CORINTH — A space once occupied by a whiteboard in a life skills classroom at Crowonver Middle School was recently redeveloped into a kitchen. On Monday, the life skills class had a “housewarming,” celebrating and debuting the addition of a 12-foot functioning kitchen to its classroom.
SANGER — After nearly 30 years serving three Denton County school districts, Jackie McBroom said he’s retiring. McBroom, 59, is the assistant superintendent for educational services for the Sanger school district. He officially retires June 30. Throughout his career he’s worked as an educator for the Aubrey, Pilot Point and Sanger school districts.
The Sanger school board this week passed a resolution to nominate Kent Crutsinger for the superintendent of the year award.
KRUM — The Krum school district has a new superintendent after the school board voted unanimously this week to officially hire Cody Carroll. Since January, Carroll has served as the district’s interim superintendent. In just less than a year with the district, Carroll has moved up to its highest administrative position. He joined the Krum district as its assistant superintendent last July.
Bobby Burns Jr., trumpeter for the band Earth, Wind & Fire, will join the Denton High School jazz bands in a tribute concert to the group on Tuesday. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Denton High School Auditorium, 1007 Fulton St., and includes special guest appearances by jazz bands from Calhoun and McMath middle schools and the Texas Woman’s University Jazz Band.
Denton’s top educators in elementary and secondary schools were recognized at a reception this week at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex. At the district’s annual Jostens Teacher of the Year program on Tuesday, Kelli Whisenhunt of Ginnings Elementary School and Jeannene Abney of Ryan High School were named the district’s top educators in Denton’s elementary and secondary schools, respectively.
Macarena Astorga is a cross country runner at Ryan High School, a member of her school’s orchestra and the National Honor Society, participant in the Mujeres con Sueños leadership program and part of the University of North Texas Upward Bound Program. She holds a 4.875 grade-point average.
Framed portraits of the namesakes for Denton’s Gonzalez School for Young Children and Rivera Elementary School were recently donated to the school district. The photographs, which are each estimated to be about 50-by-25 inches with inscriptions, were a gift from the Denton chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. The council presented the gift at a March 19 school board meeting.
Students and staff at Guyer High School this week took a united front in standing up to bullying. School leaders shared statistics on bullying throughout the week during morning announcements. Other activities included bully trivia and an essay contest in which freshmen had an opportunity to compete for prizes.
Dallas-based Cunningham Architects has been selected to design and oversee construction of the next building project at Selwyn College Preparatory School. An estimated 50 students, alumni, parents and staff attended a meeting Tuesday where the announcement was made, and they had an opportunity to meet and question representatives of Cunningham Architects.
PILOT POINT — The Pilot Point school board is expected to review candidates tonight in closed session for the district’s superintendent position. The board is looking to name someone to succeed Glenn Barber, who has announced he will retire Aug. 30.
As schools across the country observed National School Breakfast Week, Denton’s Hodge Elementary School was in the national spotlight for its efforts to promote starting the day off with a healthy breakfast.
The city’s first responders have found that recent training exercises and campus lockdowns — mock and actual — have helped the Denton school district examine and improve security at its campuses. Denton Police Chief Lee Howell and Bill Knight, the school district’s environmental safety manager, briefed members of the school board and the City Council, as well as many senior administrators of both entities, at a joint meeting over lunch at City Hall on Monday.
Balls float through the air from one student to another during a team-building activity in a morning physical education class at Guyer High School. Guyer staff members typically conduct the class, but on this particular morning, two student teachers from Spain are leading it.
The Denton school district’s next elementary school will be built in Lantana, a residential development in the south portion of the district’s boundaries. At a meeting Tuesday, the district voted 7-0 on the location for the district’s 22nd elementary school.
Borman Elementary School students Tyria Seagraves, left,Sam De Hart and Elijah Sang play a South African beat along with the rest of their classmates in the school’s DRUM ensemble in recognition of Black History Month at the Denton school board meeting Tuesday night. Borman Elementary implemented the Discipline, Respect and Unity through Music ensemble as a way for students to learn about various cultures through drum styles from countries around the world.
The Denton school board will consider naming the location for the district’s 22nd elementary school at tonight’s meeting. Board President Mia Price said the board has two potential sites in mind for the district’s next elementary school. She said this will be the last elementary school to be built from the 2007 bond package.