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A new teacher evaluation pilot program that costs the district $37,386 in it’s first year was presented days before its Monday launches to the Independent School District 834 Board Thursday. The new teacher evaluation system was required, but not funded, by the state in 2011. Of the total amount, $20,000 has already been set aside [...]

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Junior and senior high share handbook changes When the Independent School District 834 Board discusses student handbooks, it can only means that the new school year is near. Handbooks for students at Stillwater Senior High School and the disticts two junior highs  were presented and approved at Thursday’s school board meeting. The board also received [...]

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The Independent School District 834 Board was updated on the progress of a new data warehouse designed to personalize student learning during the board’s learning session Thursday. The data warehouse went live Feb. 4 and was implemented in two months when similar projects normally take about six months, according to Dr. Chris Balow, coordinator of [...]

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Independent School District 834 officials gave a STEM update Thursday as the district enters year three of the program. Director of Elementary Schools Mary Anderson and Stonebridge Elementary School teacher Denise Cote told board members that over the last year, STEM science kits have been integrated in third through fifth grades, LEGO robotics was added [...]

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Youth Advantage was awarded a $2,000 health and wellness grant from Lakeview Hospital’s Community Benefit Grant to fund Youth Advantage’s Youth Activity Program. Youth Advantage is a nonprofit organization serving children in the Independent School District 834 whose parents don’t have the means to engage their children into extracurricular activities in the areas of arts, [...]

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