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Ryan High

Junior cheer clinic set for Oct. 5

Ryan High School’s cheerleaders will host their annual junior cheer clinic from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the school’s gymnasium.

The clinic will feature instruction from cheer sponsor Christie Weir and members of the current Ryan squad.

The clinic is open to students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

Participants will learn cheers and routines performed by Raiders cheerleaders. There will be a short performance for all family and friends in the gymnasium afterward.

Registration cost is $25 and includes the clinic, snacks and a Ryan cheerleading T-shirt. Registration after today does not guarantee a T-shirt.

Checks can be made out to Ryan High School Cheer — in attention of Weir — and mailed to 5101 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX, 76208. On-site registration will be available at 8:45 a.m. the day of the clinic.

Participants should bring a water bottle, dress comfortably and wear sneakers.

For more information, contact Weir at 940-369-3000 or by e-mail at cweir@dentonisd.org.

Denton High

3 named to UIL all-state journalism staff

Three Denton High School seniors were recently selected to the 2012-13 all-state journalism staff by the University Interscholastic League.

George Roberson and sisters Emily and Rebecca Fu were among 37 journalism students from across the state recognized with this honor. Each of the honorees earned at least 50 points through victories or competition in district, region or state contests sponsored by the UIL, Interscholastic League Press Conference or similar-type journalistic institutions.

The three students are all staff members on The Horseshoe, the Denton High student newspaper, and/or yearbook, The Bronco. Their selection also represented 60 percent of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s UIL representation, with Denton High students claiming three of the five Dallas-Fort Worth all-state journalism selections.

Greg Bogomol is the Denton High journalism teacher and adviser on both Denton High student publications.

Band to host Golden Triangle Classic

The Denton High School Band will be hosting the 10th annual Golden Triangle Classic at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

The Golden Triangle Classic is quickly becoming one of the area’s top marching band competitions with renown judges from across the state awarding trophies to the top three bands and recognitions for marching, visual effects, general effect, color guard and music. High school marching bands from various classification levels across North Texas will compete for the Golden Triangle Classic championship trophy this year.

The competition features performances from each of the participating bands, with the 10 highest-scoring schools advancing to the finals later that evening.

Tickets are $10 and include a program, with proceeds benefiting the Denton High band. Concession will be available.

For more information, contact Denton High band director Brian Wilson at 940-369-2000 or by e-mail at bwilson@dentonisd.org.

Evers Park Elementary

Resource fair set for Sept. 26

The staff at Evers Park Elementary School will host the school’s inaugural school and community resource fair from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

The event will feature a variety of presentations and workshops designed for families to learn about Denton Independent School District programs and services available to them and their students. There will be information available on the district’s 2013 bond package. Several local entities will offer tips and information on the public library system, healthy eating, recycling, personal finance and other topics.

Sessions will run concurrently for 30-minute intervals, allowing participants to attend the presentations and workshops that will benefit them most. Pizza and drinks will be served.

For more information on the event, contact Dr. Jane Smith, school counselor, at 940-369-2600 or jsmith3@dentonisd.org.

Ryan High

Junior cheer clinic set for Oct. 5

Ryan High School’s cheerleaders will host their annual junior cheer clinic from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the school’s gymnasium.

The clinic will feature instruction from cheer sponsor Christie Weir and members of the current Ryan squad. The clinic is open to students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

Participants will learn cheers and routines performed by Raiders cheerleaders. There will be a short performance for all family and friends in the gymnasium afterward.

Registration cost is $25 and includes the clinic, snacks and a Ryan cheerleading T-shirt. Registration after today does not guarantee a T-shirt.

Checks can be made out to Ryan High School Cheer — in attention of Weir — and mailed to 5101 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX, 76208. On-site registration will be available at 8:45 a.m. the day of the clinic.

Participants should bring a water bottle, dress comfortably and wear sneakers.

For more information, contact Weir at 940-369-3000 or by e-mail at cweir@dentonisd.org.

Krum ISD

Dodd students named ‘Good Sports’

Four students at Blanche Dodd Intermediate School recently earned the “Good Sports” award.

At the end of each six-week grading period, a girl and boy from each grade level are selected for the award based on good character and sportsmanship during physical education class. The winners included fourth-graders Jack Zavishlak and Mary Doyle, and fifth-graders Jacey Oster and Ethan Owens.

