The Heart of Teaching, Jackie Fuller Elementary School

By Amy Ruggini | Education

AUBREY ISD, TX– Aubrey ISD held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Jackie Fuller Elementary School. At the ceremony, Aubrey ISD Board President Dr. Joey Saxon spoke about the board’s wish to name the district’s third elementary school after an educator. Jackie Fuller’s name came up in their discussion as a teacher who had dedicated her life to the education of children and was still actively involved in the community and the school district following her retirement in 1995. It was announced by Aubrey ISD Superintendent Dr. David Belding that Jackie…Read More

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Launches Good for Texas Tour: Community College Edition

By 380news | Education

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Launches Good for Texas Tour: Community College Edition WHARTON, TX — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is rebooting his Good for Texas Tour by highlighting Texas community colleges’ important impact on the Texas economy as well as their role in meeting specific educational and vocational needs of the areas they serve. Today, Hegar is visiting Wharton County Junior College, which has notable automotive, nuclear power technology, process technology, manufacturing technology and business programs. “When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t quite ready to leave home, but I…Read More

Collin College Partners with Manufacturing and Business Consortiums for Job-Training Grants Totaling $606,113

By 380news | Education

Collin College Partners with Manufacturing and Business Consortiums for Job-Training Grants Totaling $606,113 WHAT: Two Check Presentations Skills Development Fund Grants (photo opportunity 2-foot by 4-foot check) WHO: TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 WHERE: Collin Higher Education Center – Collin College Board Conference Room # 135 3452 Spur 399 McKinney, Texas 75069 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded two Skills Development Fund grants: a $289,982 grant to Collin College and a manufacturing consortium of Tower Extrusions and Quest Medical and a $316,131…Read More

TWU Graduate Students to be Honored with Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarships

By 380news | Education

TWU graduate students to be honored with Virginia Chandler Dykes scholarships DENTON, TX—Five graduate students, one from each of the five colleges at Texas Woman’s University, will be awarded scholarships at the TWU Dallas Leadership Luncheon Feb. 20 at The Belo Mansion and Pavilion. The luncheon, which will honor Dallas City Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates with the 18th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, is presented by Bank of Texas, TWU and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation. This year’s scholarship recipients are Lou Ann Hintz of Lubbock, College of Health Sciences; Nisha Matthews of Houston, College of Nursing; Aubree Evans of Denton, College of Arts and Sciences; Alex Conner of Burleson, College of Business; and Lorna Durrant of Cleburne, College…Read More

There’s No Place Like Home at Braswell High School

By Samantha Thompson | Education

There’s no place like home at Braswell High School during their Fine Arts Department’s 2019-2020 musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Performances run January 23, 24, 25, and 27 with a 7:00 p.m. performance each night. All performances will be held in the Braswell High School Auditorium at 26750 E University Dr, Aubrey, TX 76227. Among the large cast of 64 actors, senior Sarah Butts will play Dorothy. Seniors Giuliano Simmer, Travail Allen, and junior Genevieve Youngs will play the Cowardly Lion, Tinman, and Scarecrow, respectively. They have planned…Read More

Students Encouraged to Walk to School on October 2, 2019

By 380news | Education

Students Encouraged to Walk to School on Oct. 2 Schools across the region to participate in annual celebration of active transportation Sept. 26, 2019 (Arlington, Texas) – Students across the Dallas-Fort Worth area are encouraged to forego the bus or the carpool line on October 2 in favor of a more active and fun way of getting to school. For those who can, that means pounding the pavement with their own two feet during National Walk to School Day. More than 75 North Texas schools plan to participate, according to www.walkbiketoschool.org, a resource to help schools and their students organize efforts to celebrate this annual event. In the Fort Worth Independent School District, for example, members of the city council…Read More

Aubrey ISD Board Members Sworn In at May Meeting

By Amy Ruggini | Education

The Aubrey Independent School District community said goodbye to a familiar face and welcomed a new one at the May school board meeting. School board president Ron Bullock stepped down after 21 years of service, current school board members Dr. Joey Saxon and Annette Crooks began new terms and new school board member Carlos Urquidez was sworn in. “I’m so appreciative to have gotten to work with Mr. Bullock the last two years,” Aubrey ISD superintendent Dr. David Belding said. “Over the last 21 years, Ron has made a difference in the lives of so many students. I’m excited to continue to work with Dr. Saxon and Mrs. Crooks and to welcome Mr. Urquidez as he begins his tenure. I…Read More

Aubrey ISD Announces 2018 AHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

By 380news | Education

Aubrey High School has named Will Dow as valedictorian and Jarom Larman as salutatorian for the Class of 2018. The valedictorian is the senior with the highest cumulative grade point average. The salutatorian is the senior with the second-highest cumulative GPA. “We are very proud of these two young men and the entire class of 2018,” Aubrey ISD Superintendent Dr. David Belding said. “This senior class has proven themselves to be exceptional in academic achievement and extracurricular accomplishments. We are especially proud of Will and Jarom for earning the valedictorian and salutatorian designations. We know they will continue to achieve academically and be a positive influence in our world as they move forward in their future endeavors.” “I can’t think…Read More

Aubrey High School Student Builds Family Keepsake

By Amy Ruggini | Education

AUBREY ISD, TX – On a visit to his grandparents’ farm in Nebraska over the summer, GW Stander found some pieces of old wood lying around the pasture. The Aubrey High School student and FFA member thought he could reuse the wood and create something for an FFA agricultural mechanics project. GW decided to go on his own and build a tailgate bench and table to compete at upcoming livestock shows. For the last two years, GW had worked on team projects with classmates, building the grey trailer outside the Agricultural Shop, a red utility trailer and a smoker. “It was mostly because I wanted to do something different,” Stander said. “I always wanted to build a tailgate bench. I…Read More

Aubrey FCCLA at the FCCLA State Conference

By Amy Ruggini | Education

Eight Aubrey High School students attended the FCCLA State conference in April in Dallas, Texas. Three of the six teams placed in the top six. Hannah Ramsey placed fifth and Kennadi Jobe and Victoria Clark placed second and advanced to the National Meeting in Atlanta. Victoria Clark received the Texas Red Scholarship. Also competing at the state meeting were Chloe Earwood, Rebecca Reed, Mallory Boyer, Addison Flick, and Miranda Nowak. Aubrey FCCLA is one of the 3,000 Texas FCCLA chapters in the State of Texas. Family, Career, and Community Leaders…Read More

Denton ISD School Board Calls Bond Election

By 380news | Education

DENTON ISD – The Denton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election for May 5, 2018. The Trustees’ action follows a unanimous recommendation from the district’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to address growth, equity, and safety across the district. The proposed bond referendum would have $0 impact on the school district’s tax rate. “Thanks to continued growth in our area, the taxable assessed values of homes in our district, and our current tax rate structure, we are able to call an election that will have no effect…Read More

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