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Points of Pride 2022-2023


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    • Shelley Jeoffroy of Brown Elementary School is named the Region 10 Teacher of the Year. She is the first Regional Teacher of the Year from Irving ISD in recent history.
    • de Zavala students place third in the nation and MacArthur students take second and third in their competitions at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national conference in San Diego.
    • MacArthur High School SkillsUSA students place third in the nation in engineering design at the national competition in Atlanta.
    • A team of MacArthur students take the national title at the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) competition in Washington, DC. Several students from Nimitz and MacArthur place as semi-finalists.
    • Students from Lamar Middle School’s Technical Student Association (TSA) rank in the top in the nation at a competition in Grapevine.
    • Khya Walton-Ravenell of Irving High School and Mikayla Douglas of MacArthur High School qualify for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games, held July 29 through August 6 in North Carolina. 
    • Noah Valdez of Nimitz High School is named an Outstanding Performer at the 2022 State Solo and Ensemble contest. Only 2% of the 100,000 students that performed across Texas earn this award.


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    • Irving ISD welcomes back almost 31,000 students for the first day of school.  
    • Shelley Jeoffroy of Brown Elementary School is named a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year. 
    • Irving ISD celebrates 58 summer graduates who persevered through tough circumstances and crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma.


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    • Irving ISD earns a B rating on the state accountability system. In addition, 15 campuses earned a combined total of 33 distinctions.
    • Pierce Early Childhood School and Brandenburg Elementary School are named Professional Learning Communities at Work Model Schools for the second year in a row. The two schools are among 200 from across the nation and Canada recognized by Solution Tree with this honor. 
    • Irving ISD celebrates 42 students named to the Advanced Placement (AP) School Scholar Roster, 31 students named AP Scholars with Distinction and 11 students who earned AP Capstone Diplomas. 
    • Elsa Munoz, parent volunteer at Townsell Elementary School, is one of 15 recipients statewide selected for the Heroes for Children award.


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    • Isaiah Benny of Singley Academy and Aubrey Brown of MacArthur High School are named 2023 National Merit Semi-Finalists.
    • Nine Irving ISD students were named National Merit Commended Scholars.
    • Fernando Delgado of Irving High School qualified for the regional cross country meet. 
    • The Lamar Middle School band earns the Citation of Excellence from The Foundation for Music Education. This honor recognizes the top bands in the state of Texas, and only the top 25% of applicants achieve this prestigious award. 
    • Eric Vincent Fomo is one of six individuals from across the state named the Adult Education and Literacy Scholar of the Year by the Texas Workforce Commission. 
    • Thomas Haley Elementary School teacher Tamara Kyser is named Educator of the Year by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Irving-Carrollton chapter.
    • Good Elementary School is named a Professional Learning Communities at Work Model School by Solution Tree. 
    • The Irving ISD Adult Education and Literacy Department receives the Empowering Adult Learners Award during the Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas October board meeting.
    • Shelley Jeoffroy of Brown Elementary School is named the Texas Teacher of the Year.
    • Superintendent Magda Hernandez launches a podcast, Heart to Heart with Superintendent Hernandez.


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    • All three bands from Nimitz, MacArthur and Irving High School advance to area round of UIL marching competition for the first time since 2018. 
    • Six high school choir students are named to the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Mixed Honor Choir - Brandon Rodriguez, Esperanza Eagans, Natalie Lemus and Jazmine Perez of Nimitz; and Joh’nya Jackson and Brielle Jones of MacArthur.
    • Tamara Kyser, kindergarten ESL teacher at Thomas Haley Elementary School, is named Educator of the Year by the NAACP Irving-Carrollton Branch.
    • 2022 Nimitz High School graduate Ximena Zamarron is recognized during Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series for being named the Texas Rangers Youth Academy Youth of the Year.