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DeSoto ISD Adds New Middle School Honors Mathematics Pathway to Curriculum
06/11/2024
DeSoto ISD announces the addition of a sixth-grade Pre-AP Honors Mathematics Pathway to its middle school curriculum for the 24-25 academic school year.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates its 23-24 District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year
06/10/2024
DeISD celebrates the best of the best in providing and announces its district elementary and secondary teachers of the year.
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DeSoto ISD Shares Parent Instructions to Access STAAR Scores
06/10/2024
DeSoto ISD is sharing STAAR access information for district parents of students in grades 3-8 and those who took the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) and related EOC exams in spring 2024.
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DeSoto ISD Students Show Progress on Recent STAAR EOC Scores
06/10/2024
Recently released State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR, End-of-Course exam scores of DeSoto High School students show progress according to the recently released data reports.
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DeSoto ISD Announces 2024 Cohort of High-Flying Teachers As Based on TEA’s Teacher Incentive Allotment Program
06/03/2024
DeSoto ISD leaders surprised a select and special group of high-performing teachers with bonuses courtesy of the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment–an incentive program designed to keep great teachers in the classroom.
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DeSoto ISD Elementary Scholars Harvest School Gardens, Practice Sustainable Gardening and Environmental Science
05/31/2024
Students at Amber Terrace, Cockrell Hill, and The Meadows (PreK through 5th grade) got their hands dirty this school year as part of a garden revitalization project, sponsored by WIPRO at the University of North Texas at Dallas.
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DeSoto ISD Awarded $11K Texas Trust Credit Union Grant
05/31/2024
Texas Trust Credit Union awarded DeSoto Independent School District an $11,000 grant aimed at enhancing financial literacy for district students.
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DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Partner Aramark to Provide Free Student Summer Meals
05/23/2024
DeSoto ISD in partnership with the district’s child nutrition provider, Aramark, will continue its annual free summer meals program.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its 24-25 Calendar
05/17/2024
DeSoto Independent School District is releasing its approved district calendar for the 24-25 academic school year.
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DeSoto ISD to Celebrate 2024 Hall of Honor Inductees, Principal and Teachers of the Year, Milestones and Retirees
05/17/2024
The district will host its annual employee recognition event titled Cadence of Celebration, to honor Hall of Honor Inductees, Teachers of the Year, employee service milestones and retirees.
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2024 DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor to Induct Three New Members
05/15/2024
DeSoto ISD is proud to continue the tradition of honoring its alumni and those who have made a significant impact on its school community. DeSoto ISD will welcome three new members to the Hall of Honor on May 17, 2024.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its 2024 District Principal of the Year
05/14/2024
For the first time in several years, the DeSoto Independent School District names a Principal of the Year. The 2024 winner is Frank Moates Elementary Principal Angela Robinson.
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DeSoto ISD Announces its 2024 Campus Teachers of the Year
05/14/2024
As we close the school year, DeSoto ISD shares the top teachers selected as its 2024 Campus Teachers of the Year.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Transition to Clear Backpacks for 24-25 Academic Year; Reminds Families No Backpacks for 6-12 Scholars starting May 13
05/10/2024
The District will use clear backpacks for the 24-25 academic year and reminds its families that scholars in grades 6-12 are to refrain from bringing backpacks from May 13 until the end of the 23-24 school year.
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DeSoto ISD Presents Positive Outlook at the 2024 State of District Address to the Business, Civic Community
05/07/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District presented the annual State of the District to its local business & civic community during a lunch event hosted by the DeSoto Area Chamber of Commerce on May 2, 2024, at the DeSoto Civic Center.
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DeSoto ISD Announces its District-wide Family Fitness Night
05/03/2024
DeSoto ISD announces its inaugural Districtwide Family Fitness Night on Thursday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m., at the DeSoto High School Multipurpose Center located at 600 Eagle Drive.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its Summer Learning Programs
04/26/2024
DeSoto ISD announces its student summer learning and enrichment programs.
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DeSoto ISD Congratulates Superintendent As Recipient of University Recognition
04/19/2024
DeSoto ISD congratulates Superintendent Dr. Usamah Rogers on her prestigious recognition from her alma mater, Missouri State.
