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SJC again selected to compete for $1M Aspen Prize

Written by Staff. Posted in Schools

San Jacinto College was named as one of the top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. San Jacinto College was selected from a pool of more than 1,100 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.

Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. Earlier this year, San Jacinto College was named a 2017 Aspen Institute Rising Star recipient.

White explains contents of proposed DPISD bond

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

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At this week’s Deer Park Rotary Club meeting, Deer Park ISD officials discussed a proposed bond’s elements, impact and other details with the club. The $156 million bond election, which includes numerous improvements and capital projects will be on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Deer Park ISD to honor late board trustee

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Deer Park ISD will honor the late W. Reginald Knowles with a memorial service in the library that bears his name. Knowles, who died in May, was a strong advocate for DPISD students and their talents both in fine arts and athletics. The service is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Knowles Library at South Campus.

Threat against DPHS-NC deemed a hoax

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

Deer Park ISD announced early this morning that a student received a threat regarding a school shooting. The threat, sent via text message, was reported to Deer Park Police and the school district. Deer Park Police investigation revealed the threat is similar to a hoax involving schools in Iowa and California.

As school safety evolves, goal remains the same

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Schools

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From the doors of the campus to cyberspace, school security and safety has been the priority for Deer Park ISD for decades. Although the scope of the district and technology has changed, the charge of keeping students and staff remains the same. DPISD Assistant Superintendent for Administration Stephen Harrell discussed school security and safety with the Deer Park Rotary Club.