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DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Cancels Election Scheduled for May 4, 2024
02/27/2024
During a Special Called Board Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees canceled the election scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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DeSoto ISD to Host TAPR Public Hearing
02/23/2024
The public hearing on the 2022-2023 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) for DeSoto ISD is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., in the Boardroom of the DeSoto ISD Instructional Support Center located at 200 Belt-Line Road in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Katherine Johson Technology Magnet Academy Second Graders Learn About Currency With Veritex Bank
02/23/2024
Desoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy second graders make real-world connections about currency with Veritex Community Bank representatives.
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May 2024 DeSoto ISD School Board Election: Candidates Announced
02/16/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees filing period has concluded, and the candidate list is set for the 2024 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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DeSoto ISD to Host March 5 Kinder Choice Fair for Pre-Kindergarten Families
02/13/2024
On March 5, 2024, DeSoto ISD parents and families at Amber Terrace Early Childhood Learning Center are invited to attend the DeSoto ISD Kinder Choice Fair, an opportunity for families of pre-kindergarten-aged scholars at Amber Terrace to learn about and choose a DeSoto ISD elementary school.
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Eagles Soar at BSWP STEM Showcase
02/13/2024
DeSoto Independent School District scholars from four district campuses participated in the Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, Best Southwest Partnerships STEM Showcase held at Texas State Technical College in Red Oak.
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Nominations Open for Hall of Honor 2024
02/09/2024
Nominations are now open for the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor Class of 2024!
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DeSoto ISD‘s KJTMA Named a 2024 TABSE Demo School
02/09/2024
DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce that the Texas Association of Black School Educators has named the district’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy one of the organization’s 2024 Dr. Jay Cummings Demonstration Schools.
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DHS Student Council Hosts Blood Drive
02/08/2024
DeSoto High School Student Council has joined forces with the American Red Cross for a life-saving event – a blood drive to assist patients with sickle cell disease.
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DeSoto ISD National Signing Day Celebrates Next Step for Student-Athletes, Families
02/07/2024
Ten student-athletes accepted college athletic scholarships today at DeSoto High School during the annual National Signing Day event.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Counselors
02/07/2024
In honor of National School Counselor Appreciation Week, DeSoto ISD celebrates its district counselors and appreciates their daily contribution to the school community.
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…. And the DeSoto ISD Spelling Bee Champion Is
02/06/2024
After 21 rounds and almost three hours of intense competition between the district’s top campus spellers at the DeSoto ISD Spelling Bee, a champion emerged.
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2023 Football Eagles Accolades
02/02/2024
Accolades abound for the outstanding season, with individual and collective recognitions as well as early college signings.
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DeSoto ISD Students Prepare to Compete for the Top Spelling Awards
01/26/2024
Join us at the DeSoto ISD Scripps Spelling Bee on Thursday, Feb 1, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the DeSoto High School Auditorium located at 600 Eagle Drive.
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After School Programming Returns to DeSoto ISD
01/26/2024
DeSoto ISD has secured grant funding to assist in providing after-school care for a limited number of district students in grades Pre-K through 5.
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01/26/2024
While we celebrate national and international history makers, history is also made every day by people from and working in or with local communities. This year, DeSoto ISD will celebrate Black History Month by celebrating our local history makers.
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SE ABRE LA ENCUESTA DEL CALENDARIO ACADÉMICO DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE DESOTO PARA EL AÑO 2024 - 2025
01/25/2024
El Comité de Calendario del Distrito Escolar Independiente de DeSoto desarrolló tres opciones de calendario para su consideración para el año escolar académico 2024-2025 para revisión y comentarios de la comunidad.
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DeSoto ISD Announces An Update to its January Board Meeting Series
01/22/2024
Due to the recent inclement weather day on January 16, DeSoto ISD announces an adjusted meeting series for the month.
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May 2024 School Board Election: Candidate Filing Period Open Through Feb. 16
01/19/2024
DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees candidate filing and voting dates have been set for the 2024 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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McCowan Dance Scholars Take Center Stage at Meyerson
01/19/2024
Students in the McCowan Elite Dance Company performed in the 41st Civil Rights Movement Concert: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
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Bilingual Community Event
01/09/2024
Families of Emergent Bilinguals in the southern DFW area are invited to a free event for parents that will provide instructional resources and points of contact with community-based organizations.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its January 2024 Board Meeting Schedule
01/09/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees invites its school community to attend its next series of upcoming meetings for January 2024.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes Board of Trustees During School Board Recognition Month
12/19/2023
DeSoto ISD and its school community to celebrate its trustees during the month of January for National Board Appreciation Month.
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DeSoto ISD to Intro ESports, Program Launch Set for Jan 2024
12/19/2023
DeSoto Independent School District is leaping to introduce an esports gaming club that will evolve into a full-fledged pathway of study comprised of marketing, coding and computer science, broadcast and more.
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DeSoto ISD to Host District Spelling Bee
12/19/2023
The DeSoto Independent School District will host a districtwide spelling bee on Feb. 1, 2023, at DeSoto High School located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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Dec 2023 Conservatorship Update: Crabill To Recommend Departure from Role as District Conservator
12/19/2023
During the December 18, 2023, meeting of the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees, Texas Education Agency-assigned conservator AJ Crabill announced his intent to recommend the closure of his tenure in the district which began in 2020 to the agency.
