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Robert Simpson, a Denton High School senior, has accepted an appointment to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, nominated the student for an appointment to the academy last fall because of his outstanding academic record and extracurricular achievements, Robin Vaughn, Burgess’ deputy district director, wrote in an email.

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Artwork created by district elementary school students is on view through March 29 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St.

Hawk principal tapped for new job

The Denton school board officially named Susannah O’Bara, principal at Hawk Elementary School, its second executive director of elementary academic programs Tuesday.

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The LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex will host its annual Career Carnival from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight.

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Five area schools are among 125 campuses across Texas competing in the “Texas Public Schools Rock!” student video contest, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards.

Principal placed on leave to resign

Deborah Merki, former principal at W.S. Ryan Elementary School, has submitted a letter to resign at the end of her contract, June 19.


Argyle film wins title

A message of second chances, humility and remembering one’s origins earned a team from Argyle High School the Division I documentary film state title this week.

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Guyer High principal set to retire in June

Guyer High School Principal Barbara Fischer has announced that she’s retiring in June.


Honors guarded

The fast-growing Denton school district named more schools for people of color before 2001 than it has in the last 15 years.

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Group aims to foster new perspectives

The Destination Imagination group at Navo Middle School is selling sunglasses this week to raise awareness about accepting and embracing others’ differences.

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Groundhog Day Gala

Auctioneer Adam Reese explains the rules of a live auction during the Denton Public School Foundation’s 2015 Groundhog Day Gala on Saturday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center. The event, which celebrated the foundation’s 20th year, is the largest single fundraiser for grants and scholarships for Denton school district teachers and students.

Pilot Point school board to mull hiring superintendent

The Pilot Point school board will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider officially hiring Dan Ray Gist II as superintendent.

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Pilot Point picks superintendent

The Pilot Point school board didn’t have to look far to find its next superintendent.

Braswell High named as Denton’s next school

The school board voted Tuesday to name Denton ISD’s new high school for former Superintendent Ray E. Braswell.

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Little Elm ISD hires for top position

Lowell Strike will begin his new post as Little Elm ISD’s superintendent today, after the school board confirmed his appointment to the position.


Milestone achievement

Graduates walk across the stage at the Fred Moore High School fall graduation ceremony conducted Thursday in Denton.


Renowned just off the field

An Argyle High School senior is making a name for himself in the Texas high school football arena, and it’s not for his performance on the field.

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Carrico atop list of ideas

More than 60 supporters have suggested that Denton ISD officials name a high school for former athletic director Bill Carrico, according to the district’s campus name bank list.

DISD adjusts grading methods

Denton school district officials say a series of adjustments to the grading and assessment practices at the secondary school level have recently been implemented and several more will go into use next semester.

Denton school board hears adjustments to grading practices

Denton ISD officials presented a series of adjustments to the school board Tuesday for how the district plans to modify grading and assessment practices at the secondary school level.

Argyle High principal hired away

Argyle High School Principal Jeff Butts is the lone finalist for the Ballinger ISD superintendent job.

Chats spark resource for educators

An online resource list developed by a Texas Woman’s University professor offering ideas for how educators can learn about, teach and discuss current events in Ferguson, Missouri, has garnered national attention in recent months.

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Aubrey ISD recently swore in Scott Collins as its new police chief.

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Students’ research gains notice

Three research projects from seven local high school students have gained the attention of the country’s top researchers in recent months.

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Superintendents to attend national summit

Northwest school district Superintendent Karen Rue and Lewisville school district Superintendent Stephen Waddell are among the 100 school leaders who have been invited to the National ConnectED Superintendents Summit on Wednesday at the White House.

Guyer students learn about college world

University of North Texas students are using their experiences applying for college to encourage a future generation of high school students and show them that they too can pursue degrees.

Ryan Elementary sets goals for improvement

W.S. Ryan Elementary School is looking to achieve some steps needed to comply with the Texas Education Agency after failing to meet state accountability standards last summer.

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Board to hear school improvement plan

A public hearing on Ryan Elementary School’s plans to improve its state accountability ratings will be conducted at the Denton school board meeting tonight.The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Stephens...

Old Ryan bell finds apt home

A bell once used as a Denton family’s “alarm clock” is now rung daily at an elementary school bearing the family name to start the new school day.

Digging their future school

Savannah Elementary School students help break ground Thursday for Denton ISD’s new high school, which they’re slated to attend when it opens. Denton’s fourth comprehensive high school will be on Navo Road in eastern Denton County.

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School looks to boost IB ranks

Denton High School is looking at ways to increase the number of low-income students participating in the school’s International Baccalaureate diploma program. The diploma program is a rigorous college preparatory curriculum for 11th- and 12th-graders.

Spreading warmth

An Aubrey fifth-grader is now seeing proof that kids can make a difference — contrary to what he once thought. In less than a month, 10-year-old Zachary Hamilton has collected more than 340 blankets for the less fortunate. He plans to deliver the new and gently used coverings Nov. 15 to Our Daily Bread.

DISD to consider calendar, upgrades, bonds

A future school calendar, campus improvement plans and school bond business are on the Denton school board’s agenda for consideration tonight.

Denton ISD meeting to cover grading changes

The Denton school district will host a discussion on secondary school grading practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Guyer High School.

DISD slates class on pre-K attendance for tonight

A pre-kindergarten parent engagement/attendance class is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Denton ISD’s central services annex, 230 N. Mayhill Road in Denton.


DHS winning culture unifies

It had been 21 years since Denton High School’s football team started a season 5-0, and not only are this year’s Broncos’ winning ways breeding confidence on the field, but their success has infused the school with a spirit and pride that haven’t been seen in a long time.

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