A contingent of Highland Park High School teachers recently had the opportunity to visit the Global Education Forum in Philadelphia.
The conference offered K-12 teachers the chance to interact with college educators about preparing students for a global world. Edna Phythian, HPISD global connections liaison, led the group.
Each of the teachers brought back new ideas and methods regarding global awareness among students, some of which already have been implemented in the classroom.
Every year we ask children at the Snider Plaza Tree Lighting to write letters to Santa. We’ll forward them on to the big guy, but before we do we wanted to share them with you. Some will make you laugh, some might make you cry, but all will make you wish you were a kid again. Enjoy!
Congratuations to the HPHS Cheerleaders and Scotsmen, who sold a record number of dinner and raffle tickets during their annual fundraiser in September.
The money from the Sept. 25 hamburger supper goes to the group’s year-round programs.
After the jump, find a photo of the of the themed performance from the cheerleaders at the school’s first playoff pep rally of the season on Nov. 13, called “Tie Die the Vikings.”
The Scots Chess Club made quite a move at the recent North Texas Scholastic Team Chess Championships in Carrollton.
The Highland Park team took third place overall in the middle school and high school division. Austin Mead and Giovanni Zinzi were individual winners.
University Park Elementary School is adding a creative component to its annual canned food drive.
This year, the school’s fourth-grade students will used collected cans to build a crayon box filled with crayons before donating all items to the North Texas Food Bank.
It appears a pair of scammers have targeted restaurants in the Park Cities. A report from D Magazine explains that two women have hit at least four restaurants with claims of dental damage due to glass in their food. Sevy’s Grill, Five Creeks Tavern in Highland Park Village, and Bandito’s in Snider Plaza were among the conned restaurants.
According to the report, someone within Highland Park Police Department was previously investigating the same women for other charges.
Restaurateurs are warned that if a similar situation arises, take a photo of those making the claim and report it to the police.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will present the second in a series of four local landscaping and water conservation courses on Tuesday.
A free session on shade gardening will focus on ways that people can landscape their yards in areas that don’t get much sun. It starts at 6:30 p.m., and you can RSVP here.
Future courses will talk about native and adaptive plants (March 1) and smart watering during restrictions (June 2). Those two sessions will take place at the University Park Public Library.
The 2016 Dallas Symphony debutantes and honor guard, along with their families, were honored at a cocktail reception and dinner, hosted by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, at the Meyerson Symphony Center on Nov. 25.
43 debutantes, escorted by an honor guard, were formally introduced by emcee Stan Gardner. The event is one of many, leading up to the 30th Presentation Ball, chaired by Nancy Labadie, on Feb. 20.
The holiday weekend also included a mixer for the debs and honor guards, along with Bow Boot Camp, held specifically for the debutantes.