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DeSoto ISD Opens 24-25 Calendar Survey for School Community Feedback
12/19/2023
DeSoto ISD requests the feedback of its stakeholders regarding the calendar options for the upcoming school year
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DeSoto ISD to Host Jan. 13, 2024, Championship Parade
12/18/2023
DeSoto ISD and the Cities of DeSoto and Glenn Heights will host a joint celebration parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, followed by a community pep rally in the Chris Dyer Gymnasium at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD announces the December Meeting Schedule of the School Board
12/08/2023
The Board of Trustees will have one meeting this month that will also include the FIRST report public hearing.
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2023 Texas Trust Credit Union Reality Fair
2023 Texas Trust Credit Union Reality Fair
12/08/2023
Texas Trust Credit Union Reality Fair - Hosted by NXT Gen and College Driven GEAR UP. Students learn financial literacy with a hands-on experience.
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2023 Holiday Greeting Card Design Finalists
12/05/2023
Congratulations to the 2023 Holiday Greeting Card Cover Design Contest Finalists!
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Superintendent's Toy Drive
Superintendent's Toy Drive
11/29/2023
DeSoto ISD to participate in the annual Superintendent’s Toy Drive starting Monday, December 4, 2023, through Friday, December 15, 2023.
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Cockrell Hill Elementary Thanksgiving School Lunch
Cockrell Hill Elementary Thanksgiving School Lunch
11/17/2023
DeSoto ISD's Cockrell Hill Elementary holds their Thanksgiving School Lunch for parents and guardians to attend.
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DeSoto High School Alumnus Alex Holley, Now a Professional Boxer
DHS Alum Boxer Preps for Cable Bout
11/17/2023
DeSoto High School Alumnus Alex Holley, Now a Professional Boxer. DeSoto ISD is excited to celebrate Alex Holley's success; he is now contracted with World Boxing Association Welterweight World Champion. Read More.
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DeSoto ISD Career Technical Programs Offers Services to the Public
11/15/2023
DeSoto High School CTE students are offering services to staff and the community throughout the remainder of the school year.
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CMMS Students make TMEA Region 20 Middle School All-Region Band
11/14/2023
Congratulations to two Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School band students for successfully auditioning and making the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 20 Middle School All-Region Band.
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DeSoto ISD School Ranks Among Best in Texas According to National Publication
11/14/2023
DeSoto Independent School District’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy has been noted as ranked as one of the best schools in the state by a national news publication.
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DeSoto ISD Extends Condolences to the Family of Retired Superintendent Frank Moates
11/14/2023
DeSoto ISD mourns the passing of retired Superintendent Frank Moates and remembers his pivotal impact as its leader.
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As we near the first early release date of the 23-24 school year, included is essential and informational items to help this set of procedures run smoothly.
Early Release November 2023
11/13/2023
As we near the first early release date of the 23-24 school year, included is essential and informational items to help this set of procedures run smoothly.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees Announce November Meetings
11/09/2023
Following the monthly board meeting on November 13, the DeSoto ISD trustees will host the second installation of its bimonthly, in-person Town Hall series on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
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Atmos Energy donates a book vending machine to Cockrell Hill Elementary
Atmos Energy donates a book vending machine to Cockrell Hill Elementary
11/07/2023
Cockrell Hill Elementary receives a book vending machine. Students can receive tokens to redeem for free books.
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DeSoto High School presented with $1,500 Grant at Walmart's grand reopening
Walmart presents DeSoto High School with Grant
11/03/2023
DeSoto High School presented with $1,500 Grant at Walmart's grand reopening
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STEM Fest 2023 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
STEM Fest 2023 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
10/26/2023
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas along with presenting sponsors Texas Instruments, Mr. Cooper Group & supporting sponsor Vistra, hosted STEM Fest at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for DeSoto ISD students.
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KJ-McCarthy Construction Inclusion Week
10/20/2023
McCarthy Construction visits DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Students
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United Way, DeISD take students to Perot Museum
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and DeSoto ISD to take students to Perot Museum
10/17/2023
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas brings 400 DeSoto ISD students to Perot Museum of Nature and Science for STEM Fest 2023
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week
DeSoto ISD Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week
10/17/2023
With several upcoming field trips, DeSoto ISD familiarizes its younger students with school bus safety, and bus etiquette.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Nov 4 Showcase
DeSoto ISD Announces Nov 4 Showcase
10/11/2023
DeSoto ISD will offer immersive experiences to families, and students. These engaging workshops and opportunities will explore district programs.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Its Campus Principals
10/05/2023
DeSoto ISD celebrates its school leaders during National Principals Month for their unwavering efforts to foster the well-being and growth of the students and staff.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes World Teachers Day
10/05/2023
DeSoto ISD celebrates the work of dedicated teachers in the district and their commitment to providing a equitable quality education daily
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DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023
DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023
10/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District and DeSoto High School are excited to kick off Homecoming Week: October 9-13, 2023.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Fall Parent Conferences
DeSoto ISD to Host Fall Parent Conferences
10/03/2023
Parent conferences are designed for parents to understand their student’s progress and development and to discuss opportunities for partnership and support to ensure each student’s needs and goals are met in alignment with the district’s board goal of individualized growth.
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DeSoto ISD: Custodian Groundskeeper Day
DeSoto ISD: Custodian Groundskeeper Day
10/02/2023
DeSoto ISD appreciates the opportunity to celebrate the DeSoto ISD on National Custodian and Groundskeepers Appreciation Day, which is observed annually on October 2.
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Senior Sunrise Event
Senior Sunrise Event
09/22/2023
Reflecting on the past and celebrating the start of their senior year, the DeSoto High School Class of 2024 began the first day of their final high school academic year together watching the sunrise during the inaugural Senior Sunrise event held a tEagle Stadium.