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DeSoto ISD to Host 2024 Cinco De Mayo Cultural Celebration
04/16/2024
Observe Cinco de Mayo with DeSoto ISD from 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at DeSoto High School’s Nickels Auditorium. The free event is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and honor traditions associated with Hispanic or Spanish-speaking students of Mexican heritage.
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Aramark Student Nutrition Survey Now Open for Feedback
04/16/2024
Aramark, DeSoto ISD's food service provider, will offer a Student ViewPOINT survey available to scholars and families at all district schools through May 13.
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DeSoto ISD to Host May 4 Job Fair
04/15/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District will host a job fair to hire staff for the 2024-2025 academic year from 9 am to Noon on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the DeSoto ISD Belt Line Conference Center
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DeSoto ISD to Host April 6 Pre-K KickOff at Amber Terrace
04/04/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District will host the district’s annual Pre-K Kickoff from 9 am to noon at Amber Terrace Early Learning Center located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto. All early childhood families are invited to attend with their young scholars.
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Applications Now Open for TAG Academy at Ruby Young
04/04/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District plans to introduce a Talented and Gifted Academy at Ruby Young starting in the 2024-2025 academic year and has opened the application period.
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DeSoto ISD Begins the Search for the Next Head Girls Basketball Coach
04/04/2024
As DeSoto ISD begins its search for the next Head Girls Basketball Coach, the district would like to ensure that it clearly communicates the process.
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DeSoto ISD Shares Reminders Regarding Upcoming STAAR Testing Dates and Tips for Success
04/04/2024
DeSoto ISD is rallying behind every scholar in its school community to soar during STAAR and is sharing a series of reminders ahead of the testing season.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Districtwide Solar Viewing Thanks to Perot Museum Donation
04/03/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce a districtwide plan to view the historic phenomenon of the upcoming solar event.
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DeSoto ISD Excited to Announce 2024 P-TECH Program, Accepting Scholar Applications
03/28/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce and offer a new option to rising freshmen for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Spring 2024 Pre-K Enrollment Activities, Dates
03/28/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District is excited to announce spring enrollment dates and activities for families of soon-to-be three- and four-year-old scholars.
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DeSoto ISD Proactively Unpacking Enrollment and Re-strategizing Financial Future
03/28/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District (ISD) administration presented an early proposal to the Board of Trustees during the Monday, March 4, 2024, workshop regarding several aspects of the district’s financial position and strategy.
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DeSoto ISD to Hosted Kinder Choice Fair for Pre-Kindergarten Families
03/25/2024
DeSoto ISD parents and families at Amber Terrace Early Childhood Learning Center attended 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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DeSoto ISD Students Compete in Regional Spelling Bee
03/22/2024
DeSoto ISD recently held its annual Spanish Spelling Bee, and the first-place winners and runner ups represented the district at Region 10’s Spanish Spelling Bee on March 20.
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DeSoto ISD to Host 2024-2025 PreKinder Enrollment Activities
03/07/2024
Prekindergarten education is a great foundation for lifelong learning and successful academic foundations for students. The case for early childhood education is clear. Data shows scholars exposed to early childhood education programs tend to exercise stronger critical and creative thinking skills, outperform their peers academically, and tend to advance further in their careers.
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DeSoto ISD Proposing Development of TAG Academy at Ruby Young
03/07/2024
DeSoto ISD outlined plans to introduce a Talented and Gifted Academy at Ruby Young starting in the 2024-2025 academic year.
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Tennis Eagles LOVE McArthur Invitational
03/04/2024
DeSoto Fighting Eagles Varsity Tennis Team traveled to Los Colinas to take part in the McArthur "LOVE" invitational.
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PK-12 Enrollment Now Open for 2024-2025 School Year
03/01/2024
As DeSoto ISD prepares for the 2024-2025 school year, the district wants to ensure that every student is enrolled and counted.
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DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Formalizes Election Outcome for Uncontested Seats
02/27/2024
During a special called meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees formalized the outcome for the upcoming election initially scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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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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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 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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Board Approves Increased Staff Salaries
06/08/2022
DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 teacher compensation plan approved by the Board of Trustees during a special called meeting on June 8, 2022.
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Board to Review Revised Compensation Plan at June 8 Special Called Meeting
06/03/2022
DeSoto ISD administrators will present an enhanced, revised compensation plan for consideration to the Board of Trustees at a special called meeting slated to begin at 6:30 pm on June 8.
