CORINTH — Proposed changes in elementary school attendance zones drew questions but little opposition from parents this week at the first of two public hearings on the Denton school district proposals.
Butterfield Elementary School third-grader Brantly Stokes scans the bar code on his teacher Shaundra Padron’s shirt during the Poetry in the Park event Thursday at Porter Sports Complex Park in Sanger. Butterfield third- and fourth-graders used smartphones or tablets to scan bar codes posted on trees, light posts or anywhere they could find them, as shown below, for which they received a poem written by a Butterfield student that they read out loud to their class. The event continues today but will be moved indoors to the school because of inclement weather.
The Denton school district will formally dedicate its newest middle school tonight as its namesake looks on. Longtime educator Bettye Myers said she plans to be on hand for the dedication of Bettye Myers Middle School, which opened its doors to students on Aug. 26.
Wilson Elementary School is taking a different approach in raising funds to purchase iPads for learning. Rather than have students sell products or go out for pledged donations, school staff members recently launched the Wilson Film Festival. Earlier this semester, each class at the school created iPad videos that have been posted online, and through Dec. 31, people are being asked to vote for their favorite video by making donations.
Two school-related issues are before Denton County voters on the Nov. 5 ballot. Residents in the Denton school district are being asked to vote for or against a $312 million bond package, while those in the Lewisville school district will elect a candidate to an unexpired term on the school board.
“I’m scared, I’m scared,” said a frantic-sounding Michael Bryce Underwood while calling 911 late Aug. 31. One day after the 17-year-old Underwood was indicted on a manslaughter charge and 911 recordings were made public, reactions were muted among those who knew the victim, Guyer High School student-athlete Nathan Maki.
In less than 20 minutes, the town hall meeting to discuss the 2013 Denton school bond election came and went. Aside from the five bond committee members and four representatives from the Denton school district, three people attended what may be one of the only town hall meetings conducted on the issue, on Monday night at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.
Over the next few weeks, area school districts will host public hearings for their 2013-14 proposed budget and tax rates.Throughout August, the Argyle, Lake Dallas, Sanger, Aubrey and Ponder school districts...
The Denton school board tonight will consider calling a Nov. 5 bond election. District leaders are recommending the board call a $312 million bond election for construction, facilities renovation, land acquisition, equipment for school buildings and new buses.
The Denton school district is sporting a new logo. In a 6-0 vote Tuesday, school board members approved an image recommended to them last month by the Educational Improvement Council, a group of district staff, parents and community and business leaders formed last year to revamp the district’s mission, vision, values and goals and to redesign the district logo.