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DeSoto ISD to Host GT Parent Info Meeting
DeSoto ISD to Host GT Parent Info Meeting
09/22/2023
DeSoto ISD will host a Gifted and Talented Parent Info Meeting on October 5, 2023. Baylor's Talent Identification Program will be onsite. Read for more details.
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DeSoto ISD: HS FB Coach Mathis receives award
DeSoto ISD: HS FB Coach Mathis receives award
09/21/2023
DeSoto high school Football Coach Claude Mathis is recognized with the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Unsung Coaching Heroes Award presented by Be Well Texas.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its September Town Hall
09/19/2023
the community is invited to attend the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees bimonthly, in-person Town Hall on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m.
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DeSoto ISD Campuses Host Goals Night
DeSoto ISD Campuses Host Goals Night
09/18/2023
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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2023 Hispanic Heritage Month
2023 Hispanic Heritage Month
09/15/2023
DeSoto ISD highlights the cultures of its school community. From September 15 to October 15, DeSoto ISD will observe Hispanic Heritage Month and show homage to the students, staff, community businesses, and alumni who are making positive impacts and valuable contributions to society.
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DeSoto ISD hosts its annual College and Career Fair this Thursday, September 14. About 100 colleges, universities, companies and military recruiters will be available. This event is free and open to the public. View starting time...
College and Career Fair
09/13/2023
DeSoto ISD hosts its annual College and Career Fair this Thursday, September 14. About 100 colleges, universities, companies and military recruiters will be available. This event is free and open to the public. View starting time...
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May We Never Forget: DeSoto ISD Marks Patriots Day - the 22nd Annual Day of Observance
09/11/2023
As the nation pauses to remember the 22nd Anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America, we also mark the bravery of the first responders who saved the lives of others and protected the nation.
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September is Attendance Awareness Month: Regular School Attendance Improves Student Success
09/11/2023
September is National Attendance Awareness Month and the entire DeSoto ISD school community will unite in focus on keeping its students present and on time every school day.
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The 2022 - 2023 student state assessment scores are available. View your scholar's  test scores.
Student state assessment scores
08/18/2023
The 2022 - 2023 student state assessment scores are available. View your scholar's test scores.
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Regular School Attendance
Regular School Attendance
08/16/2023
Help your student succeed with regular classroom attendance. What's the best way to report a student absence?
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Buses Available for Qualifying Students
Buses Available for Qualifying Students
08/10/2023
DeSoto ISD bus transportation available for qualifying students. Read the distance requirements and special exceptions.
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Back-to-School Public Safety Reminders
Back-to-School Public Safety Reminders
08/10/2023
School zones in DeSoto ISD and Glenn Heights will be reactivated as school begins on Aug 14, 2023.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Job Fair on August 9
DeSoto ISD to Host Job Fair on August 9
08/04/2023
The DeSoto Independent School District will host a job fair to hire staff for the 2023-2024 academic year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, in the DeSoto ISD Belt Line Conference Center located behind the district’s administration building at 200 East Belt Line Road in DeSoto, TX.
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DeSoto ISD & Public Wireless provide free tablets & free internet  for qualifying DeSoto ISD students
Free tablets & internet for qualifying students
08/04/2023
DeSoto ISD & Public Wireless provide free tablets & free internet for qualifying DeSoto ISD students
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UNT Dallas Aspiring STEM Principal Program
UNT Dallas Aspiring STEM Principal Program
08/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce the selection of five educators to be offered admittance into the University of North Texas at Dallas Aspiring STEM Principal Program.
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Pre-K Enrollment Fair at Amber Terrace
Pre-K Enrollment Fair at Amber Terrace
07/27/2023
DeSoto ISD to Host A Pre-K Enrollment Fair at the Amber Terrace Early Childhood Discovery and Design Center.
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DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair
DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair
07/26/2023
It�s that time of year again! Join DeSoto ISD for its Back-to-School Fair at the DeSoto High School Academy. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 9am to noon.
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DeSoto ISD to Launch Community Walks
DeSoto ISD to Launch Community Walks
07/26/2023
Teachers, administrators, and additional staff will walk the streets making their way through DeSoto and Glenn Heights neighborhoods to speak with current and prospective scholars, and their families. Neighborhood Walks will be conducted from July 31 through August 12, 2023.
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Young Inspired Writer’s Program
Young Inspired Writer’s Program
06/29/2023
KJTMA holds a book signing at UNTDallas. Students sell and autograph books they authored with assistance from Sharmetra Lewis.
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DeSoto ISD Closed for Juneteenth Observation
DeSoto ISD Closed for Juneteenth Observation
06/15/2023
DeSoto ISD will be closed on Monday, June 19 in observation of Juneteenth, a Federal Holiday.
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DeSoto High School Holds Marching Band Camp
DeSoto High School Holds Marching Band Camp
05/31/2023
The first official band camp will be held this week for the 2023-24 school year.
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DeSoto High School Class 2023 Participates in Academic Signing Day
05/30/2023
DeSoto High School Class of 2023 seniors not only declared their postsecondary learning intentions, but also announced their receipt of full-ride scholarships to their program of choice.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts Job Fair for Students
05/26/2023
Several DeSoto High School students participated in the DHS Student Job Fair sponsored by the district’s Career Technical Education and Student Support Services departments this spring.
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DESOTO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON FEATURES DESOTO ISD
05/25/2023
The DeSoto Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the organization’s annual luncheon featuring the DeSoto Independent School District.
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DeSoto ISD Installs New Members, Appoints Officers
05/23/2023
Before the May 15, 2023, regular board meeting, the DeISD School Board held a special-called meeting to install newly elected trustees and named new officers at the regular meeting.
