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DeSoto ISD to Hold Public Hearing of Annual TAPR Report
01/21/2022
During the regularly scheduled DeSoto ISD's Board of Trustees Meeting on January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM, the district will hold a public hearing summarizing the results of the 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
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DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Bi-Monthly Town Hall on January 26
01/21/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom.
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Back to School 2022
Dr. Lewis Welcomes Students and Staff Back for Spring Semester 2022
01/20/2022
DeSoto ISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Lewis greeted students, faculty and staff on campuses throughout the District Wednesday, Jan. 5. 2022 as they returned to start the second semester.
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SEVEN DHS Student-Athletes Tabbed for Prestigious National Hoops Honors
01/19/2022
DeSoto High School’s #2 in the Nation Girls Basketball team boasts SEVEN nominees for the 2022 McDonald’s All-American game.
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Career Expo
DeSoto ISD Seeks More Professionals to Support Student Achievement
01/14/2022
Driven by the mission to ensure that all students without exception learn and grow to their highest levels, DeSoto ISD is seeking certified teachers and district support staff to positively impact student learning.
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COVID-19 VACCINES FOR STUDENTS 5 TO 11 ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
01/14/2022
DeSoto Independent School District is partnering with the Burleson Pharmacy to offer free vaccines beginning Tuesday, January 18 through Thursday January 20 at the former DeSoto East Middle School campus.
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Free Covid-19 Testing
01/10/2022
Those interested in taking advantage of this free COVID-19 PCR testing service which will offer results within 48 hours of testing are not required to pre-register or make an appointment.
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School Board Recognition Month
DeSoto ISD celebrates School Board Recognition Month this January
01/10/2022
January is School Board Recognition Month and DeSoto ISD is honored to celebrate its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the entire school district community.
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President Fleming
Fleming Named Leadership ISD As One Award Recipient
12/16/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board President DeAndrea Fleming was recently awarded the Leadership ISD ‘As One’ Award during the organization’s 10-year anniversary dinner.
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Dr. Larry Lewis
Board Approves Dr. Larry Lewis as Interim Superintendent
12/16/2021
During the Wednesday, December 15, 2021, special called meeting, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to approve Dr. Larry Lewis as the interim superintendent pending resolution of negotiations.
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Teacher In Residence
DeSoto ISD Launches Teacher In Residence Hiring Opportunity
12/14/2021
DeSoto ISD continues to work towards creating opportunities to attract and retain high-quality educators.
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Bilingual Parent Night
Dec 14: DeSoto ISD to Host Info Meeting for Bilingual and ESL Parents
12/10/2021
DeSoto ISD is working to expand and increase services to bilingual and ESL students with the goal of ensuring an agile and responsive approach to educating students and serving families.
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PBIS Workshop
Need help redirecting your child’s behavior? DeSoto ISD to Offer Free Family Workshop
12/10/2021
DeSoto Independent School District understands the struggles parents have in creating consistent standards for behavioral expectations for students at home and at school.
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PTA Receives Grant from Walmart
DeSoto ISD PTA Council Receives Grant From Walmart
12/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD PTA Council is proud to announce the receipt of a Community Grant from Walmart in the amount of $5,000.
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DHS Students Receive While Giving
DHS AP History Students Learn a Unique Lesson While Giving
12/06/2021
In addition to helping feed the community, DHS History students gained something intrinsic that will outlast the food collection campaign.
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Superintendent Search
DeSoto ISD Superintendent Search
12/06/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host a series of meetings in December and January to collect community input towards the development of the profile for the ideal superintendent.
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Town Hall Notes
DeSoto ISD Board Town Hall Notes - Nov. 30
12/03/2021
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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Fall 2021 Experience Survey
Fall 2021 Experience Survey Administration
12/02/2021
DeSoto Invites the School Community to Participate in Fall 2021 Experience Survey Administration
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SPED Day
DeSoto ISD Celebrates SPED Professionals
12/02/2021
DeSoto ISD extends great thanks to its Special Education professionals for their service and commitment to families and students with special needs.
