The Sherman Independent School District Board held a public hearing on the District’s Texas Academic Performance Report and discussed funds raised through “Major Saver” cards, among other discussion points, at their Monday meeting.
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Grayson College is preparing to award 353 degrees and certificates in its Winter Commencement ceremony Friday. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. in Cruce Stark Auditorium at the college’s Denison campus.
Eighteen of the area’s future law enforcement officials put their skills to the test Friday in Grayson College’s 14th annual high school criminal justice competition.
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.
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.