All events are open for 9th-11th parents! The dates are as follows:
March 28, 2017, 6 to 7 pm: The College Search: Where to Look, How to Visit, and What to Ask.
April 18, 2017, 6 to 7 pm: Telling the Story Only Your Child Can Tell: College Essays and Recommendation Letters
May 11, 2017, 6 to 7pm: Preventing a Summer Meltdown: Making Sure Your Summer is Productive
Texas Elites Take on Competition
On Saturday, Feb. 11th, the Texas Elites competed in the Crowd Pleasers North Dallas Showcase - Regional competition. The team entered routines in modern, pom, and novelty, with the officers entering an additional three routines in modern, novelty, and prop. The day started bright and early at 7:15 a.m. and ended at midnight. During those 16 hours the team performed all six routines, competing against other Dallas-area high school programs.
The team received a total of 13 awards, including the Academic Excellence award for the team's overall GPA of 3.2. The Texas Elites were one of two schools to receive the Academic Excellence award. The other awards include Best in Class for Team Modern, Officer Modern, Officer Novelty, and Officer Prop; Outstanding Performance Quality, Outstanding Choreography; Team Sweepstakes, Officer Sweepstakes, and 1st Runner-up Officer Champion. The most prestigious award the team received was Outstanding Artistry for their Team Modern. This award is a judge's nomination based on the dance they feel best interpreted the music and was most creative. This award was given out to only FIVE routines from the entire competition. The Texas Elites will be competing at the Crowd Pleasers DFW Texas Showcase of Champions State competition at The Colony High School on Feb. 25th.
Dumpling Making Party
In China, many families make dumpling with their family members in special holidays or during the weekend. Families spend time - visiting and telling stories - while make this very popular Chinese delicacy. Our ILTexas Mentors - Chinese and American participated in a Dumpling Party on February 9th. Students, staff and administrators were divided into teams that made more than 2000 dumplings filled with shrimp, pork, beef and chicken.
Each team competed to see who could make the 260 dumplings the fastest. Over 200 participated in the event. Our International students taught their American mentors how to make dumplings. While many dumplings did not look "traditional", the dumplings were super delicious and everyone enjoyed the time together. Through this event, mentors got to know each other better and shared their culture. International students are very proud to share their traditional foods and culture with American students. American students are very happy to learn how to make dumpling and eat some delicious dumpling they made. This is an awesome event and we will try to plan more events for our students to share their culture and foods each other in the future.