School and Sports

Coyote Pride

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The University Interscholastic League has approved student athletes returning to campus for summer workouts. It is great to see students back on campus again! Once again, COVID-19 is on everyone’s radar as Texas’ case counts are on the rise. School districts must remain focused on this Public Health Crisis first and foremost. The link to the Texas Health and Human Services coronavirus update page is: . Please look at the information on this webpage. According to the webpage, there are a few simple routines that will help mitigate the spread COVID-19. There are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:

HPU to start fall semester on August 24 with health guidelines in place

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Howard Payne University’s fall 2020 semester will begin as scheduled on August 24, pending any delays or other modifications as directed by government officials. The university announced that classrooms, residence halls and other campus facilities, as well as the university’s El Paso and New Braunfels Centers, will be open for students while allowing for proper social distancing and other protocols in line with COVID-19 guidelines.

UIL Lone Star Cup 2019-20 Update

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The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released standings for the Lone Star Cup through March 13, 2020. Due to the cancellation of UIL spring events, the Lone Star Cup will not be awarded for the 2019-20 school year.

UIL to Honor Boy’s State Basketball Participants

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The University Interscholastic League will hold special presentations to honor the 2020 State Basketball Participants on Wednesday June 10, and Thursday, June 11. Live video will be available on the UIL Website and the UIL YouTube page.

Toughest 10K in Texas 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 2020

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This year - 2020 - marks the Toughest 10K in Texas’ 40th year. A favorite event for competitors of all ages, this year the race is now part of the Centex Race Series. Runners travel nationwide to attend this hilly race held during the Annual Lampasas Spring Ho Festival because of the challenge the course provides. This race is hosted by The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, and all proceeds benefit the Lampasas County Community. This years’ event will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The race begins at 7 a.m. and will start and finish at the Hancock Park Golf Course Pavilion in Lampasas. The race will also feature a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run as we encourage people of all ages to come out and participate.

Patsy Hall is recipient of Humanities Texas 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

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Each year, Humanities Texas presents awards recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching the humanities in Texas schools. Over 700 teachers from across the state were nominated for this year's awards. During the 2020-2021 school year, each winning teacher will receive $5,000 and an additional $1,000 for his or her school to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.

Equitable services to private non-profit schools attending PNP schools within a reasonable distance

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San Saba ISD is beginning to plan its Title I program for the next school year and needs your help to determine if there are any students who live in San Saba Independent School District and attending your private nonprofit school who may be eligible for Title I services. Title I, Part A, authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act, provides services to children who need extra educational help and reside in Title I public school attendance areas. Services can range from reading instruction several times per week during the school day, to mathematics instruction after school, to counseling services, to a family literacy program during the summer. In addition to student services, Title I provides professional development activities for private school teachers of participating children and special activities for families of Title I students.

From Rylander Memorial Library...

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We invite you to support the library by renewing your membership to The Friends or by joining for the first time. Being a Friend is a small way to help your local library better serve our community. The modest dues enable the Friends to fund the following projects.