When Kim Landrum at Hastings Elementary was looking for a way to reach her second graders to teach them the safe way to use their new iPads, she knew who to contact: Instructional Technology Coordinator, Deborah Trujillo.
Two Duncanville High School photography students were named as finalists in the 'Picture of the Year' competition run by the National Scholastic Press Association for 2015-2016.
For the third consecutive year, Ben Franklin Apothecary and the Duncanville ISD Education Foundation are hosting the Heart of Duncanville 5K run/walk.
In this evolving digital world, it can be challenging to keep up with new technology developments. It is no different in schools, where districts strive to provide the best service possible with ever-changing technology trends.
Shortly after learning that 100% of Duncanville ISD schools received the highest rating possible from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) – Met Standard -, more good academic news arrived this week.
Students and staff at Duncanville Independent School District began the new school year at campuses that received technology upgrades, security improvements and, for many of the buildings, refurbished classrooms.
A quarterback as talented as Duncanville’s Jaylin Nelson could have played varsity football at any number of schools. But as a junior, Nelson opted to play on DHS’s junior varsity squad.
Duncanville Independent School District and all of our campuses met state standard for student achievement in 2015-2016, according to data released this week by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Every month Duncanville ISD celebrates a student, teacher and staff member. These honorees are going above and beyond and are, "Made With Pride" in Duncanville. This month's honorees are:
1) Teacher - Honoree at Central Elementary is Sherri Hevron (Music teacher, nominated by Sherri Smith)
• Music teacher at Central.
• Coordinater for the All City Choir for 10 years and coordinator for the Central Cyclone Choir for 18 years
• Stays late for students to practice
• Builds student music skills and appreciation for music
• Extra - Tutors in math and reading after hours as needed
• Volunteers time for student performances at PTA meetings
• Principal Ms. Smith said: “What impresses me about Mrs. Hevron is the number of personal hours after school that she dedicates. I believe the way she sacrifices her own time demonstrates her commitment to the students of Duncanville.”
2) Staff - Honoree at Central Kitchen is Virginia Morganfield (Nutrition Services, nominated by Director Donna Woodard-Thomas)
• Monitors all elementary cafeterias in the district
• Highly organized and dependable
• Flexible; fills in as needed
• Creative; comes up with ways to “work smarter and not harder”
• Her staff are well trained and able to work in any area of the kitchen
• At the core – students are always her first priority
3) Students –Tanessa Smith and Manuel Rogers at Brandenburg Intermediate School (nominated by Principal Dr. Cyprian).
• Tanessa and Manuel go above and beyond to ensure that Alfredo Cedillo is supported by his peers.
• 5th grade students
• Help a visually impaired classmate
• Carry his backpack when he is in the halls
• Get his get lunch tray
• Help him remain organized during the school day
• Ms. Gadson, a 5th grade teacher, described it as “neat seeing them in action. We are teaching them to be compassionate and to stand up for other people.”
• Tanessa and Manuel have really embraced that caring spirit.