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.

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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.

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Three Ryan High juniors were named Texas Music Scholars by the Texas Music Educators Association.

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Liberty Christian students drove a solar-powered car from Northwest High School in Justin to Minneapolis, Minnesota, this summer to finish fourth in the annual Solar Car Challenge.

Survey leads to Denton ISD values

What began as a survey for Denton ISD has grown into full-fledged accountability standards that will be used to measure community values beyond high-stakes test scores.

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Experts: N.C. case unaffected by Texas transgender ruling

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.

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Denton schools welcome students

Students across the state went back to school Monday, but some in Denton County were the first to step foot on three new campuses.

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Districts brace for back-to-school traffic

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.

DA has Ponder band case

A Ponder case in which a parent was accused of pocketing more than $20,000 from the fine arts booster club is expected to go before a grand jury in the next several weeks, according to county officials.

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Braswell boogie

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.

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Most schools hit TEA goals

In the final year of the state’s pass or fail accountability system, almost all of the campuses in Denton County met state academic standards, according to reports released by the Texas Education Agency.

Argyle High School class of 2006 sets reunion

The 10-year reunion for the Argyle High School class of 2006 is scheduled for Sept. 23-24 in Argyle and Denton.

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Teachers taught

A flood of excited chatter fills the cafeteria at Strickland Middle School in Denton. Paper helicopters fly through the air. A man glides through the halls on his bicycle.

Selwyn school to relocate to Argyle

Students and teachers at Selwyn College Preparatory School may come back from the winter holidays to a new campus.

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98-year-old Denton volunteer stays busy with back-to-school giveaway

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.

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Local group helps with back-to-school needs

In 1996, Interfaith Ministries of Denton had a simple goal. Volunteers wanted to give 70 local school children a few basic supplies to start the year off on the right foot.

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Denton ISD

Middle school name ideas roll in

Board hopes to make decision this summerWith construction underway on Denton ISD’s eighth middle school, campaigns have sprung up advocating for the building to be named after prominent community members.

Liberty Christian

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