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District honors student, Milstead resigns from board



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Monday night, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville School Board meeting at Little Cypress Intermediate was packed.

The meeting started off with the recognition of students from across the district for their accomplishments made during the year.

Coach Eric Peevey, LCM Athletic Director, said to the audience, “for the 250 other 4A schools in the State of Texas, there is something called the Lone Star Cup.”

“Basically that, they take every athletic program we have, including cheer, drill team, band..”

“And you receive points, at the end of the year you receive an overall, and the top is told they are the best school in the State of Texas.”


“Right now, Little Cypress Mauriceville is ranked number 12 out of 250 schools. We are the only school in South East Texas that is in the top 15.”

Debbie Miller talked about the accomplishments of the Bass Team. She pointed out that LCM had one of the best programs in the area. They had competed on the local, state, national and even international fishing stage.

In district news, the School Board accepted the resignation of Place 5 trustee and Board Vice-President, Aubrey G. Milstead. His term was set to end in 2024.

Steve Lisbony, Director of Child Nutrition, recognized members of his staff and cafeteria workers. He added that in the last year the number of students using the lunch services offered by the district had risen by 10%

The district awarded a contract for the construction of Stadium Turf, Track Surface, and Tennis Courts to Hellas for a total of $4,000,000

The district also awarded a contract to McInnis Construction for a total of $1,252,000 for the construction of a building to replace the Special Programs building after the damages incurred by Hurricane Harvey. It was decided building a new one was preferable to repairing the existing one.



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West Orange-Cove CISD Unveils Innovative Mobile Classroom, Revolutionizing Learning On the Go



WOCCISD is proud to announce the launch of our innovative and fully equipped mobile learning lab, a solution funded by the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant. Pioneered by Dr. Alicia Sigee, Director of Student Services at WOCCISD, the new mobile classroom is committed to providing an adaptable learning environment for various learning needs and community engagement.

The mobile classroom redefines traditional learning methods. This state-of-the-art vehicle boasts two slide-outs, three touch-screen television monitors, comfortable seating, and a versatile table that can be removed to create more space for students. Additionally, the unit includes a restroom, a kitchenette, a back room with pull-down seats, and an ADA wheelchair elevator, ensuring an inclusive learning environment for all. Finally, the classrooms are outfitted with dry-erase boards and touchscreen monitors to allow teaching on every surface. This innovative vehicle transforms learning into an engaging, interactive experience that can stand alone entirely with four AC units and a generator onboard.

The primary focus of this vehicle will be the expansion of the successful “Read and Roll” program, particularly during the crucial summer months of the learning slide; however, we plan that this mobile unit will have many uses throughout the year.

“The “Read and Roll” program is already established as an impactful community initiative and has been a cornerstone of WOCCISD’s commitment to student learning loss,” stated Dr. Alicia Sigee.  “Operating during the summer, the program combines literacy initiatives with meals and community service opportunities for student groups. By going directly into the neighborhoods where students live and play, the program ensures accessibility and community engagement.”

Other initiatives the vehicle will be used for include but are not limited to

Community Resilience: During crises such as hurricanes and disasters, the lab transforms into a disaster command unit and feeding site, providing vital support to the community.


Community Engagement: The lab enhances community engagement through an enrollment hub for parents, local parades, family nights, and parent education initiatives.

Education Empowerment: Parent education sessions on platforms like Skyward and insights into grading periods provide parents with tools to participate in their child’s education.

Comprehensive Events: From “Back to School at LCSO” to FASFA Nights, the lab facilitates diverse community programs such as meet-the-programs nights and mobile job fairs.

“We are thrilled to introduce this groundbreaking diverse mobile classroom,” said WOCCISD Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris. “Our goal is to provide an educational space that accommodates various learning styles and ensures that every student feels welcome and included. This vehicle embodies our dedication to delivering a high-quality education beyond traditional boundaries.”

This innovative mobile learning lab embodies WOCCISD’s dedication to adapting and evolving to meet the changing needs of students, families, and the community. It symbolizes resilience, innovation, and commitment to empowering lives through excellence every day!

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Orangefield High School Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs



Awards recognize high-performing students and help them stand out to colleges

Submitted by Rachel Taylor, OFISD

Gracie Bickham (OFISD Photo)

Santiago Baca (OFISD photo)

Two students at Orangefield High School, Gracie Bickham, and Santiago Baca, earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students’ hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.


The criteria for eligible students include:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.
  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.


Eligible students are invited to apply to BigFuture during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time to share their achievements in high school as they plan for the future. At the same time, colleges and organizations using College Board’s Student Search Service™ can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process.


“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture® at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”

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Woolley named new BCISD CFO



Mr. Tim Woolley was named as the BCISD CFO!
Woolley’s career in education spans nineteen years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Ag Economics with an emphasis in Macroeconomics from Texas A&M University and earned his Masters of Education in School Administration from Lamar University. He holds memberships in the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of School Administrators, and Leadership Southeast Texas.
Woolley served as a high school teacher and coach for four years at LCM HS and seven years at Atascocita HS. In 2015, he started his three-year administrative role at LCM HS as an assistant principal, and in 2018, he returned to his alma mater as the principal of Bridge City High School. He has continued to lead the Bridge City High School campus over the past five years during which time he was named the Region V Outstanding Principal of the Year (2021).
Tim was influenced greatly by his parents, Tom and Sharon Woolley, who were both longtime educators in Bridge City ISD. He is a BCHS graduate (class of 2000), married to Sally Woolley (librarian at BCMS), and they have 4 children all attending schools in BCISD: Addison (class of 2024), Carter, and Callie (class of 2033), and Reid (class of 2034).
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