Grayson College students and teachers took a tour around the world Thursday — well, kind of. As part of the nationally-celebrated International Education Week, some of Grayson College’s international students set up tables at the campus life center to share different cultures with the GC community.
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A tradition of the past will return to Sherman High School this week when the musical production of “Oklahoma!” takes the stage. Bringing the musical to life are students from the high school’s choral, theater and band, along with those who aren’t a part of those particular programs. Co-directors are Anna Clarkson, choir director, and Bob Watson of the theater department. Amy Wallace is handling the choreography and Melba Avila conducts the orchestra.
Denison School Nurse Kathy Pryor held an ear scope up to her volunteer. The volunteer laughed nervously as her inner ear was broadcast for everyone in the room to see on a screen and video streamed to Tamara Perry, the program manager of telemedicine for the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
The larger the instrument, the louder the cheer. That seemed to be the rule of thumb Thursday morning as the musicians of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra introduced 1,000 local school children to the varied pieces of their ensemble. The piccolo was nice, but the bass — the bass was cool .
The Texas Department of Transportation is planning a traffic study on State Highway 91 near Denison High School that could be a first step to addressing safety concerns TxDOT and school officials said.
VAN ALSTYNE — With the cross-hairs of Metroplex growth aimed squarely at Van Alstyne, voters resoundingly approved a $6.9 million school bond Tuesday that will literally pave the way for continued student body expansion at Van Alstyne Independent School District. More than 66 percent of votes were in favor of the initiative, which passed 1,213 to 608.
TOM BEAN — The well of public support that carried an eight-figure school bond to easy victory in Tom Bean 17 months ago appears to have dried significantly. The depth of the water had receded enough by Tuesday to sink a Tax Ratification Election effort aimed at putting an extra $500,000 into local classrooms.
TOM BEAN — Only a handful of days remain until voters in Tom Bean decide whether to grant their local school district a victory in a Tax Ratification Election, which would raise approximately $500,000 for classroom instruction across the District’s three schools. If approved, the TRE would raise property taxes in the town by 13 cents over the rollback rate, or $130 annually for every $100,000 of valuation.
“One of the greatest joys of my life has been serving on this Board,” Ruby Jo Williams said Tuesday night after receiving a number of gifts of appreciation from the Grayson College Board of Trustees. “It has been so educational for me and so fulfilling,” she added.
The main challenge is to assemble a wind turbine. That’s a hard task for a remote controlled robot. There are plenty of difficulties that crop up along the way, too, from transporting materials to filing permits to traversing damaged roadways to avoiding endangered wildlife. But for the local high school students who build and pilot these robots, the difficulty is part of the fun.