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DeSoto ISD Announces Its 24-25 Calendar
05/17/2024
DeSoto Independent School District is releasing its approved district calendar for the 24-25 academic school year.
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DeSoto Dance Department to Host May 18 Spring Show
05/17/2024
DeSoto High School Dance Department cordially invites the school community to the annual Spring Show at 2 p.m. on May 18 in the DHS Nickles Auditorium. The theme is “Once Upon A Time: The Stories of Life, as Told Through Dance.”
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DeSoto ISD to Celebrate 2024 Hall of Honor Inductees, Principal and Teachers of the Year, Milestones and Retirees
05/17/2024
The district will host its annual employee recognition event titled Cadence of Celebration, to honor Hall of Honor Inductees, Teachers of the Year, employee service milestones and retirees.
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2024 DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor to Induct Three New Members
05/15/2024
DeSoto ISD is proud to continue the tradition of honoring its alumni and those who have made a significant impact on its school community. DeSoto ISD will welcome three new members to the Hall of Honor on May 17, 2024.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its 2024 District Principal of the Year
05/14/2024
For the first time in several years, the DeSoto Independent School District names a Principal of the Year. The 2024 winner is Frank Moates Elementary Principal Angela Robinson.
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DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Installs New Member, Incumbent
05/14/2024
The DeISD Trustees installed its new member and incumbent board member on Monday, May 13, 2024, during a special called board meeting.
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DeSoto ISD Announces its 2024 Campus Teachers of the Year
05/14/2024
As we close the school year, DeSoto ISD shares the top teachers selected as its 2024 Campus Teachers of the Year.
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DeSoto ISD announces the May Meetings of the DeSoto ISD School Board Trustees
05/10/2024
During May, the DeSoto ISD School Board has a set of Special Called Meetings, the first of which is set for May 13 to install and welcome its declared school board trustee.
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DeSoto ISD Names New Head Girls Basketball Coach
05/10/2024
DeSoto ISD announces Jeffery Chatman as the new leader of the nationally-ranked Lady Eagles basketball program.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Transition to Clear Backpacks for 24-25 Academic Year; Reminds Families No Backpacks for 6-12 Scholars starting May 13
05/10/2024
The District will use clear backpacks for the 24-25 academic year and reminds its families that scholars in grades 6-12 are to refrain from bringing backpacks from May 13 until the end of the 23-24 school year.
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DeSoto ISD Presents Positive Outlook at the 2024 State of District Address to the Business, Civic Community
05/07/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District presented the annual State of the District to its local business & civic community during a lunch event hosted by the DeSoto Area Chamber of Commerce on May 2, 2024, at the DeSoto Civic Center.
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DeSoto ISD Announces its District-wide Family Fitness Night
05/03/2024
DeSoto ISD announces its inaugural Districtwide Family Fitness Night on Thursday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m., at the DeSoto High School Multipurpose Center located at 600 Eagle Drive.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its Summer Learning Programs
04/26/2024
DeSoto ISD announces its student summer learning and enrichment programs.
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May 2 Open House, Tours Slated for New DeSoto ISD TAG Academy
04/19/2024
Starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2024, current and prospective families are invited to attend the Ruby Young Talented and Gifted Academy Block Party at the campus located at 707 Young Blvd., DeSoto, Texas 75115.
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DHS Announces Class of 2024 Top 25 Scholars
04/19/2024
DeSoto ISD is celebrating the Top 25 DHS scholars of the Class of 2024 for going the extra mile daily to achievement high academic success.
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DeSoto ISD Congratulates Superintendent As Recipient of University Recognition
04/19/2024
DeSoto ISD congratulates Superintendent Dr. Usamah Rogers on her prestigious recognition from her alma mater, Missouri State.
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DeSoto Celebrates Outgoing Trustee
04/19/2024
DeISD invites the school community to join the district's celebration of the contributions, dedication, and impact of outgoing school board trustee Dr. DeAndrea Fleming on May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Belt Line Conference Center, located at 200 E. Belt Line Road.
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DeSoto ISD to Host 2024 Cinco De Mayo Cultural Celebration
04/16/2024
Observe Cinco de Mayo with DeSoto ISD from 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at DeSoto High School’s Nickels Auditorium. The free event is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and honor traditions associated with Hispanic or Spanish-speaking students of Mexican heritage.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Head Volleyball Coach Appointment
04/16/2024
Join the DeSoto Independent School District in welcoming new DeSoto High School Volleyball Coach Jaime Johnson who comes to the Eagle Family from Sam Houston High School .
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Aramark Student Nutrition Survey Now Open for Feedback
04/16/2024
Aramark, DeSoto ISD's food service provider, will offer a Student ViewPOINT survey available to scholars and families at all district schools through May 13.
