Prince of Peace Catholic School

Catholic school in Plano, Texas, proudly educating students in PreK3-8th grade for over 30 years.

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Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/08/2023

Look out, world — Cannon is coming through. 💪 This morning at a special All-School Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the POP community had the privilege of being joined by the McGough family. Last November, third grader Cannon McGough was diagnosed with stage 4 embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. 🎗️ In the year since Cannon’s diagnosis, POP Star students, teachers, and staff members have blanketed Cannon and his family in prayers for peace and healing. After twelve months, 28 rounds of chemotherapy, and 41 nights spent in the hospital, we can joyfully share that Cannon is officially cancer-free! ‼️🎉 At Mass, our school community had the opportunity to rejoice in his recovery and pray a special blessing over Mr. and Mrs. McGough, his sisters (and POP alumnae) Caroline and Emerson, and Cannon himself. 🙏 We’re all on ! 💙⭐️

Please continue to pray for Cannon and the McGough family as he progresses into remission. If you see Cannon, though, be sure to hype up his snazzy new look. 😉

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/08/2023

Winter Serviam Night was a success! 🎉 We were thrilled to have students and their families gather on campus for an evening of fun, fellowship, and service as we look ahead to Christmas and New Year's. Special thanks to our Christian Service Coordinator, Mrs. Tamara Bayo, for orchestrating such a fabulous event to ready our hearts and warm others’ for holidays! 💙

Serviam Night by the numbers:
🚂 200+ toys and gifts donated to Brother Bill's Helping Hand (BBHH) for children up to 18 years old. BBHH ministers to the Dallas community by ensuring the essentials of life, empowering through learning, and enriching relationships through faith, family, fitness, and finance.
🎄 150+ festive Christmas wreaths assembled to spread holiday cheer to our friends at the Denton State Supported Living Center, a facility which houses and assists Denton-area residents with intellectual disabilities. (Candy cane forms, yards of ribbon, and bins of holiday doo-dads not included).
🤩 70+ POP families of all ages and grade levels in attendance to serve together and spread holiday cheer to our neighbors in need.
✂️ 20 no-sew blankets crafted and gifted to patients receiving care at nearby Children’s Hospital in Plano.
💌 2 baskets filled with colorfully decorated Christmas cards to be shared with Children’s Hospital patients and residents at Catholic Charities Dallas St. Jude Center.

Way to go, POP Stars — we love seeing all that you do for those in our community! 🫶⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/07/2023

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) is a service organization for students in grades 6-8. RAK provides students with the opportunity to team up and make a difference in the POP community and beyond. 🌎

For their December RAK project, one sixth grade RAK group opted to jingle all the way to support our neighbors in need this holiday season. 🤩 This team of students spent their Saturday working an eight-hour shift at Hobby Lobby to ring the bell on behalf of The Salvation Army of North Texas’s Red Kettle Campaign. 🔔 Bell ringing is the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises the necessary funds to sustain the many services that the Salvation Army provides to more than 25 million people in need every year. ❤️ During the group’s time spent serving, plenty of POP families and classmates stopped by to commend these students on their volunteerism. We couldn’t be more of these servant-hearted students for “doing the most good” and living out the virtues of charity and kindness! 🫶⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/07/2023

Oh deer… first grade students are finding out firsthand how to catch a reindeer from a real first responder! 🤩 Mrs. Cusick’s homeroom students were fired up to welcome this week’s mystery reader to their class, and he certainly didn’t disappoint. With a truckload of gifts and not one, but two books in tow, Captain David Yarbrough of the Prosper Fire Department Central Station brought the holiday cheer to this classroom full of reindeer-chasers. 📚 Captain Yarbrough (or, as Turner knows him, “Dad”) took students on a novel journey beginning with Alice Walstead’s “How to Catch a Reindeer,” a merry tale about what happens when trusted reindeer Comet decides to explore on her own during Santa’s Christmas Eve deliveries. 🦌🎅 After delighting students with the silly holiday story, Captain Yarbrough answered students’ questions about his profession, supplied them with firefighter helmets, and gave an encore reading of “I Want to Be a Firefighter” by Laura Driscoll. 🔥🚒 First graders didn’t start the fire, but they did get the inside track on all things reindeer-catching and firefighting as well as some snazzy new gear from their tree-mendous guest! ⭐️

