Temple School NewsDistrict Notes Members of the Black History Club at Temple Public High School will present a program on events and personalities of the Black American experience.
The event is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Temple Public Library atrium, which is located on the first floor. The event is free. The Temple School Board Advisory Task Force will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Temple school district Classroom Service and Support Center, Joe Everton Conference Room, 200 N. 23rd St. Tickets are on sale now for the Temple High School Theater Department's production of "Hello Dolly," running Feb. 17-20. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact the Theater Department at 791-6331. The Temple High School Orchestra will be hosting an evening at Mazzio's Pizza, 1420 Sw HK Dodgen Loop, on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 5-8 p.m. A percentage of the evening's profits will benefit the high school orchestra as they prepare for their appearance in New Orleans in mid-April. Please stop in or drive by and pick up dinner while you support the Temple High School Orchestra. Bethune Early Childhood Center The Temple High School Theatre arts will be performing "Rumplestiltskin" on Feb. 14 and 15 for our students. --- Classroom Valentine parties will be held at 1 p.m. today. --- Class pictures and individual spring portraits will be taken on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The class pictures must be ordered and paid for no later than Feb. 16. Proofs for the individual portraits will be sent home within two weeks and orders at that time will be turned in. --- The next "Conservation over Lunch" will be noon Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Family Resource Center. The topic of discussion will be the health, nutrition, growth, and development of preschool children and the early years presented by Tracy Booth, Community Outreach Coordinator. --- February is Black History Month. We will celebrate by having a school wide assembly on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m. in our gym. Parents are invited to join us for the assembly. --- The PTO will be selling popcorn, pickles and assorted snacks on Friday, Feb. 18. Please support our PTO by sending your quarters that day. --- Our Spring PTO fundraiser will kick off on Friday, Feb. 18. Look for brochures coming home by backpack mail. --- There will be no Focus after school program Friday, Feb. 18, at Bethune due to the noon early dismissal. Cater Elementary Monday-Valentines Parties after 1pm Tuesday-AR store Starting Tuesday Feb 15 through Feb. 28 is Cater night at Dynasty Restaurant from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday-AR store afternoon only Wednesday-Spring Picture Cap and Gown, Group pictures, order forms to be sent home the night before. Thursday-No AR store Thursday-Talent Show MC Auditions 2:30 in cafeteria Friday-End of 4th 6 weeks, early release at 12:30 and it's DEAR day, Drop Everything and Read. --- Fourth-grade TAKS writing on Tuesday, Feb. 22 --- Third- and Fifth-grade TAKS reading on Wednesday, Feb. 23, please get a good night sleep and a good breakfast on these days. --- Cater's PTO will be selling engraved brick pavers starting today through Feb. 24. Order forms will be in the office and they are $30 a brick to enhance the front entrance of Cater. --- The Temple High School Children's Theatre performed Rumpelstiltskin for the Kindergarten classes. Students were familiar with the story and were very excited to see it. --- Kindergarten classes are studying land forms and have made art to depict mountains, valleys and rivers. Students are also studying rocks and recently brought interesting rocks for viewing and discussion on "rock" day. --- Shining Stars in Ms. Bagby's class are Jordan Franks and Destiny Fernandez. --- Pledge Helpers in Ms. Bagby's class have been Tiffany Ramiriz, Madison Sanchez, Hannah Shortridge, and Taylor Wren. --- Mrs. Bolton and Ms. Guenat want to congratulate their third-grade students for reaching their Accelerated Reading Levels. Nadia Sadri is a new Century Club Member with over 100 A.R. points. --- Star