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Band Directors Recognized

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Band Directors Recognized

Duncanville ISD teachers enjoy the summer break as much as students, but some have put in many extra hours this year to improve their skills. In fact, two of our teachers were asked to share their expertise with colleagues from across the state. Duncanville HS band directors David Brandon and Will Pitts both presented clinics […]

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Texas High School Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High

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Texas High School Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High

AUSTIN – The Texas high school on-time graduation rate climbed to an all-time high, reaching 85.9 percent for the Class of 2011, which is 1.6 percentage points higher than the previous record set by the Class of 2010, the Texas Education Agency announced today. More than 92 percent of the 319,588 students in the Class […]

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Pre-K Round-Up News

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Pre-K Round-Up News

Attention, parents! The time to register your pre-kindergarten student (4 years old on or before September 1, 2012) is just around the corner. The 2012-2013 Pre-Kindergarten Round-Up will take place on Friday, August 3 from 12:00 to 7:30 pm and Monday, August 6 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. This enrollment opportunity will take place […]

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History Comes Alive for Duncanville Educators

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History Comes Alive for Duncanville Educators

Engaging problem based learning activities that take students back in time are in the future for Julie Phung’s social studies classes this year.  She received a few lessons herself this summer on how to bring modern American history to life in the classroom. Phung and fellow Duncanville High School world history instructor Ted Ford attended […]

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Two Students Break Out Their Talent

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Two Students Break Out Their Talent

Two Duncanville ISD students recently placed in a national billiards competition. Brother and sister combo Jose and Julissa Herrera traveled to Wisconsin on July 13 to compete in the 2012 Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior Nationals 9-Ball Championship tournament. Duncanville HS junior Jose fought to the fourth round of the competition against 42 other players in the 18 […]

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DISD Online Registration – It’s Finally Here!

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DISD Online Registration – It’s Finally Here!

Parents will now go online to complete all forms digitally. Gone are the days of filling out dozens of registration forms by hand at the start of the school year. Duncanville ISD is committed to strengthening communication and building greater transparency and trust with parents by taking advantage of new technologies that can streamline communication. […]

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Duncanville ISD GATE Students Show Off their Skills

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Duncanville ISD GATE Students Show Off their Skills

This year, over 890 students in the district participated in the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program. This program is designed to challenge students identified as “gifted” in one or more of the following areas: creativity, leadership, artistic ability, intellectual ability, or ability in a specific academic area. GATE students in first through eighth grades […]

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Public Notice of Court Ordered Release of Student Information

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Public Notice of Court Ordered Release of Student Information

Four lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of school districts statewide have been filed over the past several months in response to school finance legislation passed by the Texas Legislature last summer. The suits, which have all been consolidated into one case that is set for trial for October 22, 2012, charge that the way Texas […]

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Duncanville ISD Back to School Briefs

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Duncanville ISD Back to School Briefs

Countdown to Classes The first day of the 2012-2013 school year is Monday, August 27, 2012. We hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing summer. Hot Off the Press Download a printable copy of the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar and post on your refrigerator door. The Board of Trustees approved next year’s calendar earlier this spring, and […]

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DISD Administrative Appointments – Summer 2012

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District Welcomes Kuehler Ronald Kuehler, known across the state of Texas for his extensive experience in maintaining and increasing school district financial resources , joined Duncanville ISD on June 18 as the new Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Kuehler will oversee district operations including Business Services (Accounting, Payroll, Benefits and Risk Management), Maintenance and Custodial, […]

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