A very special thank-you to parent volunteer Captain Yarbrough for going the extra mile, bringing a smile to our faces, and inspiring students’ love of reading! 💙

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/07/2023

What are fifth grade students up to in the Cube? Narnia business. 😉 In Mrs. Eiker’s ELA classes, students have been working and winding their way through C.S. Lewis’s iconic novel, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 📚 To bring the magic of Narnia to life, students gathered into team and referenced their readings to create three-dimensional maps of the story’s mythical world. 🗺️ Students didn’t make it all the way to the portal, but they were sure to detour to the Tinker Tank to stock up on household items and art supplies in their efforts to think outside the box. 🎨 ELA isn’t all *faun* and games, though — once students finish the novel, they’ll be tasked with pinpointing on their maps where various events in the story took place, pushing their reading comprehension skills one step further. 📍 *Aslan* as they continue to think critically about the text and immerse themselves in the fictitious fable, students will be on the right path! 🦁⭐️

12/06/2023

Calling all alumni! 📣 Whether you're a POP '23 graduate or a long-time alumnus, we want you to join us on campus for POP Alumni Day! 🎓 Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with their favorite teachers, visit their old classrooms, and explore our new facilities. We can't wait to see you! ⭐️🎉

📲 To RSVP, please complete this form: https://ow.ly/736B50Qg6uz

12/06/2023

This POP Book Fair is lit(erary)! 🍎📚 Our semiannual in-person Book Fair is back in action this week and open for business through this Friday, December 8. ✨ Students will have the opportunity to shop during their weekly library periods during the school day. In addition to our online Book Fair, families can lose their shelf-control at a special after-hours shopping event TOMORROW, Thursday, December 6, as the Book Fair will remain open through 6:00 p.m. — perfect for families attending Serviam Night shortly thereafter! 🛍️🤩 Multiple payment forms are accepted, and parents may purchase a gift certificate for a student or teacher online. Be like our friends in fifth grade, and book it down to the POP Book Fair this week! ⭐️

📲 To learn more, shop online, or purchase a gift certificate, please visit this website: https://efairs.literati.com/?school=prince-of-peace-cath-school-plano-tx&fbclid=IwAR2zaD0wehhyjH5Xvs6niS8qB8VFFpCQe7KSfrt8a17guP-9trZ12VvWjfs

12/04/2023

The PVO invites you to celebrate our amazing faculty and staff by donating to the annual Christmas Purse! 🎁 Becoming a three-time National Blue Ribbon School (2006, 2016, 2023) was made possible by the dedication, love, and fortitude of POP staffulty members, and we’d like to return the favor this Christmas. ⭐️

The Christmas Purse program is meant to alleviate stress during the holidays while ensuring that POP staffulty are included in the gift-giving process. While it is ultimately a personal choice, the PVO encourages contributions to the Christmas Purse in lieu of individual classroom teacher gifts. The Purse will be divided and distributed to all faculty and staff via a supplemental paycheck and list of contributing families.

📲 Gifts will be accepted through next Monday, December 11. Contributions may be made either via a check made out to “POP Volunteer Organization” (returned in a sealed envelope to either your homeroom teacher or the front office) or online at this website: https://payit.nelnet.net/form/6IkB3c3J

On behalf of all POP faculty and staff members, thank you for your generosity! 💙

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/04/2023

Silent night? Yeah, right. 🥳 POP Stars kicked off the holiday season at Friday night’s Christmas Social, presented by Student Council! 🎄 Decked to impress in their most festive seasonal knitwear, seventh and eighth students (and even a few of Santa's chaperones) had a holly, jolly time with a DJ, prizes for the best dressed, games, and even *the* game on TV. 🎅🪩 Special thanks to Student Council for planning and hosting such a lit night — “making your lives just a little bit better!” ⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/01/2023

