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DeSoto High School Choral Director Pamela Dawson is the 2023 Grammy Educator of the Year
02/02/2023
DeSoto ISD congratulates DHS Choral Director Pamela Dawson for winning the 2023 Grammy Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum.
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DeSoto ISD Inclement Weather Notice for 020323
02/02/2023
As a result of continued inclement weather, DeSoto ISD will close all campuses and offices Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, and reschedule the district showcase from Sat. Feb.4 to next Sat. Feb.11.
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DeSoto ISD Showcase Moved to Feb. 11 Due to Inclement Weather Concerns
02/02/2023
Due to the recent inclement weather in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, DeSoto ISD announces a later date for the, districtwide showcase set to now take place from 9a to Noon on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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Dignitaries Gather for the Swearing-In Ceremony for SBOE Member Davis
01/27/2023
DeSoto ISD had the pleasure of hosting the swearing-in ceremony for Texas State Board of Education Member Aicha Davis, District 13 on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, in the DeSoto High School Courtroom amongst district students, staff, leaders, and trustees along with several nation, state, county, and local elected officials.
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A Triple "A" Experience Awaits Your Presence! - Make Plans to Attend the DeSoto ISD Choice Programs Showcase on Feb. 4
01/26/2023
On, Feb 4, come see, touch, feel, and better understand the diverse body of offerings and opportunities available in DeSoto ISD for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade scholars.
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DeSoto ISD 23-24 Academic Calendar Survey
01/25/2023
DeSoto ISD encourages its school community to help select the 2023-24 academic calendar.
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Board to Host Business Meeting, Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Week of Jan. 23
01/19/2023
DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees will host the second of two monthly meetings and the next installment of its bi-monthly town hall series.
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Feb. 4 Choice Showcase App Now Available
01/13/2023
The DeSoto ISD District showcase is approaching, use the WHOVA App to register and review the event schedule.
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DeSoto ISD Seeks Feedback on Future School Choice and Innovation
01/13/2023
DeISD is seeking stakeholder feedback regarding future school choice & innovation programs.
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DeSoto MLK Day Weekend Celebration starts at DHS
01/12/2023
The first event for the DeSoto MLK weekend is a special performance of the Dallas Black Dance Theater, featuring the DHS Acapella Choir, which will take place on Friday, January 13th at 7pm at the DHS Auditorium.
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DeSoto Eagles State Champs Parade Info and Celebration
01/12/2023
In celebration of this outstanding achievement, DeSoto ISD and the Cities of DeSoto and Glenn Heights will host a joint celebration parade on Saturday, Jan. 21, followed by a community pep rally in the Chris Dyer Gymnasium.
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DeSoto ISD Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of a District Student
01/12/2023
DeSoto ISD statement regarding the passing of a district student who attended The Meadows Elementary campus.
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DeSoto ISD Announces the Opening of its Candidate Filing Period
01/09/2023
DeSoto ISD school board trustee candidate filing period now open for May 2023 elections.
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DeSoto ISD Honors Trustees During School Board Recognition Month
01/09/2023
In recognition of School Board Appreciation month, the DeSoto ISD school community will celebrate its Trustees for their dedication and commitment to increasing student achievement.
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DeSoto West Middle School Teacher Tapped for Discovery Ed Master Class Feature
01/06/2023
DeSoto West Middle School teacher Gayla Davidson was selected to lead a Discovery Education Masterclass Video around the importance of teachers including data in the their classroom instruction.
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DeSoto ISD, City of DeSoto Request Volunteers to Cultivate the Community Garden
01/06/2023
it is now time to begin prepping the grounds for the spring planting season and volunteers are needed to help with maintenance and cultivation.
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DeSoto ISD Staff Participates in A Day of Service
01/06/2023
staff spent the designated day of staff development out in the community extending acts of service.
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DHS Band Director Wins National Award
01/05/2023
The Minority Band Director's National Association awarded DeSoto High School Band Director Delton Brown with the Meritorious Achievement Award.
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The DeSoto Eagles Football Team are State Champions
12/20/2022
The team won the state dance over Austin Vandegrift in a convincing victory of 42-17 at AT&T Stadium on Saturday.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Discover DeSoto ISD - A Districtwide Showcase
12/20/2022
This year’s event, which returns for the first time in more than four years, current and prospective families and scholars will experience the DeSoto Difference through an interactive event that will allow attendees to better understand the diverse body of offerings and opportunities available to DeSoto ISD students.
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DeSoto High School Music Director Named Top 10 Finalist for Grammy Music Educator
12/19/2022
For the SECOND TIME in three years, DeSoto High School Director of Choirs, Pamela Dawson, has been named a top 10 finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award!
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KJTMA - Young Writer's Program Charting Their Future
12/19/2022
Third to eighth grade students in the Young Inspired Writers Program led by third grade Reading Language Arts Teacher Sharmetra Lewis and parent volunteers just add a deeper dose of creativity, imagination and fun as they sharpen their writing skills.
