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LORD’S ACRE AUCTION — The 35th annual Lord’s Acre Festival auction at The United Methodist Church of Frankston Family Life Center got underway at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 with attendees following health and safety guidelines dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The auction had been separated from the Country Store, which was held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 due to health and safety concerns. Proceeds from the auction go to help finance church and community ministries. — Citizen Photo

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Frankston School trustees approve

routine items, hear reports Nov. 16

The Frankston ISD Board of Trustees Monday night, Nov. 16 approved three routine items under consideration and heard reports from the superintendent and principals on various activities.

The board also held a public hearing on the First Report for the Financial Integrity System of Texas (FIR$T). In that report, Frankston ISD received a superior rating and received 98 of a possible 100 points, determined by 15 indicators. The district also was in compliance with the payment terms of all debt agreements and made timely payments to the TRS, TWC, IRS and other government agencies in the Financial Management Performance Report.

In action items, the Board approved on respective votes of 6-0:

— A resolution regarding the Anderson County School District Legislative Platform for the 87th Legislative Session.

— District Improvement Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year.

— Early Childhood (EC) Literacy and Math and College, Career, Military Readiness (CCMR) Goals as required under House Bill 3 of the Legislature.

In regard to the goals in the latter action, the goal set for EC was to increase the percent of third grade students whose score meets grade level or above on STAAR Reading from 43%  to 53% by August 2025 and increase the percent of third grade students whose score meets grade level or above on STAAR Math from 49% to 59% by August 2025. The goal for CCMR was set to increase the percent of graduates who meet the criteria for CCMR from 71% to 81% by August 2025.

Reports by administrators included the following:

Elementary School Principal Melanie Blackwell reported current enrollment of 337. Among other things, she introduced Fourth Grade Outstanding Indians Ariana Hurtado, Destiny Lazo, Skyla Pessink and Lyla Sewalt.

Middle School Principal Cindy Owens reported enrollment totaling 192 with 68 sixth graders, 67 seventh graders and 57 eighth graders. She introduced Warriors of the Week Chloe Dollarhide, Eli Perry, Mary Motes and Emily Barrett.

The Seventh Grade A volleyball team was recognized as being undefeated and District champions. The seventh grade football team had a 5-0 record and the eighth grade football team was 5-2-1 for the season. Also the Greenhand FFA Quiz Team finished third in district competition.

High School Principal Edgar Rodriguez reported enrollment of 214 with 58 in the ninth grade, 68 in the 10th grade, 46 in the 11th grade and 42 in the 12th grade.

Supt. Nicci Cook reported total district enrollment of 743 currently. She also recognized the Indian football varsity which played in the AA bi-district playoff game and Regional Cross Country qualifiers Kaylee Davis, Abigail Fletcher, Logan Ratliff and Govani Martinez. Davis, Fletcher and Martinez finished in the top 25 at Regional. A discussion of future band activities also was included in the report.

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