Say it ain’t *snow* — today marks the meteorological start of winter! ❄️ With the temperature dropping and days shortening, students are crossing their fingers for a winter wonderland (at least by Texas standards). 🤞 To celebrate the new season, smarty arties in Ms. Hamrick’s art class adapted their studies on pattern-making and symmetry to line drawings of the snowmen. ☃️ Fourth grade students had no chill as they put pen to paper designing the coolest snowmen imaginable! 🖊️⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/01/2023

We’re *raven* about eighth-grade students’ latest project in Mrs. Stock’s ELA class! 🐦‍⬛ Students demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of Edgar Allan Poe’s literary classic, “The Raven,” by analyzing its literary elements, exploring its thematic depth, and synthesizing their insights to articulate thoughtful interpretations. 📚 Once they unpacked the methods upon which Poe relied to communicate such a dark narrative, students reinterpreted the poem through a thread of tweets utilizing contemporary terminology. 🐦✏️ These well-read academicians have *nevermore* enjoyed analyzing this genre of Poe-try as much as they did today! ⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 12/01/2023

This POP Book Fair is *bound* to be our best yet! 💫📚 Our annual in-person Book Fair is back and kicking off this Monday, December 4, in our brand-new Media Center. ✨ Students will have the opportunity to shop during their weekly library periods during the school day. In additional to our online Book Fair, families are invited to shop after-hours through 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7. 🛍️ Multiple payment forms are accepted, and parents may purchase a gift certificate for a student or teacher online. Having perused the shelves and written their wishlists, POP Stars are bound to already have their sights set on several stories. 👀 Get ready to read, and book it down to the POP Book Fair next week! 📆⭐️

📲 To learn more, shop online, or purchase a gift certificate, please visit this website: https://efairs.literati.com/?school=prince-of-peace-cath-school-plano-tx

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/30/2023

With great *power* comes great learning opportunities in the science lab! ⚡️ Mrs. Vakidis’s class was the highlight of fifth grade students’ day as they lit up their science class with a hands-on electricity and circuits lab. 🔆 These burgeoning engineers brought the energy and the excitement as they created open and closed circuits and tested out various items to identify and categorize conductors and insulators. As they circulated the lab, students even had the opportunity to tinker with buzzers, fans, lights, motors, and more. 💡 Mrs. Vakidis definitely knows watt’s up! 😉⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/30/2023

This week, we were delighted to host Mr. Steve Bohannon and Mrs. Katie Bohannon at the official dedication of the Bohannon Book House, lovingly named in memory of Mrs. Sharon Bohannon. 💙🏠

Mrs. Bohannon joined the POP community in 1998 and taught first grade until her retirement in 2020. During her time at POP, she believed in success for every child, and her goal was to ensure that her first grade students loved school and became lifelong learners. 🍎 Mrs. Bohannon made an indelible impression on our school as she poured tirelessly into students, families, and fellow faculty members.

The Bohannon Family hopes that the Bohannon Book House instills in every child a passion for reading and love for the Lord, as was Mrs. Bohannon’s goal for all her students. 📚🙏

An immense thank-you to the Bohannon Family for this beautiful addition to our new Media Center. ⭐️

11/30/2023

Christmas came early this year! 🎄 Be sure to check your mailbox for the 2023 Prince of Peace Catholic School Christmas card. We couldn’t be more of third grade student, Bobby C., for designing our annual Christmas card! 🤩 Be sure to add this year’s rendition to your collection — it’s our merriest and brightest to date. ⭐️🎉

“Behold! I proclaim to you good news of great joy for all people! Today, in the city of David, a savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord!” (Luke 2:10-11). 💜