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DeSoto ISD to Host May 4 Job Fair
04/15/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District will host a job fair to hire staff for the 2024-2025 academic year from 9 am to Noon on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in the DeSoto ISD Belt Line Conference Center
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DeSoto ISD Career and Technical Education Program Celebrates Multi-Year Microsoft TEALS Partnership
04/12/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District CTE program is proud to celebrate its three-year partnership with Microsoft Philanthropies as a TEALS Partner School for its computer science curriculum.
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DHS Eaglettes Win Big at Fiesta Texas Dance Competition
04/11/2024
DeSoto ISD is proud of the team’s stellar performance at the Fiesta Texas competition and the honors that brought back to the district.
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DeSoto High School Girls Soccer Team Announces Season Superlatives
04/11/2024
DeSoto ISD is excited to celebrate the exciting season of its DHS girls soccer team marked by growth and a foundation for future success.
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DHS Tennis Wins Big, Claims 14 Medals in Recent Competition
04/10/2024
The DeSoto Fighting Eagle Tennis Team was back in action and added 14 competition medals and an overall 3rd place team finish to their list of season accolades.
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DeSoto ISD to Host May 2 Student-Focused Job Fair at DeSoto High School
04/10/2024
DeSoto ISD is hosting is student-focused job fair and the DeSoto High School Career & Technical Education department is seeking employers that are interested in participating in the job fair.
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Grant Sponsors SEL Experiences for Scholars
04/10/2024
As scholars approach statewide testing, these concerns can become heightened which is why schools are seeking innovative ways to help scholars work through and process these emotions.
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DeSoto ISD to Host April 6 Pre-K KickOff at Amber Terrace
04/04/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District will host the district’s annual Pre-K Kickoff from 9 am to noon at Amber Terrace Early Learning Center located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto. All early childhood families are invited to attend with their young scholars.
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Applications Now Open for TAG Academy at Ruby Young
04/04/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District plans to introduce a Talented and Gifted Academy at Ruby Young starting in the 2024-2025 academic year and has opened the application period.
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DeSoto ISD Begins the Search for the Next Head Girls Basketball Coach
04/04/2024
As DeSoto ISD begins its search for the next Head Girls Basketball Coach, the district would like to ensure that it clearly communicates the process.
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DeSoto ISD Shares Reminders Regarding Upcoming STAAR Testing Dates and Tips for Success
04/04/2024
DeSoto ISD is rallying behind every scholar in its school community to soar during STAAR and is sharing a series of reminders ahead of the testing season.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Districtwide Solar Viewing Thanks to Perot Museum Donation
04/03/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce a districtwide plan to view the historic phenomenon of the upcoming solar event.
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DeSoto ISD Excited to Announce 2024 P-TECH Program, Accepting Scholar Applications
03/28/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce and offer a new option to rising freshmen for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Spring 2024 Pre-K Enrollment Activities, Dates
03/28/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District is excited to announce spring enrollment dates and activities for families of soon-to-be three- and four-year-old scholars.
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DeSoto ISD Proactively Unpacking Enrollment and Re-strategizing Financial Future
03/28/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District (ISD) administration presented an early proposal to the Board of Trustees during the Monday, March 4, 2024, workshop regarding several aspects of the district’s financial position and strategy.
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Robinson Announces Transition, District Opens Search for Predecessor
03/27/2024
DeSoto High School Girls Basketball Coach Andrea Robinson announced her intent to transition to another opportunity, and the district will soon open a search for her predecessor.
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DeSoto ISD to Hosted Kinder Choice Fair for Pre-Kindergarten Families
03/25/2024
DeSoto ISD parents and families at Amber Terrace Early Childhood Learning Center attended the DeSoto ISD Kinder Choice Fair, an opportunity for families of pre-kindergarten-aged scholars at Amber Terrace to learn about and choose a DeSoto ISD elementary school.
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DeSoto ISD Partners With the City of DeSoto For Student Shadow Days
03/25/2024
In 2024, four DeSoto High School (DHS) students received a firsthand opportunity to learn about local public service career paths by working alongside the City of DeSoto officials in their capacities of a judge, police chief, fire chief, and even mayor for a day.
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DeSoto ISD Students Compete in Regional Spelling Bee
03/22/2024
DeSoto ISD recently held its annual Spanish Spelling Bee, and the first-place winners and runner ups represented the district at Region 10’s Spanish Spelling Bee on March 20.
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DeSoto High School Students Participate in Voter Engagement Event
03/21/2024
DeSoto High School students spent an afternoon learning about government, voting, and the power of their voice in the voting booth with DeSoto and Glenn Heights city leaders.
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Coach Mathis Received the THSCA Coach of the Year award.
Mathis Named Texas High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year
03/19/2024
DeSoto High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Claude Mathis receives the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year Award.
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DeSoto High School Students Commit to Dallas College - Cedar Valley Career and Technical Education Programs
03/19/2024
Eighteen seniors from DeSoto High School (DHS) participated in the 2024 National Career and Technical Education Signing Day event at Dallas College's Cedar Valley Campus.
