Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Local News

September 7, 2013

AISD parents to meet

Information offered about Fed programs

Athens — Adhering to the expression, No Child Left Behind, meetings will be next week by Athens Independent School District to explain federal programs which send money to the district to assist underprivileged children and their families.

AISD Federal Programs Director Dr. Diana Vaughn said it is an annual event.

“Each year, we are required to have such a meeting to allow parents to voice concerns, and to express activities they want the school district to look at,” Vaughn said. “It is primarily a push to get parents involved in their children’s education.”

The meetings are for parents, community and business leaders.  They will be at the Athens Independent School District Support Center, 104 Hawn St., Athens.  The meetings will be on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5:45 p.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m.  Both meetings will be in the board room, and light refreshments will be served.

Information will be provided on how Title I provides assistance to your child.  It will tell of the District Parents Involvement Policy and address the District/Campus Improvement Plans.  Title budgets and funding for programs will also be explained.

The federal funds pay for many items and activities.  Just one thing that the district provides through federal funds are gowns and jewelry for the proms at the end of the year.

Just a few of the activities that are paid by federal funds are as follows.  There are many more:

• Love and Logic Parenting Classes in September;

• Adult ESL Classes in September and November;

• Rosetta Stone Class in September and November;

• Latino Literacy in September, October and January;

• Love and Parenting Classes/ Mom’s day out in October;

• One day Parent Summit, Region 7, Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

• Parent Conference, Title I, Galveston Island, Dec. 5-7;

• Citizenship Classes.

Another item which Vaughn said parents and other attendees may wish to discuss is the remodeling project related to the Academic Achievement Center that has been remodeled.  It has a computer lab and a training facility that the community at-large is allowed to use.  It is located in the back of the district office, where the meeting will be conducted.

Vaughn said the public forum is conducted for the school’s improvement plan with the help of the public, particularly the parents.

“It is more toward the academic side,” Vaughn said. “We want to get the community’s ideas about how we can improvement the way the students learn.”

For more information about the District Wide Fall Meeting, call Yadira Chairez at 903-677-6913.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 4-16 beauty.jpeg Bursting with beauty

    A shining star already in her parents eyes,  Geraldine Nieto displayed her ray of beauty Sunday in Tyler to claim top status in the Sunburst Talent/Beauty Contest.
    The 5-year-old Athens resident is the daughter of Jaime and Karla Nieto.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dozens attend council meeting for recovery, transfer station

    Nathan Bullard, owner of Yellow Box Environmental LLC,  was at Gun Barrel City Hall to explain future development plans for property located at 546 Gun Barrel Lane.
    Bullard said he wanted to introduce himself and his company to the neighbors who own property close to his project.  
    Bullard was on hand to inform the public and address any concerns about the company’s plan to build a recovery and transfer station.

    April 16, 2014

  • Commissioners sign proclamation for San Jacinto Day

    The battle of the Alamo may be the best remembered conflict in Texas’ fight for independence, but the battle at San Jacinto closed the deal.
    Representatives of the Sons of the Republic of Texas were on hand at the Henderson County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday in observance of a proclamation, declaring April 21, San Jacinto Day.

    April 16, 2014

  • Ram to donate $20 per test drive to FFA Organization

    On April 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Ram Truck brand and Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will host The Next Crop Project fundraising event at the dealership to benefit the National FFA Organization and local FFA chapter leadership programs in Henderson County.

    April 16, 2014

  • Athens tables large purchase

    The Athens City Council  Monday tabled awarding a bid for a large piece of equipment that removes asphalt from the surface of paved roads to make way for repairs.
    City Director of Utilities Glen Herriage recommended that the council award the bid to RDO Equipment Co. of Irving for a Road Hog cold planer. The RDO bid was for $123,267.06, which is below the budgeted amount of $134,000.

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15 Joe Curl photo.jpg Former TVCC basketball coach Joe Curl passes

    Joe Curl, the former head coach of the Lady Cardinal basketball program, passed away at the age of 59 on Monday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Review earns six awards

    The Athens Daily Review was honored with six awards for journalism excellence during the North and East Texas Press Association yearly convention held Thursday-Saturday in Tyler.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mrs. Gibbs obit photo.jpg Mabank civic leader Alene Gibbs, 94, died Friday

    Long time Mabank civic leader Alene Gibbs passed away on Friday, April 11. She was born in Van Zandt County on Jan. 18, 1920. She was 94-years-old.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-14 Steer at auction 3.jpg Here comes the champs!

    Friday was a big night for the Eustace FFA at the Henderson County Livestock Show and for Jordyn Costlow, who presented the Grand Champion.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Saturday was payday at HCLS

    Payday came Saturday for  the youth who placed in the 54th annual Henderson County Livestock Show.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Twitter Updates