11/30/2023

The PVO invites you to celebrate our amazing faculty and staff by donating to the annual Christmas Purse! 🎁 Becoming a three-time National Blue Ribbon School (2006, 2016, 2023) was made possible by the dedication, love, and fortitude of POP staffulty members, and we’d like to return the favor this Christmas. ⭐️

The Christmas Purse program is meant to alleviate stress during the holidays while ensuring that POP staffulty are included in the gift-giving process. While it is ultimately a personal choice, the PVO encourages contributions to the Christmas Purse in lieu of individual classroom teacher gifts. The Purse will be divided and distributed to all faculty and staff via a supplemental paycheck and list of contributing families.

📲 Contributions may be made either via a check made out to “POP Volunteer Organization” (returned in a sealed envelope to either your homeroom teacher or the front office) or online at this website: https://payit.nelnet.net/form/6IkB3c3J

On behalf of all POP faculty and staff members, thank you for your generosity! 💙

11/28/2023

The clock is running out, but there's still time to participate in Giving Tuesday! ⏰

We're incredibly fortunate to have a team of outstanding teachers who go above and beyond every day to inspire and educate. 📚 Their dedication and passion profoundly impact our community, and we are so grateful for the positive difference they make in the lives of our students. 🙏 However, with the rising cost of Catholic education, many of our faculty members cannot afford to send their own children to our school. All gifts made via by midnight TONIGHT will be used to minimize their tuition and fees as part of our efforts to provide an affordable Catholic education for all students. 🍎

📲 Gifts may be made via the platform through midnight tonight. To donate, please visit this website: https://dallas.igivecatholic.org/organizations/prince-of-peace-catholic-school-8556d251-5239-4424-891d-57bdff9ebbf0

Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity to our school community! 💙⭐️

11/28/2023

Something’s popping up in Mrs. Cash’s classroom! 🎊 There’s no real way for us *describe* the many things that fourth grade students are learning in their ELA classes, but students could certainly make sense of it for you. 😉 As part of littérateurs’ ongoing unit on narrative fiction, Mrs. Cash is bringing both POP Stars and Pop Rocks into the mix. There was plenty of popping candy to go around, and students’ energy wasn’t fizzling out as they then turned to their assignment. 🍬 After sampling their sweet treats, students were asked to identify sensory details about the Pop Rocks, including touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell. With a slew of descriptive words at their arsenal, students then listed the many adjectives, verbs, and adverbs to describe the candy and the subsequent crackling sensation. 📝 Students had no shortage of descriptors to share as they worked on this rockin’ assignment! ⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/28/2023

Learning is always sweet in Mrs. Brawner’s class! 😉 Madison Avenue met the Cube as seventh grade students assumed new roles as advertising executives for a *big* new math project. Tasked with making billboards to market their favorite candies, students not only had to think like creative directors, but they had to accurately enlarge their candy wrapper of choice to fit the dimensions of the billboard. 🍬🎨 Relying on ratios and proportions, students had to accurately adjust the scale of the graphic in order to make both the sale and the grade. 💯 Seventh graders are finding that math isn’t nerdy — it’s *mounds* of fun! ⭐️

Photos from Catholic Diocese of Dallas's post 11/28/2023
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At the 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 17, Prince of Peace Catholic School was formally honored as an award recipient for overall academic excellence. 🏆📚

Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Gorlitz were joined in the capitol by Superintendent of Catholic Schools Diocese of Dallas Dr. Rebecca Hammel, to officially accept our award as a three-time National Blue Ribbon School (2006, 2016, 2023). ⭐️ Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Gorlitz, and Dr. Hammel were introduced on stage by Aba Kumi, Director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, who presented the prestigious award on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education. Excitingly, during their time in Washington D.C., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Gorlitz, and Dr. Hammel had the opportunity to network with administrators from St. Laurence Catholic School (Sugarland) and St. Theresa Catholic School Community (Austin), the only other two private schools in Texas to be named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools. 👏

The coveted nationwide award affirms the hard work of students, faculty, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools in which students can master challenging and engaging content. 🍎 We couldn’t be more of the exemplary educators and administrators who have dedicated their lives to making Prince of Peace Catholic School the outstanding school that it is! 💙

🎥 To view the complete 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition Ceremony, please visit this website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHw6t3RVXA8 (We recommend fast-forwarding to 2:28).

