Category: Education

Kramer Elementary Presents Northaven Home Tour

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Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 3.18.50 PMThe Arthur Kramer Elementary School PTA presents the first annual Northaven Home tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 as a means to showcase the surrounding neighborhoods.

Berenbaum/Magadini Architects and Julie Haymann of Virginia Cook Realtors will serve as title sponsors.

Reservations must be made ahead of time. General Admission tickets are $20. Special home tours can also be booked for $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit northavenhometour.com.

 


‘Bee-lieve’ It to Achieve It

Four ESD eighth-graders got 180 signatures for their petition to Save the Bees. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Four ESD eighth-graders got 180 signatures for their petition to Save the Bees. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich)

The four members of the only all-girls robotics team at the Episcopal School of Dallas had more than competition on their minds when they entered the First Lego League Robotics Competition at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.

Eighth-graders Mary and Katherine Cowser, Sumner Wooldridge, and Jiaying Fu are also passionate about bees.

The competition called for teams to build a robot and have it navigate an obstacle, and also to work on a project that addresses an aspect of humanity’s negative impact on the environment.

The girls, who call themselves the “Bee-Lievers,” called their robot “Do Not Phil” as a play on the words “Do Not Fail.”


High School Photo Competition Accepting Submissions

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Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 12.59.09 PM Retail as Art, a photography scholarship competition for local students, will be accepting submissions through March 15. The competition is free and open to all North Texas high schoolers. Those deemed the best will receive scholarship money for college.

Winners will be announced on April 20 at the Awards Reception at Goss-Michael Foundation Gallery. One photograph per student, along with the winning entries, will be on display at the Awards Reception.

For additional information, visit www.RetailasArt.com or email info@retailasart.com.


Imagining Life Diabetes-Free

Theater provides an outlet for Parish Episcopal School students. (Photo by Mallory Richards) 0
Theater provides an outlet for Parish Episcopal School students. (Photo by Mallory Richards)

Parish Episcopal School student Mallory Richards can’t describe how a life without diabetes would feel, but theater helps her imagine it.

“[Theater] has always been an outlet for me when having a tough day with my diabetes. [It allows] me to become a completely different person — a person without diabetes,” she said.

Richards has been involved in theater for seven years, since the fifth grade, and has lived with diabetes even longer. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of 6.

“I was scared and had no idea what was happening with my body, but … the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was there to help my family and me through all of it,” she said.


Young DJ Keeps ‘Killing It’

DJ Vex, aka ESD fifth-grader Colin Koch. (Courtesy photo of Leigh Koch) 0
DJ Vex, aka ESD fifth-grader Colin Koch. (Courtesy photo of Leigh Koch)

Brian Roberts was taking in the boulevard tailgating scene before an SMU football game when he noticed a group of mostly girls staring at something.

“I was watching these people’s reaction and couldn’t tell what they were looking at,” he said. “Then I see this kid DJ up there, and he was killing it.”

The boy stopping the crowd was 10-year-old DJ Vex, also known as Episcopal School of Dallas fourth-grader Colin Koch.

“[DJing is] just fun in general, but it’s also really different for someone my age,” Colin said.


Primrose Students Cast Their Votes

Alexa McClure, Cody Jack Hale, and J.P. Balfour were excited to vote. (Courtesy photo of Primrose of Preston Hollow) 0
Alexa McClure, Cody Jack Hale, and J.P. Balfour were excited to vote. (Courtesy photo of Primrose of Preston Hollow)

Voter turnout was near 100 percent on Election Day as close to 160 kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students at the Primrose School of Preston Hollow chose “Billy the Duck” as their new presidential friend mascot.

Exit polls indicated that Billy’s campaign promise of Goldfish crackers for afternoon snack resonated more with the electorate than his opponent’s guarantee of Nutri-Grain bars.

Primrose students learn lessons from 13 puppets that each represent a different character trait. Billy’s trait is “keeping promises.”

“We want children to enjoy giving back to their local community,” said franchise owner Julia Shelton. “Voting is a great way for each of them to get involved and feel connected.”


Greenhill Alumni Holiday Party

Head of School Scott Griggs with alumni from the 90’s. (Photo courtesy of Greenhill) 0
Head of School Scott Griggs with alumni from the 90’s. (Photo courtesy of Greenhill)

Head of Greenhill School Scott Griggs, third from left, enjoyed a moment with a group of 90s-era students during the school’s alumni party Nov. 22.

Former students from various graduating classes came together for a pre- Thanksgiving celebration.


Haruvy Named SMU’s NCAR Research Fellow

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Dr. Ernan Haruvy. (Courtesy photo of SMU)

Dr. Ernan Haruvy. (Courtesy photo of SMU)

Dr. Ernan Haruvy, professor of marketing at the University of Texas at Dallas, was named the second Donna Wilhelm Research Fellow at SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR).

NCAR analyzes data on arts organizations and their communities nationwide.

The Wilhelm fellowship, an annual, one-year appointment, was launched in 2015 through the efforts of Dallas philanthropist and civic leader Donna Wilhelm. She provided a $500,000 challenge grant that raised a total of $1 million for NCAR.


“Mystery Friend” Surprises Salesmanship Club with Anonymous Donation

Senior Director of Finance Patty Pickard (left) and Senior Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships Jessica Slie Trudeau held back tears while reading the letter from an anonymous donor. (Photo courtesy of Momentous Institute) 0
Senior Director of Finance Patty Pickard (left) and Senior Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships Jessica Slie Trudeau held back tears while reading the letter from an anonymous donor. (Photo courtesy of Momentous Institute)

Two anonymous guests wearing Santa hats surprised the Salesmanship Club of Dallas at their offices in Oak Cliff on Dec. 19 with a check for $10,000 from a “Mystery Friend.”

In the letter attached, the donor wrote, “You should know this gift was made possible by your friends at Educational FirstSteps.”

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The donor had asked personnel at EFS, a nonprofit that works with daycares in at-risk neighborhoods, to name of a local agency whose work they admired, and they selected the Momentous Institute, the lab school founded by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.