Thanks to the team of Rusty Weatherly and Joanna Bryant, the Grayson College Culinary Arts Program recently received its three-year accreditation from the American Culinary Arts Federation. Although the program is only five-years-old, Grayson College was also able to obtain the accreditation on its first attempt.
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A new partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler was announced during the Grayson College board of trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon. The partnership will provide nursing students with the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree following the completion of core classes at Grayson College.
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.
If you want to see what happens during the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees meetings, you no longer have to stop by the Service Center to get an update.
The Grayson College board of trustees will discuss the track from the nursing program to a bachelor of science nursing program at another institution during a workshop Tuesday.
One adjustment after another, the Denison High School robotics team learned to overcome technical difficulties and work together to build a competitive program. After four years of competing at the Texas BEST Robotics Championship, DHS placed 10th out 650 teams earlier this month and raised the bar higher for next year’s team.
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.
Fifty-four applications, two rounds of interviews and a site visit is what led the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees to the superintendent candidate the district was searching for. David Hicks is expected to be the next leader of Sherman ISD after the board named him the lone finalist for superintendent Wednesday night.
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 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.