LDISD is proud to announce that Lake Dallas Middle School Student Council met the state requirements to be awarded Sweepstakes Council for the second year in a row by the Texas Association of Student Councils(TASC). They received the award for completion of requirements in these six categories: Community Service, Pride and Patriotism, Energy and Environment, Drug, Alcohol, Safety and Health Awareness, Outstanding Student Council and Sweepstakes.
“The TASC outstanding school recognition program is designed to set a standard of excellence for Texas student councils,” Mr. Terry Hamm, TASC Director said. “Fewer than 20% of TASC member schools are recognized in one or more areas, so this is quite an accomplishment of which your school can be proud.”
In addition to this, the council received a special Top Project award this year for the Buddy Bench's at the middle school. They will receive this award at the November Conference in San Marcos. Advisor John Fabro was also nominated as Advisor of the Year for all of District 3 (North Texas Student Councils). And finally, Lake Dallas Middle School was nominated and elected as an officer school for this upcoming school year; meaning that the LDMS officers will be responsible for all Parliamentarian processes for district meetings.
“Theresa and I cannot thank the LDISD administration and LDMS faculty and staff enough for their help and support in accomplishing this goal,” Mr. Fabro said. “You are all amazing leaders and we appreciate all you do for us! Thank you for letting us help build strong leaders out of our kiddos!”
The council received the award for doing all of the following:
- Promote Pride and Patriotism within the school, community, state, and at the national level
- Participate in community service projects and events at the school, community, state and national level.
- Educate the school and community about energy and environment awareness.
- Projects that include Drug, Alcohol, Safety, and Health awareness.