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Students at One School Swing In To the New Year

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Not all students would get a turn before recess was over, to play on the small, antiquated swing set that was older than most of them.  Now, brand-new playground equipment sits in its place at Merrifield Elementary, with more swings and even a safety fall zone.  Principal Linda Bennett says the upgrade is due to […]

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The Budget’s Approved, But What Does the Future Look Like?

During the past five years, Duncanville ISD has strengthened its reputation as a Texas school district with exceptional financial integrity.  The Board of Trustees and superintendent Dr. Alfred Ray have worked hard to meet the challenges of the state’s decision to drastically cut education funding, reduce the maximum tax rate that school districts can set, […]

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DISD Welcomed Back Students

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DISD Welcomed Back Students

On Monday, August 27 Duncanville ISD welcomed back approximately 13,000 students for the 2012-2013 school year!  We look forward to serving all students and their families.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality education by engaging student hearts and minds. There are many resources available to parents on the Duncanville ISD website.  By exploring […]

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New Teacher Training

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New Teacher Training

Duncanville ISD staff members are getting ready to challenge students starting on the very first day of school! This includes the dsitrict’s newest faculty members. New teachers spent the week of August 13 in training and getting acclimated to the district’s five Core Beliefs – purposeful engagement, quality teachers, collaboration and continuous improvement, valuing each individual, […]

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DHS Band Brings the Heat

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DHS Band Brings the Heat

More than 300 student musicians fill the ranks of the 2012-2013 Duncanville HS Panther Marching Band. All wil put in countless hours learning and practicing their marching and playing skills this summer on the green turf of Panther Stadium. Friday, August 10 marked the end of summer band camp for incoming freshmen and new marchers, […]

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Apply for Free/Reduced Meal Program Online

Students will soon be back in class, and that means they need a good breakfast and lunch to focus on learning! Duncanville ISD parents are now able to apply for the free and reduced meal program online using MEAL APP NOW rather than completing forms by hand. This program is funded by the National School […]

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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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