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TABLE OF contents18 Endowment & Tribute Donors 19 Memorials & the Legacy Society 20 Volunteers24 A Letter from the Headmaster25 A Decade ofDigital Media31 The Castle HillsDifference32 Ray FrickeGood Shepard Award33 Headmaster Award36 In Memory of Daniel Killian & Coach Phil Taylor38 Alumni Updates41 AboutPrince of Peace03 A Letter from the Chief Advancement Ofcer 04 Why We Give: The Glanz Family05 A Thank You to Interstate Batteries06 EaglE Fund Summary08 EaglE Fund Projects 10 EaglE Fund Donors15 Alumni Family Donors16 Grandparent Donors17 Faculty & Staff Donors 18 Corporate, Business & Foundation Donors 2
3Dear Prince of Peace Family,have always trusted in God’s plan and known that the POPCS community is capable of true generos-ity as it relates to their time, talents and treasures. When I look back at the 2018-2019 school year, I see how God, through our community, has done exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask for or imagine, for His glory, according to the power at work in our school. (Ephesians 3:20)In the 2018-2019 school year, the Lord moved our POPCS family to give more than 6,800 hours of volunteer time in service to POPCS. These volunteer hours served as the foundation for strengthening relationships between families, teachers and staff and equipping our students for service and success. In addition to all the time, energy and talents given to the school, the POPCS community donated $1,190,890 to the EaglE Fund. Additionally, God blessed us with a one-time gift from Interstate Batteries that entitled the company to the naming rights for our new SmartLab. Through the Spirit’s guidance and your generosity, the Lord is allowing us to continue to share His Gospel to our students and families and to invest in individuals, innovations and infrastructure for His glory and purpose here. Over the last year, the Advancement Ofce team spent time developing the principles under which we want to operate and by which our success would be measured. With these guiding principles now in place, what I can promise you, on behalf of our Advancement Team, is that moving forward we are committed to:• Including and recognizing our community, communicating effectively and giving all glory to God• Advancing the school’s mission of providing a Christ-centered exemplary education• Following Jesus’ example of compassion, integrity and strong leadership• Connecting people to the school, cultivating meaningful relationships, and creating a culture of givingAs always, I remain eternally grateful for your support — physically, emotionally and spiritually — and I continue to look forward to what the Lord has planned for us in the coming year as Together We Give — Together We Soar!To God be the glory!PATRICK CARLOVE | II Timothy 1:7 | Chief Advancement OfcerI
4We enrolled our daughter Abigail in the POPCS Ear-ly Learning Center when she was only three months old. Since the beginning, we have seen her thrive thanks to the faculty, staff, facilities and community at POPCS. We are in-credibly grateful for POPCS and have always felt drawn to supporting the school which our daughter has bene-tted from so much. We have tried to do this by giving both of our time and nancial support.For our family, nancial support of the school began when we attended our rst annual auction. Our daughter was in the infant room at the time, and we bought a garden gnome from the silent auction. While it was a small con-tribution, we believed that we didn’t have to give a lot to make an impact, so we started small with the goal of increasing the amount when we could. Since that rst auction, POPCS has been on our “giving list,” and we have loved how we can actually see the impact that our support makes. Unlike some places, at POPCS you get to see the impact of giving fairly quickly. It is motivating to know that when you give during a school year to the EaglE Fund, the following August you will be able to see the improvements that have been made over the summer. In August of 2018, we saw the new lower school playground, and this past sum-mer we got to anticipate the opening of the new SmartLab. These things are exciting because they not only benet our daughter and her friends, but we believe they will also help the school attract new students.We also give because like so many others at POPCS, we feel it is import-ant to “pay it forward.” Abigail and her classmates have benetted from so many things that were funded by the generosity of prior generations of POPCS families, including the ne arts center and the dining hall. Now we want to do our part to ensure that future generations of students get the same or an even better experience than what Abigail has had. Finally, over time we have learned that POPCS doesn’t build the cost for enhancements into their tuition like some schools. We appreciate that POPCS wants to stay more accessible to all families, so they use tuition to cover mission critical costs like sala-ries, curriculum and utilities. Then they fundraise to pay for enhancements in facilities and programs. Because we have been blessed to have the resour- ces to help with the extras, we want to give what we can.Our goal as a couple is to always make giving a priority, and we want to model that for our daughter. But we also want Abigail to understand that everyone gives in different ways. Not everyone can give nancially, and even if you only have a little to give, that is okay. As Jesus illustrated through the parable of the widow (Mark 12:41-44), what is important is not the size of the gift but the act of giving.We feel incredibly honored to be part of a community where so many families share our philosophy about giving. As Afnity Group leaders, it was exciting to watch POPCS families support the EaglE Fund, to see participation reach a new high of 75% and to be reminded that no matter what size a gift is, we are all in this together. Whatever your reason for giving, we hope you will join us in supporting the school together this year as we soar to new heights! Lori and Ryan Glanz have been part of the POPCS community since 2012. Lori works in Research & Development at Pep-siCo, and Ryan is a project manager with Crescent Constructors Inc. Their daughter Abigail is in the second grade. During the 2018-2019 school year, Lori and Ryan served as EaglE Fund Afnity Group Lead-ers and are serving again this year. Why we give
Thank you to Interstate Batteriesfor their generous donation to the EaglE Fund in support of our new SmartLab. We are proud to announce that in recognition of their gift, the SmartLab will be named The Interstate Batteries SmartLab.
6WHAT IS THE POPCS EAGLEAGLE FUNDUND??The EaglE Fund is the name of POPCS’ annual fund. It is a yearly appeal for unrestricted donations to enhance educational and extracurricular programming, as well as support facilities maintenance and improvements. Contributions to the EaglEaglE Fundund help POPCS enhance the programs offered by our school and improve our campus buildings and environment.HOW DOES THE EAGLEAGLE FUNDUND WORK?Any member of the POPCS community may make a gift to the EaglE Fund at any time! Contributions to the EaglE Fund received by May 31 of each school year will be recognized in that year’s annual report.WHY DO WE NEED THE EAGLEAGLE FUNDUND? ISN’T TUITION ENOUGH?Tuition covers mission-critical expenses, such as salaries, curriculum and other essential operating costs. While tuition covers 100% of these costs, charitable giving enables us to enhance and enrich our school and programs, providing an even better educational experience than what tuition alone can provide.Taryn & Adam SpenceChairsJeff WolfBoard of DirectorsMichele & Mike ThatcherLeadershipCheri & Mike GassawayLori & Ryan GlanzHeather & Alpesh Patel1st GradeAndrea & Grant NeelShannon & Trent Sharp2nd GradeScott HokeChristy & Matt Murphy3rd GradeMelanie & Joe KlintMonica & Les Pritchett4th GradeCamille BrightDebbie & David Kelly5th GradeAnita HungleCheryl & Paul MonroeLisa & Brian Seay6th GradeMandy & Kevin CantrellSusan & Mark LuehrsJackie & David Walls7th GradeJulie & Chris Arrowsmith Jennifer & Mark CampbellD & Joe Murphy8th GradeAmy DescombazJo Dell & Scott ProctorJennifer & Tom Zucconi9th GradeMonika & Robert BarnesJennifer & Matt EngelsNancy & Matt Cardwell10th GradeCheri & Bob BrooksDiane & Bud FarnhamHolly & Jason StrongJulie & James Vaughan11th GradeJennifer & Jeff AllenTerri & Daniel KillianMichelle Loretto12th Grade2018-2019Cabinet6
Between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 the EaglE Fund received $1,190,890 in gifts and pledgesTo make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.11127TO DATEPARTICIPATION BY GRADE100%90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%0%176%286%382%487%585%673%776%882%977%1074%1173%1274%PARTICIPATIONBY CONSTITUENTS100%School Board100%Faculty & Staff75%Parents to DatePARENT PARTICIPATION HISTORY1M800K600K400K200K02015/16$250,00042% ParentParticipation2016/17$852,08951% ParentParticipation2017/18$1,033,90367% ParentParticipation2018/19$1,190,89075% ParentParticipationSummary
82018-2019 projectsThe EaglE Fund has provided support, fully or in part, to these enhancements to POPCS’ educational and extracurricular programs and facilities. 2 Glass Doors for Lower School Library3 New Carpet for Middle School4 Lighting for Stage Color Wash in the Fine Arts Center5 New Middle School Lockers6 Intelligent Lighting for Fine Arts Center7 New Upper School Entrance8 New Upper School Ofces11 SmartLab12 Updated Upper School Bathrooms13 New Weight Training Equipment for Athletics14 New Digimedia Studio15 Flex Seating for Lower School16 Concessions TV monitor/Wi-Fi access to elds for streaming athletic events17 New Upper School Teacher Workroom and Kitchen Area18 Rellable Water Bottle StationsTeacher Christmas/ end-of-year gifts4812151
