New Date for DeSoto ISD Choice Showcase

DeSoto ISD Showcase Moved to Feb. 11 Due to Inclement Weather Concerns
Posted on 02/02/2023
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Due to the recent inclement weather in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, DeSoto ISD announces a new date for the districtwide showcase. This immersive experience is 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.

At 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 see, touch, feel, and better understand the diverse body of offerings and opportunities available in DeSoto ISD for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade scholars. 

The district-wide Showcase will focus on the choice academic programs set to open for the 2023-2024 school year and will feature four primary areas of experience:  

  • Student Performances and Program Demonstrations
  • Parent and Family Information Sessions
  • Interactive Engagement Stations
  • Campus Exhibition Space and Showcases

In the campus exhibition space, attendees will be able to engage with every school in the district, meet campus principals and teachers, and learn about each campus’ core, co-, and extra-curricular offerings. In the partners' interactive space, scholars and families can participate in hands-on activities and STEM experiments in a fun and engaging environment and see student-led demonstrations and performances showcasing student learning and experiences.

Parents who attend will also be able to attend a range of interactive workshops led by district and community leaders on the following topics:

  • Math and Literacy Support for Scholars
  • Testing and Assessment Insights and Tools to Enhance and Improve Preparedness and Performance
  • Social Emotional Learning Tools and Resources for Scholars and Families
  • Financial Literacy and Planning for Scholars and Families
  • Career and Technical Education Overview and Inside Look
  • And much more!

In addition to the core features of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a panel discussion featuring DeSoto ISD principals which will focus on key components of parent engagement and agency among other points of discussion from the campus leadership lens. 

“I am so excited about this event,” said DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Usamah Rodgers. “The opportunity to welcome district parents to our schools to learn about our programs in DeSoto ISD is a step forward in better serving our school community and providing parents and families the information, access, and resources they need to make the most of their experiences here in the district.”

Event registration is highly encouraged. Click here to view the registration page online or download the app via a mobile device.

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The now-Feb. 11 event is an opportunity to showcase the DeSoto ISD’s Triple-A experience centered on providing holistic and well-rounded PK-12 education experiences founded on multi-faceted and multi-layered academics, arts and athletics programs.

DeSoto ISD is one of the top-rated school systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth area according to recent Texas Education Agency accountability ratings. The district’s last three graduating classes have obtained roughly $15M in college scholarships on average—the result of expansive Career and Technical Education, STEM and early childhood education programs rooted in developing literacy and numeracy skills in young learners.

Voted the best community for music education more than six years in a row by the Music Educators Association, DeSoto ISD arts scholars compete and perform at the state, national and international levels annually and have experiences ranging from fine arts inclusive of sketch and sculpture to performing arts inclusive of choir, dance, band, and theater.

Athletically, the district maintains high-performing sports programs that produce a regular and consistent cadence of scholars advancing to compete at the collegiate and professional levels. Across district history, DeSoto ISD has earned more than 20 state titles including the 2022 football title; the 2021 and 2022 girls' basketball titles and a host of titles in girls' track.


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