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Jim Rike pegged as principal of St. Joseph Catholic School's elementary campus

College Station resident Jim Rike has been appointed principal at St. Joseph Catholic School's elementary campus five years after returning to his childhood alma mater to teach history.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Draft for Bryan schools bond cut down by about $10 million

The Bryan school board has moved closer to finalizing a multimillion-dollar long-range facilities plan and is expected to decide whether to call for a bond election in less than two weeks.

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Sunday 07/06/2014
New College Station superintendent gearing up for first fall

When children return to College Station schools at the end of August, a new superintendent will roam the halls of all 15 campuses to greet them on their first day back in class.

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
$1.6M in federal funding to improve school in Burton district

The Burton school district expects to receive about $1.6 million in federal funds to improve existing school buildings due to a bond program for economically disadvantaged school districts.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
Tim Cuff offered superintendent contract for Caldwell school district

Caldwell school trustees recently offered Tim Cuff a contract to become the district's superintendent.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Bryan schools' Tommy Wallis named regional Superintendent of the Year

Bryan schools Superintendent Tommy Wallis recently was named 2014 Region 6 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards.

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Sunday 06/29/2014
Bryan teachers use astronaut training to spur interest in math, science

A Bryan teacher has been spending her summer on tasks such as building a shield that would protect an egg from a high-powered blow torch.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Expo being held to benefit parents interested in home schooling children

Before Suzanne Gose's children were even born, she knew she wanted them to be home-schooled. Her main reason: freedom.

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Wednesday 06/25/2014
Teen with cerebral palsy told she would never walk, talk; graduates early from A&M Consolidated

After Taylor Scruggs was born three months prematurely, she suffered a severe brain hemorrhage. Doctors told her parents she would never walk or talk.

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Tuesday 06/24/2014
College Station school board approves 1.8 percent raises

College Station school district employees will be getting a raise next year, albeit a smaller one than last year.

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Sunday 06/22/2014
Bryan-College Station districts now among those banning e-cigarettes from schools nationwide

Schools across the country are cracking down on students using electronic cigarettes, and the Bryan and College Station school districts are now among them.

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Caldwell High School hosting blood drive on July 1

One pint of blood can save up to three lives, and the American Red Cross hopes to increase the amount on reserve.

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Saturday 06/21/2014
Bryan-College Station jumps in as part of 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson'

More than 200 children and swimming instructors got together Friday at pools in Bryan and College Station in an effort to help set a new record for “The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.”

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Friday 06/20/2014
Working with lifelike dummies gives Blinn College nursing students real-world experience

The limp bodies are eternally poked and prodded by Blinn students. The hospital bed-bound patients are on the receiving end of medical miracles, but also the mistakes -- they "die" so that others may live.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
Hispanic Forum looks to help local students by offering thousands in scholarships

Attending Texas A&M University wouldn't have been impossible for Dennis Garcia-Rhodes without help from the Hispanic Forum, but it would've been a lot tougher for the Bryan resident.

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E.A. Kemp High School reunion to coincide with Juneteenth celebrations

The E.A. Kemp High School Alumni and Former Students Association is holding its biennial reunion at the Hilton Conference Center in College Station June 19 through 22.

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Wednesday 06/18/2014
College Station school district moves ahead with plans to demolish conference center

After a unanimous vote by the College Station school board Tuesday night, the College Station Conference Center will soon be knocked to the ground.

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Sunday 06/15/2014
New head of schools at Allen Academy hopes his children will offer extra insight

The new head of schools at Allen Academy won't just speak to students in the hallways when classes start in the fall, he'll also have three sitting across from him at the dinner table.

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Monday 06/09/2014
Schools opening up their kitchens for summer

While the Bryan and College Station school districts have closed the door on the regular school year, both districts have opened their kitchens for any child needing nutritious meals during the summer.

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Sunday 06/08/2014
Bryan, Rudder grads thank the people who helped get them to stage

At the end of both Bryan High and Rudder High graduation ceremonies Saturday, green and purple caps with tassels cascaded down upon the shoulders of students who had just completed their high school careers.

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Saturday 06/07/2014
More than 30 receive GEDs at Rudder High School ceremony

Fifty-one-year-old Blanca Pinalez has three stepchildren who have all graduated from high school and college and are pursuing their careers.

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Honoring our educators: Bryan school district holds annual awards ceremony

Days after students from The Mary Catherine Harris School crossed the stage at the Bryan Civic Auditorium to accept their diplomas, teachers and staff from the Bryan school district made the same walk to accept their own awards Friday morning.

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Thursday 06/05/2014
Bryan's Mary Catherine Harris School graduates 99 at-risk teens during ceremony

As students clad in purple caps and gowns crossed the stage to accept their diplomas at the Bryan Civic Auditorium on Wednesday night, they officially became the largest graduating class from The Mary Catherine Harris School to date.

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Wednesday 06/04/2014
Local higher education administrators host community update panel

Higher education leaders on Tuesday gave an overview and update to the community.

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Program seeking necktie donations for area high school seniors

Before a big job interview, or even a first date, the tightening of a necktie is often the final touch before some of the biggest moments in a young man's life. One of those moments is high school graduation, and a local program is making sure young graduates are crossing the stage with the gift of a new, and perhaps first, tie.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Bryan schools committee recommends bond option with intermediate campuses

A Bryan school district facilities committee has recommended a $132 million bond package that would fund improvements for nearly every school in the district.

