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  • Dr. Lisa Thibodeaux Named Director of Secondary Curriculum

    After spending the past 22 years with Plano ISD, Dr. Lisa Thibodeaux, executive director for secondary academics, will join Denton ISD as the Director of Secondary Curriculum. Dr. Thibodeaux will begin her new duties July 1.

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  • Instructions for Viewing Your Child's STAAR Scores

    STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019. If you need your child's PEIMS number (either SSN or S#) in order to lookup the Unique Access Code, you will need to contact your student's campus by June 3.

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  • 2019 Denton ISD High School Summer School Information

    Need information about how to enroll for summer school? Read on for summer school schedule, course offerings and online payment portal.

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  • Jacqueline San Miguel-Lozano Named Principal of Fred Moore High

    Mrs. San Miguel-Lozano has been serving in the role of interim principal following the loss of Marilyn Rabsatt who succumbed to cancer this spring.

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  • Marvyn White Named Principal at Rivera Elementary

    Marvyn White has been named principal at Rivera Elementary. He replaces Roshaunda Thomas who was recently named the district’s new assistant director of student services. Mr. White will begin his new duties in July.

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  • Andrea Hare Named Principal of Hodge Elementary

    Andrea Hare, assistant principal of Hodge Elementary, has been elevated to principal at the campus at which she currently serves. She replaces the campus’ current leader, Dr. Patty Jensen, who has accepted a similar position out of state and will be moving with her family during the summer. Ms. Hare will begin her new duties in July.

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  • Sandra Brown Named Director of Elementary Curriculum

    After spending the past 14 years as an administrator in Denton ISD’s Curriculum & Instruction Department, Sandra Brown has been named the district’s new director of elementary instruction. She replaces Mary Helen Martin who will retire at the end of this school year following 43 years of service in public education. Ms. Brown will begin her new duties in July.

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  • Roshaunda Thomas Joins Student Services Department

    After 16 years leading Rivera Elementary School, Roshaunda Thomas has been named the district’s new assistant director of student services. The position has remained unfilled for the past few months following the retirement of another administrator. Ms. Thomas will begin her new duties in July.

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  • Dr. Daniel Lopez Named Executive Director of Human Resources

    Dr. Daniel Lopez, area superintendent of academic programs for the Denton High School zone, has been named the Executive Director of Professional Personnel in the Human Resources Division. Dr. Lopez replaces Dr. Tracy Johnson effective July 1.

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  • Denton ISD Spirit Night at Frisco Rough Riders May 17

    The Denton Public School Foundation is partnering with the RoughRiders for the district's spirit night game at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Fan can enjoy their shaded seats as the RoughRiders play the Amarillo Sod Poodles and a post-game fireworks show.

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  • District Honored by H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

    H-E-B announced that Denton ISD has been selected as a Semi-finalists for the retailer’s 18th annual Excellence in Education Awards program. For the sixth year in a row, H-E-B recognized 25 public school districts to highlight the importance of strong local schools and school leadership. As a Semi-finalist, the district received a $1,000 award.

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  • Apply Now: 2019-20 DPSF Grants & Scholarships

    The Denton Public School Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019-20 Staff Scholarships, Grants-to-Teachers and School-Wide Initiatives. The deadline for all application submissions is Monday, June 17, 2019.

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  • LEAD Denton Now Accepting Applications for 2019-20

    LEAD Denton is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 cohort from current Denton ISD employees. The mission of LEAD Denton, in the Denton ISD, is to develop leadership capacity to improve organizational effectiveness and promote a culture of learning and engagement for all stakeholders.

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  • Educational Fair Open to District Employees and Families

    Denton ISD in conjunction with North Texas Collegiate Consortium will be hosting an educational fair for District employees on Tuesday, February 26. Several institutions of higher learning will showcase graduate and undergraduate programs.

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  • Help Us Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day

    Denton ISD’s elementary schools will celebrate Read Across America from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Volunteers are needed with a minimum donation of time commitment of 30 minutes.

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  • Nutrislice Interactive Menus Now Available

    Denton ISD is pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Nutrislice. Nutrislice is a fast, convenient online tool that allows you to view school breakfast and lunch menus, nutritional values, food allergens and meal prices.

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  • Technology Survey Open to Parents, Students and Staff

    The annual BrightBytes technology survey helps our schools make the best possible technology decisions for your children. The survey is available from January 28 through February 22, is completely anonymous and can be completed in about 5 minutes.

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  • Students of Furloughed Employees may be Eligible to Receive Free/Reduced Meals

    Denton ISD Child Nutrition Department encourages households that experience a change in economic circumstances to apply for free and reduced meal benefits.

