Category: Schools

New Campuses To Blend In Old Elements


Neely Thrash looks through a binder of Hyer Elementary monuments. (Photo: Bianca R. Montes)

Flipping through pages of a thick black binder, Neely Thrash browsed hundreds of photographs representing decades of Hyer Elementary School history.

There’s the pavers honoring families who gave money for a new playground; the memorials that pay homage to former students and teachers; and, of course, the traditional red brick and pitched roof that seamlessly blend the school into its residential neighborhood.

Former Student Rowers File Title IX, Negligence Lawsuit Against SMU


Former SMU rowers speak at a press conference Friday to announce they and four other teammates have filed a lawsuit against the university.

UPDATE: SMU released the following statement: "SMU's foremost concern is always for students' health and well-being. For student-athletes, in particular, our goal in our training programs is to emphasize and support health, fitness and injury prevention," the statement read. "While the University does not comment on pending litigation, SMU is committed to complying with Title IX in its athletic programs and throughout the campus."

Eight female athletes have filed a negligence and Title IX lawsuit against Southern Methodist University.

The lawsuit claims that SMU rowers suffered catastrophic hip injuries as result of negligence on the part of SMU athletic department staff and that SMU discriminated against female athletes in the way it allocated its funding and resources in violation of Title IX. The complaint was filed this morning in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Lady Scots Thank Teachers


The varsity Lady Scots took a time-out to say thank you to all of their awesome teachers.  Each varsity player selected one favorite teacher who was introduced to the crowd before the Jan. 16 tip-off against Lovejoy.  The whole evening was a win-win; beating undefeated Lovejoy and honoring those teachers who teach, inspire, and encourage our students every day. 

HP High School Closed


The Highland Park High School campus will be closed today due to a mechanical malfunction.

The high school's heating system is not functioning causing the building to be too cold to hold classes.