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DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Celebrates A Stellar Fall Performance Season
12/01/2021
DeSoto ISD Fine Arts students experience a soaring fall season, winning a plethora of awards and recognitions.
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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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DeSoto ISD Launches Multi-Tiered Effort to Recruit Talented Teachers
11/08/2021
DeSoto ISD continues to work towards creating opportunities to attract and retain high-quality educators. The District will host a substitute and tutor job fair Nov.8 at 9 am.
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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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DHS Alumna Akilah
Eagle Alumni Spotlight: 2012 DHS Grad Restores Breast Cancer Survivors One Service at a Time
10/29/2021
2012 DeSoto High School graduate Akilah Ellis-Bullard is helping breast cancer survivors regain their confidence and navigate life after a mastectomy through the use of her own unique talents and skills.
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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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Texas HR Appreciation Day
DeSoto ISD Celebrates Texas Human Resources Day
10/13/2021
DeSoto ISD celebrates the diligence of its Human Resource Eagles staff on Texas Education Human Resources Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor the important contributions made by school staff who work in human resources.
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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 Host Hiring Fair Sept. 30, 2021
09/28/2021
The hiring fair is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at DeSoto East Middle School located at 601 E. Belt Line Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115.
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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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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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District Message Regarding Social Media Trend
09/16/2021
DeSoto ISD issues a message to its school community regarding current social media trends.
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School Board Town Hall Meeting Notes Sep. 14
09/16/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board Town Hall Meeting Notes Monday, September 14, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.
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PTA to Host Superintendent Golf Scramble
09/14/2021
The inaugural event, “The Superintendent’s Golf Scramble,” will be presented by the DeSoto ISD Parent Teacher Association Council to be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at the Golf Club of Dallas.
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DeSoto ISD Counseling Presents Mindful Mondays
09/13/2021
Beginning in September, the DeSoto ISD Counseling and Social-Emotional-Learning (SEL) Guidance team will offer monthly Mindfulness social-emotion-learning strategies to the students, staff parents, and & community
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Board of Trustees to Host Next Installment of Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Sept 14
09/10/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom located at the district’s Instructional Support Center.
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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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Public Comment Notification of Change
09/09/2021
As of Sept. 1, 2021, DeSoto ISD will no longer offer virtual public comments in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act as written in statute.
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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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DeSoto ISD Announces Child Find Services
08/31/2021
The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify, and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age and their possible need for special education and related services.
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DeSoto ISD Athletics Partners with Metro Sports Communications for Eagles Football Season
08/26/2021
DeSoto Eagle Football fans are able to listen to a live play-by-play of all games on KSKY 660-AM radio and the station's online app during the entire 2021-22 season!
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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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Best Southwest Joint Statement on Masks
08/11/2021
As members of the Best Southwest School Districts, we support Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ emergency order requiring masks for public schools, based on the Texas Disaster Act.
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2021-22 Back to School COVID Safety
08/10/2021
Parents and staff are encouraged to create a personal safety kit as part of a back-to-school supply list.
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DeSoto ISD Presents Designed & Delivered by DeSoto ISD Professional Learning Conference
08/05/2021
Known as D3, this district-facilitated professional development conference for all district employees, set to take place Monday, August 9 and Tuesday August 10 at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Athletic Director
07/22/2021
The DeSoto ISD named DeSoto High School Head Football Coach Claude Mathis the district’s new Director of Athletics--a position Mathis will lead in conjunction with his duties as Head Football Coach for the Eagles.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Academic Leaders
07/22/2021
As DeSoto ISD prepares to kick off a new and exciting school year, the district has a number of new leaders in place to spearhead the academic progress and success of students and staff.
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The DeSoto ISD Difference: A Legacy of Learning
07/21/2021
For the Sneeds, DeSoto ISD teachers are the difference makers for students. “They go above and beyond for the students.”
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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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Nominate a DeSoto ISD Educator for the Texas Trust Heroes Award
07/20/2021
Texas Trust Credit Union is recognizing four heroes of the pandemic from DeSoto ISD as part of its “Trusted Heroes” initiative and awarding them with $250 each.
