District News

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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Eagle Peer Mediator Ella Allen
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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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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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 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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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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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 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’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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Larry Lewis
Board Approves Dr. Larry Lewis as Interim Superintendent
12/16/2021
During the Wednesday, December 15, 2021, special called meeting, the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to approve Dr. Larry Lewis as the interim superintendent pending resolution of negotiations.
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Teacher In Residence
DeSoto ISD Launches Teacher In Residence Hiring Opportunity
12/14/2021
DeSoto ISD continues to work towards creating opportunities to attract and retain high-quality educators.
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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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Fall 2021 Experience Survey
Fall 2021 Experience Survey Administration
12/02/2021
DeSoto Invites the School Community to Participate in Fall 2021 Experience Survey Administration
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SPED Day
DeSoto ISD Celebrates SPED Professionals
12/02/2021
DeSoto ISD extends great thanks to its Special Education professionals for their service and commitment to families and students with special needs.
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DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Celebrates A Stellar Fall Performance Season
12/01/2021
DeSoto ISD Fine Arts students experience a soaring fall season, winning a plethora of awards and recognitions.
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DHS Face Paint
PTA Sponsors Painting Pathway for DHS Artists
11/30/2021
The DeSoto ISD Council of PTAs sponsored five art students to receive training on the art of face-painting from an artist who has more than 20 years of service and specializes in children’s events.
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Football 2021 State Quarterfinals
Football Advances to 2021 State Quarterfinals
11/30/2021
The Eagles will face the Panthers at 7 pm, Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Ford Center at The Star located at 9 Cowboys Way in Frisco.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Nov. 15
11/29/2021
Board notes are not the approved minutes of the DeSoto ISD School Board meeting but are just a recap of the major votes/actions of the meeting.
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Volleyball Lady Eagles Receive District Honors
11/29/2021
Congratulations to our Volleyball Lady Eagles on an outstanding season on and off the court!
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2021 DeSoto ISD Toy Drive
11/17/2021
DeSoto ISD is excited to announce the 2021 annual district toy drive benefiting the Chocolate MINT Foundation’s annualChristmas Candyland event set to take place December 18.
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DeISD Board of Trustees Approves Appointment of New Woodridge Elementary Principal
11/16/2021
At the Monday, November 15, 2021, DeSoto Independent School District Board meeting, trustees approved the appointment of the new principal of Woodridge Elementary.
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Six DeSoto ISD Students Receive National College Board Recognition
11/16/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to celebrate six DeSoto High School seniors who received national academic honors for their exceptional academic achievement by the National College Board Recognition Program.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Multi-Tiered Effort to Recruit Talented Teachers
11/08/2021
DeSoto ISD continues to work towards creating opportunities to attract and retain high-quality educators. The District will host a substitute and tutor job fair Nov.8 at 9 am.
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DeSoto ISD's Veterans Day Tribute
11/04/2021
DeSoto High School JROTC will present their annual Veterans Day Celebration at 9:30 am on Wed. Nov. 10th, in the DHS Fred Nickels auditorium. The public is invited to join in the celebration.
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Texas Association of School Boards
11/03/2021
(Austin) – Dr. Tiffany Clark trustee from DeSoto ISD joined 35 other school board members from across Texas September 24-26 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2022.
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Vons Vision Day
Alum's Early Vision Struggles Inspire Vision Health Outreach Effort for DeSoto ISD Students
11/01/2021
From 10 am to 3 pm, Von’s Vision will be at the DeSoto High School freshman gymnasium on Saturday, November 6, 2021, for a Von’s Vision Day program. Partnering doctors will be on-site to provide basic screenings and full examinations to determine what type of corrective eyewear a student may need.
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Board of Trustees to Host Next Installment of Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Nov. 30
11/01/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
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DHS Alumna Akilah
Eagle Alumni Spotlight: 2012 DHS Grad Restores Breast Cancer Survivors One Service at a Time
10/29/2021
2012 DeSoto High School graduate Akilah Ellis-Bullard is helping breast cancer survivors regain their confidence and navigate life after a mastectomy through the use of her own unique talents and skills.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Oct. 25
10/28/2021
Board notes are not the approved minutes of the DeSoto ISD School Board meeting but are just a recap of the major votes/actions of the meeting.
