School News
  • Each year, the freshman class banner is presented to two representatives of the class: the first student to secure a spot in the class and the student with the largest legacy line of alumni in their family. In 2014, Lauren Wulz (right), a graduate of Plano West Senior High School, was the first to send in her deposit for enrollment, and Katie Barber of Bonham was the legacy connection, with both parents, a great uncle, an aunt, and older sister Jessica ’16 attending Austin College before her.
  • Freshwater ponds teem with plant and animal life, ranging from tiny microorganisms to beavers and herons. On Saturday, September 6, Celina ISD AP science teacher Kim Tingle will bring a microscope for the youngsters ages 8 - 12 to use for a Pond Micro-Safari Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge’s Youth FIRST.
  • This year, for the first time, the Creative Arts Center will include categories for children in their Annual Art Show & Contest. Art will be accepted from August 27 through September 3. The gallery will close at noon and judging will be between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, September 5.
  • Texas has more native ferns than any state in the continental U.S., so say the experts. One of those experts, Austin College professor of biology George Diggs, joined with his colleague and fellow expert Barney Lipscomb of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) to explain the diversity of Texas ferns and provide an encyclopedic view of the varieties in Ferns & Lycophytes of Texas, published this spring.
  • Maintenance professionals gearing up for the start of school now have a new tool to help defend students from the inevitable summer influx of undesirables roaming the halls.
  • Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that eight teachers from across Texas been named finalists for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

  • Grayson County College ofrece clases de ingles gratis, todos los lunes, martes, y viernes de 5:00 a 9:00 por la tarde en el TEAM Center (806 W. 16th Street, Bonham, Texas). No se necesita los documentos para tomar las clases.
  • Classes are underway at Grayson College, but new scholarships are available. Up to 53 GC students could receive financial assistance, thanks to a grant the college received for the second year in a row from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded for its Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship, the college expects to allot up to $2,500 per qualifying student for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing has announced plans for a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.-FNP) graduate program. This program was recently approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is expected to launch in January 2015, pending final approval from the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Austin College professionals are at work to bring the ATHENA Award back to the area this fall, recognizing two exemplary leaders from Grayson, Fannin, or Cooke counties with the ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award at a dinner Thursday, September 11.
  • Ron Clark offers energetic comments Wednesday afternoon to a crowd of students and educators in the Bloomer Sullivan Arena at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
  • Dr. Jon Reid poses with teaching assistants Yang Yuming "Reon" and Siyu.
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Department of Music have recently been re-accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Founded in 1924, NASM is the oldest arts accrediting agency in the United States.
  • Students wait for their turn to use the DWI simulator during a Watch UR BAC presentation at the University of Houston. The program uses interactive technology and explans the consequences drinking and driving. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • Bonham ISD teachers and staff are back to work preparing for a great 2014-2015 school year. Administrators, teachers, custodians, and maintenance staff have been diligently working this summer to prepare all campuses for the return of students on August 25.
  • Get the digital literacy skills you need to succeed in today's marketplace! Enroll in the IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) program at Richland College Garland Campus.