The Hillcrest softball team, which won the District 12-4A championship, will host Adamson, the fourth-place team from Distroct 11-4A, at 5 p.m. Friday. The winner of that game will face either Mesquite Poteet or Frisco in the second round of the playoffs.
W.T. White’s softball team, which finished fourth in District 9-5A, has scheduled a three-game series with McKinney Boyd, the champion of District 10-5A. Game 1 will be at 7 p.m. Friday in McKinney, and W.T. White will host Game 2 at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by Game 3, if necessary. Sachse or Mesquite Horn will be waiting in the second round.
Students and staff at Hillcrest and W.T. White high schools are stepping up on behalf of those hurt and displaced last night in the West, Texas factory explosion.
A mobile blood drive is ongoing at W.T. White today, and a school-supply drive will run Monday through Friday next week at Hillcrest, where West ISD Superintendent Marty Crawford once worked as principal.
Hillcrest is also funneling gift cards and financial donations to West to help with relief efforts (checks should be made out to Point West Bank West ISD Disaster Fund).
This Saturday, W.T. White High School will have a Street Fair located in the school parking lot. There will be free admission, food trucks, live entertainment, shopping, games and pet adoptions. Mark your calendars.
New W.T. White ceramics teacher Katherine Nelson didn’t send us this list directly — someone who’s looking out for her did — but here ’tis, with the email subject line “Weird List of Needs.” Maybe you’d like to unload a few things and help some aspiring artists in the process.
Electric frying pan (old and nasty is fine, as long as it works)
Old candles and candle nubs (we need to melt the wax)
Electric drill (not battery operated)
Paint-mixer attachment for an electric drill
old rubber scrapers (or parts)
Large spoons — wooden, plastic, etc.
Other large kitchen utensils
Liquid measuring cups with handles and pour spouts
Old plastic pitchers
Tupperware-type containers — preferably with lids, but not necessary
Garbage bags (new, not used)
Old, nasty washcloths
To donate such items, drop Nelson a line at email@example.com. School employees and students can just swing by Room 117.
With the regular season starting to wind down, both Jesuit and W.T. White are in contention for playoff berths in the District 9-5A basketball standings.
Those two teams do battle at 7:30 tonight at W.T. White.
The Rangers (19-6, 6-3) are in third place, while the Longhorns (9-16, 4-5) are in fourth. The top four teams make the playoffs, but Lake Highlands, Pearce, and Skyline are all just one game behind W.T. White. Berkner leads the district standings at 9-0, followed by Richardson at 8-1.
Following tonight’s contest, there are four games left in the regular season.
There was a gun on the W.T. White High School campus today, principal Michelle Thompson said in a letter to parents. After a student discovered a gun in his backpack, a gun that he claims was not his, he showed it to a teacher, who made sure it was placed under lock and key.
A community meeting regarding school safety has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the library.
W.T. White student Jennifer Salgado staggers around campus during the first Zombie Fun Walk on Oct. 27.
Although it’s going to be a tall order for the Detroit Tigers to rally from a 2-0 deficit against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, former W.T. White standout Bryan Holaday is sure hoping they can.
Holaday, who played baseball at W.T. White and TCU, is on the team’s 40-man roster, although he is not on the active playoff roster. If Detroit wins, Holaday would get a ring.
His parents are attending the World Series, and his mother Laura is the W.T. White principal’s clerk and is also an alum of the school.
Saturday is shaping up to be another family-friendly day at NorthPark Center. The Center Park garden will host a Sam’s Day event from noon to 3 p.m., and North Court will be the site of a Baby Loves Disco party from 1 to 4.
Want to drop a few pounds before consuming all that Halloween candy? You’ve got options. Billy Blanks Jr. is bringing his Dance With Me program back to the JCC. And the Town North YMCA will host its Fired Up 5K and Fun Run on Sunday.
Looking for something a bit slower? Then check out my favorite event of the weekend. To raise money for its sophomore class, W.T. White High School is hosting a Zombie Walk at 4 p.m. Saturday. Yes, a herd of decaying “walkers” will stumble around the campus; you’ve been warned. The cost to participate is $5, or $3 plus three cans of protein that can be donated to the North Texas Food Bank. We’re talking chicken, tuna, or salmon here, not human brains or flesh.
With the NHL embroiled in another lockout, you won’t be seeing ice hockey anytime soon. But you can enjoy some field hockey this afternoon. ESD will host Houston St. John’s at 4 p.m., and then, somehow, Hockaday will host the same team at 5:45. Sounds like an easy win for the Daisies.
OK, enough sports. How about music? Lu Mitchell is scheduled to take the stage at Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse this evening. Looking for something more kid-friendly? The Hey Lollies will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday in NorthPark Center’s North Court.
While you’re at the mall, you can check out ”On My Own Time.” This annual, regional art competition, which closes Sunday, features the artistic talents of business professionals throughout North Texas. Each year, area companies hold in-house exhibits featuring artwork created outside of working hours by their employees. The winners from each company’s competition are displayed on NorthPark’s first floor, between Macy’s and Dillard’s.
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