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DeSoto ISD Principal Promotes Aviation in a Creative Way
10/26/2021
If you’ve ever met DeSoto Alternative Education Program DAEP Principal Homer Webb, you know Webb is passionate about two things—flying and investing in children. Webb’s passion is contagious. Catch a story of him recanting his experiences as a teacher, mentor and principal and you’ll quickly understand why he is well-suited for his professional assignment in DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Observes Red Ribbon Week
10/26/2021
DeSoto ISD to host a district-wide parent engagement event for all families at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria on October 28 at 6 P.M.
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DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Sept. 27
10/14/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board Meeting Notes Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
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Embracing Diversity in DeSoto ISD
10/14/2021
Students, teachers, and staff participated in multiple activities at campus and district level from Sep. 15 - Oct. 15 in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Texas HR Appreciation Day
DeSoto ISD Celebrates Texas Human Resources Day
10/13/2021
DeSoto ISD celebrates the diligence of its Human Resource Eagles staff on Texas Education Human Resources Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor the important contributions made by school staff who work in human resources.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer SAT School Day to Enhance Student Success
10/08/2021
DeSoto High School SAT Day is Wednesday, Oct. 13 on the DeSoto High School Campus for All DHS seniors and select juniors.
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Central Staff Deployed to Campuses to Mitigate Teacher Shortage
10/07/2021
Administrators met with central staff on Monday, October 4, 2021, to discuss a volunteer-based substitute pool of central office staffers.
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DeSoto ISD Homecoming 2021 Guide
10/06/2021
This year’s theme, “Seeing Beyond The Mask” Masquerade will be an exciting time for students, families, alumni and community members to engage with the district and showcase their Eagle spirit.
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SWAP Parent Resource Center Expanding to Serve Families Districtwide
10/06/2021
The center will utilize a case management approach to service initiated by a teacher or counselor referral to a student's family. The Parent Resource Center is currently servicing district families.
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October is 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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PROVISIONAL REMOTE LEARNING STUDENTS IN QUARANTINE
09/09/2021
DeSoto ISD will provide Provisional Remote Learning for students who are placed on quarantine due to exposure or close contact or students who have tested positive for COVID.
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Public Comment Notification of Change
09/09/2021
As of Sept. 1, 2021, DeSoto ISD will no longer offer virtual public comments in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act as written in statute.
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DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment Fair
09/08/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District announces a DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment event on Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM to noon in the DHS Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive
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DeSoto ISD Announces Child Find Services
08/31/2021
The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify, and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age and their possible need for special education and related services.
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DeSoto ISD Athletics Partners with Metro Sports Communications for Eagles Football Season
08/26/2021
DeSoto Eagle Football fans are able to listen to a live play-by-play of all games on KSKY 660-AM radio and the station's online app during the entire 2021-22 season!
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Non-Tech Assignments For Quarantine Students
08/24/2021
Non-tech assignments will be provided for students who are either missing class due to testing positive for COVID, or having close contact with someone who has tested positive.
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DeSoto ISD to Host August Job Fair
08/22/2021
DeSoto ISD announces an August Job Fair to fill some instructional vacancies. The fair is Thursday, August 26 from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Amber Terrace campus located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Transportation Update: Aug 20, 2021
08/20/2021
We recognize that there have been several challenges regarding transportation this week, and we truly apologize for any frustration this may have caused our families.
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DeISD to Uphold Mask Mandate Set by Jenkins
08/16/2021
DeSoto ISD will comply with Dallas County’s recent order which requires public schools to implement a mask mandate.
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August 15, 2021 COVID Mask Update
08/15/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board is scheduled to have a workshop meeting Aug. 16, during which time they will address this matter. Following the workshop, the District will provide more guidance on its position regarding mask requirements.
