School supplies collected for Rivera
Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain put out the call for school supplies and collected donations for Rivera Elementary School during January.
Teachers submitted their wish lists for any and all supplies they would need to finish out the year, and the ice cream shop’s two locations collected donations of supplies and cash.
Approximately 500 pencils, 300 spiral notebooks, 200 glue sticks, and box after box of paper, wipes, tissues, notepads and more were donated to the school on Feb. 7.
In addition to all of the needed supplies, Beth Marie’s further ingratiated itself by donating five gallons of ice cream.
Lake Dallas ISD
Lake Dallas High School
High schoolers headed to state conference
Seven students will advance to the Health Occupations Students of America state conference in March.
Seniors Cora Terrell, Amanda Lawrence and Samantha Friday will advance after earning first place in extemporaneous writing, second place in pharmacy science and fourth in medical art, respectively.
Juniors Landon Islas and Amanda Garnet will advance after earning third place in forensic science.
Juniors Kelsey Quinn and Grace Gosselin will advance through HOSA Happenings.
Those who advanced will compete in the state conference March 28-30 in San Antonio.
Overall, 16 students represented Lake Dallas at the previous HOSA Area 5 Leadership Conference, held in Tarrant County in January. Competitors included junior Dahnemah Blair; sophomores Emily Ochoa Garza and Jaelyn McNeal; and freshmen Damian Bailey, Chloe Taylor, Khalil Guess, Maria Gallardo, Macie Wilson and Kaylee Presnell.
Lake Dallas Middle School
Student Council voted to lead district council
The Lake Dallas Middle School Student Council was elected as president school for District 3 during the year’s winter retreat at Sky Ranch, near Van.
Council officers for this year are President Peyton Butler, Vice President Naomi Wheat, Secretary Liberty Thomson, Treasurer Brady Garrison, Historian Cassidy Forehand, Parliamentarian Tommy Gladen and Lead Committee Chairman Marcus Tolson.
Lake Dallas Elementary School
Student leaders become tour guides
More than 50 educators attended the Leader in Me Symposium tour at Lake Dallas Elementary on Feb. 8.
The symposium, created by Stephen Covey, centered around his “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
Student leaders were assigned as tour guides for the educators, leading them from different stations around the campus. Stations included Marathon Kids, Communities in Schools of North Texas, Morning Mentors, Rather Project, Broadcast News Center and Leadership Notebooks.
New elementary to be named for Jackie Fuller
Superintendent David Belding announced on Feb. 17 that Aubrey ISD’s third elementary school will be named after retired teacher Jackie Fuller.
Fuller, who taught for 21 years in the district, is still often seen at Aubrey schools as a volunteer with the Aubrey Education Foundation.
The school will be built on 15 acres of land in the Silverado housing development off FM2931.
Unaware of the intended name, Fuller helped to pull back the cover hiding the new name from an audience during a groundbreaking event for the school.
Aubrey High School
Young artists prove their mettle in contest
Twenty-four Aubrey High School students submitted artwork to the area Visual Arts Scholastic Event competition held Feb. 9 at Timbercreek High School.
Twenty-three of the 28 works submitted received the highest rating possible.
Elienai Tiago, Amber Trammell, Sarah Wainwright and Kimmie Wesson all received the highest score at the Division 4 level.
Hannah Heidrick, Andrew McGuire and Emily Perez received the highest score at the Division 3 level.
Argyle High School
Student earns spot on all-state choir
Sophomore Kassidy Rosengren is the first student from the Argyle High School choir program to earn a spot on the Texas All-State Small School Mixed Choir.
Rosengren will travel to San Antonio in February for the annual Texas Music Educators Association Convention to perform with the mixed choir.
She joined the choir during its inaugural year when she was in eighth grade.