Students awarded for character traits, academics

Students awarded for character traits, academics

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its monthly student awards to four Lake Highlands High School students at its January 10 meeting. Character Counts awards are presented each month to two students who display outstanding character traits at school and in the community. Youth of the Month awards go to students who excel in […]

Harris wins for ‘vision’

Harris wins for ‘vision’

An inspiring speech from fifth-grader Colin Harris earned him first place in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition. Harris (pictured above), who attends J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard, competed alongside seven other outstanding fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Jan. 17 competition. The students shared their original speeches addressing a question: […]

Assistant principal remembered for heart

Assistant principal remembered for heart

By Victor R. Aves During a misty rain on Friday, Jan. 10, members of the JL Long Middle School family, students, teachers, parents and administrators gathered to honor one of their own with a scheduled balloon release. The balloon release was in honor of Ms. Wilma King, who passed away on December 19. A total […]

Lakehill gives back

Lakehill gives back

By Gigi Ekstrom The Lakehill cafeteria was home to a multi-generational celebration on Friday, Dec. 13. The annual Holiday Luncheon, a much anticipated tradition for many elderly residents of East Dallas and the Lakehill family itself, enables members of the senior class, along with their parents and class sponsors, to join forces with members of […]

Students win awards before holidays

Students win awards before holidays

Each month during the school year, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presents four awards to students at Lake Highlands High School (LHHS). Character Counts (CC) awards are presented to students who display outstanding character traits at school and in the community. Youth of the Month (YOM) awards are presented to seniors who excel in […]

District 3 principal wins national award

District 3 principal wins national award

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3 It takes a team — teachers, support staff, parents and students — for a school to be successful, but it can’t happen without leadership and vision. That is what Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School Principal Sandra Barrios (pictured below) has brought to the school, and it has […]

Senior brings joy of music to children

Senior brings joy of music to children

After visiting the orphanage she was adopted from as a child, Sanaya, a senior at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, was inspired to make a positive impact with her life. With her friend who attends Hockaday, Sanaya started Songbirds of Service, which spreads a love of music and […]

Quick-thinking freshman saves toddler

Quick-thinking freshman saves toddler

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Bryan Adams High School freshman Kaveion Morris was walking from his home to the bus stop when he heard a toddler crying near the pool of an apartment complex.  When he got a closer look, he saw the crying toddler was pointing to a young girl drowning in the pool.  Morris […]

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 […]

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