Readers are Nadia Sadri and Sarah Falconer. Advanced Readers are Jamie Knox, Cameron Moreno, Bonnie Langthorn, and Aaron Epperson. Super Readers are Matthew Maxwell, McKenna Ralston, Milanka Mastan, Drew Luna, and Cindy Veazey. Rising Readers are Anita Williams, Chelsea Jackson, Beth Wilson, Grant Wolfe, Marissa Flores, Ricardo Rodriguez, Chance Dominguez, Seville Harris, Crysslynn Connell, Austen Crenshaw, and Bailey Carlson. Independent Readers are Kimberly Stefanisn, D.J. Rector, Matthew Eaton, Shelbie Bishop, Kolton Boyd, Gabbie Watkins, Trevor Yglecias, Corrine Harris, and Morgan Ingram. Ready Readers are Donovan Ikard, Adilia Torres, Michael Southerland, Jenna McDaniel, and Alex Alvarez. --- Mrs. Sims would like to congratulate students who have reached new Accelerated Reader goals in the multiage class. Danielle Jenkins has reached the level of Rising Reader. Lyrik Clayton, Nicholas Lopez, and Keion Seastrunk have reached the Independent Reader Level , while Austin Brickhouse, Arianna Gonzales, and Rachael Lamont are Ready Readers. Garrett Cappo, Austin Brickhouse, and Rachael Lamont are recognized as students of the week for the month of February in Mrs. Sims class. Lyrik Clayton is the Shining Star representative for the month of February in Mrs. Sims class. --- Fourth-grade students in Ms. Fulton's class combined with the multiage class to create Valentine poems to be displayed in the school foyer. Kelsey Nolan, a fourth-grade student, shared a Valentine book with the classes. Fourth-grade students paired with multiage classmates to produce creative poems and Valentine greetings. Garcia Elementary Mrs. Alaniz' Physical Education third- and fifth-grades are still working on bowling skills. We are learning how to keep score and bowing vocabulary. Thanks Action World Bowling for letting us use the indoor bowling equipment. Grades K-second have been working on long jump roping skills Students are realizing the importance of turning the rope properly. We are encouraging all students to eat healthy foods and exercise at home. --- The following students have been selected for "Sport Star of the Week" (children that are chosen show great sportsmanship, group cooperation and perform to the best of their ability, during normal P.E. classes): Fifth-graders: Amaris Pantoja, Issaac Torres, Emily Blanco, Favian Hernandez. Fourth graders: Fabian Rios, Leanna Crawford, Alize Cornelius, Jazmine Angiano. Third graders: Jazzmine Ortiz, Marissa Ortiz, Frankie Sisneros, Victor Garcia. Second graders: Tamaira Washinton, Chabajarae Burnley, Isiaias Guzman, Giselle Benitez. First graders: Jessie Rivera, Sebastian Blanco, Carlos Olivarez, Geovani Sanchez. Jefferson Elementary Fourth Grade: Congratulations to Kaylyn Bailey, Patricia Johnson, and Haley Andrews for scoring a 100 on their division test. --- Jefferson's fifth-grade students rallied together to organize a Bake Sale during our Reading Night this past Thursday Feb. 3rd. We applaud them for raising $130 dollars to aid the Tsunami survivors. They make us all so proud. --- We will be having an Early Out on Friday, Feb. 18, which is the end of the six weeks. Students will be released at 12:30. Kennedy-Powell Site base will meet in the KP library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 15. --- Fourth-grade TAKS writing is Tuesday, Feb. 22. 3rd and 5th grade TAKS reading tests are Wednesday, Feb. 23. We appreciate parents help in keeping students with good sleep patterns in the upcoming weeks and to try and avoid appointments if possible during these days. --- Pam Riegel, Respiratory Therapist at Temple College, presented an excellent program to all fourth-grade students on Feb. 4 on the subject of smoking. She brought healthy and diseased pig lungs to show as examples of good, clean lungs what also what a smoker's lungs would look like. The students really enjoyed the program. --- All fourth-grade students participated in the Writers Camp, scheduled to run from Feb. 7 - 18. The Camp's focus is to reinforce writing skills already learned and to further improve their overall writing ability. Effective writing is the ultimate objective. Mrs. Deena Cornblum, our Literacy