The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 2009 Page: 3 of 16
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Thursday, April 16, 2009 3A
972-442-5515 THE SACHSE NEWS
The Sachse News received several awards
at the North and East Texas Press Association
Better Newspaper Contest 2009. The awards
were presented at the annual convention, held
this year in Granbury April 1 - 4.
The paper won first in headlines and sec-
ond in advertising. Shiela K. Haynes placed
second in feature photos, and the paper won
fecund place in page design and special sec-
Greg Ford won second place for sports
coverage, and Patty Montagno placed third in
Joe Diehl won third in sports photos, and
Patty Montagno placed fourth in feature sto-
Newspapers compete with other papers
with the same frequency of publication
(weekly, daily, etc.) and of similar circula-
The Sachse News is part of C&S Media,
Inc., which also publishes The Wylie News,
Murphy Monitor, The Farmersville Times and
The Princeton Herald.
Photos by I'atty Mtintagno
A thank you and an oath
Above, Mayor Mike Felix udministers the oath of office to new Tax Increment
Finance hoard member Bobby Tillman. Left, Mayor Mike Felix congratulates Janet
Hurley for her six-year commitment as a Sachse election judge.
BEST Foundation grants aid students, teachers, campuses
continued from page IA
served by the G1SD. The foun-
dation operates independently,
but in cooperation, with the dis-
Board members are Bruce
Mahnken. Dr. Curtis Culwell,
Helen Dorsey (vice president.)
Robert Harris, Katie Kifer
(treasurer,) Jim Jerkins, Scott
Luna, Paul Mayer, Ann Minnis
(president), Minerva Moreno
(secretary,) Karina Olivares,
Jaime Ornelas, Dr. Phyllis
Parker, Reimer, Tina Stelnicki
and Linda Stiles.
Staff members are Pam Parks
and Rhonda Rountree.
"This April marks the sev-
enth annual tee-off for the
fundraising golf tournament."
Reimer said. "We believe that
you will find sponsorship of this
event to be a worthwhile invest-
ment of your charitable funds.
Not only will sponsorship give
your business or organization
high visibility to tournament
participants, but all tournament
proceeds will benefit the youth
of the communities we serve.
The tournament promotes a
good cause and a day spent with
good friends and business asso-
Two of the foundation's goals
are to provide a perpetual
source of funds with gifts
received from individuals, busi-
nesses, corporations, organiza-
tions and other foundations and
to serve as a catalyst for involv-
ing the three communities with-
in the GISD in education.
Assistant Superintendent of
Washington said he is a strong
supporter of the foundation. He
said he is extremely enthused
by the dedication of the board
of directors and their focus on
serving students and teachers.
"1 believe that the foundation
fosters financial and moral sup-
port in the district that is lacking
in other schools today," he said.
"The benefits of the resources
provided by the foundation far
exceed the dollars and cents as
it connects students, teachers,
parents and community mem-
bers while providing the best
for our children."
Reimer said although pro-
grams are varied, they all sup-
port the mission of the founda-
tion. which is to enrich educa-
tion in the GISD.
"The foundation currently
funds the numerous programs
through corporate grants and
donations from companies and
individuals," he said.
Star Scholars -This is a pro-
gram that encourages students
to take academically challeng-
ing courses to compete in the
global economy. The program
leads the state, with more than
50 percent of GISD graduating
with Star Scholar Honors with
Partners in Education - This
program matches businesses
and community groups to
schools to provide tutoring,
mentoring, in-kind donations or
Grants to Teachers - This is
program that encourages teach-
ers to develop creative and
effective projects that benefit
students in grades PreK to 12
stimulating thought and enhance
During the past year, GISD
teachers received more than
$40,000 in grants.
School Grants - A program
that provides funds for individ-
ual campuses to develop special
programs that will benefit large
numbers of students.
Teacher Scholarships - Each
year, six teachers who are pursu-
ing further education have up to
$500 in tuition costs reimbursed
by the foundation. Winners are
selected via random drawings.
ships - Each year, six parapro-
fessionals will have up to $250
in fees reimbursed. Educational
choices can be college courses,
training for educational secre-
tary certification, or attendance
at the Texas Educational
Secretaries Association summer
or fall conference.
Student Scholarships -
Organizations and individuals
who establish scholarships for
the benefit of GISD students
may utilize the foundation to
manage their scholarship funds
and assist in administration of
Reimer said to date, about
250 companies serve as founda-
tion education partners.
"Equally important to suc-
cessful schools is the role of the
family in the day-to-day lives
of students," he said. "Our busi-
ness partners recognize that
investing in public schools is an
investment in the future of our
community. The most valuable
commodity to a child is time.
During an average school year,
our partners and volunteers
reported over 380,000 hours of
community service to our stu-
Reimer said to appropriately
manage the money given by
donors, the foundation has
entered into a financial agree-
ment with the school district to
manage the foundation's funds
Photo galleries, community calendar,
7k Sachse News online
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
(AVISO l)E EMC ION GENERAL)
To the Registered Voters of Sachse, Texas:
(A los votantes registradosd del Sachse, Texas;)
Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will he open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m..
on May 9, 2009, for voting in a general election, to elect two (2) council members.
(Notiftquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorates sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00
a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m., on nueve de Mayo de 2009 para votar en la Elect ion para elijar dos conse-
LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACES
(DIRECCION(ES) DE IAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES)
Sachse City Hall
5560 S.H. 78
Sachse, Texas 75048
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at
(La votacidn en adehmtada en persona se ilevard a caho de limes a viernes en)
Sachse City Hall. 5560 S.H. 78. Sachse, Texas 75048
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning on April 27, 2009 and ending on May 2, 2009.
(entre las 8:00 de la manana y las 5:00 de la tarde empezando el viente siete de Abril. 2009 v termi-
nando el dos de Mayo de 2009.)
Additional early voting will be held at the same location as follows:
(La votacion en adehmtada ademds se ilevard a cabo en el mismo sitio de tal manera:)
May 3, 2009
May 4 & 5, 2009
1 :(K) p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:
(Las solicitudes para boletas que se votardn en ausencia por correo debardn enviarse a:)
Bruce Sherbet, Dallas County Election Dept.
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway. 8th Floor
Dallas. Texas 75207
Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on
May 1, 2009.
(Las solicitudes para boletas que se votardn en ausencia por correo debardn recibirse para elfin de
las horas de negocio el uno de Mayo de 2009.)
Issued this 17th day of February, 2009
(Emitada este dia I7tli de February, 2009)
Mikt Felix. Mtytr
"While the foundation has
adopted its own investment pol-
icy, it mirrors that of the school
district and other public funds,"
Sachse Mayor Mike Felix
said he would like to see the
foundation continue its positive
work in providing effective
resources to the classroom and
hopes that the foundation will
continue to grow and involve
more of the Sachse community
each year for the benefit of stu-
"I truly believe that the part-
nership between the founda-
tion. the district and the com-
munity will only produce posi-
tive, productive experiences for
all involved," he said. "With the
support of alumni, local busi-
ness and citizens of our com-
munity we can build solid
resources for our children's
Foundation 2009 events
include the Teacher of The Year
Night at The Ballpark in
Arlington, the Spring Grants
Prize Patrol and the Partners in
Education Spring Luncheon at
For further information call
Pam Parks at 972-487-3254 or
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Fisher, Donnita Nesbit. The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 2009, newspaper, April 16, 2009; Wylie, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth353245/m1/3/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Smith Public Library.