AUBREY — The phrase “no child left behind” took on a whole new meaning Monday at Providence Elementary School. The sound of screaming echoed through the corridor of the school’s kindergarten wing. The hysterical screams came from a visibly upset boy starting kindergarten. It was his very first day of school. His first time away from his mother, school officials said.
Three Lewisville ISD high schools were among 500 ranked on Newsweek magazine’s America’s Top High Schools list released Wednesday. Flower Mound (No. 181), Marcus (No. 261) and Hebron (No. 299) high schools were the only Denton County schools to make the list. Texas was represented by 30 high schools on the list.
Denton ISD officials will explain changes to its truancy practices in a workshop discussion at a school board meeting tonight. The passage of House Bill 2398 last legislative session is the reason for the change. Beginning Sept. 1, truancy is no longer considered a Class C misdemeanor that results in jail time.
LITTLE ELM — It’s a hot 93-degree day and Leslie Guajardo is at the Braswell High School construction site.
What are the odds? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names 1,000 high school students across the U.S. as Gates Millennium Scholars. Five of the lucky 2015 winners are seniors at Denton schools who no longer have to worry about the cost of college.
ARGYLE — Limited construction of Argyle ISD projects are expected to resume today. At a Monday meeting, the Argyle school board approved three motions related to construction halted earlier this month following the deaths of two workers in less than a week at the Argyle High School construction site.
Robert Simpson, a Denton High School senior, has accepted an appointment to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, nominated the student for an appointment to the academy last fall because of his outstanding academic record and extracurricular achievements, Robin Vaughn, Burgess’ deputy district director, wrote in an email.