Points of Pride
Del Norte Heights offers the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program to all students. We implement the EiE (Engineering in Elementary) hands-on approach to learning. Students apply their knowledge of science and math using the essence of engineering and art expanding their knowledge of technology. The curriculum has been designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors and innovators.
Del Norte Heights Elementary School is the first recipient within the Ysleta ISD Elementary Schools to receive a CREST award. CREST stands for Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas. Schools receiving CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment using the school’s guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains.
Del Norte Heights Elementary School was named Texas 2015 Honor Roll by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). Schools receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.
The vision of Ysleta ISD to go 1:1 with student laptops through the EngageMe Initiative along with our campus funds has provided each Del Norte Heights student, grades 2-6, a student laptop in the classroom.
Del Norte Heights Falcons student body can associate themselves with several groups/clubs within our campus:
Rachel’s Club addresses student safety where students spread acts of kindness throughout the campus and promote acceptance and belonging.
Falcon KITS, Kids Integrating Technology in School, allows students to explore technology concepts that help them in the classroom. These students also assist in electronically documenting campus events through our CCTV, school website and yearbook.
Falcon Ambassadors (K - 4th grade) befriend incoming students throughout the year that come to our school and help those students feel welcomed and become part of our Falcon community.
Did you know that every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and evey nine minutes someone loses their battle? Please join Del Norte Heights in the fight against blood cancer by donating to our online giving page to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Donate Now - Help DNES support Pasta for Pennies
Google Challenge for Students -
Continue to work on your Google Challenges during the break. Be sure to log into my.yisd.net to access your Google account, then go to https://sites.google.com/yisd.net/site for the challenges. Don't forget to foward me your certificates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Literacy Night for Parents from 4:00pm - 5:30pm in teh DNES Gym
Tutoring Resumes on Tuesday, January 17, 2016
Students may stay in K.I.T.S afterschool every Tuesday until 4pm. Time flies when you're having fun so we'd like to strech it out a little longer.