Register Now for Spring Men’s Basketball and Adult Co-ed Volleyball

Celebrate the return of warmer weather in one of Southlake’s new adult athletic leagues! Registration for men’s basketball closes April 28 and registration for co-ed volleyball closes May 3.

All of our adult leagues are open to players 18 and older. Games are held at Champions Club, but you don’t have to be a member to join a league!

Men’s Basketball League (Teams)

Put your team together and come play on the full Champions Club Court in this recreational 5v5 basketball league. Teams are guaranteed an eight-game season culminating in a league tournament among the top teams.

Registration Closes: April 28
Season Dates: May 7 – July 9 (No games May 26)
Games: Tuesdays; 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Courts
Champions Club Member Fee: $350
Non-Member: $438
Register Online

Co-ed Volleyball League (Teams)

If you’re looking for a great workout and some friendly competition, join the City of Southlake’s adult recreational volleyball league! Teams will play an eight-game season with a tournament at the conclusion to determine the league champions.

Registration Closes: May 3
Season Dates: May 12 – July 14 (No games May 26)
Games: Sundays; 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Courts
Champions Club Member Fee: $350
Non-Member Fee: $438
Register Online

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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City of Southlake’s Planning and Development Services Wants to Hear from You!

The City of Southlake values commitment to excellence by responsively providing quality customer-service to our public. For this reason, the Planning and Development Services Department has re-vamped its Customer Service Survey to make it easier for residents to leave feedback on their experience working with our staff.

“We utilize these surveys a tool to improve our business practices and ensure that our customers/residents are satisfied with the services that the Planning and Development Services Department provides,” stated Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker, “The survey also allows us to gauge our customers perception of the department as well as increase communication practices between the City and the customer.”

The survey consists of three short questions with an additional blank space to leave additional comments.

The planning department plans to use this feedback to continually improve their delivery of service for residents and customers alike!

For more information about the survey and ways you can take it, please visit our website at or give us a call at (817) 748-8621.

Scan QR Code to take the survey now

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CSHS Student Council Elected TASC State Secretary; Rakes in Other Recognitions

After campaigning for over seven hours and delivering a speech to over 5,000 Texas Student Council members, Carroll Senior High School has been elected as the Texas Association of Student Council Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.

Junior Libby Lester will be the CSHS representative who will sit at the TASC leadership table, but she will be representing CSHS as a whole during this tenure. CSHS ran on the platform of “Love Is…”, a platform dedicated to the awareness of teen dating violence.

In order, to even make it on the ballot for the election, Lester and CSHS had to be nominated for the position. Two Texas schools nominated Carroll Senior High. They would end up running against Keller Timber Creek and George Bush High School. In the end, CSHS earned over a 51% majority in the vote, so there was no need for a runoff.

Carroll Senior High StuCo has been receiving quite a bit of recognition lately, in addition to the recent election win. Senior Jack Tucker recently received one of the Texas Associations of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) scholarships. This scholarship is awarded to five seniors who show leadership and academic success through their time in high school.

Charlotte Lanier received a TASSP Academic Scholarship as well for her hard work in the classroom.

For the second year in a row, the CSHS StuCo has been named a National Gold Council. This is a nationally recognized honor for councils that set a standard for what Student Councils should be doing.

Their homecoming video, “This is Us”, was named a Top 10 state finisher and the council as a whole was also a sweepstakes winner.

 

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Ozone Action Days – What Are They?

Since the ozone forecast season started in March, the DFW Metroplex has experienced two Ozone Action Days. And as part of the City’s efforts to keep you informed those alerts were posted to the City of Southlake Facebook page.

So what is Ozone Action Day? It’s a public notification from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) when weather conditions combine with air pollution to form high levels of ground-level ozone. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ground-level ozone can lead to decreased lung function, pain with deep breaths and trigger asthma symptoms.

“It is important for individuals that have respiratory conditions, who primarily work outside to remain aware of ozone conditions,” said the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Amanda Meneses. “Being exposed to these ozone-related threats could cause unexpected medical emergencies for people with pre-existing medical conditions.”

