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• Football teams move into second weekend 11 • Statistical leaders for 3A, 4A, 5A, private schools 14

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A CUSTOM FIT Jewelry maker melds creativity, marketing 14

community FUN WITH MATH End-of-summer party a reward for students 15

Enhancing education PTAs’ efforts save districts money, benefit students, teachers, schools 16

OUTDOOR LIFE Learning center offers list of activities 17

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ewisville is banding together again. The city is preparing for its annual Western Days Festival, set for Sept. 24-25 in Old Town Lewisville. But it’s not just city hall that’s getting ready. Western Days seems to bring out involvement from across the city. Where else can you see a longhorn cattle drive, stick-horse rodeo, major-league tamale eaters and a big-time country

band all on the same program? Cross Canadian Ragweed, the popular country band, wraps up the event’s entertainment starting at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Admission is free but requires a ticket that can be printed at lewisvillewesterndays.com The Visual Art League of Lewisville put its artistic touch on the festival, decorating cowboy boots that will be auctioned online as a fundraiser for the Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts. Lewisville businesses are getting their boots in gear too. Businesses are invited to brag about their western spirit by submitting as many as three photos of their western decorations to be featured on the city’s website and LVTV. Send photos to Sharon Kohl at skohl@cityoflewisville.

The parade set for noon Sept. 25 includes the cattle drive and runs along Main and Church streets and ends on Mill Street. The world championship of tamale eating already has attracted top competitors. It’s set for 1:15 p.m. Sept. 25. Seemingly everything else connected to the old west will take place at the festival, including gunfights, trick ropers, arts and crafts, music and food. And a car show (which presumably did not take place in the old west) is a nod to the current days. For more on the festival, visit lewisvillewesterndays.com or cityoflewisville.com. As always, neighborsgo wants to see your photos from the festival. Just post them to neighborsgo.com for a chance to see them in a print edition.

ON THE COVER Castle Hills Elementary PTA President Amy Gilkison and her son, Alex, 8, help prepare a classroom for the new school year last month. PTAs annually provide priceless community support for schools. For more coverage, see Page 16. Staff photo by RUTH HAESEMEYER/neighborsgo

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MUSIC THERAPY — FRIDAY 1:30 p.m., Lewisville Senior Center, 1950A S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville. The AARP Chapter 950 presents a program by Stephanie Frisco on how music can be therapeutic. For more information, visit cityoflewisville.com.

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HOUSEHOLD SATURDAY HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY — 9 a.m. to noon, City of Lewisville Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones St. On the second Saturday of each month, Lewisville residents can drop off their household hazardous waste and electronics that should not be placed into landfills. For more information, visit cityoflewisville.com.

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EVENING FOR SATURDAY EDUCATION — 6:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn/ Lewisville Convention Center, 785 State Highway 121 Bypass, Lewisville. The largest fundraiser for the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation features more than 20 restaurants, music, a celebrity chef, complimentary signature cocktails, and live, silent and big board auctions. Tickets are $75 each or $130 per couple. Visit lisdef.com.

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WEDNESDAY YOUNG AT HEART LUNCH PROGRAM — 11:30 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, Flower Mound. Cost is $6. The program addresses the value of preserving old hymns. Call 972-539-0514 for reservations.

ADDISON THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST — 6 to 11 p.m. at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. Admission is free on this first day of the annual event, which continues through Sept. 19. The festival will include a carnival, contests, German food, folk dancing and more. For more information, call 1-800-233-4766 or visit addisontexas.net.

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WOMEN IN FRIDAY BUSINESS CONFERENCE AND EXPO — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 785 State Highway 121, Lewisville. The Denton County event is presented by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $49 for members of the Lewisville chamber or any participating Denton County chambers, $79 for nonmembers. For more information, visit lewisvillechamber.org.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION THURSDAY PTSA MEETING — 6 p.m. at Purnell Support Center, 136 W. Purnell St. in Lewisville. The Greater Lewisville Special Education PTSA event will include a brief meeting, a presentation and a time for questions. The topic will be Special Ed 101 and ARD 101. Parents of students of all ages through high school are welcome. Registration is requested and can be made by contacting Heather Brogan-Myers at hbroganmyers@yahoo.com or 972899-2939.

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GRANDPARENTS’ MONDAY DAY LUNCH — Noon, Lewisville Senior Activity Center, 1950-A South Valley Parkway, Lewisville. Cost is $2 per person. The lunch in honor of grandparents includes pizza and salad with desserts. Participants are asked to bring a cake for the cake walk. Visit cityoflewisville.com.

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FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — 7:30 p.m. Week Two games include Flower Mound vs. Arlington Martin at Cravens Field in Arlington; Hebron vs. Mesquite Horn at E.H. Hanby Stadium in Mesquite; Lewisville vs. Keller Central at Max Goldsmith Stadium; Marcus vs. Arlington Lamar at Marauder Stadium; and The Colony vs. Frisco Centennial at Tommy Briggs/Cougar Stadium (7 p.m.).

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RACE FOR THE SATURDAY CHILDREN — 8 a.m., Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. The 1mile fun run and 5K event benefits the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the Texas Masonic Charities Foundation. Race-day registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run. For more information, visit raceforthechildren.org.

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Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St., Lewisville. 8:30 a.m. to noon, Gerault Park, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. Keep Lewisville Beautiful and Keep Flower Mound Beautiful sponsor the cleanup activities, which include supplies and door prizes. For more information, visit keeplewisvillebeautiful.org or kfmb.org.


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REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK Tamale championship draws top competitors

A free eCycling drop-off event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the First Baptist Church of Lewisville, 1251 Valley Ridge Blvd. Crews will remove acceptable electronic products from vehicles. Items that can be accepted include computer CPUs, monitors and peripherals, printers, fax machines, keyboards, photocopiers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, home and office phones, cell phones and consumer electronics. Items that cannot be accepted include microwaves, smoke alarms and detectors, thermometers, dehumidifiers, large appliances and non-decontaminated medical equipment.

