New principal named of Four Points Middle School

Leander ISD Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D., announced Steve Crawford as the principal of Four Points Middle School on Thursday, July 18.

“Steve is a dynamic, proven leader in our district,” Troxell said. “He brings a great deal of experience in best instructional practices and has demonstrated an ability to create a campus learning culture that sets and promotes high expectations of learning for all students and staff. He is a lifelong, effective, approachable communicator, and he has developed a superb track record of successful collaboration among teachers, staff, parents and community members.” 

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River Place Rapids recap 2019 swim season

By PAULA Schumann, RP Rapids President

The River Place Rapids swim team completed a fantastic season at the All Star Invitational Meet at Westwood Country Club on June 24. Forty-seven swimmers participated in the event, in either an individual event or as part of a relay. 

Three swimmers — Lucy Griego, Gwynna Simmons and Abby Naden — placed in the final individual overall standings. There were also multiple all-time records broken by 13 different swimmers!  

The Rapids, sponsored by River Place Country Club, swim in the Austin Hills Swim League. The team competed in eight regular season meets from late April to the end of June.

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Arcis Golf invests in River Place Country Club with member input

River Place Country Club was sold from Dominion Golf Group to Arcis Golf in April. The new ownership/management company seeks to make some improvements to the family-oriented club this year. LESLEE BASSMAN

By LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News

By the time this edition reaches Four Points homes, River Place Country Club members might have already spotted some changes in the facility’s grounds, with more improvements on the way.

On April 23, Dallas-based Arcis Golf took over ownership and management operations of the RPCC, 4207 River Place Blvd., together with all Dominion Golf Group clubs.

“We identified Dominion Golf Group as a great candidate that would fit really nicely in our portfolio,”  said Jim Oliver, Arcis chief operating officer.

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Four local Destination Imagination teams compete at Global Finals

A 5th grader from Steiner Ranch Elementary showing off their clock costume.

Four Destination Imagination teams from Steiner Ranch recently competed in the Destination Imagination Global Finals, nicknamed “The World’s Largest Celebration of Creativity”.

Held in Kansas City from May 22-25, Global Finals featured 17,000+ spectators from 45 U.S. states and over 30 countries. There were “Olympic-style” opening ceremonies with teams marching into the arena waving their flags and and closing ceremonies with awards presented. 

“At the beginning of the (school) year, we read through their rules, the scorecard, and the requirements, and we wonder how kids this young will be able to solve challenges this complex… and every year, they amaze us with their creations,” said Jake Leffler, who has been managing DI teams for five years. 

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