In the Schools: Sept. 5, 2017

Members of the Denton South Rotary Club present Lake Dallas ISD officials a check for $8,010 to fund the Texas Reads One Book program. The program allows every elementary school student to take a book home to encourage reading between family members. Pictured left to right are Lori Fickling, Randall Caldwell, Jennifer Perry, Vangee Deussen, Clay Pickering, Matt Clark and Christopher McLucas.

Denton ISD

District welcomes families affected by Hurricane Harvey

School-aged children temporarily displaced by flooding from Hurricane Harvey can begin enrolling in Denton ISD. 

To begin enrollment, families should call the academic programs office at 940-369-0079. If needed, the counseling and social services department will provide students and family members with clothing, toiletries and school supplies.

Students displaced by the hurricane can enroll without official school records. In secondary schools, students will be placed in classes based on information provided by the family until official records come in.

Transportation routes will also be adjusted if enough displaced students live in an area without a bus stop.

Krum ISD

Volunteers needed for elementary school building project

Community members are invited to help build a Tinker Yard at Dyer Elementary School at the end of the month.

The school recently received a grant from the Krum ISD Educational Foundation to build an outdoor learning center that focuses on real-world applications of math, science, engineering, art and music. Building off existing playground equipment, the yard will feature a reading garden, math station, engineering space, art area, weather monitoring station and music area.

Construction on the space will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at 304 N. Third St. in Krum. Workers will be treated to a free hot dog cookout from 5 to 6 p.m.

To donate time or tools, go to For more information, email Lori Palacios at

Lake Dallas ISD

Board honors student, teacher, staffer of the month.

The Lake Dallas school board recognized exemplary individuals within the district during a board meeting last month.

The district kicked off its Student/Teacher/Staff Member of the Month program again this year, with winners receiving a free meal at Palio's Pizza in Hickory Creek along with a certificate.

August winners include:

  • Britton MacDougall, Student of the Month,
  • John Fabro, Teacher of the Month, and 
  • Dawn Shonk, Staff Member of the Month.

Liberty Christian School

Lower school students sharpen math skills over summer

Several Liberty Christian Lower School students earned the privilege of wearing jeans to school for a week after completing a summer math program.

Liberty Christian students in kindergarten through fifth grade took part in an online math program over the summer to refine their skills and get a jump start on the school year. The program included math-centered games that focus on concepts such as time, place value, rounding and fractions.

The following students earned the highest scores in the program and got a "free jeans" pass for a week: 

  • Cade Lewis, kindergarten
  • Isela Lopez, first grade

  • Preston Bryant, second grade

  • Gabby Garrison and A.J. Moss, third grade

  • Delaney Casaubon, Carson Hignight and Jordan Valentine, fourth grade

  • Tyson Casaubon, fifth grade

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