December is special for many obvious reasons—it’s the season of giving, holiday celebrations and, of course, more time to spend with family and friends. And, it’s also application time in Dallas ISD—time to apply to one of the 100+ choice and specialty school programs for the 2021-2022 school year. The application window for a large variety of program options is open now through Jan. 31. Dallas ISD has something for every student!
Join us in a webinar and learn your options!
Saturday, Dec. 5
General webinar 10 – 11:30 a.m.
School webinars 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
General webinar 6 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12
General webinar 10 – 11:30 a.m.
School webinars 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
General webinar 6 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23
General webinar 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
General webinar 6 – 7 p.m.
To register for the webinar of your choice and to apply, visit:
Need assistance completing your application? We can help! Call the application phone bank at (972) 925-5560.  

In other news…
• Congratulations to our District 2, 2020  Teachers of the Year!
Thank you for your devotion, dedication and for inspiring our students to be great!
Kathryn Holmes, Longfellow Middle School
Adriana Popa, Sudie L Williams Talented and Gifted Academy
Anna Sorrells, Mockingbird Elementary
Kaitlin Connell, Lakewood Elementary
Lacour Lacour-Eron, Geneva Heights Elementary
Mariana Alegria, Lipscomb Elementary
Kimberly Harmon, Milam Elementary
Kimberly Broadway, Polk Elementary
Kevin Mclendon, Preston Hollow Elementary
Jennifer Glasser, Rogers Elementary
Mary Griffin, Hillcrest High School
Thao Le, Woodrow Wilson High School
Stacie Davenport, North Dallas High School
Marie Novais, Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy
Susan Moreno, Long Middle School
• The North Dallas High School renovations have begun! I’m proud the Board is investing in support of these students, teachers, and school leaders!
• Virtual STEM EXPO
Join us January 23, 2021 for the largest STEM Expo in Texas!
The annual event will be a digital experience to bring our community together to explore, design, build and create a brighter future. For more information, you can visit
• Virtual Community Meetings
The Magnet Schools Application Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Department of Centralized Enrollment and Magnet Programs and the Racial Equity Office (REO), is hosting Community Conversations designed to assist interested students and families with navigating the application process and learning about the new platform  Choose Dallas ISD, a one-stop application system that will make it easier for families to find the best-fit school for their child.
The virtual community meetings will be held at 6PM – 8PM on December 1, 3, and 17, and January 12, 14, 19 and 21.  Register at
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Dustin Marshall

District 2 representative on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees.

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