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WE'RE GOING LIVE!

Can't make it to the game? Watch the
Denison Yellow Jacket varsity football
home games
LIVE from Munson Stadium!

Click the YouTube icon to watch 
every home game live on your device. Broadcasts will begin 
15-30 minutes before kickoff.

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[ To watch the game on a DISD device, you must be logged into your district Google account.]

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DISD LONG-RANGE
PLANNING COMMITTEE

As our Denison community continues to grow and prosper quickly, your Denison schools must grow to accommodate the needs of our families. We have assembled the 2022-2023 Denison ISD Long-Range Planning Committee to create a plan for moving forward. Stay connected to what the committee discusses and read notes from their meetings. CLICK HERE to see all the information.

Welcome to Denison ISD!

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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. 

VISION 2022

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting on September 21st, 2022

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Grayson County will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 21st to gather public input for updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. This meeting will be held in-person at 5:30pm at Grayson College, Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium, 6101 Grayson Dr., Denison, TX 75020. The Plan includes Grayson County cities of: Bells, Collinsville, Denison, Dorchester, Gunter, Howe, Knollwood, Pottsboro, Sadler, Sherman, Southmayd, Tioga, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro, and Whitewright;

and ISDs: Bells, Collinsville, Denison, Gunter, Howe, Pottsboro, S&S CISD, Sherman,

Tioga, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro, and Whitewright

 

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc., consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards included are dam failure, drought extreme temperatures, extreme windstorms, flood, hailstorms, lightning, severe winter storms, tornados, and wildfires.

A public participation survey is available: CLICK HERE.

 

The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions. Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.

 

Questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan should be addressed to H2O Partners, Inc., planning consultants for Grayson County; Attn: Rhonda Murphy, Deputy Program Manager, by email at rmurphy@h2opartnersusa.com.

HELP YOUR STUDENT THRIVE

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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.

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.”

"It's Great To Be A Yellow Jacket!"

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IT'S GREAT TO BE A
YELLOW JACKET.

Bordered on the north by the biggest and best lake in Texas, and set amid rolling hills and lush landscapes, Denison’s award-winning schools offer a teaching environment and lifestyle that are second to none. Stimulating, challenging, encouraging and supportive, Denison ISD classrooms revolve around student-centered learning that is facilitated and enhanced by collaboration, innovation and state-of-the-art technology. We are a progressive and award-winning district set on supporting the talents and successes of all students, faculty and staff. Equally important, Denison ISD is an integral part of a community of friendly people who will not only embrace and respect our schools with a dedication to helping kids succeed.

Parked School Buses

FIND
YOUR
BUS
ROUTE

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CELEBRATING
THE LEGACY
OF DR. SCOTT

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REGISTER YOUR STUDENT
FOR SCHOOL

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GET READY
TO TAKE
THE FIELD

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.

READ MORE...

DENISON ISD, COVID-19 & ESSER

Denison ISD Return to School Plan

The Denison ISD District Plan was developed by a variety of stakeholders including administrators, teachers, nurses, counselors, and custodial, maintenance and transportation staff.  We wish to thank all of the individuals who contributed time and perspective to the development of this school year's plan. To view the Safe Return to School plan, CLICK HERE

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

LOCAL COVID VACCINATION LOCATIONS:

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Grayson County Health Department

Walk-In Clinic every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Sherman Health Department, 515 N Walnut, Sherman, TX 75090

The Medicine Shoppe

No appointment necessary. Walk-in at any time during normal pharmacy hours.

Location: 2810 W Morton St #102, Denison, TX 75020

Contact: (903) 463-3985

CVS Pharmacy (Sherman)

No appointment necessary. Walk-in at any time during normal pharmacy hours.

Location: 1830 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, TX 75090

Contact: (903) 893-5511

SAV-ON Pharmacy 

(inside Albertsons)

No appointment necessary. Walk-in at any time during normal pharmacy hours.

Location: 200 W Crawford St., Denison, TX 75020, Contact: 903-465-6182

Location: 100 E Taylor St., Sherman TX 75092, Contact: 903-868-9414

For more information, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

Denison ISD's Position on Masks

Currently, Governor Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates is being addressed through the court system. We are being advised by the legal community that the governor’s order could be fully reinstated and could be fully enforced very soon.

 

As a result of the tentative status of the executive order banning mask mandates, we feel that it is best at this time to continue with our current approach to masks, which is to encourage the wearing of masks but not require the wearing of masks.

 

The wearing of masks remains a choice in Denison ISD. However, we ask that all staff members, parents, and students give strong consideration to choose to wear a mask. We have seen an increase in our positive cases during the first 3 weeks of the school year. Our local medical community is advising that the Delta variant is an air-borne transmissible virus and that masks are one of the primary methods to slowing the spread of the virus.

 

The issue of wearing a mask continues to be very sensitive in communities across the nation, state, and local communities. People are very passionate on both sides of the issue. With that in mind, any possible change in the district’s position will be carefully researched, well thought out, and communicated accordingly.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.

To view the Denison ISD CURRENT POSITIVE CASE NOTIFICATIONS, Click HERE

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DISD EVENTS & UPDATES

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE HIVE!

2019 BOND UPDATE

See the images of the construction improvements and changes to Hyde Park Elementary and Mayes Elementary as part of the 2019 Denison ISD Bond. 

CLICK HERE!

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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!

CLICK HERE!

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DENISON ISD VISITOR 

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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. 

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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.

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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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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

https://www.texastuitionpromisefund.com/

INFORMATION FOR YELLOW JACKET FAMILIES

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Denison ISD Video Vault

View the Denison ISD 2020 End OF The Year video, the 2020 Scholars Among Us video, and more! Click the button to go watch!