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DeSoto ISD to Host 2024-2025 PreKinder Enrollment Activities
03/07/2024
Prekindergarten education is a great foundation for lifelong learning and successful academic foundations for students. The case for early childhood education is clear. Data shows scholars exposed to early childhood education programs tend to exercise stronger critical and creative thinking skills, outperform their peers academically, and tend to advance further in their careers.
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DeSoto ISD Proposing Development of TAG Academy at Ruby Young
03/07/2024
DeSoto ISD outlined plans to introduce a Talented and Gifted Academy at Ruby Young starting in the 2024-2025 academic year.
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Tennis Eagles LOVE McArthur Invitational
03/04/2024
DeSoto Fighting Eagles Varsity Tennis Team traveled to Los Colinas to take part in the McArthur "LOVE" invitational.
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PK-12 Enrollment Now Open for 2024-2025 School Year
03/01/2024
As DeSoto ISD prepares for the 2024-2025 school year, the district wants to ensure that every student is enrolled and counted.
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DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees Formalizes Election Outcome for Uncontested Seats
02/27/2024
During a special called meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees formalized the outcome for the upcoming election initially scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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DeSoto ISD to Host TAPR Public Hearing
02/23/2024
The public hearing on the 2022-2023 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) for DeSoto ISD is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., in the Boardroom of the DeSoto ISD Instructional Support Center located at 200 Belt-Line Road in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Katherine Johson Technology Magnet Academy Second Graders Learn About Currency With Veritex Bank
02/23/2024
Desoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy second graders make real-world connections about currency with Veritex Community Bank representatives.
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May 2024 DeSoto ISD School Board Election: Candidates Announced
02/16/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees filing period has concluded, and the candidate list is set for the 2024 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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DeSoto ISD to Host March 5 Kinder Choice Fair for Pre-Kindergarten Families
02/13/2024
On March 5, 2024, DeSoto ISD parents and families at Amber Terrace Early Childhood Learning Center are invited to attend the DeSoto ISD Kinder Choice Fair, an opportunity for families of pre-kindergarten-aged scholars at Amber Terrace to learn about and choose a DeSoto ISD elementary school.
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Eagles Soar at BSWP STEM Showcase
02/13/2024
DeSoto Independent School District scholars from four district campuses participated in the Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, Best Southwest Partnerships STEM Showcase held at Texas State Technical College in Red Oak.
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Nominations Open for Hall of Honor 2024
02/09/2024
Nominations are now open for the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor Class of 2024!
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DeSoto ISD‘s KJTMA Named a 2024 TABSE Demo School
02/09/2024
DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce that the Texas Association of Black School Educators has named the district’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy one of the organization’s 2024 Dr. Jay Cummings Demonstration Schools.
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DHS Student Council Hosts Blood Drive
02/08/2024
DeSoto High School Student Council has joined forces with the American Red Cross for a life-saving event – a blood drive to assist patients with sickle cell disease.
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DeSoto ISD National Signing Day Celebrates Next Step for Student-Athletes, Families
02/07/2024
Ten student-athletes accepted college athletic scholarships today at DeSoto High School during the annual National Signing Day event.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Counselors
02/07/2024
In honor of National School Counselor Appreciation Week, DeSoto ISD celebrates its district counselors and appreciates their daily contribution to the school community.
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…. And the DeSoto ISD Spelling Bee Champion Is
02/06/2024
After 21 rounds and almost three hours of intense competition between the district’s top campus spellers at the DeSoto ISD Spelling Bee, a champion emerged.
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2023 Football Eagles Accolades
02/02/2024
Accolades abound for the outstanding season, with individual and collective recognitions as well as early college signings.
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DeSoto ISD Students Prepare to Compete for the Top Spelling Awards
01/26/2024
Join us at the DeSoto ISD Scripps Spelling Bee on Thursday, Feb 1, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the DeSoto High School Auditorium located at 600 Eagle Drive.
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After School Programming Returns to DeSoto ISD
01/26/2024
DeSoto ISD has secured grant funding to assist in providing after-school care for a limited number of district students in grades Pre-K through 5.
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01/26/2024
While we celebrate national and international history makers, history is also made every day by people from and working in or with local communities. This year, DeSoto ISD will celebrate Black History Month by celebrating our local history makers.
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SE ABRE LA ENCUESTA DEL CALENDARIO ACADÉMICO DEL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE DESOTO PARA EL AÑO 2024 - 2025
01/25/2024
El Comité de Calendario del Distrito Escolar Independiente de DeSoto desarrolló tres opciones de calendario para su consideración para el año escolar académico 2024-2025 para revisión y comentarios de la comunidad.
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DeSoto ISD Announces An Update to its January Board Meeting Series
01/22/2024
Due to the recent inclement weather day on January 16, DeSoto ISD announces an adjusted meeting series for the month.
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May 2024 School Board Election: Candidate Filing Period Open Through Feb. 16
01/19/2024
DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees candidate filing and voting dates have been set for the 2024 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 4, 2024.
