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Aubrey ISD

In the Schools: Feb. 7, 2017

Area

Lewisville school retirees to host monthly meeting

The Lewisville Area Retired School Personnel Association will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Bolin Center, 1965 W. Main St. in Lewisville.

Ron Tester of Advanced Rehab Trust will talk to attendees about overall brain health while the association's health care chairwoman, Jenny Powell, will share fitness suggestions. The group will also elect officers for the upcoming 2018-2020 term.

The group will collect 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.

Aubrey ISD

Education foundation expands childhood literacy program

Volunteers are working to expand the literacy program started by the Aubrey ISD Education Foundation last year.

The foundation was formed to encourage children to read and build up their home libraries. Starting in January, volunteers promised to visit the Early Bird Learning Center once a month to read to pre-kindergarten classes. Each child will also receive a book to take home with them.

Board members say they hope to expand the literacy program to include students in pre-K through third grade. For more information about the foundation, contact Rhonda Brawner at 940-668-0073 or at aubreyef@gmail.com

Denton Calvary Academy

Calvary to add transitional kindergarten program next year

Denton Calvary Academy board members and Principal Stacy Baxter announced plans for a new transitional kindergarten class during the annual State of the School meeting.

The program would start at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year and bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten. Officials say the program would "provide students with time to develop fundamental skills needed for success in school," all while in an age-appropriate setting.

Parents with children 5 years old or younger can learn more about the program by contacting the school at 940-320-1944.

Denton Christian Preschool

Volunteers host annual cookie sale at church preschool

Several varieties of cookies will be on sale at Denton Christian Preschool's annual Cookie Fiesta this weekend.

Volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the preschool, located in the  First Presbyterian Church at 1114 W. University Drive. Cookie bundle prices range from $1 to $15, with the proceeds going to preschool programming.

For more information about the event or to donate cookies, contact Alicia Blanca at 940-383-3332.

Liberty Christian School

Students compete in annual Liberty Christian Science Fair

Three students will advance to a regional competition in Fort Worth later this month after winning best in show at the Liberty Christian Science Fair in January.

To enter their project, students had to answer a scientific question and provide evidence to support their conclusion. Categories included chemistry, earth science, microbiology, physics and animal science. 

Judges from math and science backgrounds interviewed students about their scientific process and announced the winners on Jan. 25. Students who received "best in fair" will represent Liberty Christian at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 16 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Those winners include: 

First Place: Savanna Morris, "Left vs. Right Brain" — Behavior and Social Science

Second Place: Julia Shanks, "Water Spin Me Round" — Environmental Engineering

Third Place: Reeves Baller, "Mealworm Magic" — Animal Science

Science fair winners (from left to right) Savanna Morris, Julia Shanks and Reeves BallerLiberty Christian School
Science fair winners (from left to right) Savanna Morris, Julia Shanks and Reeves Baller
Liberty Christian School

Lower school performs national anthem at Globetrotters game

Liberty Christian students sang "The Star Spangled Banner"  in front of a crowd of 10,000 people before a Harlem Globetrotters game last month at the American Airlines Center.

Students in the second through sixth grade auditioned for a spot on the choir and 18 were chosen. They held four rehearsals and learned to sing a three-part harmony. More than 100 family members were on hand to cheer the singers on.

Performers included  Kimber Anderson, Preston Bryant, Julia Collins, Sadi Conner, Ewan Curtis, Paige Donovan, Ella Kate Freeman, Emma Grace Freeman, Hallie Henson, Kamille Isom, Makayla Jost, Grace Machado, Addison Randolph, Palmer Sheldon, Addison Stoner, Addyson Williams, CJ Witten and Micaela Woodson.

FEATURED PHOTO: Aubrey High School students show off their artwork at the Midwestern State University High School Art Exhibition in Wichita Falls, Texas. Six students took home awards for their work: Sarah Wainwright took first place in drawing, Riley Powers placed second in sculpture, Ashlyn Milacek placed second in printmaking, Ruby Morales received honorable mention in printmaking, Mackenzie Spielman got honorable mention in sculpture and Emma Midgette took honorable mention in ceramics.