Saturday, September 30, 2023

How to help your Student get into Elite Colleges

If you are a parent hoping to help your child get into top colleges, the City of Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering an educational program just for you.

For many, college applications can be a hassle and quite confusing. Add to that, more and more students are applying to the nation’s top colleges, it is becoming increasingly harder to get in. But we’re offering some guidance.

By taking the educational program, parents and teens will learn about what elite colleges look for and how to systematically develop a plan to help increase a student’s odds of admission, including recent trends and what role extracurricular activities of students plays in the process.

Participants will also receive a free copy of the instructor’s e-book on college planning and selection. This session is ideal for parents of 9th– 11th graders, but 12th grade parents are also welcome.

Click HERE to register for How to help your Student get into Elite Colleges!

For more information visit please visit or call our office at (817) 748-8019

Get ready to celebrate Halloween at the fourth annual Monster Mash!

Calling all boys and ghouls, mummies and daddies to join the City of Southlake for a howling good time at the fourth annual Monster Mash!

The whole family will have fun at this Halloween-themed party while enjoying a night full of candy, dancing, games, yummy desserts and fun surprises. The Monster Mash will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby.

There will be a live DJ, fun games, tons of tasty treats and fun Halloween crafts. Participants will be able to decorate and take home their own mini-pumpkin. Come dressed as you aren’t and wear your favorite kid-friendly costume for a chance to win the costume contest. Bring your daughter, son, niece, nephew or grandchild and join the City if you dare for a night full of fun!

Pre-registration is required; tickets are $10 per person and children must pre-register with at least one adult.  Click here to register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

For more information, please call 817.748.8019. Tickets are going fast so be sure to register early for this event!

New Parent's Day Out Program Offered this Fall!

The City of Southlake  Parks and Recreation is bringing a new program to Southlake this fall! Parent’s Day Out will be held on the first Friday of the month starting Septemeber 6th for children, ages 3-5, from 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the Southlake Senior Activity Center.

This program will offer stay-at-home and part-time working parents the opportunity to stimulate their child in a recreational setting that’s safe, fun and allows for optimal learning through hands-on experiences. Each child will be participating in sport-themed arts & craft projects, games and much more. There will be a new theme for each month. Pizza, juice and a special treat will be provided to each participant for lunch. Parents are not required to attend and children will be supervised in a 1:5 ratio.

Parent’s Day Out Dates:

  • September 6th: Sports Theme
  • October 4th: Halloween Theme
  • November 1st: Thanksgiving Theme
  • December 6th: Christmas Theme

The cost for each date of Parent’s Day Out will be $35.00. Register online for Parent’s Day Out or in person at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please contact (817) 748-8611 or

Back to School Safety Reminder

Parents and kids are enjoying their last few weeks of summer fun before school starts later this month. The first day of school for students in the Carroll Independent School District is Monday, August 26, 2013.  The Southlake Police Department would like to remind residents to plan ahead by adding extra time to their daily commute as traffic will increase before and after school.

Drivers are reminded to take extra precautions and watch for children crossing streets and intersections. “We want to make sure students arrive to school safely.  Officers will be patrolling area schools to help ensure that drivers slow down and watch for children in crosswalks, and as they get into and out of vehicles near school zones,” said Police Chief Stephen Mylett. Parents might also want to double check for any changes in traffic patterns near schools and “time” their route if they will be traveling near construction zones and remember to obey all traffic warning signs including “no cell phone use” when lights are flashing in school zones.

One of the biggest changes this year is the addition of more School Resource Officer’s or SRO’s when classes begin at the end of the month. An SRO will be in every school in the Carroll Independent School District for the first time ever. The process of selecting the top candidates for the job began earlier this year following a recommendation by a safety and security task force was led by Southlake Mayor John Terrell. The task force was commissioned following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Task force members includee representatives from the City of Southlake,  Carroll Indpendent School District,  private business, federal law enforcement, private citizens, and the faith based community.

Parents will have a chance to meet the new SRO’s at CISD’s Safety Fair on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 4pm – 6pm at the Carroll High School located at 800 N. White Chapel.  Chief Mylett hopes everyone will take this opportunity to get to know their individual School Resource Officer.  The event will be very informative and parents will receive handouts regarding the SRO program as well as a brochure on Parent’s Bill of Rights. Chief Mylett says, “We want to give parents and teachers the tools they need to provide the best environment for children to feel safe so that they can learn and thrive.”

The officers selected for the SRO program were chosen based on their experience as seasoned Texas police officers with advanced  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) certifications.  Mylett adds, “The presence of our SRO’s will add another layer of safety and security to our schools and help provide support and encouragement to Carroll ISD students and faculty.”

Don’t forget to join us for the Carroll ISD Safety Fair on Wednesday, August 21 from 4-6 p.m. at Carroll High School. Working together we can ensure a safe and successful school year for everyone.