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CMMS Student Council School of Excellence Award
05/23/2023
Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School Student Council has been selected as one of the 2023 American Student Council Association Student Council School of Excellence Award winners!
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DeSoto ISD Inducts Four New Members to the Hall of Honor!
05/15/2023
During the 2023 Cadence of Celebration at DeSoto High School four new members were inducted into the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor.
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Texas Trust Credit Union Supports Band growth
05/12/2023
This year the DeSoto ISD middle schools have received unprecedented support from Texas Trust Credit Union, as we revive and expand band throughout the district.
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Parent Information Meeting at Amber Terrace
Parent Information Meeting at Amber Terrace
05/10/2023
Parents/Guardians: have a child or children who will attend Amber Terrace Early Childhood Learning Center this August? Attend our informational meeting to ask questions, visit a model classroom and receive information about the upcoming school year.
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DeSoto ISD to Celebrate its Outgoing Trustees
05/10/2023
DeSoto ISD invites the school community to join the district in celebrating the dedication, and impact of outgoing school board trustees, Karen Daniel and Dr. Tiffany Clark on May 11 in the Belt Line Conference Center at 200 E. Belt Line Road on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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DeSoto ISD Board Achieves Masters Level
DeSoto ISD Board Achieves Masters Level
05/05/2023
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees was one of three districts across the state to attain a Masters Level on the Texas Education Agency Lone Star Governance Leaderboard.
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Best Community for Music Education
DeSoto ISD: Best Community for Music Education
05/04/2023
Recognized by the NAMM Foundation, DeSoto ISD has received this prestigious award a 7th time. DeSoto ISD continues to provide professional level experiences for all of our students.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Cinco De Mayo Celebration
DeSoto ISD to host Cinco De Mayo Celebration
04/28/2023
Join DeSoto ISD on Thursday, May 4th as we present a night of performances dedicated to sharing cultural awareness.
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DeSoto ISD Board Approves Two Leadership Appointments
04/25/2023
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments for two district leadership positions
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DeSoto High School's Signing Day
DeSoto High School's Signing Day
04/21/2023
Scholars from DeSoto High School attended a Signing Day at Dallas College Cedar Valley campus.
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No Backpack Policy Explanation
No Backpack Policy Reminder RE: APRIL 24
04/21/2023
In order to ensure that our scholars are positioned to soar through the end of the school year, we want to remind parents and families that starting April 24, 2023, students in grades six through 12 are asked to refrain from bringing backpacks to school.
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DeSoto ISD Student Dress Code Survey
DeSoto ISD Student Dress Code Survey
04/19/2023
DeSoto ISD is requesting your assistance. In preparation for the 2023-24 academic year, please complete our brief dress code survey.
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No Backpacks for 6-12 grade Scholars for remainder of School Year
04/14/2023
In order to reduce any potential distractions and concerns and to facilitate a smooth remainder of the school year, no backpacks will be allowed for scholars in grades 6-12 starting Monday, April 24, 2023, through the last day of school.
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DeSoto ISD Scholars Compete at Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee
DeSoto ISD Scholars Compete at Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee
04/12/2023
Students across Dallas/Fort Worth participated in a language and cultural exposure opportunity during the Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee held on March 28, 2023.
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DeSoto High School Announces Its Top Two Graduates
04/06/2023
DeSoto High School leaders revealed the names of the top two students in the senior class of 2023 to the tune of the drumline and cheers.
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DeSoto ISD to host Student-Focused Job Fair
DeSoto ISD to host Student-Focused Job Fair
04/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District continues to provide real-world, career-relevant experiences for scholars. The district has designed and will host a student-focused job fair on April...
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Register your child for DeSoto ISD Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
04/03/2023
Starting April 1, 2023, parents can enroll their three- and four-year-old students in a DeSoto ISD pre-kindergarten program. This year’s Pre-K Kick-off will take place at Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto.
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DeSoto High School Sport Management Program Equips Students for Future Careers
03/31/2023
In honor of National Athletic Trainers month, DeSoto ISD is highlighting its high school students' athletic trainers who work alongside the district athletic trainers in the DeSoto Sports Medicine Department.
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DeSoto High School Senior Receives Full Tuition Award from UT Austin
03/31/2023
DeSoto High School senior Michael Adeagbo, who plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin, received a surprise visit from the UT Austin Student Recruitment and Affairs staff during his DHS AP Calculus class.
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Why Parents Should Choose DeSoto ISD PK
03/31/2023
Data shows that students who attend DeSoto Independent School District pre-K and stay with the district significantly outperform their peers by third grade.
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JCPenney Presents Gift Cards to DHS Choir
03/29/2023
JCPenney presents participating DeSoto High School Choir students with gift cards for the grand opening of the...
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CMMS Boys Choir Earn UIL Superior Rating
03/27/2023
Congratulations to the McCowan Middle School Boys Choir for receiving a Superior rating at the Region 20 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation.
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Board Approves Re-Opening of Amber Terrace for 23-24 Academic Year
03/27/2023
During the Monday, March 27, 2023, meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, board members approved the reopening of Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Learning Center.
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DeSoto ISD to Launch Early Childhood Applications Apr 1
03/24/2023
Early Childhood has long-term and wide-ranging benefits for young scholars in creating a strong foundation for future success in the classroom and in life.
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DeISD Announces Its Spring Job Fair Series
03/24/2023
DeSoto ISD Launches Its Spring Job Fair Season Beginning Saturday, April 15th, 2023, at DeSoto High School's Academy Cafeteria 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Director of Health Services Receives Excellence in Nursing Award
03/24/2023
DeSoto Independent School District Director of Health Services Dr. Lastassia Williams was recently awarded the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing honor.
