Senior Amber Chen received an Excellence in AP Arts and Music Theory Award of $20,000 in April. She was one of the four students out of the thousands who applied to get the scholarship.
Month: April 2014
Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor, returned to Pearce on April 2 to speak to students and SOS Lifeguards about his experiences. Glauben’s message was tied into a message about the importance of standing up to bullying.
At the annual UIL competition on April 15 and 16, more than three months of preparation and practice paid off for Pearce’s Concert, Symphonic, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble bands, all of which performed over the two-day period. The four bands will now focus on a spring concert at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center scheduled to take place in May.
‘The Sparrow’ is a play about a girl with supernatural powers. The Pearce One-Act Cast walked away with eight awards from the district level competition, one of only two schools to advance.
The Pearce varsity chamber orchestra performed in Houston, along with a mixture of both philharmonic and concert orchestras. Both groups were awarded highly, receiving the “Best in Class” rating with an additional “Best Overall Orchestra” rating for the chamber group.
Five students from Pearce advance to the National History Day state competition, which will take place in Austin on May 2. The team took second place in the regional competition on Feb. 15.
Chad Lawson, a Pre-AP geometry teacher at Pearce, was selected as an RISD STAR Teacher of the Year in March. He earned this award by exhibiting superior teaching in the classroom and then passing an intensive interview process.
A group of Pearce and Lake Highlands students traveled to Spain and Morocco over spring break. The Spanish 3 and 4 students went to learn more about the Spanish language and culture.
The Pearce track team attended the Texas Relays on March 27-29 in Austin. The team competed in different races against teams from across the state.
At first glance, the U.S. has no concrete interest in the outcome of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. But if Russian aggression is not confronted now, the U.S. and its Western allies will encounter it again elsewhere in the world.