Preston Hollow Elementary students finished out the year during Field Day. (Courtesy photo)

It’s been quite a year for Preston Hollow Elementary.

In December, the exemplary school made the coveted Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll, awarded to fewer than 4 percent of schools in the state. Then, Pete Chapasko was named Dallas ISD’s Principal of the Year. Here’s a round-up of some other school accolades provided by Preston Hollow PTA mom Kimberly Clark:

Sharon Sandahl was recognized two out of the last three years with the state CREST Award, Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas. The award is given by the Texas School Counselors Association.

Preston Hollow was among 16 schools in the state to be a Texas Reading First Demonstration School. Last year, other schools where invited to visit Preston Hollow to observe effective instructional practice in reading. As a reward, 12 Preston Hollow teachers received all expense paid state conference passes and $38,000 for reading materials for the library and classrooms.

At the year-end ceremony, several fourth-grade students received medals for their TAKS Commended Performance.

Preston Hollow also completed successful fundraisers this year such as the annual holiday poinsettia sale through which students raised $11,000 for the school. They later raised more than $3,500 for the American Diabetes Association during the Diabetes Walk last March.

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