DISD students earn top STAAR Distinction Designations
In addition to all Denison ISD schools meeting Standard on the state’s most recent STAAR exams, Denison High School was the only campus in Grayson County to earn prestigious Distinction Designations for top achievements in every possible category, including English Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness. “Every single DISD campus earned one or more Distinction Designations, which is also qui
Generous Denison donors stock school supply closets
On Monday, August 28th, Art Butterworth of Denison’s Kroger store arrived at the DISD Administration Building’s loading dock with a van full of donated school supplies. Boxes overflowed with pens, paper glue and folders along with markers, pencils, backpacks, binders and personal items to meet the academic and personal needs of all Denison students in grades Pre-K through 12. “This was just the beginning,” said Dr. Henry Scott, DISD Superintendent. “Generous businesses, churc
DHS gears up for Homecoming 2017
September’s cooler temperatures have arrived just in time for everyone’s favorite fall event: Denison High School’s traditional homecoming festivities featuring three days of non-stop fun and excitement. In addition to the traditional crowning of the Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Denison vs. Abilene Wylie game on Friday September 15th, Homecoming 2017 will also feature a presentation of the Homecoming Court nominees and Sweethearts on Thursday, September 14th at 3 p.m.
DHS AP scholars ace AP exams
Denison High School students who took Advanced Placement Exams in 2017 turned in a record 166 qualifying scores of 3 or higher, a giant jump over last year’s 115 qualifying scores. According to school officials, scores of 3 or higher make students eligible for valuable course credits at the college level, which helps students graduate college in the recommended four years or less while also saving tuition dollars. “Thanks to qualifying AP scores and the successful completion
Mr. Uber gets a haircut
Houston principal Kyle Uber told his 4th and 5th grade students last year that if they improved their state STAAR test scores, he would shave his head. Well, the test results came back. Those students not only raised their scores, but they did so in every single category. Honoring his words, Mr. Uber sat on the stage at Houston Elementary as six lucky students got to help the haircut take shape. To see how it all came out, check out the video... click here.