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February 23, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: Local sign language classes are offered

By SHARRON HUDSON

MILLSAP – We have had some unexpectedly beautiful weather and that seems to help everyone feel more energetic. For many of us that means we will be looking for new activities to pursue.

One such endeavor that the people of our community have been invited to attend is a sign language class.

The Parker County Co-op Special Services is sponsoring this free class at their 612 N. Rusk location in Weatherford. Anyone ages 12 years and up is welcome to attend.

The classes will meet each Tuesday, March 25-April 29. The beginner’s class will meet 6-7 p.m., with the intermediate class meeting 7-8 p.m. To register or for info contact Ashton Schonefeld at aschonefeld@weatherfordisd.com or Kristal Bullock at 817-596-0024. This is a great opportunity that will be enjoyable and very helpful, so we hope many will take advantage of this offer.

Many students in the area have been competing in University Interscholastic League, which provides extracurricular academic, athletic and music contests for students. In competition, Millsap freshman Jo Anne Grimes recently received a first division rating for solo.

She competed at Region 7 UIL Solo and Ensemble Choir to earn the rating. Jo Anne prepared a piece of music she sang for a judge, and the rating she received is the highest a performer can achieve. This is the superior rating of a first division, and we congratulate Jo Anne on the award. She has made Millsap proud!

Over at the elementary school, students in grades 1-5 recently traveled to Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum, which has a diverse array of exhibits, publications, and programs about American art. Before the trip, each student received a book pertaining to the visit, and teachers received lesson plans correlating to the book.

This yearly trip is made possible by a donation from the Alice Walton Foundation. The school is very appreciative of this opportunity for the students. Hope everyone had a great time and that the kids learned a bunch.

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