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Meeting to cover middle school advanced math

The Denton school district will have an information session on advanced math at the middle school level at 6 p.m. Thursday at the district’s Professional Development Center, 1212 Bolivar St.

District curriculum and instructional staff members will be on hand to give parents with children in the sixth and seventh grades information about how to qualify and be admitted into advanced math classes for the upcoming school year, according to district officials.

For more information, contact secondary mathematics coordinator Grace Anne McKay at 940-369-0654 or

Sharon Cox receives public relations award

Sharon Cox, director of communications and community relations for the Denton school district, was recently presented with the highest award bestowed to members of the Texas School Public Relations Association, the 2014 Professional Achievement Award.

Cox has worked for the Denton school district for 15 years and helped in launching the Grandparents in Public Schools program, which currently includes 80 individuals who mentor students and tutor at Denton schools.

She has also played a key role in expanding the Adopt-a-School: Partners in Education program, and district volunteer, tutoring and mentor programs.

Cox is a past Texas School Public Relations Association and Texas Association of Partners in Education president.

Prior joining the district, she was an editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Arlington newspaper.

For more information on Cox’s accolades and her work with the Denton school district, visit .

Denton Calvary Academy

Mud run in Pilot Point to raise money for Calvary

Denton Calvary Academy is slated to host a mud run April 5 as a school fundraiser.

The Denton Hog Wild Mud Run will take place at 11670 Massey Road in Pilot Point. It is open to runners of grade school age and older and includes a 5K race and more than 20 mud obstacles. The event is aimed at teams of two to four runners, but individuals are also invited to participate.

The mud run is expected to draw more than 500 participants, according to a school news release.

The event was originally launched as a fundraiser for the senior class but has evolved into a school fundraiser. Leading the effort is Ty Grant, senior class president at Denton Calvary. Grant has been responsible for developing the event website and Instagram account, securing corporate sponsors, organizing volunteers and developing logos and posters.

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, which is adjacent to the course, and the National MudRunners Associationare donating the use of their run course, according to school officials.

For more information on the Hog Wild Denton Mud Run, visit .

Krum ISD

Board to honor students, educators of the month

Officials with the Krum school district will recognize March Students and Educators of the Month at an April board meeting.

The honor recognizes individuals for excellence, according to a district news release.

The district’s March Students and Educators of the Month, listed by school, are:

• Krum Early Education Center — kindergartner Roman Vazquez, first-grader Brooke Murdock and dual-language first-grade teacher Michelle Vanzant;

• Dyer Elementary School — second-grader Piper McBrayer, third-grader PJ Bonenburger and music teacher Larissa Perez;

• Dodd Intermediate School — fifth-grader Jade Hall, fourth-grader David Flores and fifth-grade teacher Claudia Martinez;

• Krum Middle School — seventh-graders Lindsay Beutnagel and Dallin Andrus, and teacher Anca Morcovescu;

• Krum High School — sophomore Madolyn McPhail, senior Brennan Ellis and English teacher Jenifer Freeman.

Nominations for the April Students and Educators of the Month are being collected through April 2 at .

Selwyn College Preparatory School

Family-friendly outdoor concert to raise funds

A picnic-style outdoor concert will be hosted on March 28 by the Selwyn College Preparatory School upper school student council.

The event will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the school amphitheater, 3333 W. University Drive in Denton.

According to a school media release, the event will include music from the ’70s to the present performed by band Tulkit.

Tickets cost $5 per person, with free admission for children ages 10 and younger. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door. For more information, contact Cheryl Dahler at 940-382-6771 or

Compiled from area school district news releases.

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