It is a fact of summer that, when classes dismiss and the school year ends, children spend their months of freedom slowly forgetting what they have learned. Most kids, given the choice, would rather play video games or go to a pool party than stay home and practice their multiplication tables, and that shows when they go back to school in the fall having lost some of the progress they made last year.
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TOM BEAN — Donning a hard hat and work boots over his office clothes, Tom Bean Independent School District Superintendent Troy Roberts surveyed the construction of his District’s new elementary school Monday afternoon. Roberts said he and his office keep a close watch on the $10 million project, approved by voters last spring.
As part of its ongoing policy review effort, the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to amend its policy on drunk driving for employees transporting students. Employees now face harsher penalties for driving under the influence, although district officials stressed that this change is not due to any discovered or rumored drunk driving incidents.
The Sherman School Board gathered Monday evening for a quick and quiet regular meeting. Foremost on the agenda was continued discussion of a new human sexuality course and several updates to board policy.
For more than a decade, local promoters have called North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field Grayson County’s diamond in the rough. That might be true, but it might also be that gem hunters should look a little further east for their treasure. This summer Grayson College, completely renovated in the past few years and looking like a whole new place, has welcomed some of Grayson County’s youngest residents to campus for some classes aimed at keeping the learning light and fun.
When school starts back in September, Denison teenagers will break in a brand new, 360,000-square-foot, $50,000,000 high school. Until recently, comparing the size and cost of this new school to others around the state would be a nearly impossible task. But data from a new state report shows that $50 million was a bargain for a school the size of DHS, and the building is much larger than high schools in other similar districts.
For some of the 164 Denison High School students whose English I and II answer sheets were lost after the school mailed them off to be graded, next week means going back to school. Monday and Tuesday will be the students’ first chance to retake the tests, a state requirement for graduation.
“Before we had children, we were thinking ahead about what we wanted for our kids, and the No. 1 thing for us was to be able to provide them with the best education possible,” Marina Jarvis, a biology teacher at Pottsboro High School, said expressing a wish that most parents are familiar with. “You want your child in a place that nurtures good choices and good behavior, and really tries to offset bullying and things like that,” she said. “A place for them to grow spiritually as well as academically.”
The Sadler & Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Monday evening to discuss routine end-of-year business.
HOWE — The Howe Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Thursday evening to discuss the 2014-2015 proposed budget and tax rate.