018
DHS Student Gets Unexpected Offer
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Board Fellows Program Aims to Build Future Leaders
04/13/2018
The DeSoto ISD Board Fellows Program matches DeSoto ISD students with the Board of Trustees...
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DeSoto ISD Names Principal of Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy
04/10/2018
At tonight’s regular board meeting, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the appointment ...
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DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium on April 21
04/09/2018
The 4th annual DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 21 at DeSoto High School
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DeSoto ISD Leadership Discuss Way Forward
04/06/2018
Acting Supt. Dr. Larry Watson and Board President Sherman talk future plans for DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Intent to Initiate Superintendent Search
04/03/2018
At the Monday, April 2, 2018, special called board meeting, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation...
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Board Approves Two Leadership Appointments at Mar. 26 Board Meeting
03/27/2018
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Dr. Larry Watson as the district's acting superintendent.
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DeSoto ISD 2018-2019 Pre-K4 and Kindergarten Roundup
03/26/2018
Students who participate in early childhood programs generally outperform their peers, demonstrate greater social and emotional maturity to support learning and earn more than their peers in adulthood.
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2018-2019 Calendar Approved
03/26/2018
DeSoto Independent School District has released the approved calendar for the 2018-2019 School year.
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Hanspard Jr. Named Male Christian Athlete of the Year
03/22/2018
DeSoto High School senior defensive back Byron Hanspard, Jr. was named “Impacting Christendom Male Christian Athlete of the Year”
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DeSoto ISD Northside Elementary Students Win District Attendance Video Contest
03/22/2018
DeSoto ISD leadership issued a holiday challenge to students and families to create a video encouraging daily school attendance.
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DeSoto High School Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall
03/22/2018
The DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir is headed to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the Choral Organizations and...
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DeSoto ISD Adds Historical Exhibit at Nance Farm
03/01/2018
Families and community are invited to visit the DeSoto ISD historical exhibit at Nance Farm.
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DeSoto ISD Receives Recognition for Transparency Efforts from Texas Comptroller
02/07/2018
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced DeSoto Independent School District is the latest local government ...
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DeSoto ISD Magnet Application Update
02/07/2018
With the October 2017 announcement of DeSoto Independent School District’s $15M dollar Academies for Academic Enhancement...
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DeSoto ISD National Signing Day Celebrates Next Step for Student-Athletes, Families
02/06/2018
DeSoto Independent School District hosted student-athletes and their families in celebration of the annual National Signing Day event.
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DeSoto ISD Plans Series of Events to Commemorate Black History Month
02/02/2018
Campuses across DeSoto ISD will lead productions commemorating the rich history and contribution of African Americans.
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DeSoto ISD Encourages Healthy Habits during Flu Season
01/31/2018
Health officials are reporting an increase in influenza cases throughout Dallas County. The flu is easily spread, so practicing good hygiene is crucial.
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Magnet Interest Meeting to take place Jan. 25
01/19/2018
Parents who need help to navigate the application process for DeSoto ISD’s magnet school programs...
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Coach June Villers Named Coach of the Year, Inducted into TFA Hall of Fame
01/17/2018
DeSoto ISD alumnae, Assistant Athletic Director and Head Track and Field Coach June Villers was named Coach of the Year
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Student Spotlight: Zhi Su
01/09/2018
DeSoto High School Early College High School junior Zhi Su was born in China in 2001.
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DeSoto ISD Crowns Spelling Bee Champ
12/07/2017
Congratulations to DeSoto West Middle School eighth-grader Coulaj Eans for winning the 2017-18 DeSoto ISD Spelling Bee!
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Winter Weather Closings and Cautions
Weather Closings A Tough Call
12/07/2017
Winter Weather Closings a Cautious, Calculated Decision for DeSoto ISD
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District GT Students Deliver Food Pantry Donation
District GT Students Deliver Food Pantry Donation
11/13/2017
DeSoto Independent School District Gifted and Talented students made a more than $2,000 donation to the DeSoto Outreach Community Pantry
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Student Spotlight: Nadia Cole
11/13/2017
Nadia Cole is a dynamic and energetic senior at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD issues more than $175K in teacher performance bonuses
11/02/2017
DeSoto Independent School District is working to redefine teacher compensation. In an industry with a compensation model that places emphasis on years of...
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DeSoto ISD Set to Honor Area Veterans at Nov. 9 Ceremony
11/02/2017
DeSoto ISD will honor area veterans at the Thurs., Nov. 9 Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at the DeSoto High School Auditorium located at 600 Eagle Drive.
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Saturday’s Family Academy and Magnet Showcase Schedule Now Available
11/01/2017
DeSoto Independent School District is announcing an exciting and groundbreaking opportunity to explore district programs and engage in workshops and...
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DeSoto ISD Pledges to be Drug-Free
10/23/2017
Across the country, October 23-31 is slated as National Red Ribbon Week...
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DHS Student-Athlete Josh Jynes named a Blue-Grey All-American
10/18/2017
DeSoto High School student-athlete Josh Jynes was selected to participate in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
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DeSoto ISD Encourages School Bus Safety
10/16/2017
Each year, the third week of October is designated National School Bus Safety Week. National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program...
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Dallas County Promise Offers Free Tuition to Class of 2018
10/06/2017
The Dallas County Promise program offers free tuition to all class of 2018 students in DeSoto ISD, regardless of income or grade point average, at any DCCCD
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Nominations now open for BSW 20 under 20 in STEM, Leadership
10/05/2017
Best Southwest invited to nominate top 20 female students in STEM and leadership under 20 in conjunction with Oct. 21 Female Leadership Forum.
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Homecoming T-Shirts Ready for Order
10/03/2017
Homecoming 2017 is next week and DeSoto High School is ready to dive into the week-long schedule of activities commemorating accomplishment...
