Education Briefs for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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REMIND – Community members can find information on the Remind smartphone application to get updates on news and events from high school Principal Michael Thurman under the news and events tab on the district website. An option for text message updates for those without smartphones is also available.


FREE AND REDUCED MEALS – Free and reduced meal applications are available in English and Spanish on the district website.

TESTING TIPS – A list of tips for juniors and seniors preparing for the ACT and SAT are available on the high school website.


BULLS BOOK BUS – Bridgeport Elementary’s Bulls Book Bus will be at every home game for younger students to enjoy reading during the games.

PTO CARNIVAL – Bridgeport Intermediate will have its PTO Carnival 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.


FALL CONCERT – The district will hold a fall concert Monday, Oct. 23 at the high school auditorium from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The jazz band, choir, and middle school band will perform.

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


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – DHS Junior Class will host a family movie night featuring “Beetlejuice” at the DHS practice field (track) Saturday, Oct. 14 (Rainout plan – indoor practice facility at DHS). Pre-activities, including games and a costume contest, will begin at 7 p.m. Movie starts at 8:30. Presale tickets are $7 for ages 10 and under and $10 for adults. A family four-pack is $30 (not available at door). Concessions will be available. Tickets can be purchased from any junior class officer or parent or Mrs. Smith in the first floor DHS office. Email lauren.smith@decaturisd.us.

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.


COMMUNITY INPUT NEEDED – The School Board is asking community members to fill out a survey about qualifications and characteristics they’d like to see in their new superintendent. The questionnaire is available at pisd.net.

DANCE CAMP – The Emeralds drill team will host Lil’ Rhinestones Dance Camp for girls age 4 through fifth grade from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13. Participants will learn a fun routine to perform that night at the football game.

YEARBOOK AD DEADLINE – Senior ads for yearbook are due Friday, Oct. 20.

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