The Sixth World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville has drawn commitments from three of the top competitive eaters in the world. The event, part of the Western Days Celebration in Old Town Lewisville on Sept. 2425, is sanctioned by Major League Eating, the governing body for stomach-centric competition. Sonya “the Black Widow” Thomas and Erik “the Red” Denmark have been added to a field that already includes two-time champion and world record-holder Tim “Eater X” Janus. Thomas is ranked No. 4 by MLE, Janus is ranked No. 5 and Denmark, who placed third in 2008, is No. 7. Last year, Juliet Lee of Germantown, Md., became the first female champion by downing 48 tamales in 12 minutes. The contest is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Sept. 25 at Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. To register, visit majorleagueeating.com.

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Nominees sought for veterans commendation Congressman Michael C. Burgess is seeking nominations for the Congressional Veteran Commendation. Veterans from the 26th Congressional District chosen to receive the honor will be recognized at a “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association on Nov. 9. To nominate a veteran for the Congressional Veteran Commendation, visit burgess.house.gov/Services/cvc.htm and fill out the nomination form by Oct. 4. The form, with additional information about the veteran’s service, should be submitted to Burgess’ Lewisville office, 1660 S. Stemmons Freeway Suite 230, Lewisville 75067. For more information or to determine eligibility, contact district administrator Robin Vaughan at robin.vaughan@mail.house.gov or 972434-9700.

For more information, visit lewisvillewesterndays.com or call 972-219-3401.

City manager earns management designation Troy C. Powell, city manager of The Colony, recently received the credentialed manager designation from the International City/County Management Association. Powell is one of 1,200 local government management professionals credentialed through the program. To receive the credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government, have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field, and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.

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The neonatal intensive care unit can treat babies as many as eight weeks premature.

Neonatal ICU opens at Flower Mound hospital By LINDSEY BEVER lbever@neighborsgo.com

The Texas Health Presbyterian of Flower Mound is now caring for premature and critically ill babies born to the hospital, allowing parents to stick close to home. Newborn Intensive Care Specialist has partnered with the hospital to create a Newborn Intensive Care Unit, which became effective Aug. 1. “It has kept the moms and their sick babies local,” said Shelley Tobey, chief clinical officer of the hospital. “It has kept them close at hand.” The neonatal intensive care unit is staffed with nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving babies who areas many as eight weeks premature with medical issues from antibiotic therapy to ventilation support, Tobey said. “Flower Mound Presby wanted to de-

velop their own NICU,” said Dr. Tung Giep, NICS founder and neonatologist. “We go out and partner up with hospitals in the Houston and Dallas area, and we build the nurseries in each one of these facilities.” About a month before the hospital opened its doors May 30, Tobey said, the team saw a need for a neonatal unit as more obstetricians came on board. “Before we came on board, the pediatricians were the ones mainly doing it,” Giep said. “With the need that was rising in the community, you really needed to have someone who specialized in newborns and NICU. It’s paramount and makes a huge difference in the outcome.” In the future, Tobey said, the hospital might proceed with a Level 3 unit, which would utilize cardiologists and surgeons, if needed. Lindsey Bever is a neighborsgo staff reporter and can be reached at 214-977-8051.


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NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE

College to add FM location By CANDACE CARLISLE ccarlisle@dentonrc.com

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North Central Texas College plans to expand in Denton County with a new campus at Parker Square in Flower Mound. The campus is scheduled to open for the spring semester with an estimated 1,000 students in January, and staff will begin operating in the space Oct. 1. NCTC has been in Denton County for a decade in Corinth, and having a second location, especially in the southern portion of the county, will allow the college to serve more students, said Lee Ann Nutt, vice president for instruction. “This was a way to grow enrollment in Denton County and be in a pocket of geography we aren’t reaching as effectively as we wanted to,” Nutt said. In a special called meeting last week, NCTC’s Board of Regents signed a 10-year lease agreement with a group of private investors to develop and lease the 32,000-

square-foot Parker Square building. The lease has an option to buy the building at the end of the contract. Until the college’s accrediting body approves programs to be offered at the Parker Square campus, NCTC will offer only university transfer courses, such as English, math and government, Nutt said. Once the campus receives accreditation, NCTC plans to offer a full range of courses there, including associate’s degrees in arts and science, Nutt said. Melissa Glasgow, Flower Mound’s economic development director, said Parker Square has been struggling with vacancies and a shortage of daytime consumers. The leased building at 1200 Parker Square had recently been foreclosed on, officials said. Numerous “for lease” signs hang on empty retail and office spaces throughout the eight-building development. The college could help boost the struggling development and could revitalize Parker Square, Nutt said.

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Friday FLOWER MOUND (2-0) VS. ARLINGTON MARTIN (0-2), 7:30 p.m. at Cravens Field, 1400 W. Lamar Drive, Arlington FLOWER MOUND: The Jaguars are averaging more than 50 points a game. ... Flower Mound moved to No. 10 in The Dallas Morning News area 5A rankings, one of seven teams from District 8-5A ranked in the top 18. ... Quarterback Paul Millard leads the area in passing, throwing for 761 yards and eight touchdowns. Hunter Lee has 17 catches and three touchdowns. ARLINGTON MARTIN: The Warriors went three rounds deep in the playoffs last year, but lost their opener 16-14 to Plano West, surrendering all 16 points in the fourth quarter. ... They followed that with a 27-14 loss against South Garland on Sept. 3. ... For the second consecutive week, Martin faces an opponent ranked in The Dallas Morning News top 15.

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he Lewisville Farmerettes drill team marches past the stands in a ceremony at Max Goldsmith Stadium before the game between Lewisville and Carrollton Creekview on Sept. 3. Lewisville won, 34-3, and faces Keller Central today.

Lewisville quarterback DeAndre Grimes sets the offense before scoring the Farmers’ first touchdown in a 34-3 victory over Carrollton Creekview on Sept. 3.

