Geneva Heights

Geneva Heights Elementary PTA is holding a uniform drive and is seeking contributions (photo courtesy Dallas ISD).

By Special Contributor

Our children have so many thoughts blazing through their little minds from day to day. Insecurities about their school clothes should not be one of them.  With that in mind, the Geneva Heights PTA is working with Interfaith Family Services to provide school uniforms for all of the children who come through their doors.

Interfaith Family Services, a local non-profit in the Geneva Heights Elementary attendance zone, aims to break the cycle of poverty through their Family Empowerment program, Housing for Homeless Families and Children’s Services. 

For the elementary-aged children participating in these programs, this includes attending school at Geneva Heights.  There are currently 17 children attending Geneva Heights from Interfaith’s nearby housing facilities. This number fluctuates from year to year, but the need for basic services remains the same. (more…)

Dallas ISD

Outgoing Dallas ISD trustees Audrey Pinkerton, left, Lew Blackburn, right (photos courtesy Dallas ISD).

Dallas ISD leadership past and present, as well as community members, teachers, and principals,  gathered to fete outgoing district school board trustees Lew Blackburn and Audrey Pinkerton May 23.

Blackburn represented District 5 for 18 years before announcing he would not seek re-election this year. Pinkerton served District 7 for three years, and announced she would not seek re-election earlier this year as well. (more…)

Woodrow

All three of our homes in this week’s roundup of open houses are in the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, including 5939 Velasco Ave., listed by Briana Hill with Rogers Healy and Associates.

It’s not uncommon to hear that house hunters in Dallas are looking for homes in the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern — it’s known for its academics, it’s fine arts programs, and its athletics, as well as its strong alumni and parent presence.

Suffice to say, if you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because there are tons of reasons it’s one of the most sought-after public high schools.

Every Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes all have one Dallas ISD feeder pattern in common — the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern. 

Want to see your choices? Jump with us, won’t you? (more…)

WoodrowEvery Thursday, we bring you our pick of the hottest North Texas properties in our CandysDirt.com Open Houses of the Week. These are the places you don’t want to miss that weekend. And this week, our homes all have one Dallas ISD feeder pattern in common — the Woodrow Wilson High School feeder pattern.

If you’ve never checked out Woodrow Wilson High, you owe it to yourself to investigate, because from academics (it’s an International Baccalaureate school, and routinely gets multiple distinctions from the Texas Education Agency) to fine arts (its band has been featured on the Today show) to athletics, there’s a reason it’s one of the most sought-after of public high schools.

And if you think that’s hyperbole, just wait until a few parents and alumni find this story and take to the comments or Facebook. They’re fiercely proud of this school, and with good reason.

So let’s take a look at the three homes (two zoned for Mockingbird Elementary, another zoned for Geneva Heights) we’ve chosen this week. (more…)

Dallas ISDShortly after the Dallas ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a resolution that many feel is one of the first steps toward healing the animosity some still feel even decades after Dallas ISD finally desegregated under judicial oversight in 1967, they took the tangible step of renaming three schools currently bearing the names of confederates. (more…)

Just like the impulse to nibble on a baby’s cheeks, I feel an uncontrollable urge to take a bite out of this adorable Greenland Hills Tudor. With the adorable roofline, arched stained-glass windows, scalloped awning, and precious pea green front door, how could you not love this brick and stone classic cottage at 5206 Merrimac?

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