U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-03-2009, 12:27 PM
 
16,086 posts, read 39,375,920 times
Reputation: 6346

Advertisements

I don't know the art teachers now but Mrs Eldridge (who lives on Pasadena) and Mrs Zwaska (who lived on Tokalon) were there for decades and set the standards pretty high. Same with Mrs. Woodruff and Florence Simons for music. Karen Kimball continued..Mrs Barnes/Cundiff from that era just retired.

But you never talked in the library or at lunch before the chimes! It was tradition to learn sign language to communicate in those instances!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-03-2009, 02:32 PM
 
176 posts, read 518,441 times
Reputation: 54
Seems like Lakewood is very good at making the Private School Experience available to all. An excellent, no nonsense education, with some extracurriculars thrown in and strong academic teams. I think he needs more artsy-fartsy. But ya can't knock the excellent level of education he would get there. Lunchtime sounds a bit "If you don't eat your meat, how can you have any pudding; how can yuo have any pudding if you don't eat your meat" but maybe that kind of structure is what kids need. I am probably underregulating my son.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 05:29 PM
 
16,086 posts, read 39,375,920 times
Reputation: 6346
I'm sure it has loosened up some since those days, but people still talk about it. When they said, "line-up" we did it!

BTW, ask around about Mrs. Cundiff - she has some great stories about how she was the youngest teacher in the school for many years and how the older teachers thought she was wild.

Field Day (intramural track and field competition) is another big tradition. So is the YMCA and scouts. The Boy Scout Troop 64 Spaghetti Dinner is a must in October - it's been going for about 45 years.

It wasn't exactly, "yes, Miss Landers" but it wasn't too far off...don't you think Norman Rockwell had a modicum of 'artsy-fartsy'?

We still had a lot of fun, though - like playing in the creek behind the school (behind Stanley Marcus' home) - there are some very clever kids coming out of that school with some ironic humor. As you may have noticed!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:46 PM
 
16,086 posts, read 39,375,920 times
Reputation: 6346
Here are some stories about Lakewood:

Lakewood-Now.net - Dallas Texas - online community newspaper

However, I don't see any pictures of the moms who were dancing on top of the speakers at "The Lakewood Love Boat" party back in November!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-15-2009, 07:52 AM
 
168 posts, read 545,857 times
Reputation: 95
Default Lamplighter

Just a note on Lamplighter. IF you decide to go private, I really think that you would like it for your child. We have our older boy there and love it. As you probably know, it only goes through 4th grade, so the whole school is designed around early childhood. What is most important for us is instilling a love of learning. This can be done at many places of course...public, private, at home, etc. So, I am not saying you have to send your kid to private school to achieve it...just that we have been happy with Lamplighter.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2009, 03:51 PM
 
16,086 posts, read 39,375,920 times
Reputation: 6346
This carnival is a bit more elaborate than our 'Fun Night':

‘Urban Cowboy' Rides into Lakewood Elementary - Lakewood, Dallas, TX
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2009, 07:34 AM
aeh
 
318 posts, read 1,569,594 times
Reputation: 143
Good for Long and Woodrow on the IB program. That is very exciting!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2009, 07:45 AM
 
9,418 posts, read 12,640,313 times
Reputation: 10283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakewooder View Post
This carnival is a bit more elaborate than our 'Fun Night':

‘Urban Cowboy' Rides into Lakewood Elementary - Lakewood, Dallas, TX
That is incredible!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-28-2009, 05:34 PM
 
16,086 posts, read 39,375,920 times
Reputation: 6346
Thanks aeh - this mother and daughter at Lakewood ran the car raffle we recently had to raise funds for it: ‘Urban Cowboy' Rides into Lakewood Elementary - Lakewood, Dallas, TX

The winner was a Lakewood PTA board member who bought 10 tickets!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2009, 05:43 AM
 
Location: North Texas
24,567 posts, read 38,005,495 times
Reputation: 28525
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakewooder View Post
Thanks aeh - this mother and daughter at Lakewood ran the car raffle we recently had to raise funds for it: ‘Urban Cowboy' Rides into Lakewood Elementary - Lakewood, Dallas, TX

The winner was a Lakewood PTA board member who bought 10 tickets!
Lakewooder what do you think is going to happen to the neighborhood right by Woodrow and Long? It's still so seedy.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top