W.W. Samuell Spartan Pulse

Culture Tracker - 4th Six Weeks Edition

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Priority #1 Climate and Culture

Our Spartan teachers, scholars, and staff are valued here at Samuell High School. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and we celebrate all of our successes.

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American Dance/Drill Team Competition at Duncanville High School

1st Runner Up – Academic Award (Based off of GPA)

Gussie Nell Davis Award – (Received a 90 or above from all three judges)

Sweepstakes Award – (Received a 90 or above from all three judges on all three dances)

Bronze Best Overall – Choreography

4th Runner Up – Best in Class (This was our place in the X-Small Division)

Spartan Strong!

Goal #1 - Climate and Culture - week of Feb. 27 - Mar. 4


  • Lady Spartans Softball defeats Lincoln 20 - 8 and demolishes Conrad 23 - 0.
    • Destiny Cogburn - No hitter
    • Bri'An Lewis - triple base run
    • Caroline Rangel hit a home run
  • JV Softball dominates both Hillcrest and North Dallas over the weekend.
  • Spartan Baseball triumphs over Madison 9 - 4 and Wilmer Hutchins 6-1, but falls short 1-7 against Lancaster.
  • Spartan Boys Soccer defeats Thomas Jefferson 4-2, but came up short to Kimball.
  • Lady Spartans Soccer pummels Thomas Jefferson 5-1, and annihilates Kimball 6 - 1.


  • Debate team competed at local competition


  • Samuell hosted Community Dialogue event

Supporting District Goal #6

Students participate in UIL One Act Play competition placing 3rd and advance to the next level.

Congratulations team!!!

Kudos to Ms. Whipple for her time and dedication to sponsor this activity.

-------2017 Black History Celebration------

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---Spartan Shining Stars---

Spartans of the Month presented to:

Dipika Patel & Tetaime Green

Support Spartans of the Month:

Brittanie Coleman & Enrique Gonzalez

Priority #2 Quality Instruction & Student Achievement

Quality instruction happens here at W.W. Samuell High School and Early College. We expect nothing but the best and our students are excelling both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Priority #3 College and Career Readiness

Graduating students college and career ready in four years.

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----Seniors Sign to Commit to Colleges----

Dallas ISD Kicks off the 2017 UNCF Workplace Campaign

Each year the Dallas Independent School District supports the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, by launching a workplace campaign to raise funds for deserving college-bound students. The funds raised from this campaign will be awarded as scholarships to seniors of all races in the Dallas ISD who plan to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU) or any other four year accredited U. S. college or university in the fall of 2017.

The workplace fundraising campaign begins February 1, 2017, ends March 31, 2017, and is extended to students, staff, and their community members.

Theme: Dollars for $cholars
2017 Goal: $50,000
Campaign Contribution Period: February 1 - March 31, 2017
Scholarship Application Period: February 1 - April 7, 2017

Raising Dollar$ for $cholars

Samuell teachers, students, and staff are doing their part to give back. Collectively, our Spartan family has raised over $2300. Putting us one step closer to our campus goal of $2500. Way to go SPARTANS!

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Encourage Your Students to Apply!!!


• Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

• Student must be a 2016-2017 graduating senior from a Dallas ISD high school.

• Student must be enrolled full-time at a UNCF member institution or other accredited four-year college or university.


Scholarships up to $2,500 may be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and academic potential. Students must submit an essay as part of their application. The scholarship award will be sent to the Financial Aid/Scholarship office at the student’s UNCF member campus or other campus upon proof of enrollment.


• Have the student access the Naviance Family Connection

• Select the Colleges tab

• Select the link for Scholarship List or Scholarship Match

• Select UNCF Scholarship

The application period is February 1 – April 7, 2017

Deadline for application is April 7, 2017

------Culture Committee-----

If you would like for your sponsored activity to be featured in the Spartan Culture Tracker, please remember to share your photos with Spartan Pulse Committee members, Mr. Ephraim or Coach Peebles. Our mission is to celebrate what we value here at Samuell.