Category archive


Scholastic Book Fair Coming to Orange Public Library

in Schools

Scholastic Book Fairs is coming to the Orange Public Library.

Sponsored by Friends of the Orange Public Library, Inc., the Book Fair will be open to the general public from May 30 – June 10, 2023, during regular library hours. With new bestsellers and beloved classics, the Book Fair has something for everyone! Come out to the library to find your next favorite book!

As the largest children’s publisher, Scholastic Book Fairs bring its expertise to choosing books that turn kids into readers. Their selection also includes titles from top publishers-not just Scholastic-that appeal to all interests and reading levels.

The Orange Public Library is located at 220 5th St. in Orange. Their hours are as follows:

  • Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

LSCO Announces Largest Graduating Class Ever for a Spring Semester

in Schools
Lamar State College Orange Tuition Capped by TSUS Board of Regents

Lamar State College Orange announced Friday that it had its largest graduating class ever for a Spring Semester. LSCO graduated 240 students and conferred 345 degrees and certificates.

“We couldn’t be prouder of these students for achieving their goal of graduating. Students are increasingly finding that Lamar State College Orange provides a path for them to achieve a brighter future. We celebrate this largest Spring graduating class and can’t wait to see them continue to succeed,” said President Tom Johnson of Lamar State College-Orange.

The event also saw the first Court Reporting cohort and the first June Registered Nursing cohort graduate. The previous record for a Spring Semester graduation was 170 students in 2011.

Lamar State College Orange is part of the Texas State University System. The System, founded in 1911, is Texas’s first university system. TSUS member institutions serve over 87,000 students on 13 campuses from far West Texas to the Gulf Coast.

Community Pediatrics Opens at WOSE

in Schools

West Orange Cove Consolidated Independent School District  (WOCCISD) announces the opening of a medical clinic by Community Pediatrics located at West Orange-Stark Elementary. The clinic accepts all major medical insurance plans as well as Medicaid. You must provide proof that your child is a student of the district or you are an employee of the district. They will also accept children of district employees.

They saw a need in the community, and their goal is to provide efficient and reliable healthcare, focusing on pediatric care. The clinic is open during school hours and a team of skilled medical professionals is ready to serve WOCCISD students and staff.

Call 409-983-7711 for an appointment.

BCISD Teacher Chosen to Join TEA Teacher Leadership Fellowship

in Schools

Hannah Landry, Bridge City High School teacher, has been selected to join the 2023-2024 Texas Education Agency Teacher Leadership Fellowship. This is a prestigious two-year fellowship program designed to strengthen teacher leadership pathways at the state level and increase opportunities for teachers to shape the profession.

Mrs. Landry was chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants based on her demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership skills, and passion for improving education. As a Teacher Leadership Fellow, Hannah will join a cohort of outstanding educators from across the state to collaborate, learn, and share ideas on how to elevate the teaching profession.

Mrs. Landry stated, “I am thankful to TEA for this opportunity to work and learn alongside other fellows across the state of Texas, gleaning from their experiences as we develop our own leadership that will directly impact our students and districts. I am most excited to weigh in on state-wide initiatives and have direct access to TEA representatives as we collaborate to continue to mold education in the great state of Texas. ”

The TEA Teacher Leadership Fellowship provides teachers with a unique opportunity to work directly with the agency’s leadership team, shape policies and initiatives that affect the teaching profession, and share their expertise with other educators across the state. It is a highly selective program, with only a small number of teachers selected each year.

“We are incredibly proud of Mrs. Landry for being selected for this prestigious fellowship,” said Superintendent, Dr. Mike Kelly. “This is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence in education. We look forward to seeing the impact she will make as a Teacher Leadership Fellow and the positive changes she will bring back to Bridge City High School and our district.”

Royal Selected TASC High School Advisor of the Year and TASC Nominee for the National Advisor of the Year

in Schools
Cheryl Royal, the student council advisor at Bridge City High School, recently had a big weekend when she was named the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) High School Advisor of the Year. Cheryl Royal has also been named by TASC the as the 2022-2023 nominee for the Warren Shull High School National Advisor of the Year.
Royal has guided her council to numerous Outstanding Student Council and Sweepstakes Awards. Her council has served in officer roles, including president of TASC District 17, and she currently serves as the Coordinator of TASC District 17. In addition, she is a TASC Board of Directors member and currently co-leads our TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Curriculum Academy.
She has been a student council advisor for fifteen years and an educator for over twenty years. She says, “It is my belief that the students should be the ones to drive the organization in developing positive culture and climate on our campuses across our state.”
Grant Hale, who served as the TASC District 17 student president and the president at Bridge City High School, said, “She saw potential in me that I definitely did not see in myself. She made me realize that someone believed in me and that I could do great things with my life…(and) always believes in me…I would in no way whatsoever be the man I am today without her guidance and support. I’m certain that she will continue to change the lives of every student that walks through (our school) for years to come.”
TASC is the largest student council organization in the United States. Cheryl Royal represents those council advisors and students across the state who give their time and knowledge to ensure student success, improve their communities, and make their schools a place where students and staff want to be.
1 2 3 27
Go to Top