Because I know that there’s really only one event on everyone’s mind this weekend, I’ll keep this brief. And just in case you haven’t decided what to bring yet, pick up a copy of this week’s paper to find some winning Superbowl snack recipes from local chefs.
If you’ve got youngsters who are interested in science, or youngsters who you’d like to be interested in science, bring them to NorthPark Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday when Mad Science presents “Up, Up, and Away,” a show that will probably be as entertaining as it is educational.
More weekend fun after the jump!
Episcopal School of Dallas boys middle school basketball coach Mike Schneider recorded his 500th victory last Tuesday night, guiding the Eagles’ “Maroon” team to a 33-24 road victory over Parish Episcopal.
“Winning is great, but the players are the most important,” Schneider said.
Schneider, who is also assistant director of wellness and the chair of the physical education department at the school, has been at ESD since 1987. He has coached more than seventy teams during his 26 years with the school, including boys and girls at every level. His primary focus has been softball, volleyball, basketball, and field hockey.
“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Coach Schneider for the past 15 years and have always been impressed by his character, knowledge of multiple sports, ability to relate to and motivate student-athletes of all ages, and his commitment to great sportsmanship,” said ESD athletic director David Tollison. “It is obvious that Mike has a true passion for coaching and teaching and is in the profession for the right reasons. Although his win total is very impressive, the most important contribution he has made to ESD is the positive impact he has had on the lives of so many student-athletes.”
Erin Mayo is the assistant head of school for academics at the Episcopal School of Dallas … for now. As of July 1, she’ll be the head of school at Fryeburg Academy in Maine.
Episcopal School of Dallas has named Kim MaGee its new interim head of school, effective immediately.
In an email sent Sunday to the ESD community, board chairman W. Plack Carr Jr. said:
Kim MaGee’s qualifications are exceptional. We have found an exceedingly impressive leader who is passionate about educating students, both academically and spiritually. She is enthusiastic, collegial, and has a deep respect for ESD’s mission and Founding Tenets. Kim will provide crucial direction during this year of transition, as the ESD community celebrates the long-term leadership of Father Swann and looks to the future with the search for our next permanent Head of School.
MaGee served for 11 year at the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, first as their vice principal of curriculum, then as assistant head of school, and finally as head of school. More as we get it.
Last December, the Rev. Stephen Swann announced he would retire when the Episcopal School of Dallas, which he founded in 1974, could find a headmaster to replace him. That search is still under way, but Swann informed the school’s board in a July 16 letter that he’ll be leaving Nov. 30. Diane Jennings of The Dallas Morning News broke the news (to me, at least) this evening.
Soccer players from ESD, Jesuit, and St. Mark’s were recently crowned the U-17 champions as members of Solar Chelsea ’95.
The top 200 US Youth Soccer boys and girls teams from the 12 state associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III participated in the Region III Championships in Greenville, South Carolina from June 15 — 21.
After surviving the “group of death” in the preliminary matches and the defending national champions in the quarter-final match, Solar Chelsea ’95 was crowned the U-17 age bracket champions in the Region III US Youth Soccer Championships. Dante DiCiolli received the Golden Gloves award due to his outstanding performance during the tournament. The Solar Chelsea ’95 team is comprised of players who also play for local high school power-house teams: Jesuit, St. Mark’s, ESD, McKinney Boyd, FM Marcus, Allen, Lovejoy, and Coppell.
The Solar Chelsea ’95 team will advance to the third and final stage of the quest for the National Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina, from July 25 — 29.
Thirty-three Providence Christian School graduates walked across the stage Friday and are now moving onto high schools including the Cambridge School, Episcopal School of Dallas, Highland Park High School, the Hockaday School, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, Lake Highlands High School, Trinity Christian Academy, and W.T. White High School.
Bachman Lake — a little bit smelly, a little noisy, and sometimes a little sketchy — is home to the Dallas Rowing Club and several private schools’ rowing teams. On Saturday, the annual Bachman Shootout Regatta will be held at the lake! Hockaday, ESD, St. Mark’s, Ursuline, and many others will journey to my favorite artificial lake to race their little hearts out. As a member of the Hockaday crew team, I can assure you this will be one very exciting regatta! Everyone should come out and support a school, or possibly just feel a little fancier than normal.
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