The largest STEM EXPO in Texas was a phenomenal success! Approximately 2,000 students, parents, community members and educators engaged in a broad range of high-quality STEM experiences that sparked awareness and raised interest in STEM topics, careers and degrees at the 2021 Dallas ISD Virtual STEM EXPO.

The EXPO had more than 90 virtual exhibits and served as the culmination event for eight district championships. Here are our District 2 winners:

Science & Engineering Fair Competition

  • Ready, Set, Mask: 1st Place: Reena Josela Zamora Suasin, K.B. Polk Center for Academically Talented & Gifted
  • BTS: 1st Place: Deyami Morales, North Dallas High School
  • Will it Float: 1st Place: Ana Martinez, North Dallas High School
  • Airplane: 1st Place: Dung Thai, North Dallas High School
  • Sneaker Friction: 1st Place: Jonathan Smith, K.B. Polk Center for Academically Talented & Gifted

Bridge Building Competition

  • 1st Place Olympic Gold: Sean Gorden and Preston Moore, Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy
  • 3rd Place Olympic Bronze: Declan Shopoff and Ben Gorden, Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy

Math Olympiad Competition

  • 3rd Place Olympic Bronze: Samantha Guzman, Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy

Robotics Competition

  • First LEGO Explore, Explosive Award: Cole Kim, Owen Mielcarek, Ilia Olivera and Dylan Brown, Sudie L. Williams Talented & Gifted Academy

In other news…

District launches Operation Comeback to re-engage absent students

School absences have risen dramatically as parents and students cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, and Dallas ISD is launching Operation Comeback, an all-out effort to help students get back in school and engaged. It’s critical that students connect with schools to catch up on missed instruction.

Join the many ways to Celebrate Blackness during Black History Month

February is a time of great pride as we pause to recognize the many accomplishments of Black Americans. Dallas ISD’s Racial Equity Office is excited to provide a number of opportunities to help students learn about history while celebrating its significance. 

Visit dallasisd.org/blackhistorymonth to learn more.

Save the date for our Spring Semester Parent Conferences

Elementary School Campuses: Monday, Feb 22

Middle School Campuses: Tuesday, Feb. 23

High School Campuses: Thursday, Feb. 25

To comply with safety guidelines, schools will offer parent conferences virtually and/or in person by appointment.

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Dallas ISD Trustee
Dustin Marshall, District 2


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