Schools

Wells Homecoming
Wells Homecoming is Saturday, April 1 with the following events: •9 a.m. - noon - Reception (High School -New Building) •10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Open House at the New City...
Wells Homecoming Queen Candidates
Wells Homecoming Queen Candidates: Kendall Tucker, Samyia Stone and Cortney Jones. Homecoming festivities will be Saturday, April 1, with the...


Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association offering scholarship
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) is offering one $500 scholarship to any member of the class of 2017 who is accepted to a college or university and...
Jacket's Buzz: Public education is at a crossroads
Please allow me to discuss two hot topics currently associated with Texas Public Schools. The A-F rating system and school choice (vouchers) will be my focus for this...
Company Members include Angelica Inglehart, Sean Chaffin, Avery Luna, DaMarion Greenwood, John Wofford, Jarrett Basse, Hunter Lewis, Nicholas McCalister, Isaiah Lozano,  Jessica McClure, Hannah Coleman, Sarah Crysup, Melanie Santos Rangel, Alyssa Hardy, Karen Colby, Colton Morris, Ryan Glaze, Caitlynn Coates, and Katie Witt. Talon Point Players Advance Fourth Year In A Row
On Friday, March 10, The Talon Point Players represented Rusk High School in the District 16-4A One Act Play Competition against Carthage, Tatum,...


JISD honors Finley, STEM Academy at monthly meeting
Monday night's Jacksonville School Board meeting was full of awards and recognitions. The meeting started with a presentation from the Joe Wright STEM Academy. STEM is an...
Cherokee County Texas Republican Club offers scholarship
The Cherokee County Texas Republican Club (CCTRC) has announced the giving of its annual $1,000 Scholarship. All Cherokee County, May 2017, graduating public, private, or...
8th Grade Citizenship Winners are from the left Madison Stanford, Evelyn Truelock, Lane Gilchrest, Camdon Hudnall, Baileigh Barrera and Andre Caesar. Rusk Jr. High School 7th and 8th Grade Citizenship winners of the...


Quick Hits: County squads on the run, powerlifters clinch state spots
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from across Cherokee County: County lifters prepare for state meets Several lifters from across Cherokee County will...
Diamond Notes: county teams 'on the road again'
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action: College roundup In college softball action: • Rusk alum and University of Alabama senior pitcher Sydney...
Each year, Rusk High School juniors in the school’s U.S. History classes construct models of different World War II events that are judged by six teachers, principal Scott Schwartz and last year’s winner. This year, Travis Pepin (pictured) won the contest with his clay model of U.S. Marines raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima. He received $75. Jarrett Basse finished second and received $50 for his display of a Nazi soldier’s desk. Aaron McReight finished third and received $25 for his model of a Japanese internment camp. Model lessons from WWII


RISD discusses facilities, action items at meeting
March’s Rusk ISD School Board meeting needed only approximately 15 minutes to provide a construction update, accept a few action items and to discuss the current state of...
Cherokee County Texas Republican Club offers scholarship
The Cherokee County Texas Republican Club (CCTRC) has announced the giving of its annual $1,000 Scholarship. All Cherokee County, May 2017, graduating public, private, or...
County residents named to UT Tyler’s Fall 2016 President’s Honor Roll
The University of Texas at Tyler has named 580 students to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2016 fall semester, President Michael Tidwell announced. To qualify for the...
Elementary
Jarely Hernandez is in first grade.  Her favorite color is pink.  She likes to play and watch tv with her friends and family.  She enjoys reading when she is by herself.  She is very good at jump-roping.

Jonathan Mendoza is in fifth grade.  He loves pizza and playing soccer.  His favorite color is blue.  When he is by himself, he likes to play games on a phone.  His favorite pastime is playing soccer with friends or family and he is a good defender. New Summerfield ISD Students of the Month for January