Education

Sat
03
Oct

School Notes

Fruitvale

DARS will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the high school library.

Hallie Randall Elementary School is inviting parents, teachers and community members to come by the elementary office to pick up a form if you wish to nominate a student for the gifted and talented program.  Nominations should be submitted no later than Oct. 20.


Edgewood

Fall Picture Day is Oct. 8.  Lifetouch will be on campus to take photos of all students for the yearbook.

There will be a Pink Out the Panthers Pep Rally at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Those attending are asked to wear pink for cancer awareness.


Grand Saline

The second six weeks begins Monday, Oct. 5.

Parent Huddle will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The 4H will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the intermediate school cafeteria.

Thu
01
Oct

Democracy, Patriot essay contests gearing up

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary of the United

States Post 9171 of Canton are in the process of delivering the information to local schools and home-schooled youth concerning the group’s yearly essay competition.

The Voice of Democracy Essay contest is open to students in grades nine through 12. This year’s theme is “My Vision for America.”

The Patriot Pen Essay competition is for students in grades sixth through eighth. Its theme is “What Freedom Means To Me.”

“This competition gives students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship and voice their opinions about democracy and patriotism,” said local VFW and Auxiliary spokesperson Diane Farmer. “These essays can also help later when they apply at colleges.”

For questions about the essay contest, call Farmer at 903-833-5140.

Wed
30
Sep

Manna School Food Drive begins Oct. 1

The 2015 Manna School Food Drive is about to begin. 

Each school chooses when they would like to hold the food drive on their campus. The drive runs from Oct. 1 through Nov. 20. 

Schools who have participated in past years included Canton ISD, Edgewood ISD, Fruitvale ISD, Grand Saline ISD, Martins Mill ISD, Wills Point ISD and Pecan Ridge Day Care.

Last year winners were: Canton Elementary School – first place with 2,922 pounds; Pecan Ridge Day Care – second place 2,191 pounds collected; and Martins Mill ISD – third with 1,648 pounds. 

Manna officials said they offered congratulations congratulated to all the participating schools.  The schools all received plaques and the winners, of course, got bragging rights for the year, they said.

Tue
29
Sep

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Photos courtesy of Melisa Rhodes Left: Lyndi Luttrull, president of Texas 4-H Council from Wise County, speaks about family involvement at the Van Zandt County 4H kick off earlier this month. Right: From left, Kayla Salazar, Hailey Bass, Sabrina Swinford, and Wesley Smith slice up watermelon for serving at the 4H kick off sign up.

The Van Zandt County 4-H Membership Kickoff and Parent Orientation was a huge success, according to organizers of the event. 

The crowd of 120 people was welcomed by Van Zandt Count AgriLife Extension Agents Tommy Phillips (Ag) and Melisa Rhodes (FCS.)   

To begin the evening the Van Zandt 4-H County Council President Sabrina Swinford introduced her fellow county council officers and council members who were in attendance for the festivities. 

Then Rhodes introduced the evenings guest speaker Lyndi Luttrull, the State 4-H council president for 2015-’16. Rhodes shared with the audience how Luttrull comes from a family whose roots run deep with involvement in 4-H. 

Mon
28
Sep

TVCC to offer hip hop class

Trinity Valley Community College’s Continuing Workforce Education department will offer a hip hop dance class beginning Oct. 12.

The six week class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday in the Student Union Building on the Athens campus.

Assistant choreographer/recruiter for TVCC Cardettes Sarah Cadungug will lead the class.

“Each week we will learn a new style of hip hop with a fun combination,” Cadungug said. “Participants will definitely leave the class knowing lots of new dance moves while also feeling good.”

For more information, visit www.tvcc.edu.communityservices or call 903-675-6212. Email conted@tvcc.edu for detailed information.

The class is open to high school and older students. Cost of the class is $79.

Sun
27
Sep

Area school menus 9-28 to 10-02

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

All Grades

Monday–cereal with toast, breakfast burrito, fruit, jelly, juice, choice of milk

Tuesday–cereal with toast, pancakes with fruit, juice, choice of milk

Wednesday–cereal with toast, breakfast muffin, fruit, juice, choice of milk

Thursday–unavailable

Friday–unavailable

Lunch

Option 1

Monday–chicken rings, roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned broccoli, choice of milk

Tuesday–ranch chicken, charro beans, broccoli and cauliflower, choice of milk

Wednesday–chicken or beef stir fry, red bell pepper, oriental vegetables, choice of milk

Thu
24
Sep

Big Mack visits Fruitvale


Courtesy Photo

Hallie Randall Elementary students enjoyed a presentation with Venetia Stanley and Big Mack, the bloodhound with Just Kids Hands on Pet Education Sept. 10 in the old Fruitvale gym.

Kindergarten through fifth grade students were all in attendance and 12 students were chosen to assist Stanley and Big Mack.  The students were Ryland Robinson, Scott Hukill, Brock Pearce, Kenley Akins, Lilly Shaver, Cash Whitaker, Brooklyn Brown, Jaxen Carver, Lindi Abbott, Madilyn Westbrook, Brent Shelton, Alison Lanham, Alyssa Pendleton and Emily Servin.  The students also received a free T-shirt. 

Stanley and Big Mack demonstrated a “Can Do Attitude” by allowing the students to assist with leading, giving commands and learning the proper handling of dogs. 

Stanley and Big Mack will be back to visit with individual classrooms on the “Seven Habits of Happy Kids.”

The students said they loved working with Big Mack.

Tue
22
Sep

Grand Saline ISD alumni reception set for Sept. 25

The Grand Saline Ex-Students Association and Friends of the Old School will host an Ex-Students reception at the Grand Saline Old School Museum Friday, Sept. 25.

The reception will take place immediately after the homecoming game when the Grand Saline Indians take on the Hawkins Hawks. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. at Indian Memorial Stadium.

All former students of Grand Saline ISD are invited to attend the reception.

The Old School Museum will be open at 6 p.m. for viewing before, during and after the game

Mon
21
Sep

Fruitvale Royalty

Fruitvale Homecoming was Sept. 18. Queen nominees were, from bottom left, Shelbie Teague, Brinkly Earl, Bryli Stanley and Makayla David. Vying for the King crown were, from bottom right, Matthew Martin, Christian Rowe, Geramey Mayne and Gavino Rongel.

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Sun
20
Sep

County menus Sept. 21-25

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

All Grades

Monday-cereal with toast, waffle sticks with syrup, jelly, juice, fruit, choice of milk

Tuesday-cereal with toast, oatmeal, sausage link, fruit, jelly, juice, choice of milk

Wednesday-cereal with toast, breakfast taco, salsa, jelly, fruit, juice, choice of milk

Thursday-cereal with toast, blueberry muffin, fruit, juice, choice of milk

Friday-cereal with biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit, juice, choice of milk

Lunch

Option 1

Monday-hot dog with cheese, celery sticks, grapes, vegetarian beans, choice of milk

Tuesday-beef and macaroni, black eye peas, orange, cornbread, spinach, choice of milk

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