Texas City kicks off the holidays Thursday with their annual Christmas parade.
Texas City kicks off the holidays Thursday with their annual Christmas parade.
With Clear Creek ISD serving in its annual hosting roles, the Carlisle-Krueger Classic boys basketball tournament and the Peggy Whitley Classic girls basketball tournament commenced Thursday.
In reaction by the administration to a white nationalist being invited to speak at the Texas A&M campus was right.
Galveston's Undersea Warfare Center will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with special tours of it naval exhibits.
The 50th reunion of the Ball High School Class of 1966 was held at Boudreaux's on the Bayou with an absolutely fantastic turn out!
Dickinson Independent School District students, staff and parents will have plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit as the schools are planning many different fine arts performances and holiday activities.
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 cost when compared to 45 other local school districts.
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, grandparents or other close family or friends who have served or are serving in the military and will join the students to be recognized at campus programs.
Approximately 1,600 employees are busy each day educating 11,000 students throughout Dickinson Independent School District.
As we approach the holiday season, a 16-year tradition in the Dickinson Independent School District is continuing to make sure families in need within the school district have food.
Two new online programs launching this month in Dickinson Independent School District will provide elementary parents with additional resources to help reinforce the reading and mathematics skills students are learning each day in the classroom. ReadyRosie is designed for parents of prekindergarten students, while BringingUp provides opportunities for kindergarten through third-grade students by sharing online tips, strategies and resources specifically designed for in-home support.
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 entire Gator Nation community is invited to come out and support this annual celebration at the community parade and pep rally as well as the homecoming game.
The accomplishments of eight Dickinson High School alumni will be recognized this week when the Dickinson ISD Alumni Association hosts its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dickinson High School Athletic Hall of Honor.
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 Dickinson ISD to encourage more involvement in schools by male role models — fathers, grandfathers, uncles, men in the community, etc.
When compared to the same time last school year, Dickinson ISD has grown by a little more than 100 students.
Four educators with 24 years of combined service to Dickinson High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Dickinson with the organization’s Paul Harris Fellow award.
The first week of school is here and Dickinson Independent School District is set to kick off the 2016-17 school year with students returning Wednesday.
Hundreds of Dickinson ISD teachers returned to school today to join approximately 200 new teachers who started the new school year last week with several days of new teacher training.
Fifty Dickinson High School seniors will receive a $1,000 college scholarship thanks to a contribution of $50,000 donated to the Dickinson ISD Education Foundation by Mike and Donna Dienst to form the Dienst Family Scholarship.
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.
It was a proud moment for a Dickinson High School alumnus last week as she stood inside Sam Vitanza Stadium and raised an American flag to fly at the campus where she graduated in 1990.
While one school year has come to a close, there are four Dickinson High School students eagerly looking forward to the 2016-17 school year when they will lead the Dickinson High School Gator Marching Band.
The Girls on the Run program was started at San Leon Elementary this school year by counselor Martha White and teacher Kelli Love. The two learned about the program and attended training earlier this school year.
Walk through Hughes Road Elementary on any given day and you will see volunteers working with students, helping in the cafeteria or supervising in the gym. However, the real impact they are having is far greater than extra help around the campus. Started just last month, the WATCH D.O.G.S. program is giving fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other male role models a special way to be involved at the school.
As the school year comes to a close, the Dickinson Independent School District Education Foundation wrapped up the year with one of its most successful Academic Recognition Galas raising $40,000 to support the district’s students and teachers.
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.
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-grade at all campuses.
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 entering school in 2016-17. This event is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 25 in the board room at the Dickinson ISD Education Support Center, 2218 FM 517 E., in Dickinson.
Visit K.E. Little Elementary in Dickinson Independent School District and students will tell you they have many buddies thanks to a program created by Counselor Yvonne DeLeon called “Buddies Yes, Bullies No!”
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.
Plenty of exciting things are taking place in Texas public schools across the state each and every day, including many here in Dickinson Independent School District.
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.
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.
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 sure everything is in place for a smooth first year at Louis G. Lobit Elementary and Elva C. Lobit Middle School.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas came early this past Saturday for nearly 500 students at Silbernagel Elementary as each student received a brand new bicycle for reaching goals in reading, attendance and conduct.
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.
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.
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 athletic events and fine arts events and school programs. We are thankful for our taxpayers who have supported us by investing nearly $300 million in our schools through bond referendums to build new schools and provide renovations and expansion for our continually growing student enrollment.
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.
By TAMMY DOWDY
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 benefit the food pantry at the M.I. Lewis Social Service Center.
This is the season for high school homecomings. It is a time when alumni come back to visit their school and attend a high school football game.
The accomplishments of six Dickinson High School alumni will be recognized later this month when the Dickinson ISD Alumni Association hosts its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dickinson High School Athletic Hall of Honor Banquet. The banquet is scheduled for Oct. 17 in the Gilruth Center at NASA Johnson Space Center.