2007 Texas Capitol Schoolhouse

Tentative Schedule of Events

Austin Weather

January 30, 2007 6:00 pm - 8 pm (most) travel to Austin Capitol set up tables.

January 31, 2007 7:45 lineup 8:00 am "Ringing of the Schoolhouse Bell" & Schoolhouse orientation

8:00am "Ringing of the Schoolhouse Bell"

Welcome & Orientation

Diann Boehm, Founder Texas Capitol Schoolhouse

Eanes School Distinct: West Ridge Middle School Varsity Treble Choir will sing the "National Anthem" and "Texas Our Texas"

Director: Kendra Welton Representing the Fine Arts of Texas Education

Phil Wilson, Governor Perry's Office

Mrs. Nadine Craddick, "Official Schoolhouse Mom"

Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee

Senator Eliot Shapleigh

Representative Ron Eissler

Representative Geanie Morrison

Dr. Shirley Neeley, Commissioner of Education

8:50 am Official Texas Capitol Schoolhouse picture (for elected officials, guest speakers, students and teachers)

9:00 am Schoolhouse in Session

10:30 am Capitol Schoolhouse Resolution in the Texas Senate Head to Senate Gallery (reserved area)

11:00 am Capitol Schoolhouse Senate Resolution in Senate and House chambers

12:00 pm Lunch on your own (schools will break in shifts)

4:00 pm Schoolhouse dismissed (travel to lodging & dinner on your own)


February 1, 2007

8:00 am "Ringing of the Schoolhouse Bell" & Schoolhouse orientation



Dr. Deborah Jolly

Guest speaker, Dr. Sharon L. Jackson, Deputy Associate Commissioner

Guest speaker, Representative Corbin Van Arsdale

9:00 am Schoolhouse in session

10:00 am Anita Givens, Senior Director for Instructional Technology

Guest speaker, Deputy Chief of Staff Phil Wilson

10:45 am Awards Ceremony

12:00 am Schoolhouse dismissed (pack equipment & travel home)


** Schoolhouse in session - students: share projects with schoolhouse visitors; work on research, technology projects, or other assignments; participate in meetings with legislators; and/or attend a capitol tour or other events with school sponsors.



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