Raising the roof!

Diboll Junior High staff challenged eighth-grade students this year to meet or beat the state average on the STAAR test. If they were successful the teachers would have to spend all night on the roof. If they were successful in every subject area then the principal would have to join the teachers. The students did … Read more

Diboll FFA winding down year

The Diboll FFA brought its competition season to an end through its annual awards banquet. The banquet started with the officers opening the banquet up for business. The current and incoming officers then served guests a catfish dinner catered by JR’s Barn. Guests were able to enjoy a slide presentation of pictures taken over the … Read more

Stephens is newest DISD board member

Incumbent Andrea Swor will serve another term on the Diboll ISD school board and will be joined by Greg Stephens. Swor garnered the most votes in the Saturday, May 9, at-large election with 165. Stephens got 152 votes, and Melvin Linton Jr. got 127. Stephens supporters put him in the lead during early voting, as … Read more

Early voting under way

Three local residents are vying for two spots on the Diboll Independent School District Board of Trus-tees. Two-term trustee Irvin McWilliams is not seeking re-election; however, longtime member Andrea Swor is seeking another term and is facing challengers Melvin Linton Jr. and Greg Stephens. “We’re in great shape with our current leadership. If we weren’t, … Read more

DISD already fitting the bills

With Pre-K funding being a hot topic at our state capitol lately. I thought it would be great to share some more of our school district story with you this month. You see the state only funds a half-day of Pre-K and that means that half of our Pre-K 4 students are funded with local … Read more

UIL competitors practice to be perfect

Diboll High School hosted UIL academic practice meets on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. Several schools from the area participated, including Hudson, Central, and Chester. Diboll students placed in the following events. Calculator Applications: Valerie Rodriquez—1st; Cedric Moses—2nd; Dylan Tamez—4th; Tre Moses—6th. Computer Science: Louie Hernandez and Cedric Moses—tied for 3rd. Number Sense: Sammie Jo … Read more

Diboll elementary students place third in UIL meet

Diboll was well represented by approximately 80 students who participated in the Elementary level UIL meet on Saturday, Jan. 24. Grades two through five competed in a variety of events at Bonner Elementary in Hudson. When all the points were totaled, Diboll placed third overall. “We were only nine points behind the second place school,” … Read more

DISD has its Legislative priorities

Are you concerned about any of these? • Advocate for fair Public school Compensation/Retirement/Insurance costs • Advocate for full day Early Childhood funding ( we are currently funded for 1/2 day only so 1/2 of the PK 4 money is from local funds) • Update the Transportation allotment- Still using numbers from 1984! Really! • … Read more