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.



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



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.



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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Posted by : Press release | On : October 8, 2012

Special to The News

Malakoff High School isn’t the only school planning a homecoming this weekend. Trinity Valley Community College will be remembering the past and celebrating the present next week during the college’s annual homecoming festivities.

Homecoming activities are set to begin Oct. 11 and run through Oct. 13.

This year the college will be recognizing the 65th anniversary of the Cardinal Cheerleading team. The first cheerleading squad began cheering at Henderson County Junior College (now TVCC) in 1947. Since then, the cheerleading team has been an integral part of school spirit at the college.

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Posted by : admin | On : July 23, 2012

The Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church Outreach Malakoff this year again will be distributing school clothing and startup school supplies. Parents or guardians of children in need should contact the Mary Queen Of Heaven parish office to make an appointment. Call-in time will begin Aug. 1 through Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. The office is closed on Mondays.

Please give number of children and sizes. Distributions will be made on Friday, Aug. 17 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only.

Call 903-489-2366.



Posted by : admin | 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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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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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
Blooming Grove-14

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Posted by : admin | 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.”