Lewisville school retirees to host monthly meeting
The Lewisville Area Retired School Personnel Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Lewisville Church of Christ, 901 College Parkway.
The speaker will be association Executive Director Tim Lee. He will go over statewide issues concerning school retirees.
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.
Theater students selected to perform with Broadway star
Two Argyle High School students will share the stage with a Broadway actress next month at a statewide theater conference.
Carly Haynes and Raleigh Turner were chosen to participate in the closing ceremonies at the Texas Thespians State Festival on Nov. 18 in Grapevine. They will perform alongside Mamie Paris, who currently plays the character of Grizabella in "Cats" on Broadway.
The Texas Thespians State Festival hosts 8,000 students and teachers each year and is an affiliate of the International Thespian Society.
Monaco Elementary hosts October sock drive for homeless
The staff and students at Monaco Elementary School will donate nearly 800 items to the Salvation Army as the school wraps up its "Socktober" drive.
The month-long initiative was inspired by a popular Youtube star, Kid President, who encourages children to give back to their community. Monaco's school counselor Wendi Dowd started the drive at the beginning of October. By the end of the month, students had donated 788 items that included socks, knitted hats, gloves and toiletries.
The sock drive is part of the school's character-building program. School officials hope that Monaco will follow in Brockett Elementary School's footsteps and become the second school in the district to be named a National School of Character by Character.org.
"We are trying to get our kids to think about others and shift that 'me' mentality," Dowd said in a press release. "That is what we are trying to do all year long — to do things for others."
Denton Calvary Academy
One Act Play takes second in district competition
The Denton Calvary Academy Drama Club won second at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools district contest in Gainesville for its performance of "The Marvelous Playbill."
The drama club will put on a special performance of "The Marvelous Playbill" and "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculation" at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 at the school's new Arts and Athletic Recreation Complex, 1980 E. University Drive in Denton. Tickets are $5 at the door.
With its win at the district contest, the drama club will advance to the state competition in Kerrville later this month. At the district contest, several students also received individual recognition.
All-Star Cast: Kerstin Tamulevicz, Libby Smith and Megan Armstrong
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Trevor Motes, Caitlin Pirkle and Rae Hillman
All-Star Crew: Peyton Outlaw
Guyer theater department performs final weekend shows of fall musical
Denton ISD families who haven't seen Guyer High School's production of A Chorus Line will have one more weekend to catch a show.
The cast and crew will perform three more shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the school's front office during school hours. The show is not recommended for young children because of the subject matter.
"A Chorus Line" opened in 1975 and follows the story of several dancers as they try out for chorus parts in a Broadway show. The Guyer students have been working on the show since the summer when they began dance rehearsals. One of the original Broadway cast members, Michael Serrechia, attended workshops and a performance of Guyer's show.
Providence PTA to recognize outstanding art students
The Providence Elementary School PTA will host a special event after its Thursday meeting to showcase student artwork and performances.
The awards ceremony will start at 6 p.m. Thursday at Providence Elementary, 1000 FM2931 in Providence Village. The event will honor students who participated in the National PTA Reflections Program, which encourages kids to submit original art pieces that tie into this year's theme of "Within Reach."
Student art exhibits will be on display and the kindergarten class will perform a song. The event also will include art-themed snacks and activities.
Since its inception in 1969, the National PTA has featured artwork and performances each year from more than 300,000 students across the nation. For more information about the Providence PTA or the event, contact Brianna Compton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auto tech department offers oil changes for November
The Denton ISD automotive technology department will be doing low-cost oil changes and vehicle maintenance during November at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex.
Anyone wanting to participate should pick up their preferred oil and filter and make a $10 donation to the ATC Gives Back Christmas Wish Fund. On the day of their appointment, drivers should park their cars in the ATC visitor parking lot, 1504 Long Road, before 8:30 a.m. and drop their keys off at the front office. The oil and filter should be left on the floorboard of the front passenger's seat. Drivers can pick up their vehicles after 2:45 p.m. the same day.
To make an appointment for an oil change, email Russ Keith at email@example.com.
Lake Dallas ISD
Corinth Elementary student cooks with Food Network star at State Fair
Corinth Elementary School fifth-grader Charlotte Murray was selected as a finalist to compete at a barbecue contest at the State Fair of Texas in October.
She and several other North Texas kids who participate in their local 4-H clubs went head to head to create barbecue dishes during the Carnival's Kids BBQ Challenge at the fair. The event was co-hosted by Food Network star and chef Guy Fieri, who owns a restaurant located on Carnival cruise ships.
To enter the contest, Murray and fellow Corinth Elementary fifth-grader Randi Luke submitted recipes. Murray was selected as a finalist and won a Carnival cruise for four as her prize.
Lake Dallas theater department puts on fall play
The Lake Dallas High School theater department will perform its fall play "Wiley and the Hairy Man" three more times this semester.
The Friday show will start at 7 p.m. on Friday at the school's performance hall, 3016 Parkridge Drive in Corinth. The weekend shows will start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
"Wiley and the Hairy Man" is written by Susan Zeder and follows the story of a boy who must face his fears as he travels through a treacherous swamp.
Liberty Christian School
Clay shooting contest raises money for student programs
The Liberty Christian clay target shooting team raised $12,000 for the school during its Clay Shoot Challenge last month in Irving.
The event featured four-man teams that shot at small, clay disks with shotguns. Prizes were awarded to the top teams and individuals. Participants included students, parents and several local officials like Argyle Police Chief William Tackett and Denton County Judges Robert Ramirez and Tiffany Haertling.
Winners of the contest are listed below.
First place: Eddie Nicholson, Ike Pryor, John Stinnet and Joel White of Bill Utter Ford
Second place: Kevin Arterburn, Jeff Atkinson, Mike Graham and Drew Walling of Brazos Forest Products
Third place: Nate Cryer, Matt Hilton, Jack Hooper and Kassidy Keith of the Liberty Christian Clay Target Team
Best female shooter: Kassidy Keith
Best male shooter: R.D. Raynolds