Secondary Chess Tournament of 2021

Congratulations to Long Middle School and Sudie Williams Middle School, winners of first and third place in the Secondary Chess Tournament of 2021.

I would like to extend best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year.   

During winter break, I hope you had the chance to catch up with friends and family and enjoy some rest and relaxation. I have certainly spent some time reflecting on the  achievements and challenges of 2021, and thinking about the work and opportunities that lie ahead in 2022.  

A new year always brings a sense of renewal, of collective commitment and purpose to excel in research, learning, teaching, and service to our community.  

Dallas ISD remains focused on educational equity and finding unique and innovative ways to partner, support and create opportunities that make our schools a place where all children enjoy learning, develop strong relationships, and continue to grow each day socially, emotionally, and academically.  

As always, thank you all for your continued support. I hope 2022 is filled with love, patience, health, wisdom, prosperity, and education! 

District 2 news… 

  • I am very proud to announce our District 2 winners of the Cheer Challenge 2021: 
  • Division 5A D2- First place: Hillcrest High School
  • Division 5A D1-  Second place: Woodrow Wilson 
  • Shoutout to Hillcrest’s marching band and the Panaders, who kicked off the holidays by participating in the Dallas Holiday parade.
  • Congratulations to Long Middle School and Sudie Williams Middle School, winners of first and third place in the Secondary Chess Tournament of 2021. 

In other news… 

Virtual STEM EXPO  

Join us Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, 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 


Culture is everything in an organization—it’s how we define our behaviors, beliefs, and values. In Dallas ISD, we are focused on transforming student lives, fast in having urgency for all, flexible in striving for the yes, and friendly as we make memorable moments. These Core 4 culture tenets are at the core of all interactions among staff and with students, parents, and community members. They ensure that Dallas ISD’s culture promotes outstanding customer service to create a positive learning environment where our students can be successful. If you have seen examples of the Core 4 culture tenets in your interactions with Dallas ISD, let us know by emailing us at  

January is Board Recognition Month 

As part of School Board Recognition Month, I would like to recognize my fellow trustees who work with me at the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees. As board members, we not only create policies for public schools, but also serve as a link between the community and the district. It is an honor to work with my fellow trustees to improve the lives and education of our students at Dallas ISD! 

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Dallas ISD Trustee
Dustin Marshall, District 2

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