WHS Floral Design students earn 'TSFA Floral Designer Certification'
Retail florists are always looking for floral designers who know how to create the basic designs needed in a shop on a daily basis.
The Texas State Florist Association (TSFA) fulfills this need with the Texas High School Certification program. This certification program allows school districts to provide more value to their diploma and helps provide young, enthusiastic floral designers to meet the retail florist needs.
WHS students Alexa Loa (left) and Catelynn Hale met the requirements and received their certification in April through the Principles of Floral Design course taught by Mrs. Amber Jennings in the high school's Agriculture Department.
Requirements for the certification are completion of the year long Texas Education Agency course curriculum and passing a TSFA approved written exam and the design of two floral pieces in a timed setting.
Austin students, staff participate in Kanga Run
Austin Elementary had the most participants ever representing the campus in the recent Kanga Run.
In all, more than 20 students and staff members participated in the event (courtesy photo).
Curtis Elementary students place 47th out of 1,122 school from around the nation in online math contest
Curtis Elementary finished in 47th place out of 1,122 schools from around the nation in a National Math Contest sponsored by an online interactive website called Sumdog that was held May 3-9.
Curtis had 25 students who answered 11,322 questions correctly during this one-week competition.
During the contest, 73,456 students answered a grand total of 15,136,575 questions.