Posted by : February 20, 2014| On :
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MABANK–Lakeview Elementary School third and fourth grade fine art students, representing Mabank Independent School District (ISD), competed Dec. 5, in the University Interscholastic League (UIL)) Music Memory and Art Smart District meet in Brownsboro and received excellent scores.
Third grader Aubree Logan received a perfect individual score earning her first place in UIL third grade Music Memory.”
Her first place medal signified her win in the competition.
Fourth grader Han Nguyen was awarded third place in the fourth grade portion of the Art Smart competition.
Third grade Music Memory students competing in the contest were Emma Barakat, Trinity Wennerstrom, Bailee Smith, Emily Forbes, Alyssa Ansley, Aubree Logan and Amity Powell.
Fourth grade Music Memory students were Elizabeth White, Jessica Landtroop, Hailey Thomas, Christian Boatright and Logan Atkinson.
Art Smart students were Han Nguyen, Brianna Ramsey and Chelcie Collum.
Students spent many hours practicing to represent Lakeview and Mabank ISD in the extremely difficult competition.
The talented and hard working students did an outstanding job and were encouraged by parents and other family members who helped and supported the students during their preparation for the competition.
Lakeview staff, fine arts teacher and music memory coach Sharon Fisher are extremely proud of these students.
Posted by : February 13, 2014| On :
Fees based on 2013-14 academic year costs
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texas parents to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.
The current enrollment period for the state’s prepaid college tuition program ends Friday, Feb. 28. The deadline for children younger than one year of age is Thursday, July 31.
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund allows participants to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities based on current prices.
“The future cost of children’s college education can weigh heavily on families as they set their budgets,” Combs said.
“Fortunately parents can ease concerns about those costs by locking in prices through the Promise Fund. The prepaid tuition program gives families payment options as well as flexibility in choosing how much prepaid tuition they want to buy, which helps them set aside money to fit into their budgets.”
Under the plan, families can prepay tuition and required fees for a four-year degree, two years of community college or just a few semesters at Texas public colleges and universities by purchasing tuition units.
The next annual enrollment period begins Sept. 1, with new contract prices based on Texas public college costs for the 2014-15 academic year.
For complete plan information, current prices and enrollment forms call 1(800) 445-4723, option five or go to www.TuitionPromise.org,
Posted by : February 9, 2014| On :
Southside teachers Debbie DeRosa, Cindy Doze and Chase Melton were funded with $2,489 to create an Outdoor Learning Center to support student exploration of the natural environment. Hands-on activities and investigations strengthen the use of reading, writing, math and science toward a specific goal.
More photos from this event can be found in the Sunday, February 9, 2014 issue of The Monitor.