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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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DeISD Students Benefits From Kroger Backpack Boosters
07/14/2021
Beginning July 14 through July 29, Kroger customers will have the opportunity to purchase an “$8.99 virtual school supply kit” or donate $1, $3 or $5 cash at the register.
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DeSoto ISD on the Hunt for Master Teachers
07/08/2021
Three key positions that the district is seeking experienced and successful educators for include the Master Teacher role, the Instructional Coach and the Interventionist.
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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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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 to Offer Pay Incentives For Staff
06/29/2021
As a result of the TEA’s (ESSER III) grant funding, DeSoto ISD will provide one-time incentives which include: New & Returning Staff: $3,000 Core and Master Teachers in High-Need Areas: $5,000 District Alumni: $500 Employee Referral Bonus: $350
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DESOTO ISD ANNOUNCES THE HALL OF HONOR CLASS OF 2021
06/28/2021
The 2021 class of the Hall of Honor includes a 30-plus year educator/administrator and two outstanding alumni.
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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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HAKing Innovation to Host Summer Enrichment Showcase
06/15/2021
DeSoto ISD summer enrichment partner, HAKing Innovation, will sponsor a Summer Enrichment Showcase on the final day of camp Thursday, June 17.
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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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DeSoto ISD to Host “4 Corners” Events
06/09/2021
Thanks to the funding and support offered to DeSoto ISD via United Way’s Heal, Play, Learn initiative, DeSoto ISD students and families are invited to attend these community social events.
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LET’S GEAR UP Hosts Inaugural Scholarship Day
06/02/2021
This senior celebration recognized all seniors who received any amount of scholarship funding.
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PEBT Benefits Application Opens June 2
05/28/2021
(P-EBT) provides food benefits to families with enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.
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Alumni Spotlight - Jarius Hicklen, Class of 2019
05/28/2021
Two years removed from DeSoto High School, Jarius Hicklen walked across the stage with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Oklahoma Baptist University on May 15, 2021.
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Hybrid Learning Model Informational Recap
05/28/2021
Families that might have missed the information session on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 are encouraged to watch the recording of the event to learn more.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Elects 21-22 School Board Officers
05/27/2021
During the Monday, May 24, 2021, DeSoto ISD regular board meeting, trustees nominated and elected the 2021-22 board officers.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes 2021 Class of Retiring Educators
05/26/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board and administration recognized the 2021 district retirees who, together, represent more than 300 years of service in education.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Teachers of the Year Recipients
05/25/2021
This year, DeSoto ISD is proud to announce the following DeSoto ISD Eagles as the 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year.
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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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School Emergency Relief Funds Survey
05/21/2021
DeSoto ISD is applying to receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery.
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Student Vaccination Survey for Parents
05/20/2021
In DeSoto ISD, we are proud of the efforts we’ve put forth to keep our school community safe. As we continue to navigate the realities of COVID-19, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to maintain a level of safety for all.
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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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Community Celebration for State Champ Girls Track Team
05/17/2021
On May 20, the district will host a community-wide celebration scheduled to take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. inside the Chris Dyer Gymnasium.
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May 12 is National School Nurse Day
05/12/2021
Our school nurses are very versatile, service-oriented professionals who work daily to meet the critical and non-critical needs of the school community.
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DeSoto High Class of 2021 College Academic Signing Day
05/11/2021
This academic celebration gave seniors the opportunity to publicly declare their post-secondary plans of attending college, going into the workforce, or the military.
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DHS Teacher Wins Found A Way AP Teacher Award
05/10/2021
Garner was surprised with a monetary gift in recognition of her commitment and dedication to educational excellence and student achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day
05/07/2021
School Lunch Hero Day is May 7. DeSoto ISD and Chartwells celebrate its child nutrition team, ensuring that the district’s nearly 8,000 students receive nutritious meals daily.
