Monthly Archives: October 2014

Aguilar family update

Lots and lots of donations have been received.  A great big thank you to those who have donated!

However the family still needs:

clothing for: male – 33×32 pants, 8 1/2 shoes, large shirts and jacket

female – size 8 pants, 6 1/2-7 shoes, large shirts and jacket

youth male – 28×30 pants, medium shirts and jacket

youth female – size 8 pants, 7 1/2 shoes, medium shirts and jacket

6th grade female – size 10 pants, size 4 shoes, 10-12 shirts and jacket

diapers (size 3) and clothing for 9 month old girl

Hats and gloves for all as the weather turns colder.  Some of the family’s clothing was unharmed by flames, but infused with smoke and is unusable.


Please contact Mrs. Liza Lopez at the school – 972-794-3400 (fax 972-794-3401) for further information.

Aguilar Family

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

This letter is to inform you that the Aguilar Family was a recent victim of an apartment home fire in Oak Cliff.  Fortunately no one was hurt.  However, they lost everything in the fire.  One of the children is a 6th grader at Stone.

We are asking you again to join us in support of this family.  There will be a donation box located in the Home Ec room Thursday during parent conferences as well as in the coming weeks for donations.

The family needs: diapers, canned goods, bread, boxed food items, toiletries, bedding, clothing for: male – 33×32 pants, 8 1/2 shoes, large shirt; female – size 8 pants, 6 1/2-7 shoes, large shirt; youth male – 28×30 pants, medium shirt; youth female – size 8 pants, 7 1/2 shoes, medium shirt; 6th grade female – size 10 pants, size 4 shoes, 10-12 shirts; clothing for 9 month old girl.

Please know that your donation will be greatly appreciated.  On behalf of the Aguilar Family, we would like to thank you in advance for your generosity.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school for additional information if needed.

A message from DISD Intergovernmental Affairs & Community Relations


Below is a survey and volunteer opportunity we would love for you to share with your membership/network. If possible, we would love to come and talk with your group about opportunities available for engagement with Dallas ISD. Thank you again for your continued support!

We need your input on Public School Choice.

Please take the survey today!

Dallas Independent School District needs your help! We are committed to providing more educational options for our students, based on their specific interests, learning styles, and needs. By tapping into our students’ individuality, we can improve their learning dramatically and ensure that they are college-and-career ready by the time they graduate.

Over the next five years, we plan to launch 35 new public choice schools or programs that reflect student, parent, educator, and community desires and needs. These new schools or programs will look similar to some existing Dallas ISD magnet schools, only without the academic admissions requirements. In order to do this, we first need to hear your opinions!

This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes. It is designed to seek input from all community members residing within Dallas ISD boundaries. Please note that this survey is not limited to only parents of Dallas ISD students – all citizens living within Dallas ISD boundaries are encouraged to complete this survey. The information gathered from this survey will help the district develop a plan that meets community desires and needs. We ask that you fill it out as accurately and completely as possible.

If you would like to utilize the Spanish version of the survey, please click here.

Your voice matters to us. Thank you! 

Thank you for your continued support!

Will you commit one hour a week to serve Dallas ISD students?

Commit Today!

Destination 2020 is the district’s action plan to prepare more college- and career-ready students than any large urban district in the nation.

The path to this goal begins early in our students’ education. We know that students who are not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd-grade are four times less likely to graduate high school on time.

This is where you can make a difference. One-on-one support for struggling readers is highly effective at bringing early elementary students up to grade level.

Supporting a student is easy—it requires no special degree or experience. We will equip you with the training and tools to guide your students to success.

Will you commit one hour a week this school year to serve Dallas ISD students?

Join us today. Impact our tomorrow.

Dallas ISD
Intergovernmental Affairs & Community Relations

Spirit shirts!

Spirit shirts will be delivered Wednesday, October 8. Please look for them to come home with your child.

Harry Stone Closed, Friday, October 3-Power Outage

Alert – October 3, 2014

Several Dallas ISD schools are closed today, Friday, October 3.

As of 5 a.m., several Dallas schools are without power and there has been no reassurance that power will be restored prior to 8 a.m. All other schools will remain open and buses will run on a normal schedule. All athletic events scheduled for tonight will take place.

Non-campus staff should still report to work.

In the interest of safety, the following Dallas ISD schools are closed today, Friday, October 3. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Schools Closed as of 6:45 a.m. October 3, 2014 
John Quincy Adams ES
Nathan Adams ES
William M. Anderson ES
William Atwell MS
Annie Webb Blanton ES
T.W. Browne MS
Casa View ES
Central ES
Cesar Chavez ES
Julius Dorsey ES
J N Ervin ES
Stephen Foster ES
Ben Franklin MS
Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy
W.E. Greiner MS
Nathaniel Hawthorne ES
V. H. Hexter ES
Highland Meadows ES
Robert T. Hill MS
L L Hotchkiss ES
John B. Hood MS
J.F. Kimball HS
Obadiah Knight ES
Lakewood ES
R E Lee ES
HW Longfellow MS
Francisco Medrano MS
E M Pease ES
Pleasant Grove ES
Preston Hollow ES
M. T. Reilly ES
J.J. Rhoads ES
Dan D Rogers ES
Clinton Russell ES
San Jacinto ES
A. Maceo Smith New Tech HS
Alex W. Spence MS
H. Grady Spruce HS
Harry Stone ES
R L Thornton ES
George Truett ES
Adelle Turner ES
Daniel Webster ES
Sudie Williams ES
Winnetka ES

STEM Conference for Girls, grades 6-12

STEM Conference for Girls
Saturday, November 1, 2014: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Jonsson School of Engineering on the UTD Campus in Richardson, Texas.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Dallas Section will be hosting the a Design Your World – STEM Conference for girls in grades 6-12. The STEM Conference is a high energy day-long event for girls and parallel sessions for parents, informal and formal educators. Hear an inspirational and dynamic speaker, engage with hands on engineering activities and interact with college students in STEM fields. Girls can also earn the center Hexagon STEM Patch.

Click here for more information and to register.