Monthly Archives: January 2015

Coding Classes at HSMA!

Thursday, January 22 Coding Classes began after school.  All who attended had a good time and look forward to the next session on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 3:15 and ending at 4:15.  Light snacks are provided.  The class is $25 and runs for 10 weeks.

Please contact Ms. Acquaye at for further information.

Winners of the HSMA Science Fair

Below is a list of 1st – 3rd place winners for grades 3 through 8
3rd Grade
1st place: William Anderson – Celery Stick
2nd place: Sadie Brisendine – M&M Race and Khalil Norris – Sting Like a Bee
3rd place: Madisyn Tyler – Which Bread Molds Faster
4th Grade
1st place: Karson Shelby – Meltdown
2nd place: Victor Dupree – Bad to the Bone
3rd place: Shane Davis – Yolk Float
5th Grade
1st place: Sarah Brisendine – Perfect Parachute
2nd place: Tai’Yana Brown – Where’s the Meat
3rd place: Aja Johnson – Running to the Beat
6th Grade
1st place: Avery Rose – The Ultimate Battery
2nd place: Nicholas Jones – The effect of preservatives on the growth of food bacteria
3rd place: Alicyn Norris – Popcorn Crazy
7th Grade
1st place: Howard Anderson – That’s the Way the Ball Bounces
2nd place: Sebastian Roman – Artificial vs. Natural
3rd place: Leo Sanchez and Victor Alfaro – Wind Turbine Efficiency
8th Grade
1st place: Kyra Sanders – Public or Private
2nd place: Alex Rodriguez – Listen Quickly
3rd place: Christopher Adkins – Thermal Energy Spheres

Invitation to STEM Day

Hello! We would like to invite you, your family, and your campus to our second annual STEM Day held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Skyline High School from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Various groups, businesses, and organizations will provide STEM related hands-on sessions and activities for students, teachers, parents, and community members. This year we are offering over 80 sessions and activities with an added “Educator Track” for teachers and administrators. In addition to Dallas ISD’s departments, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Texas Alliance for Minority Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, UT Southwestern, SMU, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Engineering for Kids, OnPoynt, Texas Discovery Gardens, Google for Educators, Mad Science, John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Seaperch, VEX Robotics, Science in the Movies, and the US Navy will provide sessions and activities for STEM Day. Come join us on this fun-filled and engaging day of STEM related sessions and activities. I have included the following link for further information: .

Thanks, Mrs. Crystal Alexander

M.Ed. STEM Manager Dallas ISD

972-925-8907Call: 972-925-8907

Academic Pep Rally

Welcome back, District 5 Schools!



Trustee Lew Blackburn will be hosting an Academic Pep Rally on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 9am until 12pm, at Wilmer-Hutchins High School, located at 5520 Langdon Road, Dallas, Texas 75241.  Please encourage your students to participate.



Trustee Blackburn requests that you please publicize this event by:

  • Distributing copies of the attached flyers to students, staff and parents
  • Posting flyers throughout the school and publicizing on the school’s marquee
  • Reminding students in grades Pre-K through 12 to bring their report cards to qualify for prize drawings which includes gift cards up to $100
  • Encouraging parents and teachers to come out and celebrate our children’s success


Special Note:

  • Students with Perfect Attendance will be eligible to win prizes
  • Parents and Teachers will have chances to win prizes
  • Students are asked to bring a book that they have read recently and students who give a summary of the book will be eligible for prize drawings


If you have any questions, please contact Shantell Grant at (972) 925-3719.


On behalf of Trustee Blackburn, thank you in advance for helping to make this event a success!





Shantell Grant

Dallas ISD

Board Services

(972) 925-3719

Jeans Fridays continue!

Jeans Fridays continue. Please visit our Jeans Friday page to buy passes.

DISD trustees approve 2015-16 school year calendar

First day of school will be August 24th for the next school year. See the link for more details. Note that the first day for teachers to report appears to be a typo.