Education Briefs for Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 27, 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 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.


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 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.

HOMECOMING PARADE – Homecoming is Oct. 6, and the parade will be held Monday, Oct. 2. Applications to participate are due by Thursday, Sept. 28, and can be found at bridgeportisd.net.


HOMECOMING PARADE – The Chico homecoming parade is 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, starting at the football field parking lot. Pre-k and kindergarten students will be released at 11:45 a.m., and the rest of the district will release at noon. Buses will run at 12:05 p.m. To be part of the parade, contact the Chico Booster Club or one of its members.

PINK-OUT SHIRTS – The district is selling pink-out shirts benefiting Mary’s Gift. Order forms are available online or at all district campuses. Sales end Sept. 29.

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


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

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT – Senior parents and students are invited to the annual FAFSA/TASFA information meeting in order to apply for financial aid for colleges and universities at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Parents and their children can stay after the meeting to fill out the financial aid application. There will be representatives from the University of North Texas and Weatherford College present who are trained to help with financial aid questions. Spanish-speaking translators will be available. Pizza and drinks will be provided. RSVP to your counselor by Thursday, Sept. 28.

FIELDS OF FAITH – DHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host Fields of Faith Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Eagle Stadium. The free event starts with dinner at 6 p.m. The Eli Simon Band will play.

FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER – The Decatur Education Foundation is having a fundraiser – Dinner with Dale Hansen – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Decatur Conference Center. Hansen is a sports broadcaster on WFAA. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table with eight seats. VIP tables are $600 and include a meet and greet with Hansen. Tickets may be purchased at the DISD Administration Building or DATCU. There will be a cash bar and live auction.

DHS MUSICAL – Tickets for “Godspell” are available online on Renee Buchanan’s teacher page. Cost is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. The production is 7 p.m. nightly Oct. 5-7 at the Decatur High School theater.

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 – 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.

BINGO NIGHT – The Emeralds drill team will host a bingo night from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Bridgeport Community Center. Three-card sheets are available for $1, and there will be food and drinks to purchase.

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.

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