BOGATA — 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.
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.
BOGATA — Rivercrest ISD proposed a new tax rate of $1.28 per $100 valuation, new pay scales for professional and auxiliary staff, and a new $8 million budget Tuesday night, all of which will be the subject of a public hearing Aug. 26.
Rivercrest ISD elementary students will pay more for their lunches in the upcoming school year, thanks to increases in food costs across the state.
Riley Stephens has been selected as the Rivercrest Junior High School Student of the Week for the week of April 29. Riley was nominated by Rivercrest Junior High School staff member, Mrs. Jana Kays, for her positive attitude and helpful spirit.
Detroit ISD has chosen a Rivercrest alumna as its lone finalist to replace Superintendent Bryan Howie.
BOGATA — The Rivercrest ISD Board of Trustees will consider a tax value limitation sought by the company behind a planned solar energy project in Red River County.