Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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Stayed tuned! Pictures will follow the event.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Austin Energy Regional Science Fair

Dane took his project on oranges to the Austin Energy regional Science Fair today.

Here he is at his project board just prior to judging.
 Here is his schoolmate and friend, Abigail at her board, also waiting for judging.
Dane was awarded a 2nd place ribbon on his project. 
We are very pleased!
 Dane and Abigail showing off their beautiful red ribbons! Great job, you two!
It was a fun day of hanging with friends, lunch out with friends, and of course, science!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mason's Medals

Mason participated in UIL Solo and Ensemble this year. He played his alto sax for his solo piece and a baritone sax in the ensemble group of four. Both pieces of music were Class 2 pieces.

Congrats to Mason! Both efforts earned him the best score possible of "1". Below are the medals to prove it! Yay!

Friday, February 15, 2013

HPES Track

Highland Park started work last October raising funds to put in a crushed granite track at the school. Through community & business donations, a coin drive, and a PTO cash donation, the track dream became a reality. On February 13th, the ribbon cutting and honorary first lap took place.

Mrs. Craddock, Mason's former 5th grade teacher, spear-headed the track project. In the picture below, she is welcoming the guests and cheering on excited students, parents, and staff.
This is the moment of the ribbon cutting. Mrs. Craddock is joined by Mayor Jeff Coleman, former HPES principal Mr. Medina, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Terrence Eaton, current HPES principal Tana Ruckel, and HPES PTO President Nicki Huschka.
 These are a couple of my favorite pics of the kids running the track.
Here comes Dane's class with Dane out front.
It was a fun celebration despite the chilly winds blowing!