Dallas ISD, Greenhill, Highland Park ISD, Jesuit, and Ursuline are going to be closed on Monday. But ESD, Hockaday, and St. Mark’s are expecting their students to be on campus by 10 a.m. — or at least, that’s what their websites said as I typed this.
The 10 a.m. start is also in effect for students at Parish Episcopal’s campus on Midway Road. The Hillcrest Road campus, however, will be closed.
Update at 8:46: Sure enough, St. Mark’s has canceled Monday classes. Look for the others to follow suit.
Update at 9:10: ESD and Hockaday have called off Monday classes. Parish remains the lone holdout … for now.
Update at 9:28: OK, now Parish has said there will be no classes Monday. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Cistercian, Dallas Lutheran, Hockaday, Jesuit, Ursuline, and Yavneh have all canceled Friday’s classes. The Jesuit Christmas Bazaar that had been scheduled for Saturday has also been called off.
When we last checked, ESD, Parish Episcopal, and St. Mark’s had not yet made the call, but each school’s website said the weather was being monitored. Given that DISD and Highland Park ISD have told their students to stay home, I imagine most private schools will follow suit.
Update at 7:55: My imagination came true. ESD, Parish, and St. Mark’s will be closed Friday.
#DallasISD will not hold classes tomorrow Friday, Dec. 6 and all events and activities on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 are cancelled
— Dallas ISD (@dallasschools) December 5, 2013
We bring this news to you via DISD’s Twitter. Stay warm. Drink cocoa. Don’t die. That’s all the advice we have for you today. We’ll keep you posted if we learn anything else.
The Covenant Knights, who are seeking a second straight TAPPS Division I championship in six-man football, were scheduled to play at noon Saturday in the small West Texas town of Zephyr. But the impending icepocalypse has delayed Covenant’s matchup with Geneva School of Boerne by exactly one week. The game is now scheduled for noon on Dec. 14.
Isabel Parigi of Devonshire, a freshman at Ursuline Academy and a graduate of Christ the King Catholic School, was recently chosen to be a featured skater during the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas.
Isabel and Karis Nowell of Richardson join a lineup that will feature Missile Toes — the Galleria’s ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus — and Olympic, world, and national champions performing around the mall’s 95-foot Christmas tree. This year’s featured guest skaters include 2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes, four-time world and Canadian champion Kurt Browning, and 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley.
Isabel and Karis’ program was choreographed by Nick Traxler. The skaters — who train at the Dr Pepper StarCenters in Farmers Branch and Plano, respectively — were part of an exclusive audition on Nov. 10 at the Galleria. After two months of preparation and practice, 18 groups comprised of two to eight skaters from surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth rinks competed against one another for a chance to skate in one of the five Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration shows.
The public is invited to the complimentary shows at 6 p.m. this Saturday and 6 p.m. on Dec. 14.
Alan Peppard is reporting that Preston Hollow residents T. Boone Pickens and Toni Brinker are engaged, with plans to marry early next year. I assume they’ll be registered at either Target or Crate & Barrel.
The Texas Tortugas lacrosse team — which includes Parish Episcopal’s Grayson Hassell, Cole Williams, and Greyson Mokarow — competed in the IMG National Tournament in Bradenton, Fla., last week. The Tortugas posted a 5-1 tourney record to finish third in terms of lacrosse, but I think we can all agree that they were first in fashion.
Hockaday alumnae may remember Shirley Martin, who cooked meals at the private school for decades. She was featured on KERA-FM this week as part of the “One Crisis Away” series.
Editor’s note: This story also appears in the Nov. 29 edition of Preston Hollow People.
For the second time in two years, the Episcopal School of Dallas is looking for a head football coach.
Clayton Sanders’ resignation was first reported Nov. 13 on the website of Vype, a magazine about high school sports.
“In Coach Sanders’ two-year tenure as head football coach, ESD’s program has seen a significant increase in participation and results,” ESD head of school Meredyth M. Cole is quoted as saying in the Vype story. “I know you join me in thanking Coach Sanders for his service to the school.”
The story says Richard Williams, who arrived at ESD with Sanders, has been named interim head coach while athletic director Jerry Reese conducts a nationwide search for Sanders’ replacement. It does not address any reasons for Sanders’ departure.
ESD officials were not available for interviews this week due to the school’s Thanksgiving holiday.
While the bureaucrats at City Hall have been going after Uber, NorthPark Center is going into business with the car service. Through New Year’s Eve, first-time users can get a free ride that begins or ends at the mall.
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