Education

Thu
17
Aug

Westmoreland, Todd named ‘Teachers of the Year’

Quinlan Independent School District announced selections this week for its 2017 Teachers of the Year. Shown is Elementary Teacher of the Year Tina Westmoreland who is a fifth-grade Teacher. Westmoreland has been with the district for four years. She represented Quinlan ISD at the Region 10 Teacher of the Year presentation. The presenter stated Westmoreland was among some of the greatest of the greats in education. "Her teaching and her passion for students shine right up there with the best of the best," said A.E. Butler Intermediate School Principal Jo Hughes. Not able to attend the luncheon was QISD's Secondary Teacher of the Year Julie Todd. “Todd also represents the best of the best in education,” said Tiffony Upchurch, Quinlan ISD Director of School Community Relations.

Wed
16
Aug

Computer-aided manufacturing course offered

In an effort to help develop a workforce skilled in Mechatronics and CNC Machining training, Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center is offering an introductory continuing education course in Computer-Aided Machining for anyone interested in learning the latest manufacturing technology.

This two-week course, beginning Monday, will include topics in safety, G-codes, milling tools and computer numerical control (CNC) operations.

PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin said PJC is offering classes to introduce and train the workforce in computer-aided manufacturing, which involves the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing process.

Sun
06
Aug

University News

Samantha Jane Goines of West Tawakoni graduated from Midwestern State University in May 2017 with a BS in Respiratory Care, Respiratory Care.

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Sat
29
Jul

Deans’s List

The following students from Quinlan have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin University for the spring semester.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5.

Corey Hall, Sports Business

Courtney Hall, General Business

Courtney Lindsey, Interdisciplinary Studies

Kaden Wallace, History

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Thu
27
Jul

Amvets auxiliary presents scholarships

Amvets Post 36 Ladies Auxiliary presented this year's scholarships at a dinner held in the recipients' honor. Lake Dallas High School graduate Dilan Hardy will attend Midwestern State University to major in management. Kristin Henderson, a Rains High School graduate, plans to go to Paris Junior College and hopes to become a firefighter. Shown, from left, are Ladies Auxiliary First Vice President Sharon Peak, Henderson, Hardy and ladies auxiliary President Lanelle Stanfield.

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Tue
25
Jul

QISD martial arts keeps busy pace this summer

The Quinlan ISD and ACE Panther Martial Arts program has maintained a busy pace this summer.

Starting in June, the instructors of the martial arts program — Michael Suber, Dr. Don Madden and Michael Tull — taught a self-defense class for Hunt County Family Service workers.

Two days later, the instructors traveled to Terrell to teach a self-defense course to graduates from the Terrell High School. The self-defense course consists of a three-hour training that includes one hour of classroom instruction covering levels of personal safety, stages of violent crime, legal considerations, personal awareness and alert skills as well as a two hours of hands-on training.

Sun
23
Jul

Tending to business

Instructor Marjorie Pannell, center, gives a helping hand to students Jarae’ Andrews, left, and Sabina Ayala during her business computer applications class at the PJC-Greenville Center. Andrews and Ayala are dual credit students from Quinlan. Early registration for students planning to attend PJC this fall continues on campus through Aug. 21. For more information call 903-454-9333.

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Tue
11
Jul

Italian on menu for continuing ed classes at PJC in July

Italian is on the menu at the Paris Junior College-Greenville Center at the end of July with this year’s Italian Kids Camp as well as health care classes for adults.

All classes are at the PJC-Greenville Center, 6500 Monty Stratton Pkwy. Call 903-454-9333 to register.

Nurse Aide Skills Refresher is for any student wanting to refresh their nurse aide skills prior to their certification test. Students must register 48 hours in advance. The class is offered Thursday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Medication Aide Update will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21. The course fulfills Texas Department of Health specifications on annual renewal requirement. Med aides should take this course one month before their certification card expires.

Mon
10
Jul

University News

Stephen F. Austin

The following students from Quinlan have been named to the dean’s list at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester. Corey Hall, Sports Business; Courtney Hall, General Business; Courtney Lindsey, Interdisciplinary Studies; and Kaden Wallace, History.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5.

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Mon
03
Jul

School board approves new teachers

The Quinlan Independent School District School Board approved new teacher hires Monday night at its regular monthly meeting.

They include Michael Tollison, math position at C.B. Thompson Middle School. Tollison has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian education from Dallas Baptist University;

Candice Card, business position at W.H. Ford High School. Card has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M University in Commerce;

Frederick Kramer, business position at FHS. Kramer has a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of North Texas;

Donna Livolsi, English-language arts, TMS. Livolsi has a Master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Phoenix;

Lauren Dierolf, English-language arts position at TMS. Dierolf has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas;

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