Education

Mon
11
Jan

University News

Dallas Baptist University

Erika Morgan Erickson graduated with a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in chemistry from Dallas Baptist University during winter commencement

During her time at DBU, Erika was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi, and Beta Beta Beta honor societies. She also received the Herb Robbins pre-med scholarship and was on the dean's and president's list. Additionally, she was a member of Jewel House.

Andrea Houser DeLong graduated with a master of education in educational leadership from Dallas Baptist University during winter commencement.

Brooke Ashton Erickson graduated with an associate degree in science from Dallas Baptist University during winter commencement,

During her time at DBU, Ms. Erickson was on the dean's list.

Sun
10
Jan

County School Menu

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

Elementary, Intermediate, Jr. High

Monday-breakfast sandwich, biscuit with gravy, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Tuesday-ham and cheese omelet, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Wednesday-bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Thursday-french toast sticks with syrup, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Friday-breakfast sausage pizza, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

High School

Monday-pancake on a stick, assorted yogurt, blueberry muffin

Thu
24
Dec

Akins, Jones graduate from Fire Academy


Courtesy photo TJC Fire Academy graduates pictured front, from left: Robert Pena, Tyler; Peyton Arnold, Forney; Shawn Jones, Ben Wheeler; Blaine Scoggins, Tyler; Garrett White, Carrollton; Ryan Jackson, Hamilton; Latham Akins, Grand Saline; second row, Brad Parish, Tyler; Jarrod Davis, Desoto; William Dickerson, Whitehouse; Zane Haley, Academy; Jeremy Minter, Oakwood; Justin Willoughby, Flint; Jacob Cheek, Mabank. Not pictured: Jeremy Simmons, Canton

Tyler Junior College officials have announced fall semester graduates from the college’s fire academy.

TJC’s Fire Academy graduated 16 cadets in a ceremony held Nov. 10.

The academy is a 12 week course filled with academic and practical applications to train students for fire service.

The class was led by valedictorian Justin Willoughby and salutatorian Latham Akins.

Graduating from the Fire Academy are Larry Akins of Grand Saline and Shawn Jones of Ben Wheeler.

Thu
24
Dec

GS students celebrate Holiday in the Halls

Grand Saline Elementary hosted it’s annual Holiday in the Halls Dec 8.

The halls were filled with the joy and laughter of 233 adults and an abundance of children. The school used 321 ornament kits where you could make your own keepsake ornament. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for the festivities and gave each child a book. Activities included a cookie walk, hot cocoa, caroling, making reindeer food, a ring toss, bean bag throw and two photo booths.

Kindergarten students traveled to the North Pole of Texas in Pickton where they rode a train, saw Santa and had a picnic lunch.

 

Student activity

The elementary school hosted UIL and participated in Music Memory, Ready Writing and Storytelling.

Tucker Browning won first place in Storytelling, Kes White won first in Music Memory for an individual and the GS team won first in Music Memory as a team.

Wed
23
Dec

County grads receive degrees at UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler held fall 2015 commencement ceremonies Dec. 11 and 12, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.   There were 1,169 nine degree candidates recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Dr. James Nelson, UT Tyler College of Engineering dean, served as the commencement speaker for all four ceremonies.  President Mabry gave remarks and conferred degrees. Presentation and certification of master’s, baccalaureate and doctoral degree candidates were made by the deans of each of the university’s colleges.

Tue
22
Dec

TJC announces nursing graduates

The Tyler Junior College School of Nursing and Health Sciences has announced December graduates from its associate degree nursing program.

Graduates from Tyler Junior College School of Nursing and Health Sciences are Kimberly Hutson of Ben Wheeler and Andrea Teague of Grand Saline.

For more on the TJC School of Nursing and Health Sciences, go to www.tjc.edu/nursing.

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Mon
21
Dec

FISD counselor hosting student’s lunch


Courtesy photos Two groups of Hallie Randall Elementary students have had lunch with counselor Leslie Joslin so far this year. Joslin said it is her goal to have lunch with every elementary school student before the end of the school eyar.

Students at Fruitvale’s Hallie Randall Elementary are participating in counselor Leslie Joslin’s brownbag lunch bunch every Friday. 

Students receive a sack lunch from the cafeteria, a leadership bookmark and special invitation to join the group. Joslin said her goal this year is to have lunch with every student at the elementary school. 

So far, 36 students have eaten lunch outside at the picnic pavilion. 

Sun
20
Dec

MM Robotics Team wins BEST contest


Members of the Martins Mill Texas Best Robotics team were, back row from left, teacher Winfield Munns, Connor Munns, Jacob Greenlee, R.C. Holleman, Riley Alsobrook, middle row, Devin Lee, Christian Hayes, Noah Ingram, Cody Craig, teacher Frieda Alsobrook, front row, Jillian Jones, Chandler Osborne, G. Wandres and Erika Parker.

The award-winning Martins Mill Robotics Team made a presentation to the MM ISD board of trustees Dec. 14.

The robotics team won the Texas BEST, a competition that includes 1A through 6A, charter, magnet and private schools.

“Just to give you an idea of the competition, United Engineering and Technology Magnet School, a school where the robotics team has more than 300 students – which is more than the entire high school student body of Martins Mill – took second place behind us,” said member Riley Alsobrook. 

The team gave a demonstration of their robot, Mark VII.

Teacher Winfield Munns also announced that robotics will be a UIL-sponsored event next school year.   After discussing the challenges and gratification of competition, the robotics team presented each board member with the medal won at the Texas Best competition to thank them for their support in helping make the robotics program a possibility.     

Tue
15
Dec

Randall students celebrate being drug free


Courtesy photos Hallie Randall Elementary students recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week – vowing to remain drug free.
Fruitvale’s Hallie Randall Elementary recently participated in Red Ribbon Week following the national theme: Respect yourself. Be drug free.
Themed dress up days were: Wear red – Celebrate Red Ribbon Week; Wear a hat – “I’m too smart to mess up my dreams;”  Dress like your future career – Make your dreams come true – Be drug free; Wear Bobcat Spirit Shirt – Show school spirit and be drug free; and Wear a Halloween costume to spook away drugs.
Students received a pencil, Be Drug Free bookmark and a numbered red ribbon.  A number was called each day and the student with that red ribbon was given a prize.
School officials said this year had the highest participation yet on dress-up days and even the teachers joined in.
Sun
13
Dec

Area ISD menus Dec. 14-18

Edgewood ISD 

 
Breakfast
All Grades
Monday-breakfast sandwich, biscuit with gravy, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk
Tuesday-ham and cheese omelet, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk
Wednesday-bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk
Thursday-biscuit and sausage gravy, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk
Friday-breakfast sausage pizza, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk
Lunch
Elementary, Intermediate, Jr. High
Monday-popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll, seasoned peas and carrots, assorted chilled and fresh fruit, choice of milk

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