Stony Point in running for national honor
Stony Point High School, as of Wednesday afternoon, was ranked number three among hundreds of schools across the country in a contest tied to the Get Schooled campaign, which aims to improve attendance and subsequently school funding. The school has improved its attendance rate by 5.1 percent.
The Get Schooled program targets seventh-through-10thgraders and engages schools in a seven-week challenge.
The contest, which ends Tuesday, gives schools a chance to earn points through attendance improvement and by students participating in online math, science, social studies or word games, playing online scavenger hunts that teach research skills or by submitting nominations of teachers.
The school with highest points wins and will get a visit from a surprise celebrity.
Stony Points falls behind Mount Pleasant High School in Rhode Island and A. Philip Randolph in Florida. Other Central Texas schools ranked in the top 20 include Leander High School in the No. 11 spot, Austin’s Garcia Middle School in 14th place, and Hays’s Simon Middle School at No. 18.
The Williamson Museum will host its First Friday event from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown on the Square.
The Sun City Dulcimers will perform Christmas music at the event. The museum is also hosting a vintage toy exhibit that features a toy chest filled with reproduction toys and games.
The museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., will also be selling vintage toys, the Texas Capitol Christmas ornaments and Centennial Courthouse ornaments.
The Un-Named Theater Project is presenting “All I Want for Christmas,” a holiday production of the Georgetown Dinner Theater.
The production features a variety of classic holiday tunes and is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Lockett Banquet Room at Burger University, 119 W. Seventh St.
Tickets cost $30 for dinner and the performance. They can be purchased at utpchristmas.brownpaper tickets.com.
Families who want their children to receive gifts have until Friday to submit their applications for the Brown Santa program of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, said Peggy Braun, Brown Santa treasurer.
Donation barrels are set up at various locations and county office buildings. Donations will be picked up Monday.
Monetary donations can be made at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 508 South Rock St. in Georgetown.
For more information go to wilco.org/CountyDepartments/SheriffsOffice/BrownSanta/tabid/2332/language/enUS/Default.aspx.