School News
  • Ruiz 4 Kids has opened the application process for the Mini-Grants for Teacher for the 2018 school year. The deadline to submit an application on-line is June 15, 2017.
  • The program is geared towards high school students seeking leadership skills and career preparedness, said David Smith, 4-H20 program coordinator with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station. Ambassadors will gain insight into water law, policy, planning and management.

  • Area children are invited to participate in Austin College's 'Roo Bound program Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is a free Saturday morning program for elementary schools students (K through 5) to come and spend time with volunteers from the Austin College community. Aprilís program will be celebrating Earth Day.

  • High school students will visit Grayson College campus on May 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to learn more about the college and join in on Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
  • Families must bring proof of income, Birth Certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, TANF, SSI, and proof of Medicaid if applicable. Services for children with special needs are available.
  • An estimated one in five traffic crashes in Texas is caused by distracted driving, and the problem is getting worse. As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign to remind drivers to stay focused on the road.
  • Pre-Kindergarten registration forms are ready. Please come by and pick up the papers for your child to attend Pre-K for the 2017-2018 school years. If your child will be four (4) years old on or before September 1, 2017, he/she is ready for school.
  • Soprano Libby Jennings of Sherman will perform her Austin College Senior Recital on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. in Craig Hall's Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
  • The goal of the Fannin Futures Fair is to provide students with as many college and career resources as possible, under one roof, to explore as they begin to make plans for life after high school. More than 40 resources booths representing universities from across the state, trade schools, businesses, and the United States military were available to students. courtesy photo
  • Ashley Melugin, senior, placed first in Editorial Writing, first in Feature writing, and first in Headline writing at the Regional meet.

  • A District of Innovation is a concept passed by the 84th Legislative Session in House Bill 1842, that gives traditional school districts most of the flexibilities available to Texas' open enrollment charter schools.
  • The calculus teams of Texas A&M University-Commerce placed third and fourth at the Calculus Bowl Competition held at the 97th Conference of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America which took place in Commerce March 30 through April 1.
  • Tea Bag Art by J. Copper. The show will conclude at the end of the art reception and silent auction on Friday, April 14. The art reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45. All proceeds from the silent auction sale of artwork will go to help fund the annual student year-end exhibit and awards.
  • Students pictured are Jose Daniel Colin, Monterrio Jones Jr., Brittany Perryman, Tiffney Darrow, Courtney Goldsmith, McKenna Sims, Cheyenne Bryant, Katelyn Sims, Sara Christopher, and Shanna Spurr.

  • Candidates for pre-registration must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017 to register. Parents will need to bring copies of their child's official birth certificate (not the hospital certificate), social security card and shot records (copies can be made in the office if necessary).