Category Archives: School Events

Cross Timbers Middle School Presents ‘Matilda, Jr.’

The Cross Timbers Middle School Theater Program, in conjunction with the CTMS Theater Boosters, will be presenting a one-hour musical performance of Matilda, Jr. on May 5-7 at 7 pm at the Grapevine High School Auditorium, located at 3223 Mustang Drive.

This musical, based upon the popular children’s book written by Roald Dahl, the musical play written by Dennis Kelly, and the music and lyrics written by Tim Minchin, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Open seating tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Cash concessions will also be offered. The ticket desk will open at 5:30 pm before each performance.

All ticket sales go to funding the CTMS Theater program. 

Thank you for supporting your local student theater and we will see you there!

Main Street Closure – Today, Sept. 25

downloadHistoric Downtown Main Street will be closed today at 5:30pm for the Grapevine High School Homecoming Parade. Any vehicle parked on Main Street will be stranded until 7:30pm if they haven’t left before that time.

The parade will run from 6pm – 7pm.

Details below:


Lockheed Martin Makes Students’ Designs Come to Life


Fort Worth — Fort Worth ISD’s Western Hills High School’s STEM class received a surprise on Thursday, April 25, courtesy of Lockheed Martin.


Photo: Stacey Doud

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class has been designing 2-D models of innovative aircraft that may help solve practical problems which hamper hurricane and earthquake relief efforts.

Their classroom was secretly “renovated” for the day by Lockheed Martin, which provided equipment the students used to turn their 2-D designs into 3-D realities.

Read more from The Rambler…

C.J. Harris Elementary Community Market and Festival May 4

image001The C.J. Harris Elementary PTA is excited to announce the First Annual Harris Community Market and Festival. It is sure to be a great day!

When:  Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10am – 6pm

Where:  C.J. Harris Elementary, located at 2314 Schleider Dr, Pearland, TX 77581

We’ll have vendors, activities for children, a Silent Auction and MUCH MORE!

Parking and Admission to this event is free. This event is kid friendly! No pets please!


We are currently looking for SPONSORS! For more information, click HERE and we thank you in advance for your support! All vendor fees are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! We are a 501(C)(3)!

For further information about the event, click HERE or email Vendor Liaison Nancy Allen at



Dawson High’s Ovation Theatre presents “Twelfth Night”


A strange love triangle ensues in Dawson High School’s production of “Twelfth Night” as Orsino (Antonio Lasanta, far right) falls for Lady Olivia (Rola Elkhatib, middle), who in turn falls for his disguised pageboy Cesario (Lauren Bass, far left).

A strange love triangle ensues in Dawson High School’s production of “Twelfth Night” as Orsino (Antonio Lasanta, far right) falls for Lady Olivia (Rola Elkhatib, middle), who in turn falls for his disguised pageboy Cesario (Lauren Bass, far left).

Mistaken identities and misplaced siblings lead to madcap fun in Dawson High School Ovation Theatre’s production of the Shakespearean comedy “Twelfth Night.”

The play will run Oct. 13-15 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the campus auditorium.

Nobleman Orsino pines for Lady Olivia, who is in mourning for her dead brother.

Meanwhile, siblings Viola and Sebastian — separated by a shipwreck — fear each other has drowned.

Destitute, Viola disguises herself as a man, Cesario, and becomes a page to Orsino.

A love triangle results as Viola falls for her employer, and Lady Olivia falls for the disguised Cesario.

When Viola’s very-much-alive brother turns up — looking very much like Cesario — the plot thickens.

Pre-sale tickets are $6 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Tickets are $8 at the door.

For tickets, e-mail


logoOn Wednesday, Oct. 7, thousands of students, parents, community leaders, and state and local officials across the United States will walk and bicycle to school in celebration of Walk to School Day.

“The popularity of Walk to School Day continues to grow [each year].  In the past decade, the number of events has doubled. Communities have held more than 34,000 events nationwide,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in a recorded video message encouraging students and parents to get involved in Walk to School Day. “But there is room for more. We encourage all schools and communities to participate.”

As of Monday, more than 3,900 events have registered celebration at, and that number is expected to increase throughout the month of October.

“Walk to School Day events provide students and families the opportunity to reconnect with the simple joy of walking to school,” said Lauren Marchetti, director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, which serves as the coordinating agency for the event. “Events also bring attention to the importance of physical activity and safe transportation environments for walking and bicycling in communities nationwide.”