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also recommends several strategies aimed at reducing ozone pollution. Here are just a few ways you can help:

  • Mulch or compost leaves and yard waste
  • Consider trading wood for gas logs
  • Keep your car, boat and other engines properly tuned
  • Be sure your tires are properly inflated
  • Consider carpool, public transportation, biking or walking whenever possible

Look to the City’s Facebook page for further Ozone Action Days as they are issued.  You can also check day to day air quality by visiting airnow.gov. For more information about how you can keep our air clean visit takecareoftexas.org.

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Say Hello to Summer in Southlake’s June Youth Camps

Summer’s almost here, and we can’t wait to kick it off with some exciting camps for all ages and interests. Our campers will be flying drones, programming robots, designing video games, learning to paint and so much more. You definitely won’t want to miss out on all the fun!

You can register online or in person at Champions Club (285 Shady Oaks Drive). Popular camps fill quickly, so be sure to register early. Camps that do not meet minimum registration requirements two business days prior to their scheduled start date will be canceled.

Fusion Gaming: Junior
June 3–7 | Ages 7–10 | Learn more & register

In this introductory coding camp, kids will code a pre-made game while learning the basics of level design. Each camper will then make a short video about his or her experience. Students will take their games home and can share their video through the 8Bit YouTube channel. This is the perfect camp for novice programmers!

Minecraft Architect
June 3–7 | Ages 11–14 | Learn more & register

This popular camp teaches basic mathematics through Minecraft EDU. Students will learn how to read and write blueprints, calculate their building materials and submit a building proposal that outlines the cost of their structure. Working independently within a group, students must coordinate and work with a class budget while dealing with market variables.

My First STEM Lab
June 17–21 | Ages 3–5 | Learn more & register

This camp teaches young children to see the world around them in a totally new way. Campers will learn how to create codes to pass secret messages, explore ways they can help protect the planet, discover how to eat like different animals and learn about space.

Toy Makers
June 17–21 | Ages 6–11 | Learn more & register

In this camp, future entrepreneurs will create toy prototypes and learn about cost, price, vendors, customers, profit and sales as they start their very own business. We’ll also teach kids how to navigate the ever-changing world of small businesses through real-world scenarios.

Chess Wizards Camp
June 17–21 | Ages 6–12 | Learn more & register

Chess Wizards Camp offers challenging chess lessons, exciting games and cool prizes for players of all skill levels. Students will improve their chess skills, meet new friends and work out their most powerful muscle—their brain!

Little Medical School Summer Camp
June 17–21 | Ages 6–10 | Learn more & register

This camp teaches children about medicine, science and the importance of health in an entertaining and exciting way. Through hands-on demonstrations, crafts and games, campers will learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use and even how to tie knots like a real surgeon.

Drones and Aviation
June 24–28 | Ages 8–13 | Learn more & register

Soar the skies in this aviation adventure! Kids will participate in missions to fly drones and create take-home models of flying objects including a motorized helicopter, plane, parachute, UFO and spaceship. We’ll also learn about FAA rules, drone flying safety, aerodynamics, self-driven planes and other inventions that impact the future of aviation.

Adventures in Art Camp
June 24–27 | Ages 6–11 | Learn more & register

Under the guidance of certified Robert Garden School of Art instructors, your young artist will complete eight works of art featuring realistic landscapes, seascapes, animals, still life and more. Students learn fundamentals of painting, perspective, color theory and composition using watercolor, acrylic and oil paints as well as oil pastels, pencils and charcoal. All art supplies are provided.

Little Veterinarian Summer Camp
June 24–28 | Ages 6–10 | Learn more & register

In this camp, kids will adopt their own stuffed dog and learn how to assess a dog from head to tail as well as the basics of dog care, immunizations and how to treat a laceration. They will also learn about the importance of checking and monitoring dogs for ticks—just like a real veterinarian!

For more information, contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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City of Southlake and Carroll ISD Strong Partnership

City Council approved an Interlocal Agreement with the Carroll Independent School District (CISD) for the utilization of a fiber optic network at the April 16 City Council meeting.

