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Mineola ISD was one of 36 districts or teacher preparation programs across the state awarded funding through the 2019-2021 Grow Your Own grant program, Cycle 2. Mineola will receive $11,500 to enhance its CTE Educational pathway, which encourages high school students to consider teaching as a career. more
SECOND NINE WEEKS more
Practice makes perfect - Mineola High School students put on a fine arts showcase Monday, Feb. 4 more
A Mineola High School advanced welding student dons a mask and gloves to weld metal. more
Martin Winchester, a top official for the Texas Education Agency, stopped in Mineola on Feb. 6 to get a firsthand look at what’s happening in classrooms here to prepare students for life beyond public school. more
During the two-day competition, students spoke on behalf of their committees and held a mock General Assembly, where they were awarded points based on speaking ability, and research and development of an issue. more
FFA student Madison Haney from Hawkins captured Champion Junior Heifer Calf with Made Marleigh in the Junior Shorthorn Heifer Show at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 26. The 2019 show is hosting junior breeding beef exhibitors from across Texas competing for awards and $36,210 in premiums. Of the 33,000 entries at the nation’s longest-running livestock show, the livestock exhibited by the more than 11,500 junior exhibitors are among the best market animals in the country. While the livestock are impressive, one of the Show’s main objectives is to support the professional and leadership development efforts offered by the 4-H and FFA programs in Texas. [more] more
Carlee Vavra, a member of Yantis FFA, caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble on Jan. 26, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. more
For one Quitman Elementary student, a new mobile desk and chair was one of the best presents he could have ever received. Fourth-grader Angel Cortez was born with no arms and was in need of a smaller, mobile chair when switching classes throughout the day.  QES Assistant Principal Lance Morrow and maintenance worker Chris Williams found spare wooden parts, a rolling cart and cushioned office chair to put together Angel’s new desk. In a few days, Williams constructed a seat for Angel to move to his classrooms more easily. [read more] more
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