Ráfagas del DISD!

Dallas-area college lifts lockdown for gunman

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – Dallas police say the student responsible for a Dallas-area community college being placed on lockdown has been hospitalized for mental evaluation.
Brookhaven College was locked down for about an hour Monday after a report that a suicidal male student with a gun was barricaded in a campus bathroom. The lockdown ended after a search by campus police failed to locate the student.
Dallas police spokeswoman Janice Crowther said police found the student – without a gun – in front of his residence and transported him to a hospital.
The episode began when witnesses told police the student wanted to kill himself. It comes a week after a University of Texas student shot himself to death in a campus library after opening fire on campus.

Dallas ISDs District 5 Hosts Academic Pep Rally
5 Oct 2010
Pep Rally Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16
DALLAS–Dallas Independent School District Board Trustee Lew Blackburn, District 5, will host an Academic Pep Rally for the L.G. Pinkston High School cluster schools, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16.
Students who have achieved all 90s in their classes will be eligible to win gift cards and other prizes. Students must bring a copy of their report cards and parents or legal guardians must be present to receive the prize.
The event, celebrating the academic excellence in District 5 schools, will include student performances by the school bands and cheerleaders from L.G. Pinkston High School and Thomas A. Edison Middle Learning Center. The event will take place at L.G. Pinkston High School, 2200 Dennison St.

Dallas ISD to host Las Llaves del Éxito Fall 2010-2011 College Fair
The Dallas ISD will host the Las Llaves del Éxito (Keys to Success) College Fair from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 30, at The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road.
The free fair is open to all sixth- through 12th-grade students and their parents. Sessions in English and Spanish will be offered to students and parents about topics such as how to choose a college career, obtaining college credits while in high school via dual credit courses, the college admission process, and financial aid.
For more information, visit the Web site www.dcccd.edu/keystosucess or call (214) 378-1771.