Alto ISD District Need

April 1708:39 AM

Superintendents,- As you all know, one of our Region 7 districts received severe damage due to last weekend’s storms. Alto ISD is in need of several portable buildings while their facilities are under repair. If your district is able to help, please contact Kelly West, Alto ISD Superintendent at read more arw

Some local students interested in a career in nursing will have an opportunity to earn an associate's degree while in high school. The proposed program in the works at Fox Tech High School and would be the second within the San Antonio Independent School District. view article arw

For high school students who are looking to get a jump on their college education, the San Jacinto College Dual Credit program may be a good fit for them. It allows students to enroll and take college courses while they're still in high school.  Channelview High School senior Diojni Valle is getting ready to graduate with a high school diploma. She'll also receive an associate's degree from San Jac as well. She did it by doubling up classes during her junior and senior years of high school.  view article arw

A Central Texas baseball team is helping storm survivors. The Thorndale High School Baseball team took the day off to volunteer in Robertson County Wednesday. view article arw

Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley hosted its 7th annual HYPE – Career Expo on Wednesday in Bryan. The event was held at the Brazos County Expo Center. view article arw

The Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees met for its regular meeting to approve over half a million dollars in instructional materials and also presented finalized changes to the proof of residency requirements. The trustees have seen several adaptations in the proof of residency document all school year and presented the finalized list of requirements. The district requires a resident residing within the attendance zone to provide at least one of five forms of documentation. Applications for students and family living with a ROISD resident are available as well as for residing with a grandparent. view article arw

Expanding the AVID Leadership Coaching program from Bonham to other middle schools next year was just one of the items explored during the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin leadership team meeting at Complex Community Federal Credit Union Training Center. The leadership coaching program involves 75 volunteers from the Odessa Police Department, hospital, City of Odessa, community members and business to Bonham. The students learned everything from looking someone in the eye and introducing themselves with a handshake to time management and conversing with adults. view article arw

When the final bell rings at Pine Tree middle and junior high schools, many students rush to the bus or their parents’ cars to end the school day. But for some, such as fifth-grader Keliza Hernandez, the best part of the day is just starting. view article arw

Spring ISD was selected Tuesday by The Holdsworth Center for the second cohort of a 5-year partnership focused on helping public school districts grow their pipeline of inspiring leaders so that teachers thrive and students excel on every campus. view article arw

Socorro Independent School District student population topped 47,000 on March 28. The district reached the new milestone when third-grader Jesus A. Rodriguez enrolled at Robert R. Rojas Elementary in the Socorro feeder pattern. “The way they welcomed my son was definitely a surprise and it made us feel very special,” said Lyzzett Hernandez, Jesus’ mom. “I did my research before enrolling my kids in this school, and everyone said great things about it. As a mom, that is what you want for your child, for them to receive the best education possible.” view article arw

There's a very important bond vote coming up for Channelview ISD. If approved, students and families will be able to take advantage of the benefits for many years to come. With over 600 new homes being constructed in the area, Channelview ISD Superintendent Greg Ollis says it's no secret that classroom sizes are increasing. view article arw

Twelve student teachers from Texas A&M received blue coats to symbolize the start of their journey as the first members of aggieTERM. AggieTERM is a new program established between Texas A&M and the Bryan school district that gives A&M pre-service teachers a clinical residency, which means a full year of student teaching instead of the typical semester. In addition to the full year of student teaching, the students also commit to working in Bryan schools for at least three years following their graduation from A&M. view article arw

Some local students interested in a career in nursing will have an opportunity to earn a degree while in high school. The proposed program in the works at Fox Tech High School and would be the second within the San Antonio Independent School District. Students at Fox Tech High School are excited to hear about a new program that will allow students to graduate as certified registered nurses or RNs. view article arw

Huntington High School students made contact with the International Space Station Monday morning. This was the students’ second time attempting contact. The first attempt in February was hampered by technical difficulties — the students could hear the astronaut, but the astronaut couldn’t hear the students. view article arw

The Texas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would create a student loan repayment program for Texas peace offices who have served at least four consecutive years and commit to a career in law enforcement. Senate Bill 16 (SB 16), which was written by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills), passed through the Senate by a unanimous vote of 31-0. view article arw

POLLOK, TX (KTRE) - Central ISD’s faculty members, staff, and students wore green Monday to honor and remember 8-year-old Dilynn Creel, who died as a result of the storms that blew through East Texas Saturday.  Dilynn, a second grader who attended Central Elementary, and his 3-year-old brother Jace were killed when a tree fell on their parents’ vehicle in the 1800 block of Dewitt Henson Road Saturday afternoon.  East Texas News spoke to Anita Byrd, the principal of Central Elementary, and Christi Rowe, a grief counselor at the school. They said that many of the students are having a hard time dealing with the news of Dilynn and Jace’s deaths. view article arw

