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In the Schools: Aug. 23, 2017

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Enrollment open for local 4-H clubs

Students interested in joining a local 4-H club for the 2017-18 school year can sign up online.

The national organization is a youth development program operated by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in all 254 state counties. Kids from kindergarten to 19 years old can participate in projects that teach them about food and nutrition, horticulture, veterinary sciences, mechanics and other agriculture-related disciplines. 

Participation in 4-H costs $20 per year if students enroll before Oct. 1. To sign up, go to https://texas.4honline.com.  For any questions about 4-H, contact Jessica Kimbro at 940-349-2884 or via email at jessica.kimbro@ag.tamu.edu.

Lake Dallas ISD

Fire department donates truck to high school academy

The Lake Cities Fire Department surprised Lake Dallas High School students with a fully functional fire engine to use in their fire academy class.

Lake Dallas administrators and students hop on their new fire engine donated by the Lake Cities Fire Department. Students enrolled in the district's fire academy will use the engine during their classes.Courtesy Photo
Lake Dallas administrators and students hop on their new fire engine donated by the Lake Cities Fire Department. Students enrolled in the district's fire academy will use the engine during their classes.
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Lake Cities firefighters have been teaching and training students enrolled in the academy, which launched last school year. By the end of the two-year class, students will have 33 college credit hours along with basic firefighter and emergency medical technician certifications.

The fire department has also donated uniforms and other equipment to the program. Before the engine was donated, students would have to wait for an available fire truck to practice with.

North Texas Collegiate Academy 

Charter schools open up free and reduced lunch applications

North Texas Collegiate Academy families who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program can pick up applications at their child's school.

Qualifications for the program are based on the following criteria: household incomes at or below income eligibility levels, households receiving federal food assistance, foster or homeless children and children enrolled in Head Start.

Families who believe they qualify based on income must provide the names of all household members, the current income of each member, the last four digits of each member's Social Security number and the signature of an adult.

Currently, a full-priced breakfast at each of the academy's three charter schools costs $2 and lunch costs $2.85. Reduced lunch prices for all students are 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.

For questions or additional qualifications, contact Shawn Walker at 940-383-1972 or visit the Denton campus at 4601 N. Interstate 35.

FEATURED PHOTO: Incoming Denton Calvary Academy freshmen celebrate the start of the school year with an inaugural lock-in the weekend before classes started. The group participated in team-building activities and set goals for their high school careers that they'll revisit during their senior retreat in four years.
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