District Updates for our Eagle Family
Thank you Cindy Barksdale and Teresa Mattison for leading our students to serve!
Legislative Update: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) signed into law
Setting aside years of political bickering—just as the holiday season approaches—Congressional conferees have finally reached agreement on a comprehensive overhaul of the No Child Left Behind federal education law that was signed by former President George W. Bush 14 years ago. A conference committee of members from the U.S. House and the Senate voted 39 to 1 to approve the overhaul.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
Read more here: http://www.ed.gov/esea
Legislative Update: Governor Abbott names Dallas ISD Trustee Mike Morath as Texas' new Education Commissioner
Our staff served our community so well with "Live Thankfully!"
DEF Grants almost $40K to our teachers!!
Holly Harrison - Young - $7,500 - "A Gym with No Walls!"
Deanna Chavez - Young - $915 - "Speech Buddies"
Tammy Rainey - Young - $719 - "Makey Makey Projects"
Julie Harris - Rann - $2,130 - "WFAA News 8 Weatherbug"
First Grade - Carson - $1,999 - "Fun and Learning with Osmo!"
Fourth Grade - Carson - $5,000 - "Stand Up for Learning!"
Band - McCarroll - $7,500 - "Harmony of One"
DeDe Diaczenko - McCarroll - $2,050 - "Birds of a Feather get Creative Together"
Chris Benjamin - McCarroll - $5,000 - "May the FORCE AND MOTION be With You!"
Christine Carreno - DHS - $2,513 - "3D Printing Lab"
Shelley Hampe - DHS - $1,357 - "Gases Saves Lives!"
Audrey Micinski - DHS - $1,918 - Rotation Inertia is what Makes the World Go Around!"
Sarah Burdett - DHS - $800 - "School Spirit Wall Mosaic"
To see some photos of the great grant giveaway...
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Employee Security Badges are rolling out!
Young receives Wal-Mart "Community Outreach" award!
Around DISD: staff holiday party pics with colleagues!
McCarroll staff paints "Frosty" together!
[View in browser to make pics larger] Gifted artists!
Rann staff enjoy a night in Southlake Towne Square!
Carson staff played games and celebrated the "12 Days of Christmas!"
Video contest from "Celebrate Texas Public Schools"... one minute video could=$1,250!
Videos must tell the story or history of the campus. (For example: The story behind the campus name, history or traditions of the campus, campus recognitions, famous attendees, significant achievements, etc.)
Schools may submit videos in the following categories:
- Elementary School (grades pre-K-5)
- Middle School (grades 6-8)
- High School (9-12)
- Foreign Language (any grade level)
Due by January 15, 2016
MORE INFO HERE: http://www.tspra.org/ctps-video-contest-2015