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• Thursday, Feb. 8: 6 p.m., Fish Fair at WHS cafeteria/commons • Friday, Feb. 9: 5/6:15/7:30, 9th/JV/Varsity Wildcat basketball, WHS auxiliary gym/Arena; 5/7 p.m., more
The generosity of children often amazes those around them. The students of Donna Emmons’ third grade class are no exception. Their willingness to help those in need has grown from a classroom fund-raiser to a school-wide project. It all began with the reading of “The Water Princess,” according to Emmons. The book is based on the childhood of Georgie Badiel and tells the story of a young girl who dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her village in Africa. more
Colton Smith, a member of Arp FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Smith’s parents are Donald and Mindy Smith. Smith’s award was sponsored by Hull Associates, LLC. more
Since January was School Board Recognition Month, the trustees, in recognition for their work, were given gift baskets at the Thursday, Jan. 25, meeting. Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran interviewed elementary students for a video presentation about the students’ thoughts on what a board member looks like, how old they are and what they do. more
Applications for the 2018 Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year. more
• Friday, Feb. 2: All day, Choir solo and ensemble contest, Robert E. Lee High School; All Day, Swim team Region 5 meet, Texas A&M University; Power Hour, faculty and staff Souper Bowl lunch, faculty dining room; 5 p.m., Ladycat/Wildcat JV basketball at Lindale High School; more
The Whitehouse Independent School District has undergone many changes in the last 40 years, but one thing has apparently remained the same, the community’s pride in its 1978 basketball state championship and the coach who led the team to victory, C.L. Nix. WISD held a reception to honor Nix Friday, Jan. 19, on the 40th anniversary of the team’s remarkable feat. He, his family, the members of the championship team and their families and all others who played under Nix were invited to participate. Between the games of the women’s and men’s teams scheduled that evening, Nix and the other invitees were honored and the announcement was made officially naming the arena the C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena. more
“In Texas, we place immense value in our youth. We protect them, guide them, and are always working toward a better tomorrow to secure our young people’s bright and precious futures,” Governor Greg Abbott stated in his proclamation declaring January School Board Recognition month. “School boards play a vital role in our effort to develop education in the Lone Star State as they work with parents, education professionals, and community members to create successful learning environments,” Abbott continued. more
Three band students recently completed auditions advancing through region and area and were announced as members of the All State Band. All three students perform at Troup High School under the direction of Robert Castillo. “More than 9,000 high school band students from across the state auditioned in 22 different regions for a place in their respective all-region band,” stated a press release from the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB). “The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held across the state and only 280 of these 2,288 students were selected for all-state honors.” more
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