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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.

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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.
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

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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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Pre-K round up

Calvert ISD is holding an event to get children enrolled into pre-k. The event will take place at Calvert High School from July 23 through July 25, between the times of 9-11a.m and 1:30-3p.m.
Information that you need to bring to enroll your child is a birth certificate, a social security card, current immunization records, and proof of residence.
Putting your child in preschool is important because it provides a foundation for learning both socially and academically to help your child succeed in elementary school. A highly structured environment helps young children learn to make friends and play well with others. This doesn’t mean there are lots of rules or that adults constantly direct children’s activities. On the contrary, the structure of a high-quality preschool classroom is largely invisible to children. Classroom space is organized to encourage social interaction, and minimize congestion and conflicts

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Mumford 8th grade graduation

Mumford students from the eighth grade class, sponsored by Mrs. Elaine Luman and Mrs. Kristen Temple, graduated into high school during their commencement exercises Thursday, May 30, 2013.
The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors with the pledges and moment of silence being led by graduates Eduardo Pecina, Mary Kate Scamardo, and Mikaela Stephens.
Following that, Mr. Pete Bienski, Jr., MISD Superintendent, welcomed everyone in attendance.
Awards and diplomas were presented by Mr. Pete Bienski, Jr., Superintendent and Principal; Ms. Melissa McDonough, Dean of Students; and Mrs. Elaine Stallings, Math Department Chair.
The closing of the commencement ceremony was the confirmation of graduation made by Mr. Bienski.
The Mumford Band, under the direction of Mrs. Sara Alfred, performed the processional and recessional.

Local Report / Robertson County News
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Preliminary TAAKS scores give Hearne ISD administration reason to cheer


The preliminary TAAKS scores for the last group of Juniors to ever take the test have been released and Hearne High’s eleventh graders have given their teachers, administrators and counselors something to cheer about.  Scores have increased straight across the board in all sections of the TAAKS.

In Math, scores saw a 5% increase over last year. There was an 82% passing rate with 12% of students getting high enough scores to be commended. In Science, scores are up 9% from last year with 96% passing and 10% getting commended scores. Social Studies only saw a 2% increase from last year, but this brings the students scores to 100% passing. 31% of students got scores high enough to be commended in social studies. English/Language arts is the only section that saw no increase from last years score, it held steady at 84% passing with 16% commended.


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