From the DISD


Student debate skills shine during Mayor’s Cup

Four Dallas ISD students competed in the Mayor’s Cup Debate earlier this month, hosted by Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance.
The topic for debate was to discuss whether the United States should raise its refugee admissions ceiling to 75,000. Students debating in support of the statement were Olivia Northcutt-Wyly of the School of Science and Engineering and Asya Taylor of the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet. Debating against the statement were Zoe Osborn and Christian Mendoza of the School for the Talented and Gifted.
The judges selected Osborn and Mendoza as the debate winners, while Northcutt-Wyly and Taylor were selected as the audience choice.
The nonprofit Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, founded in 2007, supports the access of competitive academic debate to high schools in the Dallas area.

High schoolers who commit to being drug- and alcohol-free can get free prom attire

Prom season is just around the corner!
The Buzz Free Dress & Suit Giveaway will provide free prom attire for students who commit to being drug- and alcohol-free. The event is 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Townview Magnet Center, 1201 E. 8th St.
Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance at