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Wed
18
Jul
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Board approves teachers’ pay scale

By Jessica Siratt

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2018- 19 Teachers’ Pay Scale at its July 10 meeting.

According to pay scale, the starting salary for a teacher with no previous experience is $38,000 per year compared to the state’s base salary of $28,080.

A teacher with one-year experience will get a salary of $38,250, compared to the state’s base of $28,690. The salary for a teacher with five years experience is $39,250 (state $32,440) and 10 years of experience is $43,000 (state $38,080).

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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Schools consolidated

In 1955, the Honey Island Colored School was consolidated with Carver which increased the enrollment.

The assembly building was converted into two classrooms. Laura Johnson, who was principal at the Honey Island school, joined the Carver staff, while Mary E. Coleman and Eliza L. Fletcher was hired at the  elementary school.

Construction began on a new gym where the students would play indoor basketball and hold their tournament. The school changed the mascot from Eagles to Pirates.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Speaking to KHS Senior Class

Valedictorian Alivia Jones address her fellow classmate and audience during the Kountze High School graduation on May 25 at the Lions’ Den. More than 70 KHS seniors received their diplomas during the commencement ceremony. Jones will attend the University of Texas In Austin this fall.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Local teacher association presents student scholarships

KOUNTZE — Three scholarships in the amount of $500 each were presented to Sarah Arsement, Reagan Mathews and Shelby Whiteside, 2018 graduates of Kountze High School.

The scholarship was presented by Kountze Classroom Teachers Association, a local affiliate of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.

 

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Wed
16
May
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Silsbee MS eighth-graders receive the Presidential Award

Twenty-four Silsbee Middle School students received the 2018 Presidential Award in a ceremony held at Edwards- Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School on May 9.

To be eligible, students must meet requirements, including grade point average or, school-set criteria and choice of state tests or teacher recommendations during their sixth through seventh grade years as well as the first semester of their eighth grade year.

 

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Wed
09
May
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Sixth-grader is top winner at annual KIS Science Fair

KOUNTZE — Austin Black, a sixth-grader, was named the Grand Prize winner at the Kountze Intermediate School annual Science Fair on May 3.

Grades 4, 5, and 6 all participate in this event with approximately 300 students involved from the science classes of Karen Key, Danielle Krapf, and Maurisa French.

 

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Wed
02
May
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School Briefs

Silsbee ISD

The Silsbee High School Choir will perform its annual Spring program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 in the high school auditorium.

 

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Wed
25
Apr
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Silsbee MS students win state-wide safety program campaign

Edwards-Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School students went above and beyond to help win the Stay- ALERT School Safety Program Spring Campaign, in an effort to help promote safety in the school district.

“Our AVID students have mustered a rigorous campaign to educate the students at Silsbee Middle School about the StayALERT program,” Principal Sunee Stephens said. “They brainstormed a plan and chose the activities they thought would make the biggest impact with their peers.”

 

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Wed
18
Apr
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Silsbee ISD school board recognizes Robotic teams

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Independent School District Board of Trustee met April 10, but not in their usual place at the Administrative Building.

The school board met in the Silsbee High School Auditorium to accommodate three groups of students the board wanted to honor.

The first group honored was the Silsbee Elementary School Robotics team.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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All Faiths Day School annual art show April 12

By Jessica Siratt

The oldest pre-school in Hardin County will host an art show.

All Faiths Day School will host the event on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The pre-school opened its’ doors in 1972 and the art show is as old as the school itself.

 

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