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Fort Bend ISD had planned the Making Lemonade out of Lemons mental wellness workshop held on Oct. 11 before Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on many of the district's families, but the disaster made the event even more appropriate. About 85 students, staff and community members gathered at Clements High School in Sugar Land last Wednesday to hear from author and mental health speaker Joshua Rivedal on developing healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety. view article arw

Raymondville ISD has come up with a method to reach out to parents and students in emergency situations. view article arw

Local Activist Quanell X held a press conference Monday, to address the Conroe ISD racist Snapchat bullying incident. The family of a Woodlands High School student wants the principal and the Conroe school district to take action regarding racism on campus. The recent protest stems from a recent Snapchat that RJ and LaToika King’s daughter received from a male student at the same school. view article arw

A suspicious package delivered to Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos led to a response from the bomb squad Monday evening. Officials said after scanning the package they determined the contents were not harmful. As a safety precaution, San Marcos CISD evacuated all students from campus and canceled evening activities. view article arw

Killeen ISD removed a teacher from Palo Alto Middle School and barred him from all campuses pending the outcome of an investigation into his alleged "inappropriate conduct," KISD wrote in an emailed message to parents. In the message, the district identified him as eight grade science teacher David House. The district said the decision to remove House was made after an allegation was made by students. view article arw

A Frisco ISD parent said a fifth-grader grabbed her son's genitals through his clothes and pinned him against a bathroom wall by his throat, but school officials brushed the incident aside and she had to call police herself. Courtney Brooks said the boy had a long history of bullying her 11-year-old son at Elliott Elementary School in McKinney. But she said school administrators did not contact her about the incident last month despite her son going to his teacher and a counselor for help. view article arw

A recent childhood obesity report shows there is a high correlation between the percentage of students who were overweight or obese and the percentage of students in a district with economic disadvantage. In Travis County, the Austin Public Health published a report stating in 2013-24, 28.1 percent of students in the country (grades 3-12) were overweight or obese. The report shows boys have a higher percentage of obesity at 28.5 percent compared to the girls 27.5 percent. view article arw

About 500 people turned out Tuesday evening for the Spring ISD Police Department’s fourth annual National Night Out event, which included local first responders, vendors and entertainment. Police Chief Victor Mitchell welcomed Spring ISD families to the event and spoke about the police department’s mission to provide students and staff with a safe learning and working environment. view article arw

The Office on Violence Against Women awarded a $750,000 grant to the El Paso Independent School District, the district announced Tuesday. The money will go toward existing sexual violence and relationship programs and create new ones. "This is about talking about sexual violence against young boys (and) young women," EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera said. "It's something that I'm passionate about." view article arw

A 12-year-old in Georgetown is missing after police say he did not return home from Benold Middle School, Thursday afternoon. Georgetown police are searching for the boy with the help with of a Department of Public Safety air unit. Authorities say he is possibly a runaway. As of 4:07 a.m. police did not have an update in the case. Surveillance video shows Conner Tart-Hisaw leaving the school, located at 3407 Northwest Blvd., around 4 p.m. and walking toward Northwest Boulevard. view article arw

A Raymondville High School student is in custody after reportedly bringing a gun to school. Parents said they weren't notified about what happened and better communication is needed in emergency situations. On Wednesday, several parents rushed to get their children out of Raymondville High School. Sonia Solis picked up her granddaughter after she sent her a video of a student holding a weapon in class. view article arw

Raymondville ISD confirmed some juveniles are in custody after a police investigation. Several Raymondville ISD parents were seen picking up their children from school after the news spread Wednesday morning. Raymondville ISD police said they were alerted to an online message of a possible shooting at the junior high school around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. view article arw

Mineola ISD will be expanding their local Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs through a new partnership to offer certifications in Basic Water and/or Basic Wastewater licensing to fill a shortage of certified operators in the East Texas region. Friday, October 13th will showcase the program with the mobile training lab that will be at Mineola High School for the day in order to provide students with information about this high demand career. view article arw

