TexasISD.com will not post on Monday, January 20  we will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  TexasISD.com will  resume posting on Tuesday, January 20. read more arw

SAN ANGELO, TX – The members of the District 11-1A Division 1 Executive Committee were summoned today for a hearing involving the Veribest Lady Falcons Basketball Team. The school district was accused of allowing their athletic booster club pay the fees for the student athletes to attend summer camp, enhancing their girl's basketball team capabilities. This was against UIL rules.   As 2019 was coming to an end, schools across the Concho Valley received an anonymous letter accusing the Veribest Lady Falcons of cheating. Here is the exclusive look at that letter:  view article arw

After hearing concerns from the Hispanic community at a forum earlier this week, Beaumont ISD will now hold monthly meetings with a Hispanic Advisory Committee that will be open to the public.  “We hear them, and we want the feedback,” said Jenny Angelo, executive director of curriculum and instruction. “We thought one of the best ways was to gather all of the parents together.” view article arw

Students on numerous LISD campuses have taken part in fundraisers that help not only members of the community but also children in other countries. With the help of We Help Two, students from Hudson PEP sold 302 packs of socks which will cover tuition for 1 year, new school uniforms and 2 meals a day for 3 students as well as a portion of a teacher’s salary at the school. view article arw

This month kicks off a program Mesquite ISD calls “Get to Green” targeting sixth through 12th-graders. This program is a continuation of “Settle your glitter” for pre-K through fifth-graders, which is part of the district’s Cultivating Culture initiative. view article arw

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD board of trustees adopted its 2020-21 academic calendar at a Jan. 16 meeting.  The calendar has students beginning classes Aug. 17 and breaking for the summer May 27, 2021. view article arw

Round Rock ISD staff presented an annual report to the board of trustees Jan. 16. Among the findings: an increase in students who qualify as economically disadvantaged, more than one in 10 students who are English Language Learners and State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, test scores that outpace the region and the state.   view article arw

PfISD is experiencing a near-record growth in student enrollment in the current school year, a demographer told trustees Jan. 16.  Templeton Demographics Vice President Bob Templeton reported the school district has grown by 953 students in the 2019-20 school year, the highest number in at least the last five years. Those 953 students represent 3.74% year-over-year growth in PfISD’s student population.  Overall, Templeton Demographics projects the school district could grow by 3,400 students, up to 29,881 students overall, in the next handful of years. In the next ten years, Templeton said PfISD could add more than 7,000 new students, up to 33,848 overall. view article arw

Cuero ISD Magical Mondays

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Cuero ISD Libraries offer Magical Mondays from 3:30-7 p.m. every Monday except for Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16 and April 13, for all community members. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enjoy access to all print and digital resources, Ancestry.com databases, and Rosetta Stone language software. Additional programs vary by location. Library locations are John C. French, Hunt Elementary, Cuero Junior High Library and Cuero High School. view article arw

The Humble ISD school board adopted the 2020-21 calendar during its first meeting of the school year on Jan. 14. The district decided to continue week-long breaks in October and February that debuted this school year after receiving positive parental feedback on the measures.  The public communications office developed a survey to find if the new breaks were popular among parents. The survey had 14,634 respondents, and 65% voted in favor of for a week-long October break and 62% voted for a week-long February off period. view article arw

This is a neat experience for this young man. - js - HURST, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Plano-based J.C. Penney teamed up with former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal to deliver a surprise for a 17-year-old student-athlete from Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High School.  Kylon Owens is the big man on and off campus literally. He stands 6 feet 9 inches tall. view article arw

Aldine ISD Superintendent LaTonya Goffney outlined ambitious plans Wednesday to create more school choice and magnet programs in the north Houston school district in addition to announcing a new task force aimed at improving literacy among the district’s nearly 67,000 students. view article arw

Northwest ISD officials are seeking additional input on the 2020-21 school year calendar after district residents expressed concerns over an early start date. In a district online poll that ended Jan. 13, there were 6,224 votes cast between calendar options A and B, officials said. Option B received the most votes with 3,356, but the district received a number of comments about a proposed start date of Aug. 13. view article arw

For the second year in a row, a majority of Humble ISD residents showed support for an academic calendar featuring extra holidays in the 2020-21 year. Trustees unanimously approved the 2020-21 calendar at the Jan. 14 board of trustees meeting, which features an early start date and two weeklong breaks in October and February. view article arw

After proposing two instructional calendar options for the 2020-21 school year and gathering public feedback on both, the Spring ISD board of trustees approved Option 1 in a 6-1 vote at its Jan. 14 meeting. view article arw

With the proliferation of mobile technology, smartphones and other mobile devices have become common place on all levels of education. With that understanding teachers and administrators with Sherman Independent School District are looking for ways to combat misuse of cellphones in the classroom through campus policy and classroom techniques.  District policies and mobile technology was one of the leading topics of discussion at Monday’s SISD school board meeting, and area students may soon find new policies in place to help them use applications and equipment that they are very familiar with to further their public school education. view article arw

The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees will vote on whether to approve the instructional calendar for the 2020-21 school year at its next monthly meeting Jan. 16. A committee of 35 district parents, campus administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and other members of the community convened in November to draft the calendar. The committee unanimously approved the calendar, and the board’s approval is the last step needed to become official, according to the district. view article arw

The Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees discussed potentially adopting a retirement service award program during Tuesday afternoon’s work session.The program would potentially allow Lufkin ISD teachers to sell their state sick days (up to 60 days) to the district for the price of a substitute teacher, which is currently $85 per day.“The primary motivator behind this is to cut back on the idea that when teachers retire and they accumulate so many days of state days … most people do not like to leave the job with anything on the table,” Superintendent Lynn Torres said.“So you have a phenomenon, not in all, but some, who try to take as many days as possible off during the year, which impacts instruction, it impacts the campus.”Torres said this is a reward system for teachers who are going to retire, not an incentive system to get people to retire. view article arw

WHITEHOUSE, Texas (KETK) – Whitehouse ISD is making a special request for their entire community this Friday: wear red to show support for former East Texas legend and Wildcat alumnus Patrick Mahomes. view article arw

SAN ANTONIO — The Northside ISD is anticipating a larger enrollment for the upcoming school year making it critical that parents register their children during their Kinder Roundup in order to ensure they get a seat at their neighborhood elementary school. They expect more than 7,000 kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year.  Kinder Roundup will be held for ten days beginning January 21. The annual event gives parents a chance to pre-register for school, meet the teachers and tour classrooms. view article arw

Students tie for second in writing competition  Argyle High School students Jaclyn Harris and Sarah Crowder tied for second place in the recent Lone Star Journalism Writing Contest.  The annual contest requires students to have a general interest article published in a local newspaper. It is organized each year by the Texas Press Association and the Interscholastic League Press Conference. view article arw

Gov. Greg Abbott has declared January School Board Recognition Month to honor the more than 7,200 locally elected trustees in Texas.These unpaid volunteers work closely with the community to support the success of public education, oversee the district superintendent, and attend trainings to encourage constant growth, all to ensure students have the best schools possible. The Texas Association of School Boards is joining the celebration by encouraging the community to show appreciation to these men and women. view article arw

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Comal Independent School District is offering a one-time grandfather option to Canyon High School ninth and 10th grade students who reside inside the attendance boundaries of a new high school scheduled to open in the fall.  Students who want to remain at Canyon must complete the grandfather transfer form between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, a news release said. Students who choose to stay at Canyon will complete their high school years there. view article arw

Students and teachers from throughout the El Paso Independent School District will gather on Saturday to for the third annual Discover EPISD Expo.  According to district officials, the event gives families from all over the region the chance to learn more about the academic and extracurricular options schools in the District offer its students. view article arw

The district is working with Skillpoint Alliance, a job training organization. Parents will be prepared for jobs in manufacturing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and even as a nursing assistant.  A spokesperson for Pflugerville ISD said they're doing this as a way to remove barriers for parents and their families. view article arw

A 19-year-old driver was arrested Sunday after his passenger died in a car fire after a major accident in Fort Bend County. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said Lee Cruz Trevino, Jr was in the driver’s seat when he struck a tree in the 900 block of Lum Road and his car caught fire. view article arw

City of Bowie and Bowie ISD partner with internship program view article arw

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is seeking volunteers to speak to Cy-Fair ISD middle school students throughout the month of February, according to a press release from the district. All 18 CFISD middle school campuses will host JA Inspire Day on various dates, replacing the former annual program that was held at the Berry Center. view article arw

Starting in fall 2020, Lone Star College System will be one of the first community colleges in the state where students can work toward certain four-year degrees. Officials announced Dec. 10 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved LSCS to begin offering Bachelor of Science in nursing, Bachelor of Applied Technology in cybersecurity and Bachelor of Science in energy, manufacturing and trades management. “This is a significant milestone for Lone Star College,” Stephen C. Head, LSCS Chancellor, said in a press release. “This approval allows Lone Star College to expand its commitment to providing high-quality academic and workforce programs in response to our area employers’ needs.” view article arw

VICTORIA, Texas – Even if you aren’t a student attending a Victoria school district campus – you are still welcome to either one of the upcoming High School Open House nights. The district seeks to highlight new programs available on its high school campuses.  Shawna Currie, Victoria school district communications director, shares more. view article arw

New Year, Same Vision!

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Happy New Year from Pastors for Texas Children!   Our ministry has already hit the ground running for 2020, because we’re kicking off the New Year with more Celebrations of Public Education across our great state! At these events, we’ll gather with faith leaders and community partners to celebrate our neighborhood public schools: a guarantee of the Texas State Constitution and a key provision of God’s common good!  view article arw

As the spring semester begins and high school students are making their college selections, Goliad High School will host recruiters and faculty members from the University of Houston-Victoria on Jan. 24 to showcase what the university has to offer area students and to connect with the university’s Goliad alumni. view article arw

WOODVILLE, Texas — Southeast Texas is set to honor a fallen soldier on Monday as he is taken to a Tyler County funeral home. The body of Jasper native Army Specialist Jacoby McFarland will be taken to Coleman's Family Mortuary in Woodville on Jan. 13. Tyler County residents are asked to line his arrival route Monday morning before 10 a.m.   view article arw

Coppell ISD held its first Spanish Spelling Bee in December.  Bruno Castillo, a dual language immersion (DLI) fifth-grader at Denton Creek Elementary, won the Spelling Bee and, Eric Hall, also a DLI fifth-grader from Denton Creek, was the runner up.  Castillo will represent CISD at the Regional Spanish Spelling Bee in Richardson in February. Hall is the alternate. view article arw

For many, 2020 will be the year of politics and what promises to be the most contentious presidential election since, well, the last one. Here in San Antonio, however, voters should see 2020 as the year of education opportunity.  This week brings into focus two key education initiatives. Each one holds the promise of elevating San Antonio’s low education outcomes and helping lift the city from its U.S. Census ranking as having the highest percentage of people living in poverty among the nation’s 25 most populous metropolitan areas. view article arw