Education

Sun
28
Aug

Area School Menus Aug. 29 - Sept. 02

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

Monday-ham and cheese breakfast burrito

Tuesday-breakfast sandwich

Wednesday-pancakes with fruit topping

Thursday-not available

Friday- not available

Lunch

Elementary, Intermediate, Jr. High

Monday-baked potato bar or chicken spaghetti, seasoned carrots, black eyed peas, garlic bread, assorted fruit

Tuesday-taco salad, ground beef or chicken, shredded cheese, refried beans, Spanish rice, assorted fruit

Wednesday-chicken nuggets with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, hot roll, assorted fruit

Thursday- not available

Friday- not available

High School

Thu
25
Aug

Recovery group creates scholarship fund

After the May 10, 2015, tornado the Van Long Range Recovery Group were tasked with handling the fund that were flooding in to help the community.

Judge Scott Shinn presided over the group, which dealt out funds to those in need of repairs or help after the tornado damaged property and left some without homes.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments that we, as a group achieved. A huge thank you goes out to everyone that assisted in the recovery efforts of Van,” said Judge Shinn.

Judge Shinn said that the group received approximately $550,000 to disperse to Van tornado victims.

“We initially received $550,000 in donations to disperse and after helping those in need, we have $17,500 left,” said Judge Shinn.

“We know for many families the recovery effort still goes on and for many the tornado forever left them changed. We all can wish that it will be a long time before something like this happens again but next time I hope we are more prepared.”

Wed
24
Aug

DPS reminds drivers to obey traffic laws, watch for children as new school year begins

AUSTIN – As the start of the new school year approaches, the Texas Department of Public Safety cautions Texans to watch for children who are walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially alert and careful around school buses – which make frequent stops – and always follow traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones.

“DPS is calling on drivers to do their part in keeping our children safe this school year by always obeying school zone speed limits and stopping for school buses,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Individuals who disregard the law and illegally pass stopped school buses not only face significant traffic fines, but they needlessly put children in harm’s way – and we take these violations very seriously.”

Sun
21
Aug

County area menus Aug. 22-26

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

Monday-sausage patty, pancake on a stick, assorted yogurt

Tuesday-yogurt bar, assorted muffin

Wednesday-chicken patty sandwich, yogurt bar

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

Friday-waffles with assorted fruit toppings

Lunch

Elementary, Intermediate, Jr. High

Monday-baked potato bar or spaghetti with meat sauce, seasoned broccoli, sliced carrots, garlic bread, assorted fruit

Tuesday-soft tacos, pinto beans, Mexicali corn, romaine lettuce/tomato, seasoned rice, assorted fruit

Wednesday-baked potato bar or sloppy joe sandwich, veggie beans, seasoned cauliflower, assorted chilled and fresh fruit

Sun
24
Jul

University News

UT Tyler announces dean’s list

The University of Texas at Tyler has named 409 students, including 18 pharmacy students, to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Local students named to the Dean’s List are Haven Elerson, Amber Cowan, Ashlea Perkins and Amy Smalley Nantz of Ben Wheeler; Stephen Holland of Fruitvale; and Kandice Hays of Grand Saline.

In order to qualify for the Dean’s List in the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, a student must have completed nine hours during a session with a grade point average of at least 3.75.

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Thu
07
Jul

Van Library to kick off reading program

The Van Community Library will began its Summer Reading Program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6.

The SRP will be held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. during the month of July and is free to participants.

Children will make crafts, enjoy a snack and be entertained by guests and special events, organizers said. 

Van Community Library is located at 310 Chestnut Street, Van.

For more information, call 903-963-7942.

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Tue
05
Jul

Canton Parts Plus, Wix Filters fundraising for MM FFA


Courtesy photo Canton Auto Parts store manager Junior Mixon with Martins Mill FFA members and Martins Mill AG teacher Buddy Winstead.

The Martins Mill FFA chapter is participating in a special fundraising program with WIX Filters, redeeming WIX filter box tops for 25 cents each.

The funds raised in this program are very important to the FFA program, club officials said.

The MM FFA is asking community members to use WIX filters and save the box tops for them.

The WIX filters box tops can be dropped off at Canton Parts Plus.

WIX Filters is helping FFA chapters across the country raise funds through a box top promotion, paying 25 cents for every WIX filter box top redeemed.  Since the program began in 1986, WIX Filters has contributed more than $475,000 to FFA chapters.

Mon
27
Jun

Flynn invites students to apply for scholarship

State Rep. Dan Flynn has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible high school students within Texas House District 2.

According to information from Flynn’s office, “The 2016-2017 Texas Armed Services Scholarship has been created to assist promising students throughout the state who are committed to education and service. It encourages young leaders to participate in the Texas Guard, Army National Guard or Air National Guard  or to become commissioned officers in the United States armed services.”

The scholarship will provide recipients with up to $10,000 per academic year for up to four years (out of the five years allowed for graduation) toward undergraduate education at any Texas university with an active ROTC program. Currently, this includes 32 public and private institutions.

To be eligible, a student must meet academic criteria including:

Sun
26
Jun

Edgewood Middle School travels to Washington D.C.


Edgewood Middle School students, teachers and parents pause for a photo in front of the White House.

Edgewood Middle School Students enjoyed the Nation’s Capital June13-17. The Students were treated to a day in Gettysburg Pa., site of the turning point in the Civil War. The group was led by Howard Bell (Eighth grade American History Teacher).

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Sun
19
Jun

University News

Honor students named at Baylor

Cassidy Jo McCoy of Ben Wheeler and a student at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, was named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester.

To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. 

Baylor is located in Waco.

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