Live music, paintings, sculptures and an edible depiction of Van Gogh’s Starry Night were the highlight of Knippa’s student art reception held March 23 at El Progreso Memorial Library.
Knippa ISD fine arts director Dawna Sutton and Uvalde Leader-News Newspapers in Education coordinator Olga Charles worked together to promote and organize the reception with the help of library director Mendell Morgan.
Sutton brought dozens of pieces of art completed by Knippa students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She lauded the children of Knippa School, saying that it has been one of her favorite places to teach.
“I am so excited to see you here supporting your children,” Sutton said to the room full of parents. “Some kids are afraid of work, but not in Knippa. It’s a very special thing we have here.”
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District was owed $1,703,259 in back taxes as of February, according to tax attorney Albert Walker. While some of that money was paid within the last month, the school district is still owed well over $1 million in 2015 property taxes alone.
Students of the Uvalde Area Homeschool Co-op have perfected their British accents and mastered the art of anthropomorphism as they prepare their dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” as adapted by Don Quinn.
She may be small, but 8-year-old Hayden Pegues has a huge heart. A cancer patient herself, Hayden is rallying the Uvalde community to come together and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hayden is a San Antonio resident who was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 6 years old. She is the daughter of Lisa and John Pegues of San Antonio. Her extended family, Terry and Bobby Studer, Terri Studer, and Sharon Studer reside in Uvalde.
Students in Dora Gallardo’s pre-kindergarten dual language class at Dalton Early Childhood Center fine-tune their egg-hunting skills in preparation for the main event. Each classroom took a few minutes out of the day on Thursday to hunt Easter eggs and crack cascarones before the holiday weekend.
A Texas Star afghan will be awarded to one lucky person whose name is picked during a prize drawing to benefit Herby Ham Activity Center. The drawing is set for May 4 at 10 a.m. and tickets cost $5 each or five for $20. Participants do not have to be present to win.