Community/Schools

Wed
15
Oct

Raider band prepared for UIL competition

The Lumberton Raider's Band is prepared for their UIL competition on Saturday, October 18 after they scored a superior rating at the Galena Park Marching Contest held on Saturday, October 4. The band performed their entire show to the theme Rhapsody featuring the songs "Rhapsody in Blue," "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," and last but not least, "Bohemian Rhapsody."

 

Wed
08
Oct

Nichols meets with local superintendents

Sen. Robert Nichols (RJacksonville) met with local superintendents from Hardin County. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss education issues in preparation for the 84th Legislature which convenes in January. "The Legislature faces many challenges this session, and we cannot make good decisions unless we are listening closely to those we represent," said Nichols.
 

 

Wed
01
Oct

Homecoming Queen

Silsbee senior Leslie Orona is crowned the 2014 Homecoming queen by the 2013 queen Alexis Porzadek on Friday night at Tiger Stadiumin Silsbee. Orona was voted by students at Silsbee High School. Orona was escorted by her father Joel Orona during the ceremony.
 

 

Wed
24
Sep

Silsbee High School Homecoming 2014

Senior Princesses vying for Silsbee High School Homecoming Queen 2014 are (from left), Brayli Griffin, Leslie Orona, Victoria Lightfoot, and Kimberli Smith.

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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.
 

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