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.
Two area school districts, in addition to Denton ISD, have approved budgets for the 2016-2017 school year that will go into effect today, and both include pay raises for teachers.
Serve Denton will host presentations on early childhood STEM education to celebrate Social Media Day on Thursday. Representatives from ReadyRosie, Denton ISD and Explorium Denton will lead discussions on science, technology, engineering and math education from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Wheeler House, 821 N. Elm St.
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.
The Krum Education Foundation gave more than $81,000 in grants last week to fund new projects in Krum schools.
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.
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.
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.