Over Spring Break THS Fifth Grader, Isabella Kirlin was scheduled for her regular hair cut. When she and her mom arrived at the salon, Isabella talked over the length to be cut with her stylist, which was originally only a FEW inches! After careful consideration, Isabella made the courageous choice to have several inches cut and donated her hair to Wigs for Kids, which provides Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families!
Isabella commented that her hair will grow back and that she's glad she could help a child who really needs it! What a wonderful thing to do any time of year, but especially during the Lenten season!
This week, the fourth grade students started their new science project. The students have been hired by "Build Safe" to design a building that is earthquake safe for "Fault City". Earlier this week the different groups tested a variety of technologies that have already been proven, to see which one they will use in their designs. The design process will begin soon!
The students are working and creating in their teams.
Congratulations to senior Alexander Wallace for being accepted to Southern Methodist University and awarded the SMU Distinguished Scholarship for $100,000 and the Discovery Scholarship for $36,000. That makes his total merit award an impressive $136,000! Way to go, Alex!
As part of a Science project, Mrs. Neiser's fourth graders were asked to create a video about the hot air balloons they made. This was their first time to produce a video using the iPads the parents’ club purchased for our classrooms. The creativity was left up to each group on how to present the material. The attached video is just one of 8 movies that were created as a part of this project. We definitely have some future movie producers in fourth grade! Thank you Parents Club for the iPads!
Click to watch the Hot Air Balloon Video!
On Friday, March 10th, just before everyone left for Spring Break, nerves were at their peak as students in 2nd - 5th grade prepared for the annual Class Poetry Contest. All of the classes gave great performances! While they faced tough competitions, Mrs. Lamers 2nd Grade Class and Mrs. Higginbotham's 5th Grade Girls Class were the winners! Congratulations to all of the participants!
Nicaragua, the largest country in South Central America, is among the poorest nations in the world. Missionaries regularly travel to, and serve the people of Nicaragua with food, clothing, housing, building schools, building churches and more. This Spring Break, twelve THS students and three religious are traveling to Nicaragua to help provide some of the most basic necessities for the people of Chinandega, Nicaragua. Among their projects is contributing their labor to building an orphanage for the many children whose mothers are unable to take care of them upon birth. We are so proud of our students who are sacrificing their Spring Break to help others. It's one of the marks of character typical of our students. They worked hard to raise funds to be able to not only travel there, but to purchase the supplies needed to do their work. Keep them in your prayers over this next week!
Congratulations to senior Juanita Sierra for being admitted to Texas Tech University.
Congratulations to juniors Mark Ramirez and Emiliano Saloman for being invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). They both scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in our region.
Congratulations to senior Stephen Cyr for being admitted to Benedictine College and awarded the Maathai Scholarship in the amount of $56,000. Stephen was also admitted to the University of Dallas and awarded the Dean’s Scholarship of $72,200. If Stephen chooses to enroll at UD, he will also be eligible for the special scholarship they set up for a student from The Highlands, called the “Semper Altius Scholarship.”
Congratulations to the THS Girls Sixth grade basketball team on an outstanding season! These talented girls finished their season yesterday after making it all the way to the second round of playoffs! What an exciting season for the girls and their families!