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Irving ISD spelling bee

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Winfree pledges to stop texting while driving

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This January, students at Winfree Academy took an oath to no longer text and drive. In front of their peers and teachers, each student signed a document promising that they would not risk the

Parra’s focus on students thrills educators

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Jose Parra, the new superintendent of Irving ISD, was formally welcomed into his position with a reception on Wed., Jan. 8, at which Parra met and shook hands with some 200 hundred people from

All American Scholarship deadline is March 1

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San Antonio, Texas – Applications for the 2014 All American Scholar Program, sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance, are now available and must be received no later than March 1, 2014. The All American Scholar Program

Retired School Personnel hold holiday luncheon

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  The Irving Retired School Personnel Association met on Thurs., Dec. 12 for its annual Christmas luncheon and silent auction benefiting student scholarships and the book project. The association donates $500 each year to one

New superintendent brings sweeping philosophical changes

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The Irving ISD (IISD) board of trustees unanimously voted to elect Jose Parra as the new superintendent of the school district, on Dec. 12. Parra has 26 years of education experience under his belt

MacArthur student earns wireless investment in his future

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MacArthur High School Student Darian Sargent’s academic achievements earned him a $1,000 scholarship and tablet through Aio’s 30 Days 30 Dreams program. Sargent joined 29 other Dallas area students who also earned a scholarship

Middle School Football

Bowie claims city championship after undefeated season

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On the cold, rainy night of Nov. 4, the Bowie Cubs’ seventh grade football team faced off against the Travis Bobcats for the Irving ISD City Football Championship in the Irving Schools Stadium. Bowie’s

Australian Basketball

Exhibition game gives Aussies taste of American sports culture

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    MacArthur High School’s Lady Cardinals basketball teams played an exhibition game against teams from South Australia on the evening of Tue., Nov. 3. Both the junior varsity and the varsity teams played, with the

Science gets a boost

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The Northrop Grumman Corporation, an Irving-based aerospace and defense technology company, officially signed on to become a partner with Irving ISD after being involved with the science department for many years. The official ceremony