Education

Thu
27
Nov

Society, social issues and today’s students

Looking back at how the profession was years ago, when I first began teaching, one can definitely see the changes in the mental makeup of school student bodies today. A lot of the problems students face now, didn’t even exist 20/25 years ago. My how society has changed and not all of it has been good for our kids or their education.
 
Fri
24
Oct
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HHS Students honored for grades and attendance

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Photo By Dennis Phillips | Robertson County NewsJushod Flentroy, Cassandra Fuller and layla Austin stand with their awards issued by Superintendent Joy Toney as recognized students for their achievements.

Last Friday the Hearne High School honored students that for the first 6 weeks managed a perfect attendance record and / or landed on the A, A-B honor rolls.

“I would like to see a 97% attendance record for the high school, talk to your friends let them know how important it is that they come to school,” said Hearne High School Principal Joslyn Pierce.

Pierce continued to congratulate the kids on a job well done. Some were there to be honored for perfect attendance, others for making the A, A-B Honor (printed in the last issue of the Robertson County News) and some for both.

Fri
24
Oct
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The sky is never the limit

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Local Photo | www.redtail.orgDoug Rozendall talks with the students from Hearne ISD about what is like to fly the Mustang.
First opened to the press last Wednesday before being free for the public to witness on Saturday, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) gave insight to the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots.

Held at the Hearne airport, the event showcased the pilots and their strength of character, courage and ability to triumph over adversity during World War II. After a thirty minute documentary that showcased the amazing story of the airmen, which included the incredible fact that 450 Tuskegee pilots flew more than 1,500 combat sorties from June of 1943 until April of 1945, the highlight of the day was to see the restored red tail P – 51C fighter plane live and in person.

Doug Rozendall, member of the CAF Rise Above exhibit, gave his feeling on the importance of this history;

Thu
18
Sep
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Calvert Elementary School Academic Pep Rally

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Local Photo | Robertson County NewsCalvert Elementary Students recently participated in an academic pep rally to promote good grades and academic.

PK-3 students at Calvert Elementary School recently held an academic pep rally on Monday, September 8. During the pep rally students were entertained and inspired by the their teachers, dressed in purple and white, as they did cheers together for better grades and improved academic performance.

Elementary teachers included; Edith Gilbert, Krystal Swinnea, Janie Pope, Jean Criddle and Joyce Glasscock. Principal, Tom Kelly, also spoke at rally. According to the elementary staff, “We feel this is so very important, to impress on our young students that they a college bound, and that it is never too early to set goals. Calvert kids believe they can achieve.

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Fri
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

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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.

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