The Duncanville Fire Safety Tip Calendar Contest is in its third year and offers an opportunity for Duncanville elementary students in grades third through fourth to learn, share and showcase their art skills all while being educated about fire safety.
What started as a homework assignment turned into a unique opportunity for Duncanville High School senior Lena Vongdachanh.
Last week, nine Duncanville ISD schools received a special treat for earning Texas Education Agency (TEA) distinction designations for their 2017 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) scores.
If you want to catch up with Kasey Cheshier, you’ll have to be quick. The Duncanville High School graduate divides his days between running the iconic Ben Franklin Apothecary and Kitchens Deli in downtown Duncanville, serving with several community groups, training for marathons, and spending time with his wife and three young children.
At the end of eighth grade, Kaleb and his family were facing a choice many academically advanced students encounter when they also excel at extracurricular activities. Should they choose advanced curriculum and sacrifice the extracurricular activities or the other way around? “When I heard [Duncanville ISD] was adding a collegiate academy, I pretty much made up my mind right then,” Kaleb said.
Duncanville's Band has always delivered high impact, entertaining performances. At this summer's band camp, students and directors created a service project to help the district's elementary schools.
Teacher honoree is Julie Barron (Librarian, nominated by Sherri Smith)
• Goes above and beyond her librarian duties to ensure that teachers, students, and parents are supported.
• Serves as the membership chairperson for our PTO
• Successfully promotes partnerships with our families
• Organized several after-school workshops for parents when she noticed some parents were not knowledgeable on the online application process for free lunches
• Mrs. Barron is widely respected by all of the Central community for her strong work ethic, leadership, professionalism, and solution-seeking approaches.
Staff honoree is Naomi Franco (Secretary, nominated by Principal Kim Edmondson)
• Exemplifies the district core values. She supports "writing success stories one student at a time" through her efforts to serve teachers and administrators.
• Her willingness to do "whatever it takes" makes her an exemplary employee.
• Believes that every parent should have a positive interaction when they come into the office and strives to foster relationships with all stakeholders.
• Ms. Edmondson said: I have witnessed her effort to assist even the most difficult parent because it is her desire to show them that we are partners and truly want to help them with anything they need.
• She will patiently explain and answer questions so that the parent/community feels supported.
• She does it with a smile on her face and concern in her voice.
• Also, she is a proud Duncanville graduate and wants all stakeholders to find value in an education at Duncanville ISD.
Student honoree is Destiny Keaton at Brandenburg Intermediate School (nominated by Principal Tamra Thompson).
• Each morning as she volunteers her time in the office assisting with office duties.
• She’s also a part of the media team leading the campus with the morning announcements.
• Greets everyone with a smile and "hello", or "how are you today?"
• Ms. Thompson said - As the new principal of Brandenburg Intermediate, she was one of the first students that I had the pleasure of meeting. Upon entering my office, I spoke to her and asked how I could help her.
• She informed me that she just came by to say hello and gave me a hug. It warmed my heart to see such a respectful young lady.
• Destiny has been in the Duncanville ISD school system since kindergarten and is on the path for greatness. I know she will be one of our success stories just as she is today.