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Jefferson Elementary hopes to transform purpose of library

Randi Evans, like many librarians across the U.S., has been trying to create a space in her library where students can gather to make and create projects, commonly known as a makerspace area. Jefferson Elementary School, where Evans works, is the first campus in the Sherman Independent School District trying to transform the purpose of its library into something that fosters such creativity.

Pottsboro ISD board identifies dangerous roads, stresses student safety

The Pottsboro Independent School District’s board of trustees discussed a resolution to receive funding for a service they already provide during their regular meeting earlier this week. PISD Superintendent Kevin Matthews explained that Texas law does not provide transportation funding to school districts if the district is transporting students that live within two miles of the schools they attend, unless those areas are dangerous for students to cross. In this situation, that is the case, Matthews said. The board identified five areas they qualified as hazardous: Highway 289, Highway 120, FM 996, FM 1417 and Cardinal Lane.

CSI competition excites students about law enforcement

Local students studying forensic science and criminal justice had the opportunity to put their skills to the test at the Crime Scene Investigation competition at Grayson College Wednesday. For 13 years, the Grayson College Criminal Justice Department and Steve Cherry of Denison High School have organized the event for students to apply their knowledge from the classroom.

Denison ISD board to update superintendent evaluation process

Denison Independent School District Board President Randy Sedlacek appointed a three-member committee Tuesday night to study the process used to evaluate the superintendent’s job performance. Board members Bruce Hysmith, David Hawley and Ken Altnether will have the responsibility of identifying changes that may be needed in order to create a stronger evaluation process.

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Veterans explore local employers, resources at Grayson College

The “Hiring Red, White and You” community job fair connected veterans and other job seekers with area employers who were looking for candidates at Grayson College Thursday afternoon. Over 30 employers set up booths in the main campus gym to share information about their companies along with the qualities they are looking for in a candidate.

Grayson College receives grant to strengthen veteran services

With the help of Congressman John Ratcliffe, Grayson College announced Tuesday afternoon that the Veterans Service office had received a $333,356 grant from the Department of Education. The college will receive the money over the course of three years, which will help increase the services for veterans to achieve their academic goals.

Gunter ISD Foundation Trust surprises teachers with grants

GUNTER — Six teachers in the Gunter Independent School District were surprised by the Gunter ISD Foundation Trust Monday morning with grants to implement new equipment and enhance instruction in their classrooms. From science to English as a Second Language departments, GIFT awarded $9,573 to teachers across several campuses in the district.

3D anti-bullying program transforms Sherman HS students

Bullying continues to be a concern in schools, and Sherman High School has been using 3D, its anti-bullying program, as a way to combat the emotional or physical harm of students. And last week, freshmen and upperclassmen who missed 3D in previous years, had a chance to open up and share their personal stories with classmates as a part of the program.