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HEBRON (1-0) VS. MESQUITE HORN (1-1), 7:30 p.m. at E.H. Hanby Stadium, 410 E. Davis, Mesquite HEBRON: The Hawks stand at No. 9 in The Dallas Morning News 5A rankings after an impressive 60-27 opening victory over Colleyville Heritage. ... Quarterback Kyle Aubuchon passed for 353 yards and three touchdowns. ... Hebron meets a 2009 playoff team for the second consecutive week in a schedule that opens with games against five postseason qualifiers from last year. MESQUITE HORN: The Jaguars rebounded from an opening shutout loss against Coppell to throttle Lake Highlands 48-21 on Sept. 3. ... Collin Strahan passed for 317 yards and three touchdowns, including a 59-yarder to Jakeem Grant in the third quarter to ice the game.

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LEWISVILLE (1-1) VS. KELLER CENTRAL (2-0), 7:30 p.m. at Max Goldsmith Stadium, 1098 W. Main St., Lewisville LEWISVILLE: The Farmers rolled to their first victory on Sept. 3, piling up 421 yards of offense in routing Carrollton Creekview 34-3. ... Lewisville’s 20-point second quarter sealed the win, with the defense limiting Creekview to 62 yards in the first half. ... Farmers quarterback DeAndre Grimes rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another. KELLER CENTRAL: The Chargers, who won only three games last season, opened with a 24-21 comeback win over Carrollton Newman Smith and followed that with a 28-21 victory over Saginaw Boswell on Sept. 2, winning again on a fourth-quarter TD.

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backs, passing for 481 yards and three touchdowns. FRISCO CENTENNIAL: After dropping their opener to Richardson, the Titans beat Cleburne, 24-10, on Sept. 3, clinching the win with a touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game. ... Quarterback Nick Foster has passed for 620 yards and four touchdowns.

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Above: Hebron receiver Kurt Walker leaps for the ball during the Hawks Sept. 3 seasonopening game, against Colleyville Heritage. Walker had three catches for 126 yards and a score to go with two field goals during Hebron’s 60-27 win on its home turf. Above, left: The Marcus defense prepares for the snap of the football in the Marauders game against Grapevine on Sept. 3. Marcus won, 56-20, and meets Arlington Lamar Friday.

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CENTENNIAL (1-1), 7:30 p.m. at Tommy Briggs/Cougar Stadium, 4301 Blair Oaks Road, The Colony THE COLONY: The Cougars outlasted McKinney, 23-20, on Sept. 3. The Colony took a 16-0 halftime lead, but survived McKinney’s rally when a pass fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired. ... Garrett Simpson is fourth among area 4A quarter-

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MARCUS (2-0) VS. ARLINGTON LAMAR (1-1), 7:30 p.m. at Marauder Stadium, 5707 Morriss Road, Flower Mound MARCUS: The Marauders offense already is in stride, piling up 33 and 56 points in two wins. ... Rufus Mason has rushed for 307 yards and four TDs, including 152 against Grapevine on Sept. 3. ... The Marauders face a 2009 playoff team for the third consecutive week before a bye week. ARLINGTON LAMAR: The Vikings are playing their first season in school history without Eddy Peach as the head coach. Trent Fuller replaced the retired legend and installed a spread offense, breaking tradition with the one-back offense Lamar long embraced. ... The Vikings topped Mansfield Timberview, 28-21, on Sept. 3. THE COLONY (1-1) VS. FRISCO

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RUSHING Player, team Att. Joseph Bergeron, North Mesquite.............60 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ...............58 Cam McDaniel, Coppell ............................73 Desmond Roland, Lake Highlands .............45 Kenneth Farrow, Hurst L.D. Bell ...............51 David Wesley, Sachse..............................27 Damon Bullock, Mansfield........................40 C J Kirk, Keller Central .............................41 Tavarrean Dickerson, Arlington ................35 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington......................44 Rufus Mason, FM Marcus.........................33 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd ...............29 Tyler Barke, Richland...............................29 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................39 Tank Mitchell, Gar. N. Forest ....................42 Treyvon Green, Rowlett ...........................50 Jonathan Williams, Allen.........................28 Chris Simpson, Duncanville ......................41 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom ..................................46 Jordan Booty, Richardson ........................46 David McKenzie, W.T. White ....................33 Tareyton Banks, Irving Nimitz ..................39 Danzel Williams, Arl. Martin ....................46 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer .......................28 John Lacour, South Garland......................35 Terrence Tusan, Euless Trinity..................14 Dagan Newsome, FM Marcus ...................26 Justin Torris, Gar. N. Forest .....................29 Kevin Merrill, Plano.................................23 Marcus Calhoun, Keller F. Ridge................40 Jordan Spencer, Garland ..........................29 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto.....................20 TeCory Smith, Saginaw............................28 Nick Cooper, Arl. Lamar ...........................39 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ....................27 Treavon Walton, Denton Guyer.................28 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ........................31 Jacob Jones, Justin Northwest .................32 Stephan Turner, South Garland.................16 Tevin Williams, Euless Trinity ..................24

Yds. TD 478 2 442 6 404 4 358 4 340 2 339 4 338 8 320 2 317 1 314 4 307 4 302 3 289 5 287 5 286 4 281 4 281 3 264 2 252 5 250 3 239 3 230 4 225 3 217 5 217 2 197 4 182 2 181 2 180 1 177 3 173 1 172 2 172 0 169 1 166 3 163 1 162 1 161 2 161 3 161 3

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Paul Millard, Flower Mound .............55-78-0 Ryan Pyles, Keller F. Ridge ...............41-71-3

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Steven West, Keller F. Ridge ....................17 Devante Lacy, Grand Prairie .....................23 Jalen Parker, Duncanville.........................21 James Driskell, McKinney Boyd ................20 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................17 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................24 Cameron Martin, Keller ...........................10

