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  • Board Approves Calendar for 2019-20 School Year

    The Board approved the 2019-20 School Calendar as previously presented. Under the district’s designation as a TEA District of Innovation, the calendar reflects changes that are intended to drive more effective learning and the desires of our local community.

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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 New 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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