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04
Apr
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TSTA: Voters demand more state funding for schools

AUSTIN — The state teachers’ association president said majority of Texans more state education funding needed.

Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association, issued a statement March 19 on the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium’s voter survey on the need for more state education funding.

“The overwhelming majority of Texans are sending a very clear message to the governor, legislators and the School Finance Commission: the state share of public education funding must be increased,” stated Canelaria.

 

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Wed
28
Mar
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SHS students place second

Two Silsbee High School students, junior Natalie Padron (left) and senior Leticia Rodriguez (right), placed second in Law Enforcement Scenario during the state competition at Klein Cain High School on March 24.

 

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Wed
21
Mar
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Celebration Saturday for state champs

A community celebration honoring the Silsbee Tigers Class 4A back-to-back state champion boys’ basketball team is scheduled for Saturday, March 25.

The parade will start at 2 p.m. on 22nd Street and will go around to Exquisette Park, located on 21st Street.

 

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Wed
14
Mar
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Lumberton ISD board selects Gerald as finalist

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimous to name Dr. Gerald Chandler, acting superintendent, as the finalist for superintendent’s post during their March 8 meeting, according to a press release by the school district.

The board is scheduled to vote to offer a contract to Chandler on April 5. According to state law, the board must wait 21 days before voting to hire Chandler.

 

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Wed
07
Mar
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New statewide standards for school libraries released

AUSTIN – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission voted Feb. 13 to approve revised guidelines for school libraries.

“School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas” provides communities, educators, and the public a tool for assessing and building quality school library programs and ensuring students benefit from robust instruction and resources.

 

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Wed
28
Feb
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Don’t Mess With Texas’ scholarship contest deadline set

AUSTIN – Applications for the 2018 “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year.

Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June.

 

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Wed
21
Feb
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SISD board recognizes middle school science and robotics teams

During the Feb. 13 Silsbee ISD school board meeting, trustees recognized the Edwards- Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School Robotics and Science Fair winners.

The winners were presented by Science Department Chair Jena Cameron, who was introduced by Principal Sunee Stephens.

The students presented their projects to the board, and gave detailed information on each. Cameron explained to the board that the Robotics Teams must solve a real-world problem by building a prototype robot. The teams begin the year by researching, then building the robot before adding more research.

 

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Wed
14
Feb
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Caring educator at JJAEP retires

By Tim Collins

Lifting troubled students out of their circumstances and encouraging them to struggle through their schoolwork can be a difficult task that takes a lot of care

That's why the Hardin County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program at the Hardin County Courthouse was sad to see Alice Calloway retire in January.

Calloway was born in Newton and began teaching in the 1950s before moving to work for the Silsbee ISD in the 1960s. She retired in 1998.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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LISD school board narrows field to 3 for superintendent

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — Three finalists selected for the Lumberton ISD superintendent’s position will be interviewed this week, according to School Board President James Kersh.

The school board held a special meeting Feb. 1. During the meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss the superintendent applicants and approve the number of applicants to be interviewed.

 

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Wed
31
Jan
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‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ scholarship deadline set

AUSTIN – Applications for the 2018 “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest are now being accepted.

Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year.

Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June.

 

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