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Hosts Unique Program to Help Increase Awareness and Diversity in Construction Industry Amongst Students
11/11/2022
Approximately 60 DeSoto ISD third-graders at the Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) learned the power of teams from the McCarthy Holdings Construction professionals who visited their campus during National Construction Inclusion Week.
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Mexican Consulate Donates Books Written in Spanish to DeSoto ISD
11/09/2022
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Mexican Consulate in Dallas donated 400 books written in Spanish from the Secretaría de Educación Publica (SEP) to DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees to Host Town Hall; Postponed Joint Meetings with DeSoto and Glenn Heights City Councils
11/07/2022
DeSoto ISD values its opportunities to collaborate with its school community during the next town hall and its city partners in the first of two annual Joint School Board and City Council meetings.
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DeSoto ISD Reminds Parents and Community of Safety Protocols
11/03/2022
DeSoto ISD reminds parents and the school community to follow protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all.
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DHS Student Council Tops Nation in Blood Drive
10/31/2022
Congratulations to DeSoto High School Student Council for their outstanding performance in supporting the American Red Cross in their Sickle Cell Blood Drive.
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Cold and Flu Season Precautionary Measures
10/27/2022
Help reduce the potential spread of health concerns as we work closely with the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services to monitor trends related to illnesses in the community.
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DeSoto High School to Host Nov. 10 Veterans Day Celebration
10/24/2022
DeSoto High School JROTC will present their annual Veterans Day Celebration at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 10,2022, in the DeSoto High School Fred Nickels auditorium.
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DeSoto ISD Honors School Leaders During National Principals Month
10/13/2022
DeSoto ISD honors daily contributions and dedication of its campus leaders during National Principals Month.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Nov. 5 Parent University
10/11/2022
DeSoto ISD is gearing up to host the November 5, 2022, Parent University set to take place from 8:30a to Noon at the DeSoto High School Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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Dyslexia Awareness Month
10/07/2022
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month in the United States. While dyslexia is often thought to be a physical disorder, it is actually a learning impairment that causes problems with writing, reading, and spelling.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes Custodial Workers Recognition Day
10/07/2022
DeSoto ISD recognizes National Custodian Workers Recognition Day as an opportunity for school districts and organizations to remember those professionals who keep facilities clean and visually pleasing.
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DeSoto ISD To Recognize Fire Safety Week
10/07/2022
To support fire safety prevention week, DeSoto ISD will host a series of campus- and student-focused activities including writing contests, art contests, and visits to area fire stations.
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Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm Rolls in with Eagle Alumni Pride
10/06/2022
PVAMU Marching Storm's visit brought a hefty dose of DeSoto Eagle alumni pride with them during their recent visit to DeSoto High School as a part of the campus’ HBCU exposure during National GEAR UP week.
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DeSoto ISD launches partnership with Benaisha Poole-Watson (BPW) Enterprises
10/06/2022
DeSoto ISD is excited to have Benaisha Poole-Watson volunteer to be a role model and partner for district students.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Teachers on World Teachers Day
10/05/2022
The district invites its school community to join its celebration of teachers on World Teachers Day and every day. ​
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District Update Re: Texas Education Agency Conservatorship Status
09/27/2022
During the September 26, 2022, business meeting of the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees, Texas Education Agency-assigned conservator AJ Crabill announced a transition in the district’s conservatorship.
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
DeSoto ISD Goes Gold in Honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness
09/23/2022
DeSoto ISD asks its school community to wear gold on September 29 to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Let's "Paint DeSoto Gold."
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Lights. Camera. Action: DeSoto Eagles Homecoming Week 2022 is on the Horizon
09/20/2022
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! - The DeSoto High School Homecoming Week is a districtwide green and gold celebration!
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
The DeSoto ISD Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
09/20/2022
From September 15- October 15, DeSoto ISD joins the nation in celebrating the advancement, culture, and contributions of those of Hispanic and Latin descent across the nation.
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September Board Meeting Promos
Series of DeSoto ISD Board-led Community Meetings on the Horizon
09/19/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host a series of community meetings in the coming ten-day period beginning September 19
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Gameday Reminders
DeSoto Eagles Prepare for the First Home Game of the Football Season Gameday Reminders and Policies
09/08/2022
As a measure to maintain a safe and family-friendly environment, the DeSoto Independent School District is sharing the following reminders in advance of the district's first home game of the football season
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes National Attendance Month
09/07/2022
DeSoto ISD joins the nation in celebrating National Attendance Awareness month.
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Parent and Family Learning Initiative Begins
09/02/2022
DeSoto ISD will offer parent learning courses (PLCs) that provide strategies to help students with their assignments as well as in-person programming.