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Best Southwest Joint Statement on Masks
08/11/2021
As members of the Best Southwest School Districts, we support Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ emergency order requiring masks for public schools, based on the Texas Disaster Act.
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2021-22 Back to School COVID Safety
08/10/2021
Parents and staff are encouraged to create a personal safety kit as part of a back-to-school supply list.
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DeSoto ISD Presents Designed & Delivered by DeSoto ISD Professional Learning Conference
08/05/2021
Known as D3, this district-facilitated professional development conference for all district employees, set to take place Monday, August 9 and Tuesday August 10 at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Athletic Director
07/22/2021
The DeSoto ISD named DeSoto High School Head Football Coach Claude Mathis the district’s new Director of Athletics--a position Mathis will lead in conjunction with his duties as Head Football Coach for the Eagles.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Academic Leaders
07/22/2021
As DeSoto ISD prepares to kick off a new and exciting school year, the district has a number of new leaders in place to spearhead the academic progress and success of students and staff.
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The DeSoto ISD Difference: A Legacy of Learning
07/21/2021
For the Sneeds, DeSoto ISD teachers are the difference makers for students. “They go above and beyond for the students.”
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DeISD Partners With Princeton Review
07/20/2021
The Princeton Review® is delighted to announce its partnership with DeSoto Independent School District to provide online tutoring from Tutor.com as well as test prep services for students in grades 8 and 9.
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Nominate a DeSoto ISD Educator for the Texas Trust Heroes Award
07/20/2021
Texas Trust Credit Union is recognizing four heroes of the pandemic from DeSoto ISD as part of its “Trusted Heroes” initiative and awarding them with $250 each.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Eagle Mixers
07/14/2021
DeSoto ISD Kicking Off Post-COVID Campus ReOpenings with Aug 14 Eagle Mixer Events.
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DeISD Students Benefits From Kroger Backpack Boosters
07/14/2021
Beginning July 14 through July 29, Kroger customers will have the opportunity to purchase an “$8.99 virtual school supply kit” or donate $1, $3 or $5 cash at the register.
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DeSoto ISD on the Hunt for Master Teachers
07/08/2021
Three key positions that the district is seeking experienced and successful educators for include the Master Teacher role, the Instructional Coach and the Interventionist.
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The DeSoto Difference: Early College & Football: More than An Athlete
07/08/2021
Programs such as the Early College High School, where students can graduate with an Associate’s degree; and DeSoto’s high-performing and highly-competitive athletics program were just two of many factors leading this family to the district.
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Ruby Young to Become STEAM Academy
07/01/2021
The Ruby Young Personalized STEAM Academy is currently open for enrollment via www.DeSotoISD.org/Enrollment and will be led by Principal Noel Greenwood.
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2021 DeSoto ISD STAAR Scores
07/01/2021
DeSoto ISD parents may now access their child's STAAR test results for the 2020-21 School Year.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts New Hire Orientation for Academic Leaders
07/01/2021
DeSoto ISD held a New Hire Orientation for its new 21-22 campus academic leaders on their first official day as DeSoto Eagles!
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DeSoto ISD to Offer Pay Incentives For Staff
06/29/2021
As a result of the TEA’s (ESSER III) grant funding, DeSoto ISD will provide one-time incentives which include: New & Returning Staff: $3,000 Core and Master Teachers in High-Need Areas: $5,000 District Alumni: $500 Employee Referral Bonus: $350
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DESOTO ISD ANNOUNCES THE HALL OF HONOR CLASS OF 2021
06/28/2021
The 2021 class of the Hall of Honor includes a 30-plus year educator/administrator and two outstanding alumni.
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DeSoto ISD Invites Parents, Students, Community to Virtually Meet Its 21-22 Campus Principals
06/24/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the entire school community to virtually meet new and returning campus principals via the district’s Facebook page on July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
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DeISD to Restructure Schools, Enhance Instruction for the 21-22 School Year
06/21/2021
Beginning the 21-22 academic school year, DeSoto ISD will restructure its schools to enhance instruction in accordance with its strategic plan and board goals.