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.11129Faculty and staff continuing education2 35 6 711131417 1891016Supplemental tuition assistance
10$100K+AnonymousInterstate Batteries, Inc.$75K+Michele and Mike Thatcher$50K+Angela Wommack and Ted CaseyPepsiCo Matching Gift FoundationPOPCS Shop for POP$25K+AnonymousKira and Jorran deCarvalhoKaren and Dillman MoreePOPCS Eagle Booster ClubCambria and Brian Reinsborough$10K+Anonymous (4)Alphagraphics Dallas (Jane and Jim Ballew)Julie and Chris ArrowsmithSherri and Todd BloomJennifer and Mark CampbellKara and Patrick CarloveCastle Hills Schools FoundationWanda and George FarrLori and Ryan GlanzYoungbin HamNisha and Scott KloeberKaren and Earl LundMario Dozzo Foundation (David Dozzo)MFD Business Solutions LLC (Rachael and Mike Cobb)Bob NicholsPeter Skarzenski Consulting (Candace and Pete Skarzenski)Monica and Les PritchettJane and Chick SchoenTaryn and Adam SpenceMarilyn and Donald SpenceSusan and Bill StruthersKaren and Allen TaylorTexas Instruments Matching Gift FoundationKara and Jim TobabenJulie and James VaughanJulie and Jeff Wolf$5K+AIG Matching Grants ProgramBank of America Charitable FoundationKrista and Greg BatesJennifer and Patrick Bet-DavidSusan and Jeff BittingLou Ann and Terry BrunennJennie and Joseph ColeDelta Air Lines FoundationFM Global Matching Gift FoundationBetsy and Jason GrahamTricia and Chris HahnHumane Animal Hospital (Pei-Wen Ting and John Carver)Gerrie and Bill HuthmacherIndependent BankTerri KillianKim and Bill KnightsDarla and Fred KoelewynSusi and Bob KopitkeElizabeth and Scott McCloudLauren and Lee McCormickMetcalf Foundation, The (N.J. and Richard Metcalf)Scottie and Tommy MillerMaria Karos and John NewbyCasey and Paul SchrierLisa and Brian SeayJackie and David WallsMichelle and Scott WebbCrystal and Brett Zakarian$2.5K+Anonymous (2)Camille BrightBritton Building Maintenance, Inc. (Andrea and Grant Neel)Melissa and Jonathan CobbJennifer and Matt EngelsFannie Mae Matching ProgramDebbie and Mark FreemanRachel and Michael HardinHealthcare Services CorporationEmma and Casey IrwinSandi and Steve KarrmannSheri and Mike LandRuth and David LangMarla LehmannMandy and Jeremy LoweGifts to the Eagle Fund provide unrestricted funding in support of educational and extracurricular program enhancements and tuition assistance, as well as facilities maintenance and improvements at POPCS. We thank all those who gave to the EaglE Fund between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. Together we give—Together we soar!Eagle Fund Donors
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.111211Masters Chiropractic Injury (Laura Padgett and Clyde Logan)Christy and Matt MurphySeema and Ketan PatelMonique and Joel PayneJames QuillinRosewood Matching FoundationShirley and Gary SchaperHolly and Jason StrongJanet and Greg SuddrethAnna and Ewen TsengDaryl VeachSusan and Wayne Wellborn$1K+Anonymous (3)AAA Consultants, LLC (Linda and Vik Jain)ACR Foundation, The (Caryl and Al Reese)Grace AdloffAdobe MatchingLeena and Ayaz AfridiAlbertsons Safeway RewardsJennifer and Jeff AllenMelanie and Tony BaileyAmye and Joel BakerErin and Brock BaldwinJennifer and Ian BallKaren and John BennettBox Tops for EducationSuzette and David BoydCheri and Bob BrooksElaine and Bruce BullockLulu and Matthew ChalmersJennifer and Greg CookAlaina and Chris CordinaLois DeSatterleeAudrey and Mark EddinsMarlene FrickeChris and Earl GarlandBrandie and Tim GehanKeely and Casey HartLinda and Kenneth HauptVicky and Charles HergetSharon and Jerry HerrinImy and Quan HoangBarb and Ken HoldorfYan Tinglei and Feng HongfengNatalie and Joe HuffVirginia and Billy Wayne IrwinMei Man and Yan Feng JiangKirk JohnsonSue and Bill JoinerDiane and Jay JonesBrenda and Russ JordanLisken and Randy KastalanychDebbie and David KellyGinger and Tim KennedyKay and Richard KlinglerKroger Southwest Community RewardsSonya LehmannDebbie and Vince LoweLPL Financial Foundation MatchingKatherine Knowles-Marchione and Vincent MarchioneCara MarkSusan and John Medrano, Jr.Sheila and David MetzEunice and Bob MeyerApril and Dean MillerCheryl and Paul MonroeNoha and Sam MoussaD and Joe MurphyRobin and Gary MurthaNetwork for GoodPaige and Joakim NordellDupe and Joe OmoworareHeather and Alpesh PatelDonna and Bill PettyJanet PollardBrenda and Richard PorterRaytheon Matching Gifts for EducationReagan ChiroSport Center (Camille and Don Reagan)Susan and Ryan ReedDonna and Curt RiskeMartha and Mats RoosElizabeth and Wade RugensteinShannon and Trent SharpDana and David ShufordKelly and Madison SmarttKim and Kevin SmithTamara and Kevin SummersJacque and Craig SundermanSynchrony Financial MatchingBarbara TalleyCaryn and Larry ThextonThomson Reuters Matching ProgramBrenda and James ThomsonMary Jane and Richard TobabenTara and Corey UrbachKendy and Michael VisniewskiDao Nguyen and Lam VuSusanne and Bill WalshWhole Kids FoundationShelly and Richard WrightYunzhi Wu and Chengzhi Xu$500+AnonymousAbbott Matching FundDaisy and Harold BaileyKaren and Brent BlackwellCourtney and Jeff BlankinshipChristy and Anthony BohannonMeredith BradyBrooke and Chris BrasherRoberto BrutocaoTyler BurkeMandy and Kevin CantrellCarrollton-Farmers Branch Basketball Ofcials AssociationKelli and Alex CastroAnne and Jim CiampaglioDebbie and Chuck ColemanRincey and Saji DanielMarci and Joel DittmerMichelle and David DwyerDiane and Bud FarnhamPamm FineKathryn and Steve FinkSusan and David GerhardKiera and Mike GoralShelley and Gary HawkinsHeidi and Chad HenkeJody and Mike HoerrKathy HokeScott HokeKacie and William InnesJeanne V Reed Charitable Foundation (Caryl and Al Reese)Deb and Don JonesDeMia and Aaron KeppelSabrina and William KitchensPam and Rick KnottsYukiko and Peter KohutMegan and Paul Krizan
12Legacy DeoJoyce and Paul LonquistSusan and Mark LuehrsDeborah and Nick MarzoccoErin and Andy McKnightMyra Franke and Kevin MensingSusan and Tony MooreKatie and Jeff MortonChristine and David MullisAshley and Chris NettuneJeff NeuburgerDawn and Larry O’ConnorKim and Jason PapesAlex PenaJamie and Drew PenningtonDebbie and Doug PevehouseDena and Ken PlunkettJoan RobinsonTori and David RushLatisha and Casey RyanTommie Sue SchellingLisa and Phil SerisShell Oil Company Foundation Matching GiftsKathy and Jim SimpfenderferLeo SpriggsAmanda and Brad StokesTeradata Matching ProgramSharon and Jim ThatcherJill and Collin ThompsonThrivent Choice Matching ProgramTravelers Matching ProgramBecky and Nick WeissAbby and Brenton WhitakerHeather and Dave WhittingtonJennifer and Tom Zucconi$1-$499Anonymous (3)Shirley and Doug AdamsSherry and Patrick AdamsAmber and Ken AguilarBonnie and Daniel AlbrittonAlexion Pharmaceuticals Matching Gifts ProgramLisa and Darrell AllenAmazon SmileSusan AndersonDeeksha and Rakesh AngiAshley and Karl AshcraftAT&T Matching ProgramLaura and Nate AuffortStephanie and Alan AycoxBrenda BaezaChristopher John BaileyPatrick BajdekLissa and Josh BannermanLawrence BarbaraBrooke and Todd BaringerCarlie and Paul BarrettHolly and Ernest BarrowLynda and Wayne BatesPam and Taber BeardenKathy and Marshall BelewDavid BellMelanie and Mike BellTracy BellTami BennettJessica and Jeffery BensonKammy BentleyCarla and Rick BergCynthia and Don BergmanAlan BerkDana Berk and Bill PaineMeredith and Craig BieryMary and Scott BiggersRhonda and Jeff BiggsShannon and Thomas BiondoNathalie and Richard BlazevichCarolyn and Ronald BlumShannon BlumBoeing Company Gift MatchDuana Bullins and Jean Paul BoeschNancy BohlanderRandy BoxRuth and George BrandonTeresa and William BrimerShanon BrutonJD Bryant-SchlazerLisa and Clyde BuchananHa Tran and Tung BuiMerrie BuonoChristi BurkhardtHeather Carrington-Burris and Chris BurrisErin and Rhett ButlerJami and Frank CalatozzoBeatriz CantoNancy and Matt CardwellCindy and Rick CarrellCarol CashKatherine CashonKellie Cashon Estrada and Wilfredo EstradaTimothy CashonEugene Bowen ChaseLisa ChaseTami and Joe CiarellaRhonda and Anthony CinelloRyann and James ClelandConnie and John ClutterBonnie and Justin ClutterMelissa and Christopher ClydeMargaret and Bill CollinsCommunities Foundation of TexasCora and Joshua ConklinMichelle and Chad CookRegina and Mark CorboyAmy and Larry CouvillonElizabeth and Evan CoxValerie CraigKendra CrainAdrien Cuellar-McGuirePat and Bob CuseyDawn and John DaleyKumiko and Jeff DanoPriscilla and John DavenportJoel DavisErin and Joshua DavisKendel and Wil DavisLisa DavissonAmy DescombazMelissa and Shawn DevereuxKristen and Damon DidierElaine and Chris DillardVivien Teng and Josh DingDMONACO, LLCDale DobbsRachel and David DuPreeKelly and Stephen DuranJane EatonJan EckensbergerTrish and Bryan ElderLibby EllingtonAngella and Graylin EtherlyJesse FaneuilPam FarringtonRita FathmanCherie and Billy FieldsMarissa and David FilbeyKim and Kent FowlerBarnali Guha and Richard FramjeeEagle Fund Donors
