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SUBJECT: Visual Arts Guild News - May 12, 2024

Visual Arts Guild

May 12, 2024

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Good evening Visual Arts parents, students and supporters! 

Some quick news and updates for the week of May 13.


Tuesday, May 14 is the final PTSA meeting of the school year at 6 p.m. in the Commons. The Visual Arts Guild will not have a May meeting. 

Saturday, June 8 is our first guild summer social from 2-4 p.m. We hope all our parents/guardians will attend to meet other parents and learn more about the 2024-25 school year. We'll send more details soon.

Look for more info on our June 8 social!

Pegasus Pick Up is Booker T's version of registration. At Pegasus Pick Up students and families can pick up schedules, pay for lockers and parking spaces, order yearbooks, take ID photos and senior headshots, join the PTSA and guilds, and purchase merchandise. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend with the student. Incoming 9th grade students are scheduled on Monday, July 29. Rising sophomores and juniors are Tuesday, July 30, and rising seniors are Wednesday, July 31. We'll provide more information on what to expect at Pegasus Pick Up over the summer.


The Visual Arts Guild online store will close for the summer. If you want to order merch before the break, please order by May 17. We will open again at Pegasus Pick Up, July 29-31.


Current members, we hope you'll renew your membership in the guild for the 2024-25 school year. All our members receive our weekly newsletter, but with a sponsorship (starting at just $25), you'll have access to the online directory, receive guild merch, and your student will be eligible for a $150 Visual Arts grant and the $1,500 senior scholarship.

As a reminder, we do not have ticketed events so sponsorships provide the majority of funding for the receptions and events we host, the grants and scholarships we award, and the support we provide our faculty. Every dollar you contribute directly benefits our students and faculty.


If you or someone you know is interested in a sustaining sponsorship, you can refer to the Visual Arts Guild website for details or email Our sustaining sponsors receive a variety of perks and promotion at our events in exchange for their sponsorship.


For 33 years, we have hosted Young American Talent, welcoming North Texas students to BTW for an exhibit, reception and awards ceremony. The exhibit runs through May 18 in the Hudson Gallery and the reception and awards ceremony were Thursday, May 9.

Thank you to committee chair Kay Wood and volunteers Marie-Louise Van Hummel, Gina Pavon, Christy Black, Jodi Carlton and Britt Piburn for making this another amazing year.

If you haven't seen the exhibit or didn't make the reception, you can follow Young American Talent on Instagram as winners continue to be announced.


Monday, May 13 is the first half day for seniors. There is a senior meeting at 10:30 in the MAT and the senior/faculty volleyball game is at 5 p.m. in the Commons. Check the Class of 2024 page for details on all end-of-year events.

Sunday, May 19 is the deadline to complete the interest form for the All-School Musical. This is for ALL STUDENTS - everyone from vocalists to sound board operators to costume to dance must complete an interest form. Vocalists and actors must also schedule an audition time.

Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 are the audition dates for singing roles for the 2024 All-School Musical, On Your Feet.

Thursday, May 23 is the audition date for dancers.

Saturday, May 25 is the Class of 2024 graduation at the Meyerson. Booker T graduations are unlike any other. You can stream the event from the Dallas ISD website. The link to the live event will be posted five minutes prior to the ceremony.

Monday, July 29 is Pegasus Pick Up for incoming 9th graders. Tuesday, July 30 is for rising 10-11th graders, and seniors are scheduled on July 31. You'll get more details from the school and the guild over the summer.

Monday, August 12 is the first day of the 2024-25 school year.

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered during Faculty Appreciation Week. The Booker T faculty was treated to a coffee bar on Monday and lunch on Friday, courtesy of the PTSA. The Visual Arts Guild also thanked our faculty with book store and movie gift cards, candy and flowers. On Thursday, Visual Arts faculty enjoyed a catered lunch, courtesy of the Visual Arts seniors!

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