Coordinator is the primary Instructor and is assisted by the Fourth-Grade Teachers. --- In Mrs. Nichols first-grade language arts class Cole Martin has earned over 15 AR points and is a Independent reader. David James and Gaven Lopez have earned over 5 points and are ready readers. The top A.R reader for the week was Dhruv Patel earning almost 5 points in one week. --- Mrs. Jermstad's star of the week of Feb. 14 is Jordan Mathis. --- Nolan Fogleman was awarded 1st place in Kindergarten in the Bell Co Rodeo coloring contest, sponsored by Dennis Eakin. Nolan and his family will receive complimentary tickets to Sesame Street Live in Austin. --- AR Readers for Mrs. Brister's class this week are: Vavra-Ready Reader, Jack Pirtle-Independent Reader, Joshua Stegall- Super Reader, Jenna Neman joins the 25 Point Club and Danielle Kotrla joins the 50 Point Club.. Top point getters for the week are Drayton Whiteside and Preston Vavra. --- The kids are doing a two-week jump rope unit in PE class. --- Last week, Kennedy-Powell students participated in the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program by voting for their favorite 2004-2005 Bluebonnet book. Togo by Robert Blake was voted most popular by the KP students. Since 1981, students throughout Texas have been reading from the Bluebonnet list and selecting an outstanding array of Texas Bluebonnet Award winners. K-P students are now anxiously waiting to see if Togo was chosen most popular by other students throughout Texas. --- Pam Major, a second-grade teacher at Kennedy-Powell, is our spotlight reader for the month of Feb.. Stop by the library and see her favorite book choices. --- The Second-Grade classes went on a field trip to the Mayborn Museum Complex in Waco on Friday, Feb., 11th. Meridith-Dunbar Elementary Valentine Parties are today. Kindergarten's party is at 11:15; 3rd at 12:30; 1st, 2nd, and 4th at 1:45; and 5th at 2 p.m. --- Friday, Feb. 18, is an early release day. The school day ends at 12:30. --- Thanks for volunteers at Spruce-Up and guest readers at RIF! --- Fourth grade will take the TAKS Writing Test next week on Tuesday, Feb 22. Third and fifth grade will take the TAKS Reading Test on Wednesday, Feb 23. --- There will be a PTO Meeting Feb. 24 at noon in the foyer. --- Parents, did you know you can check for your children's assignments and spelling lists on the homework link of our Web site? The Web address is www.tisd.org/meridithdunbar. --- Friday, Feb. 25, is a holiday for students. Parents and guardians be sure to visit the school for your parent/teacher conference. Science Fair Projects for fourth-grade students of Mrs. Frisch and 5th grade students of Mrs. Dollar will be on display this week. --- Star students in Mrs. Kelley's kindergarten classes are Zakia Green and Kassandra Lucero. --- Star accelerated readers in kindergarten are: Demonte Daniels, Zakia Green, and Darnell Thomas with 5 points; Katrianna Kelly with 10 points; NyAuzjia Nealy with 15 points; James Equels, Noah Myers, and Carson Ingram with 20 points; DaVawn Riley with 25 points; Megan Babowicz and Natalie Fritz with 30 points; Armand Bradford with 55 points; and Centauri Lemons with 60 points. --- Stars in Mrs. Skala's kindergarten math blocks are Jared Conbley and DeVawn Riley. Tre Scurry has scrolled to 100. --- The star students in Mrs. Miller's science classes are Asianae Langrum and Lakerria Holiday. --- Star students in Mrs. Johnson's Language Arts classes are Jayden Barrow and Keaonya Peoples. Raye-Allen Elementary Monday, Feb. 6, was the Raye-Allen Science Fair Awards Assembly. Thank you to all the parents who came to support their children on this special day. Ribbons were given to 1st - 3rd winners in each category and medals were given to 1st - 3rd overall winners. --- The sweetheart luncheon is today. The menu is oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, fresh grapes, angel biscuits, and cobbler. --- A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. before the PTO meeting which is Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The second grade class will then perform songs about Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and Black History