ECISD reveals Top 10 students; board hears test results

first_imgPermian High School1. Kristin Morton (valedictorian)2. Marco Martinez (salutatorian)3. Nicole Domingo4. Kayla Owen5. Megan Freeman6. Jacob Menchaca7. Braylynn Carrion8. Stephen M. Steen, III9. Calyha Brown10. Marissa Williams Twitter Facebook By admin – May 16, 2018 Pinterest Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Odessa High School1. Shivani Alur (valedictorian)2. Jazmine Brito (salutatorian)3. Areli Romero4. Kaylee Nunez5. Genesis Martinez-Morales6. Angelina Jimenez7. Aimee Munoz Romero8. Katelyn Dockall9. Nathan Sanchez-Juarez10. Jonathan DominguezMore Information Ector County ISD. A Texas ranger walks outside the ambulance entrance at Medical Center Hospital after three sheriff deputies were shot in the line of duty Monday night in North Odessa. Local NewsEducation ECISD reveals Top 10 students; board hears test results Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 16Next articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Panthers series set admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Principals from each school introduced the top of the crop and all had racked up scholarships, awards, dual and Advanced Placement credit, volunteer hours and extracurricular activities, to name a few.The top 10 students from George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, Permian and Odessa high schools were unveiled during the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting.The No. 4 graduate at Odessa High School hugged her parents with tears in her eyes after Principal Mauricio Marquez read her message of thanks to them.Kristin Morton, the valedictorian from Permian High School, had her parents, Richard and Mary Morton, and brother, Ryan, in the audience Tuesday. Her brother is an OHS graduate and valedictorian who just graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in mechanical engineering.Asked if there was competition between them, Ryan Morton said he was an encourager and they were more like best friends than competitors.Superintendent Tom Crowe said it was a great group of students.“Of course I’m fortunate in that four or five of them served on my superintendent’s advisory group, so I know them very well. Of course obviously, the others are great kids, too. All the volunteer hours that they do — how do they do all that and be involved in fine arts and sports and all the things they do?” Crowe said.He added that there are some very gifted students in ECISD.“I hope people understand these are the top 10, but the next 20 are like that and the next 20 are like that. … I’m not sure people appreciate how bright the kids are here and the very talented kids we have, not just academically” but in all the other activities offered by the district, Crowe said.And they also get top grades.Crowe estimated that students at all three schools were awarded “well over” $2 million in scholarships.Trustees also heard a presentation on STAAR and end-of-course exam results from the first administration from Annette Macias, director of accountability, assessment and school improvement and district testing coordinator.At this point, Macias said there is no way to predict which schools may or may not earn improved ratings.She said the three schools in their fifth year of improvement required — Ector Middle School, Zavala and Noel elementary — made good gains. Results from this month’s testing will be known in June.Macias said we are looking at more than just the number of kids who pass each test; the state’s focus is on growth and three different standards of achievement — approaches, meets and masters.“So we have percentages for all three,” Macias said. “In the past, we’ve only reported the percentage of kids that passed the test because that was really the only standard that the state was looking at. But now they’re not, so now they’re taking all three standards and combining the three when they look at accountability. That’s the difference now, so now when we’re reporting to the public there’s so much more than just passing the test. Now it’s the percentage of kids that are performing at those higher levels.”As a district, in English, 57 percent of fifth-graders passed reading and 63 percent passed fifth-grade reading in 2018.Seventy-one percent of fifth-graders passed math in 2017 and 74 percent in 2018 districtwide.Among eighth-graders in ECISD, 61 percent passed reading in 2017 and 59 percent in 2018.In math, 44 percent of eighth-graders passed in 2017 and 50 percent in 2018.Crowe said the district doesn’t know what scores it needs to get campuses off improvement required.“What we presented tonight was gains we made. We’ve got kids retaking the test right now. But we’ve seen some great gains …,” Crowe said.He said the district had improved in five of the six areas — fifth grade math and reading English, fifth grade math and reading Spanish and eighth grade math and reading.In other action:Trustees voted 4-2-1 to allow the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to serve alcohol to major donors inside Ratliff Stadium during UTPB home football games.Steve Brown and Ray Beaty voted against the request; Nelson Minyard abstained from voting.UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley spoke with the board about the university’s plan to start some major fundraising campaigns for its athletics programs with a big emphasis on scholarships and this is one facet of the plan — a way to recognize and entertain large contributors, the board recap said.Board members voted 7-0 to change the dates of the August work study and regular board meetings. Both will occur one week earlier than normal with the work study on Aug. 7 and the regular meeting Aug. 14.This way the regular meeting will not conflict with the Education Foundation’s annual concert on Aug. 21, the recap said.Board members voted 7-0 to approve Vice President Doyle Woodall as the Texas Association of School Boards Delegate for the coming year, and Minyard as the Alternate.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a low attendance waiver for three days earlier in the spring semester.The Texas Education Agency allows districts/campuses to submit waivers for low attendance when that attendance is at least 10 percentage points below the last year’s average daily attendance (ADA). The waiver allows the low attendance days to be excluded from this year’s ADA calculations.The waivers are for Ector Middle School on March 21 and March 22, and Crockett Middle School on March 2. All three days saw low attendance due to threats of violence at those schools, the recap said.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve the consent agenda, a group of routine or previously discussed items presented for approval at one time.This month’s consent agenda included the quarterly investment report; roof removal and repairs for the Alternative Center, Lamar Early Education Center; and the Print Shop; the recommendation for new School Nutrition Operations software; an agreement for the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program; out-of-state travel for members of the Permian High boys’ gymnastics team; and sale of a tax-foreclosed property.Just The FactsGeorge H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa1. Serena Hernandez (valedictorian)2. Saray Navarrete (salutatorian)3. Blake Dominguez4. Natalie Siegler5. Jasmine Lopez6. Carina Heredia7. Diane Marquez Venegas8. Yasmin Villa9. Jessie Ross10. 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New display homes open to the public

