ARGYLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL TO ADD PRE-KINDERGARTEN IN NEW FACILITY BEGINNING IN 2018
After several months of planning, Selwyn School will soon expand by adding preschool. Development has been in progress for several months, and construction on a new facility for the pre-K program will begin in early 2018.
After six decades in Denton, Selwyn moved to its beautiful new Argyle campus in 2017. Preschool was temporarily postponed while it settled into its new campus and evaluated curriculum options. Its new early childhood program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, one that recognizes younger children as natural learners who actively participate in their education. Effectively teaching the preschool student engages both the parent and the teacher, and recognizes that the environment itself is significant, helping the children better engage and absorb information.
With the importance of environment in teaching young minds, Selwyn’s new pre-K building is designed around its students. Inviting classrooms, each with its own outdoor area, revolve around a large shared environment in a building saturated with natural light and views of the 10-acre campus.
Families across North Texas are encouraged to learn all about Selwyn School’s pre-K through 12 curriculum, activities, fine arts and other programs. Visit SelwynSchool.org, or contact the school at 940.382.6771.
Students Take Second Place at University of Oklahoma Math Competition
Liberty Christian students demonstrated their critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they traveled to the University of Oklahoma in November to compete in algebra, geometry and trigonometry contests against other schools from Oklahoma and Texas.
With 110 teams competing, 18 students at Liberty comprised five teams, with three of those teams making the top 20 and competing in the second round of competition. One team made it to the third round and won second overall!
In addition to displaying their math abilities, students learned teamwork skills as they relied on each other’s strengths throughout the day.
Ryan Holmes won second place in the individual algebra contest, competing against more than 100 students, and Guanhua Tao won in the trigonometry contest.
Varsity Golf Wins First at Invitational
The Liberty Christian varsity golf team earned the top spot at the Flower Mound High School tournament, winning first place for the fourth time out of seven tournaments entered this fall.
At the tournament played at Tour 18 on Nov. 14, Christian Goodrum tied for second with a score of 80, and Hunter Bacci finished fourth with 82. To round out the rest of the team, Luke Foster shot an 85, Cameron Reddell finished with an 88, Garrett White shot an 89, and Andrew Gibson finished the day at 91.
Ellie Fellers finished fourth in the girl’s division.
The golfers will continue to work out during the winter months to prepare for their spring events which began in late January and go through the end of April.
Students Earn All-State Choir Honors
Kylie Lewis and Alexis Moore joined other All-State choir students from Texas in January at the Eisemann Center in Richardson to perform with a guest conductor.
Students began rehearsing twice a week for this Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) competition right after school began. Students recorded and sent in their auditions to the music “That Which Remains” by Andrea Ramsey and “Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina” by Padre G. B. Martini.
A committee of five judges evaluated the recordings and chose the top students of each voice part from across the state.
At the state performance, students were led by conductor, teacher and scholar Sandra Snow, the current conductor of the Michigan State University Women’s Chamber Ensemble. A recent principal conductor at the Festival 500 International Choral Festival in Newfoundland, Canada, Snow is the recipient of the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award and the author of the DVD “Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success,” a resource for conductor-teachers at all levels. Snow will also serve as principal guest conductor for the Texas Christian University Chamber Singers tour of Central Europe.
At the Eisemann Center, Kyle and Alexis sang “A Prairie Sunset” by Cecil Effinger, “Geistliches Lied, Op. 30” by Johannes Brahms, “Son de Camaguey” by Stephen Hatfield, “Bright Morning Stars” by Shawn Kirchner and “Ezekiel saw de wheel” by Stacey Gibbs.
Since TAPPS State Cheer Inception, Liberty Cheerleaders Continue to Win Championship
When the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) introduced a cheer competition four years ago, Liberty Christian cheerleaders took the stage and shined, showing their skill and determination to lead in school spirit, as well as artistic and athletic ability.
For the past three years, the girls have won state, and in late November, they earned that title for the fourth year in a row.
The girls won Division 1 that covers 5A and 6A schools, the largest schools in TAPPS. Division 1 includes 34 teams grouped into the small, medium and large squads. In the large squad category, Liberty competed against eight other schools.
At state, judges evaluated cheerleaders on a 100-point scale in categories such as stunts, tosses, pyramids, tumbling, jumps, motions, transitions, dance, crowd involvement and creativity and showmanship. The routines could not last more than 2 1/2 minutes.
Liberty cheerleaders also received a bid to the Universal Cheerleaders Association Nationals February 10–11 at Disney in Orlando from their performance at UCA’s North Texas Regional competition that was held November 19.
Mobile Personal Training Now Serving Flower Mound Area
GymGuyz, a home personal training business opened in December and now services Flower Mound, Argyle, Lewisville and the surrounding areas. GymGuyz brings personal training to its clients through vans stocked with state-of-the-art fitness equipment for one-on-one or group workouts with GymGuyz coaches.
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