District News

DeSoto ISD Board Meeting Notes - Sept. 27
10/14/2021
DeSoto ISD School Board Meeting Notes Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
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Embracing Diversity in DeSoto ISD
10/14/2021
Students, teachers, and staff participated in multiple activities at campus and district level from Sep. 15 - Oct. 15 in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Texas HR Appreciation Day
DeSoto ISD Celebrates Texas Human Resources Day
10/13/2021
DeSoto ISD celebrates the diligence of its Human Resource Eagles staff on Texas Education Human Resources Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor the important contributions made by school staff who work in human resources.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer SAT School Day to Enhance Student Success
10/08/2021
DeSoto High School SAT Day is Wednesday, Oct. 13 on the DeSoto High School Campus for All DHS seniors and select juniors.
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Central Staff Deployed to Campsues to Mitigate Teacher Shortage
10/07/2021
Administrators met with central staff on Monday, October 4, 2021, to discuss a volunteer-based substitute pool of central office staffers.
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DeSoto ISD Homecoming 2021 Guide
10/06/2021
This year’s theme, “Seeing Beyond The Mask” Masquerade will be an exciting time for students, families, alumni and community members to engage with the district and showcase their Eagle spirit.
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SWAP Parent Resource Center Expanding to Serve Families Districtwide
10/06/2021
The center will utilize a case management approach to service initiated by a teacher or counselor referral to a student's family. The Parent Resource Center is currently servicing district families.
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October is Principals Month
October is National Principals Month #ThankAPrincipal
10/01/2021
Celebrated every October, National Principals Month is an opportunity for our school community to celebrate our principals for their leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Sandra Ledbetter, Cockrell Hill Elementary - Second Grade Teacher
09/30/2021
DeSoto ISD Celebrates Sandra Ledbetter of Cockrell Hill Elementary for making a difference in the lives of students. She is a retired educator who returned to the classroom after seeing the needs of her community.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Hiring Fair Sept. 30, 2021
09/28/2021
The hiring fair is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at DeSoto East Middle School located at 601 E. Belt Line Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer After School Programs
09/24/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to announce the introduction of afterschool programming for scholars in our school community.
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Building a College, Career, & Military Readiness Culture
09/17/2021
DeSoto ISD is committed to providing exposure and opportunities for College, Career, & Military Readiness to all students. From Monday, September 20 through Friday September 24, DeSoto ISD will be hosting multiple activities to build and promote a College, Career and Military Readiness culture in its campuses.
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District Message Regarding Social Media Trend
09/16/2021
DeSoto ISD issues a message to its school community regarding current social media trends.
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PTA to Host Superintendent Golf Scramble
09/14/2021
The inaugural event, “The Superintendent’s Golf Scramble,” will be presented by the DeSoto ISD Parent Teacher Association Council to be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at the Golf Club of Dallas.
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DeSoto ISD Counseling Presents Mindful Mondays
09/13/2021
Beginning in September, the DeSoto ISD Counseling and Social-Emotional-Learning (SEL) Guidance team will offer monthly Mindfulness social-emotion-learning strategies to the students, staff parents, and & community
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Board of Trustees to Host Next Installment of Bi-Monthly Town Hall Series Sept 14
09/10/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees will host an in-person town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, inside the DeSoto ISD Boardroom located at the district’s Instructional Support Center.
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PROVISIONAL REMOTE LEARNING STUDENTS IN QUARANTINE
09/09/2021
DeSoto ISD will provide Provisional Remote Learning for students who are placed on quarantine due to exposure or close contact or students who have tested positive for COVID.
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Public Comment Notification of Change
09/09/2021
As of Sept. 1, 2021, DeSoto ISD will no longer offer virtual public comments in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act as written in statute.
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DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment Fair
09/08/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District announces a DeSoto High School Teacher Recruitment event on Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM to noon in the DHS Academy Cafeteria located at 600 Eagle Drive
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DeSoto ISD Announces Child Find Services
08/31/2021
The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify, and evaluate children from birth to 21 years of age and their possible need for special education and related services.
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DeSoto ISD Athletics Partners with Metro Sports Communications for Eagles Football Season
08/26/2021
DeSoto Eagle Football fans are able to listen to a live play-by-play of all games on KSKY 660-AM radio and the station's online app during the entire 2021-22 season!
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Non-Tech Assignments For Quarantine Students
08/24/2021
Non-tech assignments will be provided for students who are either missing class due to testing positive for COVID, or having close contact with someone who has tested positive.
