Education

Sun
29
May

Randall Elementary hosts career day

May 23 may have brought rain to Van Zandt County but it did not damper Career Day at Hallie Randall Elementary in Fruitvale, according to elementary school counselor Leslie Joslin.

“This was our first year to have seven Career Day rotations for PreK through fifth grade students,” Joslin said.

At 8:10 a.m. after announcements students began their first rotation and ended the last station at 10:25 a.m. 

Guest presenters were Frog Street Executive Bill Hunt, Canton Vet Clinic veterinarian assistant Amanda Hale, Dallas County Sheriff Deputy John Robinson, nurse Karla Hance, former U.S. Marine Michael Hale Champion EMS employee Steven Erwin and Dallas Police Officer Brad Hance.

Thu
26
May

Waddell earns theological degree

Phillip Waddell of Fruitvale received the Master of Arts (Religion) degree during commencement exercises held at the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, May 14.

Waddell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree in 2014.

During his studies, Waddell served as president of the seminary’s student council and graduated with honors, cum laude.

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Thu
26
May

Fruitvale students rally for STAAR

Students at Hallie Randall Elementary in Fruitvale participated in their annual STAAR Success Pep Rally May 6. Students Pre-k through fifth grade attended the pep rally offering support and encouragement for students in grades three through five.

Guest speaker was Kirbee Taylor, national weight lifting champion for Rains ISD.  This is the third time Kirbee has accepted an invitation to motivate and encourage Fruitvale students. 

“She is a fantastic speaker with real life applicable experiences that relate to the students,”said counselor Leslie Joslin.

In March, Kirbee talked with the fourth and fifth grade students before the first round of tests.  She challenged students to do their very best for themselves, Joslin said.

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Wed
25
May

MM talks trustee election time line

Martins Mill board members met for the last meeting of the school year May 9. 

The board began the meeting by presenting the awards for students of the month.  The students of the month that were chosen for elementary were Tate Lowry and Mason McLemore.   Junior high student Keylee Latham and high school student Pierson Garner were also honored. 

The board also reviewed upcoming events and accomplishments of the students. Eleven high school students will attend the state academic UIL competition to be held in Austin May 23 through 25.  The golf team placed sixth in the state finals and the girls softball team advanced to the regional quarterfinals. 

Sun
22
May

County School Menu 05-23 to 05-27

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 muffins

Thu
19
May

Wills Point, Edgewood students receive tooth kits from Masons

First graders at local elementary schools were given free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club by members of Wills Point Masonic Lodge, led by Scott Stevens.

The Masons assembled and delivered more than 240 dental hygiene kits to first graders at Wills Point Primary School and Edgewood Primary School.

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.

Prevent tooth decay kits contain  a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, healthy teeth sticker, two-minute timer (optimal brushing time), Tips for Healthy Teeth educational info for parents in both Spanish and English, and a summary of MHS services.

Wed
18
May

Locals earn TJC diplomas

Tyler Junior College held commencement ceremonies May 13, in Wagstaff Gymnasium, recognizing 1,011 candidates for Spring 2016 graduation.

The ceremony recognized graduates in the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences; the School of Humanities, Communications and Fine Arts; the School of Professional and Technical Programs and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Students graduating and receiving degrees or certificates are:

Ben Wheeler: Darren Barger, Lena Burke, Micaela Dale, Graysen Gingles, Marqueta Palmer, Favian Quezada and Hannah Sharff;

Edgewood: Jennifer Stephens; and,

Grand Saline: Austin LaPrade, Amanda Santos and Brandi Wilson from Fruitvale; Ethan Duckworth, Christopher Fugate, Ashley Jennings, Kurt Johnson, Celeste Person and Savannah Stanberry.

Tue
17
May

Bulldog drum major named


Samantha Lay

Samantha Lay, an Edgewood High School junior, has been named Bulldog Band drum major for 2016-‘17 school year.

Samantha is actively involved in band and theater.

After high school, she said she plans to join the Air Force and hopes to play in the Air Force Band. 

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Mon
16
May

EISD student to serve on OAP honor crew


Kennedy Box

Edgewood High School Junior Kennedy Box has been selected to serve on the 2016 State Meet UIL One-Act Play Contest Honor Crew.

The state meet will be held May 23 through 25 in Austin.

The OAP Honor Crew was started in 1977 in an effort to offer students a chance to experience the State Meet in a way that was normally only open to participants. A maximum of 40 students from over the state are selected. Each school may nominate 2 students. Nominations are open to both sophomores and juniors who have shown both excellence in academics and performance.

Kennedy will serve during the 1A-3A State Meet at Austin ISD's Performing Arts Center.

Her duties may include both front-of-the-house and backstage assignments. A student may do anything from handing out programs to running the fly system.

Sun
15
May

County School Menus 05-16 to 05-20

Fruitvale ISD

Breakfast

Monday-sausage biscuit/gravy, assorted cereal, ww bread, choice of milk, juice, fresh fruit, jelly

Tuesday-yogurt and graham cracker, assorted cereal, ww bread, choice of milk, juice, fresh fruit, jelly

Wednesday-eggo mini cinna waffle, syrup, assorted cereal, ww bread, choice of milk, juice, assorted fruit, jelly

Thursday-breakfast burrito, salsa, assorted cereal, ww bread, choice of milk, juice, assorted fruit, jelly

Friday-oatmeal with toast/pop tarts, assorted cereal, ww bread, choice of milk, fresh fruit, assorted fruit, jelly

Lunch

Monday-cheese pizza, chicken quesadillas, squash, seasoned green peas, pineapple tidbits, bananas, milk

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