Category Archives: Local School News

Life Skills, teaching math to manners

Life Skills

The Life Skills program at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School is much more than the two word description. It is program that gives its special needs students the basic educational courses, but goes much further by teaching the students how to

WOS MS raises pennies for leukemia, lymphoma

WOS penny fundraiser

West Orange – Stark Middle School recently raised over $1000 in a penny drive for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. First period classes competed against one another. Students in Cornelius’ Cooper first period class raised

Purple Santa fundraiser successful


Mauriceville Elementary Student Council held their annual Purple Santa Fundraiser. Through donations from MVE students, they purchased gifts for needy children in the Mauriceville area. According to student council sponsor, Mary Kay Berndt, “We would like to thank everyone that

WOCCISD to dismiss classes early

West Orange – Cove CISD students and staff will be released early Thursday, Dec. 18. Additionally, Friday, Dec. 19 will be a student, teacher, staff holiday. On Thursday, campuses will observe standard early release schedules: • North Early Learning Center and West Orange

WO-S student places twice in photography contest

WOS art student

West Orange – Stark High School sophomore Katie Ramirez has placed in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Fall Contest. Ramirez won third place honors in the Student Life category. She also earned Honorable Mention honors in the Thematic

BCISD notice to file for trustee election

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Bridge City ISD School Board Trustee Regular Election ballot may be filed at the Bridge City ISD Administration Building, 1031 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, during the following time:

St. Mary yearbook art winners announced

yearbook art winners

St. Mary Catholic School is honored to announce the 2014-2015 Yearbook Art winners. These winners will have their art work displayed on the yearbook and visible to all who purchase them. The 3rd place winner was first grader Clay Darby; 2nd

BCES students design cards for elderly

Christmas Card Project

Wellspring Credit Union recently partnered with the first grade teachers and students of Bridge City Elementary School to make Christmas cards for the residents of the Meadows Nursing home in Orange. The students created over 200 cards to be presented

MMS Band students selected for All Region Band

MMS Band

Nine Mauriceville Middle School students were recently selected for the Region 10 All Region Band. They competed with almost 1500 students from this area for 150 positions.  This is the highest individual honor a middle school band student can achieve.

CCS students study gingerbread science

Gingerbread Science

Mrs. Weir’s kindergarten class of Community Christian School recently experimented with gingerbread men. They wanted to find out why the gingerbread man didn’t go across the river himself.  They hypothesized what would happen to their gingerbread cookies when they get

Good Samaritans receive recognition

Good Samaritans

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,

West Orange Cove CISD Special Called Meeting


The  board of trustees of the WOCCISD held a special called meeting to discuss and act on items relative to the search and hiring of a new superintendent. Board president Pete Amy started the meeting bypassing the normal order of

December’s BC/OF students of the month named

students of the month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for December at their Monthly Networking Coffee on Dec. 9, hosted by Bridge City ISD. Alexus Harvey was chosen as the Bridge City High School Student of the

St. Mary 8th graders make “cool” donation

St. Mary fan donation

St. Mary Catholic School has been operating without air conditioner or a fan circulation in their gym for about 50 years. The 8th grade class always gives back a project to the school as their appreciation for what the school

LCM’s Team Force taking orders for annual fund raiser

LCM cheese

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Team Force, LCM’s Special Olympics team, is now taking orders for their annual cheese log fundraiser. The cheddar and jalapeno cheese logs are approximately one pound each and cost only $7. Orders may be placed by


OHS Toy Drive,jpg

The Orangefield High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members hosted a toy drive, collecting several boxes full of toys. They donated the toys to the Salvation Army. Members also attended the Service League of Orange’s annual

St. Mary Good Sam winners

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,

St. Mary students share their Christmas

St. Mary donates

St. Mary Catholic School donates to the 20th Share Your Christmas food drive as part of their 20th Share Your Christmas food drive benefitting the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Check out the 8th graders from St Mary Catholic School in

WOS Elementary collect cans for OCS

WOCES can collection

The West Orange – Stark Elementary Student Council recently sponsored a canned food drive for Orange Christian Services. The campus collected more than 2000 cans during the food drive. WO-S Elementary classes that collected the most cans were: First place

WOCCISD announces early release schedule

All West Orange – Cove CISD campuses will release early on Friday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 12. All students and staff will be released early this Friday, Dec. 5. The Mustangs will play LaGrange in the Quarterfinal Round of

LCM stage players present Chemical Imbalance

LCM players

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Bear Stage Players, under the direction of Cory Broom and Caroline Hennigan, will present their second fall production Thursday, Dec. 4, Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Thursday