To Stand Upon the Altar of God / Best Ways to Praise / Friday: Main Event

The World
if filled with Beauty.
And all because
of YOU.

The Beauty of this Earth
would not exist
without
God’s Love for
YOU.

Yes.
It is here
for you.

It is
a simple fact
of physics,
that nothing exists
without an observer.

The Beauty
of this Earth
is truly
a Gift from God.
Open your eyes
and enjoy
an adventure with
Nature.

He
created you
to Love.
And His expressions
of LOVE
abound all around.

Breathe deeply,
and walk as far
as you can
in Love.
Venture into
the vast and Beautiful
wilderness
of the Mind
of God.

To stand
upon this Earth,
is to stand
upon the Altar
of God.
And this Earth,
in all its abundant
Natural Beauty,
is God’s expression
of His Love
for YOU,
His Child.

“For it is God
who works in you,
both to will and to work
for His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13

My Dear Friends,
God
Created YOU
for a reason:
to Love you,
to surround you
with Beauty.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:6

If
your intention
is to see
all the Beauty that exists,
in YOU,
in your World,
in each other,
then you shall
see it.

Look
for the Beauty.
It is here.
It is there.
It is
everywhere.
It is in you.
It is
YOU.

“See what great Love
the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called
children of God!
And that is what we are!”
John 3:1

What is
Sacred
is ALL so
Beautiful,
far, far more
than we shall
every know.

There is great
Beauty
that resides
in the Word of God.
His Truth
is far more Beautiful
than anything
we can envision.
And,
His Truth
is in you.
For YOU
are His beloved.
And
there is no greater
Love.

My Friends,
Love
is the Ultimate Truth.
And God’s Love
for you
is Beauty beyond
our comprehension.
It is
brighter than the
Sun.
It dances
upon the Waters
of our Faith.
It sparkles
in the darkness
of our fears.

We
are beloved
of God,
and of each other,
and shall
by the Grace of our Father,
Love each other
and Live forever
in the Warm Embrace
of God,
and each other.

Our LOVE,
not only unites
us,
it is us.
Our lives
are intertwined:
mine and yours,
yours and mine.
They are ours,
not yours
and mine.

“No man is an island,
entire of itself;
every man
is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.”
– John Donne

We
do not live Life
ourselves.
We live Life
through
the lives of others,
and by the will
of those around
us.

When
you live inside
the Heart
of another,
you become
real.
And those few
precious moments
become
the only moments
that are real.

                  Infinite possibilities.

In every
moment
that are infinite
possibilities
for the future.

Goodnight.