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  • District Students Selected as TMEA All-State Musicians

    Thirteen students from Denton ISD's high school music programs have advanced through multiple rounds of auditions to be selected as TMEA All-State Musicians. These students will travel to the TMEA State Clinic and Convention in San Antonio February 14-18.

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  • District honored by College Board for AP Growth

    Denton ISD is one of only 28 districts in Texas and 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

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  • Coats for Kids Ride Aims to Collect 3,000 Coats for Students

    Motorcycle enthusiasts and community volunteers are partnering with Denton ISD and other Denton County school districts with the seventh annual Coats for Kids Ride on Sunday, Nov. 25. This year the ride will include a drive through Texas Motor Speedway.

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  • Apply for Denton Public School Foundation Scholarships

    Applications for the Denton Public School Foundation scholarships for graduating DISD seniors are now available online. The awards range from $250-$4500 and can be used for university, college or trade and vocational schools.

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  • Plans Unveiled for New Denton High School

    At the November 13 school board meeting, plans for the new Denton High School were presented. Construction will begin in June 2019 on the new Denton High School. The campus will serve 2,400 students and is anticipated to open its doors in the Fall of 2022.

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  • Julie Zwahr Hired as District’s Communications Director

    Julie Zwahr has been named the Denton Independent School District’s director of communications and community relations. Ms. Zwahr, who currently serves as the coordinator of communications, will replace Mario Zavala Jr.

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  • Board Reviews New Design for Strickland Middle School

    During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, members of the Board of Trustees reviewed preliminary plans presented by VLK Architects, for a complete re-design and rebuild of Strickland Middle School on its current site.

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  • District Dedicates Alexander Elementary on Oct. 22

    The Denton Independent School District Board of Trustees will host a formal dedication of Alice Moore Alexander Elementary School beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. Alexander Elementary is located at 800 Mack Road, Denton.

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  • College and Career Expo to be held Oct. 20

    The expo will feature interactive sessions to help families and students prepare for the whole college experience. Topics will vary in scope from financial planning and applying for scholarships to emerging career trends and how to earn college credits in high school.

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  • Staff Development, No School October 12 and 15

    There will be no school for students on Friday, October 12 and Monday, October 15 due to Staff Development. All district administrative offices will remain open during their normal operating hours.

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  • Teach Denton Initiative Named Finalist for State Award

    Denton ISD’s Teach Denton initiative, an innovative approach to finding future educators in areas of need, has been named one of five finalists for the 2018 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Awards.

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  • DPSF Grants $99,542 to Teachers, Staff

    The Denton Public School Foundation in partnership with the district, local businesses and community leaders presented $99,542 in scholarship and grant money was recently awarded to 123 Denton ISD teachers and staff members.

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  • District increases school safety with adoption of new policy

    The policy allows current employees who are commissioned law enforcement agents or have extensive training in law enforcement to carry a concealed firearm on them, including while on school property.

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  • Denton ISD Receives Grant to Boost FASFA Participation

    The project, funded by The Kresge Foundation and Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, National College Access Network (NCAN) challenges each of the grant recipients to increase their FAFSA completion rates by at least five percent for the Class of 2019.

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  • Changes to Teacher Web Pages for 2018-19

    Denton ISD is committed to consistent and open communication with parents and the community. The district is now requires all teachers and staff to maintain a standard set of information across all campuses as part of the district’s web presence.

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  • New Student Safety Processes for 2018-19 School Year

    For the 2018-2019 school year, students, parents and staff will notice changes based on building improvements and training with regard to school safety processes. Details include an awareness campaign as well as the installation of secure entry systems at every campus.

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  • Denton Back to School Fair to be held August 11

    Parents and/or guardians of Denton County students who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch may receive school supplies, backpacks, health education resources and more if you register in advance for an upcoming back-to-school fair.

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  • Registration for 2018-19 School Year Is Now Open

    The enrollment process for the 2018-19 school year for all new and returning Denton ISD students is now open via the district’s online registration system, InfoSnap. Please read the following information in its entirety regarding 18-19 school year registration.

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  • Cornelius Anderson Named Principal of Ginnings Elementary

    Mr. Cornelius Anderson, principal of Wesley Elementary School in Houston ISD, has been named the new principal of Ginnings Elementary. He replaces Marci Auchter, who is leaving the district to take a position with Prosper ISD to be closer to home.

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  • Ronnie Watkins Named Principal of Davis School

    Ronnie Watkins, an assistant principal at Ryan High School, has been named the principal at Lester Davis School. Mr. Watkins takes over for Dr. Buddy Dunworth, who vacated the position after being named principal at McMath Middle School.

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  • Trey Peden Named Principal of Myers Middle School

    Trey Peden, an assistant principal at Ryan High School, has been named the principal at Bettye Myers Middle School. Mr. Peden will take over for James Whitfield, who was named principal in May but resigned earlier this week to focus on his family.

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