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Kingsland School holding open enrollment and open house

Kingsland School holding open enrollment and open house

KINGSLAND — Kingsland School/Orenda Charter Schools is holding open enrollment through January for the 2018-19 school year. The public charter school offers kindergarten through the eighth grade and has an enrollment of 151 students. It was founded in 2011. (more…)

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Learn the ABCs of homeschooling at Marble Falls info meeting Aug. 6

Learn the ABCs of homeschooling at Marble Falls info meeting Aug. 6

STAFF WRITER DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Homeschooling has grown into a viable educational option for families, yet some parents might pause at the idea of being their child’s teacher. Those fears, however, are unwarranted, according to homeschooling parents. (more…)

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Career Assets offering free trades classes in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Coordinators have launched a free certification program and are looking for students interested in a post-secondary education through Central Texas College in trades such as plumbing and electrician work. (more…)

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The Career Assets job-training program, in cooperation with Central Texas College, recently graduated several students in the culinary arts, and officials have proposed expanding its resources to include training for plumbers and electricians. File photo

Job-training program seeks to include industrial trades with EDC assistance

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A job-training program offering free tuition has proposed expanding to include trades such as plumbing and electrical with potential seed money from the state and the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp., officials said. (more…)

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Texas Tech officials eye potential nursing program in Marble Falls

Texas Tech officials eye potential nursing program in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Higher education is within reach for Hill Country residents because of a long-term relationship with Texas Tech University, which manages satellite campuses in Marble Falls, Fredericksburg and Junction, officials say. (more…)

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The first graduating class of the culinary arts program prepared dishes toward their final exam on March 8 at Saucy’s Catering in Cottonwood. Pictured are graduates Marissa Carrillo (left) and Lindsay Parker, chef and course instructor Luciana McKeown of Saucy’s Catering, and students Shadow Crouch, Josh Yocum and Manuel Bravo. Courtesy photo

Cottonwood Shores culinary school serves up hospitality workforce

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER COTTONWOOD SHORES —  Creating a tasty whiskey tarragon sauce could very well launch Josh Yocum’s career as a future chef. Yocum and four other students were the first graduating class March 8 of a culinary arts program that offers free tuition through Central Texas College for individuals trying to enter new […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls

BACK TO SCHOOL: Highland Lakes offers private education choices

MARBLE FALLS — While most “back-to-school” attention focuses on area public schools, the Highland Lakes has a number of high-quality private schools as well. Since its humble roots on Mormon Mill Drive in Marble Falls, Faith Academy of Marble Falls has grown and expanded to a highly regarded faith-based school. Faith Academy, now located at […]

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Parents holding homeschooling info meeting at Westside Park

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As parents look for education options, one choice remains homeschooling, but many may hesitate at making the jump to homeschooling for a variety of reasons. (more…)

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Central Texas College grant to help students, businesses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Central Texas College received a $208,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to make paying for higher education easier for income-eligible students living in Burnet and Llano counties. An information meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes-Marble Falls […]

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Cobey Lusinger (left) of Marble Falls High School; Grace Velasco Van De Hoef of Veritas Academy; Heidi Klein of Cedar Park High School; Emily Moseley of Lago Vista High School; and Tess Johnson of Marble Falls High School were awarded $2,500 scholarships in the 2015 PEC essay contest, which asked seniors to write about the value of nonprofit organizations. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls, Faith Academy students awarded PEC scholarships

FROM STAFF REPORTS  JOHNSON CITY —  Pedernales Electric Cooperative awarded 14 students — three of whom are from Marble Falls — thousands of dollars in scholarship money after the seniors penned essays on how nonprofit programs enrich lives and serve the community, according to a release from the utility. (more…)

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Legacy Community Fund offering grants to local nonprofits

MARBLE FALLS — Applications are being accepted for grants from the Legacy Community Endowment Fund. Money will be awarded in October. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: “We Got the Beat '80s Extravaganza” fundraiser for Marble Falls Project Graduation
WHEN: 7-11 p.m. April 18
WHERE: Uptown Theatre, 218 Main St. in Marble Falls
TICKETS: $12.50 (but bring more to play games)
FOR MORE: Go to mfhs-projectgrad.com

Totally awesome event benefits Marble Falls Project Graduation

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — What kid growing up in the 1980s didn’t identify with at least one member of “The Breakfast Club?” The classic John Hughes movie is set in a high school where five teens find themselves stuck in detention together. (more…)

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Master Gardeners group needs applicants for $2,500 scholarship

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — It’s not often you try to give away money and don’t get a response. But that’s just what members of the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association found this year with their 2015 scholarship. “Right now, we haven’t had any applications,” said Lavona Fry of the association. “The deadline […]

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Job-training program offers adults second chances at careers

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A jobs and career training program has launched in cooperation with Central Texas College and area businesses and will host its first orientation for potential participants. (more…)

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PEC offering $50,000 in scholarships to 14 seniors

JOHNSON CITY — The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is offering $50,000 in scholarships in 2015 to local high school and home-schooled seniors in its service area. Applications for scholarships are due by March 27. (more…)

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Aiden Park, a senior at Marble Falls High School, shoots footage of fellow senior Amber Clark while Jackie Winn observes for a documentary project he and four others are completing. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls High School turning up volume with A/V studio expansion

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A bright green sheet hangs in between shelving units in Matt Turner’s class at Marble Falls High School. (more…)

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Johnson City Public Library librarian Maggie Goodman leads a discussion about ozone during a recent Discovery Academy class. The program, geared toward third through fifth grades, aims at getting Johnson City Elementary School students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Discovery Academy at Johnson City library opens minds to science, math

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR JOHNSON CITY — The group of Johnson City Elementary School students “ooh’ed” and “ah’ed” as they watched a PBS show in which six small quad-copters moved around a small room. The craft’s moves were synchronized, not by a remote computer but by the students’ own initiative. (more…)

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Marble Falls program offers adults pathway to career change

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Growing opportunities in fields such as health care, financial and technical services have inspired a program to help adults find a new career. (more…)

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Scholarship opportunities for Highland Lakes students

Highland Lakes students can take advantage of several scholarships being offered locally. These include: Highland Lakes Democratic Women offering three scholarships to female students MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes Democratic Women is accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships. The local chapter of the Texas Democratic Women will award scholarships to the following Highland Lakes […]

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Burnet CISD leading students into valuable jobs with math/science-based program

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — One of the growing concerns among business and industry leaders is how the United States is falling behind when it comes to producing graduates with science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degrees. Now, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is positioning itself to help curtail that assessment. “Getting kids […]

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