Kerrville ISD Board Trustee Rolinda Schmidt has been reelected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 20, Position A. The election was held during the Association’s 2020 Delegate Assembly, which was held virtually on October 3.
Schmidt has served on the Kerrville ISD Board since 1996 and has held the positions of board president and vice-president. She is currently the board secretary.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, student meals will be free for all Kerrville ISD students through Dec. 31.
Eligible meals include standard breakfast and lunch meals. The program covers meals provided to on-campus students in school cafeterias as well as remote learners who may pick up curbside meals.
All curbside meals for remote learners can be picked up at Starkey Elementary between the hours of 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Online ticket sales for all Tivy High School and Hal Peterson Middle School athletic events is now available.
Tickets to any Hal Peterson or Tivy athletic event must be purchased online as tickets will not be sold at the event. Hal Peterson ticket prices are $3 for adults, $2 for students. Tivy volleyball and Freshman and JV football tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students. Tivy Varsity football tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students.
“We are ‘Kids First’ in every decision we make. Right after that is you: our employees. We say we are a family here at KISD. Welcome to the family.”
Superintendent Mark Foust welcomed around 40 new teachers to the district during a two-day New Teacher Academy held earlier this week.
The training offers teachers who are new to the district the opportunity to get acquainted with the district’s goals and vision before the start of the new school year.
Kerrville Independent School District has named Joseph Davis as the new head boys basketball coach at Tivy High School.
“Coach Davis is a very well respected coach and individual,” said Tivy Athletic Director and Head Football Coach David Jones. “The kids love him and he is a great mentor to young men. We are very excited about this chapter in Tivy Basketball.”
Dezirae Bremseth, a senior in the Tivy High School Band, earned a spot in the 6A All-State Band, which will perform in San Antonio, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Henry B. González Convention Center as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.
Dezirae was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels.
Dezirae plays French Horn and is under the direction of Tivy Band Directors Roxanne Vickers and Tyler McClendon.
Tara Schultz, a member of the Tivy High School Choir will perform with the Texas All-State Treble Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Henry B. González Convention Center as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.
Tara was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Tara sings at Tivy High School under the direction of Seth Lafler, who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin.
Cadet Lee McDonald, an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Tivy High School, has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university to participate in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2020.
Cadet McDonald, a junior, is one of only 200 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. More than 2,575 cadets applied for one of the 200 scholarships.
Four Tivy High School students were recognized for their outstanding volunteer service with a national award.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to Tivy seniors Adin Viera, Makayla Waiser, Bryanna Rodriguez and Bella King.
Superintendent Mark Foust presented the students with their certificates during a pep rally at Tivy High School on Sept. 27.
“We are incredibly proud of our students who earned this prestigious recognition through hundreds of hours of being servant leaders in our community,” Dr. Foust said.
“They are incredible representations of what we are all about in KISD and Kerrville.”
The KISD Teachers of the Year were announced at the End of Year Ceremony held on June 3rd. Congratulations to our KISD District Teachers of the Year - Debbie Fowler from Tom Daniels Elementary and Hillarie Swanner from Hal Peterson Middle School.
The Kerrville Public School Foundation offers an annual Teacher of the Year program. This program is designed to recognize exceptional classroom teaching within the Kerrville Independent School District. Two Teacher of the Year awards are given: one to a deserving classroom teacher at the Pre-School through Grade 5 level (Elementary Level) and the other to a deserving classroom teacher at the Grade 6 through Grade 12 level (Secondary Level). Additionally, a monetary award of $2500 is given to each recipient.
In December, each campus in the Kerrville Independent School District selects a campus Teacher of the Year. These campus honorees become the nominees for the KPSF Teacher of the Year award. Each nominee completes a portfolio, records a video of his/her classroom teaching, and interviews individually with the TOY selection committee. The KPSF Teacher of the Year awardees are announced at the KISD year-end celebration in June.
Congratulations to these two very deserving educators!
The first-ever cohort of the Kerrville ISD Teacher Leadership Academy was launched this school year. The Academy focused on helping teachers develop as leaders. This year, 35 applicants were accepted into the program. ESC-20 Leadership Consultant, Demetrio Garcia, was present at each meeting to facilitate. Participants met six times throughout the year and completed six modules of curriculum as well as a book study over Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders (3rd Edition) by Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller.
“Continuously Investing in our staff is one of the most important things we can do for our children,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Foust said. “Developing teacher leaders in our district is one of our key district goals and a vital component / element of our district strategic plan.”
Planning has begun for the new Hal Peterson Middle School! Campus and community representatives, along with students met on Thursday and Friday last week to imagine teaching and learning in the new facility. