As we count down the weeks until the beginning of the new school year, several of Duncanville ISD’s building projects are nearing completion.
When Tia Simmons talks about the students she’ll be leading at Duncanville High School, she refers to them as “her babies.”
When teachers return to school in August, they’ll find a new support system waiting for them. The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees recently approved the addition of 12 Teaching Specialist positions for the 2016-17 school year.
Duncanville High School 2016 graduate Karla Estrada was selected as a recipient of a National Federation of Press Women award.
Online registration for the 2016-2017 school year begins in mid-July, and will be a little different this year. Duncanville ISD has transitioned to a new student information system, Skyward.
During a Special Board Meeting on Monday, June 27, the Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees approved a balanced budget that provides a district-wide employee raise and increases the starting salary for new teachers to $50,000.
Due to changes recently announced by the Texas Education Agency, 5th and 8th grade STAAR Mathematics and Reading test results are no longer accountability elements to be considered for the 2015-2016 school year.
Tamara Gurnell is an Industrial Education teacher at Duncanville High School. Her passion for teaching our kids is immediately evident. She loves the campus and what it exists to do: inspire our kids to be better in academics and extra-curricular activities. She embodies the spirit of educators and works to keep the culture and climate as positive as possible for students, faculty and staff. She goes above and beyond by helping at the district level also. She and her students built the giant Duncanville letters used at Convocation and the Employee Appreciation. They also built an amazing float for the Christmas parade. For her innovation and inspiration, Ms. Gurnell is the “Made With Pride in Duncanville – Teacher of the Month.”
Lorrie Goodnight is a help desk technician at the Idea Hub. She is a very patient and conscientious member of the Technology team. She goes out of her way to make sure that assigned issues are resolved in a prompt, professional manner, and always maintains a cheerful and positive outlook with the many staff members that she assists. She makes technology problems "go away," and is a great asset to the Duncanville ISD team. For her positive attitude and excellent customer service, Lorrie Goodnight is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – “Staff member of the Month.”
Caleb Griffith is a senior at Duncanville High School. He is an amazing young man...his work ethic and attention to duty is impeccable. He has been an officer in Skills USA Engineering for the past two years and has led the chapter to several district and state wins. He is smart, witty and talented.
Please join me in honoring Caleb Griffith as the “Made With Pride in Duncanville-Student of the Month.”