School board member participates in second state leadership session
Denton ISD school board member Doug Chadwick completed his second session as a participant in the Leadership TASB Class of 2018.
Chadwick, along with 30 other school board members from across the state, was selected for a yearlong leadership program that requires members to complete learning assignments and attend sessions throughout Texas. By the end, each participant will earn a "Master Trustee" distinction, which is the highest designation from the Texas Association of School Boards.
The second Leadership TASB session, held in November in Odessa, focused on demographic shifts that affect Texas schools. Attendees heard from state demographer Lloyd Potter about new trends he's seeing and visited Ector County ISD to see how schools were implementing intervention programs at low-performing campusus.
Other sessions will be held in Galveston, El Paso and Fort Worth. Each session will build on the previous meeting and feature nationally recognized leadership experts.
Chadwick was elected in 2016 to Place 3 on the Denton ISD school board after longtime board member Dr. Glenna Harris stepped down. He worked as the executive director of the University of North Texas Foundation until 2009 and served on two district bond committees.
Denton Calvary Academy
Performing arts department puts together Christmas concert
Families are invited to Denton Calvary's Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Arts and Athletics Recreation Complex, located at 1980 E. University Drive.
The concert will feature performances by high school and middle school choirs, the high school Jazz Combo and the middle school orchestra. Songs will range from classic Christmas tunes to 1960s hits.
Soloists will include Rae Hillman, Kate Lewis, Caitlin Pirkle, Avery Rankin and Summer Roberson.
Lake Dallas ISD
High school students perform holiday concerts
The Lake Dallas High School Fine Arts Department will host two free holiday concerts next week.
The high school choir will perform its winter concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Lake Dallas High School Performance Hall, located at 3016 Parkridge Drive in Corinth. The high school band will play a holiday concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at the performance hall.
For questions, call Lake Dallas High School at 940-497-4039.
Liberty Christian School
Honor societies donate canned goods, money to food bank
The Liberty Christian National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society ran a school-wide food drive that benefited the Denton Community Food Center.
The annual Thanksgiving drive functions as a service project for the honor societies. By the time the donation period ended, the groups had collected more than 2,000 pounds of food and $1,500 in monetary donations for the food bank.
The food center was founded in 1974 and provides food from a central community storehouse to individuals and families in emergency situations.
Lewisville school retirees to host Christmas luncheon
The Lewisville Area Retired School Personnel Association will meet for its annual Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Bolin Center, located at 1565 W. Main St. in Lewisville.
El Fenix will cater the meal and the Dallas Low Brass Choir will provide entertainment. Tickets are $10 each and reservations must be made by Sunday, Dec. 17.
The group will be collecting new and gently used books for the Children's Book Project and nonperishable food items for a local food bank. Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
For questions or more information, call 972-436-7907.