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Black lives matter protest

Flower Mound High School graduates Meena Dara (left), Sarah Joseph (middle) and Julia Young (right) join the protest near the Flower Mound Kroger.

Madi Olivier

June 2, 2020

Flower Mound protester Laura Haines looked at the black man in front of her.  The sound of the protesters cheering and cars honking their horns in support was loud, but the man stayed silent for two minutes; his jaw was trembling too hard for him to speak. Haines slipped her mask down from  her mout...

Building memories

The Kids Kastle construction site is empty as local residents self quarantine due to a stay at home order. The community build days were postponed due to COVID-19.

Madi Olivier

April 29, 2020

The reconstruction of Kids Kastle is one of the many events cancelled by the city of Highland Village, which recently issued an emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, cancelling all events, programs and activities through May 13. Highland Village Parks and Recreation Director...

Texas governor reopens retail businesses

The Flower Mound Sally Beauty Supply posts flyers announcing changes being made due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 21.

Ayra Charania

April 27, 2020

Texas coronavirus cases peaked on April 22 — April 26, with zero shortages in hospital beds, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Additionally, the state is projected to have 957 COVID-19 deaths by Aug. 4. In consideration of these projections, Gov. Greg Abbott plans to slowly reopen businesses. Abbott allowed retail businesses to offer ...

Denton County issues stay at home order

Denton County Judge Andy Eads issued a stay at home order for the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Madi Olivier

March 25, 2020

Yesterday, Denton County Judge Andy Eads announced a stay at home order for the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 25.  The order is currently set to last for one week, but its duration may be changed by the Commissioners Court.  As of M...

National tests postponed due to coronavirus

Many national tests, including the SAT, ACT and AP exams, are being moved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shriya Mukkavilli

March 19, 2020

College Board recently released a statement on how they would accommodate schools who closed due to COVID-19. Schools that will still be open in May will follow the scheduled testing dates, but schools that closed or will close in March or April will have the option of makeup testing dates either in late May or June. Col...

LISD closes schools due to COVID-19 pandemic

LISD announced on March 17 that schools would be closed until at least April 3 due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.

Madi Olivier

March 17, 2020

Earlier today, LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers released a statement announcing that all LISD schools will be closed through April 3 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he stated that students and parents should prepare for the possibility of the cancellation being extended.  “The health and safety of our students, staff, and the community members in each of the communi...

LISD reacts to COVID-19 outbreak

Fliers created by the CDC are posted throughout both the main and freshman campuses to inform students about how to avoid getting sick, especially with COVID-19. The district recently began making bigger changes to keep students healthy.

Ayra Charania

March 13, 2020

The district is planning to make a decision as to whether they will extend spring break by March 21.  “We will continue evaluating the latest information and make a decision toward the end of spring break,” Chief Communications Officer Amanda Brim stated in an email. Although they have not made...

New career center set to open fall 2020

The new Technology, Education and Career Center-West (TECC-West) campus will be opening in the fall.

Michael Minton

March 12, 2020

The Dale Jackson Career Center will close at the end of the 2020 spring semester as a result of the opening of the new Technology, Education and Career Center-West (TECC-West) campus in the fall, which may cost up to $45.9 million. TECC-West will offer new courses, including Animal Science and Heating Vent...

Agricultural programs to be moved to TECC-West campus

The agricultural classes will be transferred to the Technology, Education and Career Center West (TECC-West) campus by the start of the next school year.

Michael Minton

March 12, 2020

Agricultural classes will no longer be offered at Marcus starting next year. LISD’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) and agricultural programs will be transferred to the Technology, Education and Career Center West (TECC-West) campus in time for the fall 2020 semester. The FFA programs from all high ...

Pioneering percussion

Percussion begins their concert on Feb. 13 at the Texas Music Educators Association convention with their first ensemble “Toccata” by Jacob Remmington.

Alyssa Cheatham

March 11, 2020

This was the 100th year of the Texas Music Educators Association being held and the first time an honor percussion has ever been invited. Percussion teachers have been advocating for the inclusion of this honor for years. The percussion ensemble performed at the convention in San Antonio on Feb. 13. Over...

Video: school safety

Claire Askew and Sydney King

March 8, 2020

This segment was a part of the Sept. 18 episode of MOB.

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