Many area teachers and education staff have turned to teaching in non-traditional ways. And now that Gov. Greg Abbott has extended school closures through May 4, the alternative methods are becoming the norm for education.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Superintendents at Detroit, Rivercrest and Cooper ISDs have extended school closures through May 1 and Hugo (Oklahoma) Public Schools are closed indefinitely as U.S. cases of coronavirus continue to climb.
Detroit ISD food drop-off locations for breakfast and lunch will be every Monday and Thursday at the following locations and times.
It’s not easy for some parents to transition to a home schooling environment at such short notice. Two kindergarten teachers and an experienced homeschooling mother say the best advice is to be organized and diligent, Also, to continue to breathe and relax.
The COVID-19 school break for Lamar County students will continue through March 27, a decision made this afternoon by the county's superintendents.
Although there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Lamar and surrounding counties, schools will remain closed for an additional week of spring break, according to school officials.
Detroit ISD is extending their spring break by one week. Classes will resume on March 23rd.
Detroit ISD is extending its Annual Detroit Greenhouse Plant Sale to allow for more people to purchase plants.
The Detroit Eagles Educational Foundation annual banquet was marked by games, live and silent auctions, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and fellowship among friends and family as they came together to raise thousands of dollars in support of Detroit seniors.
Candidate filing is over, and now campaigning can start for nonpartisan elections in cities and school districts across Northeast Texas.
The Martha, David and Bagby Lennox Foundation handed out almost $800,000 in awards during 2019, most to organizations in Red River and Lamar counties, according to foundation president William P. Streng of Houston.
Detroit FFA member Trey Denny recently won the national Agricultural Proficiency Award in the beef production and entrepreneurship category.
DETROIT — More and more families are taking advantage of the Head Start program at Detroit ISD, though there is still room for further growth.
Matthew Marquez, a senior at Detroit High School and a member of the school’s FFA team, was one of only 10 students throughout Texas selected for the prestigious Ford Leadership Scholar Program. As part of the program, Marquez is now planning a park to be added along Detroit’s walking track.
“Cole was practically born with a rope in his hand,” mother Penni Carpenter said with a laugh. “As far back as I can remember, he was always playing with cowboy toys, helping on the family ranch, you name it; he’s loved this stuff his whole life.”
Though Texas violated federal law by failing to provide students with disabilities with a sufficient education, Western Red River Shared Services continues to focus on serving students in Rivercrest and Detroit ISDs and not just meeting state quotas.
Four sisters on the Detroit FFA team went to Iowa to compete in a national competition, and they came back with several top placements.
“It’s a really neat program, where the high school students help the younger students in the Success Center lab each day,” Center director P.G. Morrison said.
Football season is another week closer, and each of our local teams completed the first week of scrimmages. More scrimmages will take place Thursday and Friday, and a full schedule of the scrimmage slate can be seen on today’s sports page.
DETROIT — The school year doesn’t begin until next week for Red River County schools, but students nevertheless filled the halls of Detroit schools Thursday evening for the meet the teacher night.