The 10 Best Ways to Praise

Parents Magazine
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  1. Don’t overdo it. When your toddler puts his pants on by himself for the first time, it’s worth making a big deal about it. But gushing over everyday achievements (“You finished your carrots — yay!”) will cause your child to discount praise he’s truly earned. It may also make him feel he constantly has to do things to impress you.
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  2. Be specific. Instead of saying, “Wow, that’s a great drawing,” say, “Look at that great sun you made, and you even included clouds!” This lets your child know you’re really taking notice of her work and encourages her to do more, says Janice Fletcher, EdD, director of the child development lab at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
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  3. Emphasize the effort, not the outcome. When your child is learning a new activity, don’t comment on how well she does it. Instead, compliment her enthusiasm and progress (“You worked really hard in soccer, and I noticed you’re starting to dribble the ball better”). When 7-year-old Rachel Geissler started a dance class, she had trouble mastering the steps. “I told her I liked her bright smile, which showed how passionate she is about dancing,” says her mother, Andrea, of Bel Air, Maryland. “And I said, ‘You really give your all.’ That helped her stick with it.”
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  4. Focus on the feat. Young kids have a hard time distinguishing between who they are and what they do. So instead of commending your child (“You were good in the car”), praise the action (“You were very calm and quiet on the trip”). This helps toddlers and preschoolers understand the behavior that earned them a compliment.
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  5. Point out the positives. It’s easy to fall into the pattern of pointing out your child’s mistakes while overlooking his little successes, says Hartley-Brewer. But when you make an extra effort to praise your child’s achievements and good behavior, you’ll help reinforce them. When Ginny Speirs notices that her children, Ben, 5, and Siena, 8, are being kind to a younger child, she lets them know it. “Telling them that they should be proud of themselves inspires them to do the same thing again,” says the mom from Montecito, California.
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  6. Don’t brag. Overdoing praise in public (“Isn’t Jimmy the best speller you’ve ever seen?” or “My 4-year-old already knows how to count to 20 and to read”) isn’t just annoying to other parents — it also puts a lot of pressure on your child to perform. “This is counterproductive praising,” says Edward Christophersen, PhD, clinical child psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. “It can embarrass your child, and it cancels out the learning benefit of praise.”
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  7. Share his achievements with your spouse. While you shouldn’t boast about your child in front of your friends, there’s no need to hold back when you’re at home. In fact, making your spouse aware of your child’s achievement can be good for him, says Lawrence Balter, PhD, professor of applied psychology at New York University, in New York City. Just try not to say it in front of your other kids, so they don’t feel slighted. “When my 5-year-old son, Jacques, does something noteworthy, I tell his mother about it in front of him,” says Todd Nissen, of Washington, D.C. One day when Jacques was sniffling, Nissen handed Jacques a tissue and told his wife, “He blew his nose all by himself yesterday.” Right on cue, Jacques said, “Yeah, watch me,” and demonstrated his new skill.
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  8. Tell the truth. Even young kids can see right through false praise. Your best strategy is to be honest — and diplomatic — when commenting on your child’s ability. “If she’s learning to dive and does an awkward belly flop, don’t say, ‘What a beautiful dive,'” says Miller Shivers, PhD, clinical child psychologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital, in Chicago. A better script: “I see you’re working on your diving.” By not defining the action as good or bad, you’re being truthful — while letting your child know she has your attention.
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  9. Use body language. Nonverbal cues are a great way to express your approval. “When my face lights up with a grin or I high-five my 4-year-old twins for cleaning their room, they know how I feel about their accomplishment,” says Daphne Butler, of Nashville. A smile or a hug can also be less distracting than words. “If you say, ‘You’re reading so well,’ your child will stop to look up at you,” says Dr. Christophersen. “But if you give him a gentle rub on the back, he’ll get the message that you’re proud of him and keep reading.”
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  10. Avoid sarcasm. Don’t poison praise with snarky comments (“Who would have guessed you’d finish an entire meal without staining your clothes?” or “Finally, you learned to ride a bike without training wheels”). Children may not get your attempt at humor, and pointing out past failings is really a form of criticism. Simply celebrate the event (“How does it feel to eat neatly, like a big boy?” or “I’ll bet you can’t wait to show your friends that you can ride a bike”). “Kids just need to know what it is they’re doing right,” says Hartley-Brewer.

Rephrase Your Praise

Toddlers

Instead of saying: “You were a good boy.”

Say: “You shared nicely with your friend.”

Preschoolers

Instead of saying: “You cleaned up your toys.”

Say: “I noticed that you put away your blocks without being asked.”

Big Kids

Instead of saying: “I love your handwriting!”

Say: “It must feel good to be able to write your thank-you notes so neatly.”

Any Child

Instead of saying: “I’m proud of you.”

Say: “You must feel proud of yourself.”

Parents Magazine

In Philosophy this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

First Semester

September 4 – December 21   2018

Sept. 4 (Tuesday)                              First Day of First Semester

Oct 8 (Monday)                                 Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 19 – 23                                       Thanksgiving / Fall Break

T. B. A.                                                 Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 21 (Friday)                                 Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 24 – Jan. 7                                  Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Jan. 8 (Tuesday)                                 Second Semester begins

Jan. 21 (Monday)                               Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 18 (Monday)                               President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 11 -15                                         Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)             Good Friday & Easter Holidays

May 20                                                Prep. Day for Adventure Trip     (no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

  Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.
There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

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Miles From Tomorrow / Health Benefits of Coffee and Ginger Tea / Friday: F. W. Nature Center

 

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      Doyle

“How sweet the morning air is!
See how that one little cloud floats
like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
Now the red rim
of the sun pushes itself

over the London cloud-bank.
It shines on a good many folk,
but on none, I dare bet,
who are on a stranger errand
than you and I.

How small we feel
with our petty ambitions and strivings
in the presence
of
the great elemental forces
of Nature!”

–  Arthur Conan Doyle

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               When breaks the dawn.

