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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…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…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…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 C. Powers Scholarship created in honor of Mr. Powers’ longtime affiliation with the North Texas Fair Association. A CPA with the accounting firm Hankins, Powers and Eastup, Powers served as…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 on placing their children in an engaging environment where fun and learning come together. “We’re thrilled with the opportunity to introduce families in our community to the unique Children’s Lighthouse…Read More

Create With Adobe® Creative Cloud Software at Frisco Library

By 380news | Education

FRISCO, TX – Frisco Public Library empowers you to transform your imagination into digital reality with the addition of several Adobe® software products. “Being able to offer these high-end Adobe® Creative Cloud products in our Makerspace is very exciting,” explains Sr. Librarian Adam Lamprecht. “Making these applications available allows the public to create some incredible digital images, designs, and videos as they pursue personal projects and develop their professional skills.” Whether you are new to the Maker world or a seasoned pro, here’s what you should know: Who: You! Your ideas fuel your creations. What: Adobe® software opens the world of digital creativity. Photo editing with Photoshop CC Graphic design: InDesign CC Audio editing with Audition CC Video editing with…Read More

Docent Orientation and Training Session

By Gretel L’Heureux | Education

The Denton County Office of History & Culture is seeking volunteers to join their growing team of docents. Volunteers can help as museum greeters, tour guides, in educational outreach programming to the schools, in the research room and at events. Hours and days are flexible. A Docent Orientation and Training session will be held on Wednesday, February 8thfrom 10 am – 12 noon in the 1896 Room at the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. If you are interested in learning more about Denton County, are eager to meet people who share your interests and are enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge with others e-mail Gretel L’Heureux, Volunteer/Tour Coordinator, at Gretel.L’Heureux.dentoncounty.com or call 940-3492850. For more information go to the Office of History and…Read More

Denton ISD Adult Education and Literacy Program

By 380news | Education

Do you need to complete your education so you can move up in your career? Are you handed by language barriers when communicating with your child’s teacher, coworkers or someone at the grocery store? Or do you just need help with basic reading writing or math skills. Denton ISD Adult Education and Literacy Program offers a variety of intensive instructions programs to help you succeed. From GED preparation to English as a second language, to basic skills education. We are ready to help make your personal, academic and career goals a reality. At no cost to you, that’s right it’s free. Call 940-369-0400 for more information about our Adult Education Program. Don’t wait! Call 940-369-0400 or visit us online at…Read More

Little Elm Public Library Initiates Mobile Hotspot Lending Program

By 380news | Education

LITTLE ELM, TX – It may be hard for many Little Elm residents to imagine, but there is a substantial number of local households with no internet connectivity. “Recent studies have revealed that over a third of Little Elm homes are not enabled with internet service,” says Library Manager Lynette Roberson. “Whether it’s cost or availability or a temporary situation, we want to ensure that those who want access to the World Wide Web are able to have it, regardless of obstacles.” That sentiment is the basis for the Little…Read More

Kevin Franklin Jr. Elevated to Position of Wide Area Network Manager

By 380news | Education

DENTON, TX – Kevin Franklin Kevin Franklin Jr., telephone and network engineer, has been named the manager of the district’s wide area network. He replaces Chris Langford who left the district. “I am honored to be here and look forward to this exciting opportunity to use my knowledge and experience to continue supporting our students and staff,” said Mr. Franklin. Mr. Franklin brings eight years of experience to the position. Most recently he served as the local/wide area network administrator for the City of Grapevine. Prior to that, Mr. Franklin…Read More

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