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Services don’t meet every need

Spring is almost here and — wow! — there is so much going on! The Bluebonnet Festival, the Farmer’s Market, and Polka Fest are almost here.

Spring events coming

Spring is just around the corner and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce is preparing for all the great events that it will bring to our community. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Busy month for Helping Hands

It’s December, and like any other retail establishment, our thrift shop is looking very festive.

A busy holiday awaits

November is a month of Thanksgiving and Ennis has been fortunate in many ways this November.

Austin’s tradition continues

The traditional Austin Elementary Chili Supper is almost here again.

Experience must be of value

In my 20th year at Avalon ISD, and my 11th as superintendent, I am always excited to share our district, the students and the community of Avalon with others. How they interact with each other is the greatest asset of Avalon.

Already a time of celebration

Well, it is an exciting time of year for our Ennis community! School will start in less than a week, and I know that there are many busy parents and students getting ready for Monday.

Helping Hands, Ennis need each other

I am grateful for the opportunity to share information about Helping Hands of Ennis.

Build a dream team for students

I read an article about building a dream team for students. The article described the difficulties of communication between parents and educators and how both sides can be more productive.

Planning for success

Before I came to Ennis as the principal of the Alamo Education Center, I was a principal of a “traditional” school.

Don’t forget summer reading

Wow, it is hard to believe that we are halfway through summer.

Training versus developing

It seems as if the 2012-2013 school year just ended. The first day of school for students is Aug. 26. New teachers to Ennis ISD will report to work on Aug. 14, with all returning teachers reporting back to work on Aug. 19.

Balancing, nurturing bonds

In June, I attended a conference along with several teachers from Carver and Crockett ECCs and assistant principal Kara Holley on using iPads as a teaching tool with young children.

The benefits of starting over

Have you ever reflected on your past and wished you could start over? Maybe if you looked back, you would have wanted to have been a better son or daughter, a more diligent student, or possibly a better parent.

How do you become a teacher?

Ennis ISD enjoys a very low ‘turnover’ rate among teachers and other staff, which means that we have a stable and experienced faculty. Each summer, however, there are some openings as veteran staff members retire and some others move on.

More on the district’s goals

Last week I shared three of the major goals that the EISD Board of Trustees and administrative staff are working on. The goals and accompanying objectives are in draft form and will be shared with many other individuals and groups as they evolve. Even though there are six distinct areas of consideration, the primary one is student achievement.

Don’t ruin the Fourth with a DWI

A week from today, we celebrate the birth of a nation — our nation, our home, our love.

PTOs play important role

The Parent Teacher Organizations at each Ennis school play a vital part in helping our schools serve our students.

EISD working on objectives

I don’t know if Hemingway said those profound words himself or if one of his immortal characters had them assigned as lines of dialogue, but I find them applicable to some of the work EISD is engaged in right now – formulation of new goals for the Board, for the District and for guiding the work of individual leaders.

What do you all do all summer?

I love summer. As soon as the regular school year is completed, we hear this question from all corners: What do you do all summer? Well, the answer to that question is complicated and it varies from educator to educator.

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