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Gabe Dunlap, Plano East ..........................12 Jakeem Grant, Mes. Horn.........................14 Michael Reynolds, Arl. Bowie .................... 6 Malcolm McKenney, Duncanville ................5 Lovett Gibson, Cedar Hill .........................13 Ja’Taveon Green, Garland ......................... 9 Avery Lewis, Richardson..........................11 Brandon Hamilton, Plano .........................11 Jake Oliver, Jesuit ..................................13 Phillip Smith, Midlothian .........................11 Ted Hull-Ryde, Grapevine.........................13 Quentin Gardener, Denton Guyer................8 J.J. Gaines, Irving Nimitz .........................14 Chas Taylor, Flower Mound ......................14 DeVonte Sunwenghan, Lake Highlands .......8 Jonathon Lee, Allen.................................. 7 Wesley Hawthorne, Arl. Martin ................10 Zack Sanchez, Keller Central...................... 6 Johnny Haynes, Irving MacArthur.............13 Peyton Williams, SL Carroll ......................13 Chris Smith, FW Paschal ..........................11 Khari Burns, Keller Central........................ 4 Lorenzo Smith, Richland ..........................11 Blake Ohm, Keller F. Ridge .......................10 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ..................... 6 Ryan Garrey, Plano East............................ 7 Jarvis Baxter, Gar. Lakeview ....................10 Brandon Carter, Euless Trinity................... 7 Trent Dennington, Coll. Heritage ................7 Reed Cheatham, Keller ............................. 8 Kelton Specks, Cedar Hill .......................... 5 Josh Brake, Flower Mound ........................ 5 Carl Lee, Lewisville .................................. 8

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SCORING Pts. Player, team Damon Bullock, Mansfield ....................................... 54 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound....................................... 54 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................................ 44 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ............................... 36 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ....................................... 30 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom .................................................. 30 Treyvon Green, Rowlett........................................... 30 David Wesley, Sachse.............................................. 30 Tyler Barke, Richland............................................... 30 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto..................................... 26 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington...................................... 26 ..................................................................

CLASS 4A RUSHING Player, team Att. Jabari Anderson, Wylie East.....................49 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ...................56 Sean Flynn, Crowley ................................36 Cory Franklin, Everman............................31 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ......................31 Diondre Preston, Molina ..........................15 Trevante Ebron, Lincoln ...........................40 Daniel Thomas, Pinkston .........................41 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ...............32 Adrian Oliver, Terrell...............................29 Juan Villareal, Forney..............................27 Larry Cheeks, Crowley .............................27 Paul Franklin, South Oak Cliff ...................25 Zarron Dove, Ennis..................................44 Josh Broach, Rockwall .............................49 Antwan Bradshaw, FW South Hills............19 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ...................17 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty...........................17 Spencer Cowley, Frisco Heritage ...............16 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..................21 Dalyn Williams, Lake Dallas .....................41 Silas Jefferson, Conrad............................46 Austin Allen, Frisco.................................27 Ishmael Harrison, Red Oak.......................10 Preston Miller, Highland Park...................20 Cameron Washington, Corsicana...............34 Qwaii Clark, Adamson .............................20 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit ...............32 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................21 Louis Seales, Molina ...............................23 Brylen Williams, McKinney North .............22 Travis Tarver II, McKinney .......................23 Adrian Williams, Carr. Creekview..............34 Mark Russell, Keller Tim. Creek ................13 Miguel Jiminez, Molina ...........................14 Shea South, Terrell .................................18 Alan Reed, Rockwall................................15 Marquis Jackson, FW Arl. Heights.............11 Davarius Thompson, McKinney.................16 Gary Shelby, Thomas Jefferson ................29

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Player, team C-A-I Treveon Thibodeaux, Kimball............40-61-2 Nick Foster, Frisco Centennial ..........52-72-1 Mac Morse, Rich. Pearce ..................49-71-3

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Garrett Simpson, The Colony ............39-71-3 Beau Nowell, Mes. Poteet................30-46-1 Andrew Mitchell, TC Byron Nelson.......29-57-0 Taylor Corbin, Royse City .................35-63-8 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite .......33-54-2 Tyler Kirkindoll, Frisco Wakeland ......26-39-2 Nash Knight, Denton Ryan ...............32-48-0 Cameron Cutrer, Corsicana ...............18-32-4 Alan Reed, Rockwall........................27-37-2 Tyler Skaggs, Birdville .....................27-49-4 Nicholas Ramirez, Wylie ..................33-49-1 Jacob Stone, FW Boswell .................28-56-2 Curtis Tekell, Ennis .........................27-40-1 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit........30-41-0 Sean Flynn, Crowley ........................14-24-0 Shea South, Terrell .........................15-20-1 Jesse Brubaker, Wylie East ..............17-32-1 Rocky Reyes, Hillcrest .....................15-24-1 Jake Howeth, Highland Park.............28-43-1 Hobie Harris, McKinney ...................13-25-0 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ...............21-41-1 Piers Christian, Woodrow Wilson ........21-35-2 Jalen Jordan, Bryan Adams ..............16-41-5 Robert Somborn, McKinney..............13-28-1 Pedro Galvan, Carr. R.L. Turner .........17-27-1 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..........20-30-0 Zack Smith, Frisco Liberty................10-14-0 Davon Hodge, Lancaster ..................16-27-1 Jeff Davis, Frisco ............................18-36-2 Silas Jefferson, Conrad..................... 9-17-1 Chris Gibson, FW Eastern Hills .........12-32-2 Wesley Harris, FW Southwest........... 8-17-3 Omar Valadez, FW Arl. Heights.......... 7-10-0 Claud Person, Red Oak .....................10-14-1 Juan Villareal, Forney......................12-23-2 Rafael Sarabia, Thomas Jefferson .......13-31-3 Devynn Bridow, Everman .................... 6-8-0 Brooks Teeter, Waxahachie..............11-22-0

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Gerald Thomas, The Colony ......................18 Christian Hines, Corsicana .......................12 Austin Franklin, Kimball ..........................11 Wes Davis, Rockwall ...............................10 Justin Velasquez, Mes. Poteet..................12 Blake Durant, Rich. Pearce .......................18 Zach McCown, Frisco Centennial ...............11

