Discover Dallas ISD Fair to showcase district schools, programs
Special to The Dallas Examiner | 11/28/2016, 10:39 a.m.
Special to The Dallas Examiner
With more than 159,000 students, the Dallas Independent School District is unquestionably the area’s pre-K-12 education leader. Still, in today’s competitive education market, district officials want to be sure families are aware of the dozens of schools and academic programs available in Dallas ISD schools.
That’s why the district said it will bring together representatives of every district school for the first Discover Dallas ISD Fair on Dec. 3.
The program is designed to offer families with children heading to prekindergarten and/or high school an opportunity to meet and talk with teachers and school administrators about their schools and what they offer.
Dallas ISD has 228 schools offering academic programs from pre-K, single-gender and magnet schools to collegiate academies, STEM and STEAM schools and neighborhood schools that boast close ties to their surrounding communities.
“In north Texas, our schools offer more educational options than are available anywhere in the metroplex, and we have a track record of improving graduation rates and preparing students for college and careers,” said Stephanie Elizalde, Dallas ISD chief of school leadership. “We want parents to see and experience what our schools are doing to put more students on a track for academic and career success. Seeing is believing, and this event is a chance for our district’s 228 schools to showcase what they have to offer discerning families looking for a quality education for their children.”
The fair will feature exhibits and demonstrations of career, technical and STEM programs like robotics and culinary arts, as well as choir, band and instrumental performances.
Parking and admission to the event are free of charge. To ensure adequate parking and sufficient time for each family, attendees have been asked to use the following schedule:
• Families with last names A-L
attend from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Families with last names M-Z
attend from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Elementary schools will be showcased at Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk St., and secondary schools will exhibit across the street from the field house at Hulcy Middle School, 9339 S. Polk St.
To learn more, call 972-925-3959 or visit http://www.dallasisd.org/discoverdallasisd.