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COOKING AT MIKEY JONES FISH FRY — These cooks were kept busy on Saturday, June 19 at the annual Mikey Jones Fish Fry to raise funds to finance scholarships for deserving seniors at Frankston and LaPoynor Schools.

 More Pictures to come . . .                                — Courtesy Photo

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15th Community Patriotic Celebration

in Frankston planned Sunday, June 27

The 15th annual Frankston Community Patriotic Celebration has been scheduled for Sunday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston.

The event is designed as “A Tribute to Freedom and Those Who Sacrificed for It”.

The event is sponsored by the Human Relations Team of The United Methodist Church of Frankston which will once again host a community-wide celebration to remind of the wisdom and bravery the founding fathers and mothers displayed as they framed a document of freedom envied around the world.

UMC 2021 Patriotic Celebration Flyer

The event also gives special honors to members of the armed services who have served so heroically and nurses who sacrificed to help COVID-19 patients.

Special guest speaker will be Dayton Robertson, a military veteran. Also on the program will be local Boy Scouts, an array of local singers and singalong music.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

The Human Relations Team invites residents of the Frankston area community to attend and bring friends and family. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

For more information, contact (903) 876-2235.           

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FISD to seek,  receive grants

to address COVID-19 impact

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Frankston ISD will be applying for and receiving Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) federal grant funds. The application deadline is July 27.

The purpose of these funds is to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools and students.

A public meeting will be held on Monday, June 21 at 6 p.m. in the FISD Board Room to discuss the use of the funds.

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Newly-elected FISD trustees given

Oath of Office in May 17 meeting

Newly-elected members of the Frankston Independent School District Board of Trustees were given the Oath of Office Monday, May 17 and officers of the newly constituted board were selected, according to a report from FISD.

Newly elected or returning trustees taking office after the May 1 election were Sheila Smith, Junior Mascorro, J.R. Newman and Brian Merritt.

Officers selected were Junior Mascorro, president; Brian Merritt, vice president; and Dustin Holladay, secretary.

The Board also took action on a number of routine items.

— Approved 7-0 a proposed amendment to the FISD District  of Innovation Plan regarding the school district depositories contract. 

— Adopted 7-0 a resolution of the board regarding Texas Education Agency ESSER III and local Policy CB, state and federal revenue sources.

— Voted against a resolution expressing an official intent to reimburse costs of projects. Voting for were Brian Merritt, Dustin Holladay and Joe Reed. Against were Sheila Smith, Ryan Bizzell, J.R. Newman and Junior Mascorro.

Among consent items approved were First Amendment Policy Revisions to Local Policies FNAA, FNAB, GKD and GKDA and a USDA waiver to extend the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during the 2021-2022 school year which allows all  FISD students to eat breakfast and lunch free.

School district patrons interested in details of the above items may contact the administrative office at (903) 876-2556.

The board also approved 7-0, as presented, employment of employees for the 2021-2022 school year and discussed local property values and taxes.

Campus reports were given by school principals.

Elementary Principal Melanie Blackwell reported on various activities, some related directly to the end of school. She said campus enrollment totaled 337. Outstanding Indian recognized was Brody Moore.

A Retirement Celebration for Ann Lloyd, Jan Long, Jim Tindall and Vickie Tindall was announced for Wednesday, May 19 at 3:45 p.m. in the Elementary Library.

Middle School Principal Cindy Owens recognized achievements of various students and groups, including the National Junior Honor Society induction, the Middle School Play, “Snow White” and the End of Year Middle School Dance.

She also reported total MS enrollment of 195, including 69 in the sixth grade, 67 in seventh grade, and 59 in eighth grade.

High School Principal Edgar Rodriguez noted that Final Exams have been scheduled for May 18-21 and that the Class of 2021 Commencement is set for Friday, May 21 in the high school gymnasium. He also recognized the graduation and receipt of Associates Degrees through dual credit of high school graduates Abbie Ramsey and Eryn Pryor from Trinity Valley Community College on Friday, May 14.

The principal also recognized Jon-Wesley Criswell as the Farm Bureau Student of the Month and Sonja Carter as Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year.

He said total enrollment at the high school was 208 including 59 in the ninth grade, 64 in the tenth, 44 in the eleventh and 41 in the twelfth grade.

Supt. Nicci Cook confirmed the campus enrollments for a total enrollment of 740 students. She said the enrollment was down 29 students from Nov. 2, 2019 when the district opened the school to in-person instruction only.

Supt. Cook said that as of the meeting, there have been a total of 67 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection since August, 2020, with 38 students and 29 staff members in the total. She said 20 shots were given in the May 14 NETHealth COVID Vaccination Clinic at FISD.

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