Education

State Solo and Ensemble competitors JHS band receives UIL honors
Jacksonville High School band students recently attended UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and won 31 medals. The contest, sponsored by the University...


Students at Alto Elementary who accomplished their point goal for the fourth six weeks in the Accelerated Reader Program were eligible for a $20 cash drawing. Winners for this six weeks include from left, fourth grader Anne Cox, third grader Calista Lytle, second grader Christopher McClendon and first grader Devin Guinn. Accelerated Readers


Rusk Volunteer Firefighter Terry Joe Phillips explains the fire hazards of a space heater during a recent demonstration of the traveling fire safety house trailer at Rusk Intermediate School. The traveling fire safety house is used by the state's fire marshal to teach fire safety and awareness to school children. Fire safety revisited


Shinnitta Foreman (standing center), a fourth grade math and science teacher at Rusk Intermediate School, asks each student to recite a character pledge as they begin her class. Math, science teacher motivates class with daily pledge
A good teacher provides students the instruction they need to master the concepts for a particular class. But, an exceptional teacher, one who goes...


Rusk High School Choir members receiving a division one rating on their class one solos in the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition in Whitehouse Feb. 2 were (from left): Jeremy La'Vergne, Danielle Goodwin, Kadrick Session, Winona McGowan and Bradley Christopher. The choir will compete in the state solo and ensemble competition May 26 in San Marcos. Choir competes in solo and ensemble


Athletic Booster Club meets Monday
The Rusk High School Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school cafeteria. All persons interested in the Rusk ISD athletic program are invited to attend.
Genealogical Society notes Black history Feb. 9
The East Texas Genealogical Society will commemorate Black History Month at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at its meeting in the Taylor Auditorium at Tyler Public Library, 201 S....
Bethel plans chili supper
The Bethel United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual chili supper from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the church fellowship hall. Different blends of chili will be...
Alto Elementary January students of the month attended a breakfast in their honor. Parents and teachers were invited to attend with their student. This month's honorees include from left Corbin Threadgill, first grade; Amanda Crawford, second grade; Jackie Wallace, third grade; Da'Miya Rollins, kindergarten; and Jamie Tellez, fourth grade. Standing in the rear is principal Melody Witt. Students of the month


Band Boosters slate meeting for Feb. 4
The Rusk ISD Band Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the band hall. All parents and persons interested in the band are invited.
Wells organizes buyers group
The Wells FFA chapter and 4-H club has started a buyers group and is currently looking for new members. A donation will not only help support the boys and girls active in...
ALTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
All A Honor Roll Kindergarten: Joshua Anderson, Chatara Berry, Ashlie Chandler, Annie Cox, Ki'alo Deason, Aaliyah Gonzalez, Brett Grogan, Maquela Jackson, Lance Knott,...
MISS TEXAS 2007 LMC slates Scholar Dollars party
The annual Scholar Dollars Pizza Party at Lon Morris will be held at 5 p.m, Feb, 6, at the college cafeteria, corner of College Ave, and Devereux...


RUSK ISD
Monday, Jan. 7 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate. Junior High, High School: Steak fingers, fries, pickle spears, peaches, milk Tuesday, Jan. 8 Primary, Elementary,...
Alto Elementary honored its December students of the month with a juice and doughnut breakfast Wednesday, Dec. 19. Their parents and teachers were invited to celebrate their honor. The honorees include kindergartener Lance Knott in Delana Mason's class; first grader Mason Griffith in Peggy DeSpain's class, assisted by Ann Engram; second grader SueMichell Guerrero in Lea Morgan's class; third grader Cam'ron Matthews in Donna Seymore's class; and fourth grader Anne Cox in Pat Hillis' class. Students of the month