The ten-year agreement is for the shared usage of the existing CISD fiber infrastructure. The network runs underground from DPS North to The Marq Southlake. It is designed to provide high-performance data, networking and telecommunications for long distances, and supports everyday technology like Cable TV, telephone systems and the internet.

This partnership not only allows the City and Carroll ISD to support the community, it also increases redundancy across the City, while decreasing the cost for the taxpayer by sharing what is already in place.

The cost associated with the connection will come out of the FY 2019 Community Enhancement Development Corporation (CEDC) Operating Budget where the City will assist with 50% of the maintenance cost.

The City has a long history of working with Carroll ISD, programs like Southlake Kids Interested In Leadership (SKIL), the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program and MySouthlakeNews.com, to name a few, are partnerships  that the City and Carroll ISD  have joined forces to accomplish the commitment to excellence by  building a sustainable safe community for residents and visitors.

“The City of Southlake and CISD have sustained a valuable partnership throughout history because it allows both parties to work together and provide the best results for our residents and the community,” stated Chief Financial Officer Sharon Jackson.

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Nine Dragons Sign Letters of Intent at Spring Singing Day 2019

Carroll Senior High School hosted their spring signing event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Student Activity Center.

The ceremony included nine Carroll student-athletes signing athletic scholarships with colleges or universities.

The signees include…

Austin Hale – Baseball – Weatherford College

Sam Silvestri – Baseball – University of the Ozarks

Brandon Haddock – Basketball – University of Utah

Jack Myers – Cross Country/Track –  University of Texas at Arlington

Sofia Santamaria – Cross Country/Track – University of Texas at Arlington

Christopher Lindley – Swimming – United States Air Force Academy

Jaykob Williams – Swimming/Diving – United States Air Force Academy

Mason Kelber – Swimming/Diving – Washington University in St. Louis

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Discover Family Fun at the Bob Jones Nature Center!

Learn about the Cross Timbers ecosystem while spending time with your family in the beautiful outdoors.

Looking for something fun to do that the whole family will enjoy? Join us at the Bob Jones Nature Center for exciting and educational hikes, arts and crafts, special group activities, scavenger hunts, snacks and so much more. All ages are welcome. Online pre-registration is required (one per family).

Family Fun at the Bob Jones Nature Center

Saturday, May 18
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register Online

Saturday, June 15
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register Online

Saturday, July 13
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register Online

Saturday, August 10
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Register Online

Location: Bob Jones Nature Center
Instructor: Outdoor Experience Staff
Resident Fee: $20
Non-Resident Fee: $24

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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The Julius Quartet – A Mother’s Day Concert

APEX Arts League is delighted to present the Julius Quartet, with pianist Mikhail Berestnev, in ‘A Mother’s Day Concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel UMC Southlake.

Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. Formed in the fall of 2012, the quartet is the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University’ Meadows School of the Arts, having served in numerous prestigious capacities including as Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (where they were mentored by the celebrated Shanghai Quartet) and as “The Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet”. The Julius Quartet has concertized at esteemed venues across the United States including the Shalin Liu Performance Hall at Rockport Music in Massachusetts, the Moss Arts Center in Virginia, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Alexandar Kassar Theater in New Jersey, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall New York.

This concert will feature works by Joseph Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann, in a program that celebrates the profound influence and enlightenment of woman in music.

As part of APEX’s Chamber Music Series, concert tickets and APEX Membership can be purchased at www.apexartsleague.com, as well as at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

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Mini Kickers Spring Session Starts Monday, April 29, 2019

Mini Kickers introduces kids ages 4–5 to the fundamentals of soccer using creative activities and games.

Preschoolers practice dribbling a soccer ballOur fun instructors teach little athletes basic soccer skills while emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship, following directions. Don’t miss the last day of class when players show off all the skills they’ve learned in the Big Game!

Mini Kickers: Spring 2019

Dates: April 29 – May 22
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Session 1: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Fieldhouse
Instructor: City of Southlake Recreation Staff
Champions Club Member Fee: $45
Non-Member Fee: $53

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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