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DHS Face Paint
PTA Sponsors Painting Pathway for DHS Artists
11/30/2021
The DeSoto ISD Council of PTAs sponsored five art students to receive training on the art of face-painting from an artist who has more than 20 years of service and specializes in children’s events.
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Football 2021 State Quarterfinals
Football Advances to 2021 State Quarterfinals
11/30/2021
The Eagles will face the Panthers at 7 pm, Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Ford Center at The Star located at 9 Cowboys Way in Frisco.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Nov. 15
11/29/2021
Board notes are not the approved minutes of the DeSoto ISD School Board meeting but are just a recap of the major votes/actions of the meeting.
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Volleyball Lady Eagles Receive District Honors
11/29/2021
Congratulations to our Volleyball Lady Eagles on an outstanding season on and off the court!
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Seven DeSoto Lady Eagles Basketball Champions Commit to Division-1 Top Colleges at Early Signing Day
11/18/2021
Seven DeSoto High School Lady Eagles celebrated another history-making milestone as they all signed letters of intent to play Division I Collegiate Basketball .
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2021 DeSoto ISD Toy Drive
11/17/2021
DeSoto ISD is excited to announce the 2021 annual district toy drive benefiting the Chocolate MINT Foundation’s annualChristmas Candyland event set to take place December 18.
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DeISD Board of Trustees Approves Appointment of New Woodridge Elementary Principal
11/16/2021
At the Monday, November 15, 2021, DeSoto Independent School District Board meeting, trustees approved the appointment of the new principal of Woodridge Elementary.
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Six DeSoto ISD Students Receive National College Board Recognition
11/16/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to celebrate six DeSoto High School seniors who received national academic honors for their exceptional academic achievement by the National College Board Recognition Program.
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Lady Eagles Signing Day
DeSoto ISD Announces an Early Signing Day for State UIL Championship DHS Lady Eagles Basketball Team Class of 2022 Seniors
11/07/2021
Seven DeSoto High School Lady Eagles of the 2021 UIL State Championship Lady Eagles Girls Basketball team will sign their letters of intent at 11:30 a.m. on November 10 in the DeSoto High School Chris Dyer Gymnasium.
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National Authors Day Event Ignites Students Love for Literacy, Learning, and Leadership
11/04/2021
In observance of National Authors Day about 60 third grade students at the DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) participated in a campus literacy event that displayed that leaders can also be great writers and authors..
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DeSoto ISD's Veterans Day Tribute
11/04/2021
DeSoto High School JROTC will present their annual Veterans Day Celebration at 9:30 am on Wed. Nov. 10th, in the DHS Fred Nickels auditorium. The public is invited to join in the celebration.
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Texas Association of School Boards
11/03/2021
(Austin) – Dr. Tiffany Clark trustee from DeSoto ISD joined 35 other school board members from across Texas September 24-26 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2022.
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Vons Vision Day
Alum's Early Vision Struggles Inspire Vision Health Outreach Effort for DeSoto ISD Students
11/01/2021
From 10 am to 3 pm, Von’s Vision will be at the DeSoto High School freshman gymnasium on Saturday, November 6, 2021, for a Von’s Vision Day program. Partnering doctors will be on-site to provide basic screenings and full examinations to determine what type of corrective eyewear a student may need.
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Board of Trustees to Host Next Installment of Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Nov. 30
11/01/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Oct. 25
10/28/2021
Board notes are not the approved minutes of the DeSoto ISD School Board meeting but are just a recap of the major votes/actions of the meeting.
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DeSoto ISD Principal Promotes Aviation in a Creative Way
10/26/2021
If you’ve ever met DeSoto Alternative Education Program DAEP Principal Homer Webb, you know Webb is passionate about two things—flying and investing in children. Webb’s passion is contagious. Catch a story of him recanting his experiences as a teacher, mentor and principal and you’ll quickly understand why he is well-suited for his professional assignment in DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Observes Red Ribbon Week
10/26/2021
DeSoto ISD to host a district-wide parent engagement event for all families at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria on October 28 at 6 P.M.
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TSU Scholarships Fall 2021
Two DeSoto ISD Seniors Receive Four-Year Scholarships to Texas Southern University
10/22/2021
Two DeSoto High School seniors were surprised with four-year scholarship offers by Texas Southern University.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Sept. 27
10/14/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board Meeting Notes Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
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Embracing Diversity in DeSoto ISD
10/14/2021
Students, teachers, and staff participated in multiple activities at campus and district level from Sep. 15 - Oct. 15 in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer SAT School Day to Enhance Student Success
10/08/2021
DeSoto High School SAT Day is Wednesday, Oct. 13 on the DeSoto High School Campus for All DHS seniors and select juniors.
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Central Staff Deployed to Campuses to Mitigate Teacher Shortage
10/07/2021
Administrators met with central staff on Monday, October 4, 2021, to discuss a volunteer-based substitute pool of central office staffers.
