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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 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. 

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What does Snoopy teach children?

Snoopy teaches us that having an active imagination is not only fun, but important. Snoopy is very creative. He loves to write stories. He also paints, performs puppet shows (which he calls “Pawpet Shows,” often retellings of his favorite movies), and he dances a lot.