11/28/2023

Good morning, and happy Giving Tuesday! ☀️

is a Bishop-led initiative in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and dozens of individual dioceses to bring the Catholic community together to inspire and support generosity. 🙏 All monies raised for Prince of Peace Catholic School via will reduce tuition and fees for our outstanding teachers and staff members with currently enrolled students.️ 🍎

📲 Gifts may be made via the platform through midnight tonight. To donate, please visit this website: https://ow.ly/BRQJ50QbJCj

Thank you for your continued support and generosity! 💙⭐️

11/27/2023

Get ready for a jolly good time! 🥳 Student Council cordially invites all seventh- and eighth-grade students to the Christmas Social this Friday, December 1. 🎄✨ With a DJ, dancing, and fun games, there's sure to be plenty of merriment. Come ready to *sleigh*, as prizes will be up for grabs for the most holiday-spirited attendees! ❄️

An $8 entry fee will be charged at the door. Student Council kindly asks that guests bring a small donation for our neighbors. 🎁

11/27/2023

Come grow with us at Prince of Peace Catholic School! Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 school year. Families with students entering PreK3-8th grade are invited to begin their applications online today! The deadline to apply for priority consideration is Friday, February 9. 💙⭐️

Prince of Peace Catholic School is a three-time National Blue Ribbon School (2006, 2016, 2023) dedicated to forming students who are faithful, prepared, and confident they can do great things through Christ who strengthens them.

📲 To learn more, begin your application, or RSVP to attend our January Admissions Open House, please visit this website: https://www.popschool.net/admissions

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/23/2023

These teachers are *gravy*! 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving from POP faculty and staff members — including POP all-Star, Mrs. Kim Collins! 💙⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/22/2023

No two Thanksgiving tables look alike, and fifth grade students are finding out that no Thanksgiving tales share the same story. 🍂📚 In Mrs. Eiker’s ELA class, fifth grade students were challenged to write a descriptive holiday narrative. ✏️ The seasonal assignment wasn’t as straightforward as students originally thought, though; as an added twist, the narrative had to detail what might happen if a guest brought a live turkey to Thanksgiving dinner. 🦃 After fantasizing about the fallout, strategizing solutions, and putting pen to paper, students gathered around a “Thanksgiving table” to compare their chaotic accounts. ⭐️

11/22/2023

Thanksgiving is giving CLC students *pumpkin* to sing about! 🎶 Before the break, Ms. Smith’s PreK3 class celebrated Thanksgiving with all of their favorite jams, including Five Little Turkeys. 🦃🍂 Prepare for cuteness, because this will definitely be the sweetest part of your day! 💙⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/20/2023

At the fourth annual Hope for Honduras 5K, POP families, faculty, and even alumni gathered to walk in support of our sister parish Las Mercedes and the Hogar Suyapa orphanage and nutrition center in El Progreso, Honduras. 👟 Sweetly, families wore signs featuring their sponsor child in Honduras close to their hearts. With hopeful spirits and comfortable shoes, participants had a wonderful morning rallying for our brothers and sisters abroad. ⭐️

The Hope for Honduras 5K aims to bring awareness and critical financial support for our neighbors in Honduras and the children of the Hogar. For over 20 years, our parish and Las Mercedes have cultivated a beautiful friendship based upon our common faith and solidarity. The sister parish ministry represents an opportunity to blanket the children of the Hogar in love and prayer and invest in futures full of hope and possibility. 🤍🩵💙

This week, we’ll be praying for the POP families, teachers, and members of our sister parish committee traveling to Honduras to minister to the children of the Hogar and deliver supplies, Christmas gifts, and handmade cards crafted by POP students. 🙏

