Lake Highlands HS JWAC: Recent Events

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Lake Highlands HS JWAC has been busy! Here's a few of their recent events:

March 11th, 2020: JWAC showed the movie "Schindler's List" after school. Richardson ISD’s legal department gave permission to show it, as long as parental permission slips were signed. Student resources included Pre-, During-, and Post- viewing reading/writing activities.  The movie was 3 hrs. long, so a light dinner, snacks, and desserts were provided. Students were allowed to bring their own food.

Movie Summary: One of the most tragic events in the course of human history is the Holocaust. The 1993 film "Schindler’s List" captures the humanity of this inhumane event. The movie is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. It was the 1993 winner for Best Picture. The movie is rated “R” and is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made.

March 14th, 2020: JWAC Lake Highlands HS and Volunteers did a Community Project at Bonton Farms. Richardson ISD canceled buses and field trips, including JWAC'S Bonton Farms service project, but some students wanted to volunteer. With parental permission, on March 14, 2020, community volunteers went to Bonton Farms' Bexar Street location. 2 JWAC LHHS members, 3 LHHS teachers/staff, and 5 Dallas ISD students in grades 5-12 participated.  

We started by having breakfast at the Bonton Farms Market Restaurant. We worked on the farm 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. After instruction, we prepared beds, transported plants and farm supplies, dug holes, added fertilizer, and planted vegetables. We also visited the goats, roosters, and chickens. We had a great time! View more photos at the end of this blog post.

Virtual Programming:

LHHS hosted three webinars via Zoom in the past few weeks for LHHS educators and students. The speakers gave presentations in their fields of study and took questions from audience members.

April 22, 2020 - “Los Desaparecidos” (The Disappeared) – Pedro J Gonzalez Corona, Ph.D, UT Dallas May 5, 2020 – “Public Health” – Philip Huang, MD, MPH, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director. May 12, 2020 – “Water and COVID-19” – Lily Espinoza, UNICEF USA, Community Associate

Way to go, Lake Highlands!

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