Dallas mayor wants more local businesses to help students

By Becky Mayad Ever watched the coverage of the annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair and wanted to get involved? Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is now recruiting businesses, organizations and individuals to help Dallas public school children by conducting a “Fill the Backpack” drive. Deadline to sign up is June 15, and participants have the […]

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands exceeds $2.4 million in awards

By Don Lee The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its annual scholarship awards to graduating seniors at Lake Highlands High School (LHHS). They were presented at a breakfast at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church on May 18. Fifty-three awards totaling $153,000 were presented. Since the inception of this program in 1971, more than $2,400,000 […]

Giving Circles pledge to honor, sustain, expand

By Juliette Coulter The Village Giving Circle at Dallas Women’s Foundation has officially debuted and joins two other giving circles hosted at Dallas Women’s Foundation: HERitage Giving Circle and Orchid Giving Circle. On April 29, The Village Giving Circle launch reception was held at the home of Shonn Brown, and raised more than $106,000, from […]

Abbott announces school safety plan

Abbott announces school safety plan

By Brandon Formby and Emma Platoff The Texas Tribune Less than two weeks after 10 people were killed in a southeast Texas school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a 40-page, 40-strategy plan for preventing future school shootings, and left the door open to calling lawmakers back to Austin to pass some of those priorities. […]

Women LEAD know journeys shape future leaders

The Women LEAD (Learn, Excel, Achieve, Dream) scholarship program awarded 10 outstanding Dallas ISD seniors with a total of $40,000 in college scholarships. Founded in 2013 by the Junior League of Dallas in collaboration with Mary Kay Inc., the Women LEAD scholarship program assists female high school students in pursuing their dreams of higher education […]

Exhibit shows future of space missions

By Taylor McDonnell In T-minus 12 days, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s enthralling Journey to Space exhibition will leave the mothership when it closes May 6. Exploring all the cosmic curiosities and quirks of what it means to be an astronaut, Journey to Space delves into the extraordinary conditions, dangers and rewards of […]

School trip uncovers family history

School trip uncovers family history

By Jennifer Barrow Each spring, eighth graders at St. John’s Episcopal School, along with their teachers, enjoy a five-day trip to Washington, D.C. With a very thoughtful plan, organizers and teachers tie in the eighth grade curriculum with this culminating trip of the students’ St. John’s experience. Throughout the week, the group typically walks more […]

Students bring back lessons from 9/11

From Staff Reports Twenty-four lucky Lakehill Upper School students embarked on the trip of a lifetime this Spring Break, taking off to the Big Apple. On March 10, the students began their adventure with an early morning flight to New York and then headed to the W hotel in the heart of Times Square. The […]