📲 For more information on our sister parish and how you can support Las Mercedes and the Hogar Suyapa, please visit this website: https://www.popplano.org/sister-parish

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/19/2023

POP Stars are DPL champions! 🏆⭐️🎉

At the 2023 Catholic Bowl, the undefeated varsity flag football team continued their season-long tradition of double-digit point differentials to clinch the DPL championship. 🏈💪 After a dominant 9-0 season, POP Star student-athletes kicked off the play-offs as the #1 seed and coasted their way to the Catholic Bowl with postseason wins of 48-12 and 38-7. At the championship game, the VFFB team iced out All Saints in a demoralizing 38-12 victory to secure their title. 🥇💯 Not only will team members be bringing an untarnished record home for the holidays, but they’ll have sparkling new hardware in tow as well. 🤩

Congratulations to the VFFB team on an undefeated season and well-deserved DPL championship! 📣 We couldn’t be more of our all-Star student-athletes for their hard work, drive, and unrelenting commitment to their team, and we cannot wait to cheer on seventh grade team members Massimo F. and Julian R. as they lead a new roster of student-athletes to back-to-back championships next season! ⭐️ As for our senior-most student-athletes, we’re eagerly anticipating the legacy you’ll leave as you establish elite flag football programs at the high school level. (Cough, cough).

Special thanks to head coaches Derrick Stratman and Alex Novak for their time and energy spent investing in POP student-athletes and leading the VFFB team to a DPL championship. The POP Athletics program couldn’t do it without parent volunteers like you! 💙

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/19/2023

Third grade students are full of both thanks and giving! 🦃 Before the break, Ms. Nicklas’s class crafted Thanksgiving wreaths as reminders of their many blessings. 🌲 From family members to fun activities, POP Stars had plenty of reasons to give thanks. As they took inventory of all for which they’re thankful, God’s abundance and many provisions in their lives became increasingly clear. 🙏 There’s no shortage of reasons to be thankful! 💙⭐️

11/17/2023

POP Stars are just a couple of turkeys! 🦃 Mrs. DeWree’s kindergarteners are stocking up for Thanksgiving, and they made sure to stop by the Media Center to pick up some light reading to bring home for the holidays. 📚 After perusing a whole cornucopia of books, students settled on their favorite seasonal stories. 🍂 Students are bound to be booked up over Thanksgiving break! 💙⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/17/2023

What, like it’s hard? 😉 Congratulations to our two-time Scripps National Spelling Bee school champion, eighth grade student Jordan T.! 🏆🎉 After an enervating 49 rounds, three long hours, and an impromptu relocation, Jordan triumphed for a second straight year with the winning word, “nullification.” 🥇🥇 As our back-to-back champion, Jordan will represent POP at the Diocese of Dallas Spelling Bee in January. 🐝 Excitingly, POP has the privilege of hosting the bee with Jordan having finished first at last year’s diocesan competition. Bee-lieve us when we say that we’ll have a whole cheering section for this shrewd speller! 📣

A very special shoutout as well to our outstanding runners-up! 🤩 We couldn’t be more impressed by all of this year’s spelling bee contestants, and the final five did an incredible job working their way through winding words as early as the twelfth round. Congratulations to fourth runner-up Axel C. ’27; third runner-up Nora A. ’28; second runner-up Markus U. ’26; and first runner-up Felipe M. ’26. 👏 Felipe will again compete as an alternate in this year’s diocesan competition.

