ECHS Newsletter Nov. 1 - Nov. 12

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

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Alana Jara

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What are you involved here at DHS?

"I am the student council historian".

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

"I want to get into the BSN program at UT Arlington".

What is your favorite quote?

"Change begins at the end of your comfort zone" -Roy T. Rennet

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

"Have a positive mindset, even when everything seems to be negative".

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Schedule Change Update

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

Counselor Appointment Request

Click here to schedule an appointment with your ECHS counselor.

Social Emotional Learning

Understanding Addiction

This video will help you understand addiction. Addiction is something that is out of our control. The teenage brain is particularly susceptible to addiction because it’s still developing. Teens not only become addicted much faster than adults, but drugs also alter the development of the brain, making addiction extremely difficult to overcome. 9 out of 10 teens who use drugs become life-long addicts.

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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.

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(

On Campus College Visits

10/29 11:30-1:30 Southern University

11/11 11:30-1:30 University of Missouri

11/15 11:30-1:30 UNT Denton

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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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

  • Nov. 5 Student Holiday/PD Day
  • Nov. 16 ECHS Parent Meeting at 6 pm
  • Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 17 Early Release Day

DeSoto ISD 2021-2022 Calendar

ECHS 2021-2022 Activities Calendar

Parent Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 923 7653 3915

Passcode: ECHS

The best way to make sure every student in our school succeeds is to build a strong partnership between families, the school, and the community. This questionnaire gives you the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have before our parent meeting.