Students in Emily Heitzmann’s first-grade class at Highland Village Elementary (HVE) are collaborating with a first-grade class from across the pond to learn about different customs and celebrations around the world. During the school year, Heitzmann’s students have become friends with a first-grade class in England. The two classes have exchanged emails and written letters [...]
Congratulations to the MHS Future Farmers of America (FFA) horse judging team for taking 7th place out of 90 teams at the area contest on Thursday, March 28 to qualify for state competition April 20. Team members include: Macy Richter, Erin Hisey, Sue Suttles and Hannah Donald. Erin Hisey placed 16th overall. Also, congratulations to [...]
The Marcus High School (MHS) girls’ golf team finished 2nd in the District 5-AAAAA golf tournament Tuesday, March 26 at Bridlewood Golf Course. The team will now advance to the regional tournament in Lubbock, Texas April 15-16. This is the first time the MHS girls’ golf team will advance to regionals in seven years. In [...]
When learning a language, most flip through flash cards or listen to Rosetta Stone, but students in Mandy Pickerill’s Spanish classes at Flower Mound High School (FMHS) orchestrated a fashion show recently. “I wanted to find a way for my students to realize learning can be entertaining and fun,” Pickerill said. Pickerill’s fashion show is [...]
McKamy Middle School (MMS) students in Michelle McClarran and Clark Hollingsworth’s algebra classes are flipping for math. “After attending a Flipped Classroom seminar last summer, we both realized we wanted to introduce the concept at MMS,” Hollingsworth said. “Of course we want things to be perfect, but the great thing about flipped classrooms is you [...]
Congratulations to the following Jaguars for receiving regional awards in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Award contest. More than 230,000 works were submitted and only 40 percent received some level of recognition (Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention). Yenna Chang: Painting, “Lazy Afternoon” – Gold Key Katherine Choi: Painting, “Identity Crisis” – Gold [...]
Congratulations to all the future Jaguars and current MMS varsity and non-varsity band, choir and orchestra students who received Ones at the 2013 Region 24 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest.
Students and staff at Liberty Elementary wore blue on Tuesday, April 2 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. The school was able to raise $764 for SpiritHorse, a program that improves the quality of life for people with disabilities, suffering from abuse, or struggling with life issues through interaction with horses.
Congratulations to Future FMHS Jaguar and current Liberty Elementary student Jackson Rankin for winning the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) eighth-annual writing contest. Rankin was recognized at a ceremony on Monday, April 8 at FMHS.
The FMHS senior debate team member Matthew Gmitro recently finished 2nd place the Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate category at the Cal National Debate tournament at University of California, Berkley. In addition, FMHS senior debater Jacob Arnett placed in the top bracket of the tournament. Also, both debaters also made it to the Texas Forensic Association’s (TFA) [...]