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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Supporters of North Carolina’s bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s ability to withhold federal money from schools that don’t let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.
The new school year kicks off for many area schools on Monday and one thing is certain: There will be traffic. Although this should come as no surprise to parents with children already in school, the roads will get much more congested on U.S. Highway 380 as Denton ISD opens Braswell High and Bell Elementary schools in Little Elm this fall.
It was a circus over at Navo Middle School, and school hasn’t even started yet.Families living along the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor flooded the school for the Braswell Zone Back-to-School Bash, an annual event to pump up spirits for the upcoming school year, which begins on Aug. 22.
Anna Mae Walter, a 98-year-old volunteer at Interfaith Ministries of Denton, does whatever she can to keep busy. She fashions prayer shawls for her church, First United Methodist.