POTTSBORO — In preparation for the changes to graduation requirements mandated by Texas House Bill 5, the Pottsboro Independent School District Board outlined its new graduation plans on Monday. The new plans will require algebra II and speech as a requirement for all of the District’s graduation plans.
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The Denison Independent School District revealed new details on its plan to follow tradition and hold commencement at Munson Stadium on June 7, despite ongoing construction and renovations on the site.
With college and work preparedness becoming a more prominent issue and talking point in public education, Denison Independent School District recognized its graduating seniors who earned the Texas Scholar Award on Wednesday in an annual picnic. The award recognizes students who went beyond the basic requirements for graduation and earned college credit while in high school.
SADLER — The Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District received public input Monday on its proposed Defender Program. If approved, the program would allow District-authorized staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. The program would serve as an additional level of security at District facilities in the event of an armed intruder on campus grounds, S&S officials said.
BONHAM — With the installation of a turf field at Bonham ISD’s Warrior Stadium nearing completion, a group of students celebrated the upgrades Friday by burying a time capsule.
HOWE — The Howe Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold budget workshop on Thursday during its regular meeting. The Board will review District goals for the 2014-15 school year. The Board will also review the employee compensation package, and review the preliminary revenue estimates as a part of the workshop. The meeting will be held at the Howe ISD Administration Office, located at 105 W. Tutt St. Items that will be heard, considered, and acted upon include:
The Denison School Board approved the appointment of department chairpersons for the Denison High School and Henry Scott Middle School for the 2014-15 school year, during its monthly school board meeting on Tuesday. The move comes as the district prepares to open its new high school, and move the middle school to the former high school campus.
SADLER — About 100 people attended a public meeting held by the Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated School District on Monday in which the District presented its proposed Defender Program. The program would allow approved Concealed Handgun Licence holding faculty to carry handguns in the classroom and on school campuses as a precautionary measure.
BONHAM — A painting by an L.H. Rather Junior High School student was recently selected from 200 submissions to be featured on the cover of the 2014 Bonham/Fannin County phone book.
Liberty Church in Sherman has announced plans to open a new Christian school in the fall for all grades, preschoolers through high school.