We couldn’t be more of these high-achieving logophiles! 🎉 Spelling bee contestants blew us away with their mastery of sesquipedalian words, including those on the run-off word list. Congratulations once again to Jordan T. on a well-deserved two-peat! 💙⭐️

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/16/2023

While you may have seen her on the sidelines cheering on POP Athletics teams, you may not have known that eighth grader Ella Y. is an accomplished athlete in her own right. 💪 In fact, Ella is now a two-time national GOLD medalist! 🥇🥇

Last weekend at the USA Pickleball National Championships — the largest pickleball tournament in history — Ella finished first in not one, but two divisions! 🏆🏓 Competing against the top juniors from across the country, Ella and her respective partners took gold in both junior girls doubles and junior mixed doubles. ✨ As part of her winnings, Ella was awarded a scholarship from the Pickleball Legacy Scholarship Foundation to be allocated toward her college tuition. 💯 Ella’s new hardware is only her latest achievement in the pickleball world, though; just this past year, Ella achieved a #6 ranking amongst all juniors (18 and under), played in her first professional qualifier tournament, and earned a sponsorship by a well-known pickleball company. 👏

Congratulations, Ella, on two national championships and two new golds! 🎉 We continue to be impressed by her dedication, drive, and fearlessness, and Ella’s commitment to her sport is an inspiration to us all. We couldn’t be more of you, Ella, and can’t wait to cheer you on through your pickleball career! 💙⭐️

📲 For tournament highlights, please visit this website: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/SGwADQcRn8k

Photos from Prince of Peace Catholic School's post 11/16/2023

POP Stars in Ms. Kapp's seventh grade ELA class stayed golden for our annual "Outsiders" Day! ✨

This semester, students have been reading through S.E. Hinton's 1967 novel, "The Outsiders." 📚 In class, Ms. Kapp brought the novel to life, touching on contemporary themes such personal identity, peer pressure, society and class, and the importance of family. To celebrate finishing the novel, students dressed up as "Socs" and "Greasers" for a showing of Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 film adaptation at the drive-in movie. 🎥 After making it through the concessions line, POP Stars wised up and settled in for the feature film. 🍿⭐️

11/16/2023

Sixth grade students have a score to settle with Mr. Ripberger… 💥💪 What began as a high-five quickly turned into an impromptu arm wrestling match in the middle of lunch when sixth graders challenged Mr. Ripberger to a one-on-one face-off. Mr. Ripberger may be a counselor, but we wouldn’t be surprised if students start coming to him for strength and conditioning. 😉⭐️

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To be the preferred school where the cultivation of American Muslim Scholars and Leaders begins.

Forman Elementary Forman Elementary
3600 Timberline Drive
Plano, 75074

Forman Elementary proudly serves the children and community in Plano Independent School District.

Shepard Elementary PTA Shepard Elementary PTA
Plano, 75075

The Shepard PTA brings together parents, caregivers, and teachers who strive for better education.

Dooley Elementary School Dooley Elementary School
2425 San Gabriel Drive
Plano, 75074

Meadows Elementary Meadows Elementary
2800 18th Street
Plano, 75074

Meadows Elementary is committed to building and supporting a strong foundation for EACH student.

Mathews Mavericks Mathews Mavericks
7500 Marchman Way
Plano, 75025

Mathews Mavericks Social Media page on Facebook!

Anderson Nation Elementary PTA Anderson Nation Elementary PTA
2800 Oakland Hills Drive
Plano, 75025

This page is for informational purposes only and is intended to keep Anderson Elementary parents inf

Hedgcoxe Hounds Hedgcoxe Hounds
7701 Prescott Drive
Plano, 75025

We are an outstanding elementary school located in Plano, Texas.

Richmond Hill Montessori Richmond Hill Montessori
5221 Village Creek Drive
Plano, 75093

If you want to experience a true Montessori Education, then Richmond Hill Montessori is the place fo

Carlisle Elementary WatchDogs Carlisle Elementary WatchDogs
6525 Old Orchard Drive
Plano, 75023

Group for the Carlisle Elementary Dads/Father Figure/ of great students known as the “Watchdogs”.

Huffman Elementary PTA - Plano, TX Huffman Elementary PTA - Plano, TX
5510 Channel Isle Drive
Plano, 75093

Huffman Elementary is a one-of-a-kind school nurturing globally minded leaders. 🌎💙💛