Dealey Dragon Update
October 15 , 2021
Message from the Principal
Yesterday afternoon there were about 30 protesters in front of Dealey. None of these protesters were Dealey families, staff or students, and none of them seemed to have any connections or knowledge of our school. I was hurt by what I read on the signs that they carried, and I was angered that the protesters would endanger our students by protesting during the school day.
I was also inspired by how our students, staff and families responded. Families posted signs of support on our yard and in their car windows, our community sent food, and treats to our staff, and we received countless emails supporting our staff and students. Our staff worked together to adjust our systems and communication to keep our students and each other safe. Everyone came together in support of our school.
After a safe dismissal, I watched the handful of remaining protesters from the window in my office, and I thought “these people have no idea who we are”. But we know who we are.
We live our Mission.
We are guided by our Core Values in all of our decisions and actions.
We are the best public Montessori school in the state of Texas.
We are the flagship and exemplar Montessori in Dallas ISD.
We are the 4th best Middle School in the state of Texas (Hub Article)
We had over 700 applicants test to try to join our community each year.
We have a staff that believes that learning is living and kids come first.
We have a community that believes that education is the greatest weapon for Peace.
We have students, families and staff that love our school.
We are Dealey.
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Dragons breathe fire!
Updates and Information
Parent Conferences this Week
Your teacher will reach out with specific information.
Volunteers on Campus
The district has altered the Covid policy, and we can allow volunteers inside the building now. Your teachers will reach out with opportunities.
Virtual High School Night for 7th and 8th graders
We have had 4 cases of COVID at Dealey since school started. Here is the district's COVID 19 Handbook if you need information about protocols. https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/77415
Please see list of updates from SBDM SBDM Principal’s Report
All Community Dates (George Bannerman Dealey) are here
Oct 18 Parent Conferences (scheduled by teacher via zoom)
Oct 18 Visit from Hamlin Collegiate Elementary School (https://hamlincollegiate.com/es/
Oct 18 GT Testing begins
Oct 21 PSAT for 8th graders
Oct 21 Virtual High School Night for 7th and 8th graders
Oc 22 Picture Day Individual
Oct 27 Principal for the Day
If you would like to send some love to a staff member, please complete this form.
Ms. Tindle for the interesting and informative Hispanic Heritage Month country reports and trivia
Everyone that sent love and support to our school during this difficult week
Teachers taking their students to the Pumpkin Patch
PreK-6 Teachers that engaged in a Montessori Cultural Sequence Training
All of the students for staying calm and peaceful and cooperating on Friday
Ms. Testut and the first every 4-6 Robotics Team
Mr. Cherryholmes for getting Dealey to host a Robotics Tournament
From our Community
Mrs. Thompson is wonderful about being both structured and nurturing. Mrs. Thompson builds meaningful relationships with her students, is an advocate for children, and enourages them to continuously learn and grow!Erika Karam
Ms. Winners is a constant source of support for my 8th grader! We are so grateful to her! Mr. Cherryholmes has been very patient and communicative with my son, helping him to get supports in place with his other teachers and is a great Advisor that has my kid excited to come to school. Thanks to both!Stephanie Kirkham
Mr. Mazur My kiddos get so excited for Art Class. We love hearing and seeing what they learn each week. Their enthusiasm for art is contagious. Thank you Mr. Mazur for inspiring our kids to create and appreciate beauty each week.Sammie Cho
Mrs. Parks’ dedication to her students is evident in all she does. She recently had to be away from school and went above and beyond making herself available to her students. My child feels loved, challenged and seen in her class. It is so heartwarming to see their connection. Thank you Mrs. Parks for your devotion to our kiddos. We adore you.Sammie Cho