T-STEM/ A2E2 Parent Newsletter
DeSoto ISD Mission
The Number One Skill in Life is Not Giving Up
If you are struggling in your current environment, remember that trials bring out of us greatness. We fall and we get... back... up...
If you have fallen short of greatness and need help, reach out and get help. If you have managed to thrive during our remote instruction, reach out and help others.
Even through our hard times, it is a great day to be an eagle!
Tina Harris, A2E2 Site Coordinator
Sophia Jones, A2E2 Site Coordinator
Congratulations to Dasia Hudson!!!
DeSoto High School Sophomore and Agriculture student Dasia Hudson placed in the Top 10 of her class at the Extraco Agriculture Competition in Waco, TX.
Tutoring Resource: The Aggie Homework Helpline
Learn more: http://ow.ly/pqcX50BUqvV
DeSoto High School Library
Come check out the virtual library at our high school. We have some great resources for you. Most of you have been added to the Virtual Library Group. If for some reason you have not been added to the group here is the code:
Schoology Virtual Library Access Code (Instructions below)
We also have a reading room geared towards Red Ribbon week. I have included steps on how they can get to the Red Ribbon Week Slide. There is a great TED talk that I think they might enjoy.
Thank you all for everything that you do!
DeSoto High School
(972)230-0726 ext. 3600/3602
How to log into DHS Virtual Library
In Schoology, Click on Groups at the top of the page. You will see DeSoto ISD Virtual Library (Click It)
Once inside Click on Resources
Click on Secondary Campuses
TCU Community Scholars Program LAST CALL!
Wednesday, October 28th - 4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 522 277 5934 Passcode: 764002
November 3rd- National Election
Are you a senior who is 18 and wanting to serve your civic duty? Why not take the time to vote on November 3, 2020?
Election Day Information
Election day is Tuesday, November 3.
Click the link below to view the Official Website of the Dallas County Elections Department.
Parent Conference on November 6, 2020
- Do some research ahead of the meeting.
- Talk to your child to see what they are covering and what they know about the topic.
- Be prepared with samples of student work.
- Make sure that your child is present and contributes to the meeting.
Discussing: Why FAFSA, Choosing schools, and deadlines
It’s time for a tune up!! Join us for the Mid Week Pit Stop this week focusing on FAFSA!
Zoom Meeting ID: 849 1925 8459 Passcode: 045693
The Next 11th grade (junior) Meeting
Hello Junior Students and Parents,
The junior class meets every two weeks to touch base and discuss next steps for students to ensure that they are prepared for their future endeavors. Please join in on the discussion every two weeks.
The next meeting is scheduled for November 12, 2020 from 5:00 pm- 5:45 pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 927 4286 2185
2020- 21 College Fairs
- September 19, 2020
- October 17, 2020
- November 14, 2020
- February 13, 2020
- March 20, 2020
- April 17, 2020
Earth X Film Challenge
How will you change the world? Create a film that tells your story and compete for $12,000 in Cash Prizes for you and your school or organization.
Applying for the Black Common APP
Please, WATCH the CBCA Videos BEFORE Completing this form https://commonblackcollegeapp.com
1. Complete Form
2. Use your Personal Student Email
3. List your Top Four Colleges/Universities for the CBCA LIST
5. Add the colleges/universities to your FAFSA LIST
6. Request Your TRANSCRIPTS
This Code is ONLY Purchased for DeSoto ISD High School SENIORS.
Senior Checklist Discussions
Discussing: College and University comparisons, Scholarship info, Senior checklists, Study skills, and Essay help
It’s time for a tune up!! Join us for the Mid Week Pit Stop Every week on Wed, starting this TODAY until Nov 18, 2020, (6 occurrence(s) On Zoom! Meeting ID: 916 2880 2272 Passcode: C2x3vz
Gifted and Talented (GT)/ Advanced Placement (AP) Newsletter
Hello, DeSoto GT and Advanced Academics Families!
Please refer to the Gifted and Talented (GT)/ Advanced Placement (AP) Newsletter below.
Highlights: PALS Initiative, Alma Book Read Aloud, NaNoWriMo, AP Student Ambassadors
National Novel Writing Month
AP Week begins November 9, 2020
Online Newsletter Access: http://bit.ly/gtaa301
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Have a great evening!
Kudos to Ms. Kenya Wilson- Brown!!
Good job team.
DeSoto ISD Pilots Digital Programs with Perot Museum
The DeSoto Independent School District and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science joined forces to pilot live, digital experiences that aim to provide students the opportunity to take part in programming that enhances knowledge and the love of science. Footage from the event can be viewed in the video below.
Click the link to ask any questions you might have during the event:
Study Tip Highlight #2- Using Mind Maps
SAT Grammar Highlight #2- Grammar Test
Can you pass this grammar test?
STEM Career Highlight #2 - Various STEM Careers
Audio Systems Engineer
Applied Genomics Research Associate
Animal Programs Specialist
Check out https://texasrealitycheck.com/ to see what the requirements are for each:
- Estimated Average Salary:
- Degree Required:
College/ University Highlight #2- Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College in Dallas part of Chipotle’s debt-free degree program for workers
The program covers 100% of tuition up front for eligible employees.
Paul Quinn College envisions a world without intergenerational poverty and inequality. Quinnites are dedicated to achieving this dream in their lifetimes.