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Posts published in “Day: October 14, 2021

HIGHLANDS Jamboree & Spooktacular set for Oct. 30

HIGHLANDS – Chamber of Commerce Director Jessica Woods has announced that after missing the Jamboree last year, due to the Pandemic, the community will be able to participate in a combined Jamboree and Halloween celebration, named a “Spooktacular” on Saturday, October 30. The Highlands 64th Annual Jamboree will include a parade, crafts show, Expo, and Children’s Pageant on Saturday, October 30th.

The Parade will begin at 10 am and travel south on Main Street.

The Craft Fair and Expo will open after the parade at Highlands Elementary Campus on E. Wallisvile Rd.

The popular Children’s pageant will start at noon following the parade awards, taking place in the elementary school multipurpose room.

Crosby ISD investigates racist graffiti

VIEW on Social Media site shows racist graffiti written on tile walls in the Crosby High School boys bathroom.

CROSBY – The school district is now investigating vandalism in the form of graffiti with racist remarks, discovered in one of the student restrooms at the high school. The markings may be the result of a national trend, promoted on the internet site TikTok, encouraging students to rebel against schools with this type of defacement.

Students and parents at Crosby High School have expressed shock and concern about the vandalism.

The district sent out a letter to parents informing them about “derogatory racial remarks” written on Crosby High School bathroom tiles. Now, the district is asking parents to talk with their students and remain vigilant in observing and reporting suspicious behavior.

“We need to make you aware of an incident that happened at Crosby High School this week. A bathroom was vandalized with derogatory racial remarks. Campus administration is investigating. Remember, any student involved in vandalism of any kind in our schools will be held to the strictest disciplinary action.

BHISD earns top scores in state testing

Texas Education Agency released 2020- 2021 state accountability scores in August, and Barbers Hill ISD ranked at the top of its 40-district comparison group statewide.

“Our outstanding scores can be attributed to the heroic effort of staff members who put students first despite obstacles, students who came to school and gave it their best, and a community who continued to trust and support us in these unprecedented times,” said Deputy Superintendent Sandra Duree.

The district’s overall passing rate was 89 percent, which is 22 points higher than the state average and ahead of second- and third-ranking Dallas-area districts Frisco ISD and Wylie ISD.

“State accountability scores are one measure of success,” said Duree. “Last year we celebrated so many successes, such as our highest number of Advanced Placement scholars, a National Merit Commended Student, and our new Social Emotional Learning program, not to mention our dozens of state qualifiers and state champions.”