Posted Date: 05/15/2023
Congratulations to the Braden brothers for competing at the state track meet that was held this past week in Austin. Luke finished in 4th place in the high jump. Luke has had a stellar athletic career at SHS and has set the bar (pun intended) for future Elks. His leadership and positive example will be missed next year, but we thank him for setting the standard for others to follow. Bryce came home with a gold medal after winning State with a throw of 168 feet and 10 inches. It has been a great year for Bryce and we are certainly glad he will be throwing for us for 2 more years. We are proud of both of these young men and I thank them for how they have represented SISD this year.
Mr. Victory and Mr. Jackson did a great job of recognizing our band students at last week’s banquet. Thank you to the band boosters for all their work in making the banquet a success. The band parents certainly know how to cook as all the dishes were prepared by the parents. It was a wonderful night and congratulations to the band on a successful year.
I am including this paragraph again this week to ensure all of our parents are aware of the status of test results this year. Unfortunately, our elementary and junior high students will not know whether they passed the state tests or not until August. This is quite disappointing and frustrating for our students and our staff. We will receive their raw scores (the number of questions each student answered correctly) in late May, but the passing standard will not be released until August. This will cause some confusion related to summer school since students are required to complete 30 hours of remediation for each assessment they do not pass. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has provided documents that list each raw score in 3 different categories: (Likely Passed, Zone of Uncertainty and Likely Did Not Pass). Students who fall under the “Likely Did Not Pass” and those who are in the bottom portion of the “Zone of Uncertainty” will be asked to attend summer school. Please understand this is not an SISD issue, but rather an issue all school districts across the State are facing. High school students will know their results by May 31st. You may find the specific charts for each subject via this link: https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/early-results-guidance-tables
Summer school will begin June 5th this year and run through June 30th. The campus principals will be sending notifications to our parents, later, related to what hours individual students will need to attend. Our cafeteria will once again have breakfast and lunch available for all school-aged children during the entire month of July. These meals are free and will be served out of the MAE cafeteria. Students do not have to attend summer school to receive these meals. Thank you to Mrs. Brooks, and her staff, for ensuring that all of our students have meals available during June.
Have a great week and thank you for your support of SISD.