It is that time of year when East Texans are still experiencing summer weather, but local school districts are beginning fall semesters. As a result of voter approval of a nearly $95 million bond in November 2016, Whitehouse ISD now boasts two new school campuses, Brown Elementary at 14600 CR 2191 or Oscar Burkett Road, and Whitehouse Junior High at 101 Bain Place.
On Thursday, Aug. 9, Troup ISD Superintendent Tammy Jones hosted a back to school pep rally for teachers and staff with the aid of the band as well as varsity, junior varsity and middle school cheerleaders. Jones’ intention was to get everyone into the school spirit. The principals introduced their staff, members of each campus performed a cheer and recognitions were made. Individuals even competed in minute-to-win-it competitions. Jones encouraged all who were present to remember why they chose the field of education and to keep that as their focus throughout the year.
Preston Lindsey, who served the Troup Independent School District teaching agricultural studies for seven years, is now executive director of support services. Taking over his responsibilities in the agricultural department are Kelly and Lisa Doster.
The Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast Tuesday, Aug. 7, for new teachers and staff of the Whitehouse Independent School District prior to their orientation.
The directors of the Bullard High School Panther Band recently named the students who will fill the band’s top student leadership positions for the 2018- 2019 school year. “We are excited to announce our new drum majors for this school year,” said Gary Jordan, Bullard ISD Director of Bands. “The drum major positions are very important to any high school band