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DeSoto ISD Introduces 2021-2022 Principals
06/17/2021
On June 10, DeSoto ISD introduced its 2021-2022 roster of principals to central staff leaders, Board members and community leaders.
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HAKing Innovation to Host Summer Enrichment Showcase
06/15/2021
DeSoto ISD summer enrichment partner, HAKing Innovation, will sponsor a Summer Enrichment Showcase on the final day of camp Thursday, June 17.
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United Way Heal Play Learn Initiative Supports School Community
06/15/2021
This series of programming focuses on social and emotional wellness, physical activity and arts engagement in DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto High School Seniors Turn Their Tassels
06/09/2021
At Globe Life Field in Arlington, DeSoto High School seniors turned their tassels to come become graduates of the DHS Class of 2021.
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DeSoto ISD to Host “4 Corners” Events
06/09/2021
Thanks to the funding and support offered to DeSoto ISD via United Way’s Heal, Play, Learn initiative, DeSoto ISD students and families are invited to attend these community social events.
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LET’S GEAR UP Hosts Inaugural Scholarship Day
06/02/2021
This senior celebration recognized all seniors who received any amount of scholarship funding.
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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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DeISD Extends Panorama Survey Deadline
05/21/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District extends the deadline window for the spring 2021 Panorama Survey to Wednesday, May 28.
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School Emergency Relief Funds Survey
05/21/2021
DeSoto ISD is applying to receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery.
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Student Vaccination Survey for Parents
05/20/2021
In DeSoto ISD, we are proud of the efforts we’ve put forth to keep our school community safe. As we continue to navigate the realities of COVID-19, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to maintain a level of safety for all.
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An Evening with DHS Jazz Band
05/18/2021
The DeSoto High School Jazz Band host a free outdoor jazz concert at 6:30 pm on May 21 in front of the school horseshoe drive at the school’s main entrance on Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School
05/17/2021
DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School May 19 for families interested in this learning opportunity.
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Community Celebration for State Champ Girls Track Team
05/17/2021
On May 20, the district will host a community-wide celebration scheduled to take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. inside the Chris Dyer Gymnasium.
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May 12 is National School Nurse Day
05/12/2021
Our school nurses are very versatile, service-oriented professionals who work daily to meet the critical and non-critical needs of the school community.
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DeSoto High Class of 2021 College Academic Signing Day
05/11/2021
This academic celebration gave seniors the opportunity to publicly declare their post-secondary plans of attending college, going into the workforce, or the military.
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DHS Teacher Wins Found A Way AP Teacher Award
05/10/2021
Garner was surprised with a monetary gift in recognition of her commitment and dedication to educational excellence and student achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day
05/07/2021
School Lunch Hero Day is May 7. DeSoto ISD and Chartwells celebrate its child nutrition team, ensuring that the district’s nearly 8,000 students receive nutritious meals daily.
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DeSoto High Students to Earn Health Certifications
05/06/2021
Dallas College presents the Completion Ceremony for the students in the Certified Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy Technician Program from Mountain View College on May 6, 2021.
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DeISD Recognizes Better Hearing & Speech Month
05/05/2021
DeSoto ISD is bringing awareness to communication disorders. Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Community Send-Off for State-bound Girls Track Team
05/03/2021
The send-off will encourage this trailblazing team of scholar-athletes, their coaches and support staff as they depart for the meet set to take place in Austin.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
05/03/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to celebrate its teaching staff during the 2021 Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, 2021.
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DeSoto ISD to Open Experience Survey May 10-21
04/23/2021
The spring 2021 Panorama Survey will be available online and will offer various DeSoto ISD stakeholder groups an opportunity to provide feedback on their respective experiences in and around the district.
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Students to Participate in Student Perspective Surveys
04/23/2021
The upcoming survey administration will also aid in helping teachers understand the various ways in which they will be evaluated and assessed.