The Sun
Gives rise to the Morning.
And its loss
At end of day,
Manifests mourning,
As Flowers close
Their blossoms to Pray
For yet another brief encounter,
Another precious moment
To dance in the wind
And play,
While shadows
Of what we were
Refuse to stay,
And moonlight
Caresses our memory,
And kisses the Night
Away.

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Such beauty abounds in precious Hearts all around.

When breaks the Dawn,
I feel the Warmth
Of God’s Love
In the Rays of His Sun.

Deep within,
I feel the Glow
Of such Splendor
And ravishing color
Rush into my waking Heart.

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How Resplendent is God’s Promise.

When breaks your Dawn
Of awaking and awareness,
Such Beauty
As is in you,
Arises like the morning Sun
To meet
The promise of Tomorrow,
In the Glory of this Day.

And the waves of your Heart
Are pounding,
As the hands of time
Unwind,
And the sorrows of what is past
Fade gray into black,
For they need not last
When forward you look,
Not back.

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Fade gray into black.

Then can your fragile Heart
Venture forth to
See through what is gone,
As now you dare ask,
“Is Love in the air?”
And your Heart
Turns pure, crystal clear,
For by Grace of God
Someone is near,
And here
To stay.

And in Thanksgiving,
Your Life
Blesses
So many others,
Unknowing and unaware,
That such Beauty abounds
In precious Hearts
All around.

For one can never depart
From knowing and sharing
The Love of God,
Who answers our Prayer.
No.
Your Heart
Will linger,
Your Heart
Will stay,
Your Heart
Will once again,
Pray.

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The promise of tomorrow in the Glory of this day.

“There’s a new world somewhere
they call the Promised Land,
And I’ll be there someday
if you will hold my hand.”
– Tom Springfield

And as you hold
Someone you Love,
The drum beat of your Heart
Pounds out the time,
Revealing God’s Love
Hidden deep inside.

Rapturous and Radiant,
You feel once again
The warmth
Of His Sun rising,
And the waves
Of your Heart crashing
Upon the very shores
You lost sight of,
That now are your
Salvation.

“All other things,john-donne
to their destruction draw,

Only our love hath, nor decay;
This, no tomorrow hath,
nor yesterday,

Running it never runs
from us away,

But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.”
– John Donne

And in the Morrow,
We
Are rejoicing
In the discovery
Of a new world
Found
In each other.

The Warmth of God’s Love
Rushing through you,
Is always from another,
Another Heart,
One who needs you,
And belongs to the One
Who Loves
You
Both.

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Miles from tomorrow are the tears of today.

And in celebratory motion,
The Sunrise
Begs of alluring Beauty
And Heralds such
A radiant new day,
That we cannot find
The words to say
How Resplendent
Is God’s Promise,
His Glorious Gift,
His Love Fulfilled,
To grant us
Each and every one,
Another chance,
Another precious moment,
Another stunningly beautiful day,
In which to say,
“Thank You”.

Miles from tomorrow
Are the tears of today.
They may be shed
In sorrow,
Or in steadfast Joy,
From all the Love
Shared
In such brief encounter,
A precious moment,
That was
This beautiful
Day,
The one
That took your breath,
And your precious, lonely Heart,
Away.

sunlight

Splendor and ravishing color rush into my waking heart.

“Do you not know
that your bodies
are temples
of the Holy Spirit,

who is in you,
whom you have received from God?
You are not
your own.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-29

.
The Holy Spirit
Dwells within us.
Your precious being
Is the Temple of your Body,
Which can a Cathedral be,
Spiraling your Faith
And Hope and Love
To the Heavens
Above,
Affirming God’s Dignity.

Glorify Him in your Body,
In your mind
And in your Spirit,
Which are His.

violetAnd let the
Moonlight kiss the Violets
Of your Everlasting Love,
And put them to bed
With a Prayer
Of Thanksgiving
For all the Bountiful,
Beautiful,
Blessings
From Above.

Goodnight.

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I feel the glow of such Splendor.           

“I’ll catch the sun
And never give it back again
I’ll catch the sun
And keep it for my own.

