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High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

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High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

Students stopped to stare at the caravan of eight “bloodmobiles” in the Duncanville High School parking lot, filled with workers from Carter BloodCare.  The non-profit organization held one of its three annual blood drives at the school on Wednesday, September 5. Carter BloodCare consultant Joe Fowler was pleased with the results, which included total donations […]

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What’s the Band Playing?

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What’s the Band Playing?

During the fall, hundreds of fans are drawn to Panther Staduim on Friday’s. But it’s not just the football game that attracts them, it’s also the chance to hear and see our award-winning Duncanville HS Marching Band and High Hats perform at halftime.  This year’s show promises to be one of the best, as young […]

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Parents Connect With Project Based Learning

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Parents Connect With Project Based Learning

Alexander third grade parents were invited to visit the campus on Wednesday evening, September 5 to learn more about what Project Based Learning (PBL) will mean for their children this year.  Teachers and administrators spoke with approximately 85 parents and some students about what to expect throughout the year.  The evening’s activities included a demonstration […]

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How Do Students Who Look Alike See the First Week of School?

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How Do Students Who Look Alike See the First Week of School?

Imagine your teachers and classmates constantly calling you by the wrong name.  The challenge to establish and maintain a unique identity can be very real for students who are twins.  We visited recently with two sets of twins about the importance of being known as individuals as they started the first week of school in […]

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New Human Resources Director Named

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New Human Resources Director Named

Because of its commitment to developing the strengths and talents of its staff, Duncanville ISD didn’t have to go far to find the ideal candidate to lead the district’s Human Resources Department. Kathleen Brown has been with Duncanville ISD since 2004, when she joined the district as a reading and science teacher at Brandenburg Intermediate. […]

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Saturday Night is “Show Off Nite” for the DHS High Hats

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Saturday Night is “Show Off Nite” for the DHS High Hats

The High Hats want to show off new dance routines they’ve been preparing this summer!  You’re invited to come watch the show on Saturday, September 8.  Doors open at the Duncanville HS Ninth Grade Gym (old Sandra Meadows Gym, on the west side of the campus) at 7:30 pm.  Admission is only $4, and children […]

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Kicking Off Project Based Learning

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Kicking Off Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning has been a part of Duncanville ISD for the last seven years.  But as they start this new school year, they are increasing their commitment with implementation of this 21st Century teaching technique in 90% of curricula for students in third, fifth, and seventh grades. These lessons are hands-on challenges, designed to […]

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Learning Math From All Around The World

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Learning Math From All Around The World

They come from Brazil, Czech Republic, El Salvador, and South Africa to sit in Ms. Cartmell’s Algebra II class at Duncanville High School.  The teacher says that in her three decades in education – 28 years of it with Duncanville ISD – she’s never seen such a diverse group of students!  Many of these freshmen […]

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Duncanville Junior Earns Professional Certification

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Duncanville Junior Earns Professional Certification

Duncanville High School junior Jessica Escobar has reached a professional milestone – in the male-dominated field of surveying, she’s obtained a certification level that many adults don’t have.  As a sophomore, she was part of the DHS team that earned Third Place in surveying at the state SkillsUSA competition.  Because of her performance in the […]

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Newly Adopted Tax Rate and 2012-2013 Budget

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The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2012/2013 district budget and set the corresponding tax rate in a specially-called board meeting on August 27, 2012. Chief Financial and Operations Officer Ronald Kuehler made a budget presentation during the public hearing, and explained that the Interest & Sinking (Debt Service) portion of the tax rate […]

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