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The Dallas Examiner | 3/3/2014, 9:59 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
Dallas ISD will hold its fourth annual Dallas ISD Goes to College: E3 event for all middle and high school students and their parents on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ellis Davis Field House at Jesse Owens Memorial Complex, 9191 S. Polk St. The college fair is free and provides many benefits to students and parents. Including supporting the district’s goal to educate and graduate students ready for college and careers. Students and parents will receive college admission and financial aid information from more than 50 colleges and universities. Students should contact their school counselor to register and transportation will be provided. Parents who need transportation will need to contact their student’s school counselor and register as a Dallas ISD volunteer. For more information, visit http://www.dallasisd.org.
The Dallas Bar Association hosts the 35th Annual Texas High School Mock Trial Competition from March 7 through March 8 as 25 high schools from across the state argue a hypothetical civil court case. Dallas judges and attorneys will serve as jurors and select the teams that are best prepared and who demonstrated exceptional presentation skills. Students will portray the prosecution, defense attorneys and witnesses. Among the 25 teams participating, seven local teams have advanced to the state competition:
• Booker T. Washington, Dallas (Defending Champions)
• Hillcrest High School, Dallas
• Skyline High School, Dallas
• Covenant Classical, Fort Worth
• Creekview High School, Carrolton
• Carrolton Christian Academy, Carrolton
• McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney
More than 1,000 Dallas-area attorneys and judges volunteer as mock trial clinic instructors, attorney advisers and as judges of the competition. The case that is presented each year is written by local attorneys and involves students from almost 200 Texas school districts.
For more information, visit http://www.dallasbar.org/mocktrial
Dallas ISD officials will join students, staff and community members at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. to mark the dedication of Oran M. Roberts Elementary School, 4919 E. Grand Ave. The Billy Earl Dade Middle School Leadership Cadet Corps will conduct the flag presentation. The ceremony will be highlighted by student performances from the school choir and dance team. O.M. Roberts Elementary opened in August 2013 and serves 810 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. Roberts Elementary is the 13th new school built under the 2008 Bond Program. For more information, visit http://www.dallasisd.org.
The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations to meet the quantity of patients who need blood transfusions to continue their lives. The following are some of the upcoming blood donation opportunities in Dallas County:
March 1–10 a.m. – 2p.m.
• Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 E. Parkerville Road, Cedar Hill
• Data Center Systems, 1881 Valley View Lane
March 4–12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• Criswell College, 4010 Gaston Ave.
March 11–10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• VCE, 1500 N. Greenville Ave., Richardson
March 12–10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Internal Revenue Service, 4050 Alpha Road
• Tollway Plaza II South, 15950 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 525