Yds. TD 288 2 265 4 224 3 219 0 215 1 199 0 194 1

Demarcus Ayers, Terrell ........................... 9 James Bailey, Everman............................. 4 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce.....................14 Sir Davis, Arl. Seguin................................ 7 Shaquille Dottin, Woodrow Wilson ...........12 LaBradford Harrold, Crowley ..................... 4 U’Monta Hall, Conrad ............................... 4 Josh Weathers, McKinney......................... 5 Jared Floyd, Rich. Pearce........................... 9 Seth Smith, Ennis .................................... 6 Marcus Edwards, Kimball.......................... 3 Gary Owens, Jr., West Mesquite.................9 Cole Nead, Frisco Centennial ....................10 MacKenzie Logan, McKinney ..................... 9 Nate Perkins, Birdville.............................. 5 Jermaine Merdock, Wylie.........................14 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ...................... 9 Chase Graham, Mes. Poteet ...................... 5 Teriyon Gipson, Kimball............................ 7 Devin Duke, FW Boswell ..........................11 Brandon Jenkins, Birdville .......................10 Tony White, Hillcrest ............................... 5 Devante Turner, Terrell............................. 7 Dalton Stogner, Highland Park..................10 Avery Fuller, McKinney............................. 4 Jacob Benator, Wylie................................ 6 Brad Sciula, Frisco Wakeland..................... 7 Corey Callicut, South Oak Cliff ................... 6 Mark Stewart, Frisco Centennial ................9 Brendan Pegg, Mans. Summit.................... 8 Rodriguez Hayes, Frisco Wakeland..............7

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SCORING Player, team Pts. Lesley Booker, Forney ............................................. 36 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty........................................... 36 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ................................... 32 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ...................................... 32 Jabari Anderson, Wylie East..................................... 30 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ............................... 30 Jake Howeth, Highland Park..................................... 26 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................................ 26 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce..................................... 24 Adrian Oliver, Terrell............................................... 24 Johnny Humphrey, South Oak Cliff............................ 24 Christian Hines, Corsicana ....................................... 24 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ................................... 24 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ....................................... 20 Austin Franklin, Kimball .......................................... 20 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ..................................... 20

Player, team Att. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser .......................43 Je Mikal Jobe, Kaufman...........................38 Tadarious Hawkins, Commerce .................24 Matt Williams, Anna ...............................16 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry...............33 Zach Rainwater, Blue Ridge......................15 Mason Guthrie, Pilot Point.......................27 J.P. Price, Pilot Point ...............................42 Tony Sabando, Kennedale ........................32 Jamarick Simmons, Celina .......................20 Brandon Garza, Sunnyvale .......................35 Javelle Allen, Prosper..............................25 Eric Horsley, Madison..............................15 Layton Lowry, Argyle ..............................26 Davion Brown, Carr. Ranchview ................28 John Young, Melissa ...............................27 Shaka Collins, Ferris................................33 Xavier Williams, Carr. Ranchview .............12 Justin Griffin, Aubrey..............................10 Daniel Mendoza, Celina............................12 Brandon Smith, Kemp..............................27 Justin Edwards, Madison .........................19 Haden Watkins, Prosper ..........................20 Rydge Patton, Scurry-Rosser....................13 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.................33 Blake Martin, Lovejoy..............................14 Ryan Kidwill, Ferris .................................15 Anthony Garcia, Celina ............................. 5 Jose Romero, Celina ................................15 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...................19 Jose Conchas, FW Castleberry ..................23 Cory Meadors, Anna ................................13 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 9 Jason Bryant, Crandall.............................27 Chris Sanders, Roosevelt .........................30 Patrick Tague, Prosper.............................19 Bryce Pearson, Madison...........................13 Tanner Tutle, Sunnyvale ........................... 9 D’Andre Randall, North Forney .................23 Justin Lawler, Kemp................................28

RUSHING Yds. TD 394 7 335 3 261 3 252 4 236 4 229 1 219 3 217 2 217 1 207 4 189 2 182 1 171 3 157 2 157 0 154 1 152 1 151 1 148 2 145 1 143 4 141 2 140 0 139 1 138 1 136 0 129 1 128 2 127 2 121 1 121 1 120 1 119 2 119 0 117 1 114 0 114 3 111 2 110 1 109 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Dane Evans, Sanger.........................41-64-2 J.P. Price, Pilot Point .......................41-66-4 Stacy Dillard, Princeton ...................32-71-2 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...........21-38-1 Wes McQueen, Melissa ...................26-43-0 Bryce Pearson, Madison...................16-30-0 Davis Kinville, HSAA .......................20-24-0 Austin Aune, Argyle ........................29-53-1 Shawn McCarley, Blue Ridge ............20-42-2 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.........20-47-3 Jacob Stephenson, Celina.................22-33-1 Colton Hutchinson, Nev. Community ......27-56-2 Montana Chitty, Lake Worth ............12-30-0 Brandon Pryor, Crandall ...................23-32-0

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Connor Davis, HSAA................................10 Jace Koonce, Blue Ridge............................ 8 CJ Howard, North Forney .......................... 4 Jerome Fellows, Life Oak Cliff ................... 8 Noel Nevarez, Princeton ........................... 6 Malcolm Davis, A. M. Smith ...................... 7 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 4 Willie Davis, Pilot Point ...........................10 Ryan Scott, Sanger................................... 9 Nathan Warren, Melissa ........................... 4 Zane Paddack, Sanger............................... 9 Marquise Smith, Madison ......................... 3 Robert Woods, Sunnyvale ......................... 8 Adam Kahne, Argyle................................13 Richard Lambert, North Forney.................. 6 Brandon Melendez, Lake Worth..................3 Roderick Lancaster, Life Oak Cliff ...............8 Matthew Rose, Crandall ..........................11 Seth Farmer, Scurry-Rosser ...................... 3 Parker Norris, Lovejoy .............................. 6 Phillip Jackson, HSAA .............................. 7 Jon Garza, Sanger .................................... 8 Chris Anderson, Frisco Lone Star...............11 Brad Bush, Melissa .................................. 8 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................. 5 Chad Bossow, Argyle ................................ 4 Cody Rhodes, Celina ................................. 3 Jake Goldman, Kemp ................................ 5

