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A STAAR is Born

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New State Testing System Begins this Spring The state will transition to a new accountability and student testing system in March 2012 – the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Representing the fifth generation of state testing programs, STAAR replaces the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) that has been in place […]

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Pantherette Coach Approaches Career Record

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Duncanville High School varsity girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan expected to reach 900th career win In her twelfth year as the Head Coach of Duncanville High School’s varsity girls basketball team, Cathy Self-Morgan started the 2011-12 season with a career coaching record of 875 wins and 198 losses. Now just two games shy of her […]

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Extra! Extra! DHS Yearbook Clearance Sale

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Due to an extreme surplus of Panther Tale yearbooks dating back to 2002, the Duncanville High School Journalism Department is holding a clearance sale, selling past years’ annuals for the low price of $10  each. This does not include the 2011 Panther Tale, which is still on-sale for $65. The clearance sale will run through […]

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DISD 2011 Gold Performance Acknowledgements

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The 2011 Gold Performance Acknowledgements have been released by the Texas Education Agency, and Duncanville ISD is proud to announce that 12 of 17 eligible campuses (70%) earned one or more Gold Performance Acknowledgements and the district earned two. The Gold Performance Acknowledgements recognize districts and campuses for high academic performance on various indicators, such […]

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DISD December 2011 Red and Blue – Is It In You?

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As a district with a core belief of continuous improvement, Duncanville ISD is always looking for better ways to engage the hearts and minds of its students. In the past, that may have been paperwork and presentations, but today it’s technology and teamwork. That’s why we’re committed to creating 21st century learning experiences. Reaching students at […]

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DISD Board Approves 2012-2013 Academic Calendar

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The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar at the December 12, 2011 regular meeting.  The 2012-2013 school year will begin Monday, August 27, 2012 and end Wednesday, June 5, 2013; if the district experiences multiple days of inclement weather, June 6 has been designated as a make-up day. The approved calendar […]

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Duncanville ISD Spelling Bee Results

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The annual district-wide Spelling Bee was held on Friday, December 9 at the Duncanville HS Performance Hall for students in fourth through eighth grades. This year’s winner is seventh grader Jacobi Davidson (Kennemer), who correctly spelled “colossal” to win.  In Second Place was fourth grader Joshua Wilson (Alexander). Eighth grader Alexis Fuentes (Kennemer) and fifth […]

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Cosmetology for a Cause

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Duncanville High School’s Cosmetology Department hosted its first ever Hair-A-Thon on Saturday, December 10.  Giving up their weekend to work, students performed salon services including haircuts, hairstyling, highlights, spa facials, manicures, and pedicures.  They spent several weeks preparing and promoting the event, and fifty percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Safe […]

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DBU Basketball Team Serves Local Community for Christmas

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Dallas, TX – Before heading home for Christmas break this year, members of the Dallas Baptist University Patriot Basketball Team partnered with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) on December 16 to provide produce and perishable items to families through the “Food 4 Families” program. Although it was a chilly December morning, that did not […]

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DHS Student Awarded Journalism Scholarship

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While professional journalists win Emmy Awards for outstanding news coverage, Duncanville High School Panther Prints reporter Taylor Harris is winning money. After submitting ten top stories and an essay, a resume, and a picture, she was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the DFW Association of Black Journalists (DFW ABJ) on November 31. “It makes me […]

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