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Teachers, student talk gas wells at board meeting

Festival attracts growing number of photographers

In it's third year, the Photography Gallery experience enjoys it's biggest year yet at Thin Line Festival.

Ponder booster club members 'relieved' after months-long investigation

Members of the Ponder Fine Arts Booster Club were "relieved" to see a 14-month investigation into missing club funds end in an arrest Thursday evening, said Wendy Cely, the club's current president.

Arrest made in connection with theft of money from Ponder High booster club account

A former Ponder resident was arrested Thursday on a felony theft charge after police said she pocketed about $21,000 from the Ponder Fine Arts Booster Club bank account between August 2014 and December 2015, according to an arrest affidavit.

Lake Dallas ISD

Prize winner

Lake Dallas Elementary School teacher Katie Landaverde talks with journalist Dan Rather, right, and his son, Martin, at the South By Southwest Education Expo in Austin after the school won The Rather Prize contest for its morning workshop concept for students.

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Texas Brigades accepting applicationsfor leadership programs this summer

Texas Brigades is accepting applications for eight wildlife and natural resource-based leadership programs for the summer. Application deadline for limited spaces in the camps is March 15.

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Leading the way

Argyle Intermediate School teacher Brenda Williams, third from left, shows off a $1,000 check from the H-E-B grocery company. She won the prize after being named a finalist for the company’s Leadership Elementary Award.

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Liberty Christian School

Strike a pose

Broadway actor Thayne Jasperson, center in white, strikes a pose with Liberty Christian School theater students during a performance workshop he hosted last month.

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Lake Dallas ISD

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Ponder pride

Members of the Ponder High School band pause for a photo while they march in the Peach Bowl parade on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Washington Huskies. The Ponder band also took home two awards from the parade: first place in Class 1 for marching and concert, and outstanding drum major for all classes.

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Becoming Bengals

LITTLE ELM — Locals once called the area “Fruit Jar Junction.” With myriad addresses listed under towns such as Little Elm, Aubrey, Cross Roads and Oak Point, one thing seems to unite the people living in the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor between Denton and McKinney: the schools.

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Lake Dallas ISD

Capitol event

Lake Dallas High School seniors Marie-Louise Nkashama, left, Nick Olivares, Megan Palmer and Seamus Farrell pose in front of the state Capitol as they join more than 500 delegates for the Junior State of America Convention in Austin last month.

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Argyle ISD

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Liberty Christian School

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Parents debate district rezoning possibilities

Quite a few Denton ISD parents were apprehensive about rezoning during the second and final public meeting to discuss upcoming attendance boundary changes for the district.

Barbara Collins

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School board OKs Borman plans

Following a pre-meeting concert from Denton High School’s jazz ensemble, Denton school board members held a public hearing regarding Borman Elementary School’s future progress.

Krum ISD

Red Ribbon winners

ix winners were named in Dodd Intermediate School’s Red Ribbon Week poster contest last week in Krum. From left are fifth-graders Corbyn Sebesta, Angel Hernandez and Gage Guthrie, art teacher Kay Galyon, and fourth-graders Liberty Cooper, Brooke Murdock and Nailea Flores.

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Liberty Christian School

College tours

In one of three college tours this year, Liberty Christian School students pose in front of the administration building at the University of Texas at Austin. The upper classmen also visited Baylor University, Texas A&M University and Texas State University.

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Denton high schools make pitches on how to improve their zones

The age-old rivalry between Denton high schools grew this year as new kid on the block Braswell High School joined the conversation about how to improve each attendance zone.

Krum ISD

Interactive action

Children’s author Susan Stevens Crummel recites from her book “And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon,” during her interactive presentation at Kindergarten Family Literacy Night at the Krum Early Education Center on Oct. 4 in Krum.

Liberty Christian School

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Columbus from a third-grade view

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It’s a phrase that rang out in a third-grade classroom at Denton ISD’s Wilson Elementary School on a rainy Friday morning.

Lake Dallas ISD

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Denton ISD’s eighth middle school named for Rudy and Rosemary Rodriguez

Denton ISD’s eighth middle school finally has a name. After a lenghty open meeting, board members deliberated into the early morning hours Wednesday during closed session and voted unanimously to dub the building the Dr. Rudy and Rosemary Rodriguez Middle School. The name honors a local couple who share a passion for education and have contributed to Denton schools since the 1970s.

Liberty Christian School

Senior Retreat

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Krum ISD

Eagle effort

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Lake Dallas ISD begins on-campus fire academy

As a group of students clad in gym shorts and navy blue T-shirts pile out the door at Lake Dallas High School, instructor John Bryant shouts one command. “Don’t be last!”

Krum ISD

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Sunset of state funding could cost schools

The potential dissolution of a state-funding mechanism at the end of the school year could spell trouble for districts around the state, including some in Denton County.

Website tracks Denton high school students’ access to arts education

The Texas Cultural Trust launched a website that tracks public school access to arts education in Texas. The website is the hub of a new campaign to both highlight the importance of arts education and provide a statewide picture of who has access to arts education. The site looks at high school arts curriculum across the state from 2015.