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DeSoto High Students to Earn Health Certifications
05/06/2021
Dallas College presents the Completion Ceremony for the students in the Certified Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy Technician Program from Mountain View College on May 6, 2021.
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DeISD Recognizes Better Hearing & Speech Month
05/05/2021
DeSoto ISD is bringing awareness to communication disorders. Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Community Send-Off for State-bound Girls Track Team
05/03/2021
The send-off will encourage this trailblazing team of scholar-athletes, their coaches and support staff as they depart for the meet set to take place in Austin.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
05/03/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to celebrate its teaching staff during the 2021 Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, 2021.
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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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DeSoto ISD to Open Experience Survey May 10-21
04/23/2021
The spring 2021 Panorama Survey will be available online and will offer various DeSoto ISD stakeholder groups an opportunity to provide feedback on their respective experiences in and around the district.
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Students to Participate in Student Perspective Surveys
04/23/2021
The upcoming survey administration will also aid in helping teachers understand the various ways in which they will be evaluated and assessed.
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DeISD Partners to Expand Mental Health Resources
04/23/2021
The Care Solace platform will be primarily used by the counselors and campus nurses to make mental health referrals for students and their families.
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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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Spring 2021 Administration of Universal Screener
04/20/2021
Universal screeners are brief assessments (45 min. max) that are typically given three times per year – Fall (Sept. – Oct.), Winter (Dec. – Jan.), Spring (Apr. – May). All students (virtual and in-person) are required to participate in the universal screener assessments.
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Community Celebration for State Champ Girls Basketball Team
04/19/2021
The celebration will honor this history-making team of scholar-athletes, their coaches and support staff as DeSoto ISD makes a special presentation to the team and their fans.
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DeISD to Host Big Shifts Town Hall
04/19/2021
Dr. D'Andre J. Weaver will share specific updates regarding school structures, the district’s plan to provide engaging, relevant student experiences, and enhanced academic offerings and supports.
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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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DHS Teenpreneur featured at Dallas Arboretum’s Black Heritage Celebration
04/14/2021
The May event will be the second Arboretum appearance for Robinson, having provided a demonstration and sold out inventory back in March.
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DeSoto ISD and Glenn Heights to Hold Joint Board Meeting
04/09/2021
DeSoto ISD and the City of Glenn Heights invite the community to participate in the upcoming virtual joint board meeting on April 13 at 7:00 PM.
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DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Receives National Recognition for Sixth Consecutive Year
04/07/2021
DeSoto ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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Next Generation Grant Leads Laptop Distribution
04/05/2021
The Next Generation GEAR UP team set up stations in the parking lot of the DeSoto High School Freshman Campus to distribute the students and their families.
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Corrective Action Plans Update (March 2021)
04/05/2021
For March 2021, both the DeSoto ISD Trustees and District Administration shared a glimpse of the next series of Corrective Action Plans which will become active next month.
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DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor Nominations Open
04/01/2021
Nominations are now open for the Hall of Honor Class of 2021
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DeSoto ISD to Offer Vaccination Clinic for Staff and Community
04/01/2021
The DeSoto ISD Healthcare Services Department is partnering with Methodist Health System to host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for all DeSoto ISD staff, their families, and all members of the community.
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#StopAsianHate: A DeSoto ISD employee’s experience reflects recent social issues
03/31/2021
Statistics are showing a dramatic increase in crimes against Asian Americans. As greater awareness is developing around the ways in which people of Asian descent are being impacted, a DeSoto ISD employee who is also a district parent, shares her perspective and her family's very real fear.
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DeISD Receives $1.4M STEM Grant
03/26/2021
This new grant will expand STEM-focused, project-based, cross-curricular instruction for students in DeSoto ISD.
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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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Working Together to Shape the Future of DeSoto ISD
03/23/2021
The DeSoto ISD invites you to three upcoming virtual events designed to communicate the "Be the Future" strategic plan, a roadmap for educational excellence in DeSoto ISD.
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Major Entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights Announce Community Vision
03/22/2021
Several major entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights are launching an effort to better position these communities to serve residents with hopes of improving visibility, economic development and attraction to the area.
