National Historic Preservation Month
May is National Historic Preservation Month. The Denton County Office of History and Culture recently partnered with the City of Denton. Together, they have presented ‘Denton Revealed: Historic Preservation Month 2022’. This means that throughout the month of May, there are free public events that are taking place all across Denton. You can visit Dentoncounty.gov to learn more information about each event that is taking place.
Lantana Story Time
Lantana residents are invited to come and enjoy Story Time
on Wednesday, May 25. This event is being held at the Lantana Community Event Center from 10:30am - 11:30am. From 10:30am - 11:05am, the theme is Growing Up! and this is for children 0 - 3 years old. From 11:05am to 11:30am, the theme is Let’s Meet the Letter F! and this is for children 3 - 5 years old. Don’t miss
this amazing opportunity for your kids to enjoy!
Lantana Crawfish Boil
On Saturday, May 28th, the residents of Lantana are invited to come and enjoy the Lantana Crawfish Boil. This event is being held at The North Pavilion from 12pm to 3pm. The Crawfish Boil is BYOB. The price of the event is $12 a ticket and that includes 3 pounds of crawfish, corn, potatoes, and sausage. Tickets will be available to purchase until Friday, May 20th. There will be no tickets available for sale on the day of the event.
Denton County Ranks Among Healthiest Counties in Texas
Recently, the 2022 County Health Rankings were released and our very own Denton County officially ranked among the healthiest counties in Texas. According to the 2022 report, Denton County actually ranked second in health outcomes out of the 254 counties in Texas. These rankings are mostly based on quality and length of life measures. Denton County is also ranked seventh in health factors which are made up of health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.
Guyer Alum takes Kansas to National Championship
Guyer graduate, Jalen Wilson, recently led the University of Kansas to a historic title comeback. In the first half of the national championship, the Jayhawks were down 40-25. Kansas sophomore, Wilson, went on to score in double digits in the second half. After being down 15 points at halftime, Kansas made an unbelievable comeback, ending the game 72-69. Thanks to Jalen Wilson and the rest of the Jayhawks, Kansas went on to claim their fourth national championship in the program’s history.
E.P. Rayzor Announces New Principal
The assistant principal of E.P. Rayzor Elementary School, Sarah Critton, has recently been promoted and named as the school’s new principal beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Critton will be replacing Mary Dunlevy upon her retirement at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Critton joined the Denton Independent School District in 2008, spending her time at two different schools before coming to E.P. Rayzor as the assistant principal in 2017. Mrs. Critton has been the acting assistant principal at E.P. Rayzor Elementary for the past five years.
Guyer ESports Team Makes Playoffs
The Guyer High School Wildcats ESports team, The Wildcats Obsidian team, was recently named the number one seed in the Rocket League playoffs. In addition, the Wildcats Silver team also made the state playoffs. They held the 30th seed. The playoffs were aired on the Guyer ESports Twitch channel for everyone to view and cheer the students on.
New McNair Elementary Principal Announced
McNair Elementary School’s interim principal, Djenane Bolton, has recently been named McNair Elementary’s newest principal. Mrs. Bolton recently served as the school’s assistant principal in 2018. She served in the same position in the 2021-2022 school year. When the previous principal, Lacey Hailey, was named the new principal of Crownover Middle School in January of 2022, Mrs. Bolton was officially named interim principal as
Mrs. Hailey’s replacement.