Posts Tagged ‘Schools’

By Bruce Felps

Full disclosure: I’m two-timing you guys. Well, kind of but not really, but sort of.

Respected real estate blogger Candy Evans asked me to do a story on what effects, if any, Stonewall’s academic rating drop might have on the market for existing home sales in the school’s attendance zone. Continue Reading »


Welcome to Lake Highlands Oktoberfest — All photos courtesy of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands

Community Contribution

Lake Highlands was treated to the first community Oktoberfest Oct. 1 sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.

The festival took place at the Lake Highlands Town Center site. The weather was beautiful the entire day and it is estimated that more than 4,500 people attended. Continue Reading »

All photos couortesy of Rosalyn Costanzo

Community Contribution

The J.L. Long Middle School cross country team traveled to Carrollton Christian Academy Oct. 1 to compete at the CCA Invitational.

The Long team consists of a large group, and their accomplishments at this meet are astounding for so many reasons. Most of the runners have never run any kind of distance prior to three weeks ago, more than likely they have even surprised themselves. These kids are definitely on the radar now.  Continue Reading »

Tom Crabb and Aden Shank with his Cheer Launcher — Courtesy Photo

By Bruce Felps

Woodrow’s Aden Shank and his entrepreneurial invention, the Cheer Launcher, enter the final day of voting in the Elevator Pitch 2001 contest conducted by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Online voting closes at midnight, Oct. 4. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Stonewall Jackson Elementary School plans a field trip for Oct. 25-28 for fifth-grade students to visit Camp Grady Spruce.

The trip, called stEEP, will teach kids ecology and environmental lessons, and school organizers hope for 100 percent attendance.

Problem is, though, the trip requires a tuition fee, and not all families of Stonewall students can afford the cost. Continue Reading »

Holly Cowart set a personal record of 25 digs against Cambridge. — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

The Lakehill Preparatory School varsity volleyball team started district play Sep. 13 against Fairhill and won in three straight sets.

Amanda Boles led the team in kills with 12. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

In the end, Woodrow bested Conrad High last night, 42-34.

The game teetered back and forth with the Wildcats taking a 1-point lead in the third quarter on a Damian Garcia point-after conversion after Conrad missed its previous attempt. Continue Reading »

Cain Muratalla; cheerleader Chloe Carroll, a second-generation Wildcat; Cameron Kurzner; and Riley Barnes — Photo by Emily Whitzel

Community Contribution

The Woodrow Wilson freshman football team, sometimes called “Wildkittens,” proved their mettle by beating Conrad High freshmen, 14-0, last night.

The junior varsity team also won, 22-12. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

J.L Long Middle School organizers need more, even more volunteers to help make next week’s Long Run a success.

The 15th annual Long Run takes place Oct. 6, starting and finishing at the school. Continue Reading »

Community Contribution

Through the fundraising efforts of the Stonewall Jackson PTA, the school upgraded this year to a new white “blacktop” on which students play and learn.

A ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 4, at the school to officially acknowledge the completion of this two-year long PTA-commissioned project.

Students, staff, parents, and state Rep. Dan Branch, acting as Principal for the Day, will all be in attendance. Continue Reading »

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