Rivercrest Junior High student Alexis Case recently received word that she has been accepted to the STEM program hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this summer.
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.
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.
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.
Candidate filing is over, and now campaigning can start for nonpartisan elections in cities and school districts across Northeast Texas.
Damian Shelton has been named the Rivercrest Junior High School Student of the Week for the week of Nov. 11. Shelton was nominated by his reading teacher, Janna Easley, for his hard work and improvement. Congratulations, Damian!
Superintendent Stanley Jessee said he and Financial Director Tiffany Mabe met with their GLS architect Tuesday to discuss construction plans for the CTE building and elementary classrooms.
Rivercrest ISD will meet Tuesday to vote for candidates for Franklin and Titus counties appraisal districts board of directors, as well as reviewing cafeteria, investment and superintendent reports.
Rivercrest Lady Rebel Athletics will be collecting new, unopened containers of laundry detergent to be handed out at the “Spirit of Giving” event Dec. 8 to benefit Talco and Bogata.
The group's goal is to collect 150 containers from Tuesday through Nov. 22 so that donations are ready for the event. Containers of detergent will be collected during athletic periods daily.
Delilah Solar Energy Center would be located on 3,000 acres with a proposed 300 to 500 megawatt of energy production and a capital investment of $320 million to $470 million.
As part of an effort to qualify Rivercrest ISD for a free meal program, the school district recently announced the winner of a $100 Walmart gift card drawing.
With 55 options to choose from, students had the opportunity to speak with representatives from the military, 13 different colleges, industry, real estate and medicine. High school counselor Tasha Blagg said the fair was serving 250 students total.
Colter Taylor’s cross country coach, Erin Stansell, went to school with Wendy and has known the family for years. She calls Colter a “hometown hero,” after surviving cancer.
“He’s really been an inspiration to the whole school,” Stansell said.
The Rivercrest High School band came away from Pleasant Grove Invitational competition with first place division band and color guard honors, second place division percussion, first place band in Class A and outstanding colorguard in Class A.
Rivercrest ISD has selected an architect and construction manager-agent for its 2019-20 district improvement projects, slated to begin as soon as the spring.
Paris ISD middle and high school principals have confiscated e-cigarette devices and are talking to students about the risks of vaping. The moves come as President Donald Trump pushes for the federal government to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes.
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.
Despite rising insurance premiums – some of which neared double — most local school districts managed to reduce property taxes in budget workshops for the 2019-20 fiscal year, a result of state lawmaker’s efforts to revamp the state’s public education funding formula.
BOGATA — Rivercrest ISD has passed its new $8 million budget, including raises for auxiliary staff and teachers courtesy of House Bill 3. Trustees also approved a tax rate of $1.28 per $100 valuation.