Shaping lives earns teachers awards

Shaping lives earns teachers awards

Six East Dallas teachers received Teacher of the Year awards by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Nov. 19 at Lakehill Preparatory’s Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. The event was sponsored by Oncor and Comerica. The winners are: Jennifer Edoghotu, L. L. Hotchkiss Elementary School; Michael Jones, […]

Resident helps improve special education

Resident helps improve special education

By Sujata Dand Lakewood resident Courtney Mathews sets a giant three ring binder on her dining room table.  “This is the binder of Jackson,” Mathews explains. Jackson is Mathew’s 13-year-old son. He’s currently a student at the Travis Vanguard School for the Academically Gifted. “He’s twice exceptional,” Mathews says with a smile. “He has special […]

Students learn from first hand accounts

Students learn from first hand accounts

On Veteran’s Day, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary had a special assembly for veterans from all branches of service. The veterans were welcomed by students and staff, and enjoyed coffee and refreshments. Following the welcome, the veterans were introduced to the assembly. Each gave a short description of their rank, branch of service and experiences in […]

Vikings? Gothic Art? Student ready for challenges

Vikings? Gothic Art? Student ready for challenges

By Tim Hagood Lakehill alumna Claire Crow, ’16, has always loved a challenge, especially when it comes to language. When her professor and mentor at Sewanee: The University of the South challenged her to take a daunting seminar on Chaucer, Claire’s response was, “Challenge accepted.” The result? This spring, Claire (pictured) will be taking classes […]

Author inspires minds around the world

Author inspires minds around the world

By Max Lavie and Allia Wallace, Fourth Grade On Oct. 18, poet and award-winning non-fiction children’s book author Carole Boston Weatherford visited Lakehill Lower School students. After speaking at two assemblies, Weatherford was interviewed by two fourth grade reporters, Allia Wallace and Max Lavie. Both Wallace and Lavie enjoyed the interactive presentation, from the first poem Weatherford […]

Volunteer enriches students’ learning experience

Volunteer enriches students’ learning experience

By Shari Goldstein Stern A teacher’s job is enormous, whether he or she has an overflowing classroom or an average number of students. Either way, teachers would be hard pressed to find enough hours in most days to give uninterrupted, quality time to any one student. Volunteers in schools are big-hearted with their time and […]

Dallas ISD strong after tornadoes destroy schools

Dallas ISD strong after tornadoes destroy schools

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports “Welcome back to TJ! You got this! We are so, so happy you are here today!” On Wednesday, Oct. 23 Thomas Jefferson High School Principal Sandi Massey enthusiastically greeted and dished out high-fives to every student as they showed up for their first day at Thomas Edison Learning Center. Sunday night’s […]

Homecoming Court presented at pep rally

Homecoming Court presented at pep rally

Lakehill’s Homecoming celebration brought many former students back to campus. Alumni gathered prior to the game on the Alumni Patio for a dinner in their honor. The Homecoming Court nominees were presented at the pep rally and at the game on Friday. The Court consisted of freshman Emory Johnston, escorted by Samuel Rosen; sophomore Sydney […]

Carnival, costumes, contests raise funds

Carnival, costumes, contests raise funds

The 2019 Hexter Howl, an East Dallas tradition, is this Saturday, Oct. 5. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. with music, a costume contest, prizes, games, food and more. The carnival, sponsored by David Collier Realtor, is a major fundraiser benefitting the Hexter Elementary’s literacy program. This year’s goal is $15K, which will help […]

GRACE LONCAR FOUNDATION

GRACE LONCAR FOUNDATION

Performances a ‘Love Letter’ to victims By Shari Goldstein Stern On Saturday, Oct. 5 the Grace Loncar Foundation will offer two performances of A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize nominated play, “Love Letters,” starring Sue Loncar and Earl Browning, Jr. at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts (Booker T.) at 2 […]

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