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.111213Chalise and Derek FreitagKirsten and Josh GappelbergVirginia and Michael GeisKathy and Jim GerhardMelanie and Steven GerikDana and Michael GinsburgKristina and Ronald GiomettiJanice and Lynwood GivensMelanie and Andrew GlicklerBarbara and Grant GockeGolden Corridor Chapter National Charity League, Inc.Stephanie and Jeremiah GonserMaryellen and Scott GonzalesDee Ann and Matt GordonShanna and Jeff GoseyMichelle GrantTammy and James GrayBarbara and Tom GrayGisa and Eric GrifnMichelle and Shannon GrifnTrudy and Robert GrimmerWillie Mae GrissomJudy and Dan GroundsKimera and Ryan HallMarcy and Tim HamlinMarilyn HancockDalya and Sam HannaLisa and Bruce HarrisMeka and Fincher HarrisJerilynn and Rick HarrisLynn and Kurt HasensteinKaren and Joe HattrupLani and Eric HawkTiffany and Justin HenryPatty and Brent HerbeckKelly and Jason HibbsCindy HigginbothamLisa and Charles HillJennifer and Lance HillMichael HinzBeverly HiteDeneale and Ron HodgesAlayna and John HoenigMichael HoliganPatti and Bill HootenMeesh and Brian HootenMarissa and Hunter HowardKelly Gu and Johnny HuangTimothy HuffAnita HungleShannon and Darian HurstKathy and Mark JahnLinda JamesBetty JansonShantell and Derrick JarvisSusie and Charles JayroeTamara and Jason JonesChristine and Robert JonesMary and Scott JorgensenSusan and David JostKirsten KaminskiEunice KaneJina Suh and Wonsang KangShawn KaplanGary KearbySusan and Kyle KellerKarla and Mark KelleyLisa and Jeff KendallSadie and Don KerstingLily KihanoJoy and Tim KingElizabeth and Gary KlachianBecky and Greg KleinLyn and Gordon KnowlesLindsey and Timothy KnutsonHee and Jaymie KoRonald KoleRose and Bob KonsellaGayle and Jim KosterBill KowalskiAnnie KribsKim and Jeff KribsNancy and Frank KrizanMarie KurthAlice and Terry LandMichelle and Mike LaneJoanna LawsonTammy and Fred LawsonRebecca and Ben LeeNancy and Christopher LeeNancy and James LehmannCandace LeonardMorgan and Justin LewisLinyi Zhou and Kenneth LiAnn West LipeGloria and Stan LippianChristina and John LizasoLaura Padgett and Clyde LoganAmanda and Micah LorenzenMichelle LorettoVerna and Allen LouchAmy and Russ LoweArmin LuehrsSabrina Perrenoud and Andrew MagesMimi and Jim MannLeah and Andrew MarshallDeloris and Charles MarshallDennis Wayne MarshallMargo and Mike MarshallLeigh Ann and George MartinRahima and Mohib MasaniBertha MatlockKewauna MatlockJan and Gregg MatthewsJulie Anne and Luckey McDowellDeborah and Rob MedlinDaniel MegisonGeneva MensingMicrosoft Matching Gift ProgramCharlyse and Kirk MikulecLaura and Brian MillerTheresa and Mark MillerDarci and Micah MillerStephanie and Shane MillerRaina and Joe MillsDawn and Dave MoederCarol MoellerSteven MonserrateJan MooreKathy and Patrick MooreJaneth MoraTammy and Hiroyoshi MoriGina and Ken MorrisonPrisca MorrisonKay MortonCynthia and Rick MoserPrabhjot Kaur and Davinder MudharTraci and Darren MuirheidKathy MussoAndrea and Grant NeelRose and Jerry NicholsJane and Michael NiemtschkLaura and John NisbettLeslie and Dunnie NormanDorothy and Henry NtendeJohn O’ConnorChristine and Tobias OlbermannMackline and Joakim OnsarigoClaudia OspinaDaniel OspinaMenaca and Udaya PadakandlaStephani and Ben PadgettElisangela Pereira Carvalho and Valden PaesJenni and Jeff Parkhurst
14Cathy and Chris PearsonDiane and Kurt PetersonAdrianne and Joseph PetruskaRosie PhillipsTami and Wade PhillipsAlison PoehleinLinda and Jeff PoholskyJeri Price and John PriceHannah and Gary PrindivilleMary Anne and Philip ProctorJo Dell and Scott ProctorProgressive Insurance Matching Gift FoundationJeanne and Jack ProvencherSunayana Pandit and Suhas RamachandraLisa and Jes RamseyMichelle RatliffJessica and Roy ReisJudy and John RiceJoAnn and Frank RidolphiKaren and David RiveraJeffrey RizioMichele RobertsMistye and Jim RocheElizabeth and Louis RodriguezKarin RogersStephanie and Patrick RogersStephen RogersJulita Dubrawska-Romanczyk and Tad RomanczykNatasa and Michael RoyerDebbie and Warren RugensteinLeah Zanoni and Jason RussellRenuka Jeyasuthan and Jeyasuthan SagayamAzita SaidiMersedeh and Ali SalessSalmon Sims Thomas & Associates PLLCLinda SandlinJody and Bryan SartinJoanie and Don SaynorJennifer and Robert SchaefferBev ScheckShannon and Doug ScherrSharla SchimelpfenigRenette and David SchmidtkeRebecca SchmiedingMarianne and Jack SchnellSandra SchulerErica and Chris SchwennekerLori Ann ScrogginsRonna and Rich SearsKaren and Claude SellersJennifer and Clay SharpBobeck ShayeganiMary Kay and Brett SheldonWendy Chen and Tony ShengVicki and Barney ShupeShweta and Sukhraj SidhuMary McLean SimmsJulia Fleming and John SimonApril and Oliver SimsSkratch TeamLeigh and Duffy SladeLaurie and Bruce SmithMelinda and Casey SmithChris SmithRobin and Chris SmithMonserrat and Greg SmithChristy and Kevin SmithCarolyn and John SnowMelissa and Larry SommersDavid SonksenRachel and Steve SosinskiSouthwest Consulting AssociatesAmy and Gary SpeckKristin and Matt SpellmanAmy and Allan SpenceTheresa and Todd SpenceJennifer and Richard SpitzerCarol StainerBetty StappKimberly and Paul StarkDanielle and Tim StevensJudy and Rex StewartAmy and Ryan StewmanMagnus StjernstromNatalie StoneCarrie and Jeff StrahanJeanette and Neal StringerJennifer and Kelsey StuartKatelyn and Benjamin StuenkelKim and Donald StuttsShannon SuddrethBill SullivanHannah SwaffordValerie Gabriel-Swenson and Clark SwensonTraci and Cole TalleyPam Talley-ParkerKatherine Rebecca TattersallLaura and Bradford TaylorSheila and Bret TaylorDeanna and David TaylorMaya and Matthew TaylorNancy and Ron TaylorJane and Allen TippsJoan TitlandBarbara TolleyCharla and David TruettKimberly and Bryan TuckerDanna and Steve TurnerJane UnderwoodRobert UnderwoodStacey and Jason VailAngie and Jeff Van MatreJoyce Rodrigues and Anup VelgekarAngela VillalpandoBarb and Darren vonBehrenJulie and Tony VordenbaumEileen WahlstromKelly and Jason WalshLori Walters Gwynn and Daniel GwynnCathy and David WaltherJie Zhang and Yuanpu WangDeborah WardellKimberly and Kevin WarnekeJennifer WassmanDavid WatsonJenny WattsDarla WebbDiane WeissAllison WestMary and Jim WestbrookLisa Kistler WhislerColleen WhiteNancy and Worth WhitleyAllison and Joe WhitmerJennifer and Kent WilkinsJane WilliamsCarolee WisemanDiane and Robert WitteBeverly and Richard WolfeMarijon and Doug WomackJo and Hix WommackWhitney and Michael YelmCierra YoungAnnie and Jerry YoungTammy and Kelly YoungCarol and Joe ZanoniEdmundo ZarateJanelle Anderson and Mike ZbuchalskiBinting Pan and Xiao ZhangEagle Fund Donors
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.111215AnonymousJennifer and Jeff AllenMelanie and Tony BaileyKrista and Greg BatesCarla and Rick BergAlan BerkDana Berk and Bill PaineMary and Scott BiggersSusan and Jeff BittingKaren and Brent BlackwellSherri and Todd BloomShannon BlumRuth and George BrandonElaine and Bruce BullockJami and Frank CalatozzoJennifer and Mark CampbellBeatriz CantoKara and Patrick CarloveLisa ChaseAnne and Jim CiampaglioDawn and John DaleyAmy and Mark DroscheDiane and Bud FarnhamRita FathmanSusan and David GerhardJanice and Lynwood GivensKiera and Mike GoralTricia and Chris HahnRachel and Michael HardinSharon and Jerry HerrinCindy HigginbothamJody and Mike HoerrNatalie and Joe HuffKirk JohnsonSue and Bill JoinerChristine and Robert JonesSandi and Steve KarrmannGinger and Tim KennedyTerri KillianElizabeth and Gary KlachianPam and Rick KnottsDarla and Fred KoelewynRose and Bob KonsellaRuth and David LangJoanna LawsonTammy and Fred LawsonJoyce and Paul LonquistSusan and Mark LuehrsKaren and Earl LundCara MarkElizabeth and Scott McCloudMyra Franke and Kevin MensingEunice and Bob MeyerSusan and Tony MooreGina and Ken MorrisonPrisca MorrisonNoha and Sam MoussaPrabhjot Kaur and Davinder MudharD and Joe MurphyJane and Michael NiemtschkDorothy and Henry NtendeStephani and Ben PadgettMonique and Joel PayneDiane and Kurt PetersonJanet PollardBrenda and Richard PorterMichele RobertsKarin RogersTori and David RushLinda SandlinJennifer and Robert SchaefferShannon and Doug ScherrMarianne and Jack SchnellShannon and Trent SharpCarolyn and John SnowRachel and Steve SosinskiKimberly and Paul StarkHolly and Jason StrongSusan and Bill StruthersTamara and Kevin SummersValerie Gabriel-Swenson and Clark SwensonTraci and Cole TalleyDeanna and David TaylorJill and Collin ThompsonKimberly and Bryan TuckerDaryl VeachBarb and Darren vonBehrenDao Nguyen and Lam VuKimberly and Kevin WarnekeJulie and Jeff WolfShelly and Richard WrightThe following alumni families have made a contribution to POPCS between June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019. We are incredibly grateful for these families who have so generously continued to support POPCS after their students have graduated.Alumni Family Donors
16Anonymous (3)Shirley and Doug AdamsGrace AdloffLisa and Darrell AllenDaisy and Harold BaileyLynda and Wayne BatesPam and Taber BeardenCynthia and Don BergmanRhonda and Jeff BiggsCarolyn and Ronald BlumCamille BrightCindy and Rick CarrellCarol CashKatherine CashonTami and Joe CiarellaConnie and John ClutterMargaret and Bill CollinsPat and Bob CuseyJane EatonWanda and George FarrKathy and Jim GerhardWillie Mae GrissomJudy and Dan GroundsLinda and Kenneth HauptBeverly HitePatti and Bill HootenGerrie and Bill HuthmacherVirginia and Billy Wayne IrwinLinda and Vik JainBetty JansonSusie and Charles JayroeDeb and Don JonesMary and Scott JorgensenEunice KaneGary KearbyDebbie and David KellyLily KihanoBecky and Greg KleinKay and Richard KlinglerLyn and Gordon KnowlesSusi and Bob KopitkeGayle and Jim KosterBill KowalskiAnnie KribsNancy and Frank KrizanAlice and Terry LandAnn West LipeGloria and Stan LippianArmin LuehrsMimi and Jim MannDeloris and Charles MarshallMargo and Mike MarshallBertha MatlockGeneva MensingN.J. and Richard MetcalfEunice and Bob MeyerScottie and Tommy MillerJan MooreKay MortonKathy MussoRose and Jerry NicholsDawn and Larry O’ConnorDonna and Bill PettyRosie PhillipsLinda and Jeff PoholskyMary Anne and Philip ProctorJeanne and Jack ProvencherCaryl and Al ReeseJudy and John RiceDonna and Curt RiskeDebbie and Warren RugensteinTommie Sue SchellingJane and Chick SchoenRonna and Rich SearsKaren and Claude SellersVicki and Barney ShupeKathy and Jim SimpfenderferCandace and Pete SkarzenskiChris SmithAmy and Allan SpenceMarilyn and Donald SpenceTheresa and Todd SpenceBetty StappJanet and Greg SuddrethBarbara TalleyPam Talley-ParkerKaren and Allen TaylorNancy and Ron TaylorSharon and Jim ThatcherJane and Allen TippsJoan TitlandMary Jane and Richard TobabenEileen WahlstromSusanne and Bill WalshDiane WeissSusan and Wayne WellbornMary and Jim WestbrookCarolee WisemanBeverly and Richard WolfeMarijon and Doug WomackJo and Hix WommackCarol and Joe ZanoniGrandparents are a special blessing to our POPCS community. We thank all grandparents— near and far—who made a nancial gift to our school between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019.Grandparent DonorsThe Class of 2019 gave $44,769.00 for remodeling the upper school staff ofces. The Senior Class presented Dr. Lowe, the upper school principal, with a check for the gift at the 2019 Awards Chapel.Senoir Legacy Gift CLASS OF 2019
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.111217Amber AguilarAshley AshcraftKarl AshcraftStephanie AycoxTodd BaringerKrista BatesSusan BittingKaren BlackwellShannon BlumMeredith BradyCheri BrooksShanon BrutonMerrie BuonoTyler BurkeJami CalatozzoBeatriz CantoKevin CantrellPatrick CarloveKelli CastroLisa ChaseAnne CiampaglioJames ClelandRyann ClelandDebbie ColemanAlaina CordinaKendel DavisLois DeSatterleeJoel DittmerMarci DittmerDale DobbsRachel DuPreeMichelle DwyerTrish ElderRita FathmanPamm FineValerie Gabriel-SwensonEarl GarlandBetsy GrahamMichelle GrantMichelle GrifnChris HahnTricia HahnMarcy HamlinMarilyn HancockLani HawkChad HenkeHeidi HenkeVicky HergetCindy HigginbothamMichael HinzJody HoerrKacie InnesLinda JamesShantell JarvisSue JoinerBrenda JordanGinger KennedyPam KnottsRick KnottsRose KonsellaSheri LandDavid LangJoanna LawsonTammy LawsonJoyce LonquistMicah LorenzenJeremy LoweGregg MatthewsDaniel MegisonEunice MeyerKathy MooreKatie MortonRick MoserStephani PadgettAlex PenaDiane PetersonDebbie PevehouseBrenda PorterGary PrindivilleKarin RogersTori RushLinda SandlinBev ScheckSharla SchimelpfenigMarianne SchnellCasey SchrierPhil SerisMelinda SmithRachel SosinskiKimberly StarkPaul StarkSusan StruthersKatelyn StuenkelLarry ThextonKara TobabenBarbara TolleyKelly WalshKimberly WarnekeBecky WeissNick WeissAbby WhitakerColleen WhiteNancy WhitleyCierra YoungCrystal ZakarianThe following faculty and staff members made a gift to POPCS between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. We thank them for their leadership and support in the classroom, on the elds of play and beyond.Faculty & Staff Donors
18Anonymous (2)AAA Consultants, LLC (Linda and Vik Jain)Abbott Matching FundACR Foundation, The (Caryl and Al Reese)Adobe MatchingAIG Matching Grants ProgramAlbertsons Safeway RewardsAlexion Pharmaceuticals Matching Gifts ProgramAlphagraphics Dallas (Jane and Jim Ballew)Amazon SmileAT&T Matching ProgramBank of America Charitable FoundationBoeing Company Gift MatchBox Tops for EducationBritton Building Maintenance, Inc. (Andrea and Grant Neel)Carrollton-Farmers Branch Basketball Ofcials AssociationCastle Hills Schools FoundationCommunities Foundation of TexasDelta Air Lines FoundationDMONACO, LLCFannie Mae Matching ProgramFM Global Matching Gift FoundationGolden Corridor Chapter National Charity League, Inc.Healthcare Services CorporationHumane Animal Hospital (Pei-Wen Ting and John Carver)Independent BankInterstate Batteries, Inc.Jeanne V Reed Charitable Foundation (Caryl and Al Reese)Kroger Southwest Community RewardsLegacy DeoLPL Financial Foundation MatchingMario Dozzo Foundation (David Dozzo)Masters Chiropractic Injury (Laura Padgett and Clyde Logan)Metcalf Foundation, The (N.J. and Richard Metcalf)MFD Business Solutions LLC (Rachael and Mike Cobb)Microsoft Matching Gift ProgramNetwork for GoodPepsiCo Matching Gift FoundationPeter Skarzenski Consulting (Candace and Pete Skarzenski)POPCS Eagle Booster ClubPOPCS Shop for POPProgressive Insurance Matching Gift FoundationRaytheon Matching Gifts for EducationReagan ChiroSport Center (Camille and Don Reagan)Rosewood Matching FoundationSalmon Sims Thomas & Associates PLLCShell Oil Company Foundation Matching GiftsSkratch TeamSouthwest Consulting AssociatesSynchrony Financial MatchingTeradata Matching ProgramTexas Instruments Matching Gift FoundationThomson Reuters Matching ProgramThrivent Choice Matching ProgramTravelers Matching ProgramWhole Kids FoundationThe following corporations, businesses and foundations donated to POPCS between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019. We thank them for their support.We thank those whose giving to POPCS’ endowment fund reects a spirit of investment in the lives of our students and our school. The following individuals gave to the endowment fund between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019.Kenneth HutyraLisa and Matt AusteElroy LehmannCorporate, Business and Foundation DonorsEndowment DonorsACR Foundation, The (Caryl and Al Reese): In honor of the three Zucconi girls—Megan, Allison and NinaVicky and Charles Herget: In honor of Joe Tolbert for his servant heartMetcalf Foundation, The (N.J. and Richard Metcalf): In honor of Jaxon KribsTribute Donors
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.111219In Memory of Joseph Carlove Krista and Greg Bates Sue and Bill Joiner Sheri and Mike Land In Memory of Great Grandpa Hooten who loved Steele with all his heart Patti and Bill Hooten In Memory of Daniel KillianSusan Anderson Julie and Chris Arrowsmith Brenda Baeza Patrick Bajdek David Bell Tracy Bell Randy Box Roberto Brutocao DMONACO, LLC Libby Ellington Jesse Faneuil Marlene Fricke Marilyn Hancock Marissa and Hunter Howard Timothy Huff Kacie and William Innes Betty Janson Kirk Johnson Susan and Kyle Keller Ronald Kole Joyce and Paul Lonquist Deloris and Charles Marshall Dennis Wayne Marshall Steven Monserrate John O’Connor Jeffrey Rizio Stephen Rogers Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates PLLC Sandra Schuler Lori Ann Scroggins Bobeck Shayegani April and Oliver Sims Leo Spriggs Judy and Rex Stewart Natalie Stone Bill Sullivan Katherine Rebecca Tattersall Jill and Collin Thompson Jane Underwood Angela Villalpando Deborah Wardell Lisa Kistler Whisler In Memory of Jean Lehmann Julie and Chris Arrowsmith Virginia and Michael Geis Nancy and James Lehmann Verna and Allen Louch Rebecca Schmieding Cathy and David Walther Michelle and Scott WebbJane WilliamsIn Memory of Phil TaylorAmye and Joel BakerLynn and Kurt HasensteinVicky and Charles HergetSue and Bill JoinerGary KearbyMarie KurthTami and Wade PhillipsMichelle RatliffRenette and David SchmidtkeMarianne and Jack SchnellLaurie and Bruce Smith In Memory of Jerry WolfChristopher John BaileyEugene Bowen ChasePriscilla and John DavenportKenneth HutyraJoAnn and Frank RidolphiDavid SonksenRobert UnderwoodThe following have included POPCS in their estate plan:Sherri and Todd BloomKara and Patrick CarloveMonica and Les PritchettThe Delores Anthony EndowmentThe Dolores Lehmann EndowmentThe Matthew and Bradley Ott EndowmentThe following endowments have been funded for the benet of POPCS:MemorialsThe Legacy Society has been established to recognize and thank members of the POPCS community who have set up planned gifts for the benet of our students, teachers and programs. The Legacy Society is open to all individuals who have named the school in their long-term plans or created an endowment for the school’s benet.
20Leo AcostaMaritza AcostaPatrick AdamsSherri AdamsLeena AfridiAmber AguilarBonnie AlbrittonJeff AllenJennifer AllenStephen AnumChris ArrowsmithJulie ArrowsmithAshley AshcraftKarl AshcraftCarol AufdembergeStephanie AycoxAmye BakerErin BaldwinJohn BallLeslie BaltzleyBrooke BaringerTodd BaringerMonika BarnesRobby BarnesPaul BarrettJeri Barron-PriceHolly BarrowShevan BasmadjianKrista BatesTami BennettAlan BerkKathy BessKody BessMeredith BieryMary BiggersShannon BiondoThomas BiondoSusan BittingKaren BlackwellCourtney BlankinshipTodd BloomShannon BlumMegan BowardMeredith BradyRuth BrandonCamille BrightBob BrooksCheri BrooksBJ BrubakerBob BrubakerLou Ann BrunennTerry BrunennShanon BrutonLisa BuchananBruce BullockMerrie BuonoTyler BurkeJanice BurrowsErin ButlerHillarie Bybee-GrahamJami CalatozzoJennifer CampbellMark CampbellBeatriz CantoKevin CantrellMandy CantrellMatt CardwellNancy CardwellPatrick CarloveCarol CashKelli CastroLulu ChalmersMatthew ChalmersWenni ChangLisa ChaseCindy ChouDana ChristenAnne CiampaglioRhonda CinelloTony CinelloChrista ClaussnerKurt ClaussnerJames ClelandRyann ClelandRosalie CliftonBonnie ClutterMelissa CobbRachael CobbJennie ColeJoseph ColeDebbie ColemanGreg CookJennifer CookAlaina CordinaAmy CouvillonElizabeth CoxKendra CrainDeborah CromerKristi CummingsStacey CuseyJohn DaleyKumiko DanoErin DavisJoel DavisKendel DavisLisa DavissonMonica De La GarzaLois DeSatterleeAmy DescombazMelissa DevereuxShawn DevereuxJoel DittmerMarci DittmerJulie DixonDale DobbsTiffany DonnellJacquie DorneyTim DorneyMark DroscheJulita Dubrawska-RomanczykJimesa DuckworthAshley DunawayRebecca DuncanRachel DuPreeMichelle DwyerJan EckensbergerAudrey EddinsPatricia ElderJennifer EngelsMatt EngelsAngelina EtherlyBud FarnhamDiane FarnhamKatie FathmanRita FathmanJason FernandezMaya FernandezMarissa FilbeyPamm FineJulia FlemingKim FowlerChalise FreitagLauren FriggelPam FrizzellKristina FullrichValerie Gabriel-SwensonKristi GardnerEarl GarlandKandi GarzaCheri GassawayMike GassawayDavid GerhardSusan GerhardMelanie GerikKristina GiomettiJanet GiontaLori GlanzRyan GlanzMelanie GlickerBarbara GockeGrant GockeStephanie GonserMaryellen GonzalesBetsy GrahamJason GrahamKatie GrahamMichelle GrantJohn GravenkemperBarbara GrayAmanda GreeheyElizabeth GrifnLandon GrifnMichelle GrifnKelly GuAddie GulatiChris HahnTricia HahnCassidy HaleKimera HallMarcy HamlinMarilyn HancockAdam HansenEmily HansenJeremiah HarrisJill HarrisLisa HarrisKeely HartPeter HartKaren HattrupEric HawkLani HawkAshley HendersonChad HenkeHeidi HenkeSandy Hennenhoefer-MillikenNancy HenningPaul HenningDavid HenryJustin HenryTiffany HenryBrent HerbeckPatty HerbeckCharles HergetIsabella HergetVicky HergetCindy HigginbothamEmily HillAngela HinesMichael HinzImy HoangQuan HoangClinton HodgePamela HodgeDeneale HodgesJody HoerrMike HoerrKathy HokeMeesh HootenMarissa HowardJohnny HuangAnita HungleCheryle HungleShannon HurstKacie InnesEmma IrwinLinda JamesTyrone JamesDerrick JarvisShantell JarvisJoe JibrailMark JohnsonSarah JohnsonIsaac JohnstonSue JoinerDeb JonesDon JonesJay JonesBrenda JordanKirsten KaminskiShawn KaplanSandi KarrmannLisken KastalanychDanielle KeatingsCammie KellyDavid KellyDebbie KellyMichelle KellyVolunteers provide an invaluable service to our school, and we thank everyone who contributes to POPCS and our students through their gifts of time. The following individuals reported volunteer hours between June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019.Volunteers