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Player, team Att. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................24 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. .........24 George Adesanya, Cistercian ....................62 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ........................39 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands ....................29 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ................38 Patrick Gonzalez, Irv. The Highlands..........28 Zac Shelley, Parish Episcopal....................39 Alex Sauza, FW Nolan..............................31 Cameron Curry, Dallas Christian ...............51 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace ........33 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................32 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................12 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..................18 Daniel Borejdo, Greenhill .........................20 Daniel Ruiz, Rockwall Christian.................28 Ben Hartley, Lutheran .............................28 Jonathan Venable, Arl. Pantego Chr. .........20 Pat Hoerr, Carr. Prince Peace ....................19 Max McKamy, Greenhill...........................26 Rich Morton, Shelton ..............................32 Ashton Dunnington, Grape. Faith Chr. .......16 Grant Klembara, Lutheran........................27 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ......................38 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............28 Michael Shadley, Carr. Prince Peace ..........20 Kenny Culbertson, Carr. Prince Peace.........20

Yds. TD 348 5 331 2 319 0 318 3 293 3 275 0 257 2 256 3 234 3 227 2 225 5 209 2 193 4 174 2 173 1 170 1 168 4 166 3 159 1 157 0 148 0 145 2 144 1 143 1 143 4 139 3 137 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Parker Ash, Prestonwood Chr. ..........28-49-2 Trey Harrington, FW Trinity Valley ......40-76-2 Calvin Garrett, Arl. Oakridge ............24-40-1 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ..............30-60-4 Nate Cole, Episcopal Dallas ..............29-51-2 Christian Boese, John Paul II ............25-40-0 Michael Smith, FW Nolan.................25-35-0 Dru Smith, Parish Episcopal .............15-29-2 Case Brabham, St. Mark’s ................23-38-3 Anthony Brodner, Bishop Dunne .......18-40-1 Austin Barr, Coll. Covenant ..............17-32-1 Brock Longcrier, FM Coram Deo ........22-36-1 Justo Garcia, Rockwall Christian .......22-41-0 Foster Sawyer, Arl. Grace Prep .........15-25-2 Alec Barrera, Dallas Christian...........17-26-0 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian ......10-25-3 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ................15-28-2 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ......... 9-22-1 Tyler Wentz, Lakehill.......................10-24-4 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..........11-15-0 Dallas Brock, McKinney Chr. .............13-26-0 Ryan Martinez, Shelton .................... 5-28-2 Nick Brienzi, Greenhill .....................14-40-2 T.J. Millweard, FW All Saints............13-20-1 Josh De La Torre, Irv. The Highlands .......11-23-3 Ford Albert, Cistercian.....................10-22-0 Jake Hayes, TCA-Addison ................11-32-1 Luke Thompson, FW Southwest Chr........11-25-1

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge ....................12 Jackson Molina, FW Trinity Valley ............15 Jordan Cross, Coll. Covenant.....................11 Brandon Henry, Prestonwood Chr. ..............6 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. ..........12 Kenny Bornstad, Grape. Faith Chr. ..............4 John Stephen Khoury, Episcopal Dallas .......8 Aaron Eastin, Rockwall Christian ..............12 Ryan Cook, John Paul II............................. 9 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. ...........9 Robbie DeLeon, First Baptist ..................... 7 Chris Kennard, Parish Episcopal..................4 Ty Templin, FW Trinity Valley...................12 LaDarion Rollerson, First Baptist ..............11 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................. 5 Caleb Brake, FM Coram Deo....................... 8 Thomas Triplett, Shelton .......................... 3 Jacob Taunton, Coll. Covenant ................... 7 Ryan Nicholson, Arl. Pantego Chr................3 Daniel Walker, FW Nolan .......................... 5 Johnson Ward, Arl. Grace Prep................... 2 Jordan Pitre, Bishop Dunne ....................... 5 Cameron Kline, St. Mark’s......................... 4 Kevin Huffaker, Bishop Lynch.................... 5 Charles Cook, Parish Episcopal................... 3 Job Oderoh, Arl. Pantego Chr. .................... 4 Keith Fields, TCA-Addison......................... 4

Yds. TD 318 4 229 1 211 0 199 1 175 2 162 2 160 0 154 3 148 2 146 1 135 1 133 1 132 0 132 0 120 1 112 0 109 1 103 1 102 1 98 1 97 1 95 2 94 1 92 1 91 1 89 0 87 1

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Player, team Pts. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser ....................................... 42 Eric Horsley, Madison.............................................. 26 Jamarick Simmons, Celina ....................................... 24 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................................ 24 Matt Williams, Anna............................................... 24 CJ Howard, North Forney ......................................... 24 Daniel Mendoza, Celina ........................................... 24 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry............................... 24 Trevor Agan, Blue Ridge .......................................... 24 Brandon Smith, Kemp ............................................. 24

Player, team Pts. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................................ 36 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace...................... 36 Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge .................................... 30 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. .......................... 30 Ben Hartley, Lutheran ............................................. 30 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............................ 27 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch........................................ 26 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands .................................... 24 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................................ 24 Kelly Puls, FW Country Day ...................................... 23


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TEPPER’S TAKE

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its victory, won on explosiveness, the ability to score from any spot on the field. Think of it in terms of vehicles, if you must. The efficient offense is a Volkswagen: reliable, steady, but not flashy. The explosive offense is a Ferrari: turbocharged, will get you where you need to go but might crash at high speed. The key is a balance of these two extremes. The ideal offense is equally capable of churning out four yards every play and can demoralize its opponents by hitting big strikes. Elite offenses like Coppell, Hebron and Irving Nimitz are finding this ability, and that’s a big reason for their success. The season’s still young, and your favorite teams are likely still developing their offensive identities. But when given the choice between efficiency and explosiveness, my suggestion is simple: Choose both.

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Greg Tepper is the Coppell/Valley Ranch and Irving editor of neighborsgo and can be reached at 214-977-8039.

