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Read Play Talk Calendar
Introducing Our New #ReadPlayTalk Magazine!
09/26/2017
This week, Mesquite ISD’s first ReadPlayTalk calendar is being distributed to elementary campuses.
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District of Innovation
Mesquite ISD Plans for District of Innovation Status
09/12/2017
Districts of Innovation (DOI) designation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session. The intent of this DOI legislation is to allow traditional school districts to exempt themselves from certain state laws that constrain the implementation of innovative practices designed to positively impact student academic outcomes.
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Welcome To Thompson Elementary

Jay Richards Thompson came to Mesquite to teach civics and history at Mesquite High School in 1960. He served as assistant principal at Black and Range elementaries and interim principal of Hanby Elementary. In 1966 he was named principal of Tosch Elementary, a job he held until his retirement in 1985.  Thompson was a World War II veteran, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and exemplified true American patriotism. Thompson Elementary was opened in 1995.