Denton ISD Trustees Approve the Names for Two Elementary Schools

By 380news | Education

Including Union Park’s New Elementary slated to open in 2019  The Denton Independent School District Board of School Trustees, in following with the tradition of naming facilities after educators who’ve impacted the community, voted unanimously to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary after an educator who served our local community for more than 40 years, Alice Moore Alexander. The Trustees also unanimously voted to name the district’s next campus after the sub-division that will surround it, Union Park Elementary School. The agreement with Hillwood Development deems that since the 21.1 acre…Read More

Mark White Named Denton ISD’s Director of Risk Management

By 380news | Education

Mark White, senior engineering consultant for Zurich Insurance, has been named the new director of risk management for the district effective immediately. He replaces Karen Almon who left the district in September. Mr. White, who is relocating from Lee’s Summit, Mo., served as the primary evaluator of claims for commercial accounts specifically working in the areas of property, liability and workers’ compensation. “Mr. White brings to our district varied experiences and expertise from his work within both the public school system and the private sector,” said Dr. Robert Stewart, assistant…Read More


By 380news | Education

FRISCO, TEXAS (September 21, 2017) — A high school diploma is a powerful tool. It opens doors, raises self-esteem, and inspires dreams. For those unable to complete high school, the lack of a diploma can feel like a missed opportunity that won’t come around again. That does not have to be the case. Frisco Public Library (FPL) is proud to announce a program designed to help adult Frisco residents earn their diploma online. “This program is at the core of the Library’s commitment to equal educational opportunities,” says Shelley Holley,…Read More

  Texas Library Association Welcomes New Executive Director

By 380news | Education

Austin, Texas – After an extensive national search, the Texas Library Association (TLA) appointed Dana Braccia as the new Executive Director starting October 1, 2017. Braccia brings a diverse range of experience and expertise in innovative library and operational management as well as member relations and industry partnerships to the association. Braccia has been an active leader in the library community since becoming a librarian in 2005. She is a past- president of the Mountain Plains Library Association and mentor for their Leadership Institute, as well as a former American Library Association councilor. She received her MLS from the University of Arizona and will complete her MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business / Arizona State University with…Read More

Enrollment Open for Texas Prepaid College Tuition Program

By 380news | Education

AUSTIN,TX — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2018. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s education at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices. “A Texas Tuition Promise Fund account is an opportunity to start paying for future college expenses and is a good way to give your child a path to a college education,” Hegar said. “Planning for your child’s education today helps save money on tomorrow’s expenses.” Participants in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund purchase prepaid “tuition units” that can later be used toward…Read More

380 Supper Club

By 380news | Education

Farm to Table Edition at Southern Chapel Vintage Market will be held on Thursday, September 14th from 6:30-9:30p.m. Join the Supper Club as they host unique suppers twice a season centered around what the season offers! By dinning with them you not only will have a unique and delicious experience, but you will help them support the community as they showcase local farmers and charities. The September 14th Supper Club with feature Dunn Farmin’, and a portion of the profits will go to support the local Multiple Sclerosis Society. Guests will enjoy a four course five-star dining experience in their charming farmhouse style venue. The meal includes beverages, live music, shopping, great company and fun! The 380 Supper Club is…Read More

Send Your Preteens Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

By 380news | Education

August 2017 – Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also time to make sure your children – particularly your preteens – are up to date on their vaccines. To celebrate the importance of on-time immunizations for 11 and 12 year-old children, Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. “We tend to think that only our little ones need vaccines,” says Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of DCPH. “However, 11 and 12 year-olds also need certain vaccines that protect them against some serious diseases. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with your doctor to find out…Read More

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 various school clubs, organizations and programs without the added stress of a typical first day of school, school officials said. Lunch will be available for purchase or students may bring…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…Read More

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