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DeSoto ISD statement on violence in Uvalde ISD

​As we are learning more details about the tragic shooting in a Uvalde, Texas school, DeSoto ISD would like to express the district’s heartfelt condolences to the families and staff in Uvalde who are devastated by this vile and unexpected act of violence.

Mental Health Resources Available

Yesterday’s shooting in Uvalde was a senseless and tragic loss of life. The event and subsequent news coverage may have an impact on the mental well-being of our school community.

DeSoto ISD Preparing Competitive Teacher Compensation Plan

The national teaching shortage, the great resignation, shifting trends and attitudes regarding post-pandemic education, and the spur of interest in entrepreneurship have all posed concerns for educational entities across the country looking to staff teaching roles for the upcoming school year.

Backpacks Are Not Allowed on Campuses May 26 & 27

In order to reduce any potential distractions and concerns and to facilitate a smooth early release and closure to the academic school year, no backpacks will be allowed on campuses.

Students asked to return all district-Issued Devices, Accessories, Chargers Before Summer Break

To update DeSoto Independent School District issued devices, the district needs to collect all student devices, accessories, and chargers before students dismiss for summer break this week.

DeSoto ISD is Soaring Ahead: Hires New Superintendent, Welcomes New Trustee

In a special called meeting on Monday, May 16, DeSoto ISD School Board trustees unanimously approved Dr. Usamah Rodgers as the new DeSoto ISD Superintendent and welcomed reelected trustee Cynthia Watson Banks (Place 1) and newly elected trustee Chasiti McKissic (Place 2)

DHS Choirs End Year with a Spring Concert

DeSoto High School Choral Department brought “LOVE” to the stage during their Spring concert “A Night of Love.”

Soaring to the Top: Teacher of the Year Honorees Selected by Campus Peers

DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce its 2022 Teacher of the Year honorees! Representing all 10 campuses throughout the District, educators were selected by their schools for this annual and distinctive honor.

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