WHE Future

Wednesday, March 4th, 12 PM to 7 PM

Walnut Hill PreK -8 Design Charette

Dallas ISD Administration building
9400 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1211

Our administrators, teachers, students, families, and friends all make Walnut Hill a creative and vibrant learning community that holds the distinction of being awarded the National Blue Ribbon twice for Exemplary High Performing, a rarity among neighborhood schools. The Dallas ISD Administration and Board of Trustees are working hard to preserve our existing learning community in an environment in which our students will continue to thrive AND to prepare our future home following the destruction of our school building by the tornado on October 20th.

HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS AND SHARE CONCERNS WITH DISTRICT ADMIN

DISD created a website to gather feedback regarding design and programming of the rebuild. As new information comes available this site will be updated. The comments are received and reviewed by exec directors Torres and Paschall.

Share your feedback by visiting https://www.dallasisd.org/page/61520

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR TRUSTEE
  • Dustin Marshall, District 2 (KB Polk)
    dustinmarshall@dallasisd.org, Coordinator: Dianna Thompson: (972) 925-3744
  • Miguel Solis, District 8 (Cigarroa, Foster, May, Saldivar, Medrano MS)
    miguelsolis@dallasisd.org, Coordinator: Dianna Thompson: (972) 925-3744
  • Edwin Flores, District 1 (Walnut Hill, Cary MS, Thomas Jefferson HS)
    edwinflores@dallasisd.org, Coordinator: Gina Lopez: (972) 925-3721
HOW TO RECEIVE UPDATES FROM AND/OR JOIN THE WHE TRANSITION TEAM

The Walnut Hill SBDM has formed a Transition Committee to serve as a representative body for our school community in communication and collaboration with DISD administration and school board leadership. Any parents or community members who are interested in being part of the committee may join by emailing Whetransition@gmail.com or text 81010 with the message @whetr for updates.

03
Mar

Parent surveys available to collect parent input. Please share your feedback.

Parent Survey in English

Parent Survey in Spanish

22
Jan

SBDM Facilities Meeting with ED David Bates, and Director of School Leadership, Ryan Zysk

On Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:30 PM the Walnut Hill Elementary SBDM Facilities Committee had a productive meeting with DISD Executive Director of Maintenance and Facilities, David Bates and DISD Director of School Leadership, Ryan Zysk to discuss safety, functionality, and improvement items at the Tom Field location. The meeting was led by the SBDM Facilities Chair Doug Durant.

Meeting Minutes

SBDM Facilities Committee Presentation

15
Jan

Walnut Hill Homeowners Community Meeting with Trustee Flores, Councilwoman Jennifer Gates, DISD Director of School Leadership, Dr. Ryan Zysk, and
DISD Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Ivonne Durant.

On Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30 PM in the ESD cafeteria, approximately 300 Walnut Hill neighbors met with DISD administrators to learn more about the District’s proposals for the school rebuilds in their neighborhood and share their community input. Community members and school parents joined Trustee Flores in presenting the topics for discussion.

View Presentation by Trustee Flores

Meeting minutes will be available soon.

09
Jan

Parent Discussion with Principal Potter to Discuss the future of WHE

On Thursday, January 9th at 6 PM in the Tom Field auditorium, Principal Potter met with parents. The meeting agenda was as follows:

  • To provide clarity and answer questions
  • To provide data supporting why Pre-K-8 Works
  • To discuss opportunities within the rebuild
  • To hear from families about what works at WHE

View Meeting Presentation

09
Jan

Board Briefing Update on Tornado Damaged Schools

On Thursday, January 9th the Dallas ISD administration briefed the Board of Trustees about the damage assessment for TJ, rebuild options for TJ and the Walnut Hill Pre-K thru 8, and a proposal for creating a new career tech center at the old Walnut Hill Elementary location.

View Board Presentation

11
Dec

Community meeting to discuss recommended configuration for TJ feeder schools

On Wednesday, December 11th at 6 PM at Medrano middle school, the District’s proposal for realignment including the future of Walnut Hill as a PreK-8 International Languages school was presented to the Walnut Hill/Carey/TJ learning communities for our community input.

Read Meeting Summary

06
Dec

Walnut Hill Elementary School Community Meeting to discuss the transition process

On Friday, December 6th at 8:30 AM in the Tom Field cafeteria, the Walnut Hill SBDM and PTA organized a community meeting for the Walnut Hill community to learn about the organization of our school administration and board and to meet with Trustee Flores and Executive Director, Angie Torres. Attendees were able to submit their questions and concerns for the District’s consideration.

