Donald Elementary Named STEM Campus

Congratulations to Donald Elementary School, which recently was named as a nationally recognized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) campus by the National Institute for STEM Education.

The campus is the first elementary school in Texas, and fourth in the entire nation, to receive the honor. Donald also has the largest number of nationally certified STEM teachers on a single campus in the country.

The Lewisville ISD STEM Academy at Donald Elementary is set to officially open in August.

MSU Flower Mound Celebrates Grand Opening

Midwestern State University Flower Mound recently celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting in Parker Square. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot shared facility with NCTC includes classrooms, two science laboratories, study space, a bookstore and a conference room. The new campus includes programs in respiratory care, radiologic science, nursing, teacher education and a bachelor of applied arts and sciences online degree. For more information about MSU Flower Mound, visit


Olympian Aly Raisman Named Champion for Children Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Aly Raisman, two-time team captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, will be the keynote speaker of the Champion for Children Breakfast Nov. 1 at UNT Gateway Center. Aly will share her story as a survivor of sexual abuse. She is an advocate for other survivors and pushes for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics.

“As an organization, we are honored to be welcoming Aly Raisman to Denton County,” CACDC Chief Executive Officer Kristen Howell says. “Aly is such an inspiration to the children we see in our offices every day. Her courage and determination, not only in following her Olympic dreams but in surviving child abuse, make her a hero.”  

Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the investigation of child abuse in a collaborative, child-friendly environment.

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R2S Offers Recycling Services for Clothing, Household Items

Recycle 2 Support, a Dallas-based recycling company, has partnered with Christian Community Action to offer curbside recycling in Flower Mound for unwanted clothing and household items.

To participate:

  • Visit and click “Schedule Online” and select a pickup date.
  • Pack up unwanted clothing and/or household items and place by outside front door by 8 a.m. on scheduled date. Next-day pickups are available Monday through Saturday.
  • R2S will pick up items, diverting them from the landfill, and CCA will receive a portion of the proceeds in return.