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Thanks for the memories

Bill Cox was honored for his 49 years of service this week at our annual awards program. As he spoke about his years in Ennis ISD, his words made me think about the impact teachers have on students.

Year races to conclusion

The remaining days of school year 2012-13 are a busy time at Ennis ISD — just look at our calendar! Still, there is much to look forward to. First, if you are a parent who has a young child that will enter pre-kindergarten or kindergarten as a new student in August, then please take advantage […]

Developments in dual credit

One of my favorite things to do is to talk about the many good things the students of Ennis ISD achieve. I particularly like to brag about the accomplishments of the students in the career and technical classes.

EISD filled with good people

As the swirl of activities that define the close of a school year get underway, there will be a few moments for reflection and assessment of the events of this school year. Generally, a defining moment for any given period of time is best recognized in hindsight and that will probably be the case with school year 2012-13.

Parent involvement, communication

The rapid proliferation of different ways to communicate makes connection between home and school so much easier than in the past, but at the same time, those varied communication links also present some challenges. Overcoming the challenges requires extra effort from several directions. Results of a recent research project were released that indicate that some […]

Co-teaching features inclusion

One of the most challenging aspects in the area of public education is the ability to differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

The value of a college degree

Back in June of 2011, all of the high schools combined in Ellis County graduated a total of 2,105 students. It was a joyful week around the county as proud parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators celebrated this wonderful event of graduating from high school.

Don’t mess with tradition

Buon giorno, i cittadini di Ennis. That is Italian for, “Good day, Citizens of Ennis.” Spring is upon us, and it is time for another longstanding Ennis tradition, the Bowie Elementary Spaghetti Supper.

iPads already helping students

We’re on the verge of spring here at Ennis Junior High School. That means students and teachers are preparing for the upcoming round of state testing.

Ready, set, it’s showtime

When the school year started, our overriding theme out of the gate here at Ennis ISD was concise yet clear: “It’s Showtime!”

Room to breathe in Ennis

Coming from a large school district about 22 miles north of here, I was excited about making the move to Ennis at the start of this school year. My personal journey began about two weeks before school started, and I was able to jump right in and work with the other administrators in planning the successful launch of a new school year.

Rachel’s Challenge moves forward

A few weeks ago, EISD experienced what we believe is the first step in a major culture change for our schools.

Lessons in social interaction

“How do you like being an assistant principal at the Junior High?”

School districts score win — for now

Early Monday afternoon, Judge John Dietz gave his expected ruling on the funding lawsuit that has been in litigation since October. Although the formal written decision may be several weeks away from publication, we know what that decision will say.

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Scamming always a concern

Here at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, we recently received a report of a man who portrayed himself as a utility worker and convinced someone to let him into their house. Once inside he “checked” the home’s outlets and actually did a small repair. However, after distracting the homeowner, he took a piece of jewelry, which wasn’t noticed until after he left.

At the MidWinter Conference

Last weekend, EISD administrative staff had the opportunity to participate in the annual MidWin

Catch some Flapjack Fever

January always means one thing for Jack Lummus Intermediate … flapjacks!

Physical education at Carver ECC

People who ever have entertained the notion that elementary school physical education classes are easy can be described in one emphatic word: Wrong.

Embracing technology

The micro-computer revolution of the ’80s radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning. We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools.

Emancipation 150 years later

Jan. 1 marked the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, an order issued based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces that proclaimed all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free and ordered the army to treat as free those enslaved in areas in rebellion against the Union. […]

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