Education

Thu
07
Nov
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Volunteer opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities in Franklin for anyone who wants to volunteer or for a student who need community service hours for scholarships.

One opportunity is at the Carnegie Library. The job usually consists of weed pulling in the flower beds, straightening books on the shelf’s, helping with the after school programs, and decorating for the season. The contact person for this opportunity is Melanie Redden at (979) 828-4331.

Another opportunity would be at the Franklin food pantry. For this job you would need to show up at South New Hope Baptist Church on a Saturday morning. You would be helping bag groceries, carrying them out to cars, cleaning, and much more.

There are often opportunities for volunteering at every church but you would need to check with your pastor, priest, or youth minister.

Thu
07
Nov
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4-H judging teams ask for support

Robertson County has 34 children participating in the Livestock and Horse judging competitions. These kids practice weekly and travel to competitions. These kids practice weekly & travel to competitions at all Major Livestock Shows including State Fair of Texas, San Antonio Stock Show & Houston Livestock Show. As well as Local, District & State Competitions.

Judging is a process of evaluating, selecting, and placing various livestock species. Through learning to judge, 4-Her’s develop skills in decision making, presentation skills & Leadership.

Please support these kids by purchasing a Balsam Fir Wreath.

Thu
31
Oct
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Local teacher studies with distinguished scholars

Earlier this month, a Gause teacher traveled to Austin to participate in a one-day workshop focused on teaching critical events from early U.S. history.

Debra Salcido, who teaches social studies at Gause Elementary and Junior High School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying events that shaped America between 1776 and 1836 while also reflecting on their lasting significance. Topics included James Madison, the Constitution, the Second Great Awakening and Jacksonian Democracy.

During the morning, participants attended dynamic lectures and presentations. In the afternoon, they joined faculty in small workshops to examine primary sources and develop effective strategies for classroom instruction.

Wed
16
Oct
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Mustang Honor Roll

Mumford ISD does their A and A/B honor roll just a little bit different. They award the students who get all A’s with the Gold award, students who only get one B and the rest are A’s get the Silver award, and the students who get two B’s and the rest are A’s receive the Bronze award.
The Kindergarten students who received the Gold award are Ayden Batts, Hagen Berlan, Lily Freeman, Dylan Pemberton, Kelsie Rangel, Ariana Romero, Garrett Schoneman, Jadyn Sims, Lucio Tapia Cruz, Tyler Boyd, Jonas Bucknum, Melikka Condado Sanchez, Sandon Davis, Nancy Galvan, Genae Gilchrest, Joshua Martinez, Chelsea McFetridge, Charlsie Mortimer, Sophia Naron, Jesus Puente, Connor Rice, Cullen Skiles, Summer Sodek, Lucero Tapia Cruiz, Anthony Trujillo, Edgar Velasquez, and Braxton Zeig.

Thu
03
Oct
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Possible scholarship opportunities

If you are a student looking for some scholarships you can visit any of the following websites to find out more information about the scholarships that are offered.
UCanGo2.org
CollegeToolkit.com
OKcollegestart.org
FinAid.org
CollegeBoard.com
Scholarship-Monkey.com
CollegeAnswer.com
ScholarshipExperts.com
StudentScholarshipSearch.com
Scholarships4School.com
ScholarshipEngine.info
Scholarships360.org
College-Scholarships.com
Scholarships.com
Scholarships are important to attain because it not only helps you pay for your future, but it relieves some of the stress off of parents.

Suezan Hoskins / Robertson County News

Thu
26
Sep
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Atkinson Toyota scholarship deadline is soon

Seniors has until October 1 to register for Atkinson Toyota’s “It Pays to Stay” program. The program offers one lucky student with perfect school attendance a brand new 2013 Scion TC or a scholarship fund.

You can log on to www.atkinsonitpaystostay.com to complete an online application.

Approved college days and extra-curricular activities do not account against the student as absences. The student must be passing all classes including dual credit, Texas Virtual School Network, and other online classes. The student must be classified as a graduating senior as of October 1.

Suezan Hoskins | Robertson County News

Tue
17
Sep
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Changes to GED Program in 2014 Aimed at a Smarter Texas

Texas State Board of Education Member Perez Helps to Secure
New Benefit for Students

Hon. Marisa B. Perez, District 3 Texas State Board of Education Member hosted a round-table discussion to review the changes to the GED® exam in 2014. Local business leaders, educators and policy makers had an opportunity to learn first-hand about the changes coming in the 2014 GED® program from GED Testing Service President and CEO, Mr. Randy Trask.

Fri
06
Sep
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Student Enrollment up 23%

The 2013-2014 student enrollment at Calvert ISD is up 23%.
Calvert ISD is very pleased to see student numbers continue to grow.
However, even with the increase in student population Calvert ISD continues thier District Educational Plan of low student teacher ratios with individualized instruction.  
Calvert ISD believes that every child should have the opportunity to attain his/her full potential. Therefore, the school will maximize its resources to enable each child to become a successful learner.  
School and home must work together to realize higher student achievement. Ongoing, two way, meaningful communication will occur to facilitate understanding and stimulate student success.  Calvert ISD welcomes all students and are excepting transfers.

Fri
06
Sep
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FISD pride pals program seeking volunteers to mentor students

There are children in every school district who need a little extra attention to reach their full potential.
In Franklin there are programs and staff in place throughout the school district to assist children with their special needs. However, district officials understand that some students benefit even more from the extra encouragement and guidance of someone outside of the school setting.
That is where Pride Pals step in.
Pride Pals are volunteers from all walks of life who devote just half an hour each week to mentor a child on the elementary or middle school campus. The “pals” are carefully paired and meet at school weekly to work together on engaging activities developed by the child’s teacher. The time commitment adds up to less than 20 hours a school year. Program officials work closely with volunteers to schedule a time during school hours that best fits their schedule.

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