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In June, a McDade teacher was selected to attend a prestigious professional development institute in Houston sponsored by Humanities Texas in partnership with Rice University. John Pedersen, who teaches English

Despite launch delays, McDade’s second team of satellite-building students traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida to watch their creation take flight. A group of three incoming seniors—Luz Ramirez, Juan Rodriguez and

The Henry A. Lundgren American Legion Post 295 and Auxiliary are proud to announce the 2019 graduates of Boys State and Bluebonnet Girls State. 

What is NIE?

Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Elgin Courier print and E-edition for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.

Our program is dedicated to promoting literacy in our communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and inspire students by providing classroom teachers unique, timely and creative online resources to engage students and encourage lifelong learning. NIE provides resources for teachers, students and parents in all subject areas for grades 2-8. The eEdition (digital newspaper) subscriptions and educational resources are provided at no cost to schools and learning facilities, thanks to generous donations made by community members, businesses and our subscribers.

Jan 23, 2024 - 23:00

The new Morris Memorial Park playground is open for general use, with a celebration and dedication scheduled for Feb. 10.

BASTROP — Historic downtown Bastrop held its holiday market and parade this past weekend, with thousands of visitors coming out to ring in the holidays.

Sep 20, 2022 - 08:27

Have you heard the phrase. "Money Doesn't Grown On Trees"? This is the sad truth, but we have search the world and couldn't find one anywhere!

May 31, 2022 - 21:11

Learn some seaworthy facts about stingrays all while having fun with a word search, puzzler and much more.


This week's vocabulary word: VENOM

The noun venom means a poisonous matter produced by an animal. 

May 11, 2022 - 08:47

Learn how to make your very own "Gutbucket", singing glasses and mini maracas out of reusable materials around your home. Have you ever wondered where the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" came from? You know the song, but do you understand the meaning?

Apr 14, 2022 - 11:00


This week's word is - IDIOM

The word IDIOM is a noun that means a phrase that cannot be understood from the meaning of the words that make up the phrase.

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch," said Coach Pesko when we were sure we would win the game.

Mar 15, 2022 - 11:30

What is a riddle? Simply put, riddles are something challenging to understand. Sometimes they are a question with a surprising answer. Riddles make you think. And when you find the answer to the riddle, you just might feel a little smarter, or start laughing! Riddles began challenging and entertaining people's minds roughly 4,000 years ago, with the oldest riddle being created in 1900 B.C.

Mar 2, 2022 - 14:12

Have you ever seen the sheen of oil on a puddle of water?
When water lands on oil in the street, the oil floats to the surface. It just won’t mix with the water.

This week's Kid Scoop page will teach you all about becoming your own scientist and you can create your own scientist notebook!


Feb 1, 2022 - 12:23

Jackie Robinson probably changed the game of baseball more than any other player - not by skill alone, but by who he was as a person. 

Find out how Jackie got his career started in baseball all while having fun with numerous interactive puzzles.



Jan 25, 2022 - 10:32

This week's Kid Scoop page gets kids acquainted with budgeting. Woodpecker's are some of the most efficient animals when it comes to storing and rationing their food for the long winter months. Kids can learn the best ways to budget their food, money and time while also having fun learning to draw a woodpecker, puzzles, word search and much more!


This week's vocabulary word:

Jan 18, 2022 - 12:41

This week's Vocabulary Word:


The noun collision means the moment when two objects come into contact with one another, usually at high speed.

"The hockey player was injured in a collision with another player."

Dec 14, 2021 - 08:43

This week's Kid Scoop page is all about the beautiful Peacock. People call them peacocks, but that’s the correct name for only the male peafowl. Females are called peahens. Peacocks are one of the world’s largest birds. Its tail is longer than its body! Males can grow to 8 feet long. Their train can grow to 5 feet long! Peacocks lose their tail feathers each year.


Nov 17, 2021 - 12:06

This week's Kid Scoop is another Career Series about Carpenters. Carpenters are people who work with wood and a variety of power tools and hand tools.


This week's vocabulary word is APPRENTICESHIP. The noun apprenticeship means a period of time to learn a trade under a skilled worker.