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Class of 2013 Alum Fighting Injustice
03/10/2021
DeSoto High School Class of 2013 alumna CaVoné Moore is currently an attorney with Jeff Anderson & Associates located in Los Angeles, California.
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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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DeSoto ISD Stays Agile with Changing Health Crisis
03/05/2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, district and campus leaders have been deeply focused on the health and safety of students and staff.
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DeSoto ISD Strives to Be The Future, Launches Strategic Plan
03/05/2021
The district will introduce and discuss the “Be The Future,” strategic plan in two upcoming virtual opportunities.
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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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DeISD Encourages Students & Staff to Wear Masks
03/03/2021
DeSoto ISD is currently assessing and evaluating how this will affect the district’s safety and health protocols.
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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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Corrective Action Plans Update: Feb. 2021
03/01/2021
Both the school board trustees and district administrators are continuing to progress through their first series of Corrective Action Plans (CAP) mandated by TEA.
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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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NTFB Returns to DeSoto ISD in February
02/08/2021
The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on Monday, February 15.
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Dallas County COVID Vaccinations
02/05/2021
Dallas County recommends that those interested in receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine register with their county of residence.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
02/04/2021
This week of national recognition highlights the unique contributions of school counselors to student growth within U.S. school systems.
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DeSoto ISD Announces 2021 District Spelling Bee Winner
02/01/2021
DeSoto Independent School District is pleased to announce Julius Hemphill II as the 2021 District Spelling Bee champion. DeSoto Independent School District is pleased to announce Julius Hemphill II as the 2021 District Spelling Bee champion.
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DeSoto ISD Announces DeSoto Cares COVID-19 Response Plan
02/01/2021
This allows district employees to continue receiving some of the benefits originally offered under the 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Social Conversations for Black History Month
01/29/2021
During the month of February, DeSoto ISD will observe Black History Month with a series of discussions on the district’s social media channels of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Trustees and Administration Share Progress of Corrective Action Plans
01/25/2021
The Board and Administration presented a monthly progress report to the community regarding the Corrective Actions plans at January school board meeting.
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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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DeSoto ISD Appoints CFO
01/21/2021
The DeSoto ISD School Board trustees approved the administration’s recommendation for the appointment of Joey Jones to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
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DeSoto ISD 2019-20 Financial Audit Report
01/21/2021
During the January 19 DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the district’s new external auditors presented their report on the prior fiscal year.
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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 ISD to hold Public Hearing on District’s TAPR Report
01/08/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the school community to participate in the public hearing on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report for DeSoto ISD scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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School Board Trustees Announces Virtual Town Hall
01/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD Trustees will hold a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. The goal of this community listening session is to preview the current focuses of the school board.
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Alumni Spotlight - Jadan Crow, Class of 2019
01/08/2021
DeSoto Independent School District Class of 2019 top ten alumna Jadan Crow is soaring high at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth.
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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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DHS Athletes Participate in an Early Signing Day
12/18/2020
Thirteen DeSoto High School student-athletes made commitments by signing their National Letters of Intent.
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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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DeISD School Board Discusses Goals and Impact
12/15/2020
In recent board meetings, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees presented and discussed progress measures for student achievement in the district.
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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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DHS Sophomore Transitions from Boredom to Business
12/11/2020
DeSoto High School Sophomore Kevin Robinson, Jr. turned his pandemic boredom into a business!
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Nurturing Students’ Love for Reading: DeSoto ISD Libraries Create Virtual Countdown to Christmas
12/11/2020
DeISD School Libraries are now taking the initiative to encourage our students to continue reading over the holidays, by creating a ‘Countdown to Christmas virtual reading room for students and community to enjoy holiday stories
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DHS Student Receives QuestBridge Scholarship
DHS Student Receives QuestBridge Scholarship
12/10/2020
DeSoto High School Class of 2021 student, Lauryn Piggatt is a recipient of the 2020 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship.
