Survey leads to Denton ISD values

What began as a survey for Denton ISD has grown into full-fledged accountability standards that will be used to measure community values beyond high-stakes test scores.

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Experts: N.C. case unaffected by Texas transgender ruling

RALEIGH, N.C. — Supporters of North Carolina’s bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s ability to withhold federal money from schools that don’t let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

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Denton schools welcome students

Students across the state went back to school Monday, but some in Denton County were the first to step foot on three new campuses.

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Districts brace for back-to-school traffic

The new school year kicks off for many area schools on Monday and one thing is certain: There will be traffic. Although this should come as no surprise to parents with children already in school, the roads will get much more congested on U.S. Highway 380 as Denton ISD opens Braswell High and Bell Elementary schools in Little Elm this fall.

DA has Ponder band case

A Ponder case in which a parent was accused of pocketing more than $20,000 from the fine arts booster club is expected to go before a grand jury in the next several weeks, according to county officials.

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Braswell boogie

It was a circus over at Navo Middle School, and school hasn’t even started yet.Families living along the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor flooded the school for the Braswell Zone Back-to-School Bash, an annual event to pump up spirits for the upcoming school year, which begins on Aug. 22.

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Most schools hit TEA goals

In the final year of the state’s pass or fail accountability system, almost all of the campuses in Denton County met state academic standards, according to reports released by the Texas Education Agency.

Argyle High School class of 2006 sets reunion

The 10-year reunion for the Argyle High School class of 2006 is scheduled for Sept. 23-24 in Argyle and Denton.

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Teachers taught

A flood of excited chatter fills the cafeteria at Strickland Middle School in Denton. Paper helicopters fly through the air. A man glides through the halls on his bicycle.

Selwyn school to relocate to Argyle

Students and teachers at Selwyn College Preparatory School may come back from the winter holidays to a new campus.

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98-year-old Denton volunteer stays busy with back-to-school giveaway

Anna Mae Walter, a 98-year-old volunteer at Interfaith Ministries of Denton, does whatever she can to keep busy. She fashions prayer shawls for her church, First United Methodist.

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Local group helps with back-to-school needs

In 1996, Interfaith Ministries of Denton had a simple goal. Volunteers wanted to give 70 local school children a few basic supplies to start the year off on the right foot.

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Middle school name ideas roll in

Board hopes to make decision this summerWith construction underway on Denton ISD’s eighth middle school, campaigns have sprung up advocating for the building to be named after prominent community members.

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Local districts close books, approve budgets for upcoming school year

Two area school districts, in addition to Denton ISD, have approved budgets for the 2016-2017 school year that will go into effect today, and both include pay raises for teachers.

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Serve Denton will host presentations on early childhood STEM education to celebrate Social Media Day on Thursday. Representatives from ReadyRosie, Denton ISD and Explorium Denton will lead discussions on science, technology, engineering and math education from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Wheeler House, 821 N. Elm St.

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Denton ISD communications excels in engagement

Like many other students, Denton High School’s Sydnie Acker was trying to get out of going to school because of some dicey weather. She did what many of her classmates had already done: She tweeted to her school district.

Hearing on DISD budget subdued

There was little to no fanfare in Denton ISD’s public hearing on the proposed 2016-17 budget and tax rate at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. No one spoke or raised questions. Instead, attendees took in the sharp reality of the cost of growth and a lack of state dollars.

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Two area high schoolers were among six students to win $1,000 scholarships to East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, after winning the Oklahoma Business Week competition.

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School librarian checks out tech

Educator champions makerspaces — all the way to D.C.Colleen Graves doesn’t consider herself a librarian in the traditional function of the word.That makes sense. Her Ryan High School library is unlike...

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Denton High School senior Alex Souris was awarded the 2016 Carroll McMath Band Scholarship at the school’s band banquet.

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In the schools: Foundation awards grants for Krum ISD projects

The Krum Education Foundation gave more than $81,000 in grants last week to fund new projects in Krum schools.

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‘Just getting started’

Like many of her peers, Adinawa Adjagbodjou has a plan after graduation. The Denton High School co-valedictorian has decided she will attend Harvard University in the fall to study economics.

Walking tall

Krum High School seniors walk through the halls of Blanch Dodd Intermediate School, slapping hands with fourth- and fifth-graders Wednesday. Area graduations continue this week, with Lake Dallas High School’s ceremony scheduled for 8 p.m. today at the University of North Texas Coliseum, while Krum’s ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Friday at Denton Bible Church. Pilot Point High School will have its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, also at Denton Bible Church.

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Tassel time

Fred Moore High School graduates Mallory Cheek, Madison Tunnell and Phoebe Jenkins try to figure out which side their tassels need to be on before they line up for their graduation processional Wednesday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center. Denton ISD will continue graduation ceremonies on Friday at the UNT Coliseum. Guyer High School will kick things off at 11 a.m., Ryan High School will follow at 2:30 p.m. and Denton High School will begin its ceremony at 6 p.m.

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The Argyle’s middle school and high school bands received the sweepstakes award at the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight Reading Contest.

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Percussionists seek perfection

In the blazing heat of the Texas summer, you’ll hear it.It may be an echo at first, but the closer you get to Denton High School, the clearer it will become.

Making melodies

Strickland Middle School music teacher Justin Bell, right, helps one of his students tune his saxophone during a recording session Thursday at Panhandle Recording Studios in Denton. The school’s jazz band was recording an album that will eventually be put on sale. This is the second year the band has recorded an album.

Officials discuss DISD updates, safety

City officials, school representatives and community members came together over breakfast tacos to hear about the progress of Denton ISD schools along the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor.

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In harmony

Barbershop quartet members Jayden White, Cameron Mutis, Brad Hilton and Nathan Griffin sing at Liberty Christian School’s annual Artist’s Garden Extravaganza.

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Election from First Dog’s eye view

Local teacher-turned-author Heather Patterson’s first book teaches young readers about the upcoming presidential election, as explained by the Obamas’ Portuguese water dog, Bo.

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DISD names new principals, transit head

The Denton ISD school board named four new principals and one new director of transportation at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

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DISD to announce new principals

The Denton school board is expected to announce new principals and a transportation director during tonight’s regular meeting.

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