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Texas Trust finances Fine Art repairs and instruments for hundreds
03/24/2023
Texas Trust continues to pour into the students and families of DeSoto ISD. In 2022, Texas Trust provided a grant to buy instruments for hundreds of DeSoto ISD students to rent and play.
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Katherine Johnson TMA Students Fly High at International Women’s Day Aviation Careers and ‘World of Drones’ Seminar
03/23/2023
In celebration of International Women’s Day, DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) scholars “landed” at the Irving Convention Center on for the Women in Aviation Careers and World of Drones Symposium.
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DHS Choir Receives Donation from Grammy Foundation funded by Ford Motor Company
03/22/2023
When DHS Choral Director Pamela Dawson won Grammy Educator of the year, her students also won a monetary donation to the school's music program funded by Ford Motor Company.
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DeSoto High School Students Learn About Real Estate From a Top Industry Professional
03/21/2023
One of the nation’s top real estate agents dropped by DeSoto High School to teach a high school class to connect students with real estate as a generational wealth builder
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Triple A Experience: Academics, Arts & Athletics
03/11/2023
DeSoto ISD is continuing to clarify and define the Triple-A Experience for its school community and scholars. The Triple-A Experience gives credence to the district’s holistic and well-rounded approach to educating scholars through academics, arts, and athletics and is an opportunity to more deeply engage students and their families in the educational offerings available in DeSoto ISD.
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An Eagle Love Story - DHS Alum Reconnect for Happily Ever After
03/11/2023
Crystal Bunch and Josh Martin first met while students at DeSoto High School. He was a cheerleader, she was in the band.
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Good Things are Happening March 2023
03/10/2023
DeSoto ISD is continuing to clarify and define the Triple-A Experience for its school community and scholars. The Triple-A Experience gives credence to the district’s holistic and well-rounded approach to educating scholars through academics, arts, and athletics and is an opportunity to more deeply engage students and their families in the educational offerings available in DeSoto ISD.
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Celebrates Black Culture and Literacy
03/10/2023
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy observed Black Children’s Book Week as a closure to the month-long campus Black History Month recognition and a bridge to the month of March’s literary focus.
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The DeSoto High School Eagles Basketball Team is headed to the State Games
03/08/2023
The DeSoto ISD school community is invited to come out early Thursday morning to cheer on the DeSoto High School Eagles Basketball team as they travel to San Antonio for the state championship games Thursday at 9 AM.
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Read Across America Day with Dr. Opal Lee
03/02/2023
On Read Across America Day, DeSoto ISD held an African American Read-In with “the grandmother of Juneteenth”, Dr. Opal Lee, and all district second-grade students in the DeSoto High School auditorium. This event also launched the district’s month-long March Student Reading Challenge.
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Join Us: DeSoto High School Lady Eagles State Game Send Off
03/01/2023
Join DeSoto ISD for a UIL state game Send-off for the DeSoto High School Lady Eagles Basketball team on March 2 at 8:30 a.m.
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My Black History: Deonna McGary, DHS 2006 Alumnae
02/28/2023
Class of 2006 graduate of DeSoto High School and founder of Black Excellence Night, Deonna McGary, shares a message for DeSoto Independent School District students at the close of Black History Month.
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DeSoto ISD Athletic Director Claude Mathis Outstanding Texan Award
02/27/2023
Texas State Senator Royce West has selected DeSoto ISD Athletic Director and DHS Football Head Coach Claude Mathis to receive the Outstanding Texan Award for Senatorial District 23 during the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TxLBC) Legislative Summit.
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Student Performs in TBAAL Civil Rights Concert
02/24/2023
Watch DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy student Skylar Dupree performs in the 40th Annual TBAAL Civil Rights Movement Commemorative Concert in Feb and March.
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DeSoto ISD Students Commemorate the Campus Namesake by Giving
02/23/2023
DeSoto ISD’s Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School Student Council is marking the would-be 75th birthday of their campus’ namesake the late Honorable Mayor of DeSoto Texas, by raising funds for the North Texas Food Bank.
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In DeSoto ISD, Families Have Choices
02/23/2023
DeSoto ISD to Reintroduce Choice Programs for 23-24 Academic Year
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DeSoto ISD Releases Amended 22-23 Academic Calendar
02/15/2023
Due to the recent inclement weather, DeSoto ISD announces its Amended 23-23 Academic Calendar
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2023 Hall of Honor Nominations Open
02/13/2023
Nominations are now open for the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor class of 2023. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 24.
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DeSoto ISD Shares Insight on the Upcoming City of DeSoto Road Construction
02/11/2023
The City of DeSoto’s Parkerville Road Construction Project will begin on Monday Feb. 13 and may impact the commutes of some families.
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DeSoto ISD Observes Black History Month Through Student Programs, Performances
02/10/2023
DeSoto Independent School District campuses will host student performance-focused programs as part of the district’s observance of Black History Month.
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University of North Texas at Dallas Announces Automatic Admission to Every Class of 2023 Graduating Senior at DeSoto High School
02/09/2023
A partnership between the University of North Texas at Dallas and the DeSoto Independent School District will award the entire senior class at DeSoto High School with automatic admission into the university.
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DeSoto High School Student-Athletes Celebrate National Signing Day
02/09/2023
The DeSoto High School National Signing Day participants secured an estimated $1.6 million in scholarships to play at the collegiate level and shared this special moment with family, friends, school peers, and district staff.
