GLEN ROSE - During the regular meeting Monday evening, the Glen Rose ISD Board of Trustees recognized the outstanding achievements of several students attending GRISD schools.
The Destination Imagination team from Glen Rose Intermediate School was honored for its first place finish at the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament. This was the first year a team from GRISD competed at the tournament. In addition to coming in first place, the group’s score bested the junior high and high school teams at the competition.
Glen Rose High School senior, Cesar Herrera was recognized for qualifying for the state powerlifting meet. With an impressive overall weight of 1,235 pounds lifted, Herrera placed first at Regionals. He will be competing at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State meet on Saturday, April 2.
GRHS Lady Tiger athletes, Sabrina Watson and Madison Gibson were also acknowledged for being academic All-State basketball players. The girls were recognized for their excellent academic work in the classroom.
“Academic All-State is something we take great pride in, because it highlights our student’s success and hard work not only on the court or on the field but also in the classroom, which is most important,” GRISD’s superintendent, G. Wayne Rotan said.
The board also honored the students of GRHS’s Art and Media communications. The group advanced to the 2016 UIL Young Filmmakers competition with their short-film entitled “Acceptance.” The students spent four months coming up with story ideas, setting up scenes and shooting and editing the seven-minute film. Art and Media communications teacher, Randy Haney said that the success of the group wouldn’t be possible without the support of Superintendent Rotan, Principal Corcoran and the school board.
Once all the awards were handed out, Superintendent Rotan congratulated all of the students for their different achievements and expressed how proud the district was of their accomplishments.
Glen Rose Junior High English teacher, Diana Wright was commended for being a leader in 21st learning. Wright was responsible for leading the junior high’s project based learning “Night at the Museum” where the students presented their version of the Holocaust Museum.
Also at the meeting the Board of Trustees voted to approve the following items:
- An inter-local agreement with Texas Educational Employers Benefit. The company provides life insurance policies for GRISD’s employees.
- Shared Services Arrangement Contract with Tolar ISD, Three Way ISD and Bluff Dale ISD.
- TASB policy update 104, which were amendments to administrative codes.