Hispanic Heritage Fiesta
Our annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is held during the early part of October each year. This is a traditional celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. We have festive music, bounce houses, games, delicious food, fun and everything is free for all of our families to enjoy! We embrace all cultures in our district, and it is always our pleasure to celebrate and learn more about different cultures.
Campus Awards Assembly
At the end of each Six Weeks' grading period, we celebrate our students who have earned All A's, A/B Honor Roll, On A Roll, Perfect Attendance, etc. We highlight and encourage our students in various ways., but students look forward to this celebratory assembly the most! Our Campus Awards Assemblies is a great way to keep our students "on a roll"!
Our annual Fall Festival is held in early November each year. This is a traditional fall season celebration where we connect with and enjoy socializing with all of our families and stakeholders within the community.
We have festive music, karaoke, bounce houses, games, prizes, delicious food, fun and everything is free for all to enjoy!
Our focus is more academically driven than athletically given, yet we strive for our students to also have athletic opportunities to ensure we are educating the whole child.
We hold three athletic tournaments, per school year, where we play the two sister schools in our district - North (Denton) Campus and East (Little Elm) Campus.
Our three annual tournaments consist of volleyball (fall season), basketball (winter season) and soccer (spring season). Our 5th - 8th graders have an opportunity to enjoy a friendly, athletic competition with other students in our district, and as always, we encourage all to come cheer for the LIONS!
Our annual Multicultural Fair is held in early December each year. This is a traditional celebration in honor of many difficult cultures throughout the world. Each classroom, from PreK - 8th grade, is transformed into a different country, and our cafeteria is transformed into an International Food Court. This is what most families and students enjoy the most are they partake in all of the delicious food samples from around the world!
We have festive music, games, cultural artifacts, crafts, delicious food and everything is free for all of our families to enjoy! If you leave your passport at home, don't worry, we will issue you one when you arrive at our "check point"! We embrace all cultures in our district, and it is always our pleasure to celebrate and learn more about different cultures.
Community Service Projects
Community Service is one of the three pillars of our charter, so we have an intentional purpose of instilling in our students the value giving back to the community. All of our students, grades PreK - 8th, as well as our staff members, support our community with continuous involvement in service projects each year. Each classroom chooses an organization to adopt and fulfill one of its major needs. We believe when students understand the value of and take part in community service, they move beyond the classroom in utilizing their experiences, knowledge and skills to benefit others.
In educating the whole child, our community service projects allow students to apply principles, concepts and lessons from the classroom into the projects that serve the needs of their community.
Our annual Spelling Bee is held in mid January each year. Students in grades 4th - 8th have the opportunity to participate and compete in our Campus Spelling Bee.
The top four winners, from the Campus Spelling Bee, advance to the next round of competing in our District Spelling Bee. The top two winners, from the District Spelling Bee, advance to the next round of competing in the County Spelling Bee. The competition is always so intense, but our students love the challenge!
Black History Homage
Our annual Black History Homage is held in mid February each year. This is a traditional celebration in honor of Black History Month. We pay homage to historical black figures, as well as monumental movements in black history, in a variety of ways each year. Student involvement is very important to us as we have one of very own dressed as Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. We embrace all cultures in our district, and it is always our pleasure to celebrate and learn more about different cultures.
Fifth Grade Camp
Every year, typically in April, our 5th graders attend Collin County Youth Camp, in Anna, TX. They leave our campus on Wednesday morning and return at the end of the school day on Friday. This is a great 2 1/2 day experience and opportunity for our students as some of them have never been camping! During this educational experience, our students are still learning but in an adventurous atmosphere. The students go fishing, rockwall climbing, row in a canoe, hike through nature, participate in team building activities, etc. It's surely an activity our 5th graders look forward to each year!
Our annual Field Day is held at then end of May each year. This is a traditional end of the school year celebration where we just let our hair down and exhale as we close out another successful school year!
We have festive music, bounce houses, competitive games, food, LOTS OF WATER and fun!! You know we can not have a successful Field Day without plenty of water games! At the end of the Field Day activities, different grade levels compete in a tug-o-war match for the Field Day trophy!
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Our annual 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony is held on the last day of school each year. This is a traditional end of the school year celebration where we recognize our 8th graders, in a commencement style ceremony. Our entire campus, as well as our 8th graders' family members, are invited to honor our 8th graders with their well deserved 60 minutes of fame!
This is always such an emotional event as many of our students have been with us since the beginning of their educational career! We are "more than a school", and the tears in the picture - from both the teacher and student - tell the story of who we are.