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DeISD Partners to Expand Mental Health Resources
04/23/2021
The Care Solace platform will be primarily used by the counselors and campus nurses to make mental health referrals for students and their families.
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The Meadows Elementary Students Celebrate Earth Day
04/23/2021
DeSoto ISD students at the The Meadows Elementary (TME) celebrated Earth Day by learning about the importance of conversation, recycling, and the human responsibility of taking care of the planet.
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Spring 2021 Administration of Universal Screener
04/20/2021
Universal screeners are brief assessments (45 min. max) that are typically given three times per year – Fall (Sept. – Oct.), Winter (Dec. – Jan.), Spring (Apr. – May). All students (virtual and in-person) are required to participate in the universal screener assessments.
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Community Celebration for State Champ Girls Basketball Team
04/19/2021
The celebration will honor this history-making team of scholar-athletes, their coaches and support staff as DeSoto ISD makes a special presentation to the team and their fans.
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DeISD to Host Big Shifts Town Hall
04/19/2021
Dr. D'Andre J. Weaver will share specific updates regarding school structures, the district’s plan to provide engaging, relevant student experiences, and enhanced academic offerings and supports.
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ECHS Students to Perform in Upcoming SBOE Meeting
04/14/2021
On Friday, April 16, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will broadcast an instructional music video created by students in the DeSoto Early College High School (ECHS) program’s Advanced English course.
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DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Receives National Recognition for Sixth Consecutive Year
04/07/2021
DeSoto ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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Next Generation Grant Leads Laptop Distribution
04/05/2021
The Next Generation GEAR UP team set up stations in the parking lot of the DeSoto High School Freshman Campus to distribute the students and their families.
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Corrective Action Plans Update (March 2021)
04/05/2021
For March 2021, both the DeSoto ISD Trustees and District Administration shared a glimpse of the next series of Corrective Action Plans which will become active next month.
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DeSoto ISD 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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DeISD Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
03/24/2021
Features of the 2021-2022 academic calendar include an August 16, 2021, start date for students and a May 27, 2022, end to the academic year.
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Working Together to Shape the Future of DeSoto ISD
03/23/2021
The DeSoto ISD invites you to three upcoming virtual events designed to communicate the "Be the Future" strategic plan, a roadmap for educational excellence in DeSoto ISD.
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Major Entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights Announce Community Vision
03/22/2021
Several major entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights are launching an effort to better position these communities to serve residents with hopes of improving visibility, economic development and attraction to the area.
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Class of 2013 Alum Fighting Injustice
03/10/2021
DeSoto High School Class of 2013 alumna CaVoné Moore is currently an attorney with Jeff Anderson & Associates located in Los Angeles, California.
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Spring 2021 STAAR Assessment Update
03/10/2021
In order to adequately prepare students and staff, please complete the DeSoto ISD Spring STAAR Assessment Participation Survey indicating if your child will participate in the Spring STAAR assessments.
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DeSoto ISD Stays Agile with Changing Health Crisis
03/05/2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, district and campus leaders have been deeply focused on the health and safety of students and staff.
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DeSoto ISD Strives to Be The Future, Launches Strategic Plan
03/05/2021
The district will introduce and discuss the “Be The Future,” strategic plan in two upcoming virtual opportunities.
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DHS Students Thank Healthcare Workers
03/04/2021
Students in various classes created digital thank you cards to share with nurses and other essential healthcare workers
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DeISD Encourages Students & Staff to Wear Masks
03/03/2021
DeSoto ISD is currently assessing and evaluating how this will affect the district’s safety and health protocols.
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East Middle School Opens Parent Resource Center
03/02/2021
DeSoto East Middle School has partnered with local 501c3 organization, Serving with a Purpose (SWAP), to establish an on-campus Parent Resource Center (PRC) to assist families.
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DeISD to Offer Transportation in March
02/26/2021
DeSoto ISD will offer transportation for district students engaged in campus-supervised learning.
