J. P. Starks MST Vanguard

Bulldogs Still on the Move

Dear All Stakeholders

On behalf of the J. P. Starks family, I would like to take this time to thank you for your commitment and dedication as we venture in the era of COVID-19. I hope that you are all safe and taking the necessary precautions to remain healthy.

Even though campuses are closed, Dallas ISD is still dedicated to the education of scholars everywhere. Our campus will continue to provide quality online instructions through Class Dojo and Google Classroom. have observed wonderful lessons take place through these digital resources. At Home Learning Assignments are posted daily and attendance is taken ever Tuesday and Friday.

Please ensure that your scholar is taking daily advantage of the classes provided in order to remain on track for college and career readiness. If you have any questions, please reach out to your scholar's teacher through Zoom, Class Dojo, Emails or Calls. (Emails & Phone numbers can be located on our website.

Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve this community and this city.

Lynette Howard, Principal

We may not be in school, but... the learning doesn't stop! Learning & Literacy Continue

Extended At Home Learning Activities

Writing Activities about Home

Either choose a school notebook for use as a Writing Journal (it's ok if there are other things in there), or staple paper together. Each day, your child should choose two activities from the list (it's fine to repeat activities). How long should the piece of writing be? Whatever your child is able to comfortably write in a 20-minute session. It will be different from child to child.

  1. Pick a room (bedroom, living room, kitchen, family room, even bathroom!) and describe your dream version of it. What would it look like? What would it have in it?
  2. Write a conversation between two people in your home, or two imaginary people, where one person is surprised by something in the conversation.
  3. Write a conversation between two people in your home, or two imaginary people, who have a problem or disagreement that gets solved.
  4. Describe your favorite meal
  5. Interview a person in your family about their childhood. Ask about their favorite: games to play, foods to eat, and music to listen to. Write it up in your journal.
  6. Write a journal entry about how you're feeling and what your day was like.
  7. Write down your dreams

* Parents, take a picture of your child's daily journal and send it to your scholar's teacher. We would like to post them on our website and our twitter page.


Your child should either read independently for two 20-minute sessions per day, or listen to an audiobook or be read to. Any reading material is fine, as long as you feel it's appropriate. If your child struggles with five or more words on the page, then the selection is too difficult.

* Reading and writing can be in English, or in your home language, or in a combination.


As with writing, choose two of these activities to do each day.

  1. Make a map of a room in your home
  2. Build towers and measure them
  3. Give your child a pre-determined weight or measurement and challenge them to find objects in the home that are that length/measurement and then check their accuracy.
  4. Play the Yes/No game. 2 Players. Use slips of paper or index cards and draw simple shapes or write numbers on them. Each player takes a card from the pile (face down) and holds it over their head. The object is to guess what's on your card, using only Yes or No questions (ex. Am I more than 10? Am I less than 15?). Keep asking questions until you get it correct.
  5. Play 24. Write down four numbers under 10, and try to make them add up to 24 using any mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.) Write down all the solutions you come up with.
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