Connor Elton, Local 12 Year Old, Releases His First Single

“Sweet Memories” by Connor Elton

Have you heard of Connor Elton?  You might want to get his autograph soon because we think he’s going places…straight up the music charts!

Local Midland student, musician, and talented singer/songwriter, Connor Elton, has just released his first single Sweet Memories and it’s available now in iTunes.

Connor is a 12 year old student at Trinity School in Midland. He started his musical journey at age 6 and currently plays the guitar, piano, and saxophone.  Connor says, “I like to sing songs from my heart and hope that people will enjoy my singing and continue to support me as my musical career moves forward.” We already love this song Connor and can’t wait to hear more from you in the future.

Sweet Memories is an original song written by Connor and two of his friends. He is currently working on other songs and will be recording them later this year.

Song is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Spotify.
To follow Connor, subscribe to his YouTube Channel


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January Events Calendar – Highlights

January’s events calendar is filling up!

If you haven’t hopped over to the Events Calendar yet, go take a peek and find something fun for your whole family.  Many events on our calendar are free or reasonably priced and open to the public.

If you’re on social media, we post information about local activities, conferences, announcements, etc. on our Facebook Page.

Just a few highlights below for January!

Midland YMCA Super Bowl Squares 2018

Baby Storytime

Third Thursday Reading Program

Odessa College Basketball vs Howard College – Spirit Night!

Garden Explorers: Weather

Free Guided Trail Walk

Royal Penguin Child/Family Paint Session
Activities for Kids in Midland Texas
 activities for kids in Odessa
Raising a family in Midland
Raising a family in Permian Basin
What is there to do in Midland
Events in Midland
Events in the Permian Basin

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“More Recess, Please”

Permian Kids’s founder, Summer Belloni, is advocating for more recess in local public elementary schools. Here is the local coverage in the MRT from

Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
















“One fifteen  (15) minute break per day in a child’s long 7 1/2 hour school day isn’t enough to promote a healthy mind and body,” Belloni said.

After considering the research for themselves, several Midland schools have already made changes, and we’re hearing more will be evaluating their recess schedules in January 2018!

We encourage all parents to schedule a meeting with their child’s principal and offer support for more recess.

Schools such as Fasken, Yarborough, Fannin, Carver, and Scharbauer have already, or will be considering new models to incorporate additional recess time for some grade levels.


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Midland’s Gifted Education Services

It’s that time of year again.  For those who and are new to Midland and want your child tested for public, gifted education these deadlines are important. If you haven’t read this article yet “MISD Public Gifted Education”, we strongly recommend reading it.

Applications for gifted (GEM and GT) are due Tuesday, January 31st!

Orientation Sessions are being held on the following dates/locations:

Elementary (GEM)
Grades 1-5
Carver Center, 1300 Wall Street
Tuesday, January 16
12 noon and 5pm

Secondary (GT)
Grades 6-11
Carver Center, 1300 Wall Street
Wednesday, January 17
12 noon and 5pm

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