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DeSoto ISD to Host August Job Fair
08/22/2021
DeSoto ISD announces an August Job Fair to fill some instructional vacancies. The fair is Thursday, August 26 from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Amber Terrace campus located at 224 Amber Lane in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD Transportation Update: Aug 20, 2021
08/20/2021
We recognize that there have been several challenges regarding transportation this week, and we truly apologize for any frustration this may have caused our families.
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DeISD to Uphold Mask Mandate Set by Jenkins
08/16/2021
DeSoto ISD will comply with Dallas County’s recent order which requires public schools to implement a mask mandate.
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August 15, 2021 COVID Mask Update
08/15/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board is scheduled to have a workshop meeting Aug. 16, during which time they will address this matter. Following the workshop, the District will provide more guidance on its position regarding mask requirements.
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Best Southwest Joint Statement on Masks
08/11/2021
As members of the Best Southwest School Districts, we support Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ emergency order requiring masks for public schools, based on the Texas Disaster Act.
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2021-22 Back to School COVID Safety
08/10/2021
Parents and staff are encouraged to create a personal safety kit as part of a back-to-school supply list.
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DeSoto ISD Presents Designed & Delivered by DeSoto ISD Professional Learning Conference
08/05/2021
Known as D3, this district-facilitated professional development conference for all district employees, set to take place Monday, August 9 and Tuesday August 10 at DeSoto High School.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Athletic Director
07/22/2021
The DeSoto ISD named DeSoto High School Head Football Coach Claude Mathis the district’s new Director of Athletics--a position Mathis will lead in conjunction with his duties as Head Football Coach for the Eagles.
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DeSoto ISD Announces New Academic Leaders
07/22/2021
As DeSoto ISD prepares to kick off a new and exciting school year, the district has a number of new leaders in place to spearhead the academic progress and success of students and staff.
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The DeSoto ISD Difference: A Legacy of Learning
07/21/2021
For the Sneeds, DeSoto ISD teachers are the difference makers for students. “They go above and beyond for the students.”
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DeISD Partners With Princeton Review
07/20/2021
The Princeton Review® is delighted to announce its partnership with DeSoto Independent School District to provide online tutoring from Tutor.com as well as test prep services for students in grades 8 and 9.
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Nominate a DeSoto ISD Educator for the Texas Trust Heroes Award
07/20/2021
Texas Trust Credit Union is recognizing four heroes of the pandemic from DeSoto ISD as part of its “Trusted Heroes” initiative and awarding them with $250 each.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Eagle Mixers
07/14/2021
DeSoto ISD Kicking Off Post-COVID Campus ReOpenings with Aug 14 Eagle Mixer Events.
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DeISD Students Benefits From Kroger Backpack Boosters
07/14/2021
Beginning July 14 through July 29, Kroger customers will have the opportunity to purchase an “$8.99 virtual school supply kit” or donate $1, $3 or $5 cash at the register.
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DeSoto ISD on the Hunt for Master Teachers
07/08/2021
Three key positions that the district is seeking experienced and successful educators for include the Master Teacher role, the Instructional Coach and the Interventionist.
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The DeSoto Difference: Early College & Football: More than An Athlete
07/08/2021
Programs such as the Early College High School, where students can graduate with an Associate’s degree; and DeSoto’s high-performing and highly-competitive athletics program were just two of many factors leading this family to the district.
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Ruby Young to Become STEAM Academy
07/01/2021
The Ruby Young Personalized STEAM Academy is currently open for enrollment via www.DeSotoISD.org/Enrollment and will be led by Principal Noel Greenwood.
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2021 DeSoto ISD STAAR Scores
07/01/2021
DeSoto ISD parents may now access their child's STAAR test results for the 2020-21 School Year.
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DeSoto ISD Hosts New Hire Orientation for Academic Leaders
07/01/2021
DeSoto ISD held a New Hire Orientation for its new 21-22 campus academic leaders on their first official day as DeSoto Eagles!
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DeSoto ISD to Offer Pay Incentives For Staff
06/29/2021
As a result of the TEA’s (ESSER III) grant funding, DeSoto ISD will provide one-time incentives which include: New & Returning Staff: $3,000 Core and Master Teachers in High-Need Areas: $5,000 District Alumni: $500 Employee Referral Bonus: $350
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DESOTO ISD ANNOUNCES THE HALL OF HONOR CLASS OF 2021
06/28/2021
The 2021 class of the Hall of Honor includes a 30-plus year educator/administrator and two outstanding alumni.
