ECHS Newsletter

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


Black History Month began in 1926 and was created by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
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Gabriana Hidrogo - 12th Grade

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How has being a student at ECHS helped you in working toward your goals?

Since I have been a ECHS student, it has helped me in working towards my goals by allowing me to see the many different ways that I can be successful and still do what I find interest in!

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

After I graduate high school, I plan to go to cosmetology school to later become a licensed nail tech.

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

I plan to go to cosmetology school, but if I were not going there I would love to attend Texas Christian University.

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

Advice that I would give other students getting through high school is to be patient with yourself and take time to ensure that you are always the best mentally!

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include doing nails, hair, and makeup!
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A Season for Love

Let's celebrate brotherly love, that love for others simply because they are. "At the heart of every religious tradition is a message of love and compassion. It's' not just religion. It is science too. All of the research is pointing in the same direction: Basic human nature is compassionate. We are hardwired to connect and care for each other. Our brains get the same pleasure from helping someone else as we do from gratifying personal desires. Religion and science are just different mechanisms to find the same thing: Love is the only way." Elena Aguilar, 2018

Practice Love this month:

  • Do a simple act of kindness for someone else.
  • Jot a note of thanks to someone who has helped you.
  • Share a hug with someone.
  • Treat yourself to a simple pleasure. (Self-love is important too.)

Missed the parent meeting but want to get up to speed on what happened, here are the links for the presentation and recording.

Schedule Change Update

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

Grade Dispute

If any student is wanting to dispute their grade for a valid reason, please click here.


Parents, it is imperative that your scholar attends school daily and arrives on time to each class. In an effort to ensure that your students get the best education possible, DHS continues to enforce truancy fines for excessive tardies and multiple unexcused absences.

Counselor Appointment Request

Click here to schedule an appointment with your ECHS counselor.
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TSI Testing Dates

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Interested in joining the military?


April 7, 2022

Register here.

Need to contact a recruiter?

Recruiter information is here.

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(

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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Transcript Request Form for Texas Schools ONLY

Check your email from Ms. Jackson for the Out of State Schools Request Form

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.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Feb 17-18 Student Holiday/PD Day
  • Feb. 21 President's Day

DeSoto ISD 2021-2022 Calendar

ECHS 2021-2022 Activities Calendar