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WINGS Awards Luncheon

Dear WINGS Parent or Guardian,

Your graduate has been chosen to be honored and to receive an award on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the fifth Annual WINGS Awards Luncheon.  We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating your student’s accomplishments.

The luncheon will begin at 11:00 A.M. at the DeSoto Civic Center, in the “Bluebonnet Rooms.”  The DeSoto Civic Center is located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto Texas 75115. 

The luncheon is complimentary for your student.  Lunches for you and each of your guests may be purchased with cash or money order for $7 each on or before May 14, 2019.  You may bring guests if you wish; but it is essential that we know the number, so we can make reservations for all of you.

 If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 15, 2019 by one of the following:

  • Calling WINGS at (972) 274-8219
  • Returning the attached Attendee Form with your student
  • E-mailing Mrs. Davis at:

We are proud to acknowledge your graduates’ dedication and achievement at our school.  We look forward to seeing you and your student Friday, May 17th at this time of celebration and recognition.  It is our good fortune to assist all WINGS students with the beginning of their life’s journey.

Thank you,
Principal Nevels

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Students need to be present by 7:55 A.M 
Testing will begin at 8:00 A.M.

– Tuesday, May 7, 2019

U.S. History - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Biology - Thursday, May 9, 2019

Students will have up to 4 hours to take exam(s).

Parents and Students:

Your support is appreciated in ensuring that your student is in attendance and on time for testing, and that you don't schedule doctor's appointments during this time.

Students who are testing should report to the WINGS campus by 7:55 AM, and testing will begin shortly after that.  All testers will have at least 4 hours to take the exam.*  Enrolled WINGS Academy students who are not testing will still have class as assigned.

*(Unless specific prior documentation states otherwise)

A friendly reminder that the school will be closed to all visitors on STAAR Testing days

Please plan ahead and refrain from making any lunch deliveries on STAAR testing days

Cell Phone Policy- According to TEA students are not permitted to have cell phones or other electronic devices on their person or within reach during STAAR testing. Cell phone usage during testing is a serious violation and will be considered cheating.  Students should leave cell phones at home or in their vehicle on testing days.  All student cell phones will be collected and returned back to the student once testing is complete for the campus.

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Get plenty of rest the night before the exam and eat a hearty breakfast the day of the exam!

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Restoring Confidence, Attaining Favorable
Outcomes and Achieving Academic Excellence 

Where I Now Gain Success

About WIngs

DeSoto ISD established the Where I Now Gain Success (WINGS) dropout prevention and recovery program which has assisted more than 300 students to graduate from high school. The credit recovery and dropout recovery program started in school year 2010–11 with a $100,000 three-year dropout recovery grant from Texas Education Agency. The district continued the program after the grant ended because of its' highly effectiveness. The WINGS program offers courses for student’s up to age 25.  The instructional program has an individual student focus and uses small group tutoring. Since the program was established, approximately 80 percent of the students enrolled completed the program and earned their high school diploma. The number of graduates more than quadrupled from 21 during the first year of the program to 108 in school year 2013–2014. The WINGS program has graduated 310 students, not to include this year’s graduates.

The goal of the WINGS program, is to provide students the opportunity to earn credits and skills needed for a high school diploma. DeSoto WINGS uses the computer based program Edgenuity.  Edgenuity provides engaging online education and blended learning solutions that propel success for students in an on-line format.

DeSoto WINGS follows the DeSoto ISD calendar. There is no charge for this program. 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
Morning Session - 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Afternoon Session - 12 noon to 4 p.m.

200 East Belt Line Road
DeSoto, TX 75115
(Entrance off Lindalyn) 

Contact Us:
(972)274-8219 Office
(972)274-8246 Fax


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WINGS Campus

200 East Belt Line Road
DeSoto, TX 75115

  Tuesday, April 30, 2019

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

 No Appointments Necessary

DeSoto WINGS Gradation Information

Complete the Cap and Gown Order Form and return it to Ms. Carrington.  Please be sure to complete the form in its entirety.  (Please include your height and weight).   You may pick up the form from WINGS.  A form was mailed to every graduate's home.

A payment of $37 will be needed to place the order for your cap and gown, tassel and your diploma cover.  The cap and gown is green and the tassel is green and gold.

Your $37 payment is due by Friday, April  26, 2019.
**No personal checks accepted**

After April 26, 2019, the price for the cap and gown will exceed over $50 and you must purchase your cap and gown online at:.

Graduation is Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the DeSoto High School’s Auditorium. Please be prompt.

DeSoto High School
600 Eagle Drive
DeSoto, TX  75115

90% or Above

Attendance Celebration

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Be Here, L
earn More!!!

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