ECHS Newsletter

It's A Different World Than Where You Come From!

National Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15-Oct. 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. During this month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners, share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.
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⭐️ Catherine Walker ⭐️

What do you plan to do after you graduate from high school?

"I plan to go to a university and major in aerospace engineering".

If you plan to attend college, where do you want to go?

"I would like to attend Texas A&M at College Station".

What advice would you give other students on getting through high school?

"Join a sport or organization so you can meet new people".

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DeSoto Teen Council is Looking for Members!

The City of DeSoto is currently recruiting for our DeSoto Teen Council.

The Teen Council is comprised of DeSoto teens who are seeking to learn more about municipal operations, enjoy health and mental wellness experiences as well as learn new life skills and career readiness.

Benefits for joining the DeSoto Teen Council include but aren’t limited to:

  • Letter of recommendation from City Administration, to include with college application
  • Scholastic community service hours (subject to approval by the school liaison)
  • A solid understanding of City Government and the services provided
  • Introduction to impeccable skills involving better business etiquette
  • STEM Programming and Employment Opportunities

Click here to view the brochure that includes an overview, schedule, as well as the application.

Attention Class of 2022!

Per TEA, all graduating seniors must complete a financial aid application to graduate.

FAFSA and TASFA opens October 1!

The FAFSA application is for U.S. citizens and TASFA is for non-U.S. citizens.

Students and their parent/guardian that carried them on the 2020 tax return must create an FSAID to access the 2022-2023 application on October 1. *Do not complete the 2021-2022 application. FSAID creation does not apply to the TASFA application. *

For questions/concerns, please contact Ms. Iesha Jackson(

Interested in joining the military?

Military Academies

Application due October 29, 2021


November 4, 2021

April 7, 2022

Register here.

Need to contact a recruiter?

Recruiter information is here.

College Day Live: PVAMU Marching Storm and TACRAO Virtual College Fair - September 24

Join us at DeSoto High School to enjoy a live performance from the PVAMU Marching Storm on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. The PVAMU Marching Storm will be performing in observance of the National "Go Get It" Week to support College and Career readiness in DeSoto ISD.

Visit over 300 Colleges and Universities from across the nation to gain insight on offerings at the TACRAO Virtual College Fair.

On Campus College Visits

9/16 11:30 am-1:30 pm U.S. Navy

9/23 11:30 am-1:30 pm Grambling State University

9/22 11:30 am-1:30 pm U.S. Navy

9/28 11:30 am-1:30 pm Lamar University

10/7 11:30 am-1:30 pm Oklahoma Baptist University

10/18 11:30-1:30 Texas Tech University

10/28 11:30 am-1:30 pm University of Houston

Location: In front of the Academy Cafeteria during all lunches.

Dallas County Promise

The Promise Pledge is now LIVE on the website! You can find the official Promise Pledge steps online. The Promise Pledge is the first step of the Dallas County Promise. Please see the additional steps here. The Dallas County Promise is a last-dollar scholarship opportunity. The expectation is that ALL seniors complete ALL steps of the Promise. The Promise is non-binding and serves as a post-secondary OPTION. ECHS students do not need to apply to Dallas College, but instead a partner university.

For questions/concerns, please contact Ms. Iesha Jackson(

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Request a College Application Fee Waiver

Please use fee waivers on your College Board account before requesting more waivers.

Dallas College System Log-In Steps

How to access eConnect and eCampus.

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Social Emotional Learning

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Schedule Change Update

No more special schedule changes, only missing courses or closed sections for classes will be changed.

Join the DeSoto ECHS Remind

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Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Sept. 22: First Day of Autumn
  • Oct. 8 Student Holiday/PD Day
  • Oct. 11 Fair Day/Student and Staff Holiday

DeSoto ISD 2021-2022 Calendar

ECHS 2021-2022 Activities Calendar