Education

Thu
12
Jun
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Local Student graduates from TSU

Anthony Joseph Daou of Calvert graduated from Texas State University during the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies at the university. Daou received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.

Daou and several other students in the Bryan/College Station area graduated. Those students are Victoia Logan, Shaun Payne, Kaitlyn Urbanczyk, and Petter.

Logan received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Payne received a master’s degree in Interdisiplinary Studies, Urbanczyk received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, and Petter received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art.

Local Report | Robertson County News

Fri
06
Jun
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Mumford Elementary School student’s artwork to be featured in litter prevention calendar

Artwork by second-grader McKenzie FitzSimon of Mumford Elementary School will be featured in the 2015 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected it as one of the 12 winning entries from across the state in the first Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest.

In an effort to motivate young Texans to keep the environment free from trash, Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT invited students across Texas to get creative about litter prevention with the Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest. The contest was open to elementary school students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade and sponsored by H-E-B and Central Market. Students were asked to submit artwork that promotes the Don’t mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention slogans.

Thu
29
May
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Important rule changes for the 2015 county show

Several rule changes have been approved by the Robertson County Fair Board and will take effect at the 2015 show. The sale order for animals has changed for steers, lambs, and goats for the next year. The number of classes for steers, lambs and goats will also be set for the 2015 show.

The steers will have a total of six classes in 2015. The number of Exotic classes compared to Americans classes will be determined by the percentage of Americans that classify. The first three placing steers in each class will make the sale. Two classes of steers will sell four steers depending on which classes are selected as the strongest by the judge.

The lambs will have a total of five classes in 2015 with the top five in each class making the sale.

The goats will have a total of four classes in 2015 with the top five in each class making the sale.

Thu
22
May
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Katherine Hull takes top honors in the 2014 Congressional Art Contest

Local Photo | Robertson County News Overall winner of the annual Congressional Art Contest Katherine Hull stands with Congressman Bill Flores.

The Bremond ISD program continues to win accolades across the state and the nation. Recently, young artist Katherine Hull of BISD earned “overall winner” in the annual Congressional Art Contest competition sponsored by the U. S. House of Representatives, our local congressman Bill Flores, and Baylor University, contest host.

Hull received her award from Flores with congratulations from Flores and staff, Baylor President Kenneth Starr and wife Alice, and her own entourage including parents Naomi and Vanoy Hull, art teacher Lisa Miller, BISD Superintendent Daryl Stuart and wife, and Bremond School Board member David Kujawa.

Hull’s painting, “Daddy’s Violin,” will be hung in the U.S. capital in Washington for an entire year, along with the works of winners from other congressional districts. It’s striking and will probably stand out wherever it is hung.

Thu
15
May
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Lucky readers from Roland Reynolds Elementary receive bikes

Everybody Reads Day

Roland Reynolds Elementary was “wild” about reading on Everybody Reads Day. The school celebrated with students reading to themselves, to their buddies, volunteers reading to entire classrooms, mob dancing, hall-way decorating competitions and a bike drawing at the end of the day. The hallways were decorated in our “Wild About Reading” theme. Pre-K, which made an interactive hallway based from the book, Going on a Lion Hunt by Margery Cutler, and 4th grade, which decorated their hallways in wild things based off the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, were the winners of the hallway decorating contest. Both grade levels won an ice-cream party. Students in grades 1- 5 were eligible for a bike drawing. Altogether, they took over 15, 969 AR tests to earn tickets for the bicycles. This year’s winners were:

•1st grade: Celeste Jones and Benjamin Swick

•2nd grade: Jaycee Lindeman and Jacob Anderson

Thu
15
May
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Hearne students working to meet STARR standards: Wells’ future still under investigation

The Hearne ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session Tuesday night to get some good news and some bad. First, Erick Kacha of First Southwest Securities informed the panel that Hearne’s bond debt could be refinanced at a lower interest rate, saving the District anywhere from $35,000 to $70,000 a year, depending on the rate Southwest is able to acquire. Kacha said he would have a solid proposal by the next board meeting and from that point on, would be ready to jump at the best re-finance opportunity—the lowest rate.

In the “bad news” category, the panel learned that, even though Hearne 5 graders had show significant improvement over the past year’s scores in math and reading, only 47% had met the standard in math, 42% in reading. Eight grade faired a little better with 53% passing math, 57% passing the reading standard. Students must pass these tests to move to the next grade. Tutoring is on-going; re-testing is coming.

Thu
08
May
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Hearne NHS inducts new members

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News

Students, parents, facility and HISD Administration met in solemn assembly on Thursday evening in the Hearne High School Cafetorium to welcome three outstanding students into the Hearne National Honor Society. Accepting the pledge and promising to be leaders in their school and community were seniors Gustavo Lopez, William Toliver and junior David Hernandez.

Master of ceremonies for the Thursday event was graduating senior and NHS president Kyle Castilleja who welcomed guests and participants. After the invocation, pledge to the U.S. and Texas flags, and a history of the National Honor Society delivered by NHS members Martha Alvarado, Bielka Esqueda, and Rubi Hernandez, Castilleja ushered in the candlelight ceremony. NHS members Erica Vasquez, Juan Rodriquez, Carla Hernandez, and Castilleja each explained a hallmark of NHS—Scholarship, Service, Character, and Leadership—and lit a candle representing that quality.

Thu
08
May
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Hearne Elementary 5-Six Weeks Honor Roll

All A’s
1st Grade
•Blue, LeAsia
•Flores-Rizo, Pamela
•Gonzalez, Marcelino
•Gordon, Malina
•Jackson, Ci’Niya
•Lehoski, Cole
•Perez, Juan
•Sandman, Zachary
•Sauceda, Patrick
•Wade, JaCoryan
2nd Grade
•Guerrero, Cristopher
•Murillo Ayala, Diego
•Ramos, Gabriel
•Tates, Tyler
•Taylor, Ahliahn
4th Grade
•Trujillo Callejas, Nohemi
•Zapata-Gonzalez, Diana
5th Grade
•Gallegos, Mayra
•Hernandez-Mejia, Luis
•Jimenez, Lesly
•Mitchell, Brandon
•Orozco, Jose
•Sanchez-Rojo, Vicky
6th Grade
•Salazar, Bartholomew

Fri
25
Apr
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Mumford High School celebrates with Gatsby

The junior class of Mumford High School hosted their junior – Senior Prom on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 8:00 in the evening. The prom was held in the Mustang Room of the DeStefano Scamardo Building on the Mumford ISD campus. This year’s prom was themed “A Party with Gatsby”. Activities for the evening consisted of dining and dancing and the crowning of senior students, Aubrie King and Angel Gongora, as the 2014 Prom King and Queen. Junior students recognized were Caleb Fuchs and Abbie Eckenrode as the 2014 Prom Prince and Princess.

Local Report | Robertson County News

Fri
25
Apr
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Scholarship opportunity for Robertson County Students

Robertson County Farm Bureau is planning to award a $2,500 scholarship to a student graduating from a Robertson County High School or Home School. The scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to pursue a degree or associate degree from an accredited college, university, junior college, or technical school. This is a one time, one-year only award.

Students, whose parents or guardians are members of Robertson County Farm Bureau and who plan to seek an education as outlined above, who wish to be considered for the award must complete a application.

Applications can be obtained from your high school counselor and must be returned to you counselor no later than May 10. Your counselor will then submit all applications to the Robertson County Farm Bureau Offices where, the scholarship committee will then review them and determine a recipient.

Local Report | Robertson County News

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