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magine you’re building a team, and you get to pick an offensive unit. I’ll propose two different offenses from which to choose. Your job is simply to pick the one that appeals to you the most. Offensive option No. 1 did not score a touchdown on a play longer than 24 yards. The quarterback threw for 211 yards, completing 72 percent of his passes. Seven different players ran the ball, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. The team won comfortably. Offensive option No. 2 scored five touchdowns of at least 31 yards. The quarterback threw for 101 yards on just five attempts. The team’s running back ran for 171 yards on just 10 carries. The team won comfortably. Which offense would you choose? If you chose No. 1, you took the Lewisville offense, whose efficiency pumped out 34 almost boring points in a 34-3 win over Carrollton Creekview on Sept. 3. If you chose No. 2, you took the highflying Everman offense, which bulldozed its way to a 56-21 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Sept. 3. Either option works. There’s no wrong choice. Clearly, there are advantages to each offense. Lewisville’s offense was an efficient machine that ultimately beat its opponent by consistently gaining a handful of yards at a time. The Everman offense, which scored on plays of 46, 31, 52, 41 and 52 yards in

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Everman running back James Bailey breaks free of the Highland Park defense during a recent game. Everman’s explosive offense is impressive, but a truly good team needs a balance of explosiveness and efficiency.


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ONE STAR DESIGNS

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Custom jewelry maker runs business by hand BOB KOWALSKI rkowalski@dallasnews.com neighborsgo.com/bob 214-977-8487

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ennifer Julian wanted reliable and fashionable jewelry at a decent price. So she drew on her experience to start making and marketing her own pieces. Julian, of Lewisville, started her custom jewelry business, One Star Designs, in November, selling one-to-one, online or at public events. “I am my own sweatshop,” Julian said. “I work 12-18 hours a day, making the jewelry, marketing, doing online, networking.” She sold jewelry at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market in July and August and plans to return to the monthly gathering of vendors

and music on Sept. 18. She’ll also be at the Denton Outdoor Market on Sept. 11. Julian started making her own jewelry when she was a child and resumed as an adult because she grew frustrated with trying to find jewelry that was affordable and that wouldn’t break — or that could be repaired if it did break. “I make each charm by hand,” said Julian, who has lived in Rowlett and Duncanville and is trained in sculpture. She tested her bracelets on shopping carts, making sure that they could withstand being snagged. If one of her bracelets does break, she guarantees to fix it for free, charging only for shipping and replacing beads. One of her specialties is adjustable custom charm bracelets. At any given time, she has between 300 and 3,000 beads in her Lewisville apartment. Each bracelet can take from 15 minutes to 1-and-a-half hours to make, depending on the design. She sells some jewelry by appointment, regularly meeting customers at their homes or at restaurants and coffee shops.

Conference aims at women Jennifer Julian (right) is a regular vendor at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. Photo by ROBERT W. HART/ Special Contributor

Her support “staff” includes husband Justin Julian and friends in Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., who have staffed tables at events there. Julian said making custom pieces allows for a connection with customers. “Jewelry is very subjective,” she said. “Either you like it or you don’t.” For more information, visit onestardesigns.com

Women in the workforce are the focus of area chambers of commerce at the Denton County Women in Business Conference and Expo. The event, presented by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, offers seminars, presentations and networking from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 785 State Highway 121 in Lewisville. Included in the features are presentations on reading faces, online marketing and neuropersuasion. The keynote address will be delivered by Ginger Hardage, Southwest Airline’s senior vice president of culture and communications. Today is the final day of early registration, with tickets costing $49 for members of a Denton County chamber and $79 for nonmembers. After today, registration costs $59 or $89. For businesses that want a table at the expo, costs are $99 for members and $149 for non-members. For more information, visit lewisvillechamber.org.


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KUMON MATH/READING CENTER

Students mark summer achievement at carnival By MANU SHAHI Contributor

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Manu Shahi contributes to Neighborsgo on behalf of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Highland Village.

September 10, 2010

Students at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Highland Village used their summer to prepare for this school year and beyond. Students who worked hard to get ahead in the Kumon program during the summer received special recognition by accumulating “Kumon Dollars” to spend at the end-of-the-summer Kumon Carnival held at the center on Aug. 19. The more “Kumon Dollars” a student accumulated the more games they could play prompting students to spend the summer studying and getting ahead. More than 200 families attended the Kumon Carnival, which included activities, prizes and games for families and students. Games included the typical carnival fare — cakewalk, ring toss, face painting, video games and fishing. Students in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades were invited to attend a special session about how the skills instilled in the classroom and in Kumon are preparing them for college and beyond. “The summer is a great time to focus on my favorite subjects like math and science,” said Janvi, a student at the Kumon

Math and Reading Center. “I know that a little studying over the summer will help me reach my future goals.” Kumon is an after-school math and reading program that helps children fulfill their potential by motivating them to achieve more on their own. The learning method uses a systematic and individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon Math and Reading Center of Highland Village, 2250 FM407, Suite 132, in Highland Village, is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 972-3171320 or visit kumonofhighlandvillage.com. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 46 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit kumon.com.

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Students earned “Kumon Dollars” to spend at an end-of-summer carnival.


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PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS

PTA PRESIDENT SEES INVOLVEMENT AS KEY TO SCHOOL SUCCESS

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By BOB KOWALSKI rkowalski@neighborsgo.com Shawn Boyd, the president of the Wellington Elementary PTA, has been involved with the group for six years, the past two as president. “This has been an awesome opportunity for me because I enjoy meeting and working with people, working through complex situations, and being involved,” said Boyd, whose first “job” with the PTA Shawn Boyd was creating volunteer nametags. She and her husband, Elbert, have two children: Bryce a sixth-grader at McKamy Middle School, and Brynna, a fifth-grader at Wellington.

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The Wellington Elementary PTA worked to create a recycled art sculpture garden at the school for Earth Day.

Priceless partners PTAs save school money, improve communities By LINDSEY BEVER lbever@neighborsgo.com

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he Texas PTA is more than 100 years old. For more than a century, local volunteers have stepped up and taken part in their PTAs, benefiting their schools, their districts and, of course, their students — in turn, saving school districts millions of dollars of free service each year.

GET INVOLVED LISD PTAs: Contact individual campuses, listed at lisd.net/lisdschools/index.html.

