Police have suspect in Ryan lockdown threat

Denton police have a suspect in the threat to Ryan High School that led to Thursday’s campus lockdown.

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Family and friends of students in Denton school district’s reading intervention programs are invited to the sixth annual Reader’s Cafe from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Lee Elementary School.

Board meeting video soon to be available

Denton ISD has started recording audio and video of its regular-scheduled board meetings, and those recordings will soon be available on the district website.

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DISD OKs elementary boundaries

The Denton school board unanimously approved elementary attendance boundary adjustments to make way for its newest school, Bell Elementary School, and to balance populations at schools in Denton ISD’s east and south regions.

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Board takes up boundary changes

The Denton school board will decide on elementary attendance zones tonight that will affect 750 children attending schools in Denton ISD’s east and south regions.

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Drumming up help

Cornbread muffin mix, bags of potatoes and canned goods sat neatly placed before 80 cardboard boxes. Cadets from the Denton High School Air Force Junior ROTC would soon come by to place the items and others — everything a family would need for a Thanksgiving meal — into the boxes.

Administrator picked for Sherman ISD post

David Hicks, Denton ISD’s area superintendent of secondary academic programs, has been selected as Sherman ISD’s lone finalist for superintendent. The Sherman school board’s decision, which was unanimous,...

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TWU program to grant automatic admission to top Denton ISD juniors

High school juniors in the top 30 percent of the class are now guaranteed automatic admission into Texas Woman’s University.

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School zone changes ahead

The opening of Bell Elementary School will have a ripple effect on elementary attendance boundaries in Denton ISD’s eastern and southern regions.

Schools present plans to board

It’s never easy when a school receives results from the state indicating disappointing student test scores. It’s devastating. In August, Borman Elementary School received a “needs improvement” accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency for failing to pass three of the four performance indicators assessed to determine state ratings — student achievement, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness.

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Charter school opens

ResponsiveEd’s iSchool High of Hickory Creek celebrated the opening of its new campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 8.

Denton ISD carving out zone for Bell Elementary

Denton ISD is preparing for public meetings Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 to discuss attendance boundaries for Catherine Bell Elementary School.

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Denton ISDCommunity forum will cover substance abuseDenton ISD will host a substance abuse prevention and intervention open forum on Wednesday, Oct. 21.The program will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Board...

Braswell attendance zone meetings set

The Denton school district is inviting families with children at Navo, McMath and Myers middle schools and Ryan and Denton high schools to attend public meetings regarding the proposed attendance zone for Braswell High School.

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Providence Elementary principal works through first-day ‘butterflies’

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.

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Freshman program quells jitters

For most freshmen, the first day of high school is wrought with confusion. Unfamiliar schedules and a strange building filled with new teachers and classmates are a lot to take in for a young student.

County schools make America top 500 list

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.

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Middle school’s latest design plans unveiled

The Denton school board viewed the latest design plans for the district’s eighth middle school this week.

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Denton ISD aims to tackle truancy

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.

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From the ground up: Principal discusses plans for Braswell High School’s opening

LITTLE ELM — It’s a hot 93-degree day and Leslie Guajardo is at the Braswell High School construction site.

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Josue Arista of Myers Middle School is competing in the Community MVP Contest.

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Plan wouldn’t change DISD tax rate

Denton ISD officials are proposing a $223 million operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, with no change to the tax rate of $1.54 per $100 valuation.