Here’s some school news nuggets you might need to know for the upcoming week:

Last week, while donning their new blue and yellow oxford shirts, the juniors of Bishop Lynch High School celebrated the important milestone of becoming the new leaders of the school. A long-standing tradition at Bishop Lynch High School, the Junior Ring Ceremony brings the junior class together before family and the BL community to celebrate the transition from junior to senior year. See more photos like the one above, here.

Woodrow Wilson High School posted on its Facebook page, that Ryder Billings (Woodrow ’10) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yale University last weekend. Also, the The Gates Millennium Scholar was business manager of the Yale Alley Cats singers, who performed at Woodrow in 2013.

LEEF has almost reached its goal of $500,000 to “fund the architects.” LEEF announced it had recently raised another $35,000 and received $20,000 more in verbal commitments this week. “Including verbal commitments, that means we have less $15,000 to go,” the announcement stated. “Once we have reached our goal, we will begin to work out the particulars of a DISD match and the manner in which we will proceed with architectural drawings.”

Summer is just around the corner. This summer, kids, teens and parents are invited to participate in the 2014 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club. The free eight-week program, which runs June 7 – August 2, encourages reading throughout the Dallas community. Presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is now a family affair, open to both children and adults. Sign up at any of the 29 Dallas library branches, online at, or at the kick-off parties held Saturday, June 7, at all branches. 

Young club members can win weekly incentive prizes – from free books and fun foods to zoo, circus and baseball tickets – simply by reporting what they read at any Dallas Public Library or online at Grand-prize drawings will be held for kids and adults who faithfully log reading hours for at least six of the eight weeks.

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