1 local school district gets an A in TAPR, 3 others get Bs

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 2/3 8:33A Mark Smith
The 2021-22 Texas Academic Performance Reports were released last month, and all school districts serving southern Denton County passed, though one got the best grade available. TAPR pulls together a wide range of information on the performance...

Argyle, Northwest ISDS cancel school Monday

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/30 2:52A Mark Smith
Two southern Denton County school districts canceled school Monday due to expected winter weather and poor driving conditions. Argyle ISD and Northwest ISD separately announced just before 8 a.m. that they were cancelling school Monday, after...

Lewisville ISD adds STOPit, an anonymous reporting system

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/27 9:17A Mark Smith
The Lewisville ISD community now has access to STOPit , an anonymous reporting system that allows people to submit at concerns at anytime, the district announced this week. The district hopes students will use STOPit to safely report illegal...

Denton ISD sees rise in unpaid lunch balances

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/25 10:38A Mark Smith
Denton ISD says it and many other school districts are seeing a sharp increase in unpaid lunch balances following the expiration of a federal waiver. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted...

Northwest ISD names principal at new school in Pecan Square

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/24 4:31A Mark Smith
During its meeting on Monday night, the Northwest ISD Board of Trustees named the new principal of the elementary school opening in August in Pecan Square. Dr. Jessica McDonald, current principal of Hughes Elementary School, will lead Johnie...

Plano Student is Grand Prize Winner for State Music Competition

Highland Village BubbleLife iReporter 1/22 9:00P Deborah Brown
A panel of three judges selected violinist Steve Lu, an 11th grader from Plano, as grand-prize winner for the 2023 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition on January 8 at the University of Texas at...

Denton ISD calls $1.4B bond election

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/18 10:35A Mark Smith
The Denton ISD Board of Trustees last week unanimously called a $1.4 billion bond election to pay for three new elementary schools, a new high school, renovations, improvements and more. The board approved the recommendation of the Citizens’...

Argyle ISD adopts 10-year growth plan, will add high school

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/18 5:27A Mark Smith
The Argyle ISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday night unanimously adopted a 10-year growth plan that includes building two new middle school campuses. The district has doubled in enrollment from nearly 2,500 students to 5,000 in a little more than...

Community invited to meet new Northwest ISD superintendent

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/13 10:05A Mark Smith
Northwest ISD is inviting the community to a reception next week to meet its new superintendent. Last month, the NISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Mark Foust as the lone finalist to be the next NISD superintendent following the unexpected death of...

LISD Nutrition is ‘Best of the Bunch’ in Farm Fresh Challenge

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/13 5:08A Mark Smith
The lewisville ISD Nutrition Department has again won the Best of the Bunch top tier award for its efforts in the Texas Department of Agriculture s 2022 Fall Farm Fresh Challenge. Throughout the month of October, the nutrition team offered...

Local senior selected for Texas All-State Symphonic Band

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/12 6:11A Mark Smith
Lauren Joseph, a senior at Coram Deo Academy in Flower Mound, has been selected to perform with the Texas All-State 4A ATSSB Symphonic Band, the school announced this week. Lauren, a flautist in the Coram Deo Academy Symphonic Band, will perform...

Lewisville ISD changes public comment rules

Cross Timbers Gazette Schools 1/9 4:22A Mark Smith
Starting Monday, residents who want to address the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees during public comment sections of board meetings will be required to register online before the meeting. The change is an effort to better serve the students,...
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