The Big Send-Off: Luggage, Linens, Laptop

Investments in our College Readiness Program from Toyota and the JCPenney Communities Foundation made college visits and SAT/ACT Test Prep possible throughout the school year. For their final visit to campus, we were proud to send off the Class of 2020 with a few items they might need in their next chapter, including: An oversized […]

A Formula for Success: BOMLA Senior Class is Highest-Earning in College Scholarship Funds

Traditionally, college-bound advisors help hundreds of students a year identify potential options for pursuing higher education, sometimes with little to no personalization or guidance beyond an application. BOMLA’s College Bound Advisor Misty Williams is so much more than traditional.   “I like to consider myself their one-stop college shop,” Williams said. “In addition to identifying […]

Alumni Spotlight: Taking the Stage as a Catalyst for Change

Earlier this year, TEDx Pleasant Grove hosted speakers from Dallas and beyond on the theme “Open.” Among them were established professionals and changemakers such as Caryoln Coker Ross, an eating disorder and addiction expert, Poonam Patel, founder of Urban Loop Studio, and Thomas Palmer, BOMLA alumnus and aspiring lawyer and senator. Modeled after the popular […]

Education in the Age of COVID-19: How BOMLA Teachers Kept the Connection

BOMLA math and student leadership teacher Tracey Etheredge-Alford last saw her students face-to-face before spring break. When school resumed, because of the impacts from COVID-19, her freshmen through senior-level classes existed solely online. But Etheredge-Alford wasn’t going to let a screen stand in the way of great education. “I knew I wanted to still be […]

Celebrate Success with BOMLA: Senior Signing Day is May 19

While BOMLA actively celebrates the success of our students year-round, Senior Signing Day is an opportunity for friends, family and the community to join us in recognizing our outstanding seniors and their next life chapter. This year, BOMLA is proud to announce JCPenney and Toyota Motor Corporation as our Senior Signing Day presenting sponsors, showcasing […]

Going for Gold: Introducing BOMLA’s First eSports Team

What do charity, mindfulness and team building have in common? eSports gaming at BOMLA, believe it or not. The idea became reality when two seniors approached literature, debate and creative writing teacher Jeff Chetoni about enlisting his help to start a team on campus. After a few learning curves, Chetoni learned that Dallas Independent School […]

Alumni Spotlight: Taking the Stage as a Catalyst for Change

On January 25, TEDx Pleasant Grove hosted speakers from Dallas and beyond on the theme “Open.” Among them were established professionals and changemakers such as Caryoln Coker Ross, an eating disorder and addiction expert, Poonam Patel, founder of Urban Loop Studio, and Thomas Palmer, BOMLA alumnus and aspiring lawyer and senator. Modeled after the popular […]