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DeSoto ISD Announces Homecoming Festivities
09/22/2017
DeSoto Independent School District and DeSoto High School have planned a week of exciting activities to engage families and communities
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DeSoto ISD Announces Oct. 21 Female Leadership Forum
09/20/2017
DeSoto Independent School District will host the Female Leadership Forum from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at DeSoto High School for young ladies in grades 5-12.
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DeSoto ISD Education Foundation Hosts Annual Charity Golf Tourney
09/19/2017
DeSoto Independent School District’s Education Foundation hosted more than 100 golfers in...
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Actor, Choreographer Addresses McCowan Students
09/19/2017
Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the cafeteria at Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School as choreographer and actor Darrin Henson addressed
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DeSoto ISD Supports Dreamers
09/11/2017
At the Mon., Sept. 11 Regular Board Meeting the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees approved an action item to “support dreamers,”
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College Boot Camp held at UNT-Dallas
09/10/2017
DeSoto ISD's second annual College Boot Camp was held on the UNT Dallas campus Saturday, September 9.
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DeSoto ISD Scholar Participated in 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps
09/01/2017
DeSoto ISD’s Vivyanna Cabrera of Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School was selected as one of 1, 274 fourth through eighth graders...
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Shop to Support Students in DeSoto ISD
08/24/2017
Did you know that you can donate to the DeSoto ISD Education Foundation just by shopping?
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Board Approves Two Leadership Positions at Aug 14 Board Meeting
08/16/2017
At the Mon., Aug. 14 Regular Board Meeting, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the recommendation and hiring of two district leadership positions.
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Defending State Champ Football Team Tix on Sale
08/11/2017
With a number of returners from the 2016 University Interscholastic League Texas State Championship Football Team, this season is sure to be an exciting one.
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DeSoto ISD Back-to-School Fair Prepares Families, Community for Upcoming School Year
08/08/2017
DeSoto Independent School District hosted families on Sat., Aug. 5 at DeSoto High School to distribute more than 2,000 free backpacks...
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Convocation 2017: RISE UP
08/08/2017
More than 1, 200 employees convened in DeSoto High School’s auditorium on Mon., Aug. 7 for the annual DeSoto Independent School District Convocation
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2017 Summer Graduates Honored at DHS
08/07/2017
Thirty DeSoto High School summer graduates were added to the roster of Class of 2017 graduates for DeSoto ISD—the district’s largest graduating class to date..
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District Data Team: Informing instruction through Data Analysis
07/31/2017
The DeSoto Independent School District’s District Data Team is hard at work developing processes to adequately review and act upon...
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Board Announces New Amber Terrace Principal
07/24/2017
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees approved and announced the appointment of Keishla Coleman as the new principal at Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy
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DHS graduates largest class ever with the sun setting over Eagle Stadium
06/01/2017
With the sun setting west of Eagle Stadium and a light breeze, DeSoto High School graduated the Class of 2017 on May 30
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DeSoto ISD announced teachers and employee of the year recipients
05/18/2017
DeSoto ISD recognized the 2016-17 district retirees and the teachers and employees of the year before announcing the DeSoto ISD Employee of the Year...
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21 more athletic signees takes school total over $7M!
05/18/2017
DeSoto High School and the Athletics Department hosted college-bound student athletes, their families, coaches and college representatives...
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District inducts largest ever DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor class
05/10/2017
Ten DeSoto ISD educators, advocates, and alum who have impacted the world were inducted into the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor on May 5 as the Class of 2017, the largest class ever.
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Students advance to national NAACP ACT-SO Competition
05/03/2017
Last month, ten DeSoto High School students competed in the NAACP Tri-Cities Branch Local ACT-SO..
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DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium guides young men into adulthood with courage
05/03/2017
The DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium – with 1,000 young men in grades 6-12 signed up – was held on April 22 at DeSoto High School
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DeSoto ISD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
04/26/2017
DeSoto ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding...
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District announces largest ever DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor class
04/25/2017
Nine DeSoto ISD educators, advocates, and alum who have impacted the world will be inducted into the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor on May 5 as the Class of 2017
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Ruby Young plans Earth Day celebration
04/13/2017
Ruby Young Medical and Environmental Science Magnet Academy will host an Earth Day celebration
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District communication office wins 21 state awards; including a State Best
03/31/2017
The DeSoto ISD Communications Department received twenty-one Texas School Public Relations Association
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DeSoto ISD GT students compete in Destination Imagination
03/10/2017
For the first time, the DeSoto ISD Gifted & Talented students from each elementary competed in Destination Imagination.
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DHS A Cappella Choir UK Performance Tour
02/16/2017
London, Stratford, Oxford, and Warwick England March 8-16, 2017
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Northside hosts 1st Annual 5th Grade Basketball Tournament
02/07/2017
The Northside Elementary hosted the 1st Annual 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tournamen
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DHS Swimmers advance to Regionals
02/01/2017
Congratulations to the DeSoto High School Swim Team for a successful district meet January 20
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DHS GRADUATION LOCATION CHANGE
Due to predicted inclement weather, the DeSoto High School Graduation has been moved to the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts located at 1110 W Debbie Lane, Mansfield, Texas 76063.
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District Professionals Align Efforts to Build CBL Experiences
More than 80 professionals from campuses and departments across DeSoto ISD are collaborating with a number of external education partners to assist in designing a competency-based learning virtual system.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees Accepts the Voluntary Resignation of DeSoto ISD Superintendent, Names Acting Superintendent
At the Sunday, August 30, 2020, Emergency Special Called Board meeting, the Board accepted the voluntary resignation of Superintendent Dr. D’Andre J. Weaver.
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