Community/Schools

Wed
03
Sep

Land prep begins for construction

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The passing of a school bond in Silsbee is now beginning to take shape after voters approved of a new elementary school to replace two existing schools.
 
Wed
27
Aug

Enrollments up with start of school

Area schools have kicked off the new school year and administrators seem to be very happy with the opening day enrollments. At Silsbee ISD, the enrollment is up approximately 50 students over the start of school last year . Administrators are expecting a few more enrollees. The reason they are smiling is the fact that the district receives approximately $6,000 for each student in attendance. If all the enrolled students stay in class, this could bring approximately $300,000 additional monies to the district.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Handing Out Supplies

Matthew Davis and Gage Tywater (in back) of Troop 88 and Payton Tuck of Troop 181 helped hand out school supplies as a part of Tiger School Box in Silsbee at the Masonic Lodge recently.
 
Wed
06
Aug

New hires, right choices in our schools

Last week was a busy week. I wrote stories about a new athletic director in Kountze, a new business manager in Kountze, and two new principals in Silsbee. Three of those four positions were filled by people on an interim basis. Some might consider the decision to fill the positions on an interim basis as a sign of indecisiveness.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Teaching Environmental Sciences tours Big Thicket National Preserve

Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 19th annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute introduces Southeast Texas EC-12th grade teachers to local environmental issues through firsthand experiences. The 10-day field institute is offered in conjunction with the Region 5 Science Collaborative, local industries, state and federal agencies, and environmental non-governmental organizations. Since its inception, more than 150,000 Texas students have taken courses from teachers who have experienced the institute.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Major changes in school administration

I returned from vacation to hear that I needed to write about a number of changes in the schools in Silsbee and Kountze. Unfortunately the administration office was closed in Kountze and I could not make the arrangements for an interview in Silsbee until Monday. Meanwhile I received a call from the newspaper in Corsicana asking for a picture of Eldon Franco, who was to become their new high school principal.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Twitter creating a problem for students?

I am a big proponent of social media, especially Twitter. Being in the newspaper business, it seems important to keep up with new technology and to stay with it while youth take on the craze. There are so many social media sites that are popular by many, but none are as popular as Twitter among youth and young adults.
 
Wed
18
Jun

Local teacher association presents scholarships

Three scholarships in the amount of $500 each were presented to Drew Anderson, Trinity Hughes, and CheyenneWilson, 2014 graduates of Kountze High School. The scholarship were presented by Kountze Classroom Teachers Association, a local affiliate of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.

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Wed
04
Jun

Silsbee Middle School in Washington, D.C.

Students from eighth grade class at Edwards-Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School had the opportunity to visit places they have only talked about during school.
 
Wed
28
May

Silsbee Ford-Lincoln awards scholarship to FFA member

Megan Hargraves, an FFA member of Kountze FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Silsbee Ford-Lincoln and Ford Motor Company through the National FFA Scholarship program. The Built Ford Tough - FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

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