Category: Schools

PCLDA Spring Flower Sale to Begin


Clean out your vases because the Park Cities Learning Difference Association Spring Flower sale begins March 1.

Herbs, flowering annuals, ornamental grasses, bulbs and more are available for ordering online. Orders can be placed at

Free delivery will be available for all orders on April 19 just in time for spring planting. Orders can be placed through March 25.

PCLDA is a group which raises funds and hosts educational events, which are geared to HPISD families who have students with learning differences. This sale raises money that goes toward teacher training and special programs for HPISD students.

Little Free Library Promotes Reading


Contents of the Little Free Library change as people take and leave books. (Photo: Sahar Jamal)

Albert Einstein once said, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

Under a tree at the northeast corner of Royal Blue Grocery, visitors to Highland Park Village can locate a new Little Free Library, built in the Spanish and Mediterranean style used throughout the shopping center.

In the past several years, similar libraries have popped up across the country, often located in yards, shopping centers, and public lands to encourage reading and promote sharing in a community.

Happenings on the Hill


Nancy Ann Hunt (front row, third from left) and Ray L. Hunt (fifth from left) stand with Hunt Leadership Scholars. (Courtesy: SMU)

SMU Broadens Scholarship Eligibility

SMU is expanding an existing scholarship program and partnering with Dallas County Promise on a new one to help more students in the Dallas area attend the private university.

“There are future Dallas County leaders among the students attending high school in our community who may not get their best chance to lead because financial means is a barrier to an undergraduate college degree,” said Wes Waggoner, SMU associate vice president for enrollment management.

Five Hockaday Athletes Commit to Playing Chosen Sports in College


Five seniors at the Hockaday School have confirmed their commitments to play their chosen sports in college this fall.

As Hockaday's athletes are discovering their true talents, school officials say more students are committing to play sports during college, adding that the school is tremendously proud of their achievements and commitment to athletics over the years.

ESD Names Third Head of School


The Episcopal School of Dallas board of directors voted unanimously today to appoint David L. Baad as its third head of school.

He will replace Meredyth Cole, who announced her resignation in November.

"We could not be more excited for our community to move into the future with David Baad at the helm, said Don Carty, chair of the board of directors and co-chair of the search committee.

Remembering the Champs


The 1957 football team was Highland Park High School’s first outright state champion. (Courtesy: Jack Allday)

A year that brought Highland Park High School football its fifth — and first repeat — state championship also marked the 60th anniversary of the Scot’s first undisputed title in the sport.

While the 1944 squad shared a title with Waco, the 1957 Scots were the first ones to win it outright.

HPISD School Board Approves 2018-2019 Calendars


The 2018-2019 HPISD school year will begin Aug. 23.

The district's board of trustees approved the school calendars at its Jan. 16 meeting.

The K-12 calendar ends school May 31, 2019 for six of the district's campuses. The Bradfield only calendar ends school four days earlier, May 24, to allow extra time for packing, moving, tear-down, and construction of the campus.