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Karyn Ard, a Troup High School teacher, has been named one of six finalists for 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year, according to the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), which facilitates the awards program. Ard teaches biology at Troup High School, where she has taught for the past nine years of her 22-year career in education. more
The campuses of The Brook Hill School were filled with students once again last week, as the school began classes for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 15, beginning the school’s 22nd year of existence. Students attending Brook Hill’s middle school and upper school gathered inside the Lauderdale Commons on the first day of school for the opening chapel event of the 2018-2019 school year. A praise band composed of both Brook Hill students and faculty began the event by leading a time of worship during the chapel service, singing songs such as “Shine Your Light,” “Lord, I Need You,” “How He Loves Us” and “Reckless Love.” more
The administration of Bullard Independent School District welcomed back teachers and staff members from all six of the district’s campuses at the annual Bullard ISD Convocation, held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Bullard High School’s Audry B. Owens Auditorium. more
The Whitehouse, Bullard, Troup and Arp Independent School Districts all participate in the National School Lunch Program which provides free and reduced priced meals for low income students. Household size and income are used to determine eligibility for the program. more
A public hearing event is on the books for the Bullard Independent School District Board of Trustees to hear from constituents about the district’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, as well as the district’s proposed tax rate. more
Dr. Howard Patterson was recognized by Whitehouse ISD Superintendent Dr. Christopher Moran for his 13 years of service as a trustee at the Thursday, Aug. 16, board meeting. “You have been a huge supporter of the district, from academics to fine arts to athletics, across the board. You have been a person who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table,” Moran stated. “I really want to tell you how much I appreciate serving with you. You are a gentleman and you’ve done a great service to this district for 13 years.” more
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. more
The Troup ISD Board of Trustees, following the executive session Monday, Aug. 13, approved the hiring of Lisa Doster as agriculture teacher, Christian Harley as eighth-grade US history teacher and Shellie McAllister as seventh-grade English language arts and reading instructor. more
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. more
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