Welcome to the Donna ISD Social Studies department page. Our goal is that all Donna ISD students think critically, engage civically, and connect globally, so that our students graduate on their expected graduation date, ready for college, career, or military.
The mission of Donna ISD is to provide a rigorous and supportive learning environment with meaningful and relevant learning experiences that inspire creativity, character development, and critical thinking that ensures educational excellence for all students.
“All Donna ISD students are empowered with academic and life skills to boldly lead and achieve personal success in a global society.”
Goal 1: Focusing on Student Success
The Social Studies department would like to recognize the secondary campuses for all of their hard work. Several of our secondary campuses received designations in Social Studies. Four of the district's seven eligible campuses were awarded this designation. We would like to thank the teachers for all of their continued hard work in helping to build a legacy for our students here at Donna ISD. The following campuses each received a Star designation.
A.P. Solis Middle School
Veterans Middle School
Donna High School
Donna Early College
Historians in Action!
Celebrating Our Donna High and Donna North Teacher of the Year!
We are thrilled to announce that our esteemed colleague Ms. Lawrence of Donna High and Ms. Arredondo of Donna North as being recognized as the Teacher of the Year for their respective campuses.! This prestigious award is a testament to their unwavering dedication, exceptional teaching skills, and profound impact on our students' lives.
Throughout their career, Ms. Lawrence and Ms. Arredondo demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to educational excellence. Their passion for teaching is contagious, igniting a love for learning within our students and inspiring them to reach new heights. The positive influence they have had on countless young minds is immeasurable.
In Ms. Lawrence and Ms Arredondo's classrooms, a vibrant and engaging learning environment is fostered, allowing students to thrive. With innovative teaching methods, they empower their students to think critically, problem-solve, and actively participate in their education. By tailoring instruction to individual needs, they ensure that every student feels supported and valued.
Beyond their role as an educator, these teachers serve as mentors and role models. They encourage students to explore their passions, embrace diversity, and embrace challenges with resilience. Their guidance extends beyond academic subjects, as they instill essential life skills that will equip students for success in all aspects of their lives.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations again to Ms. Lawrence and Ms. Arredondo for this well-deserved recognition. Their commitment to educational excellence and their unwavering dedication to our students make them an exceptional educator and a true asset to our school community.
Please join us in celebrating and honoring these amazing teachers as Teachers of the Year. Let us express our gratitude for their tireless efforts in shaping young minds and making a positive difference in the lives of our students.
REMEMBERING OUR HISTORY:
In Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, Rosa Parks was jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus, thus violating the city's racial segregation laws. Today she is known as "The mother of the Civil Rights movement." She is just one of the individuals our students learn about while covering the significance of the Civil Rights Era.
Useful Social Studies Resources
National Archives & Library of Congress
- National Archives: Docs Teach
- Library of Congress Digital Collections
- Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
State Sites & Games
- Janie Alexander
- Ofelia Barron
- David Castaneda
- Allison Ortega