Education Briefs for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING – The Alvord ISD Community Facilities Committee is working to identify and prioritize the facility needs of the school district. The committee is asking for feedback from the community before recommending a bond proposal to the school board. Alvord ISD residents are invited to a meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the Alvord Elementary School gymnasium to discuss the draft bond proposal.


TALENT SHOW – Boyd Middle School students will have a talent show 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the cafeteria.


GT REFERRALS – Bridgeport ISD will be accepting GT referral forms for students who are currently in kindergarten through 11th grade. The referral window is Dec. 4-21. All completed referral forms must be returned to your child’s campus by 4 p.m. Dec. 21. Referral forms are at each campus office and on the BISD website.


YEARBOOK ORDER – Yearbooks are available for $40, or $45 with personalization. Ordering information is on the district website.

CALENDAR CHANGE – Thursday, Dec. 7, will be a workday for school staff. Students will not come to school. Monday, Jan. 8, is a school day for students and staff. The change was voted on by the school board at the October board meeting.


GO-FORCE – The University of North Texas’ Go-Force will be on the DHS campus 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday this semester. They are here to assist all grade levels in college and career planning. Make an appointment in the first-floor office.

STUDENT COUNCIL COLLECTS TOYS – The Decatur High School Student Council is collecting unwrapped toys until Dec. 15 in the offices for Santa Cops.

LIVE THANKFULLY – McCarroll Middle School is collecting non-perishable food items for Live Thankfully. Groceries will be distributed Dec. 11.

BAND CONCERT – The McCarroll Middle School holiday band concert is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Decatur High School. The school’s choir concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the high school.


ACADEMY APPLICATIONS – Northwest ISD’s academies are now accepting applications for incoming 2018-19 freshmen – current district eighth-graders – who wish to take part in one of eight specialized academic routes. The eight academies – focusing on aviation, biomedical sciences, business, college, cosmetology, creative media production, culinary arts and STEM – annually open the application process to eighth-graders and select students for admittance based on those submissions. Students can apply for any academy, regardless of the high school they are zoned to attend. Each student may only apply to one academy. To apply for an academy, current eighth-grade students can visit www.nisdtx.org/cte. The application process runs through Jan. 15, with acceptance and denial letters scheduled for mailing on Feb. 10.


LIVE THANKFULLY – Each campus at PISD is doing a food drive for Live Thankfully through Sunday, Dec. 10. A list of suggested donations can be found at pisd.net.

BUNDT CAKE FUNDRAISER – Project Graduation is sponsoring a bundt cake fall fundraiser. Deadline to order is Wednesday, Dec. 13. Details and order forms are at pisd.net.

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