Knights in the Know

December 19, 2019

Mrs. Orozco, SPED Teacher of the Fall Semester

Congratulations to Mrs. Orozco for being named Special Education Teacher of the Semester. Mrs. Orozco believes all children are able to achieve at high levels and works diligently with the special education and general education staff for the benefit of all students. We are so proud of all she is able to accomplish with her students and are thankful she calls Blanton her home.
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We Wish Mrs. Courtney Branch All the Best

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Mrs. Courtney Branch, 3rd grade teacher. Mrs. Branch will be moving out of state during the winter break as her husband is stationed elsewhere with the US Army. She is an excellent teacher and we will definitely miss her. We know this is best for her family and wish them all the best in the future.

We welcome Ms. Jensen Durham to our Blanton family beginning in January. She has just graduated from UNT and is eager to begin her teaching career at Blanton. She did her field work in 3rd grade with much of the same programs we use here. We appreciate Mrs. Branch and Ms. Jensen working together this week with the students to help with the transition.

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Community Night of STEAM

Blanton students and staff will be a part of the Community Night of STEAM on January 28 at the Greater Denton Arts Council. We love the STEAM activities we do and skills we build at Blanton and will have the opportunity to share this with our greater Denton ISD community on this night.

What are the goals?

  • To provide our students a platform to demonstrate their STEAM knowledge and guide others in completing activities and challenges.
  • To allow members from throughout our community to see the fun things that go along with STEAM learning.
  • To provide educators the chance to try out new resources, get inspired, and get connected.
  • To have fun!!!

We have several groups of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who will be leading activities that evening. There are groups from other Denton ISD schools and a TWU group as well! If your student is leading an activity that evening, we will be so excited to see you there! If your student is not leading, we want you and your students to come and join in on the STEAM fun, too! Please see the image below to get more information about this exciting event.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Krutka at

For information about an opportunity for donating to the STEAM resource giveaways for teachers:

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Musical Performance

We are so proud of our Music Club students who did a great job with their musical performance of "I Need a Christmas Vacation!" Blanton students were treated to the dress rehearsal during the day with the final performance Tuesday evening. Thank you to the parents who helped get our actors ready and ran the sound system. Thank you, Mr. Miranda, for your vision and dedication to our student. Great Job, Music Club!
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Counselor's Corner

This quarter in Guidance lessons we have been discussing the topic of Self-Management and Self-Control.

We learned that it is very important to have self-control in order to be successful. However, we are not born with self-control. It is something that we must constantly practice to develop. This time of year self-control can be more difficult with the increased excitement and busyness that comes along with the Holidays. What a great time to work on it!!!

I wanted to share with you a video from Kreative Leadership that gives some ideas of ways to help kids practice self-control by playing certain games and having fun. Enjoy!

January Menu

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Upcoming Events

Dec. 20-Jan. 6 ~ Winter Break for students

Jan. 7 ~ School resumes for second semester

Jan. 7 ~ Report Cards available in HAC for Quarter 2

Jan. 13 ~ Donuts with Dad 7:00 in Cafeteria sponsored by PTA

Jan. 20 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Jan. 23 ~ PTA Meeting 6:00 in Cafeteria

Jan. 28 ~ Community Night of STEAM at Greater Denton Arts Council

Feb. 3-7 ~ Counselor Appreciation Week

Feb. 7 ~ Daddy Daughter Date Night

Feb. 14 ~ Valentine Parties

Feb. 17 ~ Student Holiday

Feb. 21 ~ Honor Choir Performance