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DeSoto ISD Homecoming 2021 Guide
10/06/2021
This year’s theme, “Seeing Beyond The Mask” Masquerade will be an exciting time for students, families, alumni and community members to engage with the district and showcase their Eagle spirit.
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SWAP Parent Resource Center Expanding to Serve Families Districtwide
10/06/2021
The center will utilize a case management approach to service initiated by a teacher or counselor referral to a student's family. The Parent Resource Center is currently servicing district families.
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October is Principals Month
October is National Principals Month #ThankAPrincipal
10/01/2021
Celebrated every October, National Principals Month is an opportunity for our school community to celebrate our principals for their leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Sandra Ledbetter, Cockrell Hill Elementary - Second Grade Teacher
09/30/2021
DeSoto ISD Celebrates Sandra Ledbetter of Cockrell Hill Elementary for making a difference in the lives of students. She is a retired educator who returned to the classroom after seeing the needs of her community.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer After School Programs
09/24/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to announce the introduction of afterschool programming for scholars in our school community.
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PVAMU Band 2019
DeSoto High School Principal Shares Her PVAMU Legacy Ahead of a Visit from the Band, The Marching Storm
09/23/2021
DeSoto High School seniors and staff will experience the sights and sounds of the renowned Prairie View A&M University’s band,” The Marching Storm” this Friday
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Building a College, Career, & Military Readiness Culture
09/17/2021
DeSoto ISD is committed to providing exposure and opportunities for College, Career, & Military Readiness to all students. From Monday, September 20 through Friday September 24, DeSoto ISD will be hosting multiple activities to build and promote a College, Career and Military Readiness culture in its campuses.
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PROVISIONAL REMOTE LEARNING STUDENTS IN QUARANTINE
09/09/2021
DeSoto ISD will provide Provisional Remote Learning for students who are placed on quarantine due to exposure or close contact or students who have tested positive for COVID.
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DHS Recruitment Event
DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment Fair
09/08/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District announces a DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment event on Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM to noon in the DHS Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive
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Non-Tech Assignments For Quarantine Students
08/24/2021
Non-tech assignments will be provided for students who are either missing class due to testing positive for COVID, or having close contact with someone who has tested positive.
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DeSoto ISD to Host August Job Fair
08/22/2021
DeSoto ISD announces an August Job Fair to fill some instructional vacancies. The fair is Thursday, August 26 from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Amber Terrace campus located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Transportation Update: Aug 20, 2021
08/20/2021
We recognize that there have been several challenges regarding transportation this week, and we truly apologize for any frustration this may have caused our families.
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DeISD to Uphold Mask Mandate Set by Jenkins
08/16/2021
DeSoto ISD will comply with Dallas County’s recent order which requires public schools to implement a mask mandate.
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August 15, 2021 COVID Mask Update
08/15/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board is scheduled to have a workshop meeting Aug. 16, during which time they will address this matter. Following the workshop, the District will provide more guidance on its position regarding mask requirements.
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DeISD Partners With Princeton Review
07/20/2021
The Princeton Review® is delighted to announce its partnership with DeSoto Independent School District to provide online tutoring from Tutor.com as well as test prep services for students in grades 8 and 9.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Eagle Mixers
07/14/2021
DeSoto ISD Kicking Off Post-COVID Campus ReOpenings with Aug 14 Eagle Mixer Events.
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The DeSoto Difference: Early College & Football: More than An Athlete
07/08/2021
Programs such as the Early College High School, where students can graduate with an Associate’s degree; and DeSoto’s high-performing and highly-competitive athletics program were just two of many factors leading this family to the district.
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DeISD May 2021 High Achievers
DeSoto ISD Board Honors PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Students with High Achievers Award
07/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD trustees recognized Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students in the district who scored in the 99th percentile on their math and reading ISIP universal screener assessments in May 2021. These students ranked in the Top 1% percentile in these subjects amongst students in their grade level across the nation.
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Ruby Young to Become STEAM Academy
07/01/2021
The Ruby Young Personalized STEAM Academy is currently open for enrollment via www.DeSotoISD.org/Enrollment and will be led by Principal Noel Greenwood.
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2021 DeSoto ISD STAAR Scores
07/01/2021
DeSoto ISD parents may now access their child's STAAR test results for the 2020-21 School Year.
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New Hire Orientation for Academic Leaders
DeSoto ISD Hosts New Hire Orientation for Academic Leaders
07/01/2021
DeSoto ISD held a New Hire Orientation for its new 21-22 campus academic leaders on their first official day as DeSoto Eagles!
