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A $9,530 donation was made Friday, May 10 to the Mineola High School Career Technical Education Program from the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation. The funds will be used to help equip the … more
Kendal Wiley, Quitman High School senior, was one of 15 East Texas students who received a softball scholarship from the Tyler Umpire Association on May 5. She received $500 from the scholarship. … more
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) appears to be giving a hefty financial boost to a regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) hub in Mineola by awarding the school district a $636,332 Perkins Reserve Grant.

Although it has yet to formally notify the MISD of the grant, the TEA listed its Perkins Reserve Grant recipients on its website last week. Perkins grants are dedicated to strengthening CTE programs. Superintendent Kim Tunnell said that after MISD receives official notification, the school board will decide whether to accept the grant, probably on May 20.

The grant would fund tools, equipment, training stations and simulators for two new CTE pathways – HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and industrial maintenance – expected to be offered next school year. Tunnell said the first courses for the new pathways will be introductory in nature. So it’s not of critical importance that all the equipment, such as the simulators, is up and operating in just a few short months. more
For five years, classes of Quitman sophomores have been putting their geometry skills into practice by building a tiny house.
John Herring and Chris Hood’s class, “Geometry in Construction,” learns about geometry then builds a 12 foot by 36 foot tiny house.
Instead of regular geometry, students have the option of participating in a hands-on experience where they alternate between learning geometry one class period then work on the house next time. more
The City of Quitman gained a new mayor and two familiar aldermen, while Mineola ISD elected three new trustees to its school board in Saturday’s municipal and school board elections. more
The following students from Wood County have earned degrees from the University of Texas at Tyler for the spring 2019 semester. Students are listed by college, degree, hometown and major. COLLEGE … more
Quitman FFA Ag Sales team earned 10th place at the state contest in Huntsville on May 3. more
Seniors Brenley Von Reyn and Justin Blalock were named Quitman Rotary’s Students of the Month for May. Von Reyn is the Quitman FFA secretary and she’s received awards in public speaking and … more
Two Quitman One Act Play cast members earned individual honors at the state contest on Saturday. Riley Cameron was named All Star Cast, and Kaiti Kelley received Honorable Mention All Star Cast. … more
(Editor’s note: This is another story in a series that examines opportunities in MISD’s Career & Technical Education program).
When graduation rolls around in May, 16 students are expected to leave Mineola High School with an entry-level ASE certification in automotive technology. more
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