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.111221Ginger KennedyAaron KeppelDeMia KeppelDon KerstingSadie KerstingDaniel KillianTerri KillianJesse KimbroughJoy KingSabrina KitchensWilliam KitchensLori KlausJoe KlintMelanie KlintNisha KloeberBill KnightsKim KnightsPam KnottsRick KnottsKatherine Knowles-MarchioneKeesha KoehlerDarla KoelewynNikki KonsellaRose KonsellaAmy KosterJeff KribsMegan KrizanPaul KrizanMike LandSheri LandMichelle LaneDavid LangJoanna LawsonTammy LawsonNancy LeeKatharine LehmanJustin LewisAngelina LicoChristina LizasoJohn LizasoJoyce LonquistAmanda LorenzenMicah LorenzenMichelle LorettoAmy LoweDebbie LoweJeremy LoweMandy LoweMark LuehrsSusan LuehrsCara MarkLeah MarshallMargo MarshallGeorge MartinLeigh Ann MartinMohib MasaniRahima MasaniGregg MatthewsLauren McCormickAmy McKay GehanSusan MedranoDaniel MegisonBetsy MejiaEunice MeyerCharlyse MikulecApril MillerDarci MillerMicah MillerScottie MillerShane MillerTheresa MillerMatthew MillikenSandy MillikenCindy MitchellCrystal MitchellDawn MoederCheryl MonroePaul MonroeEric MontgomeryLauren MontgomeryKathy MoorePatrick MooreSusan MooreTony MooreDillman MoreeKen MorrisonIrene MorrowKatie MortonKay MortonRick MoserJoti MudharDarren MuirheidTraci MuirheidChristine MullisMegan MurfeeChristy MurphyD MurphyJoe MurphyMatt MurphyBob MussoKate MussoNeelima NarreddyAndrea NeelGrant NeelRebecca NicollMichael NiemtschkJohn NisbettPaige NordellLeslie NormanCrystal NuchkasemChristineOlbermannDupe OmoworareJoe OmoworareRegina OronaLaura OrsakStacey PaceStephani PadgettElise PaesSunayana PanditAlpesh PatelHeather PatelLourdes PatinoMonique PayneCathy PearsonAlex PenaDrew PenningtonJamie PenningtonSabrina PerrenoudDiane PetersonGary PetroDebbie Pevehouse“Grandpa” Bob PfeilDena PlunkettCandyce PoliteJanet PollardBrenda PorterSarah Beth PorterAdriana PradelCori PrasifkaGary PrindivilleLes PritchettMonica PritchettJo Dell ProctorScott ProctorJes RamseyLisa RamseyCamille ReaganStacey RedmondRyan ReedSusan ReedJessica ReisGerry RidgelyStacey RidgelyGenine RileyRay RileyKaren RiveraAngie RobertsKarin RogersElizabeth RugensteinTori RushTania SabirAzita SaidiVanessa Sain-DieguezEliana San MartinLinda SandlinJody SartinJennifer SchaefferBev ScheckSharla SchimelpfenigBob SchlossinTracy SchmidtMarianne SchnellCasey SchrierSally SchroederMelissa ScottBrian SeayLisa SeayLisa SerisPhil SerisShannon SharpTrent SharpJane SheldonMary Kay SheldonKyle ShepherdLori ShieldsLeigh SladeKelly SmarttChris SmithChristopher SmithJim SmithKim SmithMelinda SmithRobin SmithKevin SommersMaura SoraciRachel SosinskiJanet SpanoAmy SpeckKristin SpellmanMatt SpellmanAdam SpenceTaryn SpenceSara StampKimberly StarkPaul StarkAmy StewmanLinette StocktonLindsay StoutJeff StrahanBritney StricklandJeanette StringerNeal StringerHolly StrongJason StrongJessica StroudSusan StruthersJeni StuartKatelyn StuenkelKevin SummersTamara SummersNatalie SwansonPape SwansonDavid TaylorLaura TaylorMichele ThatcherMike ThatcherLarry ThextonCollin ThompsonJill ThompsonJodie ThompsonLincoln ThompsonJames ThomsonKara TobabenBarbara TolleyHa TranSteve TurnerTara UrbachJason VailStacey VailAngie Van MatreJeff Van MatreJames VaughanJulie VaughanMartha VelasquezCarolyn VeraldiKendy VisniewskiMichael VisniewskiBarb vonBehrenDarren vonBehrenJoanne VordenbaumJulie VordenbaumEileen WahlstromKathryn WaiteDavid WallsJackie WallsBill WalshKelly WalshSusanne WalshKimberly WarnekeGiovanni WashingtonJenny WattsBecky WeissDiane WeissNick WeissPatrick WelborneWayne WellbornAbby WhitakerColleen WhiteNancy WhitleyAllison WhitmerDavid WhittingtonJennifer WilkinsAnn WilliamsJon WilliamsChris WilsonJeff WolfBeverly WolfeChristy WomackAngela WommackMark WoodallWhitney YelmCierra YoungTammy YoungCrystal ZakarianKathy ZalenskiCarol ZanoniJoe ZanoniJennifer ZucconiTom Zucconi
Over the past year, school leadership has focused on how to continue to proactively address our school’s mission of preparing 21st century students for the world that awaits them. In working to provide the best educational experience to support your child(ren), we have partnered with Creative Learning Systems in constructing the leading-edge POPCS Interstate Batteries SmartLab, expanded our online curriculum and added new courses for unique classroom experiences. These changes, coupled with constant evaluations of our programs and offerings, are vital to a broad world-ready education. To remain for-ward-thinking in the scope of a rst-class education, we challenge students with a comprehensive set of knowl-edge, skills, work habits and character traits that are critical for success. Experts in the job market predict that the students of today will have 14 jobs in seven different elds throughout their careers.So, how do we prepare students for the challenges of the future? At POPCS, we develop ACTIVE LEARNERS that excel at ACCESSING, ANALYZING and APPLYING AC-CURATE INFORMATION through COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING and COL-LABORATION. We seek to ensure that this emphasis and investment in developing ACTIVE LEARNERS will help to drive daily goals, aspirations and plans for the future. As we look forward to how we can improve, we are encouraged by the feedback we receive from our students. Each year I conduct senior interviews with our graduates. In my one-on-one with each Class of 2019 student, the words used most by the seniors to describe their upper school experience included “Christ-centered,” “Prepared,” “Loved,” and “Challenged.” These words conrm that we are remaining true to our core values and mission as we continue to develop and enhance the face of education at POPCS. I am excited to serve the children and families at Prince of Peace Christian School while looking forward to God’s plan for our school. At POPCS, we will continue to invest in people, programs and places. Always embracing change and growth, our model for service and success continues to be Jesus Christ as we equip students to be disciples and leaders throughout their lives.Sincerely,CHRIS HAHN | HeadmasterODear Prince of Peace Families,24
a decade DigimediaIf today’s DigiMedia students looked back at the class when it was created in 2009, they’d probably feel like it was something from the 1970s. When the class was introduced, there was a huge push in education to incorporate more technology. Faculty members Angela Nelson and Nick Weiss pos-sessed a mixed bag of skills and passions in technology, so they designed a class to ll the need for a technology-rich elective. At that time, students used Flip cameras to shoot videos and point and shoot cameras to take photos, Windows Movie Maker and Picasa were used for editing, and students built web-sites by coding it themselves. Here are just a few highlights from the past 10 years. 2009Mr. Lang teaches Podcasting in the Upper School, which eventually becomes Video Production. Class takes place in computer labs. There is no dedicated studio space. 25The class has gone through a host of changes since 2009. Here are a few highlights from the past 10 years. Alumni, see if you can nd one of your videos! The rst DigiMedia class is offered as a Middle School elective taught by Nick Weiss and Angela Nelson. The idea of using DigiMedia as a school storytelling tool is born. The project My POP Story begins. 14 students in DigiMedia tell their own POP stories. First HD camera purchased and becomes a coveted piece of equipment for students. 2010Students create audio/visual versions of children’s books for preschool students. Tyler Scoggin remakes Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.
2011The class becomes increasingly service and mission focused. Middle School Theatre, Theology and DigiMedia classes collaborate to make Worship Is, Prayer Is and The Trinity Is, the rst videos shot with 3-point lighting. There’s a push to create a dedicated space for video studio work. Bryce Washum makes the rst ever Upper School chapel announcement videos. 2012Ryan Evans and Alex Talley broadcast eight football games live via speaker through a small soundboard and smartphone. Mr. Weiss begins teaching Upper School Video Production. DigiMedia students experiment with studio space in the Green Room (now the Counseling Ofce). e Eagle Insider probably gave us the most skills and experience. We had to research a lot of information to inform other students and make sure it was accurate. It also taught us about green screens and lighting for lming. Learning how to edit was also useful because I edit a lot of videos for projects.KAIDEN GONSER (POPCS CLASS OF 2019)First ever multi-camera video productions are lmed for football, volleyball and a debate between Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Lorenzen. Students make the rst episode of the Eagle Insider.