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DeSoto ISD Invites Parents, Students, Community to Virtually Meet Its 21-22 Campus Principals
06/24/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the entire school community to virtually meet new and returning campus principals via the district’s Facebook page on July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
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DeISD to Restructure Schools, Enhance Instruction for the 21-22 School Year
06/21/2021
Beginning the 21-22 academic school year, DeSoto ISD will restructure its schools to enhance instruction in accordance with its strategic plan and board goals.
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DeSoto ISD Introduces 2021-2022 Principals
06/17/2021
On June 10, DeSoto ISD introduced its 2021-2022 roster of principals to central staff leaders, Board members and community leaders.
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United Way Heal Play Learn Initiative Supports School Community
06/15/2021
This series of programming focuses on social and emotional wellness, physical activity and arts engagement in DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto High School Seniors Turn Their Tassels
06/09/2021
At Globe Life Field in Arlington, DeSoto High School seniors turned their tassels to come become graduates of the DHS Class of 2021.
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DeISD Extends Panorama Survey Deadline
05/21/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District extends the deadline window for the spring 2021 Panorama Survey to Wednesday, May 28.
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An Evening with DHS Jazz Band
05/18/2021
The DeSoto High School Jazz Band host a free outdoor jazz concert at 6:30 pm on May 21 in front of the school horseshoe drive at the school’s main entrance on Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School
05/17/2021
DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School May 19 for families interested in this learning opportunity.
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May 2021 AP Exam Schedule for DHS Students
04/29/2021
Administration 1 Advanced Placement exams will be administered May 3-17, 2021, at DeSoto High School.
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TME Students Celebrate Earth Day
The Meadows Elementary Students Celebrate Earth Day
04/23/2021
DeSoto ISD students at the The Meadows Elementary (TME) celebrated Earth Day by learning about the importance of conversation, recycling, and the human responsibility of taking care of the planet.
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ECHS Students to Perform in Upcoming SBOE Meeting
04/14/2021
On Friday, April 16, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will broadcast an instructional music video created by students in the DeSoto Early College High School (ECHS) program’s Advanced English course.
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DeISD Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
03/24/2021
Features of the 2021-2022 academic calendar include an August 16, 2021, start date for students and a May 27, 2022, end to the academic year.
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Spring 2021 STAAR Assessment Update
03/10/2021
In order to adequately prepare students and staff, please complete the DeSoto ISD Spring STAAR Assessment Participation Survey indicating if your child will participate in the Spring STAAR assessments.
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DHS Students Thank Healthcare Workers
03/04/2021
Students in various classes created digital thank you cards to share with nurses and other essential healthcare workers
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East Middle School Opens Parent Resource Center
03/02/2021
DeSoto East Middle School has partnered with local 501c3 organization, Serving with a Purpose (SWAP), to establish an on-campus Parent Resource Center (PRC) to assist families.
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DeISD to Offer Transportation in March
02/26/2021
DeSoto ISD will offer transportation for district students engaged in campus-supervised learning.
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DeISD to Require Cameras on During Online Learning
01/22/2021
DeSoto ISD will soon require all students engaging in remote, virtual learning to attend classes with their web cameras on.
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DeSoto ISD 20-21 Introduces Improvement Plans
01/22/2021
District leaders unveiled the DeSoto ISD District Improvement Plan and discussed district-wide Campus Improvement Plans.
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Fabric of Society Scholarship For DHS Seniors
01/19/2021
Stifel will be offering a $2,000 scholarship to the winner of the essay contest from DeSoto High School.
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School Board Recognition Campus Videos
01/14/2021
Several DeSoto ISD campuses created videos to express their gratitude to board members during School Board Appreciation Month.
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DeSoto High to Transition to Hybrid Learning
01/08/2021
DeSoto High School will transition to a hybrid model for instruction starting January 25, 2021, in order to support student engagement and achievement.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month This January
01/01/2021
DeSoto ISD honors its School Board Trustees for their continued service to our school community during school board recognition month.
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Coding For the Future: DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Students Participate in the Global Hour of Code
12/18/2020
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy students participated in the global Hour of Code event which took place during the National Computer Science Education Week in December.
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DeSoto ISD to Distribute 7 Days of Meals During Winter Break
12/17/2020
The DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Department will be handing out 7 days worth of meals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Monday, Dec. 21 at DeSoto High School- Freshman Side.
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Katherine Johnson & Early College Application Window Opens
12/17/2020
The application window for DeSoto ISD Advanced Academics and Early College High School Programs is now open until January 31st.
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DeSoto ISD Opens Magnet Academy Enrollment
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is committed to providing a diverse cross-section of academic pathway that align with your child’s interests, goals and needs. ​
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East Middle School Teacher Receives STEM Research Grant from Society for Science & the Public
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that East Middle School teacher Raisha Allen has been selected to receive a STEM research kit to help students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
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DHS Choir Director named Grammy FINALIST!
12/11/2020
DeSoto High School Choir Director Pamela Dawson has been named one of the ten finalists for the 2021 Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award.
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