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For The Record
December 21st, 2016

Zakiya McPherson is a 7th grader at McCombs Middle School. And as of this month she’s also a published author. What started as a teacher’s encouragement to participate in a program called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and work towards a word count goal kept going and going until it became 20 Days, a 185 page, … Read more »

December 20th, 2016

An exclusive holiday boutique is wrapping up its limited run today at Perkins Elementary School where the PTA sponsored a shop that offered students a convenient and affordable opportunity to buy gifts for their families or friends during the last week of classes before Winter Break. As holiday traditions go this one’s a real keeper. … Read more »

December 20th, 2016

Closure of the pool at Central Campus threatened to sink an annual tradition, the Prep Academy Regatta. But thanks to the hospitality of North High the flimsy fleet sailed on this morning as usual. Made up of more than 100 7th grade sailors – whoops, students – representing all of the district’s middle schools, the Prep … Read more »

December 16th, 2016

Abraham Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler in his younger days, before he took to the more refined but no less primal arenas of debate and politics. So it’s fitting that the local high school that bears his name is at the center of an emerging trend in the sport. Last year 66 young women registered to … Read more »

December 14th, 2016

Hollywood/White House persona Kal Penn was back at work again today at Harding Middle School as an ambassador for the President’s Council on the Arts & Humanities. Penn is one of the artists who lend themselves to Turnaround Arts, a public/private partnership designed to infuse arts programming throughout school curricula and boost learning across the … Read more »