The players, coaches, and support staff of the 2021 6A State Champion Deer Park High School Softball Team participated in a ring ceremony last week! After the ring presentation, the team was recognized on the field during the Deer Park Football game. The team and coaches received a standing ovation as they made their way onto the field!
On Monday night, the vocalists, directors, and accompanists of the Deer Park High School choirs presented a fall concert to a packed house of family members and music fans.
Carpenter Elementary’s students and staff celebrated Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Western Heritage and Rodeo Day last week. HLSR representatives hosted activities about a variety of topics, including western culture, Sam Houston, chuck wagons, vaqueros, and more.
According to Carpenter teacher Dana Rainer, who coordinates the event, which has been a school tradition since 2004. “We tie Rodeo Day to the curriculum in social studies with westward expansion in Texas history and ranching and farming,” she explained. “It also provides other real world experiences (rodeo), social skills (manners and dancing etiquette), and a chance for students to talk about what they heard and have some fun.”
Rainer said the students enjoyed interacting with the guest speakers. “They played some games, role played, and practiced dancing as well as learned about people, transportation, farm to food, and the HLSR,” she said.