This one-day event in the U.S. is a part of an international effort in more than 40 countries to celebrate the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school and to encourage more families to consider getting out of the car and onto their feet on the way to school in October. Walk to School Day began in 1997 with a single school. Since then, participation has grown every year, with 4,783 events registered through in 2014, setting another record.

Walk to School events will be held nationwide on Wednesday and throughout the month of October. To view the names and locations of registered U.S. schools participating in Walk to School Day 2015, visit

Locally, Pct. 3 Constable Buck Stevens will be at Silverlake Elementary all day Monday and Tuesday doing lecture and will be there Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. to do the actual walk, along with other officers and FedEx.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School maintains the Walk and Bike to School website,, with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

For a complete list of other countries participating in International Walk to School Day, visit:

Silvercrest Elementary Newsletter: October, 2015


Silvercrest PTA

It’s October already and we’re looking forward to a fabulous Fall at Silvercrest, there’s lots of spook-tacular things going on so please get involved whenever you can!  Go Stallions!

PTA General Meeting

Please take note that our next general meeting will take place on Thursday, November 12th 2015, at 6.30pm in the school cafeteria. Our PTA does great work and we look forward to seeing old friends and new, so come along and find out how the PTA works on behalf of our school.

PTA Membership

Please remember to join our PTA! We are so proud of the number of parents who get involved, but there’s always room for more! By joining PTA, you are helping support the students, staff, and parents of Silvercrest Elementary School. The membership dues are $10, which helps fund many activities and resources. If you would like more information, please contact Lindsay Rodriguez at

Fall Spirit Nights

Silvercrest families, save these dates for Fall fun! Spirit nights are so important in raising funds and a really easy way for you to contribute. Eat at the restaurants below on the date listed, and the restaurants will kindly donate funds back to our school. We will remind you of these Spirit Nights by sending home flyers in your students’ folders, listing them on the marquee, and through our school website. Come and join in, it’s terrific seeing Silvercrest friends and enjoying great food!

  • Tues. Oct. 6th: Gringo’s
  • Wed. Oct. 14th: Chick-Fil-A
  • Tues. Oct. 20th: Papa John’s
  • Wed. Nov. 4th: Smashburger
  • Tues. Nov. 17th: Whataburger
  • Tues. Dec. 1st: Jason’s Deli
  • Wed. Dec. 16th: Papa John’s


Thanks to everyone who took part in our Fall fundraiser with Big Kahuna. They had some fantastic items on sale, and your goodies will be ready for pick up on Thursday, 22nd October from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Please make sure you’re able to come and get your order during this time. All orders must be picked up on this day, the school does not have freezer space to hold any unclaimed food items. Profits from our fundraiser will help fund some of our students and teachers’ favorite programs like Field Day, AR store, teacher appreciation events and much more, so thanks again for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Maritza Wong at

Fall PTA in the Park

Join us for a fun family night out at PTA in the Park sponsored by Silvercrest PTA on Thursday, October 29th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the park next door to the school. There will be food trucks, games, contests, bounce houses and lots of fun for the entire family. If the weather decides not to cooperate, the event will be held in the school cafeteria, so make sure to come along, rain or shine! Not only is this a great event but it also raises money for our PTA programs and school resources. More information will come home in the children’s folders in October.

Book Fair

We love encouraging our students to enjoy reading here at Silvercrest! One of the highlights of our reading activities is our Book Fair to be held November 2nd -4th from 7:30am-2:30pm and November 5th from 7:30am – 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity for our students to buy some fantastic new books.   During the weeks leading up to the Book Fair, the children will be watching a video during their class library time of this year’s highlighted books. They will also be bringing home a Book Fair flyer, so look out for this in your child’s folder. The children can then write their Book Fair wish lists of the books they would like to purchase. Your child’s teacher can let you know when their class will be visiting Book Fair.

Please note that parents cannot pull their child out of class to shop, but they are welcome to shop with their child during their class’s time at Book Fair. Alternatively, parents have the option to come in before school and shop with their child, or come after school until 6:30pm on Thursday, November 5th for the late night. This is great way for parents to share in the experience and help your child select from the huge number of titles and other items available at the Book Fair. We will also need many volunteers to help with Book Fair set-up and during the week of the event. Please contact Myra Tijerina at for more information. Hope to see you all there!

