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Hard work pays off for North Dallas valedictorian Lesley Arias

As a junior, Lesley Arias knew she had a chance. And that’s all the motivation she needed. On May 25, Lesley’s hard work resulted in being named North Dallas’ valedictorian for the Class of 2017. “Knowing that I had that chance put me on overload,” Lesley said in an email. “I pushed myself to work better, […]

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Meet Doraida Acevedo-Ufret, North Dallas’ teacher of the year

Doraida Acevedo-Ufret was named North Dallas High’s Teacher of the Year last Friday. Acevedo-Ufret has been at North Dallas for five years. She teaches Spanish and ESL (English as a Second Language). “It is an honor to represent the Bulldog family and give back to them,” Acevedo-Ufret said in an email. “These five years have […]

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North Dallas Spring game ends with big play: ‘We made history tonight’

Listed at 5-1, sophomore Demarjae “Milkshake” Lynch capped the North Dallas Orange and White spring game with the biggest play of game — a 103-yard fumble return for a touchdown. With time running out, the White offense was at the Orange 2-yard line and trying to score. But a fumbled snap saw the ball bounce […]

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North Dallas’ Chris Barnhill named assistant athletic coordinator for 2016-17

Softball Coach Chris Barnhill was named Assistant Athletic Coordinator of the Year for 2016-2017 on Tuesday by the Central Athletic Staff at Dallas ISD. Barnhill was chosen from among the coordinators at the 22 high schools in Dallas ISD. “Shocked and humble,” Barnhill said of the award. “When Gil [Garza] got up to announce it, […]

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Paul Gandara and Key’Thanna Lane named North Dallas’ top athletes

Seniors Paul Gandara and Key’Thanna Lane were recognized as the top athletes for 2016-17 at the North Dallas High Sports Athletic Banquet Thursday night. Paul received the Paul Delfeld award, named after the outstanding running back at North Dallas in the early 1950s. Paul competed in football (second-team all-district), basketball (second-team all-district) and soccer […]

13 North Dallas students inducted into National Honor Society

The National Honor Society inducted 13 new members Wednesday evening in the North Dallas High auditorium. This year’s inductees include: Melissa Cordoba Catherine Cruz Garion Doyle Marielena Garcia Guadalupe Juarez Janette Lopez Samanta Lopez Esperanza Manqueros Alec Mireles Chelsey Nguyen Kathy Nguyen Elizabeth Resendiz Filipos Tesfamichael The current NHS members include Cristy Ottenwarden, president; Jerah Sanchez, […]

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Meet North Dallas senior Melissa Cordoba: Dedman Scholarship winner

Senior Melissa Cordoba, a member of the volleyball team and golf team, is one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Dedman Scholarship Award. The Dedman Scholarship is a full ride to SMU, worth $325,000, with a separate  scholarship paying $80,000 for the dorm. The scholarship is named after Mr. Dedman, who left in his will […]

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North Dallas junior wins award in photo competition

North Dallas High junior Kelly Montes de Oca won honorable mention Thursday night at the 9th annual Retail as Art Photography Competition at the Goss-Michael Gallery in Dallas. De Oca’s photo, titled, “Sports at Dawn,” was chosen with other winners from among the more than 400 entries from 32 Dallas-area schools. Her photo depicted […]

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North Dallas library selling old yearbooks, looking for some, too

North Dallas High School librarian Terri Moore is selling yearbooks but also looking for yearbooks. She is selling yearbooks at $30 for certain years, and is looking for yearbooks for certain years to be donated. “We do have some yearbooks we can sell [$30 each],” she said. “There are also a few years we […]

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Join the North Dallas High School Booster Club

The North Dallas High School Booster Club generates support for the extracurricular activities at North Dallas High School. The group, which was started around 2002 and is comprised a parent president and alumni volunteers, holds events throughout the year and sells merchandise to raise funds for the athletic program. The Booster Club website publishes photos and stories about […]

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Don’t Save the Noise for the Stadium!