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DeSoto ISD to Host National Athletic Signing Day Event on 2.6.23
02/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District will celebrate its student-athletes and their families for National Signing Day Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 at 9 a.m. in the Chris Dyer Gymnasium .
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DeSoto ISD Showcase Moved to Feb. 11 Due to Inclement Weather Concerns
02/02/2023
Due to the recent inclement weather in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, DeSoto ISD has rescheduled the for the districtwide showcase is from 9a to Noon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto High School Choral Director Pamela Dawson is the 2023 Grammy Educator of the Year
02/02/2023
DeSoto ISD congratulates DHS Choral Director Pamela Dawson for winning the 2023 Grammy Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum.
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Dignitaries Gather for the Swearing-In Ceremony for SBOE Member Davis
01/27/2023
DeSoto ISD had the pleasure of hosting the swearing-in ceremony for Texas State Board of Education Member Aicha Davis, District 13 on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in the DeSoto High School Courtroom amongst district students, staff, leaders, and trustees along with several nation, state, county, and local elected officials.
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A Triple "A" Experience Awaits Your Presence! - Make Plans to Attend the DeSoto ISD Choice Programs Showcase on Feb. 4
01/26/2023
On, Feb 4, come see, touch, feel, and better understand the diverse body of offerings and opportunities available in DeSoto ISD for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade scholars.
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DeSoto ISD 23-24 Academic Calendar Survey
01/25/2023
DeSoto ISD encourages its school community to help select the 2023-24 academic calendar.
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Board to Host Business Meeting, Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Week of Jan. 23
01/19/2023
DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees will host the second of two monthly meetings and the next installment of its bi-monthly town hall series.
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DeSoto ISD Seeks Feedback on Future School Choice and Innovation
01/13/2023
DeISD is seeking stakeholder feedback regarding future school choice & innovation programs.
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Feb. 4 Choice Showcase App Now Available
01/13/2023
The DeSoto ISD District showcase is approaching, use the WHOVA App to register and review the event schedule.
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DeSoto ISD Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of a District Student
01/12/2023
DeSoto ISD statement regarding the passing of a district student who attended The Meadows Elementary campus.
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DeSoto Eagles State Champs Parade Info and Celebration
01/12/2023
In celebration of this outstanding achievement, DeSoto ISD and the Cities of DeSoto and Glenn Heights will host a joint celebration parade on Saturday, Jan. 21, followed by a community pep rally in the Chris Dyer Gymnasium.
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DeSoto MLK Day Weekend Celebration starts at DHS
01/12/2023
The first event for the DeSoto MLK weekend is a special performance of the Dallas Black Dance Theater, featuring the DHS Acapella Choir, which will take place on Friday, January 13th at 7pm at the DHS Auditorium.
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DeSoto ISD Honors Trustees During School Board Recognition Month
01/09/2023
In recognition of School Board Appreciation month, the DeSoto ISD school community will celebrate its Trustees for their dedication and commitment to increasing student achievement.
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DeSoto ISD Announces the Opening of its Candidate Filing Period
01/09/2023
DeSoto ISD school board trustee candidate filing period now open for May 2023 elections.
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DeSoto ISD Staff Participates in A Day of Service
01/06/2023
staff spent the designated day of staff development out in the community extending acts of service.
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DeSoto ISD, City of DeSoto Request Volunteers to Cultivate the Community Garden
01/06/2023
it is now time to begin prepping the grounds for the spring planting season and volunteers are needed to help with maintenance and cultivation.
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DeSoto West Middle School Teacher Tapped for Discovery Ed Master Class Feature
01/06/2023
DeSoto West Middle School teacher Gayla Davidson was selected to lead a Discovery Education Masterclass Video around the importance of teachers including data in the their classroom instruction.
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DHS Band Director Wins National Award
01/05/2023
The Minority Band Director's National Association awarded DeSoto High School Band Director Delton Brown with the Meritorious Achievement Award.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Discover DeSoto ISD - A Districtwide Showcase
12/20/2022
This year’s event, which returns for the first time in more than four years, current and prospective families and scholars will experience the DeSoto Difference through an interactive event that will allow attendees to better understand the diverse body of offerings and opportunities available to DeSoto ISD students.
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The DeSoto Eagles Football Team are State Champions
12/20/2022
The team won the state dance over Austin Vandegrift in a convincing victory of 42-17 at AT&T Stadium on Saturday.
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KJTMA - Young Writer's Program Charting Their Future
12/19/2022
Third to eighth grade students in the Young Inspired Writers Program led by third grade Reading Language Arts Teacher Sharmetra Lewis and parent volunteers just add a deeper dose of creativity, imagination and fun as they sharpen their writing skills.
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DeSoto High School Music Director Named Top 10 Finalist for Grammy Music Educator
12/19/2022
For the SECOND TIME in three years, DeSoto High School Director of Choirs, Pamela Dawson, has been named a top 10 finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award!
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Hosts Unique Program to Help Increase Awareness and Diversity in Construction Industry Amongst Students
11/11/2022
Approximately 60 DeSoto ISD third-graders at the Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) learned the power of teams from the McCarthy Holdings Construction professionals who visited their campus during National Construction Inclusion Week.
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Mexican Consulate Donates Books Written in Spanish to DeSoto ISD
11/09/2022
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Mexican Consulate in Dallas donated 400 books written in Spanish from the Secretaría de Educación Publica (SEP) to DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Town Hall; Postponed Joint Meetings with DeSoto and Glenn Heights City Councils
11/07/2022
DeSoto ISD values its opportunities to collaborate with its school community during the next town hall and its city partners in the first of two annual Joint School Board and City Council meetings.
