Donor: School fosters creativity
classrooms for 134 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schmitt said some classrooms are overflowing and need more space.
The school has had to be adaptable: The piano room used to be two closets, and the art room is a renovated kitchen. An old house on campus holds the middle school classrooms.
Art teacher Nancy Hoover said things are tight when all the girls get out their easels, but the crunch has not stifled students’ creativity.
“I don’t limit them. If they want to do a painting this size,” she said, pointing to a large vertical canvas almost half her height, “I’ll find them a corner to paint it in. It may not be a big corner.”
Duncan, who has donated to the school for
Baylor president and CEO which will consolidate over time. Their medical staffs will remain independent.
“It’s a historic day,” Baylor President and CEO Joel Allison told The Dallas Morning News.
With the Affordable Care Act and a number of other industry changes, Allison said, the health care industry is going through a transformation.
“We have the opportunity to create that new mode of health care that others will be looking to,” he said.
Allison said the two organizations have been in discussions about a possible merger for months. He said the new organization would continue Baylor’s centurylong tradition as a “Christian ministry of healing.” years, said it is important to her because it shaped the person her daughter Lily is today. Creativity is abundant in lesson plans at the school, she said, recalling a time when Lily, who graduated in 2008, went out to catch butterflies to study their migration patterns.
Parents will never find a school with every detail they want for their kids, Duncan said, but the Girls’ School came pretty close.
“Just helping it grow and exist is a big deal for me,” she said.
A state district judge has helped a 13-year-old sexual abuse victim get an immigrant visa after the local district attorney refused, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Friday.
The Waco girl was abused by her mother’s boyfriend, who pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Victims’ advocates referred the girl and her mother to Waco attorney Susan Nelson, who pushed for both to be given U-Visas that can be granted to immi- grants who are victims of crimes. But McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna refused the request, saying he didn’t want the visas given as “rewards.”
Nelson went to Judge Ralph Strother as a last resort. Strother agreed to help.
Many of the classrooms are built around a breezeway. The students keep their belongings and backpacks outside to avoid cluttering the small rooms. An old house on campus holds the middle school classrooms.