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CTE Programs May Donate Unused PPE, Med Supplies To Help Coronavirus Response
Apr15

CTE Programs May Donate Unused PPE, Med Supplies To Help Coronavirus Response

NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced career and technical education or CTE programs can donate or loan personal protective equipment and other medical supplies purchased with federal funds to public health agencies, private nonprofit hospitals, and other licensed health providers to support the nationwide coronavirus response effort. This new flexibility guidance comes in response to a desire...

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A Year in Review 2020: 4-H Agricultural Youth Programs by Mario Villarino
Dec15

A Year in Review 2020: 4-H Agricultural Youth Programs by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas 2020 Hopkins County 4-H Agricultural Plan Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Jessica Humphrey, Assistant Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Relevance:...

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Hicks: Preparing for Holiday Gatherings and Upcoming Programs in January
Nov23

Hicks: Preparing for Holiday Gatherings and Upcoming Programs in January

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Five Ways to Prepare for Holiday Gatherings The holiday season is here, along with fun, family, and or course, delicious foods. Food play a big role during the holidays as it bring traditions, comfort, and a sense of togetherness. It’s okay to enjoy your holiday foods, but keep in mind moderations is key. Aside from a well-balanced...

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EMP Credits, Off-System Bridge And Chapter 381 ED Programs On Commissioners Court Agenda
Sep20

EMP Credits, Off-System Bridge And Chapter 381 ED Programs On Commissioners Court Agenda

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will hold a special court session Monday morning, Sept. 21, to consider items related to equivalent match projects, certain permits, a Chapter 381 agreement, longevity pay schedule and a grant contract. The commissioners will be asked to consider approving a resolution to perform authorized equivalent match projects, known as EMPs, and to receive excess EMP credit from Rains County and Hunt County...

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A&M-Commerce Selected To Receive Texas Emergency Aid Funding For Students
May19

A&M-Commerce Selected To Receive Texas Emergency Aid Funding For Students

Austin, Texas – Texas A&M University-Commerce is among 57 higher education institutions selected from among 124 applicants to receive Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program funding, according to an announcement Monday by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Higher Education Foundation, the Greater Texas Foundation and the Trellis Foundation. In addition to TAMU-C, other colleges and universities around the region named as...

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Application Process Open For SSISD Head Start And Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Apr22

Application Process Open For SSISD Head Start And Pre-Kindergarten Programs

The application process for SSISD Head Start and pre-kindergarten programs for the 2020-2021 school year is under way for new-to-the-district children. As with everything these days, registration will be conducted differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs, for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, are typically housed at Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center. Parents/guardians may complete the...

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Home Delivered Meals Available For Seniors Impacted By COVID-19
Apr20

Home Delivered Meals Available For Seniors Impacted By COVID-19

Senior citizens in nine counties who have been impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for assistance through Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging. Governor Greg Abbott on March 25, announced that Texas had received a $16.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living to help communities provide meals for older adults. The grant was part of a $250 million dollar outlay authorized by the...

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CTE: Programming Students Practice Problem Solving In Constantly Changing Field
Mar01

CTE: Programming Students Practice Problem Solving In Constantly Changing Field

Students are gaining valuable hands-on experience at local businesses, thanks to a practicum offered through the programming and software development endorsement program at Sulphur Springs High School.That experience helps them build resumes, which aid them when they enroll in college and join the workforce. For a few SSHS graduates, the program has reportedly assisted in providing job opportunities as well. The Basics Students...

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CTE: EMT Class Offered At Sulphur Springs High School
Feb24

CTE: EMT Class Offered At Sulphur Springs High School

At Sulphur Springs High School 270 students are involved in the health science programs, more than any other offered. To give as many students as possible a leg up when it comes to career training, the school works to offer as many opportunities and courses as possible. Students for a few years have had the opportunity, after successfully completing course work, to test to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Certified Medical...

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CTE: SSHS Floral Design Class Provides Chance To Learn Job Skills, Be Creative
Feb06

CTE: SSHS Floral Design Class Provides Chance To Learn Job Skills, Be Creative

Students in the floral design class at Sulphur Springs High School, not only learn valuable job skills, but find new creative outlets in the plant science class as well. Sulphur Springs High School students Kailea Gardner, Kerie Wright and Selena Sanchez talk about the floral design class they are taking. The class is part of the Plant Science program. “I think floral design brings out people’s creativity. Like, you have some...

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