School News
  • If you are a parent that has a child heading off to college soon, take the time to discuss alcohol with them to let them know what a serious issue it is. You might just save their life.
  • For students in the 2015 Thinking Camp, learning doesn't stop in the summer. Taught by Austin College graduate students who are part of the Austin Teacher Program (ATP), Sherman ISD elementary school students gather at Jefferson Elementary School to explore topics of science, social studies, and culture for two weeks. In this summer’s program, entitled “The U.S. and Germany, More Alike than Different?,” these gifted and talented students are studying environmental sustainability and green thinking through the lens of German culture.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health has awarded a 7.5 million dollar grant to the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health. The funding will help develop new programming to reduce teen pregnancies.
  • Allie Salgueiro of Garland, a senior hospitality and tourism management major at the University of North Texas, has received a Wyndham Worldwide WEC Scholarship that will allow her to attend the 2015 World Education Congress, the annual global conference of Meeting Professionals International. The World Education Congress will be held in San Francisco Aug. 1-4.
  • 2015-2016 sophomores, juniors, and seniors may pick up their schedule on August 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students must bring completed registration forms with them to pick up schedules. Freshmen Pow-Wow will be held on August 12 from 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. This is for all incoming freshmen. Lunch will be provided to all freshmen who attend. We will also have a parent session this year beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Kiva.
  • Six PJC nursing students have received $500 scholarships from the Roan Oak Masonic Lodge #860 of Garrett's Bluff, Texas. Shown at the presentation are, from left: Lodge Worshipful Master Mike Parsons, Lodge Secretary James Parsons, Morgan Marshall, Maria Kilpatrick, Rachel Whitley, Stephanie Dennis, Tate Anderson, Perla Lopez, and Lodge Master of Ceremonies Allen Tapp.
  • Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry (TAMBCD) has received $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its predoctoral and postdoctoral training, helping to bridge the gap that currently exists between medicine and dentistry.
  • Dr. Joe Mask, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinarian, demonstrates halter technique during the recent Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • "The ratings that students give instructors are really important, because they're used to guide higher education decisions related to hiring, promotions and tenure," says Lillian MacNell, lead author of a paper on the work and a Ph.D. student in sociology at NC State. "And if the results of these evaluations are inherently biased against women, we need to find ways to address that problem."
  • Increased hiring of part-time college faculty means that colleges and universities have pressure to find ways to support larger numbers of adjuncts and instructors. A new study in the Journal of Higher Education shows that institutional support, from office space to respect from full-time peers, is linked to part-time faculty members’ job satisfaction.
  • Kristin Farmer, benefactor and strategic advisor to the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, interacts with a student.
  • Elissa Hamil sings the national anthem prior to President Obama's speech. (photo courtesy of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
  • Recent Texas A&M University-Commerce graduate, Meagan Alexander, will represent A&M-Commerce in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship. Alexander graduated from A&M-Commerce's School of Agriculture in the spring semester of 2015.
  • Texas High School Coaches Association takes lead in fight against sexual assault
  • On Friday, July 24, the White House will honor nine educators with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status as "Champions of Change." On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security would establish DACA, which allows select undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines to obtain temporary relief from removal and to apply for work authorization. Since the 2012 announcement, more than 650,000 people have received DACA and many of those individuals have chosen to take on work in critical fields of service to the nation. Among them are DACA recipients taking on the challenging and noble work of being a teacher.
  • Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that two teachers ¨C Jessica Caviness (Coppell ISD) and Michalle McCallister (Fort Sam Houston ISD) ¨C have been named the Texas winners of the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).