Students in the Katy school district no longer need to pass random drug tests to participate in extracurricular activities or to obtain a parking pass. Weekly random drug tests were conducted in Katy ISD schools since 2004, but on June 26, the district's board of trustees decided to end the program, according to an article by KHOU 11. About 20 students at the Katy ISD high schools were randomly selected for testing each week during the 2016-17 school year, according to Agenda Item 6.2 from the board of trustees' June 19 meeting. About 3 percent of students tested positive, according to KHOU 11. view article arw

A Victoria mother thinks Victoria Independent School District officials could have prevented her son from being a victim of sexual abuse. "This could have all been avoided," said the victim's mother. That woman said her son was abused by his choir teacher while paying a visit to the home where she and her son live. view article arw

One out of every five students report being bullied. A national campaign wishes to put a stop to that. National Bullying Prevention Month is a U.S. campaign founded in 2006 by the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center in California. It’s held during the month of October to raise awareness of ways to prevent bullying.   view article arw

News that a second-year Texas Tech student from this small town in Guadalupe County is accused of fatally shooting a university police officer weighed heavily on the minds of townspeople Tuesday. Hollis Daniels, 19, known locally as “Reid,” is charged with killing the police officer while he was being booked on a drug charge Monday night. Daniels is the son of Hollis A. “Dan” Daniels II, who served on the Seguin City Council from May 1998 to September 2002 and from May 2006 to May 2010, and Janis Turk Daniels, a well-known local travel writer. view article arw

“Everything is fine,” said Raymondville school district Police Chief Lauro Oscar Gutierrez. But that was not the case for parents early yesterday morning who were alarmed after a video surfaced on social media with a student holding a weapon in class. It was late Tuesday afternoon that a social media post was circulating online between students stating there would be a shooting at school. view article arw

The Weatherford Independent School District board of trustees decided Monday to push ahead with a school-based health clinic. The clinic would offer free healthcare to students and low-cost healthcare to the staff through a partnership with the Parker County Hospital District and Campbell Clinic where parents could ‘opt-in’.  Before the SBHC is approved, a public hearing must be held in January with an estimated start-up date of August 2018.   “What we’re looking at is January to come back to the board for additional information and a public hearing at that time,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hanks, WISD superintendent.  view article arw

Bastrop High School administrators have investigated claims that inappropriate remarks were made at its Friday night football game after social media posts showed fans waving “TRUMP” flags. Social media posts claim racial remarks were made against Hispanic attendees at the game. The school district said Tuesday its findings were inconclusive, but a spokesperson said the presence of a political flag and banner in the stands “created dissension and strife that had no place at a high school football game.” view article arw

A Bastrop High School student, who is openly gay, says he was targeted at a varsity football game by students holding a Trump flag. He also tells us his Hispanic friend was told to "go back to her country." Bastrop ISD says high school administrators conducted a thorough investigation after receiving a report of inappropriate remarks at Friday's game. Going forward, they will not allow items that take away from the game's focus. view article arw

Surveillance video from inside a Fulshear neighborhood shows a student with special needs walking home by himself. Eneida Horacio said the footage is of her 7-year-old son who has autism. Horacio told Eyewitness News she walked the first-grader to Randolph Elementary School on Monday morning and dropped him off on campus. view article arw

Southside Independent School District and the University of Incarnate Word have teamed up to take a different approach to studying medicine.The district said a 2016 study by Metro Health shows people living on the South Side lives are 15 to 20 years shorter than people living on the North Side. The help find the cause, 30 families from South Side ISD will be part of the two-year study. Four UIW medical students will be assigned to each family, helping with issues like obesity and diabetes. view article arw

From Vidor ISD, 10/8: "Shortly after halftime of yesterday's Vidor vs. Nederland football game, several Vidor band students became ill due to heat. Quick action was taken by several staff members and the students were taken for medical attention at the ambulance. Due to concerns about the large numbers of students that were ill, the band was dismissed from the game and allowed to go home with their parent/guardian. view article arw

