DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(082022)-ECTOR COUNTY ACCELERATION ACADEMY

Odessa, Texas/August 20,2022-Ector County Acceleration Academy has partnered with Ector County ISD to serve students who are about to finish their high school diploma. Acceleration Academy, the first in Texas started in February with a small group of 40 to 50 students from ECISD, and has grown to approximately 165 students. 

(Virginia Hunt, Director-Acceleration Academy at Ector County ISD) 

During her senior year at Odessa HIgh School, Mariah Arriaga received devastating news, that she did not have enough credits to graduate. The stress of the bad news caused her to develop mental issues, anxiety and a lack of desire to attend school, even for a half a day. 

(Mariah Arriaga, Graduate-Ector County Acceleration Academy/ECISD) 

Ector County ISD helped Mariah Arriaga transfer to the Ector County Acceleration Academy, where she was able to begin her journey to graduation, as well as receive medical treatment for her anxiety and other issues. 

(Mariah Arriaga, Graduate-Ector County Acceleration Academy/ECISD) 

Students throughout the U.S. have fallen through the cracks for any number of reasons. The Acceleration Academy is a safety net for school districts to help students fulfill the requirements for graduation. 

(Mark Graves, Chief Engagement Officer Acceleration Academies) 

Mariah Arriaga’s goal is to be part of the medical community as a nurse, and plans to attend Odessa College. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(040122A)-MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH SYSTEM HOST REGIONAL BOARD WORKSHOP

Odessa, Texas/April 1, 2022-Medical Center Health Systems hosted the annual hospital board workshop. Hospital boards from surrounding counties participated in board training. 

(Bryn Dodd, President-Ector County Hospital District Board of Directors) 

The purpose of the training gives insight of what elected board officials need to know when representing a hospital. 

(Bryn Dodd, President-Ector County Hospital District Board of Directors) 

Due to COVID, many hospital training opportunities were cancelled or training was done via virtual 

(Wallace Dunn, Vice-President-Ector County Hospital District Board of Directors) 

Several important topics related to hospital revenue were planned for discussion at the hospital board training. 

(Russell Tippin, President and Chief Executive Officer-Medical Center Health System) 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(012322)-DINOSAUR REVOLUTION/MIDLAND COUNTY CENTENNIAL LIBRARY

 

Midland, Texas/January 23, 2022-The Midland County Centennial Library is currently featuring Back From Extinction: Dinosaur Revolution. This free exhibit is for ages five years-of-age and up. 

(Juan Rios, Student-Visitor to Dinosaur Revolution) 

Library staff will host a Dinosaur-themed day during the MISD intercession week beginning February 7th. The day will feature activities to challenge student creativity and problem-solving skills. 

(Julie Pearson, Asst. Director 3/Midland Public Centennial Library) 

The Dinosaur Revolution exhibit is created by Minotaur Mazes and blends learning and play by inviting visitors to investigate all things dinosaur. 

(Samaar Meraz, Student -Visitor to Dinosaur Revolution) 

Dinosaur Revolution Closes May 6th. Call the Centennial Library at (432)-742-7400 to register for MISD intersession week.  

This exhibit is made possible by the FMH Foundaton, The Carnegie Circle, and the Midland County Public Library Foundation. For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(111621)-SAN JACINTO JR HIGH CELEBRATES 70TH SCHOOL YEAR

Midland, Texas/November 16, 2021-San Jacinto Junior High celebrated the 70th school year with a pep rally on Monday, November 15th. During the event, former students and staff were recognized for their contribution to the school.

(Jessica Gore, Principal-San Jacinto Jr. High/Midland, Texas)

Current student groups were recognized. At the pep-rally. Performances included the San Jacinto honor and symphonic bands.

(Jessica Gore, Principal-San Jacinto Jr. High/Midland, Texas)

The 70th school year celebration was organized by the San Jacinto administration, PTA, cheer, band and student council.

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.