Education

Alto Elementary School students in first grade through fourth grade, who met their accelerated reading goal, had the opportunity to have their names placed in a jar and were eligible for a $20 drawing. Winners for the first six weeks were, from left, fourth grader Hope Davis, third grader Alexxi Blakemore, second grader Carric McDonald and first grader, Dusty Birdwell. Alto's winning readers

RUSK ELEMENTARY
The Rusk Independent School District recently released the names of honor students for the first six weeks of the year: All A Honor Roll Second Grade: Jarrett Basse,...
RUSK HIGH SCHOOL
All A Honor Roll Ninth Grade: Morgan Marie Ford, Amanda Janel Gilchrest, Sandra Olivia Haddon, Jordan Page Magruder,Thomas Andrew Marchetti, Brittany Ann Mitchell, Michael...
RUSK ISD
Monday, Oct. 22 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate: Barbecue rib sandwich, fries, pickle spears, peaches, milk Junior High, High School: Same as above Tuesday, Oct. 23...
Rusk High School October Students of the Month include from left, Morgan Ford and Jesus Ochoa, freshmen; Stephanie Aills, sophomore; Charnell Franklin, junior; Mason Simmons, sophomore; Nicholas Bradshaw, junior; and Melissa Blankenship and Zach Welch, seniors. Students of the Month

Jacksonville Mayor Robert Haberle pauses with students from Jacksonville Christian School, after purchasing Rifle Raffle tickets. Girls in the front from left are Chloe Henderson and Jayci Dixon; boys on the back row include Matthew Scruggs and Bradley Beall. JCS is sponsoring the raffle for a new Remington model 700 BDL 270 rifle and Nikon 4 x 12 x 50 Buckmasters scope, with a hard case provided by a JCS fifth grade parent. Tickets may be purchased from any JCS student or the JCS office for $5 each. PHOTO: ROBIN BEST That's the ticket!

Dr. Ray DeSpain, Alto ISD superintendent, was interviewed live Thursday on KWRW-FM by Oldies Radio general manager, Robert Gonzalez, concerning the upcoming bond election. Voters will be asked to vote on a bond that would add a new elementary school. Early voting for the bond election begins Monday, Oct. 22, for the Nov. 6 election. Photo

Rusk Intermediate spelling winners are from left Bryce Hoffman, fourth grader, first place; and Kyle Monk, fifth grader, second place. They competed in the county spelling bee Oct. 12 at Rusk Junior High School. Rusk spellers

Students at Rusk Junior High have read more than 1,400 books during the first six weeks of school. The top sixth grade Accelerated Reader winners are from left, Courtney Smith, Margaret Beckworth, Jade Buckley, Justin Daughtey and Kyleigh Christopher. Good readers

RUSK ISD
Monday, Oct. 15 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate: Steak sandwich, fries, pickle spears, apple, milk Junior High, High School: Same as above Tuesday, Oct. 16 Primary,...
Rusk ISD earns highest state financial rating
Rusk Independent School District has received a "Superior Achievement" rating under Texas' Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system for the fifth consecutive...
New Summerfield School News
The Junior high basketball teams will participate in the Neches tournament on October 4, 5, and 6 and will travel to Laneville for action on...

Janet Garbutt at Cherokee County Teachers Credit Union displays the basket that contains a Sony Digital Handycam with accessories that is being raffled by the Rusk Band Boosters. Tickets can be purchased at home football games for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The raffle will continue until the last home game of the season on Nov. 9 where the winner will be announced at half time. All money raised goes to support the sweepstakes award winning Rusk Eagle Band. PHOTO: JULIE RUSSELL Band Booster raffle

Rusk High School students of the month include from left, Michael Nickle and Jimmie Lynn Dement, freshmen; Jonathan Avant and Callie Collins, sophomores; Nicky Goodman and Kebra Monk, juniors; and Joey Marchetti and Laura Ochoa, seniors. RHS students tell plans for the future
Rusk High School students of the month have been named for September. They are Michael Nickle and Jimmie Lynn Dement, freshmen; Jonathan Avant and...

RUSK ISD
Monday, Oct. 8 Student Holiday, Columbus Day Tuesday, Oct. 9 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate: Steak fingers mashed potatoes green beans, applesauce, rolls, milk Junior...