Aug

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 3, 2014

Monitor Photos/Pearl Cantrell The photo depicts band members in Kemp’s seventh and eighth grades right after the Sandy Lake competition.

Monitor Photos/Pearl Cantrell
The photo depicts band members in Kemp’s seventh and eighth grades right after the Sandy Lake competition.


Both Kemp ISD honor bands from the high school and junior high school advanced to the state level in the Outstanding Performance Series auditions to select the most outstanding band programs in Texas. Band directors submitted their UIL recordings to a panel of judges in the region against bands in a larger area, and Kemp bands advanced, according to results posted this past weekend at the Texas Bandmasters Convention.
Kemp High School Honor Band placed sixth and 12th with Blalock Canyon March and Moscow. The Kemp Junior High Honor Band placed fifth and eighth with Heroes Triumphant and Big Sky Round-up. Band director Marc Christy said, “This is huge news and we are so proud of the hard work our students continue to do! Way to go Kemp bands!”
More photos can be found in the August 3, 2014 issue of The Monitor.

Jul

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 13, 2014

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo


Kemp Kindergartners (from left) Ellie Canady, Mason Gentzler, Stacie Ingram, Eli Gorden, Hollie Nelson and Robert Robles are named Kemp Primary May Students of the Month.
More photos can be found in the Sunday, July 13, 2014 issue of The Monitor.

Jun

05

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 5, 2014

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK-Mabank High School is hosting six athletic camps in June. To sign up contact the athletic office at (903) 880-1625.

Camp of Champs
Beginning June 9 any incoming 7-12th grade athletes planning to participate in athletics next year can attend Camp of Champs at the high school. Camp of Champs is three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 8-10 a.m. It is designed to enhance character building, strength, agility, core, speed, quickness and endurance. No camp the week of July 4. Camp of Champs ends July 17. Cost is $25 per student.

Baseball
Baseball camp runs June 9-11 from 8 a.m. – noon and is available for incoming first-11 graders. Session 1 is from 8-10 a.m. for first-fifth graders and session 2 is from 10 a.m. – noon for sixth – ninth graders. Both sessions are at the Mabank High School baseball fields. The camp will be directed by Head Coach Rod McDaniel and assisted by the Mabank Baseball coaching staff. Early registration (before or on June 6) is $50 per camper; regular is $55 per camper.

Softball
Softball camp begins Friday June 11 and ends on June 13. It will involve three days of mechanic drills from 8-10 a.m. for fifth-eighth graders and 10 a.m. – noon for first-fourth graders. Day one will focus on defense, day two hitting and day three pitching. Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three.

Volleyball
The volleyball camp runs July 14-17 from 9 a.m. – noon and is available for incoming fourth-ninth graders. Camp fee is $50. Contact Stacy Shelton at (903) 477-2870, for more information.
Girls basketball
Girls basketball camp will be in session from 1 – 4 p.m. June 16-19 at the high school. It is available for first-eighth graders.

Boys basketball
Boys basketball camp runs from 1-4 p.m. June 23-26 at the Mabank High School gym and is available for incoming first-ninth graders. Cost is $60 by June 13 and $70 after. The camp will be facilitated by the Mabank High School coaching staff. The camp’s goal is to “develop each camper’s skills in basketball through individual fundamentals and team play, while incorporating sportsmanship and solid team values.”