Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:22am

The School Yard

ETX superintendents planning for the future

ETX superintendents planning for the future

The superintendents of East Texas schools are being proactive in preparing for the constantly changing future of the educational environment in Texas.
2 East Texas schools nominated for prestigious Blue Ribbon award

2 East Texas schools nominated for prestigious Blue Ribbon award

Two East Texas schools have been selected as nominees for the prestigious Blue Ribbon award. The Texas Education Agency announced 26 public schools nominated for the 2015 recognition.  East Texas schools are bolded below.

VIDEO: 'Coolest' principal ever announces school is closed with 'Let It Go' parody

As massive snowstorms hit the northeast, one school principal decided to annouce school was closed in a very musical way.

VIDEO: Student arrested after body-slamming teacher for taking cell phone away

A YouTube video showing a student body-slamming a teacher has gone viral.
Weights can help kids grow if done right

Weights can help kids grow if done right

 When Juvarrs Lampkin first stepped into the weight room as an 11-year-old sixth grader, he said he was intimidated.
Texas Wesleyan University awarded former ETX college endowment funds

Texas Wesleyan University awarded former ETX college endowment funds

Texas Wesleyan University has been awarded $1.24 million for need-based scholarships by the state of Texas.
Tyler ISD releases bond 2013 construction update

Tyler ISD releases bond 2013 construction update

Excitement is in the air as progress on BOND 2013 construction projects continue to take shape.
Chapel Hill students uninjured after car hits school bus

Chapel Hill students uninjured after car hits school bus

The Smith County Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a school bus crash inside the county early Tuesday morning.
LONE STAR SEAHAWKS: East Texans play their way to Super Bowl

LONE STAR SEAHAWKS: East Texans play their way to Super Bowl

Two East Texans have stamped their place in sports history as they gear up to play in Super Bowl XLIX.
Gladewater ISD to dismiss early due to water leaks

Gladewater ISD to dismiss early due to water leaks

Gladewater ISD will be releasing students early Monday due to low water levels. A school officials stated the city has reported several leaks causing the issue at hand. School will be following the release schedule below:

Watch: Obama proposes free community college in Facebook video

Free education "for those willing to work for it." That's what President Obama said he would like to see in an announcement the White House posted to Facebook and Vine on Thursday.
Winona ISD releasing students early due to power outage

Winona ISD releasing students early due to power outage

Winona ISD will be releasing students early Wednesday due to a power outage. According to a school spokesperson, students will bet let go at 3:15 p.m.  All after-school activites have been canceled.
Police ID ETX man arrested for terroristic threat after schools go on lockdown

Police ID ETX man arrested for terroristic threat after schools go on lockdown

 An East Texas man has been arrested for making a terroristic threat prompting two schools to go on lockdown Monday morning.
New Bullard ISD superintendent begins duties

New Bullard ISD superintendent begins duties

 During a special called meeting on Monday morning, the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees formally approved a contract for Todd Schneider as Superintendent for Bullard ISD.
New Year's is the best day to apply for financial aid

New Year's is the best day to apply for financial aid

Hoping to relax on New Year's Day? Well if you or a family member is headed to college in 2015, that's too bad.