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McCowan Dance Scholars Take Center Stage at Meyerson
01/19/2024
Students in the McCowan Elite Dance Company performed in the 41st Civil Rights Movement Concert: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
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Bilingual Community Event
01/09/2024
Families of Emergent Bilinguals in the southern DFW area are invited to a free event for parents that will provide instructional resources and points of contact with community-based organizations.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its January 2024 Board Meeting Schedule
01/09/2024
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees invites its school community to attend its next series of upcoming meetings for January 2024.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes Board of Trustees During School Board Recognition Month
12/19/2023
DeSoto ISD and its school community to celebrate its trustees during the month of January for National Board Appreciation Month.
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DeSoto ISD to Intro ESports, Program Launch Set for Jan 2024
12/19/2023
DeSoto Independent School District is leaping to introduce an esports gaming club that will evolve into a full-fledged pathway of study comprised of marketing, coding and computer science, broadcast and more.
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DeSoto ISD to Host District Spelling Bee
12/19/2023
The DeSoto Independent School District will host a districtwide spelling bee on Feb. 1, 2023, at DeSoto High School located at 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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Dec 2023 Conservatorship Update: Crabill To Recommend Departure from Role as District Conservator
12/19/2023
During the December 18, 2023, meeting of the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees, Texas Education Agency-assigned conservator AJ Crabill announced his intent to recommend the closure of his tenure in the district which began in 2020 to the agency.
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DeSoto ISD Opens 24-25 Calendar Survey for School Community Feedback
12/19/2023
DeSoto ISD requests the feedback of its stakeholders regarding the calendar options for the upcoming school year
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DeSoto ISD to Host Jan. 13, 2024, Championship Parade
12/18/2023
DeSoto ISD and the Cities of DeSoto and Glenn Heights will host a joint celebration parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, followed by a community pep rally in the Chris Dyer Gymnasium at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD announces the December Meeting Schedule of the School Board
12/08/2023
The Board of Trustees will have one meeting this month that will also include the FIRST report public hearing.
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2023 Texas Trust Credit Union Reality Fair
2023 Texas Trust Credit Union Reality Fair
12/08/2023
Texas Trust Credit Union Reality Fair - Hosted by NXT Gen and College Driven GEAR UP. Students learn financial literacy with a hands-on experience.
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2023 Holiday Greeting Card Design Finalists
12/05/2023
Congratulations to the 2023 Holiday Greeting Card Cover Design Contest Finalists!
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Superintendent's Toy Drive
Superintendent's Toy Drive
11/29/2023
DeSoto ISD to participate in the annual Superintendent’s Toy Drive starting Monday, December 4, 2023, through Friday, December 15, 2023.
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Cockrell Hill Elementary Thanksgiving School Lunch
Cockrell Hill Elementary Thanksgiving School Lunch
11/17/2023
DeSoto ISD's Cockrell Hill Elementary holds their Thanksgiving School Lunch for parents and guardians to attend.
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DeSoto High School Alumnus Alex Holley, Now a Professional Boxer
DHS Alum Boxer Preps for Cable Bout
11/17/2023
DeSoto High School Alumnus Alex Holley, Now a Professional Boxer. DeSoto ISD is excited to celebrate Alex Holley's success; he is now contracted with World Boxing Association Welterweight World Champion. Read More.
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DeSoto ISD Career Technical Programs Offers Services to the Public
11/15/2023
DeSoto High School CTE students are offering services to staff and the community throughout the remainder of the school year.
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CMMS Students make TMEA Region 20 Middle School All-Region Band
11/14/2023
Congratulations to two Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School band students for successfully auditioning and making the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 20 Middle School All-Region Band.
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DeSoto ISD School Ranks Among Best in Texas According to National Publication
11/14/2023
DeSoto Independent School District’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy has been noted as ranked as one of the best schools in the state by a national news publication.
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DeSoto ISD Extends Condolences to the Family of Retired Superintendent Frank Moates
11/14/2023
DeSoto ISD mourns the passing of retired Superintendent Frank Moates and remembers his pivotal impact as its leader.
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As we near the first early release date of the 23-24 school year, included is essential and informational items to help this set of procedures run smoothly.
Early Release November 2023
11/13/2023
As we near the first early release date of the 23-24 school year, included is essential and informational items to help this set of procedures run smoothly.
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DeSoto ISD Trustees Announce November Meetings
11/09/2023
Following the monthly board meeting on November 13, the DeSoto ISD trustees will host the second installation of its bimonthly, in-person Town Hall series on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
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Atmos Energy donates a book vending machine to Cockrell Hill Elementary
Atmos Energy donates a book vending machine to Cockrell Hill Elementary
11/07/2023
Cockrell Hill Elementary receives a book vending machine. Students can receive tokens to redeem for free books.
