Great things are happening for our students in Trustee District 6! Congratulations to the graduating seniors at Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Carter High School, and Kimball High School, who will receive automatic admission to the University of North Texas at Dallas, thanks to a partnership between the university and Dallas ISD. We are creating opportunities for our students to attend college. I love the work we do!
As we go to press, my Kimball Knights are headed to the state championship in basketball. I am so proud of them for defeating San Antonio Veterans Memorial, 50-47, to move on and compete for the 5-A State Championship! I haven’t forgotten my Carter Cowboys, who fell short of state this time but will be back in the running next year. District 6 athletes are rocking in basketball!
Congratulations also to Kimball Knight basketballer T-Johnn Brown for passing the 2,000-point mark this season!
Shoutout to all my District 6 student-athletes who have signed up to join college rosters upon graduation. From Carter High School: Niko Johnson, Kourtney Ellis, Taiwan Ledbetter, Diontre Webber, Jerome McCristion, Julian Gates, Jemelh Chambers, Jakyre Brown, and Antonio Henderson. And from Kimball High: DaCannon Wickware. Congratulations!
Black History celebrated in Dallas ISD
I was happy to see our former African American school board members recognized during our Black History Month board meeting last month. It was a joy to see Judge Thomas G. Jones, Dr. Lew Blackburn, Bernadette Nutall, Dr. Ora Lee Watson and Ron Price receive their due at the meeting. Also recognized were Se-Gwen Tyler and Robert Price, who could not attend.
We were also blessed to hear this year’s MLK Oratory competition winner Zihair Douglas, from Marsalis STEAM Academy, deliver his speech. And the Carter High School choir sang the National Black Anthem. What a night!
Neighborhood Schools Night Out
On April 6 at 5:30 p.m., we will be highlighting our neighborhood campuses. You will be able to register for your campus and learn about the benefits of the quality schools right here in your neighborhood. For more information about this event, visit Dallasisd.org/neighborhoodschools. Opportunity is just around the corner.
A big day for family involvement
Thanks to Greg Chapman and Phi Beta Sigma, who helped us celebrate African American Parent Involvement Day recently at their adopted school, Adelle Turner Elementary. We can always count on the Sigmas to support our students, and we are so grateful.
Thanks to our counselors
Our school counselors were honored during National School Counseling Week, and I would be remiss if I did not pay my respects to all the awesome counselors in Dallas ISD who work diligently with our scholars daily, and especially to those at Carter High who help our students dream big every day. Thank you.