Community Outreach / Food Drive

Time to give something back to the wonderful community we live in. Silvercrest Elementary PTA fall food drive benefiting the Pearland Neighborhood Center will be held November2nd through 13th. Information about what items will be collected this year will be sent home with students. The grade level that brings in the most items will be recognized with a healthy snack. Thanks in advance for your generous participation in this food drive! If you have questions, please contact Shelley Waguespack, Community Outreach Chair, at 713-516-7285 or

National Walk to School Day

Want to help the environment and get some exercise at the same time? Silvercrest is proud to support National Ride Your Walk Or Ride Your Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 7th, so get your walking shoes on or get on your bike and take part!

STEP Reading Tutors Needed

STEP is a program that pairs up adult volunteers with first grade students who need extra support in learning to read. This program is a wonderful and really rewarding way to become involved at Silvercrest, and the time commitment is only 30 minutes per week. If you are interested in helping us with the program, please contact Staci DeKunder at

Dawson Diamonds present Diamond Dazzle


55440da5b7ea5.imageStart spreading the news! Do you want to be a part of it? The Dawson High School Diamonds Dance Team invites you to an evening out in New York, New York at the 8th annual Diamond Dazzle Spring Show on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Dawson High School auditorium, located at 2050 Cullen Boulevard, Pearland, 77581. The show features performances from the nationally accredited Diamond Dancers, the Dawson dance classes, and Dawson Cheer.

Every year, Dazzle blows the audience away with fantastic dancing, hilarious entertainment and a spectacular theme. The theme for the show this year is New York, New York and the evening will be sure to Dazzle you into a “New York State of Mind.” The show will be full of glitz, glam and plenty of laughs.

The Diamond Dancers and Dawson Dance Department is led by director Leslie Grant and assistant director Grace Hawkins. Under their direction, the Diamonds hold multiple Grand Champion titles.

“Most people don’t know we compete in the spring, so our annual show is a great time to let everyone know what we’re about and what we really shine at: performing,” Grant said.

This year’s team consists of 38 girls who flawlessly execute a wide range of dances, from pom and jazz, to kick and various officer performances. “I’m excited to finally be a part of Spring Show after several years of going to watch it,” freshman Hannah Wilson said. “It’s a great opportunity to show off our contest routines, and we’ve learned a few new routines too, including a tap routine that is super fun.”

In addition to the dancing aspect of the show, Spring Show is also a goodbye for the seniors. For the six seniors on Diamonds, this will be the last time they perform with the team.

“Being a senior in Dazzle is different from dancing in the show any other year; it’s a different experience dancing only with fellow seniors,” senior and Social Committee Co-President Alaina Benavidez said. “It’s bittersweet dancing for the underclassman knowing that we won’t be together next year, but also motivating as we dance together for the last time on stage reliving all of the memories we’ve made on the team the past few years”

Although Dazzle is a very sentimental event for the Diamonds, the show brings joy to the dancers and to everyone watching it as well. “Dazzle is one of my favorite times of year because it gives everyone a chance to show all of our friends, family, and teachers how much we can do and how much talent our team has,” said junior and Diamond Captain Maddie Scully. “I also love it because it really gives the officers a chance to shine and show everyone what we’re made of, because anywhere else officers never get to “show off”, and being able to do so at Dazzle makes me feel so good!”

After so many hours of practice and hard work, it’s obvious that these girls have a strong dynamic with each other. Not only do the Diamonds enjoy being part of a sisterhood, they pride themselves on being dedicated members, as well as being sharp and superior dancers. Each dance is practiced and performed to perfection, and everyone is encouraged to come watch the Dance Department, Dawson Cheer, and the Diamonds shine.

Tickets for both days ($10 for general seating and $12 for premium seating) may be purchased at the door or online at . Refreshments and flowers will also be sold at the Spring Show. All proceeds benefit the Dawson Diamonds Dance Team.

Pearland Livestock Show & Career Expo Sept. 17-19


Join us Sept 17-19 at the Pearland Ag Barn for the Pearland ISD Livestock Show and Career Expo!

Invite your friends and family!

Follow along with us on Facebook and you will see the Youth of Pearland pick and plan and grow their summer projects and then be blessed with the rewards that your generosity and the generosity of Pearland residents and business owners affords them!

UHCL Hosts open House April 11

imagesUniversity of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Admissions welcomes prospective students to an Open House event at the UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus April 11, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, 77581.

Attendees will have a chance to sit down with admissions representatives, transfer advisers, financial aid, and more, including participating in on-the-spot admissions. Students that apply during the event will have the $45 application fee waived.

For more information or to register, visit or contact the Office of Admissions at 281-283-2500.