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DeSoto High School presented with $1,500 Grant at Walmart's grand reopening
Walmart presents DeSoto High School with Grant
11/03/2023
DeSoto High School presented with $1,500 Grant at Walmart's grand reopening
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STEM Fest 2023 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
STEM Fest 2023 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
10/26/2023
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas along with presenting sponsors Texas Instruments, Mr. Cooper Group & supporting sponsor Vistra, hosted STEM Fest at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for DeSoto ISD students.
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KJ-McCarthy Construction Inclusion Week
10/20/2023
McCarthy Construction visits DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Students
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United Way, DeISD take students to Perot Museum
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and DeSoto ISD to take students to Perot Museum
10/17/2023
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas brings 400 DeSoto ISD students to Perot Museum of Nature and Science for STEM Fest 2023
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week
DeSoto ISD Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week
10/17/2023
With several upcoming field trips, DeSoto ISD familiarizes its younger students with school bus safety, and bus etiquette.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Nov 4 Showcase
DeSoto ISD Announces Nov 4 Showcase
10/11/2023
DeSoto ISD will offer immersive experiences to families, and students. These engaging workshops and opportunities will explore district programs.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Its Campus Principals
10/05/2023
DeSoto ISD celebrates its school leaders during National Principals Month for their unwavering efforts to foster the well-being and growth of the students and staff.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes World Teachers Day
10/05/2023
DeSoto ISD celebrates the work of dedicated teachers in the district and their commitment to providing a equitable quality education daily
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DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023
DeSoto ISD: Homecoming Events 2023
10/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District and DeSoto High School are excited to kick off Homecoming Week: October 9-13, 2023.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Fall Parent Conferences
DeSoto ISD to Host Fall Parent Conferences
10/03/2023
Parent conferences are designed for parents to understand their student’s progress and development and to discuss opportunities for partnership and support to ensure each student’s needs and goals are met in alignment with the district’s board goal of individualized growth.
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DeSoto ISD: Custodian Groundskeeper Day
DeSoto ISD: Custodian Groundskeeper Day
10/02/2023
DeSoto ISD appreciates the opportunity to celebrate the DeSoto ISD on National Custodian and Groundskeepers Appreciation Day, which is observed annually on October 2.
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Senior Sunrise Event
Senior Sunrise Event
09/22/2023
Reflecting on the past and celebrating the start of their senior year, the DeSoto High School Class of 2024 began the first day of their final high school academic year together watching the sunrise during the inaugural Senior Sunrise event held a tEagle Stadium.
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DeSoto ISD to Host GT Parent Info Meeting
DeSoto ISD to Host GT Parent Info Meeting
09/22/2023
DeSoto ISD will host a Gifted and Talented Parent Info Meeting on October 5, 2023. Baylor's Talent Identification Program will be onsite. Read for more details.
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DeSoto ISD: HS FB Coach Mathis receives award
DeSoto ISD: HS FB Coach Mathis receives award
09/21/2023
DeSoto high school Football Coach Claude Mathis is recognized with the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Unsung Coaching Heroes Award presented by Be Well Texas.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Its September Town Hall
09/19/2023
the community is invited to attend the DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees bimonthly, in-person Town Hall on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m.
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DeSoto ISD Campuses Host Goals Night
DeSoto ISD Campuses Host Goals Night
09/18/2023
Each year, campuses across the DeSoto Independent School District host Goals Night to engage and inform parents and students on what to expect for the academic year.
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2023 Hispanic Heritage Month
2023 Hispanic Heritage Month
09/15/2023
DeSoto ISD highlights the cultures of its school community. From September 15 to October 15, DeSoto ISD will observe Hispanic Heritage Month and show homage to the students, staff, community businesses, and alumni who are making positive impacts and valuable contributions to society.
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DeSoto ISD hosts its annual College and Career Fair this Thursday, September 14. About 100 colleges, universities, companies and military recruiters will be available. This event is free and open to the public. View starting time...
College and Career Fair
09/13/2023
DeSoto ISD hosts its annual College and Career Fair this Thursday, September 14. About 100 colleges, universities, companies and military recruiters will be available. This event is free and open to the public. View starting time...
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May We Never Forget: DeSoto ISD Marks Patriots Day - the 22nd Annual Day of Observance
09/11/2023
As the nation pauses to remember the 22nd Anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America, we also mark the bravery of the first responders who saved the lives of others and protected the nation.
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September is Attendance Awareness Month: Regular School Attendance Improves Student Success
09/11/2023
September is National Attendance Awareness Month and the entire DeSoto ISD school community will unite in focus on keeping its students present and on time every school day.
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The 2022 - 2023 student state assessment scores are available. View your scholar's  test scores.
Student state assessment scores
08/18/2023
The 2022 - 2023 student state assessment scores are available. View your scholar's test scores.
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Regular School Attendance
Regular School Attendance
08/16/2023
Help your student succeed with regular classroom attendance. What's the best way to report a student absence?
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Buses Available for Qualifying Students
Buses Available for Qualifying Students
08/10/2023
DeSoto ISD bus transportation available for qualifying students. Read the distance requirements and special exceptions.
