District ranked #1 in financial performance

Duncanville ISD has been ranked as the number one Texas school district in Best Financial Performance by the Education Resource Group, Inc. The ranking demonstrates the district’s prudent fiscal management. Duncanville ISD was ranked fourth in the state when the Education Resource Group’s report was last released.  The Education Resource Group is an academic and [...]

Career and Technology Apprentice program offers look at programs

Sparks fly, machines heat up and buzzing fills the garage as junior Deion Thompson looks over the shoulder of Jennifer Wilson, CEO of the district. With trembling hands and focused eyes, Wilson welds and grinds pieces of metal to eventually build a World War II airplane model. After spending the day in a welding class, [...]

WFAA’s report shows Duncanville ISD’s true financial state

Duncanville ISD was the victim of sensational reporting last week when KTVT Channel 11 aired an incorrect story about Superintendant Alfred Ray’s salary.   The reporter  from Channel 11 was not interested in reporting the facts as you can see in his story that ran on Channel 11.  He only used portions of this video which [...]

Panther players deliver cheer to Charleton Methodist patients

Big and tough football players are not what many would associate with soft, cuddly welcoming stuffed animals. But as the school bus sways side-to-side more than 40 players gathered early Saturday morning on a bus to deliver cheer and happiness to patients at Charleton Methodist Hospital. On the surface the teddy bear collection project appears [...]

Performance Hall renamed Tom & Verda Shine Performance Hall

Dozens of family members, friends, co-workers and students packed into the high school performance hall to show Dr. Tom Shine and his wife Verda their appreciation for their years of service to the districts band programs. With twinkling trophies surrounding them, the smell of helium filled balloons and the sweet taste of vanilla cake on [...]

Math teacher shares cake decorating expertise with culinary students

It is not unusual for students in culinary arts class to get the opportunity to taste and eat their assignments. It is also not unusual for them to get a visit from Math teacher Chad Fitzgerald. He doesn’t come to the cooking class to check their measurements. Instead he is the owner of “The Cake [...]

High Hats reminisce Superbowl half-time show with Black Eyed Peas

Dancing and performing at high school football games is nothing new to the High Hats, but when the girls along with the Swingers show choir were asked to perform at the Super Bowl 45 half- time show with The Black Eyed Peas, it was something they had never expected to do. “It was just jaw-dropping [...]

Erika Torres Q&A with novelist Lindsay Graf-Juarez

You have probably seen her walking down the halls in crazy socks everyday, but there is a side of Lindsay Graf-Juarez most people might not know about. She is the high school’s newest novelist having published “Addict” Her novel was published when she participated in a contest called National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo last [...]

All-Star Weekend brings ‘Suddenly Yours’ tour to the Door in Dallas

Celebrating the end of their “Suddenly Yours” tour, All-Star Weekend visited Dallas’ music bar, “The Prophet Bar” and were welcomed by a small group of dedicated fans eagerly awaiting their show. After being featured on Walt Disney’s “Next Big Thing” competition, All-Star was signed to Hollywood Records and began touring with bands such as Action [...]

High Hats perform in Half-Time Show with Black Eyed Peas

NOTE: This story was written prior to the show but could not be released until after the Super Bowl half-time was over. Fist pumping, twirling and shaking across the field, the High Hats and Swingers dance along with 800 other professional dancers at a practice for their live half-time performance aside the award winning musical [...]