Category Archives: Local School News

St. Mary announces winners in Depot contest

St. Mary art winners

St. Mary Catholic School Students placed in the “Save the Orange Depot Art Contest.”  First place winners were Clay Darby and Colton Claybar, 1st grade; Madelyn Smith, 3rd grade; Chloe Pellerin, 4th grade; Mallory Huggins, 6th grade, and  Carter Claybar,

OHS art winners work to be displayed at Depot

OHS art winners

The results of the Orange Train Depot Steam Engine Art Contest were announced recently in Orange. Orangefield High School had four winners in this contest. Taking first place in the 11th grade division was John Ingram. First place in the 10th

LCM teachers integral part of Mobile Mania


Little Cypress-Mauriceville teachers were once again an integral part of Region 5 Education Service Center’s Mobile Mania, a workshop to help teachers throughout southeast Texas learn to integrate technology in their classrooms. The sessions included topics such as global collaboration;

Voters take to the polls on BCISD bond

Early voting began Monday and continues through Oct. 31, followed by the election on November 4th. On the ballot is a $25 million bond election for the Bridge City School District. The proposed bond is a result of nearly two

LC schools designated Microsoft Innovative schools

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Both Little Cypress Elementary and Little Cypress Intermediate schools have been designated Microsoft Innovative Schools. According to Director of Technology, Kim Allen, “The Microsoft Innovative Schools Program helps district and school leaders embrace innovation and implement technology effectively to support

PTA recognizes WOC campus

golden apple award

The West Orange – Cove CISD District-wide PTA held a “Golden Apple Award Winner” luncheon for the WO-S Academic Alternative Center recently. The campus reported 100 percent of school staff members have joined the WOCCISD District-wide PTA for the 2014-2015

St. Mary winners announced from Livestock Show

St. Mary art winners

St. Mary Catholic School wins many division in the Orange County Livestock Art Show.  In Division K-2nd grade – 1st place winner –Josie Riedel (Kindergarten); 2nd place winner-Emma Kate Staton (2nd grade); 3rd place winner-Marco Bandiero (2nd grade); Best of Show –Division K-2nd – Heather Hughes (1st Grade);

St. Mary Good Samaritan winners announced

St Mary good sam

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

OF Elementary experiences alien invasion

OF aliens

Breaking news: Aliens have taken over Orangefield Elementary! The first grade classes dressed up like aliens to celebrate the ending of their unit on the solar system.

LCE Kindergarteners use math for project

LCE Easel

Little Cypress Elementary kindergarten teacher, Teresa Hargrave, reports that husband Richard visited her and Shannon Bennett’s classes for carpenter-builder day. According to Hargrave, “Richard pre-cut his boards at home, which I recorded with my iPad and showed to them this

St. Mary “pinks out”

St. Mary Breast Cancer

St. Mary Catholic School shows their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink attire and purchasing pink tattoos.  All proceeds made from the tattoos will go towards supporting people effected from this disease. 

LCE hosts Character Cafe’

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Stacey Nichols, Counselor at Little Cypress Elementary, reports that all students at LCE are encouraged to work hard and show good character each six weeks. As a reward for exhibiting good character, two students from each class were chosen to

WOS releases honor rolls

The West Orange-Stark high school and has released their first six weeks honor rolls. They are as follows: Grade 9 Superintendent’s Honor Roll Isom Colbert Aimee Fregia Paul Ivory Kaleb Ramsey Principal’s Honor Roll Tyler Bimle James Celestin John Dallas

WO-S homecoming King and Queen named

WOS Homecoming Royalty

Marlaysia Davis and Deionte Thompson were named homecoming King and Queen during the WOS vs. Liberty football game.  The Mustangs beat the Panthers 45 – 7.

CCS homecoming royalty named

CCS royalty

CCS Homecoming King and Queen are senior King, Amron Akhtar, and senior Queen, Marissa Gray.  

Increase in attendance impacts 
WOC Middle School academic success

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An increase in the attendance rates in the West Orange – Cove school system is resulting in a positive academic impact upon the District. West Orange – Stark Middle School has experienced the largest rise in daily attendance, increasing from

OISD announces honor roll students


The Orangefield ISD has sent in their first six weeks honor rolls: First Grade A Honor Roll: Jaydin Agerton, Kaycen Armstrong, Zachary Baggett, Jordan Bass, Hallee Becker, Lakin Beckert, Kyndall Bellow, Andrew Blackwell, Bailey Bott, Emily  Boyett, Sellayna Boyte, Riley

WOSMS, 7th grade teams victorious

WOSMS hosted Liberty for homecoming and came away 2-0. The 7th grade team won 46-6. Jackson Tims lead the offense rushing for one TD, passing to Da’vion Riggs for another and connecting with Keontae Strother, Tyrone Wilson and Nicholas Provost

OHS Wildlife team competes at Big Thicket

OHS wildlife team

The Orangefield FFA Wildlife Teams competed at the Woodland Clinic at Big Thicket National Preserve Oct. 7.  They earned spots as first and second place teams from Orange County and will compete at area competition in Nacogdoches in November.  The

LCM HS students commended in scholarship program


Dr. Terri Estes, principal of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, announced Tuesday that three LCM High School seniors have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievement by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the

LCM HS students earn choral positions

LCM All Region Choir

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Choir Director, Nikki Hanson, announced that 17 of her students have earned positions in the Texas Music Educators All-Region Choir. The students in the photograph include first row, from left, Rickie Richie, Tavi Weimer, Abigail Noah,