January 26

Pasta for Pennies

Students in Ms. Whitmire’s language arts class created a public service announcement using the KTEX news studio.  Students wrote and produced their own show to promote the program in order to raiser money for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Old Town students will donate pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, or more, to assist their class in their fund-raising efforts. At the end of the three-week period, the top fund-raising class will receive an Olive Garden lunch (pasta party) in their classroom. (Video has been removed.)

January 17

Artists take a Virtual Field Trip

Classes are appreciating that their art teachers in RRISD are artists themselves and have enjoyed seeing their work.

Many students are choosing to respond to a favorite artist’s work in writing or drawing in their independent time. Mrs. Schafer looks forward to mailing these out to the artists, and we hope to hear back from some of them!

Last year many students received letters, e-mails, artwork and other surprises. We even had a high school art teacher and artist visit our classes. This year Mrs. Schafer will also be inviting the artists to Skype with their fans.


January 4

Art and Technology


Students in Mrs. Schafer’s art class use the document camera to share their work!  Class critiques consist of telling about one’s inspirations, one’s methods and techniques, and choice of media…explaining all of the problem solving that went into one’s artwork. Classmates can ask questions and give positive feedback. We applaud each other for sharing.