Apr

13

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : April 13, 2012

The Malakoff Middle School girls track teams competed at district recently:

Our 8th grade girls were runner up.
The team members are :
Kiana Reed: 2nd Shot put, 3rd High jump, 1st 400meter relay, 2nd 800 meter relay, 5th 200 meter dash
Queen Jackson: 5th shot put, 4th discus
Kaitlyn Harris: 4th high jump, 6th long jump, 1st 400 meter relay, 2nd 800 meter relay. 4th 100 meter hurdles

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Apr

13

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : April 13, 2012

MMS 8th grade boys track team

The Malakoff Middle School 8th grade boys track team recently finished second in its district meet. The team also won the Eustace and Malakoff meets this season. Individual results from district are below:

2400m run
3rd Andy Garcia 9:01
5th Daniel Romero 9:34
6th Matthew Rodriguez 9:37

400m relay 6th
Dylan Grim, Ryan Robinson, Wade Horn, Trey Jackson

110m hurdles
3rd Jake Woolverton 19.26

800m relay 2nd 1:43
Dylan Grim, Ryan Robinson, Wade Horn, Trey Jackson

300m hurdles

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Apr

13

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : April 13, 2012

Malakoff Middle School boys 7th grade track

The Malakoff Middle School 7th grade boys competed recently at the District Track Meet. This meet concluded the season for the middle school track teams. The 7th grade boys had an outstanding season winning 2 meets this year.

The 7th Grade Boys District Track Meet Results
Overall Finish 3rd Place
Buffalo-148
Eustace-121
Malakoff-114
Teague-107
Leon-86
Mildred-23
Blooming Grove-14

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Apr

06

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : April 6, 2012

From Staff Reports

It is a milestone year for Malakoff’s annual festival.

The Malakoff Chamber of Commerce Cornbread Festival will mark its 15th year Saturday, April 14. The day will also see the Rotary Club of Malakoff Pancake Breakfast and the 13th Annual Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship (see Page 13A).

Organizers will be rolling out some new events, plus all the old favorites in celebration.

The event will start off with the annual 5k run, sponsored this year by Brookshire’s

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Mar

30

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : March 30, 2012

From Staff Reports

First Assembly of God Malakoff will be dialing up an “egg-stravaganza” for the fifth consecutive year, and will be putting out more than 15,000 Easter eggs for children to scoop up Saturday, March 31.

The way First Assembly does things, the kids – who will be split into ages 0 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 12 – won’t have

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Mar

30

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : March 30, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

TOOL — The Malakoff ISD school board officially moved forward this week to request a delay in the so-called STARR 15-percent rule.
The action came during Monday’s regular board meeting held at the Tool Elementary School.

“I have felt all along that the 15 percent rule was unfair to our ninth graders,” MISD Superintendent Randy Perry told school board members in February, when the issue was first addressed. “They are the guinea pigs in this new system.”

The rule requires the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course tests to count as 15 percent of a student’s final grade.

The STAAR is replacing the TAKS. According to the Texas Education Agency: “The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 12 end-of-course assessments: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history, and U.S. history.”

As things were, Perry said, 15 percent of a freshman’s end-of-course grade would have been based on a test no educator has actually seen.
“(The student’s) GPA and class rank could be adversely affected for their entire high school career,” he said. “Some of these ninth graders may fail the new test and lose credit, even if they passed in the classroom for the year.”

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave school districts the option of delaying the rule one year in February.

In a statement following the announcement, Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott said the move came “after receiving input from parents, educators and State Board of Education members, as well as … clarification from state leaders.”

“I remain committed to rigorous public school accountability,” Scott said. “The new assessment system will be better for students and educators.”

Mar

23

Posted by : Press release | On : March 23, 2012

From Staff Reports

Malakoff Mayor Delois Pagitt was one of several Henderson County mayors to ride with Meals on Wheels volunteers this week.

Thursday was Mayors for Meals day, a part of the annual March for Meals campaign “designed to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action at the local level,” according to the national Meals on Wheels organization.

The local Meals on Wheels is run from the Malakoff Community

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Mar

05

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : March 5, 2012

Malakoff High School
4th Six Weeks Honor Rolls

9th Grade
A Honor Roll
Omar Gonzalez
Karlene Kebodeaux
Efren Rios Perales
Holden Sparks
Olivia Stanton

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Feb

24

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : February 24, 2012

By Delanda S. Johnson
Special to the News

The last event by the Henderson County Black History Committee for the month of February – but not the last event for the rest of the year – is the Annual Scholarship Banquet.

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the committee will honor 31 Henderson County area students with scholarships. The banquet will be held at the Malakoff Community Senior Center at 7 p.m.

Banquet tickets are $15; plus, there will be door prizes to be given away. Prizes include $300 cash, a weekend with dinner for two to the El Dorado casino in Shreveport, La., one night with breakfast for two at the new Omni Hotel

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Feb

24

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : February 24, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan

A new standardized test is still a month away for Texas public schools, but high school students may have caught their biggest break last week.

Friday, Feb. 17, Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott gave school districts the option of delaying the so-called “15 percent rule” one year.

The rule requires the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course tests to count as 15 percent of a student’s final grade.

A statement released by the Texas Education Agency said Scott made the move “after receiving input

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