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The last day of school is less than two months away, so now is an ideal time for parents to explore the fun learning opportunities available for students over the summer.

Studies show that the summer loss of knowledge and skills is real and that hands-on, enriching and fun activities that support learning can stop this “summer learning slide.” Dallas ISD has again teamed up with the City of Dallas and Big Thought, under the umbrella Dallas City of Learning, to bring families summer activities for children of all ages.

The Discover Summer Resource Fair earlier this month saw more than 2,000 parents and students find out about the variety of summer learning opportunities. However, for those who didn’t attend the event, there is still time to register for these free and low-cost summer activities.

The opportunities for students in District 2 include:

  • All-Sports Camps offer students age eight to incoming ninth-graders the chance to participate in several different sports every day. The camps are June 18–21 at Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex;
  • Dallas Public Library branches, including the Lakewood Branch located at 6121 Worth St., will host weekly activities such as live performances, hands-on experiences and brain puzzles;
  • The Summer Dance Intensive being held at five Dallas ISD schools is open to current District 2 dance students.

Go here to see the full catalog of summer activities available to students.

In other District 2 news…

Mark your calendars for graduation ceremonies

Woodrow Wilson High School, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26 at Alfred J. Loos Field House

North Dallas High School, 4 p.m., Saturday, May 26 at Alfred J. Loos Field House

Hillcrest High School, 1 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at Alfred J. Loos Field House

Perfect scores for Woodrow Band

The Woodrow Wilson High School Band earned perfect scores at the UIL Sweepstakes, with straight 1s in marching, concert, and sight-reading.

Long teacher awarded

Southern Methodist University recognized J.L. Long teacher Johny DeLeon with an award for helping lead the student scientist to the local, district and regional science fairs.

Stonewall Jackson Deaf Education Reunion

Stonewall Jackson Elementary School hosted a deaf education reunion on March 24 to bring together 60 years of current and former deaf education students. Deaf education students shared stories and memories at the reunion. Leading up to the reunion, the school live-streamed its announcements on March 23 with deaf education students providing sign language, including for the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.


Dustin Marshall, District 2

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