The Fourcast

Artistic Endeavors From the Other Side

April 21, 2011

How St. Mark's and Cistercian approach the arts   Although the arts may seem more prevalent among girls, fine arts programs at boys’ schools are an important part of producing well-rounded students. Cistercian Pr...

Picking Up Their Own Paintbrushes

February 24, 2011

  For Christina Brandt, who teaches art in Lower and Middle School, art is a way to communicate her emotions, honor her mother and capture both the “decay in her [mother’s] brain as well as some things to remember her as she was bef...

Pillsbury’s Play Staged at Dallas Children’s Theater

February 24, 2011

Senior Samantha Pillsbury, one of Hockaday’s own actresses and playwrights, recently made her public debut, at the age of 18, in the Dallas theater scene. Her original play Complicated, inspired by real-life teen experiences, was performed at Hockada...

Serving up Smiles

February 23, 2011

[nggallery id=4]   Every Thursday, I carpool to Tom C. Gooch Elementary School to tutor and many Saturdays, I board the Hocka-bus to Jubilee, Carr P. Collins, or Salvation Army.  This year, I discovered that I love...

Hockaday Art Students Create a Mural for Renowned Chef’s Restaurant

February 23, 2011

When a group of 10 Hockaday students met directly with renowned chef Kent Rathbun on Jan. 19, it was clear that plans for the outdoor mural of Rathbun’s Blue Plate are well underway. Welcoming of and interested in the students...

Monkeying Around

October 6, 2010

[nggallery id=1]   I took these pictures when I went on a family vacation to Nagano, Japan last winter. In Mrs. Lindsay’s Human Evolution class, we watched a video that mentioned a hot spring hotel where Japanese...

Guest Choreographer Teaches Dance Department

October 6, 2010

  Kate Walker started dancing at age four. She had turned down gymnastics lessons a year earlier because “I didn’t want to do anything but wait until I was old enough to dance. And I haven’t stopped since then.”  Walker came to Hockaday la...

Blaydes of Glory: Acting Director Chooses Play of Plays

October 6, 2010

Even with this year’s fall production quickly approaching, Hockaday and St. Mark’s acting teacher Rod Blaydes sits relaxed in the St. Mark’s greenroom.  “I’m always looking for shows that give insight into w...

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