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DISD Seniors Commit to Become Civically and Politically Active

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disdFrom the Dallas South News Wire (W Public Relations for Grass Roots Strategies)

Celebration Marking Obama’s First Year in Office and Black History Month Sponsored by Judge Jim Jordan Includes Sen. Royce West, DA Craig Watkins, and other officials

Dallas (January 28) – A celebration urging DISD Seniors, Dallas Community College Students and Dallas Area Youth is set for Feb. 1 at Friendship West Baptist Church.  The event begins at 10 a.m. and is produced by Grass Root Strategies and sponsored by Judge Jim Jordan.

The event, which also celebrates Obama’s First Year in Office and Black History Month, will include a documentary about the inauguration filmed by Jordan’s daughter, Natalie.  Natalie is a graduate of the University of Texas Radio-Television-Film Program and recently won the State Bar of Texas “Texans on Justice” Film Contest.

Student from local schools will talk about their experience at the inauguration and the importance of being politically and civically active in their communities.  More than 500 students are expected to attend.  Students from Dallas high schools including Madison, Kimball, South Oak Cliff, Lincoln and Carter will be participating in the program.

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  • http://www.studentmotivation.org Bill Betzen

    It is wonderful to read of events such as this. Dallas has a lot to celebrate in our students. We now have the largest 11th and 12th grade enrollment in the history of DISD in spite of the reality that total enrollment has gone down over 2% since 2005/2006. During those same years total 11th and 12th grade enrollment in the 32 DISD high school combined went up 5% for a total increase of 758 more upper grade students! However over 55% if that increase, 417 students, were from only 2 of the 32 high schools: Pinkston and Sunset!

    Why do these two schools stand out? They are the only schools in all of DISD who are now receiving a significant percentage of their students from Quintanilla Middle School where the School Archive Project started in 2005. This project helps students think more often about their own futures and realize that school is the best preparation.

    We must continue this progress! Money is available from the Dallas Educational Foundation to not only purchase and install the needed vault that functions as a time-capsule, but that grant will also probably cover the first few years of expenses. The principal only needs to email the Dallas Educational Foundation about money for starting the project. Details about the project are at http://www.studentmotivation.org.

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