Education

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.

Wed
26
Apr

Girls State delegates selected

Tawakoni American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 517 selected girls for Texas Blue Bonnet Girls State. Shown, from left, are alternate delegate Kaitlyn Garrison, local Auxiliary Girls State Chair Lois Hudack, and delegate Briany DeLay. Sam Armstrong said, “Girls State is a program where 20,000 young women participate nationally at no cost to them each summer in a mock 51st state. There will be close to 600 girls at Seguin Lutheran University in Seguin during the third week of June. They learn by hands-on experience how to create bills and debate them at our state capitol. It was a hard decision picking the girls as the teachers at W.H. Ford High School and the counselor Marlo Scott had chosen eight different girls that were all well qualified to attend. ‘I only wish we could have sent them all, said Hudack.’”

Wed
26
Apr

Altrusa celebrates 100 years with Cannon second graders

“Altrusans have a passion for service. They love to serve needs in their communities especially through hands-on efforts, working with other groups, and fund raising events,” spokesperson Vonda Jack said.

On April 11, 2017 Altrusa International celebrated 100 years of service in clubs throughout the world.

Organized in Nashville, Tenn., in 1917, it was the first service organization for business and professional women. Today, Altrusa International has members around the world. Leadership and service are primary reasons for individuals to choose Altrusa, Jack said. The Altrusa club of Greenville was chartered in 1953.

Altrusa International has a foundation that supports local efforts with grant awards to clubs to meet needs in their communities. One of the primary focuses of the organization is literacy.

Wed
19
Apr

FHS senior Leal wins art contest

Quinlan Ford senior Valeries Leal won first place recently in her age category in a Greenville art contest. FHS art students competed in the 5th Annual Bark Art 2017 contest for kindergarten through 12th-grade students, offered by Turtle Creek Veterinary Medical Center. The theme for the project was "How does a veterinarian help your pet?"

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Wed
19
Apr

TMS Blue Babes National Champions

For the first time in school history, C.B. Thompson Middle School Blue Babes drill team earned the right to compete at the National Drill Team Competition in Galveston.

Director Caitlin O’Neill said, “Getting to Nationals as a middle school is a huge accomplishment by itself. Not only was it the first time that the Babes went to Nationals, but they also swept the junior high division. The middle school division is not divided up into team size like the high school divisions are, and the Babes still won first in every category.

Tue
18
Apr

Straight Superior 1 for Panther Winterguard

The Quinlan Ford Panther Winterguard received straight Superior 1 rankings recently from all three judges at the Marching Auxiliaries National Championships. Additionally, Capt. Katie Thomas and Lt. Tegan Konopka received Superior 1 rankings on their senior officer duet performance. The national competition was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center where more than 1,100 performances were judged over a span of two days. Tiffony Upchurch, Quinlan ISD Director of School Community Relations, said, “The Panther Winterguard members worked extremely hard this season and represented Quinlan proudly. Their achievements are a prime example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success.”

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Mon
10
Apr

TMS bands at solo contest

One hundred and fifty-nine members of the C.B. Thompson Middle School Bands competed last month at the solo contest. One hundred and eight students received Superior at the competition, and 42 were rated Excellent. Each student was asked to prepare a short piece of music to be judged by directors from around the music region. “We are very proud of the accomplishments of all of our performers. The TMS Band program is thrilled to see the students' hard work pay off by achieving high expectations, achievements and a great number of medals," said TMS Band Directors Sauileoge Toafa and Stephanie Evans.

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Sun
09
Apr

Changes coming to PJC nursing programs

LVN, ADN applications being accepted

After a site visit and review by nursing consultants, Paris Junior College is making several changes to the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs.

“Last month we had consultants review the nursing programs, and we’re beginning the implementation of some of the recommendations now,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “It’s important that we move quickly on that. The first big change is moving our start date for the ADN program from a summer to a fall start.”

The vocational nursing program will accept late applications for the LVN program that starts with the Summer I semester on June 5. Applications may be obtained now through April 7 by calling 903-782-0734, and appointments to submit applications scheduled April 17-20 with the Director of Nursing.

Tue
04
Apr

TMS students perform ‘Cinderella’

C.B. Thompson Middle School theater students performed “Cinderella” for D.C. Cannon Elementary School students in the after-school ACE program, according to TMS Theater Director Amber Lilley. Shown are Kaden Moss, Danielle Forsyth, Samuel Garza, Dylan Fouse, Ally Clements, Madison Horton, Kaylyn Rainer, Damien Garcia, Blake Holbrook, Parker Reeves and Joslyn Munoz.

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Wed
29
Mar

Panther Theater wins four one-act play awards

Quinlan Ford’s Panther Theater cast and crew of "The Last Illusion!" won four awards for their performances at the UIL District 12-4A one-act play competition, according to Director of Theater Jeremy Ashlin. The awards include Chandler Dunman, All-Star Cast; Hannah Overly, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; Jansen Smith, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; and Sidney Simons, All-Star Tech Crew. "The Last Illusion!" by B. Dwayne Craft presented the magic and wonder in the life of Harry Houdini as presented by the UIL one-act play company. The competition was held prior to spring break.

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