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DeSoto ISD is Providing Free Meals Throughout the Summer
06/03/2022
To ensure that children continue receiving delicious and nutritious meals throughout the summer DeSoto ISD will continue its annual free summer meals program.
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Students asked to return all district-Issued Devices, Accessories, Chargers Before Summer Break
05/25/2022
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.
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Backpacks Are Not Allowed on Campuses May 26 & 27
05/25/2022
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.
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DeSoto ISD Preparing Competitive Teacher Compensation Plan
05/25/2022
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.
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Mental Health Resources Available
05/25/2022
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.
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DeSoto ISD statement on violence in Uvalde ISD
05/25/2022
​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.
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DHS Choirs End Year with a Spring Concert
05/20/2022
DeSoto High School Choral Department brought “LOVE” to the stage during their Spring concert “A Night of Love.”
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Soaring to the Top: Teacher of the Year Honorees Selected by Campus Peers
05/19/2022
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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DeSoto ISD Staff Add SEL and Restorative Practices to Their Educator’s Toolkit
05/17/2022
Educators received hands-on training on social-emotional learning competencies & restorative practice strategies.
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CDC Awards DHS students $10K in scholarships
05/16/2022
During their scheduled May meeting, the Concerned DeSoto Citizens (CDC) organization awarded $10K in scholarships to three DeSoto High School students!
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2022 DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Election Results
05/09/2022
The unofficial results are in for the DeSoto ISD school board election, which took place on May 7.
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Soaring in Unison
05/06/2022
Students love communicating with other students, which they often prefer over adults. Eagle Peer Mediation encourages students to use what they love to take charge of settling their own conflicts.
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05/02/2022
The Best Southwest Partnership has again partnered with local school districts to sponsor $1,000 annual scholarships!
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PTA Partners with WalMart to Support District Initiatives
04/22/2022
A recent community grant from WalMart provided partial or complete funding for multiple high impact initiatives in the DeSoto ISD community.
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DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor Class of 2022
04/22/2022
DeSoto ISD excitedly announces the 2022 class of the Hall of Honor! This year’s honorees include long-time educators and student advocates who have served with excellence in their chosen field, including their significant benefit to DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD’s new Chief of HR has connection to leader at Woodridge Elementary
04/21/2022
Advancing through the education ranks, Dean has worked in Cedar Hill ISD, Mansfield ISD and as the Director of Human Resources - Elementary in Arlington ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent Role
04/21/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Usamah Rodgers as the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent position.
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Career Expo
DeSoto ISD Seeks More Professionals to Support Student Achievement
04/20/2022
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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DeSoto ISD Hosts Dress Code Review Meetings
04/19/2022
DeSoto Independent School District will be meeting with parents and other stakeholder groups to discuss and understand sentiments regarding the district’s intent to propose a uniform-based dress code for the 2022-2023 school year.
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DeSoto ISD’s Equity Committee developing tool to aid leaders in decision-making
04/18/2022
Leaders often make decisions that are crucial to an organization’s sustainability and well-being. What leads them to the decisions they make is at the core of a newly-formed Equity Committee to offer support.
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DeSoto ISD Board Approves 2022-2023 Academic Calendar
04/18/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved the 2022-2023 school year academic calendar during the Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, regular board meeting.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Its Assistant Principals
04/06/2022
DeSoto ISD Recognizes Its Assistant Principals During National Assistant Principals Week.
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DHS Circle of Champions Parade
04/05/2022
DeSoto High School has so many awards and accolades to celebrate that we’re having a parade!
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DeSoto ISD Presents the 2022 State of District Address to the Business, Civic Community
04/01/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District presented the annual State of the District to its local business & civic community during a lunch event hosted by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce on March 28, 2022.
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DeSoto ISD Enrollment Underway with Kickoff Events Coming Soon for Pre-K & Kindergarten Students
04/01/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District enrollment process began April 1, with in-person events scheduled next week for registering pre-k and kindergarten students.
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District and City Partner for Autism Awareness Event
04/01/2022
April is Autism Awareness month, providing opportunities to share stories, educate communities and foster worldwide support and acceptance of people with autism.
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District to Host Campus Safety and Security Meetings
03/11/2022
In order to help our families understand and discuss new expectations for safety, security, culture, and climate at our campuses, the District will host campus meetings.