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NTFB Returns to DeSoto ISD in February
02/08/2021
The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on Monday, February 15.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
02/04/2021
This week of national recognition highlights the unique contributions of school counselors to student growth within U.S. school systems.
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DeSoto ISD Announces 2021 District Spelling Bee Winner
02/01/2021
DeSoto Independent School District is pleased to announce Julius Hemphill II as the 2021 District Spelling Bee champion. DeSoto Independent School District is pleased to announce Julius Hemphill II as the 2021 District Spelling Bee champion.
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DeSoto ISD Announces DeSoto Cares COVID-19 Response Plan
02/01/2021
This allows district employees to continue receiving some of the benefits originally offered under the 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Social Conversations for Black History Month
01/29/2021
During the month of February, DeSoto ISD will observe Black History Month with a series of discussions on the district’s social media channels of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Trustees and Administration Share Progress of Corrective Action Plans
01/25/2021
The Board and Administration presented a monthly progress report to the community regarding the Corrective Actions plans at January school board meeting.
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DeISD to Require Cameras on During Online Learning
01/22/2021
DeSoto ISD will soon require all students engaging in remote, virtual learning to attend classes with their web cameras on.
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DeSoto ISD 20-21 Introduces Improvement Plans
01/22/2021
District leaders unveiled the DeSoto ISD District Improvement Plan and discussed district-wide Campus Improvement Plans.
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DeSoto ISD Appoints CFO
01/21/2021
The DeSoto ISD School Board trustees approved the administration’s recommendation for the appointment of Joey Jones to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
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DeSoto ISD 2019-20 Financial Audit Report
01/21/2021
During the January 19 DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the district’s new external auditors presented their report on the prior fiscal year.
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School Board Recognition Campus Videos
01/14/2021
Several DeSoto ISD campuses created videos to express their gratitude to board members during School Board Appreciation Month.
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DeSoto ISD to hold Public Hearing on District’s TAPR Report
01/08/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the school community to participate in the public hearing on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report for DeSoto ISD scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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School Board Trustees Announces Virtual Town Hall
01/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD Trustees will hold a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. The goal of this community listening session is to preview the current focuses of the school board.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month This January
01/01/2021
DeSoto ISD honors its School Board Trustees for their continued service to our school community during school board recognition month.
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DHS Athletes Participate in an Early Signing Day
12/18/2020
Thirteen DeSoto High School student-athletes made commitments by signing their National Letters of Intent.
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Coding For the Future: DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Students Participate in the Global Hour of Code
12/18/2020
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy students participated in the global Hour of Code event which took place during the National Computer Science Education Week in December.
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DeSoto ISD to Distribute 7 Days of Meals During Winter Break
12/17/2020
The DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Department will be handing out 7 days worth of meals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Monday, Dec. 21 at DeSoto High School- Freshman Side.
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Katherine Johnson & Early College Application Window Opens
12/17/2020
The application window for DeSoto ISD Advanced Academics and Early College High School Programs is now open until January 31st.
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DeSoto ISD Opens Magnet Academy Enrollment
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is committed to providing a diverse cross-section of academic pathway that align with your child’s interests, goals and needs. ​
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East Middle School Teacher Receives STEM Research Grant from Society for Science & the Public
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that East Middle School teacher Raisha Allen has been selected to receive a STEM research kit to help students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
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DHS Choir Director named Grammy FINALIST!
12/11/2020
DeSoto High School Choir Director Pamela Dawson has been named one of the ten finalists for the 2021 Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award.
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District Update: No Classes Friday March 11
DeSoto ISD students will initiate Spring Break effective this evening and students will not attend school on Friday, March 11, to provide a planning day for staff
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District Update: Closure March 11
DeSoto ISD students will initiate Spring Break effective this evening and students will not attend school on Friday, March 11.
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DeSoto ISD to Host a Series of Community Engagement Events
The DeSoto ISD will kick off the summer engagement series titled, “Rock the Block,” in conjunction with the City of DeSoto at the city’s Fourth of July event.
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