Education

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Students at Christ the Redeemer Christian School in Rusk received a lesson in silvaculture and forestry January 11 as part of the annual seedling distribution sponsored by the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District.  Tx A&M Forest Service forester Jacob Crowley gave a lesson on the importance of trees, care and planting instructions then assisted students in planting Shumard red oak seedlings on the campus. Planting for the future
Watching a tree grow is like watching the passage of time. Living amongst the forests of East Texas, it is easy to take trees for granted. But...

Rusk ISD receives reports on baseball/softball project, FIRST rating
The Rusk Independent School District Board held a public meeting during Dec. 10's regular school board meeting to discuss the district's FIRST rating, though no public...
Business Lab Ground Breaking
L to R: Tony Welty, Kamala Scammahorn, Ashley Scammahorn, Caroline Welty, Rod Fletcher, Brady Washburn, Stephen Dement, Michelle Rozell, Kelly King, Laurie Humphries Book Hill breaks ground on new business lab
The Brook Hill School recently broke ground on a new business lab that will allow its students to gain real-life business experience. The school is...

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Pictured, from left, are Karyn Ard and Bobby Dyess, THS principal. Troup teacher a finalist for 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year
Troup High School biology teacher Karyn Ard is one of six teachers who are getting recognized for their awesomeness. Ard has been named Texas’...

Rusk ISD hires new admin, staff
Rusk Independent School District board approved several staff recommendations from Superintendent Dr. Scott Davis during the regular board meeting held Monday, June 11....
RISD rehabbing former church
Rusk Independent School District is expanding on the cheap this summer. Rusk Superintendent Scott Davis told trustees during May’s regular board meeting the district was...
510 county HS grads in the class of 2018
Cherokee County will witness a total of 510 students graduate from area high schools in May. Rusk graduation ceremonies will be held Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at Jim Swink...
Rusk Promise Scholars pictured front row from left are Evelin Velasco, Cassi Fletcher, Estella Lopez, Amy Collins, Esmeralda Perez, Cassie Weiss, Sommer May, Brylee Teichman, Jazzimine Crist and Christian Coutee. Pictured on the second row are Waylon Turner, Jim Colby, Chad Jeffrey, Hayden Helm, Mark Mitchell and Brandon McClure. Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholars honored May 8
A promise made to the students of Rusk ISD by Tyler Junior College, Citizens’ 1st Bank, Rusk and Cherokee County was recognized May 8 as the third...

Top Tomato poster contest winners
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 34th annual Tomato Fest Top Tomato Poster Contest winners. Gene and Donna Brumbelow, owner...

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship
State Representative Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Annually, every member of the Texas Legislature...
JISD teachers of the year named
It was a night of acknowledgements and recognition at the Jacksonville ISD board meeting on Monday as the teacher of the year and the employee of the year were named....
Jacksonville Middle School hits high notes during UIL competition
The Jacksonville Middle School choirs recently traveled to Carthage High School to compete in a two day concert and sight reading UIL contest. The...

Forestry & Wildlife Field Day
Come learn about wildlife and forest management practices in the beautiful state forest. I.D. Fairchild State Forest Forestry & Wildlife Field Day on April 26, from 8:30...
Jacksonville College Civil War Demonstration
On Thursday, April 12, Jacksonville College History Instructor Brett Eckles will be hosting Clinton Kerr as he gives a demonstration of his Civil War reenactment at 11 a.m....
Rusk Junior High Honor Rolls
All A Honor Roll 6th Grade - Sarah Boudreaux, Payton Brummett, Stevie Brummett, Nicole Burkhalter, Courtney Chandler, Charity Coutee, Madison Downs, Nyasia Glenn, Kaitlyn...