COTULLA, Texas (AP) — A statue of Lyndon Baines Johnson holding a book has been unveiled at a South Texas school where the future president taught more than 30 years before reaching the White House.  LBJ's daughter, Luci Baines Johnson, was on hand Saturday at Wellhausen School in Cotulla (kuh-TOO'-luh), 80 miles (128.74 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio.  The San Antonio Express-News reports more than 500 people attended the unveiling by sculptor Armando Hinojosa at the school where LBJ taught and was a coach and principal in 1928-29. view article arw

(Don't think I have ever seen an editorial like this. I would welcome an article from Kemp ISD giving the other side. - js) Kemp Independent School District Board of Education,  My name is Bryant Martin and I am the owner and publisher of My wife and I are both fifth-generation Kaufman County natives whose family has built, lived, worked, been educated and served in this very community for over a century. view article arw

When it comes to the future of the Austin Independent School District, leaders say they want to make community members and parents part of the decision-making process. This week, they'll begin hosting a series of community workshops to get community input and insight on some of the proposed changes the district is currently working on.  view article arw

Pay increase to make district more competitive in Dallas-Fort Worth Richardson Independent School District plans to raise new teacher salaries above area average, a move that might boost recruitment of graduates of UTD’s teacher certification program. Currently, the new teacher salaries for RISD are $52,275, which is below Frisco, Garland and Plano ISD’s $53,000 and McKinney’s $53,850. Assistant Director of Student Teaching and Field Experience at the Teacher Development Center Barbara Ashmore said despite the salary differences, RISD has been one of the most popular destinations for UTD teacher certification graduates. view article arw

Franklin ISD says it plans on having school on Tuesday now that power is being restored. According to Franklin ISD, the high school and middle school have electrical power now. view article arw

A prom proposal by a Vandegrift High School student has led to some controversy. The proposal was sent on Snapchat and showed a student holding a sign that read, "If I was black I'd be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking U 4 Prom." view article arw

The Jacksonville Education Foundation announced three recent memorial donations to benefit Jacksonville ISD students and staff. Two new named scholarships were established and endowed by a Jacksonville High School alumnus and his wife, and another in memory of a former JHS teacher to last for 25 years. A family memorial donation has also designated a JEF Indian Chief award while endowing classroom grants for the next 10 years. view article arw

Miles ISD Mourns Death of Student

April 1608:25 AM

 The Miles ISD began mourning the death of a student on Monday. The Principal for Miles High School released the following statement regarding the student: "Dear Parents, I am writing with great sadness to inform you that yesterday, one of our students, Gage Hite, died. This is a very difficult time for the family, our school, and the community and we ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. view article arw

McAllen Independent School District named Best Community for Music Education in the Nation for the seventh consecutive year. Officials say the award is based on the district's entire music program from elementary through high school.  view article arw

Christy Reddish opened the gate her backyard fence and walked down a mowed path of grass to the creek behind her fence. She has fond memories here. Her sons' tree fort overlooks the stones filling the dry creek bed, and she recounts the family Christmas cards they've taken in this exact spot. Yet lately, the creek has become divisive. view article arw

The Edinburg Rotary Club recently highlighted the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District’s Fine Arts Program during its luncheon meeting at the Echo Hotel in Edinburg. read more arw

Jennings Rauschenbach is president of the Coppell High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Growing up with a volunteer role model, Rauschenbach always saw what it meant to give back. As president, she’s serving the school district and helping develop ideas that can assist teachers. She said she would like to see PTO continue to attract new faces. view article arw

Two education advocacy groups are again pouring big bucks into Dallas ISD trustee races in an effort to keep alive school reforms that they hope are attracting families back to the district. view article arw

Walk into any classroom at any level, and you’ll see a variety of students. In a room of 20-25, you’ll find 20-25 different personalities, ability levels and learning styles. Each comes from a different environment; each person has his or her own motivation for getting through each day. They’re all different. There’s no such thing as a standardized kid. So why all the emphasis on standardized testing? view article arw

Attending an Ivy League school may seem like a high reach, or some believe the it would take a miracle for someone from the Valley to gain acceptance to a school like Harvard. But PSJA's Ivy League and University Summer Tour Program is helping its underclassmen know these schools are an option after high school. And to help their students believe its possible they are taking them to explore these ‘miracle’ schools with PSJA teachers who have graduated from Harvard University. view article arw

For the past few years, Tyler ISD has been revising its curriculum as it aims to produce better academic outcomes. Next school year, classrooms will be equipped with books that TISD teachers helped choose, and which better match the new curriculum. The district is working to replace kindergarten through eighth-grade reading and language arts textbooks, with educators leading the way. view article arw

A gardening initiative at Nacogdoches Independent School District is encouraging students to get outside and get their hands dirty. Nacogdoches Gardens is an initiative that promotes outdoor education, specifically gardening, at all of the schools within Nacogdoches, private and public. “It’s very hands-on, and I enjoy being outside and really interacting with our environment more,” one student said. “We don’t do that now that we’r view article arw

For the first time ever, the Austin Independent School District will have an equity officer—a new administrative role whose only job will be to assess and address equity gaps. view article arw