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DeSoto ISD Reminds Parents and Community of Safety Protocols
11/03/2022
DeSoto ISD reminds parents and the school community to follow protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all.
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DHS Student Council Tops Nation in Blood Drive
10/31/2022
Congratulations to DeSoto High School Student Council for their outstanding performance in supporting the American Red Cross in their Sickle Cell Blood Drive.
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Cold and Flu Season Precautionary Measures
10/27/2022
Help reduce the potential spread of health concerns as we work closely with the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services to monitor trends related to illnesses in the community.
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DeSoto High School to Host Nov. 10 Veterans Day Celebration
10/24/2022
DeSoto High School JROTC will present their annual Veterans Day Celebration at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 10,2022, in the DeSoto High School Fred Nickels auditorium.
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DeSoto ISD Honors School Leaders During National Principals Month
10/13/2022
DeSoto ISD honors daily contributions and dedication of its campus leaders during National Principals Month.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Nov. 5 Parent University
10/11/2022
DeSoto ISD is gearing up to host the November 5, 2022, Parent University set to take place from 8:30a to Noon at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD To Recognize Fire Safety Week
10/07/2022
To support fire safety prevention week, DeSoto ISD will host a series of campus- and student-focused activities including writing contests, art contests, and visits to area fire stations.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes Custodial Workers Recognition Day
10/07/2022
DeSoto ISD recognizes National Custodian Workers Recognition Day as an opportunity for school districts and organizations to remember those professionals who keep facilities clean and visually pleasing.
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Dyslexia Awareness Month
10/07/2022
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month in the United States. While dyslexia is often thought to be a physical disorder, it is actually a learning impairment that causes problems with writing, reading, and spelling.
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DeSoto ISD launches partnership with Benaisha Poole-Watson (BPW) Enterprises
10/06/2022
DeSoto ISD is excited to have Benaisha Poole-Watson volunteer to be a role model and partner for district students.
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Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm Rolls in with Eagle Alumni Pride
10/06/2022
PVAMU Marching Storm's visit brought a hefty dose of DeSoto Eagle alumni pride with them during their recent visit to DeSoto High School as a part of the campus’ HBCU exposure during National GEAR UP week.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Teachers on World Teachers Day
10/05/2022
The district invites its school community to join its celebration of teachers on World Teachers Day and every day. ​
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District Update Re: Texas Education Agency Conservatorship Status
09/27/2022
During the September 26, 2022, business meeting of the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees, Texas Education Agency-assigned conservator AJ Crabill announced a transition in the district’s conservatorship.
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
DeSoto ISD Goes Gold in Honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness
09/23/2022
DeSoto ISD asks its school community to wear gold on September 29 to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Let's "Paint DeSoto Gold."
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
The DeSoto ISD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
09/20/2022
From September 15- October 15, DeSoto ISD joins the nation in celebrating the advancement, culture, and contributions of those of Hispanic and Latin descent across the nation.
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Lights. Camera. Action: DeSoto Eagles Homecoming Week 2022 is on the Horizon
09/20/2022
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! - The DeSoto High School Homecoming Week is a districtwide green and gold celebration!
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September Board Meeting Promos
Series of DeSoto ISD Board-led Community Meetings on the Horizon
09/19/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host a series of community meetings in the coming ten-day period beginning September 19
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Gameday Reminders
DeSoto Eagles Prepare for the First Home Game of the Football Season Gameday Reminders and Policies
09/08/2022
As a measure to maintain a safe and family-friendly environment, the DeSoto Independent School District is sharing the following reminders in advance of the district's first home game of the football season
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes National Attendance Month
09/07/2022
DeSoto ISD joins the nation in celebrating National Attendance Awareness month.
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Parent and Family Learning Initiative Begins
09/02/2022
DeSoto ISD will offer parent learning courses (PLCs) that provide strategies to help students with their assignments as well as in-person programming.
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Boys Hoops Coach Coaching Association Board
09/01/2022
DeSoto High School Boys Basketball Coach Richard Bacon was recently named to the Texas High School coaches’ Association's Board of Directors, a three-year term to which he was elected by members of the THSCA representing the region.
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DFW Area Fraternity Chapters Make Significant Donation to DeSoto ISD
08/31/2022
DeSoto ISD is grateful to the DFW area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., who donated 35,000 masks to DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Confirms 2022 Tax Rate
08/24/2022
During the August 22, 2022 meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, the tax rate for the 2022/23 school year was presented in a public hearing open for discussion.
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Leadership Updates
DeSoto ISD Announces New Leadership Appointments
08/23/2022
DeSoto ISD School Board approved the administration's leadership recommendations at the August meeting
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0822022 Mask Mandate Update: Masks Now Optional Pending Dallas County Monitoring Levels
08/22/2022
During the August 22, 2022, regular meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, district administrators presented an update regarding mask enforcement to the Board of Trustees to request authorization for the superintendent to adjust the enforcement of masks as needed.
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DeSoto ISD School Board Meetings to Follow a New Cadence This School Year
08/19/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District trustees and administration announce a new cadence for its school board meetings for the upcoming 22-23 academic school year. The monthly school board meeting format will transition into two meetings per month - a Progress Monitoring Data Meeting and a General Business meeting.
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First Week of 2022 - 2023 School Year
08/19/2022
DeSoto ISD students have returned to school and we are ready to help them move forward!
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DeSoto ISD Board President recognized for Courage!
08/19/2022
DeSoto ISD School Board president DeAndrea Fleming has been selected as one of the Courageous Woman Magazine’s top 50 Courageous Women in Business, Leadership, and Entertainment based on her service and the support of others.