first_imgThe Atlanta display home.“We’re getting a lot of families moving into Greater Ascot and these homes would suit people who have got a young family and are starting to look for a really good first home or their second home and are starting to spend a little more for those extra features they want in a house,” she said.“They probably have equity or they’ve sold and they’re ready to upgrade.“These are great homes for those that would love a theatre room and want those bigger kitchens and bits and pieces.”The new display homes are packed with features from theatre rooms, to LED lighting in the ceiling, butler’s pantries, double showers, high ceilings and custom-designed walk-in wardrobes. The Meredian display home by Doble Homes.Greater Ascot will eventually be home to about 7000 residents and there are plans for a shopping precinct, sporting fields and access to the Bohle River.St Benedict’s Catholic School, next to the estate, is scheduled to open next year offering kindergarten to Year six.Parkside land sales manager Mark Pyers said many of the homes at Greater Ascot had front verandas which added to the community feel.“The whole idea is to bring the community out on the street,” he said.For more information on Greater Ascot, call Mark Pyers on 0412 465 053. Mark Pyers, the land sales manager at Greater Ascot who are unveiling some new display homes.THREE new display homes at masterplanned community Greater Ascot will be open to the public today for the first time.The homes at The Grange, off Greater Ascot Avenue, will be open today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm.center_img The Latan display home by Tropical Homes.Two of the homes have been built by Tropical Homes ranging from 184sq m to226sq m with one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom home.The third home called The Meridian was built by Doble Homes and has 188sq m of space over two levels with four bedrooms.The public will also be able to inspect the three existing display homes built by Grady Homes, AP Williams & Co, and Jazz Homes.Parkside Developments marketing manager Fiona Montgomerie said the new display homes catered to families looking to upgrade.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020last_img read more

Gould implements fast track to law school

first_imgThe USC Gould School of Law is implementing a new program next fall that will allow select students to complete their undergraduate and law school studies over the course of six years.The program, known as 3+3, puts select students on a fast track toward law school. USC students interested in 3+3 can apply during their junior year and, upon acceptance, enroll in Gould during their senior year.Their senior year would then consist of graduate studies, and at the end of that year, the students would earn their bachelor’s degree.Following graduation, after two more years of law school, they would earn their law degree.By participating in this program, students are not required to take the LSAT for admittance.The program is open to applicants of all majors, but is quite selective. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.8, as well as strong faculty recommendations and numerous writing samples.Additionally, as students accepted into the program start their law school course load in their senior year, applicants must complete their major requirements by the end of their junior year.Applications will be available starting September 1 for the fall 2015 semester.Chloe Reid, associate dean for admissions and financial aid at Gould, told USC News that 3+3 is for the student who “know they want to pursuer a legal career from early in their education, and who are ready for graduate-level work in their senior year.”The Dean of Gould, Robert K. Rasmussen, told USC News that the program is indicative of the law school’s continued innovation in their education methods.“Law schools know that they need to be creative and forward thinking when it comes to legal education,” he said. “We are extremely excited to offer this program to Trojans who want to continue their academic careers here.last_img read more