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DHS Principal Named Texas Principal of the Year!
12/09/2020
We are proud to announce that he has now been named Texas Outstanding Principal of the Year and will now compete for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Principal of the Year!
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DeISD School Board to host Virtual Town Hall and Training
12/08/2020
The DeSoto ISD School Board are committed to ensuring that the community has the opportunity to engage with the trustees and is abreast of the happenings and focus of the school district.
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Leading with Positivity: DeSoto High School Custodial Supervisor Wins Local SSC Employee of the Year Award
12/07/2020
DeSoto High School’s morning custodial supervisor, Jackqueline Dillon, is the 2020 Employee of the year for DeSoto SSC Services for Education.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Experience Surveys to aid the Development of Strategic Plan
12/01/2020
DeSoto ISD invites its stakeholders to help shape the future by participating in the fall administration of its Experience Surveys in December.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Announces Its New 20-21 School Board Officers
11/30/2020
During the first meeting of the DeSoto ISD School Board since the November 3 election, the trustees held the 2020-21 board officers election.
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DHS Alum Receives Daisy Award
11/20/2020
As the Coronavirus crisis continues to plague our nation and the world, our front-line health care workers are stepping up to meet the challenge with their skillful and compassionate professionalism.
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DeSoto Advanced Placement Teacher Helps Students Make Math Meaningful
11/18/2020
DeSoto High School (DHS) Advanced Placement Calculus teacher Brian Beck-Smith is one of the many district teachers committed to ensuring a successful outcome for students and enjoys seeing them learn about one of his favorite topics, mathematics.
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DHS Senior Crowned Miss Teen of Dallas County
11/16/2020
Students, teachers and staff at DeSoto High School are amongst royalty as 12th-grader, Mariah Williams was crowned Miss Teen of Dallas County.
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DeSoto ISD to Implement a Robust Intervention System to Increase Student Outcomes
11/13/2020
Beginning Spring 2021, the district will transition to the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) program with the support of the Branching Minds management platform for interventions.
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Early Signing Day 2020
11/12/2020
DeSoto Independent School District hosted a COVID-friendly early signing day for four student-athletes and their families at the DHS Athletic Fieldhouse on Wednesday, November 11.
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Veterans Day Spotlight
11/11/2020
DeSoto ISD salutes our men and women who have devoted military service to our great country. This Veterans Day, we spotlight one of our current employees.
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2020 Board Elections Recap
11/11/2020
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host a Special Called Meeting for the Canvassing and Installation of the newly-elected trustees at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
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Two DeISD Schools Receive Student Leadership Award
11/11/2020
DeISD is excited to announce that Woodridge E.S. and McCowan M.S. are recipients of the 2020 TEPSA Student Leadership Award.
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Public Hearing Meeting Notice
DeSoto ISD to hold Public Hearing on District’s FIRST State Financial Accountability Rating
11/11/2020
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees and the Administration invite the school community to participate in the DeSoto ISD FIRST Report Public Hearing Monday, November 16, 2020, at 6:30 P.M.
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DeSoto ISD Campuses Host Goals Night
11/10/2020
Each year, campuses across the DeSoto Independent School District host Goals Night to engage and inform parents and students on what to expect for the academic year.
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DeISD Announces 2020 Superintendent’s Toy Drive
11/09/2020
The DeSoto ISD is excited to announce the 2020 Superintendent’s Toy Drive benefiting the Chocolate MINT Foundation’s annual Winter Wonderland event set to take place December 19.
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Home and Campus Learning to Continue After Nov. 4
10/29/2020
Parents and families who have chosen and prefer home-supervised learning via DeSoto ISD’s Anytime, Anywhere Learning system may continue at-home learning after November 4.
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DHS Twins Finalists for QuestBridge Scholarship
10/27/2020
Jazmine and Jazzie Jackson have been named semi-finalists for the prestigious and highly-competitive QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship.
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DeSoto ISD Enters Phase Two of Campus-Supervised Learning
10/23/2020
DeSoto ISD enters phase two of its campus-supervised learning and brings students back to the classroom.
