Dealey Dragon Update

May 2018

Message from the Principal

Hello Dealey Parents!

We are in the final stretch! Please see the Dealey calendar link below. There are lots of exciting things happening at our school this month.

As we close out the school year, the two most popular questions are: When will we receive our school supply lists? and When will we find out the class placements for next year?

Our school supply lists will be posted on the Dealey website by the beginning of June at Class assignment postcards will be sent in early June as well. I know you are excited to learn your class assignment, but please be patient with us as we go through this process. We need to consider many factors when building our classes for the following year and do the best we can to create well-rounded classrooms. Please understand that these two items as well as filling our teacher vacancies will remain a priority before I transition to a new campus.

We are very excited to announce our first round of STAAR scores. 100% of our 5th grade students passed reading and math, while 100% of our 8th grade students passed reading as well. We were so close in 8th grade math! We saw improvements in both grade levels with the number of students who scored at the advanced level. We look forward to announcing more positive results at the end of May.

As we wrap up this last month of school, I would like to thank you for making this year absolutely fantastic. As I mentioned in my letter sent earlier this week, I will miss Dealey tremendously and am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as your leader.

Thank you for all you do!


Beverly Lusk

Dealey Calendar

Congratulations, Dealey Music Memory Teams and Dr. Schmidt!

This Music Memory event hosted by the DSO at the Meyerson is the largest MM event in the US. Per Dr. Schmidt, the test was a college level Music Memory test!

Dealey sent 3 teams- 2 3/4th grade teams and 1 5/6th grade team. 80 teams competed from over 50 schools in Dallas and surrounding ISDs.

3/4 Team A - Captains: Anisa and Drew; Members: Lilly, Abigail, Matilde, and Neethi. This team won 1st place with zero items wrong!

3/4 Team B- Captains: Brody & Miller; Members: Clement, Lucia, and Sravya. This team won 3rd with a score of 90!

5/6 Team - Captains: Carmen & Luk; Members: Patrick, Amya, and Andrea

Great job, Dealey Dragons!

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Dealey Theatre Students Shine! First Place UIL!

Congratulations to Mrs. Garrett and her advanced theatre students for their winning performance in this year's UIL competition!

Mrs. Garrett and her students walked away with several trophies for the following:

1st Place - Best Overall Play
All Star Cast
All Star Tech
Best Sound Design
Best Costumes
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Buzzer Beater Reading Challenge!

Mr. Moore's 7th period class won 2nd place in the Buzzer Beater Reading Challenge sponsored by North Texas Ford and the Dallas Mavs, winning a class visit from the Mav's mascot Champ and Dallas Mavs swag. Mr. Moore's class will also have an opportunity to select 250 books for their classroom from First Book Marketplace. Go Dealey!
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Dealey Robotics Team Advances to World Championship in Kentucky!

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Congratulations to the Dealey Advanced Robotics Team who recently returned from the Vex IQ Worlds Championship tournament.

Only 7% of the world’s teams qualify for this event.

The team met other groups from Finland, Egypt, Spain, Mexico, South Korea, China, Canada, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Chile, United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, Tunisia, Turkey, as well as many teams from the 50 United States.

Thank you for representing Dealey International Academy well!

Congratulations to:

Andrew Brown

Owen Brown

Eduardo Enriquez

Humberto Gallego

Jason Garcia

Angela Hernandez-Monroy

Jackson Nadeau

Gary Sun

Dealey students welcome Miss Texas, Morgana Wood!

1st grade student, Koda Marsh, won a school assembly through the Lone Star Princess Program which included a visit from Miss Texas, Morgana Wood. Students engaged in a 30 minute assembly to discuss the topics of kindness and anti-bullying. With the help of 5 lucky volunteers from the audience, Miss Texas used her pageant experience to help students understand what it means to be SMART.
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May Testing Dates

May 8th - Algebra 1 EOC
May 14th - STAAR Math (3rd, 4th, 6th); 5th and 8th Math Retest
May 15th - STAAR Reading (3rd, 4th, 6th); 5th and 8th Reading Retest
May 16th - STAAR Science (5th and 7th Pre-AP)
May 17th - STAAR Social Studies (8th grade)

May 29th - June 1st - 6th - 8th ACP testing