A group of Operations Department employees received awards from the Risk Management department for creating a safe work environment for themselves and others.
Recently, there have been many conversations regarding the state’s new A-F accountability rating system for Texas public schools.
Bridgette King has always had a passion for basketball. King played a variety of sports growing up. In high school, she was a band kid, graduating from Duncanville High School in 1990.
Sawdust fills the air as students work feverishly toward their deadline. The scream of the circular saw cuts through the sound of teenagers talking.
A group of Central Elementary School parents recently spent time in the classroom to learn how to improve their kids’ educational experience.
Multiple fundraisers this year have allowed Central Elementary School to donate almost $4,000 to one of its students who is battling cancer.
A Duncanville High School student was named Best Sports Photographer in the nation by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) in its 2016 competition.
Gloria Alvarez, a bilingual kindergarten teacher, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Teacher selection for the month of January. Ms. Alvarez was nominated by Sheri Lee
Gloria Alvarez is a strong supporter of the new district bilingual model Gomez and Gomez. She teaches bilingual kindergarten at Merrifield Elementary. She engages her students to speak both Spanish and English. I have witnessed her encouragement to students first hand and the progress that her students show is evident, as they speak in both languages. When her students speak to my students they are able to understand and comprehend in English very well. Mrs. Alvarez has demonstrated the ability to allow the students to be placed in both languages throughout each and every day. I understand that teaching students, in kindergarten, in one languages is not the easiest task to reach full understanding but for Mrs. Alvarez, two languages seem to be a natural process. She is an excellent teacher displaying the love for learning for all. Because of her determination to promote bi-literacy it has encouraged me to teach my students some Spanish so they might be able to talk to Mrs. Alvarez' students at recess or lunch. Mrs. Alvarez is a great leader and a joy to work with.
Chad Rocker, in maintenance, is the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Staff selection for the month of January. Mr. Rocker was nominated by Kyle Berger.
Chad oversees district keys as well as other areas. His dedication and attention to detail has made the bond program run extremely smooth in regards to getting keyed. A large majority of the work in the bond was touching almost every door in the district with new security hardware. Chad has not missed a beat in getting the doors set to our district keys etc.
Jonathan Campos and Isaiah Vera, are the Made With Pride in Duncanville – Student selections for the month of January. They were nominated by their principal, Mr. Gonzalez
Jonathan and Isaiah are student leaders in the classroom and top in their class. An example of their leadership is when the class goes to the computer lab they assist their classmates logging into the computers. They can CNTRL-ALT- DEL simultaneously, key in symbols with ease, which gets the class focused on instruction minimizing distractions. Jonathan and Isaiah are always willing to provide assistance when it is needed. Their teacher, Ms. Voung has expressed that they are a great asset to the classroom.