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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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  • McMath Middle Counseling Staff Wins CREST Award

    Denton Independent School District’s McMath Middle School Counseling Department was recently named as recipients of the CREST Award, which annually recognizes the top counseling staffs in the state, by the Texas School Counselor Association.

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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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  • Crownover Middle Seventh Grader Wins District Spelling Bee

    At the annual Denton ISD Spelling Bee, Alycea Morales, seventh grader at Crownover Middle School was named the district champion. The first and second place winners will advance to the County Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 31.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Class of 2022: See you Aug. 14 for free pizza

    The district’s Freshman First Day program ensures these students get an early, first-hand look at high school life at each of their respective campuses before the rest of their classmates at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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  • Schedule Pick Up for Secondary Students

    The families of high school and middle school students can begin picking up their course schedules for the upcoming school year at the end of July.

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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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