Education

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29
Aug
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Mumford ISD top 3 percent in the state

The Texas Education Agency recently released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more that 1,200 school districts, and more than 8,500 campuses. Mumford ISD was one of only twenty-six school districts to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness that puts Mumford among the top 3 percent of the best performing schools throughout the state.

In addition Mumford High School and Elementary Met Standard. Mumford High School received distinction designation for Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Social Studies, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness. Mumford Elementary received distinction designation for Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.

Fri
29
Aug
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FHS freshmen and new student orientation

Photo By Donna O'Connor | Robertson County NewsStudent Council quizzes students about the clubs and organizations available to join at FHS.

Thu
14
Aug
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Way out West VBS

Photo By Donna O'Connor | Robertson County NewsPeyton and Malachi sing, “Lean on me” at the Franklin Pentecostal VBS.

The Pentecostals of Franklin hosted the Way out West Vacation Bible School. The 30 children attending were treated to songs, crafts, music, scriptures and a small skit each evening. The VBS team of talented volunteers taught children how to deal with things like rebellion, discontentment and God’s plan for their lives. The motto, lead by Pastor Terry Seely, aptly named “Dudley Dwayne DoRight for VBS”, was “When things come at me I say,” No Way, No How, No Doubt”. Vacation Bible School wrapped up with the children singing the songs they had learned and a final skit for parents on Sunday morning.

Donna O'Connor | Robertson County News

Thu
14
Aug
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Hearne ISD convocation begins with a graduation

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News
Photo By Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News Superintendent Joy Toney congratulates Mohammad for graduating from Hearne High School in a special ceremony during Tuesday’s HISD convocation.

Teachers new to Hearne ISD were probably surprised when their first day began like one of their last—with a graduation. Mohammad Mohammad Abdallah graduated from Hearne High School with tears and cheers from teachers and friends—quite a few of both—after coming to this country less than a year ago. Son of Abdallah Khairallah, owner of Te-Jos, Mohammad came to Hearne last year—his junior year—with good math and science skills but little English.

His first English papers were, according to teacher Janene Day, “unintelligible.”

Thu
24
Jul
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Mumford High School Registration

Mumford High School’s schedule registration will be on August 6 and August 7. This registration is for currently enrolled students that will be in the 9, 10, 11, and 12 grades.

The meeting will take place in the downstairs HS Computer Lab.

If you are unable to attend registration at the time below please contact Melissa McDonough at Mumford school, (979) 279-3678. Students in eighth grade who are eligible to take Algebra I for high school credit were sent letters and will register on Thursday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6:

• Ninth grade - last name initial A - M, 9:00 a.m. last name initial N - Z and nineth grade volleyball girls 11:00 a.m.
• Tenth grade - last name initial A - M, 1:00 p.m. last name initial N - Z 3:00 p.m.

Thu
24
Jul
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Calvert ISD Principal resigns

Less than a month before school starts, Calvert all-level principal Lynn Ponder resigned his post of six years to take a principal’s job with Dime Box ISD. The Calvert Board and Superintendent Maxie Morgan praised Ponder for his dedication to CISD and its students and wished him well. Ponder thanked the Board and Morgan for their consistent support.

In other business, the Board decided not to appoint a new member to its six-member panel. A vacancy occurred when former Board president Sandra Greaves resigned, but, after a 30 minute closed session, the Board opted not to appoint a replacement.

In other business, Morgan reported that 93% of its current tax levy, totaling $1,225,242, had been collected with a total of $1,286,339.45 (including back taxes, penalties and interest) collected this year.

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.

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