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Middle school’s latest design plans unveiled

The Denton school board viewed the latest design plans for the district’s eighth middle school this week.

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Denton ISD aims to tackle truancy

Denton ISD officials will explain changes to its truancy practices in a workshop discussion at a school board meeting tonight. The passage of House Bill 2398 last legislative session is the reason for the change. Beginning Sept. 1, truancy is no longer considered a Class C misdemeanor that results in jail time.

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From the ground up: Principal discusses plans for Braswell High School’s opening

LITTLE ELM — It’s a hot 93-degree day and Leslie Guajardo is at the Braswell High School construction site.

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Josue Arista of Myers Middle School is competing in the Community MVP Contest.

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Plan wouldn’t change DISD tax rate

Denton ISD officials are proposing a $223 million operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, with no change to the tax rate of $1.54 per $100 valuation.

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5 local seniors earn full ride

What are the odds? Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names 1,000 high school students across the U.S. as Gates Millennium Scholars. Five of the lucky 2015 winners are seniors at Denton schools who no longer have to worry about the cost of college.

Businesses talk over summer job program

Peterbilt Motors Co. and Labinal Power Systems hosted an informational luncheon Monday afternoon for businesses interested in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Job Program.

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Construction to resume at Argyle ISD

ARGYLE — Limited construction of Argyle ISD projects are expected to resume today. At a Monday meeting, the Argyle school board approved three motions related to construction halted earlier this month following the deaths of two workers in less than a week at the Argyle High School construction site.

DISD names 5 new leaders

Five people — some from within Denton ISD, some of them new faces — have been named to lead Denton schools, and Superintendent Jamie Wilson said he’s excited about their “innovative leadership.”

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Michael Chandler, a two-time Lewisville ISD Teacher of the Year recipient, was the guest conductor for Denton ISD’s eighth annual Fifth-Grade Honor Choir concert on March 28.

Principal decisions in the making

Denton ISD could name as many as six new school leaders at the April 21 school board meeting, Superintendent Jamie Wilson said this week.

Blue Bell no longer at local schools

A frozen dessert favorite of many Texans is no longer offered in Denton ISD school cafeterias.

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Hunter Snowden, a senior at Guyer High School, was recently awarded a $20,000 college scholarship by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Next week, he will travel to Atlanta to attend Coca-Cola’s Scholar Weekend.

LULAC Scholarship Award banquet set

The Denton LULAC council will recognize academic achievements of 20 Latino scholars from the Denton school district’s 2015 graduating class at its 34th annual Scholarship Awards Banquet next week.

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Denton ISD will recognize its schools’ top educators and its Elementary Teacher of the Year and Secondary Teacher of the Year at reception Thursday.

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Positive impact

AUBREY — Three years to the day and almost to the very moment of the death of his 18-year-old son, Wade White stood before more than 600 students and school personnel Monday in the Aubrey High School gym, encouraging them to love and to make an impact that lasts.

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Speaker: Do not let fears hold you back

At age 6, he lived in a mud house in El Salvador. One night, after falling asleep without a care in the world, he was awakened by someone grabbing his arm.

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Robert Simpson, a Denton High School senior, has accepted an appointment to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, nominated the student for an appointment to the academy last fall because of his outstanding academic record and extracurricular achievements, Robin Vaughn, Burgess’ deputy district director, wrote in an email.

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Artwork created by district elementary school students is on view through March 29 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St.

Hawk principal tapped for new job

The Denton school board officially named Susannah O’Bara, principal at Hawk Elementary School, its second executive director of elementary academic programs Tuesday.

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The LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex will host its annual Career Carnival from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight.

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Five area schools are among 125 campuses across Texas competing in the “Texas Public Schools Rock!” student video contest, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards.

Principal placed on leave to resign

Deborah Merki, former principal at W.S. Ryan Elementary School, has submitted a letter to resign at the end of her contract, June 19.

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Argyle film wins title

A message of second chances, humility and remembering one’s origins earned a team from Argyle High School the Division I documentary film state title this week.

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Guyer High principal set to retire in June

Guyer High School Principal Barbara Fischer has announced that she’s retiring in June.

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Honors guarded

The fast-growing Denton school district named more schools for people of color before 2001 than it has in the last 15 years.

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Group aims to foster new perspectives

The Destination Imagination group at Navo Middle School is selling sunglasses this week to raise awareness about accepting and embracing others’ differences.

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Groundhog Day Gala

Auctioneer Adam Reese explains the rules of a live auction during the Denton Public School Foundation’s 2015 Groundhog Day Gala on Saturday at the University of North Texas Gateway Center. The event, which celebrated the foundation’s 20th year, is the largest single fundraiser for grants and scholarships for Denton school district teachers and students.

Pilot Point school board to mull hiring superintendent

The Pilot Point school board will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider officially hiring Dan Ray Gist II as superintendent.

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