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Courtney Martin

In the Schools: Nov. 1, 2017

Denton ISD 

Volunteers prep for annual Ryan High Holiday Craft Show

Families can get a jump start on holiday shopping this weekend at the 31st annual Ryan High School Holiday Craft Show.

The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school, located at 5101 E. McKinney St. More than 140 local vendors will sell items like jewelry, ceramics, wood, metal and glass art. Door prize giveaways and musical performances will run throughout the day.

Admission is $2 for adults while students and children get in free. The money will go the Ryan Renaissance Program to help fund scholarships and academic programs.

Fred Moore fundraising event looking for donors

The board of directors at the Fred Moore Day Nursery School is looking for underwriters for their upcoming Gospel Brunch. 

The brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, located at 400 E. Hickory St. Old West Cafe will provide catering services. 

Donor levels include: Friends of Fred from $50 to $499; Silver from $500 to $999; Gold from $1,000 to $1,499; and Platinum from $1,500 and up. 

The nonprofit nursery school is currently serving 205 children and bases its fees on a sliding scale dependent on family income. For more information about the Gospel Brunch or to donate to the nursery school, contact board president Debbie Johnson-Stafford at 940-594-7253.

Liberty Christian School

Eighth-graders inducted into honor society

A handful of high-achieving students were inducted into Liberty Christian's National Junior Honor Society earlier this month.

Seventeen eighth-graders became members of the service organization during an induction ceremony at the school on Oct. 12. The National Junior Honor Society is made up of students who maintain a high grade point average and participate in service projects in their communities.

The following students were named new honor society members: Macy Cansler, Alexis Chambers, Mason Cole, Tera Dondrea, Nicole Dumke, Amalya Graham, Boston Hundley, Kaley Janusek, Jenny Kim, Ashlyn Lamont, Zach Mason, Brahm Matzo, Jackie McGuire, Colin Park, Grant Pearson, Peyton Smith, Olivia Tito and Emma Wolski.

North Texas Collegiate Academy 

Charter school network puts on multicultural fair

The North Texas Collegiate Academy will host a multicultural event at all three of its Denton County campuses in December.

The Multicultural Fair will go from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at each campus. The Denton campus is located at 4601 N. Interstate 35E, the Lewisville campus is at 968 Raldon St., and the Little Elm campus is at 1851 Oak Grove Parkway.

The charter school enrolls students from 18 different countries and at least 10 countries will be represented on each campus through music, skits and classroom presentations. Families can tour the school and also purchase items from vendors. The event is free and open to the public.

CAITLYN JONES can be reached at 940-566-6862.

FEATURED PHOTO: Kiara Vasquez (Wonder Woman), left, and Super Girl (Laila Smith) conquered the task of building with shapes during Friday's conclusion of Red Ribbon Week at Denton ISD's Gonzalez School for Young Children. Students in school districts across the country dressed up and learned about drug prevention to celebrate Red Ribbon Week.
Courtesy photo