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DeSoto ISD Invites Parents, Students, Community to Virtually Meet Its 21-22 Campus Principals
06/24/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the entire school community to virtually meet new and returning campus principals via the district’s Facebook page on July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
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DeISD to Restructure Schools, Enhance Instruction for the 21-22 School Year
06/21/2021
Beginning the 21-22 academic school year, DeSoto ISD will restructure its schools to enhance instruction in accordance with its strategic plan and board goals.
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DeSoto ISD Introduces 2021-2022 Principals
06/17/2021
On June 10, DeSoto ISD introduced its 2021-2022 roster of principals to central staff leaders, Board members and community leaders.
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HAKing Innovation to Host Summer Enrichment Showcase
06/15/2021
DeSoto ISD summer enrichment partner, HAKing Innovation, will sponsor a Summer Enrichment Showcase on the final day of camp Thursday, June 17.
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United Way Heal Play Learn Initiative Supports School Community
06/15/2021
This series of programming focuses on social and emotional wellness, physical activity and arts engagement in DeSoto ISD.
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DeSoto High School Seniors Turn Their Tassels
06/09/2021
At Globe Life Field in Arlington, DeSoto High School seniors turned their tassels to come become graduates of the DHS Class of 2021.
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DeSoto ISD to Host “4 Corners” Events
06/09/2021
Thanks to the funding and support offered to DeSoto ISD via United Way’s Heal, Play, Learn initiative, DeSoto ISD students and families are invited to attend these community social events.
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LET’S GEAR UP Hosts Inaugural Scholarship Day
06/02/2021
This senior celebration recognized all seniors who received any amount of scholarship funding.
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Hybrid Learning Model Informational Recap
05/28/2021
Families that might have missed the information session on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 are encouraged to watch the recording of the event to learn more.
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DeSoto ISD Recognizes 2021 Class of Retiring Educators
05/26/2021
The DeSoto ISD Board and administration recognized the 2021 district retirees who, together, represent more than 300 years of service in education.
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DeSoto ISD Announces Teachers of the Year Recipients
05/25/2021
This year, DeSoto ISD is proud to announce the following DeSoto ISD Eagles as the 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year.
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DeISD Extends Panorama Survey Deadline
05/21/2021
The DeSoto Independent School District extends the deadline window for the spring 2021 Panorama Survey to Wednesday, May 28.
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School Emergency Relief Funds Survey
05/21/2021
DeSoto ISD is applying to receive Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery.
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Student Vaccination Survey for Parents
05/20/2021
In DeSoto ISD, we are proud of the efforts we’ve put forth to keep our school community safe. As we continue to navigate the realities of COVID-19, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to maintain a level of safety for all.
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An Evening with DHS Jazz Band
05/18/2021
The DeSoto High School Jazz Band host a free outdoor jazz concert at 6:30 pm on May 21 in front of the school horseshoe drive at the school’s main entrance on Eagle Drive in DeSoto.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School
05/17/2021
DeSoto ISD to Host Info Session on Grade 3-8 Hybrid School May 19 for families interested in this learning opportunity.
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Community Celebration for State Champ Girls Track Team
05/17/2021
On May 20, the district will host a community-wide celebration scheduled to take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. inside the Chris Dyer Gymnasium.
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May 12 is National School Nurse Day
05/12/2021
Our school nurses are very versatile, service-oriented professionals who work daily to meet the critical and non-critical needs of the school community.
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DeSoto High Class of 2021 College Academic Signing Day
05/11/2021
This academic celebration gave seniors the opportunity to publicly declare their post-secondary plans of attending college, going into the workforce, or the military.
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DHS Teacher Wins Found A Way AP Teacher Award
05/10/2021
Garner was surprised with a monetary gift in recognition of her commitment and dedication to educational excellence and student achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day
05/07/2021
School Lunch Hero Day is May 7. DeSoto ISD and Chartwells celebrate its child nutrition team, ensuring that the district’s nearly 8,000 students receive nutritious meals daily.
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DeSoto High Students to Earn Health Certifications
05/06/2021
Dallas College presents the Completion Ceremony for the students in the Certified Nurse Aide and Phlebotomy Technician Program from Mountain View College on May 6, 2021.
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DeISD Recognizes Better Hearing & Speech Month
05/05/2021
DeSoto ISD is bringing awareness to communication disorders. Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders.
