Education Briefs for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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BLOOD DRIVE – The Junior Leaders Blood Drive is Feb. 16 at Alvord Elementary. Carter BloodCare will be on site 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS -Classes will be out Feb. 16 for a bad weather day. Students will also be off Feb. 19 for a staff development day.

READ TO SUCCEED – Boyd Elementary students in grades kindergarten through third must read and log a total of six hours by Feb. 18 to get a free Six Flags ticket.


THE HUB – Bridgeport Middle School is offering an after-school program, The Hub, every Tuesday and Thursday 3:45 to 5 p.m. Students will receive tutoring and mentoring, eat snacks and play games. Bus rides are offered with permission forms, which should be given to Janelle Gardner at the middle school. The Hub will be at First United Methodist Church, 608 17th Street. Call Gardner, 940-683-2780.

RECYCLING CONTEST – Team Green is having a recycling contest at Bridgeport Middle School. The grade level that brings the most aluminum cans will earn a week of Roundup on the turf. The proceeds from selling the cans for recycling will be used to help purchase recycling bins for BMS. The contest ends the week prior to spring break.


SCHOOL HOLIDAY – Classes will be out Feb. 19 for a staff development day.

FAIRY TALE BALL – The Carson Elementary First-Grade Fairy Tale Ball is 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 14.

FCA CAMP – FCA Weekend of Champions camp for McCarroll Middle School students is March 2-4 at Lakeview Camp in Waxahachie. Cost is $120 and includes a T-shirt, Bible, lanyard, housing five meals and snacks. Scholarships are available. Sign up at dfwfca.org. Deadine is 5 p.m. Feb. 16. Contact Coach Daugherty or Coach Franke with questions.


HOMEWORK HELP – Paradise Intermediate is offering tutoring for all grade levels 7:30 to 8 a.m. every morning.

ONE-ACT POSTPONED – The Paradise Junior High one-act play home performance has been postponed due to illnesses. The school is working on rescheduling to a later date.

GIFTED AND TALENTED – The deadline for nominations for the Paradise ISD Gifted and Talented program for students in grades kindergarten through 11th is Thursday (Feb. 15).

DONKEY BASKETBALL – The Paradise Band Boosters are sponsoring a donkey basketball game 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 16) in the old high school gym.

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