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Third grade girls at Texas Day. Third grade girls at Texas Day.

Third graders from Providence Christian School and West Dallas Community School met at Farmers Branch Historical Park for their annual Texas Day celebration on April 26.  Students from both schools had written to each other in anticipation of the event and met for the first time at the park. The schools are sister schools in that they share the same curriculum and teaching. 

The students toured an authentic log cabin, a garden, and a chuck wagon where they ground coffee. They wrote on slates and sat in antique desks in the schoolhouse.  They also toured the Gilbert House, which is the oldest house in Dallas County on its original foundation.  The students watched actors portraying Sam Houston and Deliens Rose, a woman who witnessed the Texas Revolution. Together, the students recited William B. Travis’ Letter, one of many passages committed to memory by the children during the year.

The students had a barbeque lunch followed by a sing-along by the Trinity Levee Singers, a three-legged race, and “barrel racing” where the children ran figure eights riding stick ponies.  The Providence children said goodbye to their West Dallas friends, as everyone rode off into the sunset back to their schools.

Since 1989, Providence Christian School of Texas has provided academically able students from preschool to 8th grade with a challenging educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent, and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.  Providence’s core values are faith, family, intellect, counterculturalism, and stewardship. More information about the School can be found by calling 214-302-2800 or by visiting

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