Month. --- Feb. 22 is the fourth-grade Writing TAKS test. In preparation for the Writing TAKS, Ms. Young, Ms. Nettleton, Mrs. Jarolik, and Mrs. Knox will be holding a Fourth-Grade Writing Camp this week. We will kick off the camp with a Valentine's Day Bash! The plan is to involve students in a variety of novel and enjoyable experiences to stimulate ideas for writing. A few activities include: a game called "Blind Date", a Valentine Box decorating contest, and "Love Potion" tasting. --- Kindergarten and fifth grade graduation pictures will be taken Feb. 22. --- Report cards go out Feb. 23. --- Students are out of school Feb. 25 for parent teacher conferences. Teachers will be sending home notes to schedule times. --- To parents dropping off students at school, please be courteous to other drivers and don't cut in front of others. It is unsafe to those walking in the parking lot. Everyone needs to get to work on time so let's please work together. Scott Elementary Students from Mrs. Boney's 4th grade will have poems published in the 2005 edition of Anthology of Poetry. The anthology contains poems written by students in grades K-12. The students selected were: De'Adrain Beachum, Divad Brazell, Danielle Donohoe, Javante Langrum, and Lexie Tankersley. Western Hills Elementary Congratulations to these students for winning the Drawing Contest sponsored by the fifth grade newspaper club. They are: Kindergarten - James Mendoza- Mrs. Donaldson's class, first grade - Laura Rodriquez - Mrs. Russo's class, second grade - Erica Mendoza - Mrs. Chavez's class, third grade - Brock Legg - Mrs. Seidel's class, fourth grade - Michael Arismendez - Mrs. Coakwell's class, and fifth grade - Mai Troung - Ms. Jeter's class. There were many pictures turned in and they were amazing. Thank you and congratulations to all who participated. --- Third grade brags: Kyle Petersen and Marisol Torres are Independent Readers. Andrea Foster, Marisol Cortez, and Alyssia Ginn have all earned ice cream for scoring 100 on 10 fast facts. Congratulations to these students for their hard work. --- Students will receive a free book through our RIF program. Thanks to everyone who helps make this possible. RIF will be Feb. 17. --- Early dismissal will be Feb. 18 at 12:30. --- Fourth-grade writing TAKS will be Feb. 22. Third- and fifth-graders will have their reading TAKS test on Feb. 23rd. Please be sure your child has a good breakfast and plenty of rest these two days. --- There will be a parent workshop on "Communicating During Conflict" presented by Chris Johnson from 6:00-7:00 on Feb. 17. This meeting will be held in the library at Cater Elementary. Please register at 791-6419 or 791-6539. A light supper and child care will be provided. --- Problem Solvers have finished their train project for Scott & White Hospital. Special thanks to Andy and Tim Foster who completed the construction and Rick Tepera for donating the lumber. Thank you to everyone for their help. --- In Ms. Jeter's science class, students are studying the moon and the planets. Then in Mrs. Gildon's LA class, the students are planning and writing about a trip to the moon. Lamar Middle School The parent info meetings for Cheerleader tryouts are on Feb. 15 or Feb. 17 from 5:30 - 6:30. These are mandatory meetings. The tryout forms are due by Feb. 18. The cheer clinics are March 1-3 and 7, Mock tryouts are March 8. The tryouts are March 9 starting at 4:00. March 11 will be the announcements. --- There will be an early dismissal Feb. 18. This is the end of the fourth six week. --- There is a Parent/Teacher conference day scheduled for Feb. 25. Please contact the main office to schedule a time unless a letter or a contact has been made to you about your child. Office number is 671-6179. --- Feb. 18 is an early dismissal day. --- Lamar sixth-grade science students recently participated in a teleconference with scientists in the Rainforest of Panama. Dr. Willis and her associates visited with our students live from the rainforest. Topics discussed included studying adaptations in ants and studying surveillance of animals using technology. Students asked questions and received immediate response. This conference