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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.

Oct 6, 2020 - 11:10

Objects, people and buildings look different from different points of view or perspective. This week, Kid Scoop helps you understand how maps are created from a view above the scene.

Sep 22, 2020 - 08:30

Each year, Scots-Irish people who came to America to escape British rule celebrate their heritage with festivals. We may not be able to share in the festivities at this time, but we can learn about their traditions.

Sep 15, 2020 - 07:12

Wants or Needs?

Understanding the difference between wants and needs is an essential life skill and has been throughout history. This week's Kid Scoop goes back in time to show this concept!

Sep 11, 2020 - 07:31

September 13th is Uncle Sam Day! Who was Uncle Sam? He has the same initials as the United States and became a symbol of this country when he supplied the army with meat.

Sep 1, 2020 - 08:14

Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal so much that you kept at it no matter what obstacles got in your way? That's determination! And this week, Kid Scoop and The Determinator shows you how to make a big goal easier to reach. Download your printable pages today!

Aug 18, 2020 - 08:44

Welcome to the Kid Scoop Download Zone! This week's Kid Scoop is all about how women won the right to vote.

Jul 29, 2020 - 09:16

Odin is the god of wisdom, poetry, death, divination, and magic in Norse mythology. This week Kid Scoop introduces readers to Odin and other Norse tales from what is today known as Scandinavia.

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The legend of the Monkey King tells of a magic stone. When the wind blew over the stone, it turned into a moving, walking monkey by the name of Sun Wukong. This week's Kid Scoop page tells the legend story of the Monkey King.