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The high-pitched screech from a smoke alarm provides an unmistakable warning of fire. But how is a sleeping, hearing-impaired person supposed to be alerted to the danger at hand? Four Mineola High School students built a product designed to tackle that problem. They call their invention the “Waker Upper.” more
Band students from Wood County schools earned high scores at the UIL Solo and Ensemble festival at Pine Tree High School on Feb. 8. Many students advanced to the state contest in Pflugerville on June 3 as a result of their hard work and achievements. more
Ten Mineola High School students will attend STEM Day at Stephen F. Austin University on Feb. 22 thanks to a grant by Suddenlink. STEM Day is an annual event at the university where students use … more
Voting for the delay were Dr. John Abbott, Dr. Kyle Gully, Daniel Louderman and Jay McGough. Voting against were Carlist Brinkley and Kellam Newell. more
Mineola School Board adopted the 2019-20 school calendar last Monday night. more
Mineola schools came close to shutting down due to excessive illness in early February.

Superintendent Kim Tunnell told the school board Monday, Feb. 11 that the district had been monitoring attendance for the past couple weeks. more
Mineola School Trustees put plans in place Monday, Feb. 11 that could result in the school district serving as a regional hub for career and technical education.

The board took several steps that would have Mineola hosting students from Alba-Golden, Yantis, Grand Saline and possibly other schools this fall for CTE programs, in conjunction with Tyler Junior College.

The district is already moving ahead with expanding its CTE offerings. By expanding to a regional model, the collaborating districts stand to have more courses for students than they might otherwise. more
“Dinosaurs Live” brought dinosaur exhibits, face painting, a slide, puzzles, concessions and other fun activities. The event gave the students the chance to learn about the ancient creatures while also having some fun. more
Mineola ISD was one of 36 districts or teacher preparation programs across the state awarded funding through the 2019-2021 Grow Your Own grant program, Cycle 2. Mineola will receive $11,500 to enhance its CTE Educational pathway, which encourages high school students to consider teaching as a career. more
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