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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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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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