Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

William B. Travis Vanguard and Academy announced its new principal this week. Tom Brandt comes to Travis from Preston Hollow Elementary, where he had served as principal since 2014. While at Preston Hollow, Brandt led the campus through the four-year process to become an International Baccalaureate World school. The school also earned both a letter […]

Special Olympics headed to lake

Special Olympics headed to lake

By Brooke Tinch For the ninth year in a row, White Rock Rowing Club is hosting the Texas Special Olympics kayaking competition. White Rock Rowing contributes coaches to the cause and dedicates the day to making this event a success.  The mission of the Texas Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic […]

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

By Becky Mayad   A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is now open at the African American Museum in Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave. in Dallas) and continues through Dec. 31.  Dallas is the first city to host the updated traveling exhibition, which brings […]

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

By Lindsey Lyons Celebrating more than 30 years benefiting the Ronald McDonald House (RHMD), 20 years at NorthPark Center and 10 years with presenting sponsor, Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark is launching its 2018 season with its limited-edition railcars now for sale. All railcars purchased will be on display during the Trains exhibit […]

Students become Kings of the Cubes

Students become Kings of the Cubes

By Gigi Ekstrom When Lakehill’s new Rubik’s Cube Club met for the first time on September 14, it had two avid “Cubers” to thank. “I first saw a kid on a plane solve a Cube and, immediately, I wanted to know more,” said Lakehill seventh grader Vivek Patel (pictured at right, on the left). While […]

Dallas approves Climate Action Plan

Dallas approves Climate Action Plan

IT IS EASY BEING GREEN! By Naïma Hill When the news is overcome with negativity, find the positive. In our current times of the U.S. government rolling back several environmental initiatives it seems, we are taking steps backwards in an urgent period. Carbon dioxide levels continue to increase, the average global temperatures are inching up, […]

Grief support important for pet’s well-being

Grief support important for pet’s well-being

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS By Dr. Beth Leermakers For an animal lover, one of the most heart-wrenching sights is a dog being dropped off by his family at an animal shelter. Many dogs whimper and cling to their people in apparent despair and confusion, wondering why they’re being left in a loud, scary […]

School spirit grows from community support

School spirit grows from community support

By Lacie Kuhn At Lakehill Preparatory School we know that bigger is not always better. Lakehill is — and always has been — small by design. Our kindergarten through 12th grade school combines a strong, engaging academic program with a kind and inclusive community. We pride ourselves on nurturing students’ self-confidence in an inclusive, supportive […]

Children of the American Revolution to hold memorial

Children of the American Revolution to hold memorial

The David Pendleton Society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) President Rose Hlavenka, a junior at Bishop Lynch High School, announced the upcoming National Project “American Living Legacy.” It will be observed during the State Fair of Texas on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. A program of remembrance and honor will be […]

Hurricane victims benefit from teacher’s art

Hurricane victims benefit from teacher’s art

Boles’ painting chosen for national exhibit By Gigi Ekstrom   French Quarter Duet, an original painting by Lakehill Upper School Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles, was recently accepted for the 2018 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Member Exhibition.  The event is in Virginia at the NAEA Studio & Gallery from Oct. 1 through January 4, […]