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DeSoto ISD to Host Community Send-Off for State-bound Girls Track Team
05/03/2021
The send-off will encourage this trailblazing team of scholar-athletes, their coaches and support staff as they depart for the meet set to take place in Austin.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
05/03/2021
DeSoto ISD is proud to celebrate its teaching staff during the 2021 Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, 2021.
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DeSoto ISD to Open Experience Survey May 10-21
04/23/2021
The spring 2021 Panorama Survey will be available online and will offer various DeSoto ISD stakeholder groups an opportunity to provide feedback on their respective experiences in and around the district.
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Students to Participate in Student Perspective Surveys
04/23/2021
The upcoming survey administration will also aid in helping teachers understand the various ways in which they will be evaluated and assessed.
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DeISD Partners to Expand Mental Health Resources
04/23/2021
The Care Solace platform will be primarily used by the counselors and campus nurses to make mental health referrals for students and their families.
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The Meadows Elementary Students Celebrate Earth Day
04/23/2021
DeSoto ISD students at the The Meadows Elementary (TME) celebrated Earth Day by learning about the importance of conversation, recycling, and the human responsibility of taking care of the planet.
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Spring 2021 Administration of Universal Screener
04/20/2021
Universal screeners are brief assessments (45 min. max) that are typically given three times per year – Fall (Sept. – Oct.), Winter (Dec. – Jan.), Spring (Apr. – May). All students (virtual and in-person) are required to participate in the universal screener assessments.
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Community Celebration for State Champ Girls Basketball Team
04/19/2021
The celebration will honor this history-making team of scholar-athletes, their coaches and support staff as DeSoto ISD makes a special presentation to the team and their fans.
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DeISD to Host Big Shifts Town Hall
04/19/2021
Dr. D'Andre J. Weaver will share specific updates regarding school structures, the district’s plan to provide engaging, relevant student experiences, and enhanced academic offerings and supports.
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ECHS Students to Perform in Upcoming SBOE Meeting
04/14/2021
On Friday, April 16, the State Board of Education (SBOE) will broadcast an instructional music video created by students in the DeSoto Early College High School (ECHS) program’s Advanced English course.
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DeSoto ISD Fine Arts Receives National Recognition for Sixth Consecutive Year
04/07/2021
DeSoto ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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Next Generation Grant Leads Laptop Distribution
04/05/2021
The Next Generation GEAR UP team set up stations in the parking lot of the DeSoto High School Freshman Campus to distribute the students and their families.
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Corrective Action Plans Update (March 2021)
04/05/2021
For March 2021, both the DeSoto ISD Trustees and District Administration shared a glimpse of the next series of Corrective Action Plans which will become active next month.
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DeSoto ISD to Offer Vaccination Clinic for Staff and Community
04/01/2021
The DeSoto ISD Healthcare Services Department is partnering with Methodist Health System to host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for all DeSoto ISD staff, their families, and all members of the community.
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DeISD Receives $1.4M STEM Grant
03/26/2021
This new grant will expand STEM-focused, project-based, cross-curricular instruction for students in DeSoto ISD.
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DeISD Board Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
03/24/2021
Features of the 2021-2022 academic calendar include an August 16, 2021, start date for students and a May 27, 2022, end to the academic year.
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Working Together to Shape the Future of DeSoto ISD
03/23/2021
The DeSoto ISD invites you to three upcoming virtual events designed to communicate the "Be the Future" strategic plan, a roadmap for educational excellence in DeSoto ISD.
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Major Entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights Announce Community Vision
03/22/2021
Several major entities in DeSoto and Glenn Heights are launching an effort to better position these communities to serve residents with hopes of improving visibility, economic development and attraction to the area.
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Class of 2013 Alum Fighting Injustice
03/10/2021
DeSoto High School Class of 2013 alumna CaVoné Moore is currently an attorney with Jeff Anderson & Associates located in Los Angeles, California.
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Spring 2021 STAAR Assessment Update
03/10/2021
In order to adequately prepare students and staff, please complete the DeSoto ISD Spring STAAR Assessment Participation Survey indicating if your child will participate in the Spring STAAR assessments.
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DeSoto ISD Stays Agile with Changing Health Crisis
03/05/2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, district and campus leaders have been deeply focused on the health and safety of students and staff.
