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The Dickinson Independent School District Student Athletic Training Program has been working behind the scenes for nearly 40 years providing vital sports medicine to 1,200 junior high school and high school athletes each school year. At the same time, the student athletic trainers are gainin…

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Dickinson Independent School District students and staff do innovative things in classrooms each day. Several have been highlighted this school year with the district theme, “Innovation in Gator Nation,” including articles and videos about our new STEM Academy, anti-bullying programs, techno…

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A new program in Dickinson ISD is allowing a group of eighth grade students to get back on track academically before entering high school. The ACCEL Academy, which opened this school year, provides a small learning environment to students who have been retained at a lower grade level. It tea…

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Dickinson Independent School District has an impressive number of Gator students who are very talented in the fine arts. Whether it is musically in the district’s choirs or bands, artistically through the campus art classes or theatrically through the junior high and high school theater depa…

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The spring semester will be full of opportunities for students and teachers thanks to approximately $70,000 in grants for teachers and scholarships for graduating Dickinson High School seniors provided by the Dickinson Independent School District’s Education Foundation.

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Enter a Dickinson Independent School District campus and you will see students and teachers actively integrating technology into everyday lessons. Students in today’s classrooms have access to a wide range of technology which is designed to ensure they have what they need to be college- and …

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Dickinson Independent School District has dramatically reduced energy usage throughout the district since implementing an energy management program six years ago. In fact, Dickinson ISD has saved over $4.2 million in energy costs since 2011 and now has the lowest energy use per square foot c…

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Dickinson Independent School District students will have a variety of ways to honor Veterans Day and remember the sacrifices made by the men and women serving our country in the armed forces. For many of the students, these individuals are near and dear to them, including their parents, gran…

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The Dickinson Independent School District will be “Kicking Off to Homecoming Week” this year in celebration of Homecoming Week festivities at Dickinson High School. The annual homecoming festivities, scheduled for the week of October 17-21, are much more than just a high school event as the …

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Encouraging parental and community involvement in schools is always a focus in Dickinson Independent School District as the district feels strongly that the connection between family and school is an important component to student success. There has been a special emphasis lately in Dickinso…

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Imaginations were soaring earlier this month as 80 Dickinson Independent School District students started off their summer creating new inventions and exploring the areas of science, technology, engineering and math all at a fun camp experience.

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In addition to receiving their high school diploma on June 3, 22 Dickinson High School seniors will have a head start in finding a job in the construction industry after also earning a Certificate of Completion through the National Center for Construction Education and Research, commonly known as NCCER.

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Projects of hundreds of students will be on display at McAdams Junior High when Dickinson Independent School District hosts its second annual product fair. This free event is open to the public from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and will include projects from students in first- through eighth-…

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Getting children ready to start elementary school is a milestone for parents. Dickinson Independent School District is hoping to make that transition a little easier by offering a parent-information night to share details about what to expect in both prekindergarten or kindergarten for those…

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Parent and family involvement is encouraged at all Dickinson Independent School District campuses through a number of different ways. However, Dunbar Middle School has found some special ways to continue family involvement as students make the transition from elementary to middle school.

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Dickinson ISD students will have five to 15 minutes longer in the school day in 2016-17, but they will start school two days later and ease back into the school year with only three school days during the first week of school.

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The 66 students in the DHS Law Enforcement Club are focusing on domestic violence as their platform this school year and using February, which is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, to work with the Galveston County Resource and Crisis Center.

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Work is moving along on Dickinson ISD’s new Lobit Education Village as construction crews are steadily making progress to have it open for students in August. While construction may be the obvious sign of a new school coming, there are many other essential tasks that are in the works to make…

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The artistic talent of hundreds of Dickinson ISD students is showcased in the district’s Education Support Center as rodeo-themed artwork lines the hallway in honor of the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Art Contest.

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Students interested in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics have an exciting opportunity to apply for a new academy being offered in Dickinson ISD next school year.

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Our experiences play a big role in shaping our futures and for Kelly Jackson her background in criminal justice and her four years as a parole officer influenced her decision to pursue a career in education.

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Dickinson ISD is creating a culture of energy management, which in addition to having positive effects throughout the district is encouraging students and staff to incorporate these energy-saving routines into their daily lives at home.

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There are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit in Dickinson ISD over the next three weeks through fine arts performances and other winter activities. The community is invited to come and support our students and see the great things they are accomplishing through fine arts.

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Dickinson ISD has many things to be thankful for as we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday next week. We are thankful for our nearly 11,000 students and their families and our more than 1,400 employees. We are thankful for our community, which has cheered for the Gators during athl…

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Rachelle Joseph is building “One Team With One Dream” as the new principal of McAdams Junior High. This theme is guiding Joseph as she gets to know the 1,536 students and 150 staff members at Dickinson ISD’s seventh and eighth grade campus.

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Gators give back. This is an important lesson taught and displayed in many ways at all Dickinson ISD schools throughout the school year. However, it is very evident at this time of year when students, parents and teachers join together for the district’s annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive to be…