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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 4, 2014

Courtesy Photo Eustace ISD employees honored for years of service April 29 (from left) include Susanne Pharmakis, 15 years, Gwen Orr, 20 years, Holly Bailey, 25 years, Sherri Purselley,  25 years, Donna Chiles, 25 years, Judy Vestal, 30 years, (not pictured) Sandy Sowers, 30 years, Janice Beasley, 35 years and Chuck Powers, 45 years received service pins and restaurant gift certificates.

Courtesy Photo
Eustace ISD employees honored for years of service April 29 (from left) include Susanne Pharmakis, 15 years, Gwen Orr, 20 years, Holly Bailey, 25 years, Sherri Purselley, 25 years, Donna Chiles, 25 years, Judy Vestal, 30 years, (not pictured) Sandy Sowers, 30 years, Janice Beasley, 35 years and Chuck Powers, 45 years received service pins and restaurant gift certificates.

Eustace ISD honors employees with longevity


Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees recognized employees of the district for their years of service during the annual Employee Banquet held at the First Baptist Church in Eustace April 29. The following employees of EISD received service pins at the banquet:
5 Years
Kathyrn Hendrickson, DeDe Lancaster, Hayley Lane, Karey Smith, Lindsay Spivey.
10 Years
Darlene Bolton, Rebecca Cantrell, Kortni Harris, Sabrina Kavanaugh, Debra Meyners, Jerri Davis, Charline Harris and Chris Powers
15 Years
Kay Powers, Tish Bennett, Taressa Charlton, Tonnie Hemphill and Susanne Pharmakis.
20 Years
Gwen Orr
25 Years
Holly Bailey, Donna Chiles and Sherri Purselley
30 Years
Sandy Sowers and Judy Vestal.
More than 30 Years
Janice Beasley received a service pin and a plaque for 35 years of service.
Chuck Powers was honored with a service pin and plaque for 45 years with the schools.
After 22 years, Haskell Cook was recognized with a plaque marking his service to the students, school, staff and community and retirement this year.
Special recognition was also given to Mary Bell and Faye Barnett for organizing, decorating, and securing a record setting number of door prizes for the banquet.
Employees and their guests were treated to a catered meal from Danny’s Barbecue. At the conclusion of the banquet, door prizes, generously donated by local merchants, were awarded to a number of employees.
“Finally, I would like to thank all of the sponsors that donated services and goods for the door prizes,” superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe said.

May

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 4, 2014

Monitor Photo/Ronald Wheeler Mabank fourth grader Payten Nolen points to her VASE art work on the MISD Administration Building hall walls April 28.

Monitor Photo/Ronald Wheeler
Mabank fourth grader Payten Nolen points to her VASE art work on the MISD Administration Building hall walls April 28.


Girls soccer team and art students acheive high goals

By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Mabank Independent School District (MISD) board of trustees met April 28 to honor students, view art work on display in the MISD Administration Building and discuss agenda items.
Receiving recognition, were high school girls soccer team members, and high school art and Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) award contestants.
Mabank students, under the instruction of high school art teacher Kyra Tracy, received five gold medals in the VASE competition and art work from every campus was on display at the MISD Administration Building.
Mabank High School Athletic Director Jared Wingfield praised the girls soccer team saying they were great leaders and resilient. The team bounced back from a rocky start, winning District 10-0 and making the Regional Quarter Finals.
Trustees approved several action items for 2014-15 including the food services management company contract for child nutrition services, articulation agreement between Mabank High School and Texas State Technical College in Marshall and the Title I Part A School-Wide Program grant application through Texas Education Agency (TEA).
The grant awards the district $750,000 to $800,000 each year.
In other news, trustees:
• moved the May board meeting from Monday, May 26 to Monday, May 19.
• heard graduation ceremonies are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.
• approved submitting Dec. 6, 2013, for a TEA low attendance waiver, saving the district approximately $12,000 by not using the day in the overall yearly attendance count.
• approved the Foreign Exchange waiver.

May

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 1, 2014

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell

Automotive students at Mabank High School are treated to a visit with the Cedar Creek Model A Club Monday for a close encounter with cutting edge technology from the 1930s. Some of these cars, along with others will be featured in the school’s classic car show set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the automotive center.
Many more photos from this event can be found in the Thursday, May 1, 2014 issue of The Monitor.