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.
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.
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.
The Krum Education Foundation gave more than $81,000 in grants last week to fund new projects in Krum schools.
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.
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.
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.
John Walsh, the only head football coach Guyer has ever known, will be stripped of his role as the campus athletic coordinator at the conclusion of the school year. The move is the result of Walsh’s arrest on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated-open container charge on Dec. 19 in Flower Mound, an incident he reported to his superiors when school resumed after the holiday break.
Five Denton High School students will travel to Fort Worth today to pitch nutrition-related business ideas in a Shark Tank-style competition.