This year would be much different for the band after the tragic November 19 crash that took the life of the band director, Darin Johns, and bus driver, Mark Boswell, as well as injured numerous students.
The winners for October’s edition are Lito Belmontes, a fifth-grade Spanish immersion teacher of Jose Ramirez Elementary, Jessica Henson of Laura Bush Middle School, and technology teacher, Sean Hightower of Monterey High School.
Texas Tech University’s College of Arts & Sciences today (Nov. 16) announced the official formation of the Institute for Latina/o Studies, a dedicated hub for research, teaching, internationalization, and community engagement led by an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty and staff.
The Wayland Baptist University Board of Trustees met on October 28 and approved a plan to restructure several bonds in order to secure approximately $3 million to use for specified, tax-exempt projects such as capital and infrastructure improvements.
According to Frenship, school administrators plan to work with community members, parents, students, and staff “to outline expectations, provide direction, set goals, and develop strategies to best serve Frenship students.”
“We want to congratulate all of our teachers and students who were a part of this round of winners,” said Nancy Sharp, corporate engagement director for The United Family. “There are so many teachers who are deserving of recognition in our communities. We encourage everyone to keep nominating!”
Slaton Independent School District will receive part of a $12 million federal grant intended to “increase teacher and school leader effectiveness and improve teaching and learning in 19 high-need schools” AND combat learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A New Deal educator no longer works with the ISD after a report from a student saying the employee “inappropriately engaged her in a texting and physical relationship during the 2010 school year,” according to Superintendent Matt Reed.
The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees meeting Thursday began with a lengthy address from parents and citizens about COVID-19 safety protocols. While no action was taken on the topic, the trustees did determine how much the district would tax them.
Superintendent Keith Bryant says the current high school will be at capacity next year but will see some relief with 22 additional classrooms being added. However, he says in two years the high school population is expected to increase from 2,000 to 2,400.
Over the last year, President Schovanec estimates Tech has lost around 100 million dollars in revenue. However, since it has the second fastest rate of growth out of all public Texas colleges, it has benefitted from the growth.
The Dallas Independent School District issued a temporary mask mandate effective Tuesday, August 10, “to protect staff and students from the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.”
With the school year beginning in person for many districts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public of steps they can take to keep students and staff members safe. This includes slowing down in school zones, staying off cell phones and being aware at all times while around school buses.