November 13, 2018
Dear BTWHSPVA parents and students,
Our annual COLLEGE SHOWCASE week has arrived! For our new families, this is an important event that highlights the talents of our seniors with an audience of college representatives from all over the nation. In addition to the opportunities afforded our 12th graders, we also have important seminars and workshops scheduled during Showcase Week from November 14th – November 18th for all of our students. This is another great opportunity to feature our students as they begin the transition from high school to the world beyond!
We do have special evening events that are open to the public this week. Our dance conservatory will host performances in the Montgomery Arts Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday night at 7 PM. The visual arts conservatory will host their opening reception for this year’s third Senior Art Show on Thursday at 6 PM in the Hudson Art Gallery. Please join us for these special events.
Many of you may not be aware of the important work that goes on behind-the-scenes at BTWHSPVA. The PTSA has worked tirelessly to raise funds this year for our school through our school-wide musical. As part of their ongoing commitment to our school community, the PTSA is hosting the first monthly meeting of their “Parent University” series on Tuesday, December 11th from 7-9 PM in the Black Box Theatre. This meeting is open to parents only, and will feature guest speakers on the topic of substance abuse and prevention.
Our amazing Advisory Board also provides supplemental funding and support to our school. As part of their mission, the Advisory Board seeks to support student and faculty enrichment, as well as targeting specific capital improvement needs for the school. Take a moment to check out their website, artsmagnet.org, to find out more about this important resource. And don’t miss out on the student enrichment grants that are available for your student!
Please mark your calendars now for our Holiday Social on the evening of December 1st. We will have caroling, hot chocolate, and the annual “Lighting of the Pegasus”. This is in coordination with “Reliant Lights Your Holidays” in the Dallas Arts District. We hope you’ll join us for some holiday cheer!
Thank you for continuing to encourage our students to soar to even greater heights. I look forward to seeing you at school at one of our many events. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Scott M. Rudes, Ph.D