Category: Schools

Girls Explore Engineering at Perot Museum


Girls from Hockaday and St. Philip’s make bridges out of cardboard. (Photo: Imani Chet Lytle)

Menzer Pehlivan’s life changed forever in just 45 seconds.

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Kocaeili province of Turkey around 3 a.m. in 1999, when Pehlivan was 13 years old.

The tremors lasted less than a minute, and when Pahlivan emerged from the car she was hiding in with her family, the surrounding city of Ankara was decimated to the tune of more than 17,000 dead and 45,000 injured.

Civil Air Patrol Honors St. Mark’s Student


Samuel Goldfarb and John Dorie. (Courtesy photo)

Skills honed over the summer at the Lone Star Emergency Services Academy in Nacogdoches helped Samuel Goldfarb play a role in the Civil Air Patrol’s response to Hurricane Harvey.

The Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is devoted to emergency services, cadet programs, and aerospace education.

Goldfarb, now a St. Mark’s Academy sophomore and a cadet second lieutenant, served at CAP’s Denton Incident Command Post, working on plans for demobilization as relief efforts wound down.”

Ursuline Choirs to Perform at Vatican


Ursuline Choirs will sing during the Mass of the Holy Innocents. (Courtesy photo)

Ursuline Academy’s choirs will sing at the Vatican in December.

“This is the pinnacle—to share our gift of music in a setting such as St. Peters Basilica,” music teacher Jane Chambers said. “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

HPHS Announces 2018 Prom Court


Pictured from left: Haley Gatt, Matt Sewall, Abbey Govett, Sam Jackson, Zoe Durham, Paxton Alexander, Francis Ann Matise, Marshall Ballard, Sharon Hunt, James Herring, Olivia Atkins, Scully Jenevein, and Kaki Glibber.

The Highland Park High School Prom Court Committee has proudly announced the members of the 2018 HPHS Prom Court.

The court, which was selected by fellow HPHS seniors, includes Haley Gatt, Matt Sewall, Abbey Govett, Sam Jackson, Zoe Durham, Paxton Alexander, Francis Ann Matise, Marshall Ballard, Sharon Hunt, James Herring, Olivia Atkins, Scully Jenevein, and Kaki Glibber.

ESD Girls Study Potential Uses of Algae


ESD seniors Katie Smythe, Sophia Stener, and Autumn Neurohr analyze algae they’re growing as part of a post-AP biology class. (Courtesy Emma England)

Katie Smythe, Sophia Stener, and Autumn Neurohr have already finished their AP biology classes, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking a break from such studies.

This semester, the three Episcopal School of Dallas seniors are researching the potential impact that algae could have on the environment, particularly as an energy source.

McCulloch Students Sell Cookies for Charity


Fifth and sixth-grade students from McCulloch Intermediate School presented the SPCA with a check for $540 this past weekend. 

The students worked on an event called "Kindness Cookies" throughout the month of February to raise money for a local charity by sending cookies to others as a “thank you” for being a good friend, and as an act of kindness towards others.

Heart Scare Changes Soccer Star’s Life


Christian Lerma’s playing days are likely done. (Courtesy Go Fund Me)

Out of nowhere, Jesuit soccer player Christian Lerma started feeling dizzy.

On the field in a district soccer match against Richardson J.J. Pearce, Lerma turned to teammates, mentioned his discomfort, and sat down. Soon his breathing began to labor, and he became unresponsive.

The Mayo Clinic identifies cardiac arrest as the leading cause of death in young athletes, but thanks to an athletic trainer with an automated external defibrillator (AED), Lerma’s collapse wouldn’t turn out that tragic.

Hyer, Bradfield Welcomes Community Into School


Two Highland Park ISD elementary schools are inviting community members to an open house.

Hyer Elementary is opening its doors to the community one final time before the students and staff transition to the newest elementary campus for the 2018-19 school year.

The special open house is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. April 12.