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.”

May

29

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 29, 2014

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell Gold medalists (from left) Leia Cantrell, Taylor Hennig and Nikki Fisher performed a flute trio titled "Trio No. 2" by James Hook. In addition, Hennig scored a silver medal for her flute solo, "Syrinx" by Claude Debussy.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Gold medalists (from left) Leia Cantrell, Taylor Hennig and Nikki Fisher performed a flute trio titled “Trio No. 2″ by James Hook. In addition, Hennig scored a silver medal for her flute solo, “Syrinx” by Claude Debussy.

Special to The Monitor
KEMP–The Kemp High School Band took 28 qualifying students to the Texas UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest Monday held at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville.
After giving some of the state’s best performances, the students pictured earned first division gold medals and second division silver medals.
“We are also proud of the second division performances turned in by the school’s trumpet ensemble and its percussion ensemble teams,” band director Jimmy Polk said.
This is the highest number of band students qualifying for state level competition, the school has ever sent, he added.

May

29

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 29, 2014

Monitor Photo/Ronald Wheeler Mabank Independent School District  Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall (right) presents The Monitor Managing Editor Pearl Cantrell (left) and reporter Robyn Wheeler with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) 2014 Media Honor Roll certificates at the May 19 meeting.

Monitor Photo/Ronald Wheeler
Mabank Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall (right) presents The Monitor Managing Editor Pearl Cantrell (left) and reporter Robyn Wheeler with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) 2014 Media Honor Roll certificates at the May 19 meeting.


By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Mabank Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an increase in lunch and breakfast prices for the 2014-15 school year.
Biscuit or toast and breakfast for pre-k through 12th grade increases by five cents making biscuits and toast .35 cents and breakfast $1.50.
Prices also increase to $2.30 for pre-k through sixth grades lunches and $2.55 for seventh through 12th grade lunches.
A la cart entrees went from $1.70 to $1.75 and vegetables and fruits from .85 cents to .90 cents.
Girls and boys regional track qualifiers were recognized as well as UIL academics, performings arts, and golf and baseball.
In other news, the board:
• awarded The Monitor Managing Editor Pearl Cantrell and Reporter Robyn Wheeler with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) 2014 Media Honor Roll for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools.
• approved the custodial services contract renewal with GCA Services Group of Texas.
• heard the 2014 graduation ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.
• witnessed the swearing in of new board members Erik Tijernia and Jeremy Zmolik, and current board member Todd Grimes.