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Dallas I.S.D George H.W. Bush Elementary
GEORGE H. W. BUSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Shavannia M. Dash, Principal
Dallas Independent School District3939 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, Texas 75001
George H.W. Bush Elementary School Official Website
A Message From Mayor Todd Meier on Addison's New School
Mayor Todd Meier
In Addison, we are excited about the opening of the new George H.W. Bush Elementary School, and we look forward to a growing partnership with Principal Dash, her staff, and the Dallas Independent School District. This is an important moment in Addison's development and a much-anticipated educational opportunity for our citizens. We are certain that residents and businesses alike will embrace the chance to help make the new school an enormous success and a beacon of civic pride.
In addition to the obvious educational benefits, the Bush Elementary campus also serves as a powerful statement about Addison's commitment to good environmental stewardship. By working closely with Dallas I.S.D. to incorporate "sustainable" design elements and developing easy access to our trail system, we have given our students a "greener" learning environment while providing them the option of walking or riding bikes to school, further reducing carbon footprints.
Please join us in welcoming Dallas I.S.D. to its new home in Addison!
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|George H. W. Bush Elementary School FAQ's|
DesignThe school is linked to the Town's Redding Trail through the new Redding Trail Extension, which connects to the existing trail northeast of campus and extends southward to Spring Valley Rd. The design connects the trail to a school playground area featuring two playgrounds. The campus also has two large sports fields north of the playgrounds for open play. The playgrounds and sports fields are available for Addison residents to enjoy when school is not in session.
Enrollment for Kindergarten students and all other students new to Dallas I.S.D. is scheduled for the week of July 18-21, 2011, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. only, and will be held at the school. Note: This registration period is for students new to Dallas I.S.D. and/or students enrolling in Kindergarten ONLY.
Parents will need to bring copies of the following items in order to complete the application packet:
Students transferring in to Bush Elementary from other Dallas I.S.D. schools do not need to attend this session. Enrollment for students transferring to Bush from one of the four feeder schools (Frank, Gooch, Junkins, Pershing) will be automatic. All information will be mailed to the student's home address in the Dallas I.S.D. database.
Transfer process: Out of District
The application for an out of district transfer into the Dallas ISD can be found on the district's web site.
Parents need to review the different types of transfer forms to determine which best addresses their situation.
If an out of district transfer is determined to be the "best fit", parents will need to in order to schedule the required parent meeting.
Dual Language Immersion Program
George H.W. Bush Elementary School will be a "2-Way Dual Language Campus." The two-way dual language program will begin with Kindergarten and will allow native English speakers to learn Spanish alongside native Spanish speakers.
Students will work and learn in bilingual pairs and will be supported by English and Spanish teachers who team teach the core content for the grade level. Each year, the 2-way Dual program will capture an additional grade level until the entire school offers 2-way Dual Language instruction at all grade levels K-5. Because the 2-way Dual is more of a gradual model, a commitment from parents to stick with the program throughout the elementary grades is highly encouraged.
The Kindergarten instructional breakdown is as follows: All students receive Reading instruction in their native language, followed by Math instruction in English only and taught by the ESL/General Education teacher with conceptual refinement for native Spanish speakers taught by the Bilingual teachers. Social Studies and Science will be taught in Spanish only with conceptual refinement being supported by the ESL/General Ed teacher.
The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas and the 12th largest in the United States. In 2010, the district covered 312.6 miles and most of the city of Dallas in addition to Cockrell Hill, most of Seagoville, Addison, Wilmer, most of Hutchins and portions of a number of other North Texas cities. From 2008-09 to 2009-10, student participation in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) increased 17 percent. while participation in Advanced Placement tests increased 9.7 percent.
Other Area Educational Opportunities
Carrollton-Farmers Branch I.S.D. provides instructional services to students who live in portions of Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Irving and Dallas. While a total enrollment of 200 students in Carrollton in 1914 filled one school to its capacity, the district's 43 schools today serve more than 26,000 students.
Founded in 1978, Brookhaven College is one of the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District, the largest undergraduate institution in the State of Texas. The college provides affordable freshman and sophomore-level courses. Many students transfer to four-year universities, while others enter directly into the workforce with a technical degree, certificate or skills award.