For the first time in almost a decade, Sherman Independent School District classes will be taught in portable buildings. Sherman Planning and Zoning is expected to approve construction of two portables at Dillingham Intermediate School during their Tuesday meeting.
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For those who grew up using a pencil, paper and textbook to learn, “Think Through Math” might seem like a game instead of school. But despite its computer-based, reward-centric appearance, students at Sherman’s Piner Middle School have been learning a great deal through the program. So much, in fact, that the school was named number one in the state for progress made over the summer.
The Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 Tuesday evening to discuss a small amount of routine business.
In a called meeting Tuesday evening, the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees reviewed Superintendent Al Hambrick performance and contract. In a unanimous decision, the Board voted to give Hambrick a two percent raise in pay.
After years of construction, the new Denison High school was opened to the public last month amid great fanfare. Classes began on Tuesday, September 2, in the brand new $60 million facility. But that, to a large extent, is where the excitement ended.
The Sherman High School Parent-Teacher Association will hold its annual “Spirit Day” on Friday, September 12. The PTA’s only fundraiser of the year, Spirit Day is a community pep rally before the first Sherman High School home football game of the season.
The restaurant at Grayson College, 691, got some new employees with the start of the new semester, but those folks aren’t the only changes going on at the College’s Culinary Arts program.
“Last night, I was nervous,” said Jim Russell, a sixth grade science teacher at Denison’s B. McDaniel Intermediate School. “I’ve been teaching 22 years, and I wasn’t that nervous I don’t think even my first year.”
Friday morning was gray and rainy in Denison, but the weather did little to dampen the school district’s excitement at unveiling the end results of two major construction projects. Hundreds of community members broke out their umbrellas and rain jackets to attend ribbon cuttings at the new Denison High School and the renovated Munson Stadium.
Six years ago, when Jamie Dugan started teaching science at Denison High School, she didn’t have a classroom.