September 17, 2014

  • Spaghetti Supper Sales Winners Announced

    Grace Sloan, Flora Kate Richards and Maddie Basso finished first, second and third in sales for the spaghetti supper.

    Grace Sloan, Flora Kate Richards, and Maddie Basso finished first, second, and third in sales for the spaghetti supper.

    The Highland Belles spaghetti supper fundraiser on Sept. 5 had another successful year. The spaghetti supper sales winners are Grace Sloane, Flora Kate Richards, and Maddie Basso.

    All 61 members of the award-winning drill team sold tickets, raffle tickets, and accepted donations, which will fund the team’s operations for the year. This year was bigger than ever with the addition of the live auction.

    The team partnered with Amore Italian Restaurant for the 19th year, bringing hungry football fans to the cafeteria before the HPHS football game against Pulaski Academy.

    By Allyssa Schoonover Sep. 17, 2014 | 12:24 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Boosterthon to Boost Funds for Bradfield

    Blaze the Bronco gets students pumped up about Boosterthon.

    Blaze the Bronco gets students pumped up about Boosterthon.

    Does calling it a fun run really make it fun? Well, if it’s anything like the pep rally to kick off Bradfield’s Boosterthon fundraiser, it may not be so bad.

    On Monday, students gathered in the gymnasium and cheered on Blaze the Bronco and Boosterthon representatives as they heard about the plans for the event. Each day of the fundraiser will provide a lesson that encourages kindness, leadership, fitness, and citizenship.

    The event will conclude with the Rock’n Town Live Fun Run, where students will recruit pledges for the number of laps they run. The money raised from Boosterthon will go to the school.

    By Allyssa Schoonover Sep. 17, 2014 | 10:46 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 16, 2014

  • Kindness Club Starts Chain Reaction at Hyer

    A group of 4th grade boys share the challenge with Ms. Carbajal's class.

    A group of fourth-grade boys shares the challenge with Ms. Carbajal’s class.

    After hearing about Rachel’s Challenge, a group of students from Hyer Elementary School set out to share the message.

    They created the KC Club, which stands for kindness and compassion, and are striving to create a chain reaction of kindness through out the school. They went room to room last week, presenting the challenge to students.

    At Hyer, the students wrote notes of compassionate deeds and formed a paper chain, symbolizing the chain reaction of kindness they hope to see.

    The challenge promotes acceptance and discourages bullying. It teaches young students that kindness is not just something they do, but who they are.

    Rachel Scott was the first victim in the Columbine shooting. Her father and other supporters started the program to promote kindness and compassion.

    By Allyssa Schoonover Sep. 16, 2014 | 11:57 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 11, 2014

  • Parish Students Learn in Worldwide Classrooms

    Parish Students Learn in Worldwide Classrooms

    “Doctors in training” as young as 8 years old get some hands-on experience at Parish. (Courtesy photo)

    This fall, global “doctors in training” will wield their own scalpels and learning about viruses by swabbing their own hands and growing bacteria.

    These doctors-in-training play a humanitarian role as well — every class they take purchases a class for a student in a developing country.

    Together, they share findings and discuss current global issues. Dallas students communicate and Skype with students in Haiti, India, and Pakistan to gain real-world experience. Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 11, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 10, 2014

  • HPHS Prom Committee Rewards Raffle Winner

    One lucky Highland Park High School parent will have some coveted seats for the rest of this football season.

    Janese Deitch won a raffle drawing for four blue-back stadium seats at Highlander Stadium. The prom committee announced the winner at the school’s pep rally on Sept. 5.

    The raffle raised funds for the junior/senior prom in April at Union Station. The prom raffle committee chairs are Mary Michael McCartin, Elizabeth DeBeer, Miles Iola, and Zach Snelling.

    By Allyssa Schoonover Sep. 10, 2014 | 1:30 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Young Artists Leave a Legacy

    These 35 third graders stayed after school to create a mosaic for the art room.

    These third graders stayed after school to create a mosaic for the University Park Elementary art room.

    The finished product.

    The finished product.

    University Park Elementary’s art room has a colorful new addition this year.

    Last May, after learning the history and artistic process of mosaics, a group of third graders stayed after school to create their own. The students designed the pattern, broke up the tiles, and applied the pieces to the wall behind the art room sinks. This summer grout was added to the wall and left to dry.

    These third graders have left quite a creative mark on their school.

     

    By Allyssa Schoonover Sep. 10, 2014 | 11:16 am | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • September 9, 2014

  • Furgeson Heads Up Nontraditional Law School

    UP Resident Heads Up Nontraditional Law School

    Royal Furgeson speaks at the inaugural convocation for UNT Dallas College of Law. (Photo: Scott Peek Photography)

    As Royal Furgeson followed a long, winding sidewalk to the University of Texas’s Law School fresh out of college, he doubted himself.

    “Here I am in the big wide world now with people coming from all over the place to come to this law school,” he recalled himself thinking in 1964. “And do I even know what I’m doing and will I even be able to get through this law school?”

    Now, 50 years later, Furgeson — a University Park resident — has taken his law school knowledge and become the founding dean of the UNT Dallas College of Law. Read More…

    By Paige Skinner Sep. 9, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 3, 2014

  • Calling All Fellow HPISD Alumns

    Centennial

    Highland Park ISD is celebrating its centennial this year and we want to know what you loved most about attending HPISD schools. Send us your remembrances, anecdotes, and photos to editor@peoplenewspapers.com by next Wednesday for a chance for them to appear in our special HPISD Centennial Section. Go Scots and Raiders… and Panthers.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Sep. 3, 2014 | 12:40 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Senior Girls Swim Party Will Make a Splash

    Wow, there were a lot of girls on the organizing committee for the senior party.

    Wow, there were a lot of girls on the organizing committee for the senior class party.

    The senior girls of Highland Park High School will make quite a splash at their annual class party on Sept. 7 at the Village Country Club.

    All senior students are invited to the party, which was organized by a host committee under the leadership of party co-chairs Laura Hughes and Catherine Thompson.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 3, 2014 | 11:52 am | 2 Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 2, 2014

  • Belles to Add Pasta to Routine on Friday

    The Belles will be serving spaghetti before Friday's game. It's recommended that you be there.

    The Belles will be serving spaghetti before Friday’s game. It’s recommended that you be there.

    Before they perform at the Highland Park football home opener on Friday against Pulaski Academy, the Highland Belles want to make sure you enjoy the game on a full stomach.

    The drill team will hold its annual spaghetti supper fundraiser prior from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the school’s cafeteria, along with a raffle and a live auction to help fund the team’s performances throughout the school year.

    It’s the 31st year overall for the spaghetti supper and the 19th in which the team is partnering with Amore Italian Restaurant. The theme this year is “Friday Night Fringe.”

    Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, while raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $25.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 2, 2014 | 11:11 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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