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Strike up the bands

Texas high school bands were able to resume marching practices last week. The Sound of the Swarm from Mineola High School works on its disco dance moves as part of the 2020 marching show, which … more

Quitman celebrating homecoming

It is Homecoming 2020 at Quitman High School this week. Activities have been scaled back somewhat by the advent of COVID-19, but there will be traditional homecoming royalty and the naming of … more

Two school districts report cases

Mineola and Quitman ISDs have each reported someone testing positive for COVID-19. Mineola reported a middle school staffer last Wednesday, Sept. 2. The employee was last on campus Aug. … more

Quitman ISD board sets $13.7 million budget

Quitman ISD trustees adopted a budget of $13,750,957 Monday, which is slightly more than last year’s $13,452,700. The proposed tax rate for 2020-21 is $1.2339 per $100 valuation.  In … more

Mineola ISD board OKs 3% pay increase

A proposed three-percent pay raise for Mineola school staff met with the approval of the school board Monday. Business Manager William Bjork presented a budget with a $269,000 surplus, and the … more

Mineola board hires architect for high school band facility expansion

Plans for improvements to Mineola High School band facilities took a step forward Monday with the approval of an architect for the project. The school board hired Perry Thompson of the Thompson … more

Most students prefer to be on campus

Though local public schools had a high percentage of students opt for in-person learning this fall, first-day enrollment appears to show a slight drop. Mineola ISD reported its first day student … more

How was your spring break?

Schools in Mineola, Alba-Golden and Yantis welcomed back students on Thursday morning. Quitman schools are set to reopen Monday. All students were scanned for temperature on their way into the … more

Sound of the Swarm 2020-21 leaders selected

Leadership positions for the 2020-21 Mineola High School band, Sound of the Swarm, have been announced as follows: Drum majors – Head-Emily Phonsnasihn, assistant-Olivia Toledo Captains … more

AGISD School Board requires attendance for extracurricular activity participation

The Alba-Golden school board unanimously approved a resolution Monday requiring in-person attendance for extracurricular participation. According to Superintendent Cole McClendon the district will join the majority (71%) of schools in Region 7 that have chosen this path.    more

Four school districts plan to decrease property taxes

School district property tax rates will be going down in Wood County. According to legal notices published by Alba-Golden, Mineola, Quitman and Yantis ISDs, the property tax rates will be dropping … more

QISD child care center benefit for teachers, students

The Quitman ISD enters into a new era for the upcoming school year. The district will begin offering a child care center for QISD teachers and staff. The Bulldog Early Learning Center will kick off its initial year later this month. more
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