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Sharyland’s Health Science Institute accepting applications

HSILOGOWith plans of opening in 2020, the Sharyland Independent School District is already recruiting the students they expect will be their first cohort of the district’s Health Science Institute - 8th graders.

 

“The HSI comes is an expansion of our current medical program and we’re very excited that this was approved by our school board earlier this year,” Cynthia Aldape, the district’s health science coordinator said. “This institute will reflects what data from the Texas Workforce Commission says: healthcare is a growing field and we’re preparing students for careers in that field.”

 

A 2015 study from the U.S. Department of Labor said employment of healthcare occupations are projected to grow 19 percent in the next few years, adding more than 2 million jobs nationwide.

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Mission Health Fair provides free health screenings

missionchamberThe Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) and Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC) will collaborate again for the 23rd Annual Mission Community Health Fair.  The event will be held at the Sharyland High School gym on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free to the public.

 

The event is designed to provided free health screenings, awareness, and education to low-income individuals and families. Blood tests for the first 500 people will be provided by the laboratory team of Mission Regional Medical Center. A 12-hour fast is required for those interested in a blood screening.

 

The following free screenings and services that will be included at the Health Fair: bone density, cholesterol, diabetes, liver and kidney function, flu vaccines and much more.

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Sharyland Bannworth gym looking to expand

boys-and-girls-club-logoThis coming fall, Sharyland students will be able to enjoy the benefits of a fully operational Boys and Girls Club at the Sharyland Bannworth Gym.

 

The gym at Bannworth Park, located at 1822 N. Shary Rd., is currently open on a part time basis for two months during the summer. This will change as the Boys and Girls Club is seeking to expand it into a fully operational location, announced the organization’s director, Juan Arevalo.

 

Arevalo said Tuesday that the Bannworth location is looking to undergo some major construction to add six classrooms for educational purposes. The $300,000 project will allow the Boys and Girls Club location to provide services year-round.

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Sharyland open enrollment program yields seven new students

Sharyland-LogoAt their school board meeting last month, the Sharyland Independent School District announced the district has enrolled seven students from outside their district as part of their open enrollment program.

 

“It’s not a large number but I think we like it that way,” District Superintendent Robert O’Connor said at the board meeting. “We’re very selective in the process. What makes it challenging, especially at the secondary level, is the way we do our semester and terms. Since we accelerated a lot this year it makes it difficult to accept junior and high school students, it’s a little trickier for them to catch up. We’ve kept it tight with high standards.”

 

Approved last August, the district opened up their campus for new students due to a lack of growth in the district. However, the district would be charging a $2,500 yearly fee once students pass the strict application process to attend the district.

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Looking back: The top 10 stories for the Sharyland Times

Dr-Robert-OConnorWith the start of a new year comes a lot of reflecting on what the previous year has brought to us.

 

For us at the Sharyland Times, 2017 saw a variety of news to bring to you which brings us to this post.

 

Below is a list of the 10 most popular stories we’ve printed this year. All 10 of these stories were selected through a combination of the number of pageviews they’ve received on our site and how they impacted how we covered news this year. Here’s to hoping 2018 brings more excellent coverage from your beloved community newspaper.

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Sharyland school board approves new press box for Richard Thompson Stadium

New-SISD-logoTo avoid further repairs on the press box at Sharyland High School’s Richard Thompson Stadium, the Sharyland school board of trustees has awarded a bid to a Florida-based company to construct a new press box.

 

During its Monday meeting trustees awarded a $251,130 contract to GT Grandstands of Plant City to build the new press box and add 600 bleachers to the stadium.

 

“The press box is as old as the stadium and it’s outdated and in need of major repairs,” the district’s maintenance director, Mark Dougherty, said of the 20-year-old press box. “It’s time for a new one or the alternative is to keep repairing it like we’ve been doing every year. It needs a lot of work with its exterior, new paint job, paneling and roof work.”

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