Education

Mon
02
May

EHS names outstanding senior


Abigail Simmons

Abigail Simmons, daughter of Leah and Ryan Simmons, has earned the recognition of Edgewood High School Outstanding Senior through Region 7 Educational Service Center and Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.  

Abigail is president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, district champ, regional qualifier and state alternate in Mixed Doubles Tennis, Academic All District and Honorable Mention Volleyball and a member of National Honor Society.

She is also a youth worship leader at First Baptist Edgewood.  

Abigail plans to be attending UT Tyler to pursue a nursing degree. 

According to information from the high school, the following criteria was used in determining the Outstanding Senior Student:

Tue
26
Apr

Local Masons give tooth kits to students

First graders at Grand Saline Elementary, Hallie Randall Elementary and Martins Mill Elementary were given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club. 

Members of Pine Masonic Lodge and Grand Saline Masonic Lodge, led by Dennis Currey, assembled and delivered more than 135 dental hygiene kits to the schools.

The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas, strives to prevent suffering from toothaches, reduce missed school days due to dental problems, and cut costs for dental treatment.

The students were given a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, healthy teeth sticker, two-minute timer (optimal brushing time), a Tips for Health Teeth educational guide for parents in both Spanish and English, and a summary of MHS services.

Masonic Home and School of Texas is a non-profit organization with a history of helping children across Texas for more than 100 years.

Tue
26
Apr

Edgewood Exxon donation


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Ashraf Muneem, owner of the Edgewood Exxon, recently presented Edgewood Elementary with a grant check for $500. The money is for education purpose, Muneem said.

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Mon
25
Apr

4-H Fashion SPIN Club wins at District IV 4-H Roundup


SPIN Club members are left to right Sierra Ross, Isabella Ramirez, Maddie Holmes and Ryleigh Quillin.

Van Zandt County 4-H members of the newly formed Fashion Spin Club represented the county at the District 4 Competition April 16 at Texas A&M-Commerce and came home with a win.

 4-H SPIN (Special Interest) Club leader Carolyn Davis instructed all three beginner seamstress on how to sew their projects. 

“These members have gained skills and knowledge that many adult seamstress lacks due to the outstanding leadership skills offered by volunteer leader Carolyn Davis in which she has so graciously shared with these young ladies,” Family and Consumer Science county Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes said. “We are looking forward to seeing some outstanding projects in the future as these three young ladies all sewed their outfits with a three week period meeting once or twice a week.”

This young group of seamstresses plan to start sewing next year’s projects in the fall so they will have ample time to create even better projects for the competition, Rhodes said.

Sun
24
Apr

County School Menus

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

Elementary, Intermediate, Jr. High

Monday-assorted muffin, yogurt, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Tuesday-waffles with syrup, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Wednesday-egg and cheese omelet, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Thursday-donut, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

Friday-scrambled eggs, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

High School

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

Tuesday-yogurt bar, assorted muffin

Mon
18
Apr

Open enrollment available at Martins Mill ISD

Martins Mill ISD will be pre-registering students for the 2016-‘17 school year. 

Starting on Monday, April 25 parents can bring the following information to the Elementary office during school hours.

Pre-K, Head Start and Kindergarten students need to bring the child’s birth certificate, shot records and Social Security card, proof of Martins Mill ISD residency, in the form of an electric bill, water bill etc.

For Head Start: bring proof of income along with the documents listed above.

Pre-K and Head Start students must be age 4 on or before Sept. 1.

Head Start only, will be accepting children that are age 3 on or before Sept. 1.

Kindergarten students must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016. 

Please call Martins Mill Elementary at 903-479-3706 if you need more information.

Sun
17
Apr

County School Menu’s 04-18 to 04-22

Edgewood ISD

Breakfast

Elementary, Intermediate, Jr. High

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

Tuesday-sausage pancake with syrup, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

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

Thursday-bacon, scrambled egg, assorted cereal, sliced toast, assorted fruit and juice, choice of milk

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

High School

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

Wed
13
Apr

Painting the town


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Juniors and seniors from Grand Saline High School put in some community service this past week. The group gathered with rollers and buckets to paint Main Street.

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Tue
12
Apr

Edgewood UIL Computer Science team advances


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The Edgewood UIL Computer Science Team consisting of Chance Thompson, Justin Harvey, Abraham Salinas, Jeremiah Barker and Jaxson Wilson placed first in District competition. 

This is the second year the Edgewood team has taken the top prize.

Individual awards went to Chance Thompson – who placed first and Justin Harvey who placed fourth.

The computer science team will advance to the Regional competition to be held in late April.

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Mon
11
Apr

Edgewood One-Act play competes for state berth


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The Edgewood High School UIL One-Act Play cast and crew will be advancing to Area competition. The group performed at Bi-District UIL competition in Mount Vernon April 2.

The play called “Archipelago” was written by LeeAnne Hill Adams and is based in the Russian Gulag prison camps during the reign of Stalin.

Individual awards won include: Kennedy Box – All-Star Cast, Chris Williams – All-Star Cast, Jed Barker – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, Vitaly Bondarenko – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast and Kassidy Snyder – All-Star Tech Award.

The group was scheduled to compete at the Area UIL competition at Mabank High School April 9.

Edgewood was competing against Quitman and Whitewright to determine who advances to the state UIL competition.

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