School News
  • Campers Charles Randall, Sumedh Thopte, Austin Ma and Ethan Barry show off two of the bridge models they constructed from paper cups and straws during the June 2013 session of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc's. "Bridging the Gap" summer camp program. photo courtesy Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.
  • GetEducated.com has ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce as the No. 3 “Best Buy” for its AACSB-accredited online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Based on a national survey of 93 MBA programs, GetEducated.com gave A&M-Commerce an A grade for its online master’s degree.
  • Middle school students who love science or want to learn more are invited to the newly instituted “Summer Science Splash Camp” at Austin College during summer 2014. No particular advance science knowledge is required; students should come motivated to learn and have fun in the process. The week-long residential summer camp includes research and science exploration led by certified science teachers during the day and plenty of fun activities outside the lab in the late afternoon and evening, supervised by camp counselors who are well-trained Austin College students.
  • Four students and their FCCLA advisor traveled this past week to the Texas FCCLA 2014 State Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. Students participated in workshops concerning issues of team building and student body (nutrition and fitness), enjoyed motivational speakers Aric Bostick and Judson Laipply, contributed to the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission and they took assessment test over FSC subjects.
  • DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University will host the fourth annual BrainStorm Presentations and Poster Exhibitions on the Durant campus April 14-25.
  • The Austin College dance team, the Aussies, will present its Spring Show with performances Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex. The 2014 theme for the annual fundraiser is Disney: “A Dance is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” The event is open to the public; tickets will be sold at the door for $3.

  • The National Championship winning Boyd Bailadoras are hosting their annual Spring Mini Bailadora Dance Clinic on Saturday, April 26 at Boyd High School. Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and a performance for parents will be at 11:30 a.m.
  • “Hollywood: A Night of Stars!” is the theme for the Grayson College Cosmetology Program’s spring fashion show on April 14 at 7:00 p.m. More than 50 cosmetology students are participating in the event held in the Black Box Theatre in the Arts & Communication Center on GC’s Main Campus in Denison. photo by Allen Rich
  • The State Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Heroes for Children Award. This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren.
  • The Collin County Master Gardeners Association, an integral part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A & M University System, are happy to announce they will be awarding one (1) $1,000 scholarship for the 2014 academic year to students interested in the study of horticulture related fields. The scholarship will be awarded on or before by May 20, 2014.
  • In honor of Nolan Ashmore, I would like anyone whose life he touched to participate in creating a scholarship in his name through Grayson College Foundation. $250 will give a scholarship to a deserving Bonham student, fall 2014, no matter the age. So far, over $1000 has been collected from classes of 1962-2000 and there is more on the way. Four or more students will benefit from the honor we are bestowing on this man.
  • Spring Commencement will be held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday, May 10. One ceremony for all schools will begin at 10 a.m. at Paul Laird Field.
  • Snapshot is an on-line resource that provides an overview of public education in Texas for a particular school year. In addition to state-level information, this product contains a profile about the characteristics of each public school district and charter school.
  • Finley Oates Elementary is holding the Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment for 2014-2015. Please come by our office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up an enrollment packet. You may also print the 2014-2015 new student registration packet from our website at www.bonhamisd.org/finley.
  • Sallie Sampsell Watson, missional presbyter/stated clerk for the Presbytery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a 1978 graduate of Austin College, will present the Austin College Baccalaureate sermon Saturday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex on campus. She will take part in Commencement exercises the next morning and receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Austin College.

  • Students at I.W. Evans Intermediate have an extra incentive to accelerate in Math Lab this spring. Walmart has generously donated four bicycles to be awarded to deserving students in a drawing on May 30.