ORANGE — Mrs. Jackson’s fifth grade class at Community Christian School did a first class job on its admission for the Shangri La Scarecrow contest. The kids brought in milk jugs, plastic bags, egg cartons, individual plastic drink containers and even a plastic sandwich tray for her head to make this totally recyclable tribute to Lady Liberty. “I am so proud of how all of my kids brought in recyclables and participated in this creation from the idea stage up unto the final statue,” Jackson said.
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VHS Interact Club installs new officers
The Vidor High School Interact officers for the 2014-2015 school year are, from second at left to right: President Taylor Frazier, Vice President Tiffany Charleston, Secretary Madison Marino and Treasurer Mallory Gray. They are pictured with Rotary Assistant District Governor Bobby Simon of Nederland. Interact is a Rotary affiliate.
LCJH drill team secures awards at Galveston contest
The Little Cypress Junior High Golden Dazzler Dance Team attended American Dance/Drill Team camp in Galveston, Texas from June 24 to June 26.
KVLU radio adds new programming
Lamar University public radio 91.3 KVLU has announced the acquisition of two programs new to the station’s Saturday afternoon schedule.
Daleo, McNeil receive Catholic Daughters of America scholarships
Two local high school students have been selected as recipients of an annual scholarship award from a local organization.
LSC-O to resume ACE program
Due to the demand for highly qualified teachers who have received face-to-face instruction by highly experienced master teachers, the Alternative Certification for Educators Program, the ACE program, at Lamar State College–Orange will restart in fall 2014 on a limited basis.
Intrigued by robotics, student heads to Austin
Marissa Gray, student at Community Christian School and a FIRST Robotics FRC 5287 team member was accepted to First Bytes at UT in Austin.
Killgo shares info with Friends of the Library
Dr. Jay Killgo, Superintendent of Schools for the Vidor Independent School District, was the guest speaker at the Vidor Friends of the Library meeting this past week. Killgo discussed goals for the upcoming year for Vidor ISD and shared success stories, such as improved test scores and student achievement.
VISD offers fun summer camp events
Boys in Vidor ISD Community Education’s summer basketball camp had a great time this past week learning skills and drills. Other camps, which are open to anyone, not just Vidor residents, this summer are cooking, animals, princess camp, pirates, girls’ volleyball, drama, arts and crafts, science, soccer, and running. For more information, call 409-951-9700.
WO-C CISD announces Summer Feeding Program
The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Summer Feeding program is in operation now at two locations: West Orange-Stark Elementary and West Orange-Stark High School.
Orange County sees rise in homeless students
Homeless is a word that conjures images of people covered in dirt, rags and sleeping in a cardboard box, if they are fortunate enough to find one.
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