Education Briefs for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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FFA DUES – Eighth graders through high school ag students need to pay FFA dues to ag teachers. Dues are $20.

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 & events tab on the district website. An option for text message updates for those without smart phones is also available.

PICTURE DAY – Yearbook photos will be taken Thursday, Sept. 14.


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


FOOTBALL TICKETS FOR SALE – Season tickets are available for pick-up and sale at the Bridgeport High School front office from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. daily.

BIG SANDY FOOD DRIVE – Bridgeport ISD will be collecting canned food for Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) until Sept. 27. The district is competing against Decatur in the Battle of the Big Sandy Food Drive.

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


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


ACT – The next available test date for the ACT is Saturday, Oct. 28. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 22. The closest location to DHS is Alvord High School. For additional locations, check the following link: act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/test-center-locator.html.


COMMUNITY INPUT NEEDED – Paradise 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.

GIFTED AND TALENTED NOMINATIONS – Nominations are now being accepted for the Paradise Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program for students new to Paradise ISD in first through 12th grades. Nominations are due Tuesday, Sept. 19. Nomination forms are available at pisd.net.

HOMECOMING PARADE – Homecoming parade entries are due Wednesday, Sept. 13. The theme this year is “Home Sweet Homecoming.” Entry forms are available at pisd.net/pisd/hs. The parade will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

HOMECOMING MUMS – Band boosters are selling homecoming mums until Wednesday, Sept. 20. All proceeds go to the band program. Details are at pisd.net.

PICTURE DAY – Intermediate and junior high picture day is Wednesday, Sept. 13. High school picture day is Thursday, Sept. 14. All students will be photographed for the yearbook.


WATCH DOGS KICKOFF – Prairie View Elementary will have its Watch DOGS Kickoff Party and Mom’s Tea and Movie Night 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the gym.


SCHOOL PICTURES – Garner Studios will take yearbook photos Friday, Sept. 15, for all grades. Seniors will also be photographed in their tuxedo or drape. Pictures can be pre-ordered through the school’s website, slidellisd.net.

TRAVEL FUNDRAISER – The Boston/New York student travel group is selling flip flops to raise money for their trip. The straps are orange and will be embroidered with “SLIDELL” and the school logo. Cost is $22 per pair, and they are available in sizes XXS through XXL. An order form can be downloaded on the school website, slidellisd.net. Orders are due Sept. 15.

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