Mar

21

Posted by : admin | On : March 21, 2013

By Erik Walsh
The News Staff

MALAKOFF–Students at Malakoff Middle School found out that a little hard work and good presentation can be well rewarded.

Students submitted a video about what makes Malakoff Middle School exceptional to the “Texas Public Schools Rock!” video contest. By early March, the video was floating around the Internet and social media sites, racking up the views.

On March 19, the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced that Malakoff Middle School won first place and a $5,000 reward to be given to the district to be used in the students’ classrooms and campus.
Only one first place prize was given for all Texas Middle Schools. The context was open to all Texas elementary and secondary public school students.

Malakoff Middle School Principal Quintin Watkins is extremely proud of the students.

“They did such an amazing job,” Watkins said. “Malakoff Middle School has the best students in the state of Texas. They play, learn and grow together so well. Teachers and parents make sure they get the best education they can every day.”

The school will be deciding what will be done with the prize money soon. According to Watkins the students that were a part of the video will meet with teacher Jerri Cheek (who organized the submission) and the campus improvement team to determine the best way to spend the money.

“Whatever we end up doing, we want to make sure to recognize all the students that participated in the video so that future students will know of their legacy,” Watkins said.

There were many videos from Texas public school that TASB sifted through to determine the winner.

“With so many excellent entries, the final choices were extremely difficult,” says said Viola Garcia, TASB president. “We are thrilled that students from all over the state showcased their creativity and enthusiasm for the great things going on in their districts. These winning entries help explain why local schools deserve the support of their communities and appropriate funding from the state. Our students’ voices underscore why all Texans should be proud of their public schools.”

Jan

17

Posted by : admin | On : January 17, 2013

By Erik Walsh
The News Staff

SEAGOVILLE–A Malakoff High School student was killed Sunday in a wreck on U.S. Highway 175 just outside Seagoville.

Jamiya Givens Williams, 16, was a sophomore. Also perishing in the crash was Williams’ 11-month-old daughter.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred when a Ford F-150 truck struck the Chevrolet Cavalier occupied by Williams and her daughter from behind.

Prior to the collision, the eastbound Cavalier, driven by Williams’ mother, Sheryk Givens, 40, blew out a tire and slowed to about 10-15 mph in preparation to exit. That’s when the F-150 struck the economy compact vehicle, last produced in 2005.

Givens’ 18-year-old son Jabari was also in the Cavalier, however no other injuries were reported.
Funeral services will be handled by the Tomlinson Funeral Home. The date of the services are still pending as of Jan. 15.

A fund has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses for Jamiya Williams and her daughter, Alahna, through the First Baptist Church of Malakoff, P.O. Box 408, Malakoff, TX 75148,designate checks “Jamiya Williams.”

Jan

03

Posted by : admin | On : January 3, 2013

By Erik Walsh
The News Staff

The Malakoff Education Foundation marched through district schools to an exciting drum line and shouts of cheerleaders, ending 2012 by giving $17,730.13 in grants to district teachers for education projects.

Thirteen different grants were awarded on Dec. 21 in an event that began by filling a school bus full of people to go from school to school. On the trek were foundation board members, band members and cheerleaders. Stops were made at Malakoff Middle, Malakoff Elementary, Tool Elementary and back again to Malakoff High School.

See the Jan. 4 edition of the Malakoff News for more emotion-filled pictures from the event.

Oct

15

Posted by : admin | On : October 15, 2012

The Malakoff Young Farmers entered the First Place float in the 2012 Malakoff Homecoming Parade on Friday. To see more photos, check out our Facebook photo album.

Oct

13

Posted by : admin | On : October 13, 2012

2012 Homecoming King and Queen are Cesar Garcia and Korah Crockett.

 

Oct

12

Posted by : admin | On : October 12, 2012

Malakoff homecoming court includes: back row from left, seniors Luke Dandridge, Wyatt Hunt, Tate Taylor, Cesar Garcia; third row from left, seniors Megan Dalrymple, Gina Cook, Sadie Woolverton, Korah Crockett; second row from left, juniors Deric Greenhaw and Georgina Salazar, sophomores Raylee Stearman and Stephan Wolfe; front row from left, freshmen Hannah Kimble, Alec Olsen, and Allie Dalrymple. (Michael V. Hannigan Photo)

It is homecoming day in Malakoff. Here’s the schedule for tonight’s events.

  • 4:30 p.m.: Volleyball. The Lady Tigers will be playing host to Faith Family and will also be celebrating Senior Night and Dig Pink.
  • 5 p.m.: The Malakoff Education Foundation will hold its tailgate kickoff.
  • 5:30 p.m.: The Homecoming Parade will go from in front of the Rock Building to the football field.
  • 6:50 p.m.: Homecoming Court will line up and be announced at the football field.
  • 7:15 p.m.: Crowning of the homecoming king and queen. (time is an estimate)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Football. The Tigers play host to Lone Oak.

The Malakoff Education Foundation also has several events planned, which you can read about here.

The Malakoff Young Farmers will be holding its Fall Stampede Saturday, Oct. 13. Read about that here.

Oct

11

Posted by : Press release | On : October 11, 2012

Malakoff McDonald’s owners Jeaneane and Kevin Lilly (left) present a donation to Malakoff Education Foundation President Ricky Armstrong. (Courtesy Photo)

The Malakoff Education Foundation (MEF) will hold a Homecoming Pregame Tailgate Event 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, next to Tiger Stadium.

The event kicks off the foundation’s fundraising campaign and will include live music, games and free hot dogs. The first 50 people to register with the MEF will win a free T-shirt.

Door prizes will include a $250 grand prize, donated by The Learning Express; a family fun pack, donated by LaQuinta Inn of Gun Barrel City and Movie Star Cinema, which includes hotel accommodations and a four-pace to a the movies; and popcorn and gift card from Jalopy Joe’s.

Check out the Malakoff Education Foundation website.

Oct

11

Posted by : admin | On : October 11, 2012

State Sen. Robert Nichols met yesterday with school superintendents from Cherokee, Anderson and Henderson counties to talk about education issues and the upcoming Legislative Session. I’m working on a story for next week, but two quick things I noticed: It looks like the meeting took place in Athens, and in the above photo distributed by the senator’s office, that’s Cross Roads ISD Superintendent Clay Tompkins (left) sitting next to Nichols.

— Michael V. Hannigan

Oct

08

Posted by : admin | On : October 8, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Athens ISD Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, to discuss “the employment status of (the) superintendent and the position of superintendent.”

The move comes after the announcement last week that Superintendent Dr. Robert Steeber has tentatively accepted the position is the Deputy Executive Director of Administrative Services with the Region XI Educational Service Center.

Steeber has only been with the district for about a year. He replaced Dr. Fred Hayes.

Oct

08

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 8, 2012

From Staff Reports

The Malakoff Ex-Students’ and Alumni Association will be celebrating homecoming with a variety of events Oct. 12-14.

The Malakoff Exes Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, Oct. 12. Line up on Jackson Street, in front of the Old Rock Building at 5 p.m. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m., and will end at the high school. If you would like to participate in the parade, call 903-489-8118.

The Tigers will take on Lone Oak at 7:30 p.m., with the homecoming king and queen crowned before the game.

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