was in conjunction with the rainforest unit six-graders did during this six-weeks. They had a better understanding of how our world is all interconnected and the significance of learning about this ecosystem. --- Sixth-graders are busy working on their science fair projects. Their Science Fair will be Thursday, March 3. --- Mrs. Dupris sixth-grade German classes are having a Mocktoberfest. The students will enjoy Bratwurst, pretzels, Black Forest chocolate, and rootbeer. In addition, Mrs. Mathesen will be stopping by to tell us of her recent travels to Germany. --- The following students received a 1 in solo and/or ensemble at the Bonham solo and ensemble contest Sat. Feb. 5.: Courtney Boothby, Amanda Burch, Samantha Clifton, Hannah Cortez, Morgan Ellis, Lorna Davis, Victoria DeLeon, Monica Dennis, Cagney Dukatnik McKinley, Tyler Ellison, Ashleigh Etheridge, Shannon Fogleman, Quinton Franklin, Samantha Garza, Tyler Gison, Michelle Giniewicz, Rachel Glenister, Tim Gonzales, Hali Gooding, Shannon Graham, Nathan Graham, Haley Grisham, Matt Grisham, Clinton Harmon, Chelsea Heitman, Kevin Henretty Jamie Hernandez, Jeremiah Hernandez, Kieran Hicks, Bre'Layshia Hodges, Sue Ko, Ryan Lamotte, Wendy Landeros,Ken Marshall, Tyron Martin, Jacob McNamara, Anabel Mendez, Revis Mikeska, Austin Nichols, Kali O'Grady, Tyler Peacock, Crystal Perez, Sam Petter, Genise Powell, Andrew Jones, Anne McDaniel, Johnathan Mears, Charles Mungia, Alyssa Prairie, Ben Pope, Steven Rieves, Ismael Rivera, Sean Schwartz, Samantha Schwartz, Joel Shilingburg, Jasmine Shors, Lauren Smith, Jessica Sofge, Julius Spencer, Morgan Staley, Jacob Stickney, Eric Trevino, Lewis Tsai, Matthew Steins, Nakeyha Hardister, Cinthia Landeros, Spencer Wright, Daniel Bass, Elizabeth Vences, Donte Victorian, Joseph Wadley, Shaquille White, and Stephanie Ewing. --- MathCounts team competed in Waco at Baylor University on Saturday, Feb. 12. Formal Team: Maddie Howell, Nathan Graham, Captain, Ashley Hwang, Alison Mesecke. Alternate Team: Garrett Walsingham, Captain, Shannon Graham, Timothy Gonzales, Samantha Garza. Travis Middle School The counselors will be distributing the results from the eighth-grade EXPLORE tests on Feb. 14. Please ask your child about his/her results. --- Travis Choir will have its first Broadway review called "A Night of Broadway" at 7pm on Friday Feb. 18, 2004 in the Gym. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Please see Mr. Rey in Rm 201 or call (254)791-6187 for more details. --- Travis Students will enjoy an educational tribute to Black History Month at 9 a.m. Feb. 18. --- Students are scheduled for "End of Six Weeks" early release at 1:30 pm on Feb. 18. Temple High School The next Temple High School Prom meeting will be Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. Anyone interested in helping with the Prom, scheduled for April 16, should attend this meeting. Committee chairs and co-chairs are urged to attend. Check this section for future Prom information. --- The 2005 Temple High School Science Fair was held on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9:00 am until 12 Noon. More than 200 projects were entered in the fair, and more than 50 professionals from the scientific community volunteered their time to serve as judges. Winners in individual categories are: Best of Show- Reynaldo Sanchez, Biochemistry Behavioral and social studies - Mary Allen, First Place, Eligible for Region; Clayton Rutkowski, Third Place, Eligible for Region; Lane Cryar, Eligible for Region Biochemistry - Reynaldo Sanchez, First Place, Eligible for Region; Stephani Joseph, Second Place, Eligible for Region; Erin Ciceri, Third Place, Eligible for Region; Caleb Stovall, Third Place, Eligible for Region Botany - Meena Subramanian, First Place, Eligible for Region Adam Mott, Second Place, Eligible for Region; Daniel Pinero, Third Place Eligible for Region Chemistry - Caitlin MacFarlane, First Place, Eligible for Region; Matthew Dixon, Second Place, Eligible for Region; Joseph Bracken, Third Place, Eligible for Region Engineering - Megan McSpedon, First Place, Eligible for Region; David Perez-Guerra, Second Place, Eligible for Region; Kristen Whetstone, Third