Read Meeting Summary and View Questions

05
Dec

DISD Board Briefing

On December 5th, the Dallas ISD Administration briefed the Board of Trustees regarding a proposal for the future of Walnut Hill as a PreK-8 International Languages school.

Read Proposal

26
Nov

Walnut Hill SBDM Transition Team Initial Meeting

The Walnut Hill SBDM has formed a Transition Committee to serve as a representative body for our school community in communication and collaboration with DISD administration and school board leadership. Any parents or community members who are interested in being part of the committee may join by emailing Whetransition@gmail.com or text 81010 with the message @whetr for updates. The first meeting of the transition committee was held on Tuesday, November 26th.

Read summary of first meeting

Every Member of Our Community Has a Voice in Our Future

Our administrators, teachers, students, families, and friends all make Walnut Hill a creative and vibrant learning community that holds the distinction of being awarded the National Blue Ribbon twice for Exemplary High Performing, a rarity among neighborhood schools. The Dallas ISD Administration and Board of Trustees are working hard to preserve our existing learning community in an environment in which our students will continue to thrive AND to prepare our future home following the destruction of our school building by the tornado on October 20th.

On December 5th, the Dallas ISD Administration briefed the Board of Trustees regarding a proposal for the future of Walnut Hill as a PreK-8 International Languages school.

On Wednesday, December 11th at 6 PM at Medrano middle school, the District’s proposal for realignment will be presented to the Walnut Hill/Carey/TJ learning communities for our community input.

Topics of Discussion

  • Recommended configuration for TJ feeder schools
  • Recommended project timeline
  • Gather community input

It is very important that all members of the Walnut Hill learning community attend and participate in the community discussion meetings to ensure that our voice is heard.

The Walnut Hill SBDM has formed a Transition Committee to serve as a representative body for our school community in communication and collaboration with DISD administration and school board leadership. Any parents or community members who are interested in being part of the committee may join by emailing Whetransition@gmail.com or text 81010 with the message @whetr for updates.

Introduction and summary of first meeting

Also, consider sharing through our website your experience and the things you value about Walnut Hill Elementary. Testimonials from our learning community are a valuable resource both for prospective parents and for the DISD administrators who are working hard to keep our community together and thriving.

Futuro de WHE

Miércoles 11 de diciembre a las 6 p.m.

Reunión Comuntaria

Medrano Middle School
9815 Brockbank Drive, Dallas, TX 75220

Cada miembro de nuestra comunidad tiene una voz en nuestro futuro

La escuela primaria Walnut Hill está conformada por un grupo de personas especiales. Nuestros administradores, maestros, estudiantes, familias y amigos hacen de Walnut Hill una comunidad de aprendizaje creativa y vibrante que tiene la distinción de recibir dos veces el National Blue Ribbon por Alto Rendimiento Académico, una rareza entre las escuelas del vecindario. La Administración y la Junta Escolar de Dallas ISD están trabajando arduamente para preservar nuestra comunidad de aprendizaje existente en un entorno en el que nuestros estudiantes continuarán prosperando. Además, están preparando nuestro futuro hogar después de la destrucción del edificio de la escuela por el tornado el 20 de octubre.

El 5 de diciembre, la Administración de Dallas ISD informó a la Junta de Síndicos sobre una propuesta para el futuro de Walnut Hill como escuela internacional de idiomas PreK-8.

El miércoles 11 de diciembre a las 6 PM en la escuela secundaria Medrano, la propuesta del distrito para la realineación se presentará a las comunidades de aprendizaje de Walnut Hill / Carey / TJ para nuestra contribución comunitaria.

Temas de discusión

  • Configuración recomendada para escuelas de alimentación TJ
  • Cronología recomendada del proyecto
  • Recopilar aportes de la comunidad

Es muy importante que todos los miembros de la comunidad de aprendizaje de Walnut Hill asistan y participen en las reuniones de discusión de la comunidad para garantizar que se escuche nuestra voz.

El SBDM de Walnut Hill ha formado un Comité de Transición para servir como un organismo representativo de nuestra comunidad escolar en comunicación y colaboración con la administración de DISD y los líderes de la Junta Escolar. Cualquier padre o miembro de la comunidad que esté interesado en formar parte del comité puede unirse enviando un correo electrónico a whetransition@gmail.com o envíe un mensaje de texto al 81010 con el mensaje @whetr para obtener actualizaciones.

Introducción y resumen de la primera reunión

Además, considere compartir a través de nuestro sitio web su experiencia y las cosas que valora de la escuela primaria Walnut Hill. Los testimonios de nuestra comunidad educativa son un recurso valioso tanto para los futuros padres como para los administradores de DISD que están trabajando arduamente para mantener a nuestra comunidad unida y próspera.