Around the State
3/17/2014, 10:03 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
On Saturday, residents of Duck Creek Shopping Center will host Heroes Appreciation Day, to honor local military, police officers, firefighters and veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Liberty Tax office, 5116 N. Jupiter Road, Garland. For more information, call 866-871-1040 or visit http://www.libertytax.com.
On Tuesday, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory held a grand opening at 1550 N. Cockrell Hill Road. The first 100 guests in line received free doughnuts for a year. The 2,300 square-foot business with drive-thru will be open seven days a week and will feature the signature Original Glazed doughnuts, as well as a complete menu of Krispy Kreme Chillers, iced beverages and Krispy Kreme Coffee Blends. For more information, visit http://www.krispykreme.com.
Dallas ISD eighth-grade students recently had the chance to peruse various booths set up by district high schools at the Exploring High School Fair for the new Pick Your Path graduation plan. The new plan will allow eighth graders to choose an endorsement or area of study to focus on when they enter high school. The fair included high school booths, which allowed students to learn about the schools’ specific endorsement, academic clubs, special electives and more.
As required by the state Legislature, Texas high school graduation plans will take on a new look starting with the 2014-2015 school year. Students will be able to select from five endorsements, which will allow them to personalize a plan to their interest. To learn more, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/graduationplan.
March 31 is the last day to submit a name for this year’s cycle for schools, facilities or parts of facilities. Anyone can submit recommendations on a district form that can be assessed through the district’s online policy manual at http://www.dallasisd.org/suggestednamesforschools.
Generally, facilities or portions of a facility can be named for persons who have attained prominence locally or nationally for contributions to the public in a recognized field, early pioneers of Dallas, the state of Texas or presidents of the United States or an individual or group that makes a major capital donation of land for the facility.
A facility cannot be named for an individual unless he or she is at least 70 years old or has been deceased for at least 18 months or the naming is a condition of a gift or grant. The complete guidelines and process for naming facilities can be found at http://www.dallasisd.org/namingfacilities.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team is seeking participants, sponsors and volunteers for the Dallas Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and ING Kids Rock race events from March 22 and March 23. The endurance team participates in running, swimming and biking events across the country to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in every 3,000 people and leads to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer and disabling pain. As part of the NF Endurance team, members will receive personalized training plans from certified coaches, a race day dri-fit shirt and inspiration from “NF heroes,” children who have the disorder. To join the Endurance team, visit http://www.ctf.kintera.org/nfedallasrnr2014 or contact Angela Auzston at 972-587-7814.