2013The Upper School Video Production class experiments with green screen work. Students Pat Hoerr and Travis Peterson make intro videos for our volleyball and cross country teams. Every student is asked to make a YouTube channel for the rst time. Mr. Weiss encourages students to start making a positive digital footprint.The Dream Big Capital Campaign begins. Students make their own promo videos for the school. Some are uploaded to the website. 2014In addition to YouTube channels, students begin using other websites to showcase and reect on their learning. Students bring cameras to document the Upper School retreat. The mission of this project was to help students remember the relationships they made and the message of the retreat. Videos were shared in the weeks following the retreat. While lming in DigiMedia, we were always told to try to nd a new angle to lm the object or subject. I took that outside of the class, and I always try to look at a new perspective on life. It helps with presentations or group projects because if you can come up with a new way to look at an idea, you will be able to make something more relatable and understandable.QUINN FARNHAM (POPCS CLASS OF 2017)DigiMedia students make their rst short lm, Two Peters, Two Chances starring Tucker Engles and Logan Blum. The Middle School spinoff of Back to the Future is wildly popular with the class.27
2015Upper School students partner with ALOA (Adult Lutherans Organized for Action) to start the project Joining Generations. Students produce 36 videos throughout the life of the project, which ends in 2018. POPCS purchases a drone. Upper school students visit 4th grade classrooms to teach them about drone ight and safety. “e project that taught me the most was the one where we taught fourth graders about drones. It was one of the rst times I experienced the joy of teaching others, and it helped me realize how important that skill is.”KALEB WARNEKE (POPCS CLASS OF 2016)Grade 8 DigiMedia students take cameras on class trips for the rst time and make highlight videos. 2016Stories Worth Telling Project begins – students partner with families that care for medically fragile children to tell their stories. Upper School video production students participate in making the 2016 POPCS Auction video. The iTeach project is born. Students create a series of MLA instructional videos for students who use the Pages app. Austin Goral and Andrew Niemtschk create graphics that brand POPCS Help, a place that parents and students can go for technology help. This project continues today. 28
Empowered by experiences in video classes, Brendan vonBehren begins creating hype videos for Upper School extracurricular groups. He then starts a student-led club, which continues to this day under Leon Xu’s leadershipThe Joining Generations project continues. Students start taking videos out to the senior adult community. Students visit several churches. 2017Grades 7 and 8 students partner with Skratch, a mobile app that enables ambitious teens to be service providers at an affordable cost. Students collaborate with company employees to shoot and rene commercials. POPCS purchases four 360 degree video cameras. Grades 7 and 8 students make 360 degree virtual tours of the POPCS campus.Upper school students begin the Faith Stories, a project that gives individuals a chance to articulate, preserve and share their faith in Christ. Mr. Curt Riske is among the rst participants. 29After we recorded and started editing, I would listen to a story multiple times, and each time I realized how much this family would go through on a daily basis. I grew a lot in this project because I realized that I am truly blessed to be healthy and living my life how I want to everyday. My worry is what time I need to wake up to get to basketball practice when these kids and parents are worrying about if their kid is going to survive through the night. e Parker family demonstrated something that is very rare. No matter what, they were always looking to God for guidance and strength. is was by far my favorite project, and I loved working with this family.”TAYLOR COOK (POPCS CLASS OF 2019)Inspired by Brendan vonBehren’s hype videos, Mr. Weiss starts the Hype Club. Students produce sports videos that are pushed out on social media and at chapel. Stories Worth Telling continues to be one of the most challenging and rewarding acts of service that Upper School students do at POPCS. 2018
Aligning with the POPCS MissionPrince of Peace Christian School and Early Learning Center provides a Christ-centered, exemplary education, equipping students as disciples and leaders for service and success in the 21st century. When the POPCS DigiMedia program started, it was an innovative class which taught students valuable skills. Reecting on how the class has changed, Nick Weiss says, “Early on, courses taught students elements of creating digital work, but they lacked a higher purpose. Projects were just projects, not really vehicles to make a difference in the community. It took several years to gure out how to connect students to the community. Today, DigiMedia classes provide students with learning experiences, authentic audiences and avenues to serve. It’s made clear that despite doing secular tasks, creating digital media is how we are Christ’s hands and feet to the community around us. The best way to illustrate this is to look at the projects we did early on and compare them to the ones we do now.”The end of the 2019 school year marked a decade of DigiMedia at POPCS. God has been gracious in working through the students, parents and staff to serve the community in a creative fashion. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, DigiMedia classes will take place in a newly designed lab complete with a green screen cyclorama, professional lighting and photo/video editing workstations. Additionally, a video board has been installed in the North Gym, which will provide a new medium to serve local businesses and our athletic teams. Ten years ago, we couldn’t have predicted what this program would become. Today, we’re presented with a different opportunity that includes technology, but more importantly, God’s mission at POPCS, a mission to put Christ rst, provide an exemplary education for students and serve our community in the process. Man on the Street Students developed questions to ask students and teachers, such as “Who encourages you?” or “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” They recorded people answering the questions and edited their responses into one video. Some of the videos were shown in theology classes, but most stay in the classroom.Stories Worth Telling Students FaceTime with a family that cares for a medically fragile child. Af-ter getting to know the family, they travel to their home and interview one of the parents and capture foot-age of home life. When videos are nalized, parents, partic-ipating families and the community are invited to see the nal product.Walk it OutStudents worked with a partner to shoot several clips as they traveled from one area of the school to another. After shooting, they were instructed to nd a song and edit the clips together to make it look like they’re taking one trip even though it was shot in many different clips. Videos look cool but are not useful for any-thing outside of being a great learning tool. Hype Club Students adopt a sports team on campus and attend practices and games to capture highlights. An audio track is chosen, beats are marked in the song and students try to match cuts to beats. Final videos are shared with the student body at chapel and on social media to encourage the community to support our athletes. Truths of DigiMediaStudents have a set of rules called the “Truths of DigiMedia.” They created several text layers with these rules typed out. They then added music and transitions. Upon completing the video and passing a quiz on the Truths of Digimedia, students could lm with limited supervision around campus. Faith Stories Students meet with someone who wishes to tell their faith story. After hearing the story, the student sched-ules a shoot at which a team cap-tures the person telling their story and any artifacts or visual aids. Participants and their fam-ilies meet with students one more time to see the nal product and share feedback. The videos can be shared or kept private.projects Then projects now
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.111231When the Castle Hills Schools Foundation was created, no one dreamed of the impact it would have or how it would touch thousands of people and numer-ous educational institutions. In fact, no one had ever heard of a foundation with a mission that envisioned benet-ting its residents in such an innovative way. After all, what developer dreamed of a neighborhood foundation, espe-cially one that would benet not just public schools that served Castle Hills’ residents, but private schools as well? But that didn’t stop Chris Bright (and the Bright family), Bright Realty CEO and Castle Hills developer, and in 1997, the unique, non-prot organization was founded to fund ALL schools that serve students living in the Castle Hills community. The foundation’s goal is to ensure that families living in Castle Hills re-ceive generously funded educational support for their children. It is funded by a one-half of one percent fee on the transfer of all property sold in Castle Hills. Then, each year the foundation distributes a set dollar amount per student to the public or private school that student attends. Last year, the foundation contributed $144.33 for each student whose family lives in Cas-tle Hills. Those dollars add up. Since its inception in 1997, the foundation has distributed over $13 million to local public and private schools. The founda-tion also reimburses college students who meet certain requirements up to $2,000/year in the form of college scholarship reimbursements.In addition to providing funds to schools for items such as teacher training, library books, science equip-ment, educational videos and tutoring materials, the foundation’s goal is also to encourage community involvement in local schools and stress the impor-tance of education. “The foundation encourages members of the Castle Hills community to become involved in the local schools by having resident boards work with each school to de-termine how best to use foundation grant funds,” says Mr. Bright. “It also emphasizes the importance of higher education to the students who live in our community. It is our way of saying we support you in every step of your studies—from elementary school to college or trade school.” During the 2018-2019 school year, 65 Castle Hills’ residents were students of Prince of Peace Christian School and the foundation provided $9,381.45 to the school. Since 2003, the Castle Hills Schools Foundation has provided POPCS approximately $170,000.00 in educational support. These funds have been used to help furnish our new din-ing hall and health clinic, remodel class-room space and update facilities. In addi-tion to POPCS, last year the foundation also supported six public schools and 13 additional private schools. “The POPCS faculty and staff ap-preciate the value that Castle Hills places on education. As one of the longest running donors to our school, the foundation’s impact runs incredibly deep and has benetted a wide range of projects and improvements,” said Patrick Carlove, Chief Advancement Ofcer for POPCS. He continued, “We are especially excited about how we will use this year’s contributions to help furnish and equip our new Smart-Lab. We believe that this innovative way of teaching through hands-on learning really honors the ideals on which the foundation is based.”The Castle Hills community, locat-ed in Lewisville, currently has approxi-mately 15,000 residents and 4,300 sin-gle family homes. It has more than 25 parks, hike and bike trails, sports elds and tennis courts, a community garden, a lake, a catch-and-release shing dock and a plaza that hosts family-friendly events, such as seasonal festivals and live music concerts. The Castle Hills Village Shops, located in the heart of the com-munity, features several neighborhood conveniences, such as a barber shop, nail salon, dry cleaner and grocery mart, as well as a dance studio and karate studio for the neighborhood’s youngest resi-dents. It is also home to several restau-rants, which allow residents to have a relaxing night out without ever leaving the neighborhood.Read more about the community and the foundation at https://Castle-hills.com/about/schools. TheDifferenceHow One Community-Based Foundation Found a Way to Serve its Residents and Their Schools
32RAY FRICKE’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN THE GOOD SHEPHERD AWARDwhich you focus on your passions and use your God-given gifts to further that purpose. Todd had been involved in leadership in several areas of his life, and he knew that being on the POPCS board was a way he could use his gifts to benet the school and kids.Chris Hahn, POPCS Headmas-ter, is one of many people who have benetted from Todd’s commitment to POPCS. “Todd has gone above and beyond in serving the school, but he has also had a signicant inuence on me both professionally and personal-ly,” explains Mr. Hahn. “He was a lead-er on the search committee when I was selected as Headmaster and has helped me grow as a leader. He was also part of a small group of school leaders who worked with me as the school and church were reorganized, spending countless hours in meetings and in prayer. Today, Todd continues to encourage me by listening, seeking to understand and involving others.”Now, three years after John grad-uated, Todd continues to sit on the board. While others have moved on, he remains passionate about POPCS because of what his sons have become and achieved in their lives. He gives credit to the school and wants to be sure that others benet from the same experience. At the same time, he and Sherri want their boys to see that in life, you don’t just take; you also need to give and that means both nancially and of your talents. “One of the princi-ples I try to live by and model for my sons is that in everything you do, you should leave it at least as good as you found it or a little better,” says Todd. In the case of POPCS, there can be no doubt that Todd has succeeded in leav-ing the school a much better place. When Todd Bloom and his wife Sherri set out to nd a school for their son David (POPCS Class of 2013), nding com-munity was not really on their radar. In fact, while they had been members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church since 1997, it was a few years before Todd even realized there was a school connected to the church. When they did enroll David at POPCS, they were attracted by the blend of quality edu-cation and Christian mentoring that could occur in a private school. Their second son John (POPCS Class of 2016) followed David to POPCS in Kindergarten. The Blooms quickly immersed them-selves in volunteering at the school. Todd got involved with Y-Guides with his boys and began coaching basketball, football and baseball teams consisting of POPCS boys. This led to coaching bas-Given to those whose commitment, service, achievements, involvement and passion for Prince of Peace Christian School has made a generational impact on our community, the Ray Fricke Good Shepherd Award is presented each spring at commencement. The award was instituted in 2013, when it was presented to Ray’s wife, Marlene Fricke, in his honor. Ray Fricke served as principal of POPCS from 1991-1998 and is remembered for his servant heart and lasting dedication to our school.ToddBloom ketball in the POPCS middle school for a period of time. As Todd and Sher-ri became involved, they began forming friendships. They often found themselves hanging out with friends after morning carpool, just sharing life. When Sherri was diag-nosed with breast can-cer in 2004, the POPCS community quickly came around them, supporting them through those tough days. Even though they had not been searching for com-munity, these friendships con-vinced them that they were in the right place. Even today, some of their best friends come from their time at POPCS.While Todd was involved in his kids’ activities from the start, he soon real-ized he had a passion for investing in young men and women. He frequent-ly found himself volunteering in other kid-focused ministries and came to the conclusion that by investing in POPCS and helping to further its mission, he could impact more kids than in a one-on-one ministry. Quite simply, he felt that God was convicting him to focus his passion on POPCS, and as he ex-plains, when God convicts you about something, that can’t be ignored.Todd’s greatest impact may stem from his role as a member of the POPCS Board of Directors for 14 of the last 17 years. While Todd laughingly admits that he is not sure anyone can have a pas-sion for sitting on a board, he has a great passion for the school because of what it did for his kids. He knew he wanted to help, and when he read the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, it reminded him that a purpose driven life is one in MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY PURSUING HIS PASSION
