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District Awarded Rebate for Energy Efficiency

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District Awarded Rebate for Energy Efficiency

As a district committed to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars, Duncanville ISD continues to make choices to be greener. Several actions to increase energy efficiency recently earned the district a rebate that will redirect an estimated $710 thousand in savings back into the classroom. This past summer, Duncanville ISD made improvements to heating and cooling […]

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Commissioner Williams Defers 15 Percent Grading Policy for 2012-2013 School Year

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Commissioner Williams Defers 15 Percent Grading Policy for 2012-2013 School Year

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams announced today that he is deferring implementation of the 15 percent grading requirement for the 2012-2013 school year. Under the rule connected to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course examinations, a student’s score on the STAAR end-of-course exams would count 15 percent of the student’s […]

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Texas Graduation Rates Top the Charts

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Texas Graduation Rates Top the Charts

AUSTIN – Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students and ranks number one in graduation rates for Asian and white students, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education. “This state-by-state comparison confirms what Texas educators have been saying for a long time. […]

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I Am a Junior “Spirit of a Champion”

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I Am a Junior “Spirit of a Champion”

How are you a good citizen, and what does your school do to demonstrate the characteristics of good citizenship? Those were the questions third grade students across Duncanville ISD were challenged to answer and illustrate with a three- to five-minute digital media presentation, as part of a comprehensive Project Based Learning (PBL) experience that culminated […]

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Byrd Ball n’ Barbecue

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Byrd Ball n’ Barbecue

Duncanville ISD values student character development just as much as academic skills.  The DISD’s Parent-Teacher Associations are actively building relationships with the community to give students additional resources and positive role models. Byrd Middle School’s PTA hosted a new event called the Byrd Ball n’ Barbecue, held in the school cafeteria on Thursday, November 15.  […]

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Duncanville ISD Veterans Day Events

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Duncanville ISD Veterans Day Events

Gratitude and recognition for their service and sacrifice – these are the values students learned during recent events honoring America’s veterans.  Many schools celebrated Veterans Day two days early, on Friday, November 9, by inviting current service men and women and veterans of our nation’s military branches into their classrooms.  Below are some of the […]

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New Principal Selected for Hyman Elementary

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New Principal Selected for Hyman Elementary

Because of their commitment to developing the strengths and talents of their staff, Duncanville ISD didn’t have to go far to find the ideal candidate to lead Hyman Elementary as the new principal.  Melinda Turner, former Hyman Elementary assistant principal, stepped into her new role as Hyman’s principal on Tuesday, November 13 after the Board […]

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Commissioner Williams announces expansion of Project Share student resources

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Commissioner Williams announces expansion  of Project Share student resources

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams today announced the expansion of student resources through Project Share, the Texas Education Agency’s on-line learning community, throughout the 2012-13 fall semester. Updated OnTRACK Lessons for secondary English, math, science, and social studies subjects are available at no cost to local school districts. “Project Share continues to […]

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Keep Duncanville Beautiful Toy Drive

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Keep Duncanville Beautiful Toy Drive

As a district with a core belief of schools impacting community, Duncanville ISD is constantly looking for ways to teach our students how they can help those in need. On Friday, November 9, elementary and intermediate students learned how they can donate their gently used toys and books to brighten the holidays of other children. […]

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From Rockets to Flying Saucers

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From Rockets to Flying Saucers

On October 9 students with the Reed Middle School A-Team, a group dedicated to rewarding educational excellence in the classroom with educational field trips, experienced shooting rockets and flying saucers. Originating from a seventh grade Project Based Learning (PBL) experience, students were able to take their knowledge to the next level by working with Lockheed […]

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