Education

Mon
12
Jun

More than 500 students graduate from PJC

The west stands of Noyes Stadium were packed as Paris Junior College held its 92nd spring graduation ceremony Friday evening, May 12. PJC had 512 students graduating from PJC with a certificate or Associate degree, and nearly 260 students chose to participate in the graduation ceremony.

The ceremony opened with an invocation by Student Government Association president Logan Thomas and a song performed by PJC alumna and drama and speech instructor Robyn Huizinga 

Among the graduates were students who had received state and national honors in their degree fields and ranged in age from 17 to 77 years. They were 48 percent male and 52 percent female. The graduates represented 30 different Texas counties, 21 different states, and the countries of the Bahamas, Germany, Japan and Nepal.

Wed
31
May

TMS Band performs at Six Flags

The C.B. Thompson Middle School Eighth-Grade Concert Band performed May 12 at ​"​Music Across Texas: Six Flags Over Texas" in Arlington. The students were awarded a trophy for their “stellar performance” and the "Outstanding Section Award" was given to the percussion section, according to Tiffony Upchurch, Quinlan ISD Director of School Community Relations.

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Wed
31
May

31 QISD students graduate with Associate Degrees

Thirty-one W.H. Ford High School students received their Associate Degrees on Friday, May 12, from Paris Junior College.

Principal Don Merkel said, “In the world of education, the month of May has developed its own special meaning. It’s the end of another school year. It’s the end of the final grading cycle. It’s the end of sitting through faculty meetings until next year. But for students, May is not always about endings.

“If you are lucky enough to be a high school senior, the month of May is often more about new beginnings. It’s the beginning of adulthood, the beginning of responsibility, the beginning of post-high school plans as you step into the world of college life. But for 31 students at Ford High School in the Quinlan Independent School District, May of 2017 represented an entirely new type of beginning.

Wed
31
May

QISD fine arts competes at State

Thirty-two W.H. Ford High School Band and Choir members competed in 13 events May 27 at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Pflugerville’s Henderson High School and returned home with 33 medals. Band students earning a Superior rating for their flute quartet are Kaitlyn Ard, Stormy Douthitt, Heather Nevels and Kaija Short. Earning Excellent ratings for their solos are Cody Barnett, Kristen Wolfe and Kaija Short. Choir students earning a Superior rating for their madrigal ensembles are 1) Tegan Konopka, Briana Lira, Hannah Overly, Jaycob Pritchett, Tad Serrano and Sydney Short; 2) Bradlie Clem, Joshua Cortes, Danya Cruse, Coltyn Duke, Austin Irwin, Melanie Lim, Peyton Rogers and Christopher Ross; and 3) Jonathan Allen, Paige Fry, Austin Garrick, Taylor Laster, Valerie Leal and Amber Probst. Earning an Excellent rating on his solo is Austin Garrick. Earning Superior ratings on their solos are Bradlie Clem, Sydney Short, Jaycob Pritchett and Tad Serrano.

Wed
31
May

Boles Elementary School Perfect Attendance

Hayden Anderton, Heath Anderton, McKenna Anderton, Aubrie Aniz, Brayden Aniz, Jayden Berg, Payton Bird, Ella Black, Avery Blankenship, Khloe Bolden, Macie Brown, Landon Burton, Kelso Cabesuela, Tru Cabesuela, Elijah Cannon, Marek Cantrell, Jaden Charles, Sawyer Channault, Taliyah Cooper, Terrell Cooper, Spencer Craig, Lilly Dahl, Holland Dillard, Natalie Dobbins, Connor Duran, Brianna Durham, Madison Duty, Katelynn Farmer, Jaxon Felts, Hunter Frey, Madison Frey, Khloe Garrison, Andrew Gosnell, Elijah Granado, Daniel Green, Joseph Harrington, Howard Hathcoat, Hagen Hester-Puryear, Allie Jackson, Everett Jenkins, Jayden Joy, Joslyn Joy, Justine Joy, Caroline Lewis, Jayanna Lockett, Anna Lopez, Bayleigh Malone, River Mauldin, Zion McFadden, Keiran McKevitt, Jayla McKinney-Charles, Brayden McLain, Elijah Mitchell, Erinn Mitchell, Landen Mitchell, Alora Mizell, Lane Morgan, Nicholas Morris, William Morris, Haidyn Nottingham, Mia Nowlin, Eli Pare, Reagan Pegg, Jayden Phillips, Killian Pra

