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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 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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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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…. 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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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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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 Holiday Greeting Card Design Finalists
12/05/2023
Congratulations to the 2023 Holiday Greeting Card Cover Design Contest Finalists!
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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, City of DeSoto Request Volunteers to Cultivate the Community Garden
01/06/2023
it is now time to begin prepping the grounds for the spring planting season and volunteers are needed to help with maintenance and cultivation.
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DeSoto 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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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 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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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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Gameday Reminders
DeSoto Eagles Prepare for the First Home Game of the Football Season Gameday Reminders and Policies
09/08/2022
As a measure to maintain a safe and family-friendly environment, the DeSoto Independent School District is sharing the following reminders in advance of the district's first home game of the football season
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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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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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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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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 Names New Principal at DeSoto High School
07/01/2022
During a special meeting held on Friday, July 1, 2022, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation to appoint Jasen Campbell as principal of DeSoto High School.
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City of DeSoto Mayor Rachel Proctor provides dormitory supplies to college bound students
06/30/2022
Mayor Rachel Proctor delivered college dorm essentials to two recent DeSoto High School graduates headed to Prairie View A&M University.
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Local Church Committed to Campus Cleanup Efforts
06/28/2022
Tackling the Texas heat can be a challenge. Oaks Church in Red Oak, Texas took on the heat with helping hands at DeSoto Independent School District’s Cockrell Hill Elementary School during their Serve Day, Saturday, June 25.
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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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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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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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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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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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Former DeSoto High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Dyer Remembers DHS Alum and Dallas College Coach Dwight Coleman, Jr.
04/19/2022
Former DeSoto High School Eagles Basketball coach Chris Dyer, remembers Dallas Christian College Coach Dwight Coleman, Jr. who passed away unexpectedly Apr. 5, 2022 at age 37.
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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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Together We Win Parent Info Meetings Slated for Mar 19-20
03/15/2022
DeSoto ISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Lewis will discuss the upcoming changes to student behavioral management including student and family expectations.
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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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DeSoto ISD BGLO Unity Day is living African American History
02/16/2022
DeSoto ISD Black Greek Letter Organization (BGLO) members are sharing insights and information about their historic organizations in a unity project.
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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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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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DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Bi-Monthly Town Hall on January 26
01/25/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom.
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TARP
DeSoto ISD to Hold Public Hearing of Annual TAPR Report
01/21/2022
During the regularly scheduled DeSoto ISD's Board of Trustees Meeting on January 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM, the district will hold a public hearing summarizing the results of the 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
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Free Covid-19 Testing
01/10/2022
Those interested in taking advantage of this free COVID-19 PCR testing service which will offer results within 48 hours of testing are not required to pre-register or make an appointment.
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Dr. Larry Lewis
Board Approves Dr. Larry Lewis as Interim Superintendent
12/16/2021
During the Wednesday, December 15, 2021, special called meeting, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to approve Dr. Larry Lewis as the interim superintendent pending resolution of negotiations.
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President Fleming
Fleming Named Leadership ISD As One Award Recipient
12/16/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board President DeAndrea Fleming was recently awarded the Leadership ISD ‘As One’ Award during the organization’s 10-year anniversary dinner.
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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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Bilingual Parent Night
Dec 14: DeSoto ISD to Host Info Meeting for Bilingual and ESL Parents
12/10/2021
DeSoto ISD is working to expand and increase services to bilingual and ESL students with the goal of ensuring an agile and responsive approach to educating students and serving families.
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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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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
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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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DHS Alumna Akilah
Eagle Alumni Spotlight: 2012 DHS Grad Restores Breast Cancer Survivors One Service at a Time
10/29/2021
2012 DeSoto High School graduate Akilah Ellis-Bullard is helping breast cancer survivors regain their confidence and navigate life after a mastectomy through the use of her own unique talents and skills.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Oct. 25
10/28/2021
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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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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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DHS Recruitment Event
DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment Fair
09/08/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District announces a DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment event on Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM to noon in the DHS Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive
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DeSoto ISD 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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PEBT Benefits Application Opens June 2
05/28/2021
(P-EBT) provides food benefits to families with enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.
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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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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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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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DeSoto ISD and Glenn Heights to Hold Joint Board Meeting
04/09/2021
DeSoto ISD and the City of Glenn Heights invite the community to participate in the upcoming virtual joint board meeting on April 13 at 7:00 PM.
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DeSoto ISD 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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Major Entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights Announce Community Vision
03/22/2021
Several major entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights are launching an effort to better position these communities to serve residents with hopes of improving visibility, economic development and attraction to the area.
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NTFB Returns to DeSoto ISD in February
02/08/2021
The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on Monday, February 15.
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Dallas County COVID Vaccinations
02/05/2021
Dallas County recommends that those interested in receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine register with their county of residence.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Social Conversations for Black History Month
01/29/2021
During the month of February, DeSoto ISD will observe Black History Month with a series of discussions on the district’s social media channels of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month This January
01/01/2021
DeSoto ISD honors its School Board Trustees for their continued service to our school community during school board recognition month.
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Coding For the Future: DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Students Participate in the Global Hour of Code
12/18/2020
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy students participated in the global Hour of Code event which took place during the National Computer Science Education Week in December.
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Katherine Johnson & Early College Application Window Opens
12/17/2020
The application window for DeSoto ISD Advanced Academics and Early College High School Programs is now open until January 31st.
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DeSoto ISD to Distribute 7 Days of Meals During Winter Break
12/17/2020
The DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Department will be handing out 7 days worth of meals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Monday, Dec. 21 at DeSoto High School- Freshman Side.
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