Category: Education

Kramer Expected to Name New Principal by Early August

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Katie Wanserski Eska

UPDATE: July 21

Dallas ISD has narrowed its search for a new Kramer Elementary principal to approximately a dozen candidates. District officials are already working on an initial round of interviews. Upon their completion, the finalists will meet with a selection committee comprised of parents and staff from both Kramer and other schools within its feeder pattern.


Cambridge School Finds Permanent Home

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The Cambridge School will eventually move to the site of Walnut Hill Lutheran Church. (Photo: Joshua Barthge)

Moving time is looming again for students and staff at The Cambridge School of Dallas.

The small Christian college preparatory school has called four different buildings home since it’s 2001 founding. School officials hope that this move will be their last.

“A permanent campus will enable us to enhance every aspect of our school,” head of school B. Paul Wolfe said. “This is crucial as we continue to model the pursuit of excellence toward noble ends, toward truth and goodness and beauty in all that we do.”


Welcome to Carnegie Hall

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It was July 2, 2016, and the fact that I would be playing in Carnegie Hall had not yet hit me as I turned at the corner of 57th Street. I pushed open the door of the backstage entrance and was greeted by a woman who directed me where to go. I ended up at the main backstage area, sheet music in hand, and made my way to the chairs where the performers were sitting.

I went through my pre-concert ritual, which includes tying up my hair and replaying my repertoire in my head. I thought about the passion, liveliness, and emotion that I was going to bring to the stage. Playing at Carnegie hall was supposed to be a dream, seemingly unattainable. Yet there I was sitting backstage.

Out I walked into the crowd of unfamiliar faces, head high and back straight, with a wide smile on my face. I spotted my parents beaming and clapping vigorously. I sat down at the piano and stared at my reflection, wondering how many people have gazed at this mirror.


Closing the Gender Gap

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Natalie Monger is spending the summer working on a project for Google. (Courtesy photo)

As a sophomore at the Episcopal School of Dallas, Natalie Monger was the one girl in a computer science class of about 20 boys.

Now, the 2015 graduate is a computer science and business major, with minor in dance, at the University of Southern California, and she is spending the summer developing software for Google.

“I think that’s [ESD is] where it started — that’s when she realized that’s what she wanted to do,” her mother, Michelle, said. “Natalie was particularly impressed with the female professors who spoke at the conference and encouraged young women to pursue studies in computer science.”


DISD Now Offers Online Enrollment

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The Dallas Independent School District now offers online enrollment for both returning and new students. The service is open to all kindergarten through 12th-grade students for the 2017-2018 school year, which starts Monday, Aug. 28.

Pre-K and early childhood students must register at their campus.

In order to enroll online, all returning students must have a SnapCode, which can be found on their last Dallas ISD report card or retrieved from the enrollment website www.dallasisd.org/onlineenrollment .

All students new to the distric, will need to follow the listed steps to ensure they are in fact a new student in the district. If a SnapCode is not found for a student, the New Student enrollment link will display and guide to submitting the online application.

Parents who prefer to enroll their children in person can download the required forms at www.dallasisd.org/paperenrollment.

For questions or concerns regarding the process, contact the Dallas ISD Enrollment hotline at (972) 925-5860 or send an email to [email protected].

 

 


Class of 2017

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Trinity Christian Academy students of the class of 2017 participate in their commencement at Prestonwood Baptist Church. (Courtesy photo)

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

Click “Read More” to view the full photo gallery from the graduation ceremonies.