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Originally delivered on 6/23/2023 1:26 pm

SUBJECT: Visual Arts Guild Summer News June 23

Visual Arts Guild

June 23, 2023

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Hello Visual Arts Guild!

We hope you are enjoying summer break. 

If you have one minute, check out this quick list of news and updates. If you have five minutes, read the full newsletter below.


Enrollment for all new and returning students is now open. Visit the DISD website and click 'enroll now' to begin the process. It is helpful to have this online registration completed before Pegasus Pick Up. If you are registering for the first time you will need to create an account. You will need your student's ID number. As part of the registration you will need to upload your proof of identification and proof of residency, and your student's immunization record. Direct general enrollment questions to 972 925 5560.

Dates for Pegasus Pick Up (PPU) have changed since the last newsletter. Freshmen are now Monday, July 31. Sophomores and juniors are Tuesday, August 1 and seniors are Wednesday, August 2.

Incoming students still have Flight School on Friday, August 4. This is a chance for students to spend a day at the school, learn their schedule, and hear from current BTW students and faculty.

We will send info on both PPU and Flight School as we receive it. 

If you are interested in volunteering during PPU, check out the sign up. Volunteers will man the Visual Arts Guild table, sell merchandise, help families join the guild, and answer questions. Parents and students are welcome to volunteer!


The YoungArts 2024 application is now open. If you aren't familiar with YoungArts, it is one of the only organizations in the U.S. that supports artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development. Artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the U.S. are encouraged to apply in the discipline of their choice. All applications are judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process, and award winners are offered a lifetime of artistic support and ongoing connection with an extraordinarily robust network of peers and mentors.

BTW had several finalists in the 2023 competition, and two of the finalists went on to be named U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. 

Visit the YoungArts website for details.

The Smart Project, created by BTW alum Nitashia Johnson, is hosting FREE summer workshops in digital media and photography. Registration deadline is June 25. Camps run Saturdays from July 1-29. A limited number of DART passes are available. Visit The Smart Project website for details.

The Dallas Museum of Art is offering $15 all-access passes this summer. Visit for details.

The Meadows Museum at SMU is currently looking for volunteers to serve as docents. The museum provides art history and gallery teaching training. Spanish language ability is helpful, but not a requirement.

Applications are due July 31. Visit the website for complete details or to register for an informational Zoom session on July 10 at 11 a.m. 


The Visual Arts Guild is hosting Freshman FYI, an informational Zoom call for all incoming families, on Tuesday, August 8 at 6 p.m. We'll have a panel of current and former students and parents to answer your questions about the Visual Arts Conservatory and the Visual Arts GuildRegister on the Visual Arts Guild website so we can send you the call details. And let us know if you have any questions you'd like us to address.


The deadline to submit a design for the Class of 2024 t-shirt is June 30All submissions will be presented to the senior class for a vote. The winning design will go to print over the summer so that your t-shirts will be ready for your first week back to school! And be sure to submit your t-shirt size by June 30

Since the Pegasus Pick Up dates were changed, the date for Senior Headshots has also changed to August 2Schedule your session online. You can pre-pay or pay with cash, check or card on August 2. When you sign up, please include in the comment whether you have paid online or will pay in person. If you can't make August 2, we'll have makeups on Tuesday, August 22


We have a few open volunteer positions for 2023-24. Whether you want to be a committee chair, committee member or occasional volunteer, we have something for you and appreciate every volunteer!

This week's volunteer spotlight - NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY!

Looking for a short-term commitment that makes a big difference? We are looking for someone to lead our North Texas Giving Day efforts in 2023. NTX Giving Day is one of our biggest fundraisers - and we know it could be bigger! Prep work starts in August and leads up to the actual event on September 21. All the materials are provided - you just put your own stamp on the event!

Email if you're interested!

Saturday, June 24
4:00p Visual Arts Guild Board Meeting, 4 p.m.
Monday, July 31
8:30a Pegasus Pick Up / Registration for Freshmen
Tuesday, August 1
8:30a Pegasus Pick Up / Registration for Sophomores & Juniors
Wednesday, August 2
8:30a Pegasus Pick Up / Registration for Seniors
8:40a Senior Headshots
Friday, August 4
9:00a Flight School
Tuesday, August 8
6:00p Freshman FYI
Monday, August 14
9:00a First day of 2023-24 school year
Tuesday, August 22
8:40a Senior Headshots Make-Up Sessions
Thursday, September 21
North Texas Giving Day 2023
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