While Argyle football players worked their way through the fall season to the state championship, a team of young filmmakers was right by their side at practices, taking road trips across the state and sometimes working in freezing weather. Now the filmmakers are facing a championship of their own, of sorts.
The Denton school district is mourning the loss of Shonna Morelos, an educational diagnostician who has been with the district since 2008. Morelos, 45, died Tuesday morning, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of her death was not disclosed.
The Denton school board will consider the location for its next high school Tuesday. School district Superintendent Jamie Wilson said board members will decide between two properties along the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor for placement of the district’s fourth comprehensive high school.
The 39th Denton County Livestock Association Youth Fair and Rodeo will kick off Saturday at the North Texas Fairgrounds. The fair, which continues through March 29, will include more than 700 entries in various categories including breeding animals, market animals, tractor driving, public speaking and home economics from Denton County youths ages 8 to 18.
Borman Elementary School first-grader Trace Holdsclaw gives his mentor, Don Slater, a birthday cake celebrating Slater's 99th birthday at a surprise party at the school Thursday. Slater is among more than 30 residents of Robson Ranch who board a school bus every Thursday to volunteer at Borman as a mentor. The program with Robson Ranch is now in its 10th year and is funded through the district's Adopt-A-School Partners in Education program.
The Denton school board will get a new look at plans for a fourth high school in the district at its meeting tonight. VLK Architects will present details including “artistic renderings, pullouts of shared spaces and classroom spaces,” and energy efficient and sustainable features proposed for the school and the school site plan, said Superintendent Jamie Wilson.
Got an idea for a school facility name? Officials with the Denton school district want to hear it. The district began accepting nominations this week for naming future facilities, including a new school under construction in the Lantana area that is now known only as Elementary School No. 22. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 31, and district officials say they intend to post information for nomination forms on the district website.
Butterfield Elementary School third-grader Brantly Stokes scans the bar code on his teacher Shaundra Padron’s shirt during the Poetry in the Park event Thursday at Porter Sports Complex Park in Sanger. Butterfield third- and fourth-graders used smartphones or tablets to scan bar codes posted on trees, light posts or anywhere they could find them, as shown below, for which they received a poem written by a Butterfield student that they read out loud to their class. The event continues today but will be moved indoors to the school because of inclement weather.
The Denton school district will formally dedicate its newest middle school tonight as its namesake looks on. Longtime educator Bettye Myers said she plans to be on hand for the dedication of Bettye Myers Middle School, which opened its doors to students on Aug. 26.
Wilson Elementary School is taking a different approach in raising funds to purchase iPads for learning. Rather than have students sell products or go out for pledged donations, school staff members recently launched the Wilson Film Festival. Earlier this semester, each class at the school created iPad videos that have been posted online, and through Dec. 31, people are being asked to vote for their favorite video by making donations.