Category Archives: Local School News

St. Mary announces NJHS members

St. Mary NJHS

St. Mary Catholic School is proud to announce the 2014-2015 National Junior Society Members.  Pictured from right to left: Sponsor – Freda Riley; Megan Do; Nicholas Wilson; Krystal Lester; Elizabeth Doan; Shelby Smith

Good Samaritans announced at St. Mary

St. Mary good sam

St. Mary Catholic School is honored to share the “Good Samaritan” award winners for the week of Sept. 8-12.  St. Mary staff nominates students they witness displaying acts of kindness, helping others and showing respect at school and within the

St. Mary announces Art Club officers

St. Mary art club

St. Mary Catholic School is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Art Club Officers.  Pictured from right to left back row: Mrs. Cindy Claybar – Art Teacher; Carter Claybar – Treasurer; O’Shan Mitchell – President; Audrey Johnson – Historian; Sydney Schmitt

BCISD accepting applications for GTS students


Bridge City  ISD is now accepting referrals for students who may need gifted/talented services for the school year. This program is designed for students who exhibit intellectual and creative thinking abilities at an extraordinary level not normally served in the

OHS students commemorate 9/11

It’s a moment time that many will never forget. On Sept. 11, 2001, a shadow was cast over America as thousands of people watched the worst terror attack on America, killing over 3,000 people.  At 8:45 a.m., the first plane crashed

School funding declared unconstitutional

An Austin judge has ruled the state’s school finance system is unconstitutional two weeks ago. School has just started in Orange County and two school superintendents shared their thoughts on the judgment and how it will affect their districts. In a

OHS gets lessons in protection

OFHS dating violence

Elise Thibodeaux , owner of Tiger Rock Martial Arts, in Bridge City, visited Mrs. Spears’ Family and Consumer Science classes at Orangefield High School, Wednesday, Sept. 10.  Mrs. Thibodeaux gave a presentation about Dating Violence and Goal Setting. She also gave

BC, OF schools name students of the month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for September at their monthly networking coffee on Sept. 9, at Thayer Dance Academy, in Orangefield. Jessica McKinney was chosen as the Bridge City High School Student of

LCM students celebrate Grandparent’s Day

Third grade students at Little Cypress Elementary School celebrated Grandparent Day by inviting theirs to lunch. Classes participated in different activities preparing for the celebration, including making family trees dating back three generations. Valeri Roberts’ class made a story quilt

LCM teacher wins for story


Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School English teacher, Melissa Becker was recently notified that she had won First Place in the Graduate Fiction Division in the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers. She was convinced to submit her story, “Looking Inside Tulips,”

New WO-C Administrative Leaders named

Tyrus Doctor

New principals, coordinators, and directors have taken the lead at three campuses and one department within the West Orange – Cove School system. “We are excited about our additions to the WOCCISD Leadership Team. I am very pleased that we are

St. Mary names Good Samaritans


St. Mary Catholic School is honored to share the “Good Samaritan” award winners for the week of Sept. 1. St. Mary staff nominates students they witness displaying acts of kindness, helping others and showing respect at school and within the

OES receives grant

Kinder garden

Mrs. Pam Caswell, a Kindergarten teacher, attended an all day workshop called, Junior Master Gardener Teacher Leader Training. It was held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at the County Facility on FM 1442, in Orange. This workshop trained

Bandiero named St. Mary TOM

Beth Bandiero TOM

St. Mary Catholic School is honored to announce Mrs. Beth Bandiero as our “Teacher of the Month” for September. Mrs. Bandiero was chosen by her dedication to her students and parents, her amazing cooperation and her tremendous pride in St.

WOS seeking volunteers for reading program


The West Orange – Stark Elementary Build Great Readers program is seeking volunteers to participate in a partnership program which matches volunteer partners to classrooms, grades kindergarten to five. Volunteers spend approximately 45 minutes per week reading with individual students

IFA announces High School Saltwater Championship

IFA logo

The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) has joined with the Student Angler Federation (SAF) to develop the first ever High School Saltwater Championship. The inaugural event, which features a two-person team format for students in grades 9-12, will take place Sunday, Oct.

LCM’s yearbook gets honorable mention

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Journalism teacher, Lyndsey Fruge, was notified recently that LCM’s 2013 yearbook  received and “Honorable Mention “ in Balfour’s annual yearbook competition. The theme was “Growing Together.” Yearbooks published by Balfour for the 2013 school year were

WO-C students return to classes

WOS back to school2

  West Orange – Stark Elementary School Assistant Principal Courtney Charles, left, greets students Monday morning as they exit the bus. West Orange – Stark Middle School eighth grader Mckenzie Lewis waits in the gymnasium along with other classmates, prior

WOS LCM tickets on sale


Ticket sales for the away WOS vs. LCM varsity football game will be on sale in the WOS Athletic office the following days and times this week: Thursday, Aug. 28, from 9:00 am-noon; and 1:00-3:00 pm. Friday’s ticket sales will be from 9:00 am-noon only.

St. Mary’s students science superstars


St. Mary Catholic School students had the honor of learning lessons from Dr. Hoke at the science superstars workshops. These students will be presenting with Dr. Hoke throughout the school year which will include why the experiments work and how

LCM recognizes scholars, past president


At the August School Board meeting, several 2014 graduates were mentioned for the extraordinary achievement of being named AP Scholars by The College Board. These students have demonstrated college-level achievement in their Advanced Placement courses and exams. Because of the