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The Alamo was one of many interesting sites the students of Bishop Dunne visited during a trip this month to San Antonio and Austin. The 7th and 8th graders learned about Texas history and science, and finished up the two day trip with a visit to the Texas State Capitol and the House Chamber before returning to Dallas.

Falcon Middle School Students Visit Austin and San Antonio


Bishop Dunne 7th and 8th grade students traveled to San Antonio and Austin for special lessons in Texas history and science on May 2-3, 2016.

On Monday, students and teachers left early for San Antonio, where they arrived in time to have lunch at the historical Mi Tierra Restaurant in Market Square. They visited the Alamo and learned how and why it was built, who it was named after, and how it became a symbol of Texas independence.

Students spent the afternoon visiting Mission Concepción, which was built in 1716. Mission Concepción is the best preserved mission in the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. They then traveled to Sea World for their overnight stay. They saw and petted the sharks; fed the sea lions and stingrays; and saw beluga whales, orcas, and dolphins. The girls camped in the penguin pavilion, and the boys camped in the reptile pavilion. As part of their behind-the-scenes experience, students were able to preview exhibits that are under construction.

On Tuesday, students and teacher packed up and headed to Austin, where they visited the Bob Bullock Museum. This museum owns a large collection of artifacts that bring Texas history to life for visitors. The group then made a stop at the Texas State Capitol and visited the House Chamber before heading home to Dallas in the afternoon.

Bishop Dunne students have multiple opportunities to travel while attending the school. Last month a group travelled to New York to visit a few college campuses and see the sights. In June, ten students will go to Nicaragua on a Mission Trip. Another trip is planed for Italy for Spring Break 2017.

Bishop Dunne also offers a number of athletic and academic camps in the summer. For more information see the school's website:

Be a Falcon for a Day! For more information: or call 214-339-6561.

Save the date: the Annual Bishop Dunne 100 Dinner is October 20, 2016,  at the Dallas Omni Hotel downtown

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