Aubrey High School ag facility

Aubrey High School FFA students shovel dirt during groundbreaking Saturday for the district’s new agricultural science facility.

Aubrey ISD

District breaks ground on new ag facility

To meet an expanding high school FFA program, Aubrey school district workers and students broke ground on a new agricultural science facility on Saturday.

The new facility will be built at the existing building location off U.S. Highway 377. The current facilities will remain, receive renovations or be upgraded. A new 3,600-square-foot arena and a 5,900-square-foot animal pen building will be constructed.

The building is funded through a $51 million bond package passed in November 2017.

Denton Calvary Academy

Calvary places in state 3A TAPPS competition

Eleven students at Denton Calvary Academy attended the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Academic competition in Waco this past week.

For the first time, the school placed, coming in sixth in the state’s 3A division.

The following students won awards during the competition:

  • Sophia Neale — second place in literary criticism
  • Zoe Gattis — third place in literary criticism
  • Sarah Quintanilla — third place in advanced math and sixth place in number sense
  • Avery Rankin — third place in calculator
  • Clara Brisman — sixth place in calculator
  • Elianna Schott — eighth place in number sense
  • Summer Roberson — fashion design

Jacy Gehsen, Olivia Neale, Bethany Crouch and Avery Holcomb also participated in the competition.

Lake Dallas ISD

Corinth Elementary School

CoServ names local teacher of the month

Cindy Williams, kindergarten teacher at Corinth Elementary School, was named the Frisco RoughRiders teacher of the month by CoServ last week. Williams has taught in the district for 40 years.


Corinth Elementary School teacher Cindy Williams, center left, poses with her check award for being named Frisco RoughRiders teacher of the month. Williams and Principal Vangee Deussen, center right, pose with the mascots of CoServ and the RoughRiders, along with Williams’ kindergarten class.

She will receive a check and special recognition during an upcoming RoughRiders home game. She said she plans to spend the $500 award on supplies for her students.

In the area

Retired school personnel to meet up

All retired school personnel are invited to attend the Lewisville Area Retired School Personnel Association meeting on April 21.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Lewisville Church of Christ, 901 College Parkway.

Pamela Phillips, retired teacher and Rhodes Scholar presenter, will be the guest speaker. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring new or gently used books for the Children’s Book Project, as well as nonperishable food for the local food bank.

Call 972-436-7907 for more information.

— Compiled by Marshall Reid

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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