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Students participating in technology clubs at Troup Middle School presented projects in coding, 3D printing and Lego robotics at the Nov. 13 TISD board meeting. The students were part of two groups that meet daily during school and an after school club that meets Tuesdays and Fridays, all led by Jill Wilkinson. This is the first year for Wilkinson to teach the technology classes though she has served as Troup Middle School librarian for four years. more
Dozens of Smith County school children earned awards for an art contest Monday, November 20, 2017, at the annual Fire Prevention Awards Ceremony. more
Tears of joy flowed from many faces on Friday, Nov. 17, as the Prize Patrol, accompanied by cheerleaders, First Ladies and a drum line, visited schools handing out checks to individual recipients of WISD Education Foundation grants. None of the awardees knew of their status as winners until the patrol stopped at their classroom doors. more
Troup High School hosted a college fair for the 10th year this past Wednesday, Nov. 15. Approximately 30 colleges and schools from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi were represented and both juniors and seniors were invited, according to Troup High School counselor, Tracye Martin. more
Higgins Elementary third graders held their Veteran’s Day program Friday, Nov. 10. Music teacher, Pam Williams, stated the five third grade classes, which meet for music only once a week, had rehearsed for two months. The program opened with the presenting of colors by Cub Scout Pack 359, immediately followed by the pledge of allegiance. The first song, “Bells of Liberty,” was accompanied by several students playing xylophones. After singing “Over There,” twenty girls danced along with the singing of “Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree.” Those songs were followed by “One Nation” and the playing of “Taps” by Tyler Junior College student, Kyle Bennett. more
WISD board members considered construction updates during the Monday, Nov. 13, meeting. Aerial photographs and video of the various sites were shown along with the updates by WRL representatives. “We’re in good shape. We’ve been blessed with good weather. We had a rough spring and rough early summer, but since the weather’s been good, we’ve been able to make up some of the ground so people are on track,” Steve Hickey of WRL General Contractors stated when questioned if the work was on schedule. more
• Thursday, Nov. 16 – Choir pre-area contest, Hallsville High School; 8 a.m., Girl’s gold at Hallsville Tournament, Woodhollow Golf course; 8:00-11:15 a.m., Whitehouse college Fair, cafeteria; 6-8 p.m., Wildcat bonfire, First Baptist Church, Whitehouse. more
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