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.111233Q: What is your favorite part of your job?A: My favorite part of my job is developing relationships with the students and then watching them grow as we work through the college search process. I also love seeing them have an “aha moment” because they have caught a glimpse of their future.Q: What changes have you seen in the college guidance program since you started?A: When I rst started working here, I found that many students and their par-ents had very set ideas about where the student would apply to college. As time passed, I appreciated how both kids and adults became more open to new possi-bilities, not just with colleges but also programs within the colleges. Even if they come back to their original choices, I sense a real willingness to explore what is out there, and it has been incredibly sweet to experience this change. Q: What is something you really love about working at POPCS?A: Here at POPCS, I really feel the freedom to speak truth, which is not true for every school. My job can be hard because I am often balancing a parent’s desire for their child and what I feel is the best t for their student. I am incredibly humbled by the fact that God has placed me in a position to help shape a young woman or man’s future, so even as I advocate for a student, I constantly depend on God for what I say. But the freedom to be honest with our students and fam-ilies is a blessing which is truly priceless.Nancy WhitleyHELPING STUDENTS FIND THEIR LIFE PATHNancy Whitley was recruited to POPCS by Upper School principal, Dr. Jeremy Lowe, who had worked with Nancy at her prior school. Nancy has been at POPCS since the fall of 2017 and serves as the Director of College Admissions and Guidance, preparing families and students for all facets of the college search process. The Advancement Ofce staff spoke with Nancy about her role at POPCS.The Headmaster Award recognizes outstanding members of the faculty and staff who consistently exhibit excellence in interactions with families and peers, go above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives and seek to be the fruit of Christ’s love through their service to others. Nominations for the Headmaster Award are made by POPCS faculty and staff and reviewed by the POPCS leadership team, which selects the nal recipients. This is the 19th year this award has been presented. PASSION FOR CHRISTHeadmaster Award Recipients Impacting Students’ Lives rough eir Service
34SHARING GOD’S WORLD THROUGH ARTMegan Murfee graduated from POPCS in 2005. Ten years ago, she returned to POPCS as a lead teacher in the Zone, later serving as a lower school teacher’s aide. In 2018, she became the art teacher for KPrep – Grade 5. The Advancement Ofce staff spoke with Megan about her time at POPCS.Q: What does the POPCS mission mean to you and how does it motivate you? A: I love so many things about the POPCS mission. I love the words “Christ-centered” and “exempla-ry.” For me, that is at the center of what we do. “Christ-centered” describes how we approach our job and reminds us that we are to be servant minded. “Exemplary” means that while we will never be perfect, we strive to be the best we can possibly be at whatever we choose to do. But I also like the word “equipping” because I hope that while I am counseling these kids, I am also sparking a Christian world view and encouraging them to proactively nd a community that will support them wherever they go.Q: What do you consider the most important part of your ministry?A: Our children are growing up in a world that measures success by your job, your salary, your possessions, etc. While the Lord contin-ues to challenge me in this area, I think the most im-portant thing I do is living out and reminding our stu-dents that their identity is in Christ, not their resume or the schools that accept them. They just need to be the best version of themselves they can and un-derstand that their identity will always be found in glorifying God, wherever and however that may happen.Q: What does it mean to you to receive this award?A: While I love what I do, so much of what I provide is intangibles. There is not a nal grade or test by which I can evaluate my success, and it is hard to quantify what I truly provide to students. But even though I know I do my job for the Lord, it is incredibly humbling and meaningful to see how my peers value what I do.Megan MurfeeQ: You graduated from POPCS. What brought you back?A: Honestly, it was a journey. I never planned to return to POPCS, but while I was in college, I got a job working in the Zone because it worked with my sched-ule. I then worked as a TA. One day, the art teacher was out, and I was asked to sub because I have an art degree. That was when it hit me that I wanted to teach art to kids. I absolutely loved it. I put my name out there, and when Mrs. Mech left, I was given the chance to teach art. Now I know I am exactly where God meant for me to be.Q: What do you love most about teaching at POPCS?A: My goal is to try to teach kids that in today’s world there are so many ways to be artistic. I never want some-one to get discouraged because they are not good at drawing or painting. Everyone is good at something. So my favorite moments are when a student tries something new and all of a sudden something clicks for them, and they can see what they accomplished and also the potential. It is just really fun watch-ing a light go on for kids this age.Q: What do you consider the most important part of your ministry – here or otherwise?Our whole family loves Nancy. For our daughter Annie, Nancy is a sounding board and safe place to talk when she needs guidance. Nancy is honest with Annie but she knows how much Nancy loves her as a person and that she has Annie’s best interest in mind. From a parent’s perspective, she is a true professional, excellent at what she does, always working to better herself and do whatever she can to provide the best product possible. But I also know that she is viewing everything through a Christian world view and love that she encourages the kids to take responsibility for their college search while helping parents stay in their lane! Julie Vaughan, parent of Annie (Class of 2020)
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.111235A: The most important part of my minis-try is helping young kids appreciate art and think and express their ideas creatively. Art is so multi-faceted because it includes culture and history. So, I want kids to understand what drew me in and to be able to look at an image or scene and not just react to it, but also understand it. Just like we are God’s great masterpiece, I want my students to see and create their own unique masterpieces with the gifts God has given them.Q: What is something you love about teaching?A: One of the highlights from last year was constantly being reminded of what pure creativity looks like every day in my classroom. These kids express themselves with complete freedom. Their imaginations are boundless, and that is a beautiful thing. As an adult, I sometimes forget how kids see the world, and it’s so refreshing to be able to see the world through their lenses.Q: What does it mean to you to receive this award?A: It was really unexpected which made it fun, but it was also a wonderful mo-ment for me. I really look up to my mother, and she has been a teacher for 40 years. To realize that I was taking the torch and following in her footsteps was incredibly special. The award also validated that I am where I am supposed to be.Q: What has the Lord done for you that you have used here as part of your teaching/ministry?A: The Lord has instilled in me a love for art, history and culture, and I hope to instill that same love in my students. There is nothing more amazing than seeing all of God’s wonders expressed in different shapes, forms and colors all over the world. Art is one of the things that brings us all together and speaks all languages, and I want to share that with my students.Q: What do you look forward to here at POPCS (or in your fu-ture endeavors)?A: Now that I have a year under my belt, I am looking forward to building my own curriculum with more history and culture. I also want to start an annu-al art show and an art club. Long term, I look forward to students returning to see me, and me getting to see what inuence I had on them. I am the foundation of each student’s art journey, and I hope that for some, art fol-lows them into adulthood. To know I successfully shared my passion for art with an-other and it stuck will make it all worth it. Megan is an amazing teacher and servant leader. She absolutely SEES every kid, and where others might get discouraged, she puts the best construct on everything. She is innovative and always looking for ways to make her classes better, and help kids nd what they are good at and let them work and think outside the box. Her energy inspires me, and she is always smiling, which lifts up those around her. Todd Baringer POPCS Lower School principal
36During the 2018-2019 school year, the POPCS community lost two of their cherished members. Both were men of incredible faith and strength who used their experience in sports to connect with kids and teach them life skills. Both men believed in the values of a good attitude and hard work. They will be greatly missed, but both will undoubtedly live on for years to come in the youth whose lives they touched.Daniel Killian was born in San Francisco, California in 1963. His family of ve ofcially es-tablished themselves as Texans three years later. Daniel developed what may have been his greatest quality – tenaci-ty—at a very early age. His rst entre-preneurial endeavor included a paper route, followed by a series of food ser-vice jobs. He poured his energy, heart and soul into soccer as well, developing skills and abilities that served him well in his competitive years at Duncan-ville High School, where he graduated in 1981. He continued to play soccer in college, earning a BA from North Texas State University (now known as UNT) and made Dallas his home. Af-ter college, he began work as a corpo-rate director of accounting for Metro Hotels, where he eventually met his future wife, Terri. Daniel later became partner at Hospitality Management Corporation and climbed the ladder in his chosen eld to the position of Partner and Executive Vice President of HMC in 1998. He remained there for the duration of his career. When Daniel became a father to Matthew and Kyle (POPCS Class of 2019), he put his skills and knowledge to use as a soccer coach and ne-tuned his keen mentoring skills. He lent his knowl-edge, expertise and love for the game to many POPCS students on various local area teams, including NFC Select Soccer, a city of Carrollton recreational team, and the POPCS Middle School team. Tak-ing time to pour into all his players was a priority for Daniel, and many of those players went on to play high school, col-lege and even professional soccer. Though Daniel may have set a high bar for his players’ performance, his loy-alty and encouraging spirit resulted in lifelong relationships with many of the men fortunate enough to be mentored by him. He derived tremendous satisfac-tion watching his players grow from boys to men, not only helping them hone their soccer skills but also their moral and spiritual values. He made no bones about In Memory ofhis top priorities: faith, family and sports. Ever the quintessential family man, Daniel loved nothing more than spend-ing time with his wife and sons. Whether they were simply rooting for the Cow-boys on a lazy Sunday afternoon in front of the TV or traveling to Europe to cheer on favorite soccer teams, the fearsome foursome laughed and cheered together, enjoying one another’s company. When Daniel learned of his diagno-sis, he approached the formidable hurdle of stage four cancer the way he tackled any obstacle that came his way—with unwavering determination. He often testied about his faith to those visiting, as well as to staffers within earshot. He was deeply moved by the unwavering support of family and friends. And even when it became evident that his cancer would overtake his earthly body, Daniel knew that his soul was destined for a permanent home where there will be “no more crying and no more pain” (Revelation 21). Daniel Killian returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father on January 30, 2019, after enduring a lengthy and valiant battle.Daniel Killian was honored by the POPCS Upper School at their Second Annual Color Run in May 2018. His impact on POPCS players and their families is far-reaching and will be re-membered for many years to come. Mr. Killian displayed his true passion for the game of soccer through his encouragement of me as a player. Through his coaching, I was able to become a much-improved soccer player. Besides teaching the fundamentals and nuances of the game, he also emphasized the values of both hustle and commitment on and off the eld.Josh Thatcher, Class of 202036Daniel KillianDaniel Killian
