Fourth grade

After school chess club

High school help

We love to be able to highlight our connections with community. We are so grateful to Paige Portele, librarian at Garland High School and members of the GHS chess club. They come to Shugart each Thursday, after school to help our chess club learn to play the game. We have fun learning and playing the game. More importantly, we appreciate the critical thinking skills that our students are learning along the way.  Our Thursday meetings are so valuable. The high school students volunteer their time to help our students, and our students receive the benefit of their expertise. We sincerely hope that, a few years from now, our chess club members will return to Shugart to teach others. This is an experience that we hope to repeat year after year.