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  • District Students Selected as TMEA All-State Musicians

    Twelve 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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  • Board Approves Attendance Zone for Union Park Elementary

    At their regular meeting in December, the Denton ISD Board of School Trustees approved the attendance boundaries for the district’s next elementary school, Union Park Elementary. The school will be located at 7301 Field Wood Way in Aubrey.

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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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  • TEACH Denton Honored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

    TEACH Denton has been named one of the five finalists by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2018 Star Awards.

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  • District High School Holiday Concerts

    The holiday season is upon us, and it is time for concerts! Read on to find out when your high school fine arts group is performing:

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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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  • Veterans Day Celebrated Nov. 9 & 12

    The district's four comprehensive high schools will hold ceremonies in recognition of Veteran's Day Friday, November 9 and Monday, November 12. All veterans are welcome to attend the respective ceremonies.

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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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  • Union Park Rezoning Meetings to be held Oct. 16, 18

    As a result of many years of planning and leadership efforts by community members, parents, volunteers, Denton ISD team members and our Board of School Trustees, Union Park Elementary continues to take shape in preparation for its opening in the fall of 2019.

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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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  • It's A Colorful Life...

    Tim Canter is a student of Mrs. Olivia Gonzales’ Cosmetology Class at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Center studying for his barber certification exam, however, he faces a unique challenge. Tim Canter is one of eight percent of men who have red-green color blindness.

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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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  • Secure Entry Systems Added to Campuses

    Denton ISD has installed secure entry systems at all elementary campuses as part of efforts to increase school security across the district. The camera system requires all visitors to be visible and communicate the nature of their business before entering the building.

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  • DATCU’s $1 Million Gift Elevates Game Time Experiences

    The Denton Independent School District Board of School Trustees announced that to begin the 2018-2019 sports season there will be a million reasons to “light-up” scoreboards across the district, and it’s not just due to championship efforts of students and coaches.

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  • District to Host Forum on Stress, Anxiety and Depression

    Denton Independent School District’s Counseling Services Department will host a forum on stress, its affect on us and healthy ways to handle it at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the board room at the Ramsey Professional Development Center.

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  • Crosstown Rivals Square Off on TXA 21, Sept. 28

    TXA Ch. 21 will broadcast via tape-delay the game between the Ryan High Raiders and the Denton High Broncos at 10:30 p.m. CST on Friday, Sept. 28 at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. UIL rules prevent football games played on Friday nights from being broadcast live.

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  • DATCU, District Set to Announce Partnership Sept. 25

    DATCU and Denton Independent School District will announce a partnership to begin the 2018-2019 sports season there will be a million reasons to “light-up” scoreboards across the district, and it’s not just due to championship efforts of students and coaches.

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  • District posts “B,” in State’s New A-F Accountability System

    The Denton Independent School District received the letter grade of “B” under the new A-F Public School Accountability System released this week by the Texas Education Agency. Under a previous TEA label effectuated in 2011, the same score would have placed the district in the ‘Recognized’ category.

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  • Enrollment Lines and Happy Faces Highlight First Day

    A longtime hotspot for student growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Denton ISD maintained that notoriety with large numbers of campuses enrolling students on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Situated in the ninth-fastest growing county in the United States, Denton ISD has consistently ranked among the top 10 districts in number of new home starts and closures for the past five years.

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  • Make a Difference - Mentors and Volunteer Today!

    The Denton ISD mentoring program is for any person who is willing to provide a child with support, friendship and a constructive example through one-on-one meetings each week. No previous teaching experience is necessary to mentor.

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  • How to become an Adopt-A-School Partner

    We would love to have you join us as a 2018-19 Adopt-A-School District Partner! Sponsorship levels begin at $250 and, in return, we will promote your business in a variety of ways. If you wish to target your support to one specific campus, consider joining as a Campus Adopter.

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  • District to dedicate support building to Bill Giese on Aug. 7

    The Bill Giese Professional Support Services Building opened in the July and houses the district’s business and administrative services division, child nutrition, special education, data processing and ESL/bilingual departments.

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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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  • Celebrate Grandparents Day with Your Student

    Grandparents are invited to help us bridge the generation gap as the students show their appreciation for their grandparents. Continue reading to find out when your grandchild’s school is hosting activities.

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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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  • UPDATE: New 2018-19 Traffic Pattern for Guyer High

    We have been notified by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and the City of Denton that some of the changes in place to help with the flow of traffic entering and exiting Guyer High School will not be in place for the first week of school due to construction and weather delays.

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  • District partners with UNT Athletics for Extra Yard for Teachers

    Denton ISD’s Fine Arts Department was joined by representatives from UNT Athletics for a special announcement regarding Conference-USA’s 2018 Extra Yard for Teachers program during their August professional development.

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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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  • New Employee Reception to be held August 3

    Denton ISD, in partnership with the Denton Chamber of Commerce, will welcome approximately 300 employees new to the district during an event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 in the Denton High School Gymnasium, 1007 Fulton Street. Lunch is provided.

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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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  • Braswell Zone 10th Annual Back-To-School Extravaganza

    The Braswell Zone PTAs will host the 10th annual Braswell Zone Back-2-School Extravaganza at 6:30 pm on Monday, August 6 at Braswell High School. All proceeds raised during the event will benefit the Braswell Zone PTA groups.

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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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