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STAAR time is around the corner, and there are a few things parents need to know to help their children prepare for success.

Through its PREP U Weekday sessions, Dallas ISD offers families a series of workshops to learn more about the upcoming exams. The workshops are interactive, and families will have an opportunity to view sample questions in reading, math, and writing, as well as learn about the passing standards. District experts will be there to answer questions on how the STAAR impacts high school graduation requirements and other topics. By attending the workshops, parents will have access to resources to take home.

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to help your child prepare. District 1 will host the STAAR workshop at 9 a.m., March 21, at Anne Frank Elementary School, 5201 Celestial Road.

The workshops are in English with Spanish interpretation and include refreshments and prizes. For more information, contact the Office of Family and Community Engagement at 972.925.3916 or family@dallasisd.org.

During the month of March, parents also will be able to find information and resources about STAAR on the Proud Dallas ISD Parent Facebook page and on the district’s website here. District experts will answer questions submitted by parents through staar@dallasisd.org.

Other news in District 1:

Congratulations to student-athletes Jennifer Guerrero and Mitzi Limon from Thomas Jefferson High School; and Jakari Domino, Kylan Harrison, Drew Perkins, Andrey Taylor, Darrell White, Jordon Gomez, Jacob Lawrie, Mike Lawrie, Rondelle Lewis, Cody Gaither and Maria Guillen from W.T. White High School. These students were among the 100 athletes (roughly) who recently participated in National Signing Day, earning scholarships to play sports for a number of universities and colleges around the country.

Volunteer to help celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in Dallas ISD

Register to help us celebrate literacy at one of 84 Dallas ISD campuses on March 2. Schools across Dallas ISD will celebrate the late, great children’s author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel – best known as Dr. Seuss. Dallas ISD needs volunteers to participate and/or facilitate activities, storytelling, music and giveaways. Register to help here.

Gifted and Talented Fair

Anne Frank Elementary School will highlight the great things students in the Gifted and Talented Program are learning at their annual GT Research Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 2 at the school.

Spring Break is March 13-17. All district schools and administrative offices will be closed.

Edwin Flores

Edwin Flores


—Edwin Flores is the District 1 representative on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

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