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QISD board reviews annual state report

The Quitman school board held a public hearing on the Texas Academic Performance report (TAPR) at Monday’s meeting. There was no discussion or action items. The report for the 2022 … more

Two MISD administrators retiring

Mineola ISD administration will look quite different next school year.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Cody Mize announced that the district’s high school and middle school principals, Mike Sorenson and Kendall Gould, will be retiring at the end of the school term in May. more

Six Mineola HS band students make all-state

Six members of the Mineola High School band have earned places in the all-state band for the Association of Texas Small School Bands. more

Bids for new MISD elementary campus expected Feb. 14

The contractor for Mineola ISD’s new primary campus will seek bids from subcontractors Feb. 14, Superintendent Cody Mize announced at Monday’s board meeting.

The campus is slated for NE Loop 564 at just under $20 million. more

AGISD moves to 4-day week

The Alba-Golden ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a three-year pilot program Monday for a four-day instructional week, beginning with the 2023-24 school year. The board also approved the 2023-24 school calendar. more

Turner reflects on decade as Quitman ISD superintendent

After 10 years in the superintendent’s chair of Quitman ISD, and over three decades in public education, Rhonda Harrison Turner is ready to move into retirement. more

Mineola band members earn region honors

Thirteen members of the Mineola High School band have earned a spot in the all-region band, and seven will go on to area tryouts Jan. 8, seeking a place in the all-state band. Region auditions … more

Mineola ISD board recognizes students and staff

During last weeks Mineola School Board meeting, the following students and staff of the month were honored: Emily Marquez and Sebastian Reyna, primary school, pre-kindergarten Brandon Gomez … more

Superintendent celebrates retirement

Annette Simpkins shares a moment with retiring QISD Superintendent Rhonda Turner at a special reception held last Friday for the retiring school administrator. more

QISD funds approved to purchase property

The Quitman ISD school board approved a budget amendment for $450,551 to pay for the Dimock building on E. Goode St. The building will become the new headquarters for transportation and … more

Cost of new Mineola primary campus delayed until March

Bids for the construction of a new primary school campus in Mineola are now expected in March. Mineola ISD Superintendent Cody Mize said that school officials met with contractor Jackson … more

Alba-Golden ISD exploring 4-day school week

Parents of Alba-Golden students can expect to see a survey in the next week requesting their input on transitioning Alba-Golden schools from a five-day school week to a four-day school week.

Superintendent Macy Thompson briefed the school board Monday evening on the results of the district’s research into the implications of making the change.  more

Alba-Golden students embrace benefits of competition

With the precision necessary when wrangling 60 children, the Alba-Golden Elementary School UIL Academic team arrived at North Hopkins School last Wednesday. They joined youngsters from Como-Pickton, Cooper, Cumby, Fruitvale and North Hopkins for the 2022 academic competition. more

Mineola ISD board recognizes students, staff

The Mineola ISD School Board recognized the following at the Nov. 14 board meeting: Students of the month Kindergartners Paisley Smalley and Bryce Bickerstaff from the primary campus, … more

Teachers gain magical ideas from Clark academy

Eight Quitman Elementary educators recently stepped into a world of educational magic when they attended professional development training at the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) in Southeast Atlanta, Ga. on … more

We gather together

The Quitman Future Farmers of America celebrated Thanksgiving a little early last week with a scrumptious meal featuring fried turkeys with all the trimmings. more

AGISD takes steps to start foundation

The Alba-Golden community took a big step toward establishing an educational foundation for Alba-Golden Schools at Monday’s school board meeting. Based on a recommendation of … more

Quitman ISD buying property for bus barn

Quitman ISD school board trustees approved a resolution authorizing the superintendent to negotiate the purchase of 4.98 acres at 1004 E. Goode St. The seller is Joe W. Dimock and the building … more

Mineola board gets close-up look at new primary campus plan

Mineola school trustees got a 3-D look Monday at the planned Mineola Primary School to be built on NE Loop 564.

Architect Perry Thompson guided the board through the structure, pointing out the various classroom wings and features, interior and exterior. more

Alba-Golden Jr.-Sr. High Honor Roll

First 9 Weeks A Honor Roll   Grade 6   Ethan Allen, Ella Catherine Converse, Hannah Daniel, Katelyn Mize, Lillian Price, Cole Redmond   Grade 7   Tagen … more
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