October 5, 2012

Inspired Learners    

Pinwheels for Peace      

Pinwheels for Peace

The first batch of students came strolling out around 8:20 a.m., waving paper pinwheels in the air, seeing whether they would blow in the wind. By 9:30 a.m. most of the pinwheels had been lodged into the front lawn at Dunn Elementary signifying, at least officially, the school's contribution to the worldwide phenomenon known as International Peace Day. | Dunn Elementary third graders Charlotte C., MaKaylee R. and Vicky G. put their pinwheels in place.

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Inspired Learners    

Larson's Fields Day       

Greg Fields

Greg Fields was 8 or so when first introduced to weather - a big storm that scared him silly. What made him feel comfortable was reading every weather book he could get his hands on. Now Fields knows quite a bit about weather as a meteorologist for WFAA/Channel 8. | Meteorologist Greg Fields visited second-grade students at Larson Elementary.

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Engaged Community     

Bringing Dad to School      

Young Dads Day

Twenty minutes into the first Bring Your Dad to School Day at Young Junior High, the unthinkable occurred. They ran out of donuts. The new batch disappeared not long after their arrival, which forced a run to a different donut shop since they'd cleaned out the first one. | Jason White joined his eighth-grade daughter, Kiley, for Young's Bring Your Dad to School Day.  

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Inspired Learners    

The Next Educational Step  

College Night

Relius J. has a dilemma. The nice kind. The kind where going to college next fall is a certainty - where is the question. UT Austin or Baylor? In or out of state? And how: academic scholarship or athletic? |Rickeya J., a junior at Lamar High School, talks to a college recruiter along with her mother.

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News Briefs
New School Name Nominations
The Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations of namesakes for the new Sherry Street elementary, scheduled to open fall 2013.
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Upcoming Events
Oct. 5: Report cards distributed, K-12; Martin and Sam Houston Homecomings
Oct. 8:
Student holiday/staff development
Oct. 18:
School board work session
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