community

St. John Episcopal Church (848 Harter) will host Advent Lessons and Carols Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The holiday event promises readings by Congressman Jeb Hensarling, City Councilman Sheffie Kadane, and Bishop Paul Lambert as well as carols by St. John’s choirs. For more information, call 214-321-6451 or visit stjohnsepiscopal.org.

The Wildcat Cheerleaders presented a $1,000 check to Kyle Crain at the Lake Highlands High School Black Out football game as a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On hand for the check presentation were Alan Walne, owner of Herb’s Paint & Body, and his executive vice president, Alan Kirkpatrick.

Lake Highlands High School senior girls won the Powder Puff football game in October to help raise funds for prom and other senior activities. They took down the freshman, sophomore and junior classes for the championship.


education

Fifteen Richardson ISD schools have been named by the National Center for Educational Achievement as 2011 Higher Performing Schools, and three are in Lake Highlands. They are: Lake Highlands High School, Lake Highlands Freshman Center and Apollo Junior High. The schools are chosen based on Commended Performance on TAKS and consistent improvement from previous years.


people

Katharine Bain, a former student at The Highlander School in Lake Highlands, raised more than $1,000 for the Special Olympics as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser. She rappelled 15 stories down the InterContinental Dallas Hotel in Addison for donations.


volunteer

Vickery Meadow Learning Center needs volunteers to teach English to the non-English-speaking residents of Vickery Meadow, a low-income neighborhood near Lake Highlands. Some 20 different languages are spoken among the approximately 36,000 residents of the 2.86-square-mile community. Orientation times are noon-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, noon-2:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 9-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 5, noon-2:30 p.m. Jan. 9. They are held at the west Dallas location, 1018 Gallagher. To get involved, call 214.265.5057 ext. 201 or email volunteer@vmlc.org.