“Some districts have tried to calculate that out,” said Debbie Ratcliffe, a Texas Education Agency spokesperson. “If you have to pay someone to provide that service, it would be an astronomical bill for the school district.” Consequently, those volunteers are keeping taxes lower by filling spots within the schools that the districts would have to pay someone to fill otherwise, Ratcliffe said. But it’s not just about finances. With public schools open again, PTAs are finding themselves even more important to the education process. When the TEA looks into schools that are at risk of being shut down because of too many

unacceptable ratings, it typically finds that the schools have had little community and parent support, Ratcliffe said. “Those parents provide the extras the school can’t afford,” she said, “not just physical and financial support, but also moral support,” such as distributing school supplies, reading to students, fundraising and tutoring. PTA volunteers are also responsible for the programs, such as the recent anti-bullying campaign, that makes the schools’ climates safer and more comfortable for kids, Ratcliffe said. “Our State Board of Education, every year in September, gives out the Heroes for Children award for outstanding school volunteers,” she said. “A huge percentage [of recipients] have been active PTA members.” Ratcliffe said those who are interested in serving the school districts on local PTAs should contact their campus principal, local PTA or PTO president.

How does the PTA benefit Wellington? We serve as a voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. We want everyone to get involved because it takes strong parents, teachers, administration and community to achieve and maintain an exemplary school rating and support PTA’s vision, “to make every child’s potential a reality.” How does the PTA learn of the needs of teachers and administrators? We have a great relationship with our teachers and administrators. We learn their needs through having our principal and a faculty sponsor serve on the board, parent representation in each classroom, the grant process and general conversation. What are some of the goals of the PTA this year? One-hundred percent child representation through our membership; that 100 percent of Wellington full-time classrooms have a SMARTboard; and to increase child safety/awareness, particularly with traffic flow. How much time commitment is needed for PTA participants? The time commitment for a general PTA volunteer can be as much or as little as you like. Each and every volunteer can make a huge impact and it is very rewarding. That said, as with anything, the more involved you get, the more time it requires.


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LEWISVILLE LAKE SYMPHONY

Lake offers outdoor fun Orchestra opens season with brass, percussion By LISA COLE Contributor

By IAN CLEGHORN Contributor

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A green tree frog rests on a Pickerelweed leaf, a wetland plant that provides shelter to native wildlife.

forests and wetlands. Its mission is to preserve native ecosystems and to provide environmental education and scientific research. LLELA is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking and other outdoor activities. For more information on events, visit ias.unt.edu/llela or call 972-219-3930. Lisa Cole contributes to neighborsgo on behalf of Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.

PETS OF THE WEEK

Camille

Breed: Labrador Retriever mix Age: 1 year, 4 months Gender: Male About Jafar: Jafar is always upbeat, friendly and ready for a new adventure. He gets along with other dogs and loves to be with his people. He also loves to play fetch and will actually bring the ball back sometimes.

Breed: Shorthair Age: 3 years, 4 months Gender: Female About Camille:Camille is a beautiful, sweet girl who enjoys snuggling and sleeping on beds, pillows and people. She likes to play and prefers the excitement of chasing bugs and watching the outside world from the window.

Board adds new members Andrew Ard and Shannon Kelemen of Lewisville and Bill Collins, Denis Toth, and Margaret Wells of Flower Mound have joined the board of directors of the Lewisville Lake Symphony, said Nancy Wright, the symphony’s chair. Paula Paschal joins the board after finishing her service as Flower Mound’s Town Secretary. Jennifer Griffin, the orchestra’s players representative, becomes a voting member in an agreement with the American Federation of Musicians. Wright also announced that the symphony has added some distinguished names to its list of honorary directors. They are Rick Carter, president of Presbyterian Hospital, Flower Mound; Denton County Commissioner Andy Eades, Amanda Ferguson, president of the Lewisville Old Town Business Association, Dr. Warren Henry, associate dean of academic affairs at the University of North Texas College of Music, Denton County Commissioner Bobbie J. Mitchell, and state Rep. Tan Parker. Ian Cleghorn contributes to neighborsgo on behalf of the Lewisville Lake Symphony.

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These and other pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Flower Mound at fmhs.org, by visiting Adopt-a-Pet sessions held the second and fourth Saturday of the month or Adopt-a-Purr Cat Only adoption events held the second and fourth Sunday of the month, at PetsMart, 6060 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound, or by calling 972-691-PETS. You may also email to adopt@fmhs.org.

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Bert Truax composed “Legacies of Honor” on a commission from the West Point Band.

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Maestro Adron Ming and the Lewisville Lake Symphony open the 27th season with a concert that showcases the brass and percussion sections of the orchestra backed by an organ’s authoritative voice. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. “Legacies of Honor” by Bert Truax, the symphony’s principal trumpet, was commissioned by the West Point Band to commemorate three U.S. Army musicians: a cavalry trumpeter who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Theodore Roosevelt, a West Point bugler and the major general who composed “Taps.” Modern composers sometimes disperse an orchestra into different parts of the hall to produce an extreme stereo effect. Giovanni Gabrieli, the 16th-century organist and composer at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, composed a number of pieces that use that device. For a short while, Lakeland becomes St. Mark’s as Maestro Ming and the orchestra perform four of Gabrieli’s works. The most technically challenging piece on the program is Gunther Schuller’s “Symphony for Brass and Percussion.” “I must say, even though it is now considered the national anthem of brass players, the piece remains difficult to this day,” the composer said recently. The orchestra will also play two favorite pieces from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” They are “Baba-Yaga,” and “The Great Gate of Kiev.” To keep the evening from getting too grand, the maestro has included a tuba duet with a rock beat, Jim Self ’s “Sousa, Phone Home!” Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors 60 and over and $10 for students. The symphony offers free tickets to active-duty personnel returning from deployment and their families. For more information on the Lewisville Lake Symphony, call 972-874-9087 or visit lewisvillesymphony.org.

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September offers multiple chances for outdoor activities at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Step into the past with a visit to a real log house, participate in a river planting project or take a morning walk with the birds at LLELA, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville. A • Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m., Sept. 11. Join Keith Lockhart as he guides visitors to the best birding locations at LLELA. • National Public Lands Day volunteer event: 8 a.m. on noon, Sept. 18. Plant native vegetation along and in the Elm Fork of the Trinity River to improve habitat for fish and other wildlife and stabilize the banks of the river. • Open House at the Minor-Porter Log House:Noon to 3 p.m., Sept. 18. Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors a window on everyday life in Denton County in 1870. The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is 2,000 acres of prairies,


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