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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…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

McKinney Fire Department to Host Fourth Annual Youth Career Exploration Camp

By 380news | Education

McKINNEY, TX – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is accepting applications for the fourth annual Youth Career Exploration Camp for children ages 12-15 years to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26-30 and July 17-21 at the Wysong Central Fire Station #1, 301 N. McDonald St. Campers will explore fire and emergency response service careers through classroom and in-the-field instructions. Campers will be introduced to fire inspections and arson investigation, emergency management, CPR and basic first aid. Other exciting activities include physical agility drills, riding in a fire engine and visiting community fire stations. By hosting these camps, the MFD hopes to inspire children of all ages and backgrounds to pursue a gratifying and exhilarating career in…Read More


Denton ISD Support Building Approved in 2007 to be Named for Bill Giese, Open in 2019

By Denton ISD | Education

The Denton Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the district’s new professional support services after Dr. JW “Bill” Giese, a former professor and longtime advocate of public education in Denton. The Bill Giese Professional Support Services Building will be located on the corner of Elm and Third Streets in the City of Denton. It is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019 and will house the district’s business and administrative services division, special education department, data processing, ESL/bilingual and counseling/ social services departments. “It’s an honor to have my name on a building, but really, my hope is that it spurs more people to get involved with public education and be productive citizens. It’s important…Read More

Kindergartner Signs Teaching Contract for 2033-2034

By 380news | Education

Members of the Denton Independent School District’s Human Resources Dept. presented Brenden Flowers, a kindergartner in Mrs. Stephanie McNeely’s class, with an ‘intent to hire’ form in front of his entire grade this morning at Evers Park Elementary School. “This means that when Mr. Flowers completes college and his teaching certification, we will extend to him a contract for employment to teach, and in today’s market that translates into earning $51,000 per year,” said Dr. Richard Valenta, deputy superintendent. “In 2033 when he’s scheduled to graduate, we don’t know for sure but believe teaching will pay considerably more.” Under the umbrella of TEACH Denton, the district seeks out and identifies students even as young as kindergarten who exhibit natural talents…Read More

How to Become a McKinney Firefighter

By 380news | Education

Information workshop at Collin College Conference Center May 18 McKINNEY, TX – Do you have an interest in a career as a professional firefighter? Would you like to work for the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) but aren’t quite sure where to start? Find out more as the MFD hosts a pre-employment informational workshop May 18 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Collin College Center Park Campus, 2200 W. University Dr. The event will educate potential candidates about employment opportunities with MFD, prerequisite requirements to take our entrance exam and how to navigate the overall hiring process. Potential applicants have the opportunity to participate in a practice session of the firefighter physical ability test (PAT) at 8 a.m.…Read More

Stretch 4 Life Academy

By 380news | Education

Now Enrolling Enrollment for Stretch 4 Life Academy’s 2017-18 school session is now open! S4L Academy is a school for students age 18 and older who are interested in becoming a licensed massage therapist (LMT). The schooling is intense, exceeding the minimum quality requirements by the State of Texas, to better ensure the students walk away knowing how the human body was designed to function. It is a 500-hour Basic Massage Licensing Program, with a school term of Sept-Feb, internship term of Feb-Mar, and apprenticeship term of April-May. Students receive the training to become personal trainers by the end of the first semester, and are trained to be S4L stretch instructors by the end of the program. Upon graduation, students…Read More

Stretch 4 Life Academy

By 380news | Education

Now Enrolling Enrollment for Stretch 4 Life Academy’s 2017-18 school session is now open! S4L Academy is a school for students age 18 and older who are interested in becoming a licensed massage therapist (LMT). The schooling is intense, exceeding the minimum quality requirements by the State of Texas, to better ensure the students walk away knowing how the human body was designed to function. It is a 500-hour Basic Massage Licensing Program, with a school term of Sept-Feb, internship term of Feb-Mar, and apprenticeship term of April-May. Students receive the training to become personal trainers by the end of the first semester, and are trained to be S4L stretch instructors by the end of the program. Upon graduation, students…Read More

2017 Scholarship Opportunities

By 380news | Education

North Texas State Fair Association Are you involved with 4-H, FHA, FFA or other areas of leadership and applying for college and looking for scholarship opportunities? The North Texas State Fair Association, as part of its mission to “Invest in the Future of Our Youth,” is accepting applications for two $2,000 scholarships through April 1 from graduating North Texas students who are applying to a junior college or university or are already attending a higher education institution. The scholarships include the North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship and the Bob…Read More

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center Coming Soon to Oak Point

By 380news | Education

Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM, widely recognized as the leading valuesbased, early-education child care provider in the United States, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Julie Carter and Michael Carter to open a new location in Oak Point, Texas. The business partners will open Oak Point’s first Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM. The future school will be located at 301 Shahan Prairie, and is scheduled to open this fall. The demand is growing for educational childcare in the area, and more than ever, parents are putting a high priority…Read More

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