Lewisville ISD Parents, The 2017-18 school year is off to a tremendous start thanks to our great students, parents, community members and staff! Even with more than 30 years of experience in Lewisville ISD, I still get excited when our students return from summer break. Thank you for entrusting us with the incredible responsibility of partnering with you to help your children thrive – both in school and in life. October typically means Red Ribbon Week. In the past, this meant a variety of events, such as crazy dress up days, assemblies and PTA programs. The crazy dress up days are still coming at the end of the month, so start finding those crazy socks and camouflage shirts now! view article arw

More than 20 Vidor band students were treated for symptoms of heat exhaustion during Saturday's football game against Nederland at Pirate Stadium, a district spokesperson said Monday. Two Vidor band members collapsed during the halftime performance and were treated by emergency medical technicians on site. Sally Andrews, the district's community relations coordinator, said none of the 20-plus students were taken to the hospital, and all were able to fully recover after some rest. view article arw

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is piloting a new program to allow students to receive medical care while at school. The program, known as Telehealth or Telemedicine, allows school nurses to virtually connect with pediatricians and nurse practitioners at the Children’s Health Pediatric Group. Several school districts across Texas are using the program, and C-FB ISD has become the latest to join. “Children’s actually approached us. We met directly with them at Children’s, and we felt our district would be a good place to pilot this,” said Jo Gillen, C-FB ISD executive director of career and technical education. view article arw

When it comes to violence, Superintendent Cara Cooke says Kilgore ISD doesn't see a whole lot aside from occasional fights between students. The biggest discipline problem the district has is students breaking the code of conduct —such acts as violating dress code, tardiness or forgetting their IDs. Cooke attributes the lack of violence to such factors as proactive employees who work to identify and prevent problems. There's also an expectation from everyone that violence is not acceptable. view article arw

After conducting two air quality tests, the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District confirms there is a “presence of mold” in the Central Office building. The district says the building located at 501 S. LBJ Dr. recently suffered water damage due to recent rain. In 2016, the Human Resource office flooded from a plumbing issue and the superintendent’s office also had water damage from a plumbing issue, according to an air report. Several employees state they also have had some health issues due to “microbial growth” such as severe allergies, coughing and headaches while in the building. view article arw

Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses after Harvey’s heavy rains and flooding brought water that filled ponds and ditches and crept into trash and debris that piled up. “We’re not out of the woods. I still think we don’t really know what we’re going to see, so that’s why we’ve got to monitor it,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “The next month is going to be the critical time,” he added. view article arw

Parents of black children have long had “the talk” with their daughters and especially their sons. Not the one about sex, but the one about how to interact with cops and walk away unharmed. “Get stopped for a traffic violation: Use your Sunday school manners. Keep your hands where they can be seen, and above all else, do not argue," an Indianapolis mother reportedly told her 24-year-old black son. This private conversation has slowly moved into the consciousness of Americans of all races as police shootings of black men have been caught on video and sparked outrage and fear across the country. It has largely been the duty of family members to educate children about this tragic issue -- until recently. view article arw

Athens ISD says the player taken from the field in an ambulance during their Friday game against the Van Vandals is home and doing well. view article arw

A football player collapsed during Thursday night's Carthage vs Henderson football game. The 7th grade game in Henderson was in halftime, with each team on their end zone for team meetings, witnesses say.   During that time, a 12-year-old Carthage player went into what a representative with Champion EMS confirms was cardiac arrest.  view article arw

Temple Independent School District is revising its protocol for handling a bus breakdown after some elementary school students walked home alone Tuesday. TISD bus No. 154 broke down at a stop at South 11th Street and West Avenue O. Some parents came to pick up their children. The driver told the students that unless their parent was present or they lived on that block they should not leave the bus. view article arw

A student brought a hollow hand grenade to a Mansfield ISD elementary school Thursday, school officials said. A classmate reported about noon that a student had brought a suspicious device to Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in the 2100 block of West Nathan Lowe Road. view article arw