1. Highland Park scored near the top in The Washington Post‘s High School Challenge, which tallies Advanced Placement participation and other means of readying students for college.
Of 1,900 ranked schools, HPHS is No. 35 in the U.S. and No. 11 in Texas for Advanced Placement participation. Dallas’ Science and Engineering Magnet and School for the Talented and Gifted rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the country, respectively.
2. Retiring HPISD principals Gloria McNutt and Mary Richey are both game to travel in the near future, they tell me: McNutt to Sedona, Ariz., and Richey to Greece – on a trip surprise-gifted to her and her husband, Mike, by a group of students’ parents (rest assured, she’s pretty stunned).
Who else is leaving town this summer?
3. Rising Gallery has bid adieu to the Park Cities area, at least for the time being, and relocated to a temporary space downtown. A closing reception for Ross vs. Ross is 5 p.m. today at the new digs: 800 Jackson Street.