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At RUBY YOUNG ELEMENTARY we are committed to providing an environment that builds a solid foundation for our future scholars. Each day, students, teachers and administrators share in a common goal to provide a thriving learning environment that promotes academic success far beyond the classroom. It is with this commitment, that students and staff recite the following Student Affirmation each morning.

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Magnet Interest Meetings: 6:30 pm, Jan. 25 DeSoto ISD Admin Bldg.

Want to learn more about magnet program opportunities in DeSoto ISD?

Make plans to attend the upcoming Jan 25 Magnet Interest Meeting to be held at the DeSoto ISD Administration Building located at 200 E. Belt Line Rd.

Hear about program experiences first-hand from DeSoto ISD's magnet program leaders! Ask questions about what your child will experience in a DeSoto ISD magnet program and learn more about the magnet program application process.


Pre-K Round-Up: 9 am to Noon, January 20th at Amber Terrace DDECA

Early childhood education exposes students to art, STEM & STEAM, opportunities for social and emotional development and a world of other growth-spurring experiences.

Give your child the advantage of DeSoto ISD's early childhood education programs. Enroll online today at www.DeSotoISD.org/Enrollment and make plans to attend the Jan. 20 Pre-K Round Up at Amber Terrace Early Childhood Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy from 9 am to noon.

To be eligible for DeSoto ISD pre-k programs, a student:

  • must qualify for a free- or reduced-meal program
  • must be unable to speak or comprehend English
  • must be homeless
  • must be a child of active armed forces or of a parent killed or injured while serving
  • is or has been in the conservatorship of the state

For more information, contact Myla Wilson at 972.223.6666.


8th Grade Expo: 8 am - 2 pm, January 20th, DHS

The DeSoto ISD 8th Grade EXPO is coming this Saturday, January 20th at the DeSoto High School.

All current DeSoto 8th graders are invited to a special event to learn about DHS academic programs and extra-curricular opportunities, build school spirit and camaraderie, and HAVE FUN! The day includes breakfast and lunch, great shirts, team challenges, awesome activities, cool prizes, and much more!

Parents - we also have a special luncheon for you that day with guest speaker Nakia Douglas, the recently named UNT Dallas Executive Director of TRIO and Precollegiate Programs.  Mr. Douglas, a lifetime educator from South Dallas who previously led the Barack Obama Academy in Dallas, shares his best practices for academic development with parents and encourages families to seek opportunities for student growth and success.


DeSoto ISD Teacher Job Fair: 9 am-NoonFeb. 3, DHS Academy Cafeteria

DeSoto ISD is hiring passionate and inspiring teachers ready to raise rigor and enhance our scholars’ academic experiences! Join us Saturday, February 3rd at the DeSoto HS Academy Cafeteria to explore the available employment opportunities here in DeSoto ISD! Pre-registration encouraged at www.TeachDeSoto.org. For more info, call 972.223.6666.

Hall of Honor nominations open February 1!

The DeSoto ISD Hall of Honor was established in 2012 to recognize alumni and those who have provided meritorious service to the district. Beginning Thursday, February 1, nominations will be accepted for the 2018 Hall of Honor class.

Nominations are accepted in two categories:  Distinguished Service Award (community service) or Alumni Hall of Fame. Competitive nominations will be for those persons demonstrating long range service rather than an ‘of the year’ recognition.  All nominations received are reviewed by a committee consisting of a diverse cross section of staff, retirees, community leaders, business leaders and alumni.  The committee reviews each nomination received and scores the nomination based solely on the content of the nomination without regard to personal knowledge (or lack thereof) of the nominee. 

Anyone may submit a nomination. It is strongly encouraged that you include as much viable information and descriptive fact as you possibly can.  Please refrain from statements as "to many awards to mention" but rather list several awards and state there are many more.  When listing memberships to various organizations, include signature accomplishments of the nominated individual.  While not required, multiple parties may nominate a single individual; however, each party should report distinctly different information about the nominee’s accomplishments – repetition of the same facts or “popular support” does not enhance consideration.

All nominations are processed online.  The criteria, nomination form and additional information will be found on the district website on February 1.  Nominations will close on Friday, March 30. For more info, contact the communications department at 972-223-6666.

School Board Elections

DeSoto ISD School Board elections are scheduled for Saturdaym May 5, 2018. This year, there are two positions open: Place 6 (Incumbent Don Gant) and Place 7 (Incumbent Sandre Moncriffe).

Persons interested in running for either of these positions are advised of the following deadlines and dates:

Candidate filing for the May 5 Board of Trustees Election:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Friday, Febraury 16,2018, 5 p.m. Prospective candidates may pick up and submit candidate packets at the DeSoto Instructional Support Center, 200 E. Belt Line Road, during office hours (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Again, the filing deadline is Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m.Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m.

Early Voting:

Monday, April 23, 2018 to May 1, 2018.

Location: Disciple Central Community Church

Election Day:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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