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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Opening night and Easter Eggs at Dodge City this Saturday

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – A big night awaits at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday, April 15 as the 3/8-mile clay oval kicks off with the opening round of championship chase action.It will be a great night for the kids eight and under with an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the weekend and it will be a great night of entertainment for kids and adults alike with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all battling it out in the opening leg of the chase for the championship.Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  Pit passes are $30.The April 15 season opener marks the first of two April events at DCRP with Lewis Automotive Night featuring all five championship chase divisions to follow on Saturday, April 29.last_img read more

Courtois given all clear to return

first_img Courtois played on after requiring treatment for a head knock following a first-half collision with Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, before being replaced after further treatment and departing Stamford Bridge for precautionary scans in hospital. A Chelsea statement issued on Monday read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm Thibaut Courtois went to hospital during our Premier League game against Arsenal yesterday (Sunday) for precautionary tests on a head injury. Those tests came back all clear. “Thibaut was treated for a minor cut to his ear and was released from hospital last night. He is expected to report for international duty (with Belgium) later this week.” Headway, the brain injury charity, has questioned the application of the Premier League’s regulations following the decision to allow Courtois to play on. The Premier League is understood to be happy the rules were correctly applied. Headway chief executive Peter McCabe said on the charity’s website: “The new rules introduced this season were designed to ensure no risks to players’ health were taken. “They clearly state that ‘If there is any suspicion of the player having sustained a concussion, they must be removed from the field of play, and not allowed to return.’ “This incident calls into question whether these rules are working effectively. “It is hard to understand how a concussion was not suspected following the sickening clash.” Courtois was taken off only after liquid appeared to be coming from his ear. McCabe acknowledged the difficulty of making an assessment from television, but questioned why a “safety-first approach” was not applied. He added: “Bleeding from one or both ears is one of the symptoms to look out for that requires an immediate visit or return to hospital following a head injury. “The fact that the bleeding only became apparent 15 minutes after the injury also demonstrates the evolving nature of concussion and highlights why a safety-first approach must be taken with all head injuries.” Chelsea’s first-team squad were afforded a day off by manager Jose Mourinho on Monday as many of the players prepared to join up with their national teams after the Blues extended their advantage at the top of the Premier League to five points from Manchester City. Only goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, defender John Terry and striker Didier Drogba, who is currently nursing an ankle injury, will stay behind for training, with all three having retired from international duty. Eden Hazard leaves for Belgium duty, alongside Courtois, on a high after a mixed start to the season. The playmaker, who is expected to sign a new contract shortly to commit to Chelsea, was below par against Aston Villa, but sparkled on occasion against the Gunners, particularly in the run which led to the penalty which he converted himself. Hazard, who was the target of some heavy tackling in the contest, is content to be fouled if it benefits the team. And he believes with Cesc Fabregas over a set-piece, a goal is always possible. “When I get the ball I need to go forward and win free-kicks, win penalties,” the 23-year-old Hazard told Chelsea TV. “If they want to play like this it’s not my problem. They have two against me, okay, but I can create a lot of space for other players. “We can score every game with Fabregas from a free-kick or corner.” Chelsea have dropped two points in their opening seven games – in drawing at Manchester City – and are top of their Champions League Group. Hazard knows there is no margin for error, though. He added: “We have a strong team. We need to concentrate all the time, 100 per cent. “We know we have bad moments in one season, but we need to be focused all the time.” Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been cleared to play on after undergoing precautionary tests following the head injury he sustained during Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Arsenal. Press Associationlast_img read more

Wealdstone striker joins Hemel

first_imgWealdstone striker Scott Fitzgerald has joined Hemel Hempstead Town on a dual registration deal.Fitzgerald will play for the Southern Premier League outfit in order to build up his match fitness following injury.“He needs games under his belt to raise his fitness levels. This move will suit all parties,” said Wealdstone manager Gordon Bartlett.AdChoices广告last_img