Place, Eligible for Region Environmental - Tara Gloyna, First Place, Eligible for Region; Olivia Grimaldo, Second Place, Eligible for Region; Katy Gibson, Third Place, Eligible for Region Mathmatics - Eric Kylberg, First Place, Eligible for Region; Bob Motz, Second Place, Eligible for Region Medicine/Health - Elizabeth Weber, First Place, Eligible for Region; Kaetlyn Murdoch, Second Place, Eligible for Region; Darius Dawson, Third Place, Eligible for Region Microbiology - Amanda Lee, First Place, Eligible for Region; Leslie Gosney, Second Place; Jessica Bownds, Third Place, Eligible for Region Physics - Eliza Cole, First Place, Eligible for Region; Matthew Rublee, Second Place, Eligible for Region Spcae Science - Elizabeth Coon, First Place, Eligible for Region Zoology - Monica Stolp, First Place, Eligible for Region; Jordan Laird, Second Place Team - Natasha Gupta, Ashley Philpo, Brittney Murdoch, First Place, Eligible for Region Students eligible for regional science fair will compete in the Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair to be held March 23 and 24 at Baylor University in Waco. For more information, contact Susan Sobehrad at email@example.com or at 541-2413. Belton School News District Notes Parent Information is available by calling the Parent Involvement office at 933-4891. Parents are encouraged to access the Belton school district Web site for calendar information pertaining to district and campus activities. --- Report Cards go home on Thursday, Feb. 17. --- The Parent Involvement Advisory Board will meet Friday, Feb. 18, in Room 217 at Belton Intermediate, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. --- The Communities in Schools Talent/Fashion Show will be 2- 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Belton Junior High Auditorium. Lakewood Elementary "Pastries with Pop" will be every day Feb. 14-18 from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Dads are invited to come have breakfast with their students. --- First grade music program at the VA will be today at 1:30 p.m. ___ Leon Heights Elementary Sign Language class meets from 7:15-7:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 15 and 17. Miller Heights Elementary Valentine's Day classroom parties will be today as follows: Pre-K, 9-10 a.m; Kindergarten, 1-2 p.m.; First and Second Grades, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Third Grade, 1:45-2:45 p.m.; Fourth Grade, 12:30-1:30 p.m. --- A Parent Workshop for pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade parents will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., for Mrs. Sprott to present language development and listening strategies. --- PTO Executive Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. --- Good Citizens for the week of Feb. 7 are: Pre-K-Curtis Robinson, Jhakya Dilworth, Mikie Sauer; Kindergarten-Will Jackson, James Fuentes; First Grade-Andres Bazan, Ashley Sylvester, Chevy Mebane; Second Grade-Casie Robinson, Queen Jackson, Austin Hibbs; Third Grade-Angel Sanchez, Kade Thomas, Beau Hathaway; Fourth Grade-Jesse Salinas, Jose Frausto, and Christian Price. Pirtle Elementary Valentine Parties will be today. --- "Coffee with the Principal" for parents of first- and second -graders will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 8:30 a.m. --- Family Literacy Night will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. --- Yearbook payments are due Friday, Feb. 18. Southwest Elementary Cookie Dough fundraiser kick-off will be Thursday, Feb. 17, for pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grades from 1:30-1:50 p.m., and for second, third, and fourth grades from 2-2:20 p.m. --- A parent workshop for parents of pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade students will be Thursday, Feb. 17, from 1:00-2:30 p.m., in the library for Mrs. Franks and Mrs. Pustka to present language development and listening strategies. --- The Valentine's Dance with hot dogs and ice cream will be Friday, Feb. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Southwest cafeteria and gym. --- Super Citizens for the week of Feb. 7-11 are: Pre-K-Isaiah Woodberry, Anthony Herrera, Santa Fernandez; Kindergarten-Rachel Taylor, Serena Jimenez, Kaleb Askew, Allison Malagon; First Grade-Brittany Miller, Jasmine Nunez, Reba Spurlock, Claudia Diaz, Ally Healer; Second Grade-Luis Ramirez, Hope Flores, Ciara Martinez; Third Grade-Kristy Gomez, Katie Kekovich, Michael Gutierrez, Cecilio Rodriguez; Fourth Grade-Dakota Brackett; Mayra Delgado, Stefany Rodriguez, Marcelo Estrada; and Isiah Aguilar. Sparta Elementary Sparta Tiger Choir practices from 2:45-4:30 p.m. today. --- Class Valentine's parties will be at 1:45 p.m. today --- Bingo for Books/PTA Meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the option to buy pizza. --- Third- and fourth-grade Jump Rope Club meets 2:45-3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Belton Intermediate Students will continue their Chisholm Trail Literacy Project with a special event at the Bell County Expo Center on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 8:45 a.m. --- Talent Show information is due on Friday, Feb. 18. Tarver Intermediate UIL practice is 3:15-3:45 p.m. today. --- Cub Choir meets on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 3-3:45 p.m. --- PTA Meeting and Bingo for Books will be Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Belton Junior High Matagorda Science Fundraising project continues through Feb. 18. --- HS counselors will meet with eighth-grade teams regarding pre-registration on Tuesday, Feb. 15. --- Campus Leadership Team meeting is at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 16. --- Scott and White Worth the Wait program dinner and presentation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the East Campus cafeteria. --- A Jazz Band concert for Junior High and High School bands will be Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Junior High auditorium. --- The Justo Jamas concert for Spanish class students at Belton Junior High and Spanish students from neighboring districts will be Friday, Feb. 18, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Belton High School Student Council will meet at 6:15 p.m., in room 610 on Tuesday, Feb. 15. --- Art Meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 8 a.m., in room 207. --- Skills USA The Cutting Edge will met at 4 p.m., in room 1004, on Tuesday, Feb. 15. --- The Community Forum for the Smaller Learning Communities Grant will be at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Fine Arts small auditorium. Adults attending will be given free admission to the Belton vs. Shoemaker varsity basketball game. --- FCA meets Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7:50 a.m. French Club meets at 8 a.m., and 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 16. --- SADD meets during Activity Period in room 907, on Wednesday, Feb. 16. --- Herff-Jones will be on campus from 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m., for cap and gown orders on Wednesday, Feb. 16. --- BHS Spirit Club meets at 8 a.m., and 4 p.m., in room 911 on Thursday, Feb. 17. --- A Jazz Band concert for Junior High and High School bands will be Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Junior High auditorium. --- Six weeks progress reports will be sent home on Friday, Feb. 18. --- The Culinary Arts Region III Leadership Conference and STAR Events will be in Waco, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 19. --- Congratulations to Kelly Beevers for being named one of the top runners-up in the 2005 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Texas. --- Magic Belles competed at Temple High School last weekend and won numerous awards. Vanessa Alvarado and Reagan Greenfield's duet was runner-up. Officers received Sweepstakes and Award of Excellence. The team received Sweepstakes, Award of Excellence for all routines, overall best choreography for all routines, the Gussie Nell Davis Award and Best Sportsmanship. Henry T. Waskow High School Principal Cindy Kirby has left to assume a position with the Texas Association of Secondary Schools Principals. Joe Brooks, former Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, will be interim principal until a replacement is named.
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