NOTICE TO PARENTS
Denison ISD has made some major changes to routes, to accommodate our new teachers that will also be driving, as well as our own driver shortage. Parents and guardians... please be sure to check your students bus route on the website, to make sure they have the current route information. Click here to visit the Bus Route Finder page.
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LEADING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE
Denison High School ranks among nation’s best
Denison High School has once again been ranked among the best high schools in the nation for the 17th year in a row, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s highly respected annual report on the state of education in America’s public schools.
U.S. News also compiled state, metro and school district rankings in the report, with Denison High School earning the highest ranking out of all the larger high schools in what the report defines as the “Sherman, TX Metro Area Rankings.” Additionally, out of approximately 3,000 public high schools in Texas and 24,000 nationwide, Denison earned high rankings of 417 and 4,993 respectively, strong indicators that Denison’s award-winning teachers and students, at all grade levels, continue to meet and exceed local, state and national averages.
“These incredible achievements by our high school students and teachers are a direct result of the unique culture of personal and academic excellence that exists in every classroom, at all grade levels, throughout our district,” DISD Superintendent Dr. David Kirkbride said . “Our supportive families and strong community partnerships also play huge roles in this continued success. Our people are our greatest resources and assets, and we are so very grateful for that.”
Schools were ranked based on their performance according to six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. Science proficiency and performance were also incorporated into the methodology this year in states such as Texas where science assessment is available. Denison High School as well as the Denison ISD district as a whole met or exceeded statewide averages in all three major subjects including mathematics, reading and science.
“It’s just phenomenal that our teachers and students continue to achieve top state and national
rankings year after year…a testament to the high quality of instruction, curriculum planning, diverse course and program offerings, staff development, student-centered focus, family involvement and overall support provided for each and every student, academically and personally, at every grade level,” said Kirkbride. “I am honored and privileged to be a part of this school district and the school-community partnerships that work together constantly to make our schools and students so incredibly successful. We have a culture here in Denison that is very special and unique…one that values the gifts, talents, needs, abilities and potential of each and every child.”
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DISD Special Education Records Public Notice
POSTED: AUGUST 2, 2023
The Denison Independent School District, in compliance with federal and State regulations, will soon be destroying the records of Special Education students enrolled in DISD during the 2015-2016 school year.
The government-mandated action will begin ten (10) working days from the date of this notice and will affect only those students who have graduated, left the program or moved from the district. Parents or students 18 years of age or older who wish to obtain copies of the above referenced records, for the purpose of applying for Social Security benefits or other reasons, should contact the Denison ISD Special Education Office at 903-462-7020.
HELP YOUR STUDENT THRIVE
Denison ISD Thrive program is please to share a new mental health tool to support families. This free and confidential service is available for families is called ParentGuidance.org. ParentGuidance.org is a web service developed by licensed therapists that provides trusted and specialized courses, professional support, and a safe community for parents to learn how to support their children and get answers to mental health questions.
ABOUT PARENTGUIDANCE.ORG. Our hope is that ParentGuidance.org will give you a trusted resource to get answers to help you support and help your children if they are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-worth, grief and loss, suicide ideation, family strife, and other mental health concerns. We also hope that courses such as “Parenting with a Purpose” and “Unlocking your Inner Parent Super Hero” will provide you with tools to form stronger bonds with your children.
RENEWAL OF DISTRICT OF INNOVATION PLAN
The District’s plan is to renew our District of Innovation exemption, by exempting the district from the uniform school start date.
This allows flexibility to consider starting school earlier in August and ending the school year prior to Memorial Day in May. It also allows for completing the first semester prior to Christmas Holiday break.
DENISON IS ESSER FUNDING
ESSER Funding for Texas School Districts
The U.S. Congress has provided financial support for districts and schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to address the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas received $1.3 billion in ESSER I funding, an additional $5.5 billion in ESSER II, and $12.4 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds (also referred to as ESSER III). To view the Denison ISD ESSER Use of Funds Plan, CLICK HERE
ONLINE FREE & REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS
Denison Independent School District is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
DENISON ISD VISITOR
Denison ISD is pleased to announce that we will be using the LobbyGuard Visitor Management System in our school(s). LobbyGuard will be used to track visitors, volunteers and vendors who come into our schools. Computer kiosks have been installed on all campuses at the main entrances for visitors to sign-in electronically.
HELP MAKE SCHOOL SAFETY A PRIORITY
If you or your student suspect or become aware of any students or adults in a school who are planning or acting in any unsafe way, please let us know.
SAVING FOR COLLEGE IN TEXAS
If college is part of your child’s future, we’ve got a plan to help save for it. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund® allows you to lock in current undergraduate tuition rates and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Tuition units purchased in the plan may be used for all or a portion of these costs,
and our flexible payment options fit almost any budget.
It’s easy to open a Texas Tuition Promise Fund account.
And, the sooner you start, the more affordable a college education could be.
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