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WCJC Choir presents ‘Holy Week’ concert April 14

Members of the Wharton County Junior College’s Chamber Singers rehearse for this coming Monday’s Holy Week Concert, which features selections marking the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  The Wharton County Junior College Choirs will mark one of the Christian church’s most reverent seasons with a concert that highlights Christ’s final days on earth. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, the Holy Week Concert will center exclusively on music that recalls the events leading […]

WCJC announces May mini-term & summer 2014 walk-in & web registration

Wharton County Junior College is currently registering for the May Mini-Term and Summer 2014 semesters.   Students may register on campus or on the web through May 18 for the May Mini-Term, through June 8 for Summer I, and through July 13 for Summer II. On campus registration is held at the WCJC Richmond campus, […]

Winning essay earns Walker Station Elementary School student “Superintendent for the Day”

Dr. Dupre asked Annie to introduce herself to administrators during an Administrative Team Meeting.

Classmates of Annie Phan’s greeted her with cheers when she returned to school following a brief absence on April 10. Her reason for being away from school wasn’t due to an illness or family emergency; it was because Annie was named “Superintendent for the Day” in Fort Bend ISD. Annie, a fifth-grader at Walker Station […]

WCJC raises funds for Turtle Wing Foundation

Photo by Ben Sharp

WCJC students and the WCJC Volleyball Team cooked baked goods and sold T-shirts this past Thursday to raise funds for the Turtle Wing Foundation, which assists special needs children – and particularly those with Autism – who  live in rural areas. Volleyball Coach Brianna Florus organized this week’s fundraiser. Her sister-in-law helped found the Turtle […]

Students select apples for favorite instructors

Photo by John Dettling, Jr.

WCJC students choose apples to present to their favorite instructors as part of The Teacher Effect initiative. Pictured, from left, are Davariel White, Emily Abbot, Becky Hannah, Jacob Medina, Lauren Walker and Gabrielle Gonzales.

Suburban Sugar Land Women presents 11 FBISD scholarships to FBISD students

In recognition of 25 years of service to the community, Suburban Sugar Land Women (SSLW) presented 12 Fort Bend County high school students with 2014 Academic and Competitive Scholarships.  Among the recipients are 11 Fort Bend ISD students. The FBISD scholarship recipients:  • Erin Breaux, Hightower High School (Prairie View A&M  University, Nursing) •  Chelsea […]

UH efforts to raise awareness for bone marrow donors

A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors. Niyati Vaidya is shown on the left.

By Marisa Ramirez “You feel like this is really something that makes a difference,” said Niyati Vaidya, of Sugar Land, and a health education major and treasurer of the Be The Match-University of Houston. “Just the words ‘bone marrow’ can sound scary to people.” Be The Match is a bone marrow registry of potential donors […]

Kranchers honored for dedication to Special Olympics

Shown are "Volunteers of the Year" Jane and Les Kracher.

  Jane and Les Krancher were honored at the 33rd Annual Lamar CISD Special Olympics Invitational as the Volunteers of the Year. For the past 16 years, the couple has worked the grill at the Special Olympics, cooking hot dogs and hamburgers for the volunteers, athletes and coaches. This year, that number was an estimated […]

Light It Up Blue

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In support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Fort Bend ISD speech pathologists came together to “Light It Up Blue” by wearing blue-colored clothing. Sponsored by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, “Light It Up Blue” commemorates the adoption of World Autism Awareness Day in 2007 by the United […]

Fort Bend ISD addresses overcrowding at Commonwealth and Oakland Elementary Schools

Fort Bend Independent School District is taking measures to address overcrowding in high growth areas where two elementary schools have significant increasing student enrollment – Commonwealth and Oakland Elementary Schools. The district is developing the best solutions possible based upon the unique circumstances of each school. Commonwealth ES to address growth over next two years […]

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