School News
  • 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.
  • The 2014 Austin College Cunningham Lectures will include chaplains and Bible professors from historic Presbyterian Church (USA) colleges joining in a panel discussion on "The Bible and the Liberal Arts: Transformative Dialogues," on Tuesday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A follow-up panel discussion on “Does Austin College Need the Bible?” will be held at 8:30 p.m. that evening in the Pouch Club of Wright Campus Center. The events are co-sponsored by the Austin College Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching. Both panels are free and open to the public.
  • Notice is hereby given that on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 6:00 PM the Board of Trustees of the Bonham School District will hold a Regular Meeting at the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 Austin College dance team Spring Show, scheduled for April 18-19, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex. The 2014 theme for the Aussies’ 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.
  • A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bonham ISD was held Monday, April 7, 2014, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418.
  • Eighty-seven L.H. Rather band members competed in the UIL Region 25 Concert and Sightreading Contest held at Pottsboro High School on Friday, April 11. The band earned a Division II, or "Excellent" rating in their Sightreading evaluation.
  • Bailey has earned 150 points in the Accelerated Reader (AR) supplementary reading program at her school.
  • 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.
  • “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
  • 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.