Education

OHS student arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up school’ over the phone

An Odessa High School student is facing charges after making a threatening phone call.

Sewell Ford donates truck to ECISD agriculture program

State Farm donates 2 vehicles to MC for Student Salvage Vehicle Donation Program

Southwest Bank donates $78,000 to ECISD school for new laptops

Midland Freshman HS, West Texas Food Bank team up for Pup Pantry

ECISD Board of Trustees decide how to allocate TRE money, select firm to find superintendent

Midland City Council join stand against high-level nuclear waste

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Midland College auto students learn lessons on donated cars

Midland ISD hosts Veterans Day celebration

Pultizer-prize winning author to give lecture at UTPB

Workshop shows how to become medical doctor in 7 years

UTPB hosts historic investiture ceremony

ECISD gets accepted to Student Spaceflight Experiments Program for 2nd year

Midland Colleges hosts November First Friday Lecture

Dr. Mustafa Amin will be discussing science, math and astronomy during this free lecture.

Help-A-Teacher receives donated calculators, gift cards to MISD, teacher

Help-A-Teacher donated 30 calculators to MISD and $500 in Wal-Mart gift cards to 10 MISD teachers.

  MISD officials discuss ‘Midland on the Move’ initiative

MISD officials gathered on Tuesday to discuss the Midland on the Move initiative which strives to improve the quality of education students receive.

OPD training community for active shooter response

The Odessa Police Department is preparing the community in case a tragedy strikes.

  UTPB celebrates 45th anniversary

Anadarko, Wish for Wheels give brand new bikes to every second-grader at Midland elementary school

Chevron, Kent Kwik Representatives visit G.E. Buddy West Elementary School with STEM school supplies

Chevron donates school supplies to local teachers

High Sky Children’s Ranch break ground for new shelter, administration building, Frank Cremer Therapy Center

ECISD Police arrest Permian student with gun on campus

Midland College holding ‘College Ready’ workshop

Attendees will learn how to navigate college deadlines, how to use the applytexas.com college application, and how to pay for college, including crucial FAFSA information.

Education Partnership and Education Foundation Meeting

Tuesday morning, the Education Partnership Leadership Team conducted a joint meeting with the Executive Board of the Education Foundation of Odessa.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

ECISD student experiment returns from ISS, harvesting and analysis to be conducted

The student team, Atlas XIII, competed in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, which gave them the opportunity to design an experiment with a protocol that would be carried out by astronauts aboard the ISS.

UTPB receives $40,000 scholarship fund from Mexican American Scholarship Committee

The committee gifted $40,000 to the university, which will allow 25 Permian Basin students to attend the school.

MISD holds September monthly school board meeting

This month's meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. on September 10 and will be held at Bowie Fine Arts Academy on Elk Avenue.

  Midland school officials participate in annual Dropout Recovery Walk

School officials met at Bowie Elementary School and Fine Arts Academy for their annual Dropout Recovery Walk on Sept. 8.

Clearfork Elementary School phone lines are down

Clearfork Elementary School in Andrews has posted on their Facebook page that their phone lines are not working as of 9 a.m. Friday.

Midland College hosts science lecture on bees in West Texas

Admission to the event is free and attendees are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase food from the Scharbauer Student Center Grill.

UTPB names President of Business Affairs, Chief Financial Officer

Cesario Valenzuela, who was born and raised in West Texas, has been appointed to the position and will officially start in October.

MAP administrator named Secondary “Principal of the Year”

Midland Alternative Program Principal Lena Buck has been named Region 18's High School "Principal of the Year" by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Wednesday.

Midland College breaks ground on new dining hall

The new June & Frank Cowden Dining Hall will add 18,600 square feet to the existing Scharbauer Student Center at a cost of $8.5 million.

Big Spring ISD reminds parents, students to pick up Smart Tags

The transportation department at Big Spring Independent School District already has over 1,200 students registered in their SmartTag system for the 2018-19 school year.

Odessa College hosts giant cookout for students, employees

The cookout and picnic will be held on the OC Commons with an introduction of athletic teams, student organizations, prizes and fun outdoor activities.

Video surfaces of Permian students on buckets, without desks

According to school officials, the English teacher was in need of 36 additional desks for the classroom the district had no idea the teacher was in need of extra desks.

Latest report shows Educate Midland helps students achieve highest potential

The report focused on eight measurement indicators and highlighted student performance, challenges, and goals.

Free lunch and breakfast for some schools in Ector County

The community eligibility provision is a federal program that allows school campuses to give out free breakfast and lunch meals to all their students.

ECISD breaks 2017 record with over 33,000 students

Last year at the seventh day of enrollment the district ended with 32,051.

MISD launches new data software system, streamlines access for families

This module will grant students, parents, and staff real-time access to student information, such as attendance, grades, schedules, progress, assignments, and emergency contact information.

Midland College welcoming students with Doggies and Donuts

Midland College will be giving free Starbucks coffee and donuts in the Marie Hall Academic Building Monday at 9 A.M. to meet the Student Government. Best of all, the college will have adorable pups to cuddle with.

More students filling schools in Midland-Odessa

As students return to schools in Midland and Ector County the latest enrollment numbers are released.

Teachers in ECISD working through staff shortage

At Bowie Middle School, 8th grade United States history teacher Sheena Salcido is a woman who started teaching for all the right reasons.

  MISD principal awarded highest honor for Region 18 by TEPSA

The Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association granted Burnet Elementary Principal Angela Aron "TEPSAN of the Year" for her region.

ECISD approve increased tax rate, hire interim superintendent

The proposed 13 cent increase would mean $192.64/year (or $16.05/month) in additional property taxes for the average home in Ector County.

5 MISD schools rated 'Improvement required' up from 4 in 2017

The report cards are in for the Midland and Ector County school districts after the Texas Education Agency released their accountability ratings.

ECISD accept resignation of Superintendent Tom Crowe

Tuesday, the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Tom Crowe effective Sept. 1 and moved to hire Jim Nelson as an interim superintendent by the same date.

MISD address Bullying Committee, adopt lower tax rate

The school board for Midland Independent School District Heard heard recommendations from the Bullying Committee and agreed on a lower tax rate.

ECISD release 2017-18 Accountability Ratings

Tuesday afternoon, officials of the Ector County Independent School District highlighted some of the significant progress being made in their schools – while acknowledging the district still has work to do when it comes to Accountability Ratings.

MISD school board meeting delayed one night

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Midland woman creates organization to provide school supplies for teachers

UPDATE: The Help A Teacher website came through in a big way for a local junior high school.

Midland FD shares tips to prevent fires in your home

If you're worried about the dangers of a natural gas explosion at your home, the Midland Fire Department shared the following tips.

ECISD holds Teacher University

The conference is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MISD announces minor changes for 2018-19 school year

MISD has announced a few changes, including how to access student grades and start times for classes.

ECISD Board discuss adopting higher tax rate, teacher salaries

In a Tuesday meeting, the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees discussed adopting a higher tax rate for the coming year, and teacher salaries.