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Back-to-School Public Safety Reminders
Back-to-School Public Safety Reminders
08/10/2023
School zones in DeSoto ISD and Glenn Heights will be reactivated as school begins on Aug 14, 2023.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Job Fair on August 9
DeSoto ISD to Host Job Fair on August 9
08/04/2023
The DeSoto Independent School District will host a job fair to hire staff for the 2023-2024 academic year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, in the DeSoto ISD Belt Line Conference Center located behind the district’s administration building at 200 East Belt Line Road in DeSoto, TX.
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DeSoto ISD & Public Wireless provide free tablets & free internet  for qualifying DeSoto ISD students
Free tablets & internet for qualifying students
08/04/2023
DeSoto ISD & Public Wireless provide free tablets & free internet for qualifying DeSoto ISD students
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UNT Dallas Aspiring STEM Principal Program
UNT Dallas Aspiring STEM Principal Program
08/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District is proud to announce the selection of five educators to be offered admittance into the University of North Texas at Dallas Aspiring STEM Principal Program.
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Pre-K Enrollment Fair at Amber Terrace
Pre-K Enrollment Fair at Amber Terrace
07/27/2023
DeSoto ISD to Host A Pre-K Enrollment Fair at the Amber Terrace Early Childhood Discovery and Design Center.
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DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair
DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair
07/26/2023
It�s that time of year again! Join DeSoto ISD for its Back-to-School Fair at the DeSoto High School Academy. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 9am to noon.
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DeSoto ISD to Launch Community Walks
DeSoto ISD to Launch Community Walks
07/26/2023
Teachers, administrators, and additional staff will walk the streets making their way through DeSoto and Glenn Heights neighborhoods to speak with current and prospective scholars, and their families. Neighborhood Walks will be conducted from July 31 through August 12, 2023.
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Young Inspired Writer’s Program
Young Inspired Writer’s Program
06/29/2023
KJTMA holds a book signing at UNTDallas. Students sell and autograph books they authored with assistance from Sharmetra Lewis.
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DeSoto ISD Closed for Juneteenth Observation
DeSoto ISD Closed for Juneteenth Observation
06/15/2023
DeSoto ISD will be closed on Monday, June 19 in observation of Juneteenth, a Federal Holiday.
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DeSoto High School Holds Marching Band Camp
DeSoto High School Holds Marching Band Camp
05/31/2023
The first official band camp will be held this week for the 2023-24 school year.
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DeSoto High School Class 2023 Participates in Academic Signing Day
05/30/2023
DeSoto High School Class of 2023 seniors not only declared their postsecondary learning intentions, but also announced their receipt of full-ride scholarships to their program of choice.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts Job Fair for Students
05/26/2023
Several DeSoto High School students participated in the DHS Student Job Fair sponsored by the district’s Career Technical Education and Student Support Services departments this spring.
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DESOTO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON FEATURES DESOTO ISD
05/25/2023
The DeSoto Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the organization’s annual luncheon featuring the DeSoto Independent School District.
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DeSoto ISD Installs New Members, Appoints Officers
05/23/2023
Before the May 15, 2023, regular board meeting, the DeISD School Board held a special-called meeting to install newly elected trustees and named new officers at the regular meeting.
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CMMS Student Council School of Excellence Award
05/23/2023
Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School Student Council has been selected as one of the 2023 American Student Council Association Student Council School of Excellence Award winners!
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DeSoto ISD Inducts Four New Members to the Hall of Honor!
05/15/2023
During the 2023 Cadence of Celebration at DeSoto High School four new members were inducted into the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor.
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Texas Trust Credit Union Supports Band growth
05/12/2023
This year the DeSoto ISD middle schools have received unprecedented support from Texas Trust Credit Union, as we revive and expand band throughout the district.
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Parent Information Meeting at Amber Terrace
Parent Information Meeting at Amber Terrace
05/10/2023
Parents/Guardians: have a child or children who will attend Amber Terrace Early Childhood Learning Center this August? Attend our informational meeting to ask questions, visit a model classroom and receive information about the upcoming school year.
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DeSoto ISD to Celebrate its Outgoing Trustees
05/10/2023
DeSoto ISD invites the school community to join the district in celebrating the dedication, and impact of outgoing school board trustees, Karen Daniel and Dr. Tiffany Clark on May 11 in the Belt Line Conference Center at 200 E. Belt Line Road on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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DeSoto ISD Board Achieves Masters Level
DeSoto ISD Board Achieves Masters Level
05/05/2023
The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees was one of three districts across the state to attain a Masters Level on the Texas Education Agency Lone Star Governance Leaderboard.
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Best Community for Music Education
DeSoto ISD: Best Community for Music Education
05/04/2023
Recognized by the NAMM Foundation, DeSoto ISD has received this prestigious award a 7th time. DeSoto ISD continues to provide professional level experiences for all of our students.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Cinco De Mayo Celebration
DeSoto ISD to host Cinco De Mayo Celebration
04/28/2023
Join DeSoto ISD on Thursday, May 4th as we present a night of performances dedicated to sharing cultural awareness.