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March 11, 2022, District Statement re:DHS Incident
03/11/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District takes matters of safety and security seriously.
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DeSoto ISD CCMR Award Finalist
03/11/2022
The CCMR department has been selected as a model district and is now a finalist to receive the Excellence in College and Career Prep Award
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District Update: Closure March 11
03/10/2022
DeSoto ISD students will initiate Spring Break effective this evening and students will not attend school on Friday, March 11.
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March 9, 2022, District Statement re: Campus Concern
03/09/2022
When matters of concern arise, we value the opportunity to share accurate, timely, and relevant information with you.
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DeSoto ISD Libraries and Campuses Kick-Off March with Literacy Activities
03/08/2022
The DeSoto ISD Libraries and school campuses are celebrating National Reading Month throughout March and recently observed Read Across America.
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KJTMA, RYPSA to Open Special Magnet Application Period for Scholars
03/02/2022
New and exciting opportunities are now available at two of DeSoto ISD’s premier campuses!
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K-12 Enrollment Now Open for 2022-2023 School Year
03/02/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District is working ahead to prepare for an exciting and successful 2022-2023 school year.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Texas Public Schools Week Feb. 28th – Mar. 04
03/01/2022
DeSoto ISD will join students and educators throughout the State of Texas in inviting their communities to visit schools to see firsthand how students are preparing for the future.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts Immunization Clinic
02/23/2022
DeSoto ISD is partnering with Allied Health to provide an immunization clinic for district students. Families who may be behind schedule on certain shots may use this opportunity to catch up. This is also a prime opportunity to be prepared for the 2022-23 school year by getting any required updates now.
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S.W.A.P. Parent Resource Center Growing to Support Needs
02/23/2022
DeSoto ISD opened the Parent Resource Center in partnership with local 501c3 organization, Serving with a Purpose (S.W.A.P.), to assist families with practical as well as educational needs. As needs prior to and created by COVID-19 have grown, so has the Parent Resource Center.
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CTE Month
Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!
02/10/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District joins other school systems across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes Counseling Staff During National School Counselor Week
02/08/2022
National School Counseling Week 2022, “School Counseling: Better Together,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 7–11, 2022.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Student-Athletes and Families on National Signing Day
02/08/2022
Seventeen student-athletes accepted college athletic scholarships Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2022 at DeSoto High School during the school’s annual National Signing Day event.
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Inclement Weather Update, Feb. 1, 2022
02/01/2022
DeSoto ISD is actively monitoring the report of potential winter weather this week on Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 and we want to ensure that our families are aware of our Inclement Weather Procedures.
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Calendar Survey
DeSoto ISD 22-23 Academic Calendar Survey
01/29/2022
DeSoto ISD encourages its school community to help select the 2022-23 academic calendar.
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Superintendent Search
DeSoto ISD Opens Superintendent Search for Next District Leader
01/28/2022
DeSoto ISD officially opens its search for its next district leader and is currently accepting applications.
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DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor Nominations Open
01/28/2022
Nominations are now open for the Hall of Honor Class of 2022!
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UPDATE: 21-22 District Academic Calendar
01/26/2022
DeSoto ISD trustees approved an amendment to the 2021-2022 district academic calendar to exchange the inclement weather makeup day of April 18 with the regular school day of May 23, 2022.
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DeSoto ISD to Partner with Baylor Scott & White Wellness Center to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination and PCR Testing Clinics for Ages 12 and Up
01/25/2022
DeSoto ISD will partner with Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center to host a pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics for ages 12 and up on Jan. 29, and Feb.19 at the DeSoto High School Freshman Gym from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Embracing Diversity in DeSoto ISD
10/14/2021
Students, teachers, and staff participated in multiple activities at campus and district level from Sep. 15 - Oct. 15 in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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DeSoto ISD 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 to Host Eagle Mixers
07/14/2021
DeSoto ISD Kicking Off Post-COVID Campus ReOpenings with Aug 14 Eagle Mixer Events.
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The DeSoto Difference: Early College & Football: More than An Athlete
07/08/2021
Programs such as the Early College High School, where students can graduate with an Associate’s degree; and DeSoto’s high-performing and highly-competitive athletics program were just two of many factors leading this family to the district.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School
05/17/2021
DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School May 19 for families interested in this learning opportunity.
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May 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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