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  • May

    Sustainable Business

    Second Grade students finalized their Entrepreneurship unit and started a business that creates and sells reusable grocery bags! 
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  • Third Grade Giving Garden

    The Third Grade Giving Garden harvested the onions they grew today, and are donating them to North Dallas Shared Ministries! 
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  • Testing the Waters

    In Upper School Environmental Chemistry, students conduct field research to design a solution to an environmental problem by applying chemistry knowledge.
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  • Making the Pitch

    Seniors in Breaking the Glass Ceiling presented their final product pitches in front of a panel of judges to compete for funding for their startup idea. 
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  • April

    Shark Tank Pitches

    Biology and the Zoo is an Upper School Social Impact Science class, where students collaborate and apply design thinking to solve environmental issues in partnership with experts from the Dallas Zoo. 
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  • Statistics and Social Impact

    Students in Upper School Statistics, a Social Impact-designated class, have been working with Claire Noble ’16,  Dallas City Council Liaison for District 13, and City of Dallas Animal Services to look at ways to solve issues with loose animals around the city.
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  • Care for Cancer

    Care for Cancer, an Upper School Social Impact club, delivered more than 460 children’s books to Children’s Dallas Specialty Center and helped one of their leading pediatric pulmonologists build a library for the Center.
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  • Caring For Veterans

    Aurora Dunn (Class of 2023) works with Honor Flight Network, a national nonprofit organization honoring our nation’s veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War by bringing them to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built to commemorate their service and sacrifice.
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  • Water Pollution

    Sixth Graders partnered with St. Mark’s students and the Texas Conservation Alliance for a social impact project this week. 
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  • March

    Third Grade Explorations

    As a culminating project for the Third Grade Lewis and Clark unit in Social Studies, students wrote one of their own journal entries, imitating the style of the famous Lewis and Clark journals that recorded new species during their exploration out west. 
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  • Putting Social Mission First

    Students in Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Economics and Social Entrepreneurship, a Social Impact-designated class, visited Howdy Homemade Ice Cream recently to hear from founder Tom Landis. 
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  • Senior Named Prudential Emerging Visionary

    Zoya Haq (Class of 2023) was named a Prudential Emerging Visionary, one of only 25 students nationwide recognized for their inspiring commitment to improving the lives of others.
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  • February


    In January, Middle and Upper School students participated in an Impact-a-Thon. 
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  • Orchestra Helps Teach Texas History

    Upper School Orchestra members prepared music to help students at David G. Burnet Elementary learn Texas history. 
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  • Second Grade and the Environment

    Second Grade’s Social Impact theme, The Environment, works its way through every aspect of the curriculum.
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  • Seventh Grade and Food Insecurity

    As part of their Social Impact theme of Food Insecurity, Seventh Grade students from Hockaday and St. Mark’s headed out to Paul Quinn College to learn about the school and We Over Me Farm this week! 
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  • Making History Come Alive

    Students in an Upper School History Course Learn How Personal Interpretations Provide a Window Into the Past
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  • Penguin Habitats

    First and Fourth Grade students are learning about South African penguins and the problem of nesting site destruction.
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  • Habitat for Humanity

    Students from Hockaday and St. Mark’s School of Texas continued a longstanding partnership this spring to construct their 16th home with Habitat for Humanity.
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  • January

    Filling the Shelves

    Middle and Upper School families donated food this month to fill the shelves at the Marcus Elementary Food Bank.
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  • Discovering Superpowers in Middle School

    Eighth Grade students participated in a Social Impact project through their English class this year called “Discovering Our Superpowers with McShan Elementary.”  
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  • Second Grade Environment Project

    Second Grade Daisies learned more about their Social Impact Theme, Environment, by creating Eye Spy learning games out of recycled materials for Mi Escuelita’s Pre-K students.
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