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Saturday 05/31/2014
Graduation day bittersweet for A&M Consolidated seniors

For many of the 600 seniors graduating from A&M Consolidated High School Friday night, the ceremony at Reed Arena was bittersweet.

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Fannin Elementary crossing guard takes kids' safety into his own hands

After nine months of making sure kids and parents got safely across the road, 83-year-old Marion Haynes said he's looking forward to his summer break.

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Friday 05/30/2014
Timber Academy graduates celebrate successful high school careers

Fifty seniors from Timber Academy crossed the stage at the United Methodist Church in College Station on Thursday evening, though many of them had officially completed their coursework to graduate months earlier.

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Hearne High School senior taking life after car wreck one step at a time

Six weeks ago, Hearne High School senior David Romanos was a passenger in a rollover accident that nearly paralyzed him from the waist down.

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Wednesday 05/28/2014
Milano school district eyes improvements to be made at schools

The Milano school district is taking some initial steps toward crafting a master improvement plan that would benefit all schools in the district.

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Sunday 05/25/2014
Growth of area high schools clogging parking for graduation ceremonies at Reed Arena

Eight high schools will hold graduation ceremonies on the Texas A&M campus at Reed Arena in two weeks, and those attending could expect to shell out a few extra dollars in parking fees.

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Friday 05/23/2014
Superintendents publicly criticize ‘one-size-fits-all’ STAAR testing

DALLAS — Several Texas superintendents have publicly criticized the state’s standardized testing system ahead of next week’s release of statewide scores.

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Thursday 05/22/2014
Minor accident delays Navasota students on Conroe field trip

A Navasota school bus carrying students on a seventh-grade field trip was struck by an 18-wheeler outside of Conroe Thursday afternoon, but the school district has said the accident was minor and there are no injuries.

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Hundreds set to graduate from high schools in Brazos County

More than 1,300 seniors are set to walk the stage in 11 graduating ceremonies across Brazos County over the next three weeks.

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Wednesday 05/21/2014
College Station school district breaks ground on multimillion-dollar bond package

The College Station school district has been busy breaking ground on several projects since voters approved a multimillion dollar bond package in November.

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Tuesday 05/20/2014
Bryan school board approves new athletic director, school lunch price hikes

The Bryan school board unanimously approved the hiring of a new athletic director from the Palestine school district Monday night.

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Sunday 05/18/2014
College Station school district to honor retiring Superintendent Coulson

The College Station school district will host a public retirement reception honoring Superintendent Eddie Coulson on Thursday at the main entrance foyer of A&M Consolidated High School. Coulson announced his retirement in January after eight years as superintendent and 17 years with the district, which has 15 schools and close to 11,700 students.

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Friday 05/16/2014
Davila Middle School principal recognized as top regional administrator

A Bryan middle-school principal has been recognized by her peers as one of the top educators in the state.

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Sunday 05/11/2014
Looking for sweet victory: Kids compete in Hershey Track & Field Games for chance to tour factory

Silver and bronze are just as good as gold when it comes to earning a free pass to the country's most popular chocolate factory.

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College Station seniors beat out thousands to become National Merit Scholars

Of the 1.5 million juniors who took the PSAT in October 2012, only 8,000 were named National Merit Scholars this month.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Closing the book on HOSTS: 20-year mentor program coming to a close

A stack of 25 photos sits on Marty Cangelose's desk at his real estate appraising office in College Station. A smiling child is shown in every picture, and Cangelose appears in many of the photos with his arm around the shoulders of one of the elementary-aged students.

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Wednesday 05/07/2014
Johnson Elementary School to change directions for parents dropping off children

Parents dropping off children at Johnson Elementary will experience a new direction in traffic starting Monday. According to the Bryan school district, left turns into the school's front entry are being limited due to a recent study meant to improve the flow of traffic near the school. Students dropped off by car will need to enter the circle drive from the Hillside Drive end of Oak Hill. Drivers entering the area from the Windridge Drive side of the school can loop around the playground fields at the back of the school in order to travel down Hillside and make a right onto Oak Hill.

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Tuesday 05/06/2014
Bryan and College Station could increase lunch prices

The cost of school lunches may be going up.

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Bryan schools switch up leadership

Several Bryan schools will see leadership changes for the next academic year.

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Monday 05/05/2014
A&M Consolidated teacher wins H-E-B award

An A&M Consolidated High School teacher was honored with a 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Teaching Award over the weekend, an accolade that comes with $10,000 for him and another $10,000 for his school.

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Saturday 05/03/2014
High school ag programs flourish as farms dwindle

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation's Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.

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Friday 05/02/2014
Investigation into teacher accused of molesting students closed; no additional charges filed

Bryan police have concluded their investigation and will not file additional charges related to the allegations that a teacher molested two students while working at Milam Elementary School.

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College Station kindergarten registration opens Friday

Registration for kindergarten in the College Station school district begins Friday and will continue through mid-June. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1. Parents should register their child at the school at which they are zoned to attend. School zones can be found on the district’s website.

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Tuesday 04/29/2014
Snook ISD looking to hire new superintendent

The Snook school district is searching for a new superintendent after Larry Williams announced his retirement in March.

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Monday 04/28/2014
Brazos Valley high schools listed among the best in the U.S.

Three Brazos Valley schools have made U.S. News and World Report's list of best high schools.

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