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Denton ISD communications excels in engagement

Like many other students, Denton High School’s Sydnie Acker was trying to get out of going to school because of some dicey weather. She did what many of her classmates had already done: She tweeted to her school district.

Hearing on DISD budget subdued

There was little to no fanfare in Denton ISD’s public hearing on the proposed 2016-17 budget and tax rate at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. No one spoke or raised questions. Instead, attendees took in the sharp reality of the cost of growth and a lack of state dollars.

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Two area high schoolers were among six students to win $1,000 scholarships to East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, after winning the Oklahoma Business Week competition.

Denton Record-Chronicle

School librarian checks out tech

Educator champions makerspaces — all the way to D.C.Colleen Graves doesn’t consider herself a librarian in the traditional function of the word.That makes sense. Her Ryan High School library is unlike...

Lake Dallas ISD

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Denton High School senior Alex Souris was awarded the 2016 Carroll McMath Band Scholarship at the school’s band banquet.

Liberty Christian School

In the schools: Foundation awards grants for Krum ISD projects

The Krum Education Foundation gave more than $81,000 in grants last week to fund new projects in Krum schools.

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‘Just getting started’

Like many of her peers, Adinawa Adjagbodjou has a plan after graduation. The Denton High School co-valedictorian has decided she will attend Harvard University in the fall to study economics.

Walking tall

Krum High School seniors walk through the halls of Blanch Dodd Intermediate School, slapping hands with fourth- and fifth-graders Wednesday. Area graduations continue this week, with Lake Dallas High School’s ceremony scheduled for 8 p.m. today at the University of North Texas Coliseum, while Krum’s ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Friday at Denton Bible Church. Pilot Point High School will have its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, also at Denton Bible Church.

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Tassel time

Fred Moore High School graduates Mallory Cheek, Madison Tunnell and Phoebe Jenkins try to figure out which side their tassels need to be on before they line up for their graduation processional Wednesday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center. Denton ISD will continue graduation ceremonies on Friday at the UNT Coliseum. Guyer High School will kick things off at 11 a.m., Ryan High School will follow at 2:30 p.m. and Denton High School will begin its ceremony at 6 p.m.

Liberty Christian School

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The Argyle’s middle school and high school bands received the sweepstakes award at the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight Reading Contest.

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Percussionists seek perfection

In the blazing heat of the Texas summer, you’ll hear it.It may be an echo at first, but the closer you get to Denton High School, the clearer it will become.

Making melodies

Strickland Middle School music teacher Justin Bell, right, helps one of his students tune his saxophone during a recording session Thursday at Panhandle Recording Studios in Denton. The school’s jazz band was recording an album that will eventually be put on sale. This is the second year the band has recorded an album.

Officials discuss DISD updates, safety

City officials, school representatives and community members came together over breakfast tacos to hear about the progress of Denton ISD schools along the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor.

Krum ISD

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Pam Arrington

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Liberty Christian School

In harmony

Barbershop quartet members Jayden White, Cameron Mutis, Brad Hilton and Nathan Griffin sing at Liberty Christian School’s annual Artist’s Garden Extravaganza.

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Election from First Dog’s eye view

Local teacher-turned-author Heather Patterson’s first book teaches young readers about the upcoming presidential election, as explained by the Obamas’ Portuguese water dog, Bo.

Liberty Christian School

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Liberty Christian School

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DISD names new principals, transit head

The Denton ISD school board named four new principals and one new director of transportation at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Liberty Christian School

Prominent project

Argyle ISD

News competition

DISD to announce new principals

The Denton school board is expected to announce new principals and a transportation director during tonight’s regular meeting.

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Krum ISD

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Audrey Bryant

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E.P. Rayzor zooms along in reading race

A little more than a quarter of Texas fourth-graders are proficient readers, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual number, 28 percent, falls below the national average of 34 percent.

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Selwyn College Preparatory School

Honorable effort

Members of the Selwyn College Preparatory School National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.

Linda Horne

Colorful honor

Lake Dallas High School Color Guard members pose

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Ponder Fine Arts Booster Club

Moving up

The Ponder High School Band will send 16 students to the Texas Solo and Ensemble contest. Two choir students also advanced to the state competition.

Walsh stripped of athletic coordinator role at Guyer

John Walsh, the only head football coach Guyer has ever known, will be stripped of his role as the campus athletic coordinator at the conclusion of the school year. The move is the result of Walsh’s arrest on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated-open container charge on Dec. 19 in Flower Mound, an incident he reported to his superiors when school resumed after the holiday break.

DISD adds new administrators

The Denton school board unanimously approved two new area superintendents of academic programs during Tuesday’s meeting.

Lake Dallas ISD

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Denton High girls to compete for nutrition-related grants

Five Denton High School students will travel to Fort Worth today to pitch nutrition-related business ideas in a Shark Tank-style competition.

Denton ISD

Check presentation

Second-graders at Hawk Elementary School recently presented volunteers from the Red Cross a check for $657.57 as part of a project-based learning lesson.

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Liberty Christian School

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Spring brings start for Ryan bus access pilot program

Denton ISD anticipates launching a pilot program with the Denton County Transportation Authority within the next couple of months that will safely get Ryan High School student pedestrians to and from campus, according to district spokesman Mario Zavala.

Liberty Christian School

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Police have suspect in Ryan lockdown threat

Denton police have a suspect in the threat to Ryan High School that led to Thursday’s campus lockdown.

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Family and friends of students in Denton school district’s reading intervention programs are invited to the sixth annual Reader’s Cafe from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Lee Elementary School.

Board meeting video soon to be available

Denton ISD has started recording audio and video of its regular-scheduled board meetings, and those recordings will soon be available on the district website.

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