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In the Schools: October 25, 2017

Denton ISD

District hosts upcoming workshops addressing bullying, anxiety

Denton ISD families are invited to attend two workshops that cover social and health-related topics kids in school face today.

Myers Middle School will host professional development trainer Fabian Ramirez at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the school cafeteria, located at 131 Garza Road in Shady Shores. Ramirez will discuss bullying, drug abuse and how to form positive relationships. 

For questions, contact Ravin McCallum at 940-369-1512 or

The Denton ISD Counseling and Social Work Department will hold a panel discussion about anxiety disorders at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Central Services Board Room, located at 1307 N. Locust St. in Denton. The panel will focus on the impact social media, daily stressors, and normal development have on the emotional state of children.

For questions, contact the counseling department at 940-369-0160.

School board member participates in state leadership program

The Denton ISD school board's newest member, Doug Chadwick, was selected by the Texas Association of School Boards to join the Leadership TASB Class of 2018.

Denton ISD School Board Member Doug ChadwickTASB
Denton ISD School Board Member Doug Chadwick

Chadwick, along with 30 other school board members from across the state, will participate in a yearlong leadership program that requires members to complete learning assignments and attend sessions throughout Texas. By the end, each participant will earn a "Master Trustee" distinction, which is the highest designation in TASB.

Chadwick attended the first session at the TASB State Convention in Dallas. Other sessions will be held in Odessa, Galveston, El Paso and Fort Worth. Each session will build on the previous meeting and feature nationally recognized leadership experts.

Chadwick was elected in 2016 to Place 3 on the Denton ISD school board after longtime board member Dr. Glenna Harris stepped down. He worked as the executive director of the University of North Texas Foundation until 2009 and served on two district bond committees.

Lake Dallas ISD 

District opts into UNT Eagle Advantage Plan

Lake Dallas High School juniors in the top 20 percent of their class could now see automatic acceptance to the University of North Texas.

The district has opted into the Eagle Advantage Program, which admits high school juniors in the top 20 percent of their class. Students still have to apply to UNT and submit all required documentation.

The program began in 2015 with Arlington ISD and has since expanded to include 35 school districts. Each participating district will also receive a $1,000 scholarship to award to a senior participating in the Eagle Advantage Program.

"To have guaranteed admission to one of the top universities in the state allows Lake Dallas ISD graduates the opportunity to achieve their dreams to obtain higher education close to home," Lake Dallas ISD Superintendent Gayle Stinson said.

Liberty Christian Schools

Date set for private school preview day

Prospective students and their families are invited to Liberty Christian School's Fall Preview Day at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The day will start with breakfast and a message from the private school's headmaster, Blair McCullough. Afterward, families can tour Liberty Christian's facilities and learn about the school's programs.

Liberty Christian is at 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. For more information, go to or call 940-294-2127.

CAITLYN JONES can be reached at 940-566-6862.

FEATURED PHOTO: Rodney Haire and his wife, Judy Haire, celebrate his retirement after 34 years with Liberty Christian. Haire founded the school in 1983 and spoke to more than 120 attendees at his retirement reception on Saturday.