And in a world where no one understands,
I’ll take my outstretched hand
And offer it to anyone
Who comes along and tells me
He’s in need of Love
In need of Hope
Or maybe just a Friend”
– Rod McKuen

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   Rod McKuen        

                     Health Benefits of Coffee  (read more)

If you’re a confirmed coffee drinker, like me, especially if you’re a woman, you will be heartened by the recent finding that drinking coffee may stave off depression. A study of some 50,000 female nurses in the US over a period of ten years suggests that women who drank 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of depression by 15%.

That’s not the only health benefit of drinking coffee. Various scientific research studies have shown that drinking coffee can help relieve asthma and headaches, can protect your teeth from cavities and can alleviate a whole lot of serious illnesses. Being a regular coffee drinker will cut your risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease or cirrhosis of the liver by an astounding 80%.

It can reduce your risk of developing dementia by up to 65%. Other risk reductions include diabetes (60%), gallstones (50%) and heart disease in women (25%).  More research is looking at the effects of coffee consumption on risk reduction for skin and other types of cancerCoffee mannans may one day soon help people lose weight.

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Mike Adams

And, from our friends at NaturalNews.com:

Some of the most powerful medicine in the world is affordable, safe and readily found in common grocery items like ginger, garlic, onions and blueberries.

Today, we learn that ginger tea kills cancer cells and works better than chemotherapy in many cases (without all the toxic, deadly side effects of chemo).  read more

sun ri“If you want to be reminded
of the love of the Lord,
just watch the sunrise.”
–  Jeannette Walls

On Friday, Feb. 19, 2016
we will visit the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, an Urban Wilderness with a mission to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation & protection of natural areas.

The Nature Center is a hidden jewel, a wilderness comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands reminiscent of how much of the Fort Worth once looked. Replete with native flora and fauna, the area beckons to those searching for a piece of nature to refresh their spirits and reintroduce a measure of tranquility.

Over 3600 acres, the center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States and offers residents and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural history of north central Texas. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the Refuge.

The center is located on the northwest side of Fort Worth, four miles west of I-820 on the Jacksboro Hwy. (TX Hwy 199). We plan to hike the trails and get some sunshine and fresh air.

FOLLOWING LUNCH WE WILL RETURN TO SCHOOL TO WORK ON WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S “HAMLET” with our marvelous Director, George X Rodriguez.

* * * We will need HELP with TRANSPORTATION from the Nature Center to Lunch and back to School. * * * Please let us know if you can help.

Drop off will be at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m.
Pick up will be at the School at 3:15 p.m.

FINANCIAL: Admission: $5 Adults (13-64) $2 Children (3-12; under 3 FREE) $3 Seniors (65+) Please pay at the door.

LUNCH: We will dine at Ci Ci’s Pizza on the way back to school.
GIFT SHOP: Yes!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

Our Nature Center can be enjoyed by the entire family and your friends. All PARENTS / NEIGHBORS, SIBLINGS / FRIENDS, etc. are invited to participate on our trips. Your family is always welcome.

Students are NOT to leave the Nature Center or the presence of an adult chaperone at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride or use the restroom, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 19 (Friday) Deposit for Adventure Trip due.
March 4 (1:00 PM) Stolen Shakespeare Guild Monologue and Scene Competition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (we have several young ladies competing in the finals)
March 14-18 Spring Break Holiday
March 25 & 28 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet)
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)

The Beautiful Garden of a Prayerful Mind / Grain Brain / Human ‘mini brains’ / Friday Trip: New Auto Show

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Joy was ever meant to be.

“All mankind is of one author,
and is one volume;
when one man dies,
one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language;
No man is an island, entire of itself…

any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind;
and therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.”
– John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1624

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    John Donne

No man is an island.
But Islands abound,
And the gulf
All around,
For so many,
Surrounds
The will to be.

Water shallows deep.
Impassible it seems,
There they lie,
Our Islands in the sun.

Amidst the ripples
And tides of tears
They shine,
Yours and mine,
Never really knowing
Since Adam
Loved his Eve,
Life Supremely good
Is a Wish Divine,
That Harmony
And Joy
Was ever meant
To be.

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Amidst the ripples and tides of tears they shine.

Adorned by
Our season in His Sun,
Breathing a lesson
To be learned,
Teaching us the reason
For Love in life:
That ever we give,
Not seek,
Never in want
For our self
To keep.

