DISD Elementary School Notes

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Rave Review

Children’s book illustrator and author Don Tate just completed what he calls his North Texas tour, visiting 18 schools including Acton Elementary. While there, he treated students to stories and live drawings. He also personally greeted every student. “We loved having Mr. Tate at our school. He was the best artist that we have ever seen,” said Ms. Green-Price’s class. “He is always welcome here at Acton,” added librarian Bethany Brant. Impressed by the reception that he received, Tate wrote a blog post about his Duncanville visit. Click here to read it. (Photo courtesy of Don Tate)

Pasta For Pennies

Students at Merrifield Elementary are collecting coins to find a cure – they recently participated in the national Pasta for Pennies fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For three weeks, students brought in spare change to help save the lives of people touched by blood cancers such as leukemia. This was Merrifield’s first year to participate in the service-learning program. “We were able to collect a grand total of $3201.14 for the Society,” said Counselor Chika Anozie. “The kids truly enjoyed this experience.”

Celebration of Culture

Students at Fairmeadows Elementary participated in a celebration of African  culture during the school’s Black History Month program, which included a performance by the Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble.


Living Museum

In honor of Black History Month, Ms. Solomon’s second grade class at Smith Elementary presented an African American Living Museum for residents of the Primrose Retirement Center. Students chose individuals that they respected, researched those people’s lives, and dressed in costume. Wearing “Press Me” buttons, they would then talk about their subjects to the museum attendees.

Admit One

Duncanville High School’s Drama Department is taking its show on the road. Students presented their spring production of the children’s plays Totally Red! and Wiley and the Hairy Man to kindergarten through second graders at Acton Elementary.