In order to communicate better with you as our fans, parents, student athletes, etc, we developed a survey to gather your feedback on how you currently use our website and how you would like to see our website grow in the future! Thanks for helping Bulldogs athletics advance to the next level:

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ND basketball program needs resources, a new gym

Second of two parts North Dallas boys basketball coach Brett Cole says the key to building the basketball program is having proper facilities and maintaining a feeder pattern. The feeder pattern requires getting the kids from Spence and Rusk to come to North Dallas and not transferring or attending other schools. But getting basketball athletes to come […]

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When will North Dallas HS get a competition gym?

First of two parts. From November to February, the North Dallas basketball teams become road warriors. They may play one or two games in the boys gym, but for the most part, all of their games are on the road. North Dallas, a Class 5A school with 1,200 students, doesn’t have a competition-size gym like other […]

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ND principal: ‘I want the parents to be here’

The Dallas ISD did not have to go far to find North Dallas High School’s next principal. She was already there. Blanca “Patty” Rodriguez was serving the school as assistant principal for almost two years when she was named interim principal, taking over for Dinnah Escanilla, who was placed on administrative leave in April […]

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15 North Dallas High cadets attend JROTC summer camp

Fifteen cadets from North Dallas High were among the 250 cadets attending JROTC summer camp June 11-15. The Dallas district cadets participating had fun doing a variety of exercises and drills at summer camp.

North Dallas’ Duyen Lai, Ladaysha Robinson earn first team honors

Despite a winless District 12-5A season, the North Dallas Lady Bulldogs placed two players on the first team All-District 12-5A team. Junior Duyen Lai earned first team honors at catcher and sophomore Ladaysha Robinson earned an outfield spot on the first team. Senior Janette Lopez was named to the second team at first base. “I think […]

Summer ball helps North Dallas’ Matt Morales prepare for college

Every high school baseball player’s dream is to one day reach the major leagues. For recent North Dallas High graduate Matt Morales, he’s taking it one step at a time. “Of course, it’s everyone’s goal, but I just want to get to college, get my degree and take it one step at a time,” Matt said. […]

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North Dallas High to host DCCCD event on Thursday

Dallas ISD and DCCCD EduCareer Expo will hold a one-stop-shop event, where graduates and their parents can receive information about DCCCD career certificate and degree programs, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at North Dallas High School. Students and parents will also receive hands-on assistance with financial aid, admissions and Rising Star. Recent graduates […]

North Dallas lands four baseball players on first team All-District 12-5A

Four North Dallas High players made first team All-District 12-5A this past season, North Dallas baseball coach Steven De La Cerda said, and two players made second team all-district. The Bulldogs also had the Newcomer of the Year in 12-5A. Senior pitcher Matt Morales led the way, earning all-district pitcher for the second consecutive […]

Who should the Mavericks pick in the first round? — Presented by VNN

This Thursday in Brooklyn, the 30 teams that make up the NBA will select who they hope could be the future of their franchises in the NBA Draft. Starting with the Philadelphia 76ers (who acquired the top pick from Boston last week), months of scouting, workouts, and interviews culminate with the five minutes that each team […]

North Dallas coaches hold sports camps

The North Dallas High coaches and staff held sports camps for kids last week at the school. The kids participated in a variety of events and learned new skills and sports. Coach Chris Barnhill contributed photos from last week.

North Dallas Booster Club website moves up to No. 3 in state!

The North Dallas Booster Club website is ranked No. 3 in Texas in Varsity News Network’s May rankings. This is the website’s highest ranking this year. The website was No. 6 in the April rankings. The Booster Club’s next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at The Stoneleigh P hotel, at the corner […]

North Dallas High to hold sports camps this week

The North Dallas High coaches and staff will hold sports camps for kids ages this week — Monday through Thursday. It’s not too late to sign up. The sports camp is from 8 a.m. to noon in the gym behind the school. And the best part — it’s free. “A lot of fun! Kids will […]

Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? — Presented by VNN

As Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.   At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National […]

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