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Posted by : admin | On : August 29, 2008

By Michael V. Hannigan

Brenda Garrard retired from Malakoff ISD at the end of last school year after teaching language arts for more than 30 years at the district.

Now the district is bringing her back to help kids get to college.

Garrard has been hired as the district’s new higher education coordinator. The post is a part-time position, averaging 20 hours per week, that is paid for through the High School Allocation Grant. {{more}}

Garrard will assist the high school counselor.

“The purpose of the grant is to encourage students to go on to college, so this position goes right along with that,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. John Spies.

Job duties of the higher education coordinator including assisting the high school counselor in:

– Assisting students and parents in developing all high school students’ graduation plans.

– Coordinating the development of transition plans for all special education and at-risk students.

– Working with students on post secondary admissions.

– Mentoring teachers on skills needed for student academic success.

– Educating students and parents on college and vocational opportunities.

– Coordinating academic competitions that equip students with skills valuable for college success.

– Coordinating activities that prepare students for success.

– Coordinating the tracking of students after high school graduation.

Aug

22

Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

Some people seem to have a natural ear for music. Some seem to be natural athletes. Some have a natural wit

Aug

22

Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

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Aug

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Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

By Pearl Cantrell

PAYNE SPRINGS

Aug

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Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

By Pearl Cantrell

PAYNE SPRINGS

Aug

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Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

From Staff Reports

Ten Malakoff High School graduates are getting help with paying for college thanks to the Ken and Mary Andrews Scholarships.

“I think this will really change the opportunity for some of these students,” said Malakoff High School Principal Randy Perry. “Even books cost so much these days. Some of those science and chemistry books can cost $200 to $300.”
The scholarships were presented during the MHS Senior Recognition Banquet at the end of the past school year.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews are MHS alumni and strong supporters of the school district. In addition to the $10,000 in scholarships each year, Mr. Andrews donated and planted dozens of trees around the new elementary campuses in Malakoff and Tool last year. {{more}}

“I appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Andrews and what they

Aug

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Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

By Michael V. Hannigan

ATHENS – Tuesday morning, Henderson County Commissioners

Aug

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Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Malakoff ISD Board of Trustees is expected to approve its 2008-2009 budget Monday night following a public hearing.

The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the MISD Administration Building on Star Harbor Road.

The $15.254 million budget will be funded by a $1.16 per $100 valuation tax rate, the same as the current rate. The money, however, will be split a little differently with .99 cents for the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) fund and .17 cents for Sinking and Interest (S&I). {{more}}

The change is because of the $7 million bond election voters approved in May which will fund a 10-year plan for work on the high school and the middle school as well as establish a replacement plan for the district’s buses and technology (computers, etc.). During the run-up to the election, school officials said they would pay for the bond in two segments by moving five cents from M&O to the S&I, which is used to pay bond debt.

Following the public hearing, trustees are expected to hear from Langston Construction and Gallagher Construction Services officials as the two firms vie for the middle school renovation contract.

“It is important in the design process to have the architect and construction firm together,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. John Spies during last week’s trustee meeting.

In other action Monday night, trustees:

– Approved spending approximately $106,000 for renovating the athletic portion of the administration building. The money will pay for a new Herculon gym floor, three basketball goals attached to the walls, one portable basketball goal, 18 wall pads, a barrier net, and a volleyball/tennis system.

Most of the money, nearly $78,000, is going to the gym floor.

That cost could drop $8,000 if the current concrete floor does not require extensive conditioning.

– Approved changing the posting location for board meeting agendas. According to state law, the meeting agenda must be posted in a public place 72 hours prior to any meeting.
Because the new administration building has a fence around it which is locked at night, that location will not fulfill state law.

The official posting place for agendas will now be the glass between the front doors of the high school.

In addition, agendas are posted at the administration building, all campuses, and online at www.malakoff-isd.org.

Aug

22

Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008

By Michael V. Hannigan

Freedom of Information requests

Aug

22

Posted by : admin | On : August 22, 2008


By Britt Thompson and Amanda Miles Thompson

From The Malakoff News
Friday, August 22, 1963

The News editor, centered in the above picture with the big 5-cent cigar, successfully mixed business and pleasure at the recent note-burning meeting of the Lions Club. On the scene to write up the story of the club