Wed
31
May

Boles Elementary School A Honor Roll

KG-Hayden Anderson, Journee Arnold, Payton Bird, Alexis Canington, Lily Dahl, Ava Easthom, Elijah Fielding, Justin Galope, Preslei Gonzales, Avan Hand, Howard Hathcoat, Jaxon Hesseltine, Everett Jenkins, Alexendra Kilmer, Skylar Lancaster, Jayleen Munoz, Holly Musolf, Killian Prather, Gauge Redker, Kaden Schultz

Grade 1-Samantha Anderton, Hannah Blythe, Carson Bolden, Khloe Bolden, Tru Cabesuela, Rylee Donaldson, Luis Estrada, Bentlie Jackson, Reagan Pegg, Ana Quuada Hernandez, Harlie Simpson, Brayden Thomason, Kali Thompson

Grade 2-McKenna Anderton, Abigale Cotton, Beckah Etchepareborde, Olivia Fox, Khloe Garrison, Jeremiah Gibson, Kryshauna Hawkins, Jayden Jock, Scott Leach, Tennley Money, Mia Nowlin, Leia Patterson, Riley Ray, John Salisbury, Phoenix Siebenhausen, Brooklenn Strawn, Rabecca Traylor, Harleigh Trout

Wed
24
May

QISD promotes bike safety at annual event

Local children and their families came out for the annual Quinlan Independent School District Bike Safety Rodeo and Helmet Give-Away, held May 13 at A.E. Butler Intermediate School.

The event featured a bicycle safety course where children learned the importance of avoiding hazards, obeying stop signs, yielding to traffic and being aware of their surroundings when riding their bikes.

All children visited a helmet-fitting station where they learned about the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet and were fitted with a free helmet as well as a bike safety check station where volunteers inspected bikes to make sure they were in safe condition.

Participants were treated to the landing of the AirEvac 67 Helicopter, coordinated by Cindy Hichcock of Hunt County EMS.

Mon
22
May

Boles ISD announces new program

Boles Independent School District recently announced a new program to begin in the next school year.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce an exciting opportunity for Boles ISD and the surrounding area. The Boles Board of Trustees recently approved a partnership between the school district and Frontier Education Foundation,” said Supt. Dr. Graham Sweeney in a letter to the district.

Sweeney said Boles ISD and Frontier Education Foundation would begin a pilot program for the 2017-18 school year.

Sat
20
May

FHS graduating 184 seniors May 20

W.H. Ford High School will hold graduation ceremonies for 184 seniors on May 20 at 11 a.m. at Sunnyvale Baptist Church, located at 3018 N. Beltline Rd., Mesquite. Graduating seniors includeElizabeth A. Aguilar, Isela M. Aguillon, Kyle R. Allard, Jonathan L. Allen, Jonathan R. Allen, Debany Alvarado, Alyssa M. Alvarez, Kaitlyn A. Ard, Humberto Arvizo, William G. Autrey, Jaquelin Ayala De Leon, Chase C. Baker, Tapianga D. Baker, Adrian Barboza, Brice C. Beierschmitt, Jonathon W. Beverly, Rebecca E. Bishop, Joseph D. Blair, Marcie D. Botello, Dallas N. Boyett, Kennidi M. Bremermann, Alyssa N. Brimer, Cash A. Britton, Sean W. Broderick, Alexxys L. Brown, Domicque D. Brown, William P. Brown, Jordan L. Buford, Blane K. Burch, Reyes D. Carrera, Courtney S. Carroll, Abigail Castilleja, Maria Castillo Olguin, Ginger N. Chambers, Ashlynn N. Clark, Emily G. Clem, Taylor L. Cockrum, Destini P. Coleman, Makayla L. Collins, Emi'lee C. Crenshaw, Jessica A.

Thu
27
Apr

QISD 4th annual Bike Safety Rodeo May 13

Quinlan Independent School District in partnership with Dr. Sarah Lay and the Texas Medical Association will give free bicycle helmets to children at the 4th Annual Bike Safety Rodeo.

Organizers said the rodeo is held to help ensure the safety of local children by providing the free helmets. The rodeo will be held Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at A.E. Butler Intermediate School, 401 Clardy Dr. Quinlan.

The bicycle helmet giveaway is part of a statewide effort — Hard Hats for Little Heads — launched by the Texas Medical Association in 1994. The program promotes fun exercise and teaches parents and children about the importance of wearing a helmet. The event is sponsored by QISD, Parkland Community Health Plan, the QISD Police Explorers, Hunt County EMS, and Dr. Sarah Lay in conjunction with the Texas Medical Association.

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