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DeSoto ISD Strives to Be The Future, Launches Strategic Plan
03/05/2021
The district will introduce and discuss the “Be The Future,” strategic plan in two upcoming virtual opportunities.
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DHS Students Thank Healthcare Workers
03/04/2021
Students in various classes created digital thank you cards to share with nurses and other essential healthcare workers
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DeISD Encourages Students & Staff to Wear Masks
03/03/2021
DeSoto ISD is currently assessing and evaluating how this will affect the district’s safety and health protocols.
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East Middle School Opens Parent Resource Center
03/02/2021
DeSoto East Middle School has partnered with local 501c3 organization, Serving with a Purpose (SWAP), to establish an on-campus Parent Resource Center (PRC) to assist families.
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DeISD to Offer Transportation in March
02/26/2021
DeSoto ISD will offer transportation for district students engaged in campus-supervised learning.
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NTFB Returns to DeSoto ISD in February
02/08/2021
The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on Monday, February 15.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
02/04/2021
This week of national recognition highlights the unique contributions of school counselors to student growth within U.S. school systems.
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DeSoto ISD Announces 2021 District Spelling Bee Winner
02/01/2021
DeSoto Independent School District is pleased to announce Julius Hemphill II as the 2021 District Spelling Bee champion. DeSoto Independent School District is pleased to announce Julius Hemphill II as the 2021 District Spelling Bee champion.
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DeSoto ISD Announces DeSoto Cares COVID-19 Response Plan
02/01/2021
This allows district employees to continue receiving some of the benefits originally offered under the 2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Social Conversations for Black History Month
01/29/2021
During the month of February, DeSoto ISD will observe Black History Month with a series of discussions on the district’s social media channels of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Trustees and Administration Share Progress of Corrective Action Plans
01/25/2021
The Board and Administration presented a monthly progress report to the community regarding the Corrective Actions plans at January school board meeting.
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DeISD to Require Cameras on During Online Learning
01/22/2021
DeSoto ISD will soon require all students engaging in remote, virtual learning to attend classes with their web cameras on.
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DeSoto ISD 20-21 Introduces Improvement Plans
01/22/2021
District leaders unveiled the DeSoto ISD District Improvement Plan and discussed district-wide Campus Improvement Plans.
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DeSoto ISD Appoints CFO
01/21/2021
The DeSoto ISD School Board trustees approved the administration’s recommendation for the appointment of Joey Jones to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
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DeSoto ISD 2019-20 Financial Audit Report
01/21/2021
During the January 19 DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the district’s new external auditors presented their report on the prior fiscal year.
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School Board Recognition Campus Videos
01/14/2021
Several DeSoto ISD campuses created videos to express their gratitude to board members during School Board Appreciation Month.
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DeSoto ISD to hold Public Hearing on District’s TAPR Report
01/08/2021
DeSoto ISD invites the school community to participate in the public hearing on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report for DeSoto ISD scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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School Board Trustees Announces Virtual Town Hall
01/08/2021
The DeSoto ISD Trustees will hold a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. The goal of this community listening session is to preview the current focuses of the school board.
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DeSoto ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month This January
01/01/2021
DeSoto ISD honors its School Board Trustees for their continued service to our school community during school board recognition month.
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DHS Athletes Participate in an Early Signing Day
12/18/2020
Thirteen DeSoto High School student-athletes made commitments by signing their National Letters of Intent.
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Coding For the Future: DeSoto ISD Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Students Participate in the Global Hour of Code
12/18/2020
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy students participated in the global Hour of Code event which took place during the National Computer Science Education Week in December.
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DeSoto ISD to Distribute 7 Days of Meals During Winter Break
12/17/2020
The DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Department will be handing out 7 days worth of meals from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Monday, Dec. 21 at DeSoto High School- Freshman Side.
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Katherine Johnson & Early College Application Window Opens
12/17/2020
The application window for DeSoto ISD Advanced Academics and Early College High School Programs is now open until January 31st.
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DeSoto ISD Opens Magnet Academy Enrollment
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is committed to providing a diverse cross-section of academic pathway that align with your child’s interests, goals and needs. ​
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East Middle School Teacher Receives STEM Research Grant from Society for Science & the Public
12/15/2020
DeSoto ISD is pleased to announce that East Middle School teacher Raisha Allen has been selected to receive a STEM research kit to help students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
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DHS Choir Director named Grammy FINALIST!
12/11/2020
DeSoto High School Choir Director Pamela Dawson has been named one of the ten finalists for the 2021 Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award.
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