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.111237Phillip Taylor was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the family of Bret, Myra, and older brother Samuel on October 17, 1992. He was baptized into God’s family on Novem-ber 15, 1992. After a rough start with some health issues and surgery as an infant, he grew into an energetic and active boy, with one of his rst physical activities being to punt a ball to some-one, not just throw it to them. Phil’s family, which later included younger sister Hope and brother Joe, moved to Southern California, where he continued to play a multitude of youth sports including soccer, baseball, roller hockey, basketball and ag football. He attended Orange Lutheran High School, where he grew in his faith and gained the respect of his fellow students, teachers and coaches. He participated in baseball and track & eld, but football became a passion as he enjoyed the brotherhood and friendship of his teammates. In his senior year, Phil was given the team’s “Most Inspirational Player” award and named a team captain.After graduation, Phil entered Texas Christian University, where he studied Sports Broadcasting. Immediately, he de-cided to try to walk on to the Division I football team. Against long odds, but in no doubt due to God’s providence and Phil’s attitude and effort, he was award-ed a position on the roster, undoubtedly Coach Phil TaylorConsider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.James 1:2-3one of the proudest days of his life. His friendships with fellow “Horned Frogs” played a large part in shaping who he was as an adult. Even though he spent most of his childhood in California, Phil found his love for two-stepping and cowboy boots in Fort Worth.Upon graduating from TCU, Phil worked cameras and video replay for TCU athletics and a variety of local professional sports teams. In Decem-ber 2016, at the age of 24, he was diag-nosed with colon cancer. Shortly after being diagnosed, Phil moved to Sachse to live with his Aunt Sheri, Uncle Mike and cousins, Ian and Jake Land (POPCS Class of 2021). Even in the midst of this staggering diagnosis, Phil kept his posi-tive attitude and focused on doing what-ever it would take to beat the disease.In 2017, Phil was given the oppor-tunity to coach baseball and football at POPCS. He relished the chance to work with young people and share his faith and passion for athletics. Coach Taylor spent 18 months mentoring and leading POPCS athletes, all the while setting the example of keeping a good attitude and working hard, both on the eld and off, while he battled cancer. Even as it became evident that his body was deteriorating, his faith in Je-sus and the assurance of his salvation remained strong. Phil was called to his heavenly home on September 25, 2018. The faith granted him in his baptism was rewarded with eternal life as Phil was received into his Savior’s loving arms and freed of his pain and suffer-ing. While his earthly life lasted a short 9,474 days, God used Coach Taylor in many ways to touch many lives, provid-ing everything needed for each day. In the months since Coach Taylor’s passing, POPCS has found numerous ways to help our community cope with this loss and to honor his memory. Most recently, in May 2019, the upper school honored Coach Taylor’s courage and inuence at their Third Annual Color Run. Coach Taylor was the best coach and person I ever met. Every day he inspired me to be a better wide receiver and athlete, even in his own battle. Every day I had to watch him suffer, ght, and work past his own problems, but he never stopped smiling and having a good time. I believe he would’ve been proud of all of us and that all his coaching paid off. It was tough for all of us to move on and play without him, but we did everything for him and made sure that we all played the best we could, knowing he was always watching us.Matthew Mitchell, Class of 2019In April 2019, a locker room sign was donated to POPCS Athletics to remind athletes of the main principle Coach Taylor tried to teach them. In Phil’s opinion, the two things you can control in sports and in life are your attitude and how hard you work, and he lived his life according to that belief.Coach Phil TaylorTo make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.598.111237In Memory of
38Class 2009 GRACE (GORMLEY) KHALEGHIPOUR and her husband Michael welcomed their rst child, Mason Patrick, on May 19, 2019. Two weeks earlier, Grace graduated with her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, with an emphasis in autism. Grace plans to nish her supervision hours and take the board exam to become a board-certied behavior analyst. She hopes to work with kids with autism and other developmental delays. AMANDA HERRERA received her license as a Clinical Social Worker in August 2018. She works for Seton Hospital in the behavioral health department and, with her co-therapist, runs a new, grant-funded, pilot program for veterans diagnosed with PTSD. The new program has recently been on the local news and is in the running for the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare’s program of the year award. SLOAN (BRANDON) ROBINSON, her husband Blake and their son Jude (2 yrs. old) moved from Sydney, Australia to Phoenix at the beginning of the year. They are launching Hillsong College in Phoenix starting August 2019.Class 2010 SPENCER FRED graduated from the OU in 2015 with degrees in Sport Management, Accounting and Psychology. After working for a year, Spencer returned to school and received his Master in Sport Management from SMU in 2017. In 2018, Spencer took a job as a Senior Account Coordinator for Lagadere Sports, which has taken him to the Super Bowl, NFL Draft and Indy 500. JESSANNA (WEISS) FITZPATRICK married Austin Fitzpatrick on June 8, 2019.MORGAN (TIERNEY) FECHER married James Fecher on November 10, 2018 at the Verona Villa in Frisco, Texas. She and James now live in Dallas, Texas.Class 2011 MARCUS HERRERA graduated from Iowa State University in 2015 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and worked at Danfoss in Ames, Iowa for four years. In 2019, Marcus relocated to Chicago to work at HYDAC as a Global Mobile Hydraulics Sales Application Engineer for Sensors and Controls. He has earned Certied Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist and Certied Fluid Power Electronics Controls Specialist certications.TAYLOR KEPLIN graduated with a BA in Biology from Hendrix College, where she was a collegiate swimmer. In 2017, she graduated from UNT Health and Science Center with a Master of Public Health. She was employed rst at the Arkansas State Health Department and is currently an Epidemiologist for the Denton County Health Department. Taylor is engaged to Thomas J. Gans, and they will be married on September 21, 2019. SARAH MEISENHEIMER graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a BBA in Accountancy. She is currently employed as a tax auditor for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.Class 2012 JOHN DAVIS and his wife, Beth, welcomed a baby girl on June 18, 2019. Her name is Elliot (Ellie) Grace Davis. SYDNEY FRED graduated from the OU in 2016 with a degree in Social Work. After graduation, she attended Southern Methodist University and received her Master of Science in Counseling. Sydney is licensed as a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and a National Certied Counselor. Sydney works at Life Management Resources in Plano, Texas as the Intake Coordinator and a counselor. KRISTINA (LOCKE) HATFIELD graduated from the University of North Texas in 2016 with a BS, majoring in Human Resources and Family Science. Since then, she has worked in operations at Tide, located in Deep Ellum. On June 2, 2018, she married Grayson Hateld in Kyle, Texas. They purchased a house in Oak Cliff and have lived there for over a year.RILEY ROBERTS received her Master of English from the University Eagle AlumniWhere are they now?
To make a contribution or pledge, contact Krista Bates | email@example.com or 972.598.111239of Dallas in Irving in May 2019. While getting her Master’s degree, she worked for a year with Americorps in Boston. She now teaches 11th grade English at North Hills Preparatory in Irving, Tx. Class 2013MASHAAL ALI graduated from SMU in 2017 with a Business and Economics degree. Since graduating, she has worked in the hotel industry and is currently working on getting her MBA from Texas Women’s University. She recently got engaged to Hassan Zuberi, and they plan to get married in 2020. JAKE BITTING graduated from Baylor University in May 2017 with a B.B.A. Finance/Entrepreneurship. After graduating, Jake opened a Visiting Angels franchise in Richardson. In October 2018, he accepted an analyst position with Healthcare Appraisers. Jake lives in Uptown and attends Watermark Church in Dallas. This year, he began co-leading a group of high school young men.SAMANTHA CALATOZZO is earning her MBA in Marketing at the SMU Cox School of Business. She recently got engaged to Jared Cobb, who she met at POPCS in 3rd grade. Mckenzie Ramirez, a POPCS friend since Kindergarten, will be a bridesmaid in Samantha’s wedding in May.Class 2014HAYLEY (CARLOVE) BAILEY married Michael Bailey (Class of 2015) on June 9, 2019. She is teaching at Crown of Life Lutheran School in Colleyville, and she and Michael live in the Dallas area.MATT BRIGADIER graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2018. He then attended ofcer training at The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia and graduated in May 2019. He is now stationed in Okinawa, Japan for three years.NOEL MILLER graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018. She married Blake Shinkle in 2019 in Florida. They now live in Kansas and Noel is currently employed as a teacher and is pursuing her Master’s degree.ROBERT PRICE was hired as the Head Coach of Esports for the Savannah College of Art & Design and has been working and living in Georgia since November 2018. Class 2015ALEXANDRIA ARNDORFER graduated from the OU, Price College of Business in May 2019 with majors in Entrepreneurship & Venture Management and Economics, and a minor in Marketing. At OU, Alexandria served as the Executive Chair of Campus’ Relay for Life and was recognized as the Outstanding Senior in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development. Alexandria is now working as an Associate at Sendero Consulting.COLE BITTING graduated from Baylor University in May 2019 with a B.B.A. Finance/Management Information Systems. Cole is currently working at Texas Capital Bank as a Credit Analyst and living in Uptown. He enjoys spending time with friends, his girlfriend Sydnie and family.LANDON DUTRA graduated from Baylor University in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude. Landon is currently pursuing a Juris Doctoris degree from SMU Dedman School of Law. KENDALL GARRETT graduated from Mercer University in May 2019 with a BBA in Finance and Economics, and a minor in Spanish. Kendall is now employed by Ernst & Young in Dallas, Texas and is working in Transfer Pricing.RACHEL HERRERA spent a year working as a Research Assistant in the Family Sciences Department at Texas Woman’s University. She presented the preliminary ndings of her joint project “Who Belongs Together?: Children’s Perceptions of Interracial Families and Multiracial Children” at the TWU Research Symposium and Quality Enhancement Program Scholar Awards. She will graduate from TWU in December 2019 with a BS in Family Studies, a Visual Arts minor and a provisional CFLE certication. ALEX (REITINGER) HANSEN graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2018, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management and minors in business and tourism management. She married Reece Hansen, also a Texas A&M graduate, on January 5, 2019. They are now living in the home they purchased in Richardson, Texas.KAYLA MYKELOFF graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan this year with a major in Politics and
40a minor in business. She currently resides in Washington DC.AMANDA SMITH graduated from Colgate University in May 2019. She received a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. Amanda will have a gap year to work and study for the MCAT and plans to apply for medical school.CAROLYN (SOSINSKI) WARD graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma Baptist University in May 2019 with a degree in Sports Ministry. She began working full-time this summer at First Baptist Church at the Fields in Carrollton, Texas as Director of Sports and Recreation. She married Tristan Ward on June 8, 2019 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Class 2016SYDNEY LARIMORE graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2019 with a BS in Leadership, minors in both Tourism Management and Anthropology, and a Professional Certication in Hospitality Management. Sydney accepted a position in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Resort—Orlando.CORI SCHNELL was named to the 2018-19 Patriot League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll at the United States Military Academy at West Point as a student athlete with a GPA of 3.667 who participated in one of the league’s championship sports. Cori is engaged to Anthony Wentz, a fellow cadet. They will graduate and be commissioned as second lieutenants in May 2020 and be married on June 19, 2020.Class 2017GILLIAN MILLER became a published author when an article she co-wrote was published in the American Society for Microbiology publication. The article, entitled “Genome Sequences of Bacteriophages KaiHaiDragon and OneinaGillian, Isolated from Microbacterium Foliorum in Riverside, California” was published in May 2019.Class 2018DYLAN TUCKER has completed a gap year and will be attending Collin College this fall. MARSHALL MAYS will begin his sophomore year at Texas Tech as a Chemical Engineering Major. Marshall is part of the Sigma Nu fraternity.MICAH MAYS nished her freshman year at Samford University in Alabama and will be attending Texas A&M her sophomore year, majoring in Economics. Micah is a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. This past summer, Micah returned to Washington, DC as a Senate Intern for the rst part of the summer and spent the rest of the summer as an au pair, tutoring English in Madrid, Spain.An internship at NASA is a job many can only dream of, but this past summer, Garrett Jibrail (Class of ‘17) lived that dream. While a sophomore at Texas A&M, Garrett learned about the chance to intern at NASA’s Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. As an Aerospace Engineering/Honors Program major, the job was right up his alley. With the help of several A&M professors, Garrett applied, along with applicants from all over the country, and was awarded one of only nine paid internships. Garrett was the youngest recipient chosen. During his time at NASA, Garrett worked on coding and computer programming for the Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST, an experimental supersonic aircraft being developed for NASA. POPCS is excited to congratulate Garrett on this accomplishment!One POPCS Alumni is Reaching for the MoonBrendan vonBehren (Class of 2018) discovered his interest in videography at POPCS when he took a video tech class. After creating school promotional videos and working with the football team, his interest quickly turned into a passion. Brendan decided to pursue his passion at Texas A&M and was picked to work for 12th Man Productions, an honor unheard of for a freshman. Last spring, he received their “Rookie of the Year” award. “After producing social media content for baseball last spring, I will be working with the Aggie football and men’s basketball teams this fall,” says Brendan. “Prince of Peace provided me with the tools and opportunities to facilitate a God-given gift, and I will always be thankful for that.”Beyond the Classroom:Digimedia
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