Sulphur Springs School Board Adopted its’ Budget for This School Year
Aug27

Sulphur Springs School Board Adopted its’ Budget for This School Year

The Sulphur Springs School Board adopted its’ budget for this school year at a special meeting Monday night. The overall budget included budgets for the general fund, debt service and food service. The board also approved a tax rate for the budget of a little over $1.35 per $100 valuation. The Maintenance and Operation portion is $1.04 and the Interest and Sinking Fund is just over 31-cents.

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Lamar Primary School – Day One
Aug26

Lamar Primary School – Day One

For the twenty-second year, the first day of school in Sulphur Springs meant Rowena Johnson was at work as principal at Lamar, now a primary school. Monday morning, Ms. Johnson said the first day was going well. She reported no crying children but some crying parents. Principal Johnson was pleased to see school district police officer Jim Bayuk in the halls. She noted that she had 222 students on the first day of class, with first...

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Lesha Woodard SSHS Theater Arts Instructor
Aug26

Lesha Woodard SSHS Theater Arts Instructor

Lesha Woodward is the new Director of Theatre Arts at Sulphur Springs High School. She has already selected a musical production to do this fall. It’s Shrek the Musical. Drama students will be auditioning for roles next week. Ms. Woodward says she has never directed this musical before. She says expect the sets and costumes to be visually interesting. Superintendent Michael Lamb and High School Principal Josh Williams are hoping to...

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Freshman Fish Camp
Aug26

Freshman Fish Camp

Sulphur Springs High School had Fish Camp for incoming freshmen Monday. Principal Josh Williams said the day was designed to allow the new students to become familiar with the building. Williams added the goal was to make them comfortable so that Tuesday they could have a better first day of school. The freshmen got their schedules and got to find where their classes would be. A fashion show taught them about the school dress code. By...

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Sulphur Springs School Board Meets Monday on our Tax Rate
Aug24

Sulphur Springs School Board Meets Monday on our Tax Rate

The Sulphur Springs School Board will conduct a public hearing on the tax rate for the budget for this school year at a special meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Admin Building. The tax rate is $1.35 cents per $100 valuation, same as last year. The board is also expected to adopt the budget for next school year. Classes get underway Tuesday. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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YMCA After School
Aug24

YMCA After School

Representatives of the Greenville and Hunt County YMCA were at Meet the Teacher events in Sulphur Springs to promote their after school program here and to answer questions. YMCA Child Care Director Laura Rodriguez said financial aid is available. Students at Lamar and Bowie will be bussed to Travis and students in Middle School sixth grade will be bussed to Douglas. Ms. Rodriguez said activities beginning the first day of class would...

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School Starts Tuesday, Drive Careful
Aug24

School Starts Tuesday, Drive Careful

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders reminded the driving public Friday that flashing school zone signs would be activated Tuesday, the first day of classes in town. He said police officers would be working them as usual during the school year. They’ll be looking for drivers going too fast or using cell phones. Chief Sanders also said fines are now hefty for failure to stop or for passing school buses with their flashing lights...

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YMCA “Extra Innings” at Travis Elementary Today
Aug22
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SSISD NEWS RELEASE, August 2, 2014 – Heavy Traffic
Aug21

SSISD NEWS RELEASE, August 2, 2014 – Heavy Traffic

SSISD would like to remind the community to be aware of heavy traffic around all school areas starting on Tuesday, August 26th. This is the first day back to school for students and as usual we anticipate it will take a few days for everyone to get use to drop off and pick up procedures. Make sure you look for children crossing the roadways and parking lots and vehicles slowing down in school zone areas. Also be aware of buses...

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Dare To Dream Underway At Douglas
Aug21

Dare To Dream Underway At Douglas

The three-day Dare to Dream Camp got underway Wednesday at Douglas Intermediate School in Sulphur Springs. 120 fifth graders to be at Douglas registered to attend the leadership building camp. Around 100 high school students are serving as mentors. Jeff Harris, the school district Character Curriculum Director, developed the program. It utilizes the movie Remember the Titans. Games are interspersed with speeches. Speakers Wednesday...

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