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Thu
14
Sep

School Board Meets

Region V’s Monica Mahfouz gave a report on accountability and assessment at the August 21 school board meeting, citing the great accomplishments of Vidor schools, which rank above the State average.

 

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Tue
12
Sep

LCM has four receive TILF Scholarships

On Tuesday, August 22, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Principal Todd Loupe received word from the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) that LCM High School was one of only five high schools statewide to have four or more students receive TILF scholarships. According to Trudy Richards, Executive Director of TILF, “… this speaks volumes about the quality of your UIL academic program.”

The students’ names, awards received and amount of scholarships are listed below.

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Thu
24
Aug

Orange County Convocation 2017 kicks off school year

Approximately 1,000 educators from West Orange-Cove, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield and Vidor kicked off the school year at the Lutcher Theater in Orange on Tuesday, August 22, with a county-wide instructional staff convocation.

 

The teachers and others involved in curriculum and instruction, were there to learn to, “teach like a pirate

 

.” The pirate, doing the session is Dave Burgess, a best-selling author who specializes in transforming education through dynamic professional devel o pmentpro - grams and the publishing of books that have sparked an educational revolution all over the world. Books include, Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators.

 

Tue
22
Aug

Fall adult studio workshop series at Shangri La Gardens

ORANGE – Join us for a series of great adultfocused workshops this autumn. Join us on September 23, October 14, and November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center for some great hands-on learning hosted by Shangri La and Stark Museum of Art staff. These practical, fun, and inspiring ‘make and take’ programs each have a $20 materials fee. Space is limited for Adult Workshop Series Programs. Be sure to reserve a spot before each program by registering online at shangrilagardens.org or call 409-670-0803. Prepayment is required to guarantee a spot. 

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Tue
22
Aug

Lunch Bunch

Wrapping up a great summer of Lunch Bunch programs at the Vidor Public Library were Legacy Community Health and the Food Bank of SETX. Among the speakers was Rachel Hellums, who taught attendees how to make a healthy breakfast.

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Tue
22
Aug

Teacher Training

New teachers attended an informational meeting at the VISD annex as they began their careers with the school district.

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Tue
15
Aug

High Street Gallery to host Kailee Viator living art installation Sept. 15

BEAUMONT — The High Street Gallery will host an art installation by Kailee Viator, 7-10 p.m., Sept. 15. The gallery is located in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

The exhibition is titled “Flora and Fauna” and is described as “an installation which transforms High Street Gallery into an indoor/outdoor mystical wonderland designed to mythically describe life’s origins and those of the world we inhabit.”

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Tue
15
Aug

Seven VHS FFA members earn coveted Lonestar Degree

By Sally Andrews

Pride filled the arena at the 89th Texas FFA Convention last month as more than 2,000 dedicated members walked the stage to be awarded their Lonestar Degree in front of over 10,000 guests.

“Receiving the Lonestar degree signifies everything they have put their heart and soul into for the past three to four years,” These FFA students’ passions and aspirations have led them to strive for this coveted degree,” says Vidor High School Career and Technology Education Director Penny Singleton .

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Tue
15
Aug

Little Robotics

On the last day of Vidor ISD Community Relations summer robotics and coding camp, Mr. Sheldon Jenkins who works for VISD Technology, gave a demonstration/presentation over raspberry pi and shared his coding creation.

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Thu
10
Aug

Big Thicket National Preserve joins the Little Free Library movement

KOUNTZE — Today, Big Thicket National Preserve joined the Little Free Library movement, an important nation-wide effort to make books available to everyone. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

 

With financial support from our partner, Western National Parks Association, preserve staff have established a Little Free Library in the parking lot of the park visitor center. Visitors are welcome to peruse the free books and take one with them to read at their leisure. “We hope that this free book exchange will encourage visitors to use to park in new ways. There are many river banks, picnic areas, and other peaceful places around the park for everyone to use. Grab a book and discover new things in your national park. ” stated Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz.

 

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