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North Hopkins ISD Extends Superintendent Jolly’s Contract
Jan25

North Hopkins ISD Extends Superintendent Jolly’s Contract

In a special meeting Thursday evening, Dr. Darin Jolly’s contract was extended by North Hopkins ISD Board of Trustees to extend his 3-year contract through June 2022. The North Hopkins ISD Board of Trustees met Thursday evening, January 24th to discuss Dr. Jolly’s performance as Superintendent and consider his contract in a special meeting at 7:30PM. The meeting adjourned at 11:19PM. Dr. Jolly stated, “I am blessed and thankful to...

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North Hopkins ISD Provides No Dull Moment for Superintendent Jolly
Apr28

North Hopkins ISD Provides No Dull Moment for Superintendent Jolly

In May, 2016, the North Hopkins Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Darin Jolly as finalist for Superintendent to replace the retiring Donna George. He was chosen from a pool of 55 applicants. Jolly had been recommended to the school district by the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services. He has had no dull moment since arriving at North Hopkins. The North Hopkins Board determined that Jolly,...

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Superintendents Press Conference Opposing A-F Grading System for Schools–Video Presentation
Jan11

Superintendents Press Conference Opposing A-F Grading System for Schools–Video Presentation

During the last legislative session in Texas, a law was passed requiring the Commissioner of Education to develop a system that would give every campus and district in the state a grade from A to F in five domains.  As required by law, the commissioner has developed a system and prepared a report for the legislature that is a preliminary attempt to comply with the law.  The report is unofficial and one possible method of assigning...

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Area School Superintendents Think A-F Grading System for Schools Unfair
Jan11

Area School Superintendents Think A-F Grading System for Schools Unfair

(Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 with additional information to follow Thursday, January 12, 2017) Superintendents of Hopkins County and Delta County Schools stated their opposition to the A-F grading system implemented Tuesday in Texas. The superintendents conducted a press conference Tuesday afternoon in the board room at the SSISD Administration Building. Superintendent of Sulphur Springs Schools Michael Lamb said they did not...

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NHISD Superintendent Jolley Issues Statement Regarding Fatality Accident
Oct11

NHISD Superintendent Jolley Issues Statement Regarding Fatality Accident

In response to the double fatality accident Monday involving a North Hopkins Co-op Education bus, North Hopkins ISD issued the following statement from the office of Superintendent Dr. Darrin Jolley: The Hopkins County Special Education Cooperative is saddened to report the loss of a special education teacher and bus driver, Mr. Perry Evans. Mr. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene of a school bus accident when a northbound car...

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No School Monday At North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff ISDs Due to NHWSC Water Issues
Feb21

No School Monday At North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff ISDs Due to NHWSC Water Issues

North Hopkins ISD North Hopkins Water Supply Corporation issues are impacting not just residents but also school and business in North Hopkins as well. North Hopkins ISD at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday announced the district will not be able to have school Monday, or until further. Sulphur Bluff ISD also has canceled school on Monday because they won’t have water. The notice from NHISD Superintendent Darin Jolly states:...

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Friday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes, Postponements
Feb18

Friday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes, Postponements

With several inches of snow already covering the ground, another wintry storm on Wednesday night brought more snow and ice making travel difficult and dangerous until temperatures rise to allow thaw. Schools and organizations have reported weather-related closures and schedule changes as a safety precaution. Those weather-related schedule changes reported to KSST include: Schools Sulphur Springs ISD will remain closed and remote...

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Tuesday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes
Feb15

Tuesday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes

With several inches of snow covering the ground and another wintry storm predicted, schools and organizations have reported weather-related closures and schedule changes as a safety precaution. Those weather-related schedule changes reported to KSST include: Schools Sulphur Springs ISD will remain closed and remote instruction is canceled Tuesday-Friday, February 16- 19, due to power outages and dangerous weatherNorth Hopkins ISD is...

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Monday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes
Feb15

Monday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes

With a dusting of snow covering icy roads and more snow and another wintry predicted, several organizations have reported weather-related closures and schedule changes as a safety precaution. Those weather-related schedule changes reported to KSST include: Schools North Hopkins ISD is closing on-site class until further notice until at least mid-week. NHISD administrators will provide an update when classes will resume on-site. Remote...

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Monday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes
Feb14

Monday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes

With a dusting of snow covering icy roads and more snow and another wintry predicted, several organizations have reported weather-related closures and schedule changes as a safety precaution. Those weather-related schedule changes reported to KSST include: Schools North Hopkins ISD is closing on-site class until further notice until at least mid-week. NHISD administrators will provide an update when classes will resume on-site. Remote...

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