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Boys Hoops Coach Coaching Association Board
09/01/2022
DeSoto High School Boys Basketball Coach Richard Bacon was recently named to the Texas High School coaches’ Association's Board of Directors, a three-year term to which he was elected by members of the THSCA representing the region.
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DFW Area Fraternity Chapters Make Significant Donation to DeSoto ISD
08/31/2022
DeSoto ISD is grateful to the DFW area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., who donated 35,000 masks to DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto ISD Confirms 2022 Tax Rate
08/24/2022
During the August 22, 2022 meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, the tax rate for the 2022/23 school year was presented in a public hearing open for discussion.
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Leadership Updates
DeSoto ISD Announces New Leadership Appointments
08/23/2022
DeSoto ISD School Board approved the administration's leadership recommendations at the August meeting
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0822022 Mask Mandate Update: Masks Now Optional Pending Dallas County Monitoring Levels
08/22/2022
During the August 22, 2022, regular meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, district administrators presented an update regarding mask enforcement to the Board of Trustees to request authorization for the superintendent to adjust the enforcement of masks as needed.
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DeSoto ISD Bus Transportation Available for Qualifying Students
08/19/2022
As the 2022-2023 school year has started, it’s important that the District provide clarity to assist parents, guardians and caregivers in understanding bus transportation eligibility and resources to contact with questions related to district-provided transportation.
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DeSoto ISD Board President recognized for Courage!
08/19/2022
DeSoto ISD School Board president DeAndrea Fleming has been selected as one of the Courageous Woman Magazine’s top 50 Courageous Women in Business, Leadership, and Entertainment based on her service and the support of others.
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First Week of 2022 - 2023 School Year
08/19/2022
DeSoto ISD students have returned to school and we are ready to help them move forward!
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DeSoto ISD School Board Meetings to Follow a New Cadence This School Year
08/19/2022
The DeSoto Independent School District trustees and administration announce a new cadence for its school board meetings for the upcoming 22-23 academic school year. The monthly school board meeting format will transition into two meetings per month - a Progress Monitoring Data Meeting and a General Business meeting.
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JUVENILE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOR DESOTO SCHOOL PHONE THREAT
08/17/2022
The person who issued threats of violence against DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy in a Tuesday morning 9-1-1 call is in custody.
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Campus Safety Update - August 16, 2022
08/16/2022
DeSoto ISD Updates School Community Regarding Campus Safety Concern on Aug.16.2022.
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District Alum Turned Trustee Earns LTASB Master Trustee Designation
08/16/2022
DeSoto ISD congratulates School Board Trustee Dr. Tiffany Clark who has earned the Leadership Texas Association of School Board’s Master Trustee Designation.
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DESOTO POLICE AND ISD OFFICIALS TAKE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT MULTIPLE SCHOOLS FOLLOWING TUESDAY AM THREAT
08/16/2022
A 9-1-1 call early Tuesday morning threatening violence against DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy prompted DeSoto Police and ISD officials to take the precautionary steps .
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DeSoto ISD Mask Mandate Statement
08/15/2022
DeSoto ISD will open the 2022-2023 school year under a continuation of the district’s mask mandate which was enacted by the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees following a recommendation from the district’s former administration in August 2021.
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Celebrating B Line to Excellence
STAAR Results are In: DeSoto ISD is making a B-Line to Excellence
08/15/2022
Texas Education Agency released state accountability ratings for local education agencies and DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that the district earned a “B” for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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DeSoto ISD Board to Launch Aspiring Trustee Academy
08/12/2022
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees has designed a FREE training academy for future aspiring trustees that will provide in-person, collaborative, and interactive training. The Aspiring Trustee Academy is designed for those interested in exploring service as a publicly-elected educational advocate.
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2022-2023 Bus Routes
08/10/2022
DeSoto ISD will offer transportation for students living two or more miles from their home school(s).
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Alumni Spotlight - Jereigha Robinson, DHS Class of 2019
08/01/2022
DeSoto High School Class of 2019 Alumna Jereigha Robinson is an upcoming first year law student at Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC.
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DeSoto ISD Back-to-School Fair Preps Families, Community for Upcoming School Year
07/28/2022
DeSoto ISD will host its Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon at DeSoto High School. It is open to all district families.
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NFL PARTNERS WITH NIKE TO HOST THE FIRST NIKE KICKOFF CLASSIC AT NIKE WORLD HEADQUARTERS
07/28/2022
The National Football League in partnership with Nike announced a first-of-its-kind football classic to kick off the 2022 high school football season.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Leadership Appointments
07/26/2022
During the July 25, 2022, regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, the district approved the appointment of three leadership positions.
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DeSoto ISD Preliminary STAAR/EOC Data Indicate Possible B State Accountability Rating
07/21/2022
DeSoto Independent School District’s State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) / End-of-Course (EOC) assessments preliminary data showed promising gains that reflect the forward movement and progress of the district’s focus on student achievement.
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