Community/Schools

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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Wed
21
May

Middle School NHS

Members of the Edwards Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society recently.
 
Wed
07
May

Local teacher beating the odds against cancer

By AndreaWhitney
 
At the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, Laura Reeves Elementary teacher Kim Gonzales was standing outside of her classroom door, welcoming each student that she would call her own, with her signature glowing smile and warm heart.
 
Wed
16
Apr

KHS receives student council award

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Kountze High School has been awarded a 2014 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). “Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award indicates a dedication on the part of the local school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” Director of NASSP Student Programs Ann Postlewaite said. “NASC applauds the work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.”
 
Wed
09
Apr

Silsbee students bring home medals

This past Saturday, the Silsbee High School UIL Academic teams attended the district meet at Bridge City High School. Thirty-two students attended and competed in 17 different areas. Calculator:
 

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