In His Season of this,
Our Heart,
Lies the reason
Love will live,
And the reason –
To give,
So others
May live.
For Love and life
Are the same,
Drawn from
The selfsame well
Everything came.

“There’s a Love that’s Divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine
like the sun

And at the end of the day
We should give thanks
and pray to the one, to the one.”
– Rod Stewart

Where the River of Life
Narrows,
There it rapids,
And the pace
Of ever so sorrowful Souls
Can awaken to rejoice.

In the Whisper
Of God’s comforting word,
“You are His own,
You are His Love”,
We find strength
To rend the dark veil
Of deepening despair.

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His Heart becomes your home.

When in our trials
We are weary,
And feel hope
Slipping beneath
An ever deepening sea,
Listen with your Heart
To set your mind free,
For His Voice beckons,
“Walk with Me”.

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                        Walk with Me.

In
The beautiful garden
Of a Prayerful mind
Is the Peace,
The Quiet,
We find.

What we seek
Does not lie
So very far from God.
It dwells within,
In the power of Love,
In knowing
His Heart
Becomes your home,
And the fragrance
Of Life
Worthy of His
Beautiful child,
Will make life
Worth living.

Welcome Home.

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The Whisper of God’s comforting word.

                               Is Grain Harming Your Brain?
                           Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain.

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Students brought balloons filled with shaving cream which everyone enjoyed!

And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

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I am sure this is where Mrs. A. found Dr. A. (Fossil Mania) – deeply discounted.

He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. read more

                                Human ‘mini brains’
grown in labs may help solve cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s.

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Stop clowning around!

Scientists at Ohio State University say they’ve figured out a way to grow the genetic equivalent of a nearly complete embryonic human brain.

Brain organoids are pieces of human tissue grown in petri dishes from skin cells.

These little blobs of tissue, 2-3 millimeters long, could help researchers test drugs and other treatments that may help prevent, fight and maybe even cure some of the most devastating disorders and diseases of our time.

In addition to Parkinson’s disease, autism and Alzheimer’s disease,

This hair style would cost Aidan $300 in L.A.

This hair style would cost $300 in L.A.

they could also lead to unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Millions of people suffer from all these disorders and diseases worldwide.  read more

On Friday Nov. 20, 2015

What to do with Gavin!

What to do at Flight Deck!

We will meet at and attend the DFW Auto Show which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth convention center, 1112 Houston Street.

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 Beautiful Shakespeare monologues were presented.

It will be one of the first opportunities for auto enthusiasts to see the manufacturers’ 2016 lineups.” Energy efficient will be the “buzz phrase” at the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth this year with many manufacturers expected to highlight their hybrids, all-electric and low emissions vehicles. And as Texas’ love affair with the pickup truck continues, manufacturers are sure to shine the spotlight on these popular vehicles in their exhibits. There also will be more than 300 other luxury sedans, SUVs, CUVs, minivans and compact cars. Dr. A may be asleep in the back of a vehicle. He’s older! Let him sleep. * If you wake him, refreshments or a new car will calm him down.

We don't explain them, we just train them.

We don’t explain them, we just train them.

Pick up will be at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Tarrant County Convention Center (WEST side) at 3:00 p.m. Parents are invited to participate provided they do not honk the horns of the new cars or in any other way distract students from looking at cars and having a good time. Older types simply must control themselves. Consult with your children regarding appropriate behavior.

Please Note: Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / NEIGHBORS / FRIENDS, ETC. are always invited to participate on our trips.

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The hat looks familiar.

FINANCIAL: Tickets: $11 for adults / $5 for senior citizens 65 and older / $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free. Cash only accepted on site.

Please provide funds for lunch. Students may NOT leave the restaurant or show room at any time, for any reason, including the need use the restroom or secure a ride, without approval.

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Students gave outstanding Shakespeare performances in recent auditions.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 23-27 (Monday – Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break (No school)
Dec. 3 – 4 Texas A.G.T. Conference (No school)
Dec. 11 Texas Civil War Museum (Avoid wearing blue or learn to duck!)
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 22 F. W. Stock Show (called the FAT stock show until Dr. A lost a few pounds)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival

“Normal
Is a setting
On
A washing machine.”
– unknown

Carter expounds on the small steps in life.

There is importance in taking small steps in life.