Students, teachers of the month named

Krum Independent School District teachers and students were recently honored for excellence with certificate of appreciation and $5 gift cards, donated by Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant. The following winners’ names were announced at their campuses:

Early Education Center — first-grader Ronnie Landeros and kindergarten teacher Macy Miller.

Hattie Dyer Elementary School — third-grader Heaven Covarrubias and second-grade teacher Kara Kelley.

Blanche Dodd Intermediate School — fourth-grader Daylynn Clark and counselor Laura Finlay.

Krum Middle School — eighth-grader Alyssa Walker and science teacher James Hayes.

Krum High School — seniors Stephanie Bishop and Kaylee Kern and Spanish teacher Thomas Warrick.

Nominations of KISD teachers and students for the month of October can be made at www.krumisd.net/media. Submissions are due by Oct. 2.

KMS Book Fair begins today

The Krum Middle School Book Fair is set to begin today and will run through Sept. 27.

Those who are not able to attend the fair and would like more information about the merchandise can call 940-482-2602.

Project Graduation golf tournament set

Krum High School’s Project Graduation is hosting a golf tournament Oct. 7 at Turtle Hill Golf Course in Muenster.

The event will include four-man and shotgun-style scrambles, a dinner, door prizes and raffle drawings. Registration begins at the event at 1 p.m.

For more information, call 940-482-2601.

KHS theater students set performance

Krum High School will perform its Fairy Tale Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the high school’s auditorium.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Students will perform classic fairy tales with unique twists, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Watch D.O.G.S. kickoff party set

Watch D.O.G.S. ( Dads of Great Students) is having a kickoff pizza party at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hattie Dyer Elementary School.

The group is designed to help fathers become more connected at their children’s school. Watch D.O.G.S. dedicate at least one day per year to volunteering at their child’s school.

For more information, go to www.krumisd.net/eeccounselor and click on the Watch D.O.G.S. tab.

Liberty Christian School

Faculty members earn awards for service

Liberty Christian School awards faculty and staff members each year for their exemplary service to its student body.

Recently, the school recognized Chris Searcy, Bible teacher and Upper School Youth Pastor, and Sandy Lytle, sixth-grade English teacher, with Golden Apple Awards and Toni King, the school’s academic adviser, with the Distinguished Service Award.

The Golden Apple Award is given each year in the middle and upper school to one or two teachers who have served at Liberty a minimum of five years and have consistently displayed concern for student achievement through high-quality, engaging classroom innovation.

New girls weight room facility unveiled

Liberty Christian School recently unveiled a newly renovated girls weight room facility. At an athletic night last month, parents were given tours of the expanded workout room, new weight equipment and individual rooms for team meetings.

“Liberty has always made it a priority to provide for the needs of all its students,” said Assistant Athletic Director Zack Vest. “In the last year, we opened our new fine arts wing, new Upper School classrooms, boys athletic expansion, and now our new girls facilities. These enhancements are prime examples of Liberty’s commitment to the success of all its students, both in academics and in extracurricular activities.”

Northwest ISD

NHS senior named Runner of the Week

Kellee McCann, a senior at Northwest High School, has been named the Txrunning Girls’ 5A Runner of the Week. McCann received first place, with a time of 18:05:20, in the 5,000-meter run at the Southlake Carroll Invitational.

Nelson athlete earns Wingstop award

Madison Edwards, a senior at Trophy Club Nelson High School, was named the Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete of the Month.

Edwards plays basketball and is on the track team at Nelson.

Students begin TMS Reading Challenge

Nine Northwest Independent School District elementary schools will participate in the 2013-14 Texas Motor Speedway Speeding to Read Challenge, reaching a total of 6,600 students.

Clara Love, Kay Granger, Samuel Beck, Sendera Ranch, Roanoke, J.C. Thompson, Prairie View, Haslet and Carl E. Schluter elementary schools will compete with an elementary campus in Denton and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in this year’s reading incentive program.

Students participated in a virtual kickoff Sept. 9, when they were joined via Internet by NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler, who spoke about the importance of reading as well as his racing career.

The Speeding to Read program started three years ago as an incentive to encourage elementary school students to read more frequently throughout the school year. This year’s contest will have three divisions, each based off of enrollment size and student body demographics, to determine a champion for kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade.

Annual Run in the Dark to benefit local families

The Community Storehouse is conducting the annual Run in the Dark 5K/1-Mile Fun Run at 7 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s race will be held at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Participation benefits Northwest ISD and other area families. The Storehouse Cup will be awarded to the campus with the largest school team participation.

For more information, call 817-431-3340.


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