Carroll ISD intermediate school students couldn’t wait for Tuesday morning when they had the chance to meet Green.
The best-selling author has an impressive resume. He was an award-winning NFL defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. While Green played in the NFL, he also studied law and began his writing career. After he retired from football in 1994, Green had already published his first book and became a lawyer.
After writing more than a dozen books for adults, Green began a series of best-selling novels for kids. The books are set in the world of sports and are based on his experiences as an athlete and a coach.
Students at Eubanks and Durham Intermediate Schools embraced his message about the value of teamwork and treating your teammates like they are special. He talked about the importance of kindness and related a story about his experience being kind to a boy with a disability. He spoke about reading and how reading takes you to special places.
Green encouraged our students to read twenty minutes a day, “weight lifting” for the brain!
He read to the students from his new book, Left Out. Tim’s message made a tremendous impact on the Carroll’s fifth and sixth graders. Many of the students have spoken about his books being “Awesome!” Students are continuing to read and enjoy his books every time they visit the library.
Carroll Senior High School has announced the Green Jackets for the 2016-2017 School Years. These students were chosen from a highly competitive group of over 200 eligible students.
The student ambassadors are comprised of sixteen juniors who have a 95.0 average or better and who the faculty believe to be exceptional leaders.
Eight boys and girls with the most votes from the esteemed CSHS faculty receive the honor of becoming the new representatives. The Green Jackets are known for being an honorable group that serves in many capacities. According to Carroll Senior High tradition, they sport a green blazer, and usher at graduation, musical and theatrical events, sports events, as well as volunteering for civic events.
Through the annual Street Tree Program, Southlake residents are able to purchase a tree for half price, and the City will cover the remaining costs.
The following four (4) varieties of trees are available through the program: Chinese Pistache, Lacebark Elm, Live Oak and Shumard Oak. Trees will be planted in designated locations in late winter/early spring. View the 2015 Street Tree Program Brochure for more information.
Only one tree per Southlake household can be purchased. There are limited quantities of trees available, so be sure to order yours now! Orders can be placed online at www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com, in person at the Community Services Department located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210 or by mail. Order forms are available online or at the Community Services offices. Trees can be purchased October 1st – December 31st.
To find out more about the City’s Street Tree Program and other Keep Southlake Beautiful initiatives, visit our website at www.CityofSouthlake.com/KSB or call (817) 748-8019.
Hosted by Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC), Green Fest Southlake is a premier opportunity to learn about all the ways to be environmentally friendly, endow a sustainable future, and improve our daily living by going green. On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Southlake Town Square will be transformed into a green oasis as vendors, manufacturers and other businesses present products and services about going green and protecting our precious resources. And the best part is, Green Fest Southlake is free to the public!
Join us for a day full of fun including:
Plus: Kids (K – 6th grade) can bring their juice pouches to recycle and be entered into a raffle for a new Apple iPad!
For more information, visit TexasGreenFest.com.