Reading Partners needs volunteers

Reading Partners needs volunteers

By Lisa Bracken “One hour can empower!” In the 2019-20 school year, Reading Partners aims to match 1060 community volunteers with 850 elementary students struggling to read in North Texas. By tutoring a student one-on-one for as little as an hour a week, volunteers can make an impact that can quite literally alter the course […]

Lakehill rushes to fourth spot in State

Lakehill rushes to fourth spot in State

Warrior spirit was high on Friday afternoon at Lakehill Preparatory School’s annual Tailgate Pep Rally. The Varsity cheerleaders pumped up the crowd as teams and coaches were introduced. Special guests included first graders Zoe Lavie and Rowan Redstone (pictured above) and third grader Aidan Deason. As Lakehill’s “Cheerleaders for the Day,” Zoe and Rowan performed […]

Giving Circle raises funds for LGBTQ youth

Giving Circle raises funds for LGBTQ youth

By Jennifer Collins Resource Center’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) raised $40,678 at their 5th annual Back-to-School Fundraiser, surpassing last year’s total by more than $5,000. Presented by Dallas Red Foundation, the event was held at Craighead Green Gallery on August 22 and benefited the Center’s Youth First program. More than 100 guests mixed, mingled […]

Survivors help design new learning centers

Survivors help design new learning centers

Dallas Holocaust and Humans Rights Museum  By William K. Skipworth With a new name and nearly five times the space, the highly anticipated upgrade to the Dallas Holocaust and Humans Rights Museum will hold its grand opening on Sept. 18. The new museum is located in downtown Dallas at 300 N. Houston St. “We think […]

Teacher goes back in time to learn

Teacher goes back in time to learn

From Staff Reports Josh Ault, a seventh-grade teacher at Robert T. Hill Middle School in Dallas, recently completed an intense, week-long immersion in American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.  The Teacher Institute was created to encourage history education and make it engaging for students. Now in its 30th year, the Teacher Institute helps […]

The arts, animals, children benefit from new Eagle Scout projects

The arts, animals, children benefit from new Eagle Scout projects

By Stacy Cary Boy Scout Troop 68, sponsored by Highland Park United Methodist Church at 3300 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, hosted their annual Court of Honor on May 13 in which four scouts earned the rank of Eagle, 33 scouts advanced rank and 20 scouts completed 116 badges from 48 varied categories. In addition, 15 […]

Teachers set high goals for themselves

Teachers set high goals for themselves

By Josh Ault The tallest peak in Texas is located in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas (90 miles east of El Paso). Guadalupe Peak reaches 8,751 feet above sea level. If you would like to see this view you will need to climb four miles — straight up. Robert T. Hill Middle […]

Student scientists win top award

Student scientists win top award

By Lisa Loera A record $264,300 in foundation support made the 2018-19 school year a very successful one at Dallas Academy, as we helped students with learning disabilities reach their full academic potential.  A $30,000 grant from Constellation New Energy and a $68,932 grant from The Moody Foundation for STEM equipment, robotics kits and SMART […]

Community Foundation supports students

Community Foundation supports students

By Sara Hundley The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation announced this week that 25 graduating high school seniors have been awarded Foundation scholarships commencing in the fall of 2019. “The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation is proud to continue in our tradition of assisting children graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School to achieve […]

‘Love’ benefits from Lakehill’s locks

‘Love’ benefits from Lakehill’s locks

By Gigi Ekstrom Several members of the Lakehill community recently made the decision to donate a part of themselves to those in need: their hair. Hair donations make a huge difference for women and children with cancer, medical conditions, or trauma resulting in hair loss. Natural hair donations allow for a broader range of real […]