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DeSoto ISD Board Approves Two Leadership Appointments
04/25/2023
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments for two district leadership positions
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DeSoto High School's Signing Day
DeSoto High School's Signing Day
04/21/2023
Scholars from DeSoto High School attended a Signing Day at Dallas College Cedar Valley campus.
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No Backpack Policy Explanation
No Backpack Policy Reminder RE: APRIL 24
04/21/2023
In order to ensure that our scholars are positioned to soar through the end of the school year, we want to remind parents and families that starting April 24, 2023, students in grades six through 12 are asked to refrain from bringing backpacks to school.
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DeSoto ISD Student Dress Code Survey
DeSoto ISD Student Dress Code Survey
04/19/2023
DeSoto ISD is requesting your assistance. In preparation for the 2023-24 academic year, please complete our brief dress code survey.
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No Backpacks for 6-12 grade Scholars for remainder of School Year
04/14/2023
In order to reduce any potential distractions and concerns and to facilitate a smooth remainder of the school year, no backpacks will be allowed for scholars in grades 6-12 starting Monday, April 24, 2023, through the last day of school.
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DeSoto ISD Scholars Compete at Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee
DeSoto ISD Scholars Compete at Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee
04/12/2023
Students across Dallas/Fort Worth participated in a language and cultural exposure opportunity during the Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee held on March 28, 2023.
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DeSoto High School Announces Its Top Two Graduates
04/06/2023
DeSoto High School leaders revealed the names of the top two students in the senior class of 2023 to the tune of the drumline and cheers.
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DeSoto ISD to host Student-Focused Job Fair
DeSoto ISD to host Student-Focused Job Fair
04/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District continues to provide real-world, career-relevant experiences for scholars. The district has designed and will host a student-focused job fair on April...
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Register your child for DeSoto ISD Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
04/03/2023
Starting April 1, 2023, parents can enroll their three- and four-year-old students in a DeSoto ISD pre-kindergarten program. This year’s Pre-K Kick-off will take place at Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto.
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DeSoto High School Sport Management Program Equips Students for Future Careers
03/31/2023
In honor of National Athletic Trainers month, DeSoto ISD is highlighting its high school students' athletic trainers who work alongside the district athletic trainers in the DeSoto Sports Medicine Department.
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DeSoto High School Senior Receives Full Tuition Award from UT Austin
03/31/2023
DeSoto High School senior Michael Adeagbo, who plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin, received a surprise visit from the UT Austin Student Recruitment and Affairs staff during his DHS AP Calculus class.
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Why Parents Should Choose DeSoto ISD PK
03/31/2023
Data shows that students who attend DeSoto Independent School District pre-K and stay with the district significantly outperform their peers by third grade.
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JCPenney Presents Gift Cards
JCPenney Presents Gift Cards to DHS Choir
03/29/2023
JCPenney presents participating DeSoto High School Choir students with gift cards for the grand opening of the...
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CMMS Boys Choir Earn UIL Superior Rating
03/27/2023
Congratulations to the McCowan Middle School Boys Choir for receiving a Superior rating at the Region 20 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation.
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Board Approves Re-Opening of Amber Terrace for 23-24 Academic Year
03/27/2023
During the Monday, March 27, 2023, meeting of the DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees, board members approved the reopening of Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Learning Center.
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DeSoto ISD to Launch Early Childhood Applications Apr 1
03/24/2023
Early Childhood has long-term and wide-ranging benefits for young scholars in creating a strong foundation for future success in the classroom and in life.
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DeISD Announces Its Spring Job Fair Series
03/24/2023
DeSoto ISD Launches Its Spring Job Fair Season Beginning Saturday, April 15th, 2023, at DeSoto High School's Academy Cafeteria 600 Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Director of Health Services Receives Excellence in Nursing Award
03/24/2023
DeSoto Independent School District Director of Health Services Dr. Lastassia Williams was recently awarded the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing honor.
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Texas Trust finances Fine Art repairs and instruments for hundreds
03/24/2023
Texas Trust continues to pour into the students and families of DeSoto ISD. In 2022, Texas Trust provided a grant to buy instruments for hundreds of DeSoto ISD students to rent and play.
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Katherine Johnson TMA Students Fly High at International Women’s Day Aviation Careers and ‘World of Drones’ Seminar
03/23/2023
In celebration of International Women’s Day, DeSoto ISD’s Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy (KJTMA) scholars “landed” at the Irving Convention Center on for the Women in Aviation Careers and World of Drones Symposium.
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DHS Choir Receives Donation from Grammy Foundation funded by Ford Motor Company
03/22/2023
When DHS Choral Director Pamela Dawson won Grammy Educator of the year, her students also won a monetary donation to the school's music program funded by Ford Motor Company.