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DeSoto ISD Trustee Clark Selected for Leadership TASB Program Class of 2021
10/22/2020
DeSoto ISD Trustee Dr. Tiffany Clark has been selected to participate in a yearlong education leadership study program with Texas Association of School Boards.
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DHS Student Competes In Waco Agriculture Fair
10/20/2020
DeSoto High School Sophomore and Agriculture student Dasia Hudson placed in the Top 10 of her class at the Extraco Agriculture Competition in Waco, TX.
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COVID Risk Level Changes; Provides Opportunity to Change Learning Option
10/15/2020
The Dallas County Public Health and Education Committee recommends that schools emphasize virtual learning options when the county is at this level until the COVID-19 spread risk is lower.
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Comerica Bank partners with We the Village to Sponsor DeSoto ISD Back to School Fair
10/09/2020
Two community angels in the form of Comerica Bank and We the Village, Inc. partnered to gather the signature funding to get the Fair back on track just in time for campus-based instruction to begin!
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Facilities Departments Preparing Campuses for Reopening
10/08/2020
The Plant Services Department and Custodial Services teams are working hard to ensure our facilities are ready for reopening.
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Amber Terrace Begins Campus Learning
10/05/2020
Beginning Monday, October 5, 2020, DeSoto ISD will welcome pre-kindergarten students enrolled at Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy.
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National Principals Month: DeSoto ISD Principals Leading Amid the Pandemic
10/05/2020
National Principals Month, DeSoto ISD is honoring the dedication of its principals who are key to the success of its school system and leading during the pandemic.
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DeSoto ECHS Teacher Receives 2020 Humanities Texas Award
10/05/2020
DeSoto ECHS Teacher Cora Garner is one of 15 educators in the state who received the Humanities Texas 2020 Outstanding Early Career Teaching Award which recognizes exemplary K–12 Humanities teachers for excellence in education.
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DeSoto ISD Pilots Digital Programs with Perot Museum
10/02/2020
The two entities join forces to pilot live, digital experiences that aim to provide students the opportunity to take part in programming that enhances knowledge and the love of science.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates National Custodian Day
10/02/2020
National Custodian Appreciation Day celebrates those who have daily dedicated themselves to maintaining our campuses and facilities by keeping them clean and sanitary.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Leadership Changes
10/02/2020
In order to support improved coverage of district operations and campus and instructional support the DeSoto ISD announces the leadership updates.
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DeSoto Child Nutrition Department Receives Grant for Weekend Snack Bags for Students
09/30/2020
Starting October 1, students can pick up additional weekend snack bags on Thursdays in addition to their regular meals.
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DeSoto ISD to Phase In Campus Learning
09/30/2020
Starting in October, the district will begin to phase in various grade levels for students whose parents or guardians have opted into campus-supervised learning.
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Community Response Restores District’s PPE Lost to Fire
09/29/2020
A devastating structural fire on the morning of Thursday, August 27, destroyed the main warehouse storing supplies and equipment for DeSoto ISD. Among the inventory lost was the district allotment of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) recently shipped by the Texas Education Agency.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Trustee Aubrey C. Hooper Bids Farewell After Nine Years of Service
09/25/2020
As the sun sets on his nine-year tenure as a member of the DeSoto ISD School Board, Trustee Aubrey Christopher Hooper is seeing the measure of his more than 20-year legacy of public service.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its School Board and Corrective Action Plan Public Hearing
09/25/2020
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees and Administration announces the TEA-Mandated Corrective Action Plan Public Hearing and School Board Meeting for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
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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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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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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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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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AP Student and Staff Check Presentation
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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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's Forensic Audit Begins
11/08/2019
The request for bid was released September 3, 2019 and at the October 14 board meeting, Weaver and Tidwell was approved as the forensic auditor.
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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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Baylor University recruiter speaks with students and their parents at the DeSoto ISD College and Career Fair.   Photo Courtesy of Makenzie Mowoe, (DHS) Student
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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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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