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DeSoto ISD Bus Transportation Available for Qualifying Students
08/19/2022
As the 2022-2023 school year has started, it’s important that the District provide clarity to assist parents, guardians and caregivers in understanding bus transportation eligibility and resources to contact with questions related to district-provided transportation.
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JUVENILE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOR DESOTO SCHOOL PHONE THREAT
08/17/2022
The person who issued threats of violence against DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy in a Tuesday morning 9-1-1 call is in custody.
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DESOTO POLICE AND ISD OFFICIALS TAKE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT MULTIPLE SCHOOLS FOLLOWING TUESDAY AM THREAT
08/16/2022
A 9-1-1 call early Tuesday morning threatening violence against DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy prompted DeSoto Police and ISD officials to take the precautionary steps .
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District Alum Turned Trustee Earns LTASB Master Trustee Designation
08/16/2022
DeSoto ISD congratulates School Board Trustee Dr. Tiffany Clark who has earned the Leadership Texas Association of School Board’s Master Trustee Designation.
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Campus Safety Update - August 16, 2022
08/16/2022
DeSoto ISD Updates School Community Regarding Campus Safety Concern on Aug.16.2022.
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Celebrating B Line to Excellence
STAAR Results are In: DeSoto ISD is making a B-Line to Excellence
08/15/2022
Texas Education Agency released state accountability ratings for local education agencies and DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that the district earned a “B” for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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DeSoto ISD Mask Mandate Statement
08/15/2022
DeSoto ISD will open the 2022-2023 school year under a continuation of the district’s mask mandate which was enacted by the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees following a recommendation from the district’s former administration in August 2021.
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DeSoto ISD Board to Launch Aspiring Trustee Academy
08/12/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees has designed a FREE training academy for future aspiring trustees that will provide in-person, collaborative, and interactive training. The Aspiring Trustee Academy is designed for those interested in exploring service as a publicly-elected educational advocate.
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2022-2023 Bus Routes
08/10/2022
DeSoto ISD will offer transportation for students living two or more miles from their home school(s).
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Alumni Spotlight - Jereigha Robinson, DHS Class of 2019
08/01/2022
DeSoto High School Class of 2019 Alumna Jereigha Robinson is an upcoming first year law student at Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC.
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NFL PARTNERS WITH NIKE TO HOST THE FIRST NIKE KICKOFF CLASSIC AT NIKE WORLD HEADQUARTERS
07/28/2022
The National Football League in partnership with Nike announced a first-of-its-kind football classic to kick off the 2022 high school football season.
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DeSoto ISD Back-to-School Fair Preps Families, Community for Upcoming School Year
07/28/2022
DeSoto ISD will host its Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon at DeSoto High School. It is open to all district families.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Leadership Appointments
07/26/2022
During the July 25, 2022, regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, the district approved the appointment of three leadership positions.
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DeSoto ISD Preliminary STAAR/EOC Data Indicate Possible B State Accountability Rating
07/21/2022
DeSoto Independent School District’s State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) / End-of-Course (EOC) assessments preliminary data showed promising gains that reflect the forward movement and progress of the district’s focus on student achievement.
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DeSoto Football to Open Online Ticket Sales for 22 Campaign
07/20/2022
The DeSoto Eagles Football team is gearing up for action and it’s time to purchase tickets to ensure you get a great seat to catch this year’s high flying gridiron action.
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Coach Larry Goad Enters Hall of Fame!
07/13/2022
Retired DeSoto High School Girls Basketball Coach Larry Goad was recently announced as a member of the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023.
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Support DeSoto ISD Through Kroger's Back Pack Boosters
07/12/2022
DeSoto Independent School District has again been selected as one of a number of area school districts to participate in the Kroger Dallas Division annual Backpack Boosters school supply drive.
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DeSoto ISD Clarifies 2022-2023 Dress Code
07/07/2022
Given feedback and data from the surveys and focus groups regarding dress code, DeSoto ISD will recommend standardized dress for the 2022-2023 academic year and made revisions to the district’s dress code based on parent, student, and staff feedback.
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DeSoto ISD Names New Principal at DeSoto High School
07/01/2022
During a special meeting held on Friday, July 1, 2022, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to appoint Jasen Campbell as principal of DeSoto High School.
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City of DeSoto Mayor Rachel Proctor provides dormitory supplies to college bound students
06/30/2022
Mayor Rachel Proctor delivered college dorm essentials to two recent DeSoto High School graduates headed to Prairie View A&M University.
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Local Church Committed to Campus Cleanup Efforts
06/28/2022
Tackling the Texas heat can be a challenge. Oaks Church in Red Oak, Texas took on the heat with helping hands at DeSoto Independent School District’s Cockrell Hill Elementary School during their Serve Day, Saturday, June 25.
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Board Approves Trio of Leadership Appointments
06/27/2022
During the June 27, 2022, regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, the district approved the appointment of three leadership positions.
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Top DHS Class of 2022 Students Make District History
06/23/2022
This year marks the first time the top two seniors in DeSoto ISD, a 70% African-American student-populated district, were both of Hispanic origin.
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2022 STAAR Test Results
06/21/2022
Parents, view this story to learn how to access your scholar's 2022 STAAR scores.
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TI Foundation Award Recipients 2022
Three DeSoto ISD Teachers Received Texas Instruments Foundation Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards
06/20/2022
DeSoto ISD congratulates Ashley Simpson of DeSoto West Middle School and co-recipients Christina Falcon and Gary Roe of Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) who recently received the 2022 Texas Instruments Foundation Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards.
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