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DeSoto High School Students Learn About Real Estate From a Top Industry Professional
03/21/2023
One of the nation’s top real estate agents dropped by DeSoto High School to teach a high school class to connect students with real estate as a generational wealth builder
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Triple A Experience: Academics, Arts & Athletics
03/11/2023
DeSoto ISD is continuing to clarify and define the Triple-A Experience for its school community and scholars. The Triple-A Experience gives credence to the district’s holistic and well-rounded approach to educating scholars through academics, arts, and athletics and is an opportunity to more deeply engage students and their families in the educational offerings available in DeSoto ISD.
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An Eagle Love Story - DHS Alum Reconnect for Happily Ever After
03/11/2023
Crystal Bunch and Josh Martin first met while students at DeSoto High School. He was a cheerleader, she was in the band.
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Good Things are Happening March 2023
03/10/2023
DeSoto ISD is continuing to clarify and define the Triple-A Experience for its school community and scholars. The Triple-A Experience gives credence to the district’s holistic and well-rounded approach to educating scholars through academics, arts, and athletics and is an opportunity to more deeply engage students and their families in the educational offerings available in DeSoto ISD.
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Celebrates Black Culture and Literacy
03/10/2023
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy observed Black Children’s Book Week as a closure to the month-long campus Black History Month recognition and a bridge to the month of March’s literary focus.
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The DeSoto High School Eagles Basketball Team is headed to the State Games
03/08/2023
The DeSoto ISD school community is invited to come out early Thursday morning to cheer on the DeSoto High School Eagles Basketball team as they travel to San Antonio for the state championship games Thursday at 9 AM.
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Read Across America Day with Dr. Opal Lee
03/02/2023
On Read Across America Day, DeSoto ISD held an African American Read-In with “the grandmother of Juneteenth”, Dr. Opal Lee, and all district second-grade students in the DeSoto High School auditorium. This event also launched the district’s month-long March Student Reading Challenge.
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Join Us: DeSoto High School Lady Eagles State Game Send Off
03/01/2023
Join DeSoto ISD for a UIL state game Send-off for the DeSoto High School Lady Eagles Basketball team on March 2 at 8:30 a.m.
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My Black History: Deonna McGary, DHS 2006 Alumnae
02/28/2023
Class of 2006 graduate of DeSoto High School and founder of Black Excellence Night, Deonna McGary, shares a message for DeSoto Independent School District students at the close of Black History Month.
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DeSoto ISD Athletic Director Claude Mathis Outstanding Texan Award
02/27/2023
Texas State Senator Royce West has selected DeSoto ISD Athletic Director and DHS Football Head Coach Claude Mathis to receive the Outstanding Texan Award for Senatorial District 23 during the Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TxLBC) Legislative Summit.
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Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy Student Performs in TBAAL Civil Rights Concert
02/24/2023
Watch DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy student Skylar Dupree performs in the 40th Annual TBAAL Civil Rights Movement Commemorative Concert in Feb and March.
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DeSoto ISD Students Commemorate the Campus Namesake by Giving
02/23/2023
DeSoto ISD’s Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School Student Council is marking the would-be 75th birthday of their campus’ namesake the late Honorable Mayor of DeSoto Texas, by raising funds for the North Texas Food Bank.
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In DeSoto ISD, Families Have Choices
02/23/2023
DeSoto ISD to Reintroduce Choice Programs for 23-24 Academic Year
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DeSoto ISD Releases Amended 22-23 Academic Calendar
02/15/2023
Due to the recent inclement weather, DeSoto ISD announces its Amended 23-23 Academic Calendar
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2023 Hall of Honor Nominations Open
02/13/2023
Nominations are now open for the DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor class of 2023. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 24.
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DeSoto ISD Shares Insight on the Upcoming City of DeSoto Road Construction
02/11/2023
The City of DeSoto’s Parkerville Road Construction Project will begin on Monday Feb. 13 and may impact the commutes of some families.
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DeSoto ISD Observes Black History Month Through Student Programs, Performances
02/10/2023
DeSoto Independent School District campuses will host student performance-focused programs as part of the district’s observance of Black History Month.
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University of North Texas at Dallas Announces Automatic Admission to Every Class of 2023 Graduating Senior at DeSoto High School
02/09/2023
A partnership between the University of North Texas at Dallas and the DeSoto Independent School District will award the entire senior class at DeSoto High School with automatic admission into the university.
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DeSoto High School Student-Athletes Celebrate National Signing Day
02/09/2023
The DeSoto High School National Signing Day participants secured an estimated $1.6 million in scholarships to play at the collegiate level and shared this special moment with family, friends, school peers, and district staff.
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DeSoto ISD to Host National Athletic Signing Day Event on 2.6.23
02/03/2023
DeSoto Independent School District will celebrate its student-athletes and their families for National Signing Day Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 at 9 a.m. in the Chris Dyer Gymnasium .
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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 has rescheduled the for the districtwide showcase is 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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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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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.