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SkillsUSA Newbie Turns National Competitor

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This time last year, Duncanville High School senior Anna Salazar never dreamed that she’d become a national SkillsUSA competitor. She was a student in her first Career and Technology class, Interactive Multimedia, taught by Jeremy Jameson – an introduction to advertising design, animation, and media technology. Halfway through the course, Anna says, “Mr. Jameson asked […]

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Nutrition News

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Regular school classes weren’t in session over the summer, but that didn’t stop the Duncanville ISD Nutrition Services Department from serving. They fed more than 26,500 meals as part of the district’s Summer Meal Program. Children aged 18 and younger were provided with free breakfast and lunch at three district campuses. Free breakfasts are continuing […]

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DISD Visitor Guidelines Get an Upgrade

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At Duncanville ISD, student safety is a top priority. That’s why the district plans to standardize procedures and guidelines for campus visitors by the end of the 2011-12 school year. New security software will require a government-issued ID for visitors who wish to enter a campus beyond the front office. IDs will be scanned and […]

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Community Gathers to Remember Events of 9/11

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The Fire Department of New York suffered 343 fatalities on September 11, 2001, the largest loss of life of any emergency response agency in United States history. The Port Authority Police Department suffered 37 fatalities in the attacks, the largest loss of life of any police force in United States history in a single day; […]

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Duncanville Director Takes His Show on the Road

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From co-authoring two band warm-up and technique books to presenting workshops in more than 25 states, Duncanville ISD Director of Bands Jeff King is well known throughout the US. His influence is reaching internationally as well – King was invited to China to present workshops over the summer. “I was introduced to a Chinese gentleman […]

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Message from the Superintendent

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We are excited and proud to welcome nearly 13,000 young people back to school this week.  Their accomplishments, coupled with those of our staff, continue to demonstrate the quality education provided in our district. During the past year and this summer, Duncanville ISD announced that DHS teacher Angela Banks was named Region 10 Secondary Teacher […]

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SAT/PSAT Tutoring at DHS

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A Saturday tutoring session for students who will soon take the SAT or PSAT college entrance exams will be offered on September 24 at Duncanville High School. The cost for this 4-hour class is $70 (cash only) and includes all handouts. It will be held from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, with a break for […]

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Trustees Adopt 2011/12 Budget

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The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2011/12 fiscal year budget at a special called meeting on Monday, August 22 which included a public hearing. The adopted total general fund budget is $94.2 million and the adopted tax rate will remain the same as the past five years at $1.418 (Maintenance and Operations rate […]

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Happy School Year

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Duncanville ISD schools and buses once again filled with children of all ages as the 2011-12 school year kicked off on Monday, August 22. We welcomed 12,360 students to a year that’s sure to be filled with engaging educational experiences, 21st Century technology, and staff and administrators dedicated to student success. The Communications Department visited each […]

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DISD Board Recap – 08/22/2011

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CALL TO ORDER AT 6:30 P.M. AT TECHNOLOGY CLOSED SESSION 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH BOARD’S ATTORNEY 551.074 – PERSONNEL – NO ACTION SCHEDULED TO BE TAKEN RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION TO TAKE ACTION ON MATTERS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION 551.074 PERSONNEL – NO ACTION SCHEDULED TO BE TAKEN CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL OF BUDGET AMENDMENTS Presenter: Jennifer […]

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