Braswell Zone Bash, Back-2-School Extravaganza Kickoff to get Denton ISD Students Ready

By 380news | Education

Photos by Cynthia Carmack The Braswell Zone PTAs will host the ninth annual Braswell Zone Bash, Back-2-School Extravaganza (“BZB”) at 6:00pm, Monday, August 7, at Braswell High School, 26750 E. University, Aubrey, TX 76227. The event is geared for students and families residing in the eastern portion of Denton ISD as a way to get re-connected in a fun-filled atmosphere with school staff, administrators and local businesses before the start of the new school year. This year’s Braswell Zone Bash will feature music, games and a variety of food options…Read More

Freshman First Day of School for Denton ISD

By 380news | Education

The 2017-18 school year starts Wednesday, August 16, for all students in the Denton Independent School District, except for high school freshmen. Denton ISD’s Freshman First Day program ensures these students get an early, first-hand look at high school life at each of their respective campuses before the rest of their classmates on Tuesday, August 15. The program will allow first-year high school students to attend classes and walk the halls on their own, allowing them to become acclimated to the larger campuses. Freshman First Day also introduces participants to…Read More

Denton ISD 2017-18 Extended School Day

By 380news | Education

Registration Now Available Online registration for Denton Independent School District’s Extended School Day program is now available. ESD is an enrichment program that helps Denton ISD students in kindergarten through fifth grade discover and cultivate their aspirations in a safe, after-school learning environment. The program ensures students have the opportunity to participate in educational and recreational activities while providing a supervised environment that promotes safety, learning, responsibility and community involvement following regular school hours. To register your child, click here. As with recent years, the entire process is online, completing…Read More

Frisco Library Earns National Recognition

By 380news | Education

The ESL class with instructors Sheri Smith and Kristen Dye FRISCO, TX – The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) has selected Frisco Public Library as one of three national finalists for ESL programs as part of their 2017 DollarWise Innovation Grant. This honor recognizes the Library’s commitment to education and service to the City’s diverse population through its English Language Lab. Grant finalists are identified as delivering programs that are financially responsible and socially impactful. In its annual publication, Innovations in Financial Education, the USCM explains, “…these cities have among the best financial literacy programs in the nation.” “It is an honor to have the Library’s ESL program recognized,” says Shelley Holley, Library Director. “Essential classes, such as ESL have…Read More

Meet the Staff at Children’s Lighthouse

By 380news | Education

Opening Soon in Oak Point Jennifer Nagy, Director My name is Jennifer Nagy, and I am excited to be the new Children’s Lighthouse Oak Point Director. I wanted to share a little about myself with you. I grew up in Flower Mound, Texas and graduated from Lewisville High School. I then attended Oklahoma State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Child Development and met my husband, Logan. We moved back to the Dallas area to start our family. We have lived in Little Elm for about three years with our two boys, Aiden (six) and Hudson (three), and love the small town feel of the 380 Corridor. We enjoy spending our time outdoors, going…Read More

Jairia Diggs Named Principal of Providence Elementary

By 380news | Education

Providence, TX – Jairia Diggs, assistant principal of Roanoke Elementary School (Northwest ISD) since 2013, has been named the principal of Providence Elementary School. Mr. Julio Lopez who has served as the principal for the past two years, will serve the district’s students in a different capacity in the fall. “As a mom and a school leader, my heart truly is for kids and their success,” said Ms. Diggs. “I look forward to building relationships with our students, parents and staff as we collaborate for their success.” Ms. Diggs is an active leader on the Roanoke campus, leading professional development activities through professional coaching and data assessment. She hosts a forum for learning via social media which evolved into a…Read More

The Little Elm Literacy Program Holds Awards Banquet

By Jim Manning | Education

Beginning in 2009, the Little Elm Adult Literacy Program was launched and the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes began. Building their effectiveness for adults coming to our area the program has greatly expanded, with the guidance of Dianna Russell being one of the ever present volunteers. Over the years, instructors were found and funds raised. The instructors and funds propelled their program, bought their supplies, and kept them moving forward. There are students from around the world and 25 countries, who come to the classes to learn English in a semi-formal atmosphere, using worksheets and books from an established program. These graduates, guests and speakers from the area enjoyed the evening, which had students from the church serving…Read More

More than 2,500 Turn Out for Family Science Night

By 380news | Education

FRISCO, TX – During summer in Texas, families face a challenge. Parents want to keep their kids learning. Kids want to have fun. Everybody just wants to stay cool. Frisco Public Library’s 3rd annual Family Science Night covered all three, and thousands of residents turned up to share it. The Perot Museum returned to amaze and delight with two performances of their Fire and Ice show. There were interactive stations for City of Frisco Environmental Services, K-12 Education, Water Wise, Frisco Police Department: CSI, NuMinds Enrichment, Sylvan Learning Center of Frisco, Scottish Rite Hospital, and the Library staff and volunteers. Not wanting to miss any of the fun, the Library Foundation and Friends groups were there to meet the community…Read More

Denton ISD Online Enrollment for 2017-18 School Year to Kick off in July

By Denton ISD | Education

The enrollment process for the 2017-18 school year for all new and returning Denton ISD students will open in July, using Infosnap, the district’s online registration system. Families of returning students will be emailed snapcodes – one per returning student – to the email account of the primary parent/guardian listed on their student’s campus beginning Friday, July 14. The email contains a link that will take them directly to infosnap and will “snap” them to their student’s information, where they can complete registration. The enrollment process for returning students will be complete once both printed pages of the InfoSnap verification form – which is available once online registration is complete – as well as proof of residency and updated immunization…Read More

Library Receives Major Grant from Texas Book Festival

By 380news | Education

Money to be used for Spanish and bilingual materials  LITTLE ELM, TX – A grant from the Texas Book Festival Collection Development fund has been awarded to the Little Elm Public Library, money which will be used to enhance the adult and children’s Spanish language collection. “We submitted a grant proposal to the Texas Book Festival grant program at the beginning of the year,” says Library Manager Lynette Roberson. “Our intention, if we were fortunate enough to win it, was to purchase material that would bolster the Spanish language and…Read More

North Texas State Fair Association Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

By 380news | Education

Two Denton County graduating high school seniors have been awarded scholarships by the North Texas State Fair Association. The program includes the Bob C. Powers Scholarship, and the North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship. The North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship was awarded to Krum High School senior Macy Archer. Macy has been involved in 4-H activities throughout her life, raising and nationally exhibiting market and breeding rabbits. She has been heavily involved in numerous service projects and shared her valuable experience and knowledge with younger 4-H members. Macy plans…Read More

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