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All A’s 6th Grade - Emilee Baker, Aidan Bringard, Lillian Callaway, Armando Chavarria, Tyrus Choate, Isabel Corbat, Kash Davis, Kendall Davis, Katelyn De Gorostiza, Saul Flores Franco, Lukas … more
All A’s 9th Grade – Christian Adamson, Sara Cross, Hannah Curry, Delaney Flanagan, Elizabeth Herring, Nehi-Nehemiah Llast-Durst, Reiny Luman, Diego Osornio-Rios, Mackenzie Ragan, Sydney Reid, … more
Quarter 3 All A’s Third grade Francisco Anaya Nicholai Carranza James Duncan Jasmin Duran Paislee Hall Kinslee Harle Cesar Hernandez David Hernandez Marley … more
3rd Term Honor Roll All A’s 6th Grade Elsie Adair Meelah Amason Amedea D’Angelo Camila Degadillo Olivia Hughes Addison Kennimer Christa Kratzmeyer Breanna … more
Quitman ISD trustees voted to extend all teacher contracts presented to the board at its March meeting last week. After an executive session, trustees voted 6-0 to extend the … more
Quitman and Mineola One-Act Play teams advanced to the Area meet after competing at bi-district on Saturday, March 23. The One-Act Play team from Yantis advanced from the district contest earlier … more
Contracts were extended to three top Yantis school officials Monday. The school board unanimously voted to retain business manager Belinda Brown for another year and dean of student services Janan … more
Quitman ISD trustees on Monday approved the purchase of a 2019 Ford F-350 pickup for the agriculture department. The truck will be purchased from Brian Toliver Ford of Quitman at a cost of $46,383. … more
The Alba-Golden school board on Monday decided to take bond options for school improvements to the public. The issue was not listed as an item on the regular board meeting agenda but stemmed from a statement by Superintendent Dwayne Ellis and subsequent discussion. The manner and timing of public disclosure and debate is yet to be determined.

Describing how initial serious discussions regarding the present school infrastructure needs began in 2010, Ellis commented, “At some point we must decide: Is this the project we want done? The board needs to instruct me on requirements. I need to hear from everyone. This must be a board decision.”

A lively discussion ensued... more
Discussion Monday night among MISD trustees suggests a majority of board members support hosting a regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) hub in Mineola. The question boils down to how to fund its construction.

Mark Parkerson, the district’s director of special programs, told the board that he believes MISD would need to pitch in $1.5 million to $2 million to bring the project to fruition.

Mineola’s CTE program is expanding as more and more students opt for career training classes. According to Parkerson, 85 students will take industry certification exams this spring. He expects that number to grow to 160 next year. Further, 869 seats are filled in CTE courses this spring, up about 20 from the fall semester. School districts in Lindale, Grand Saline, Alba-Golden and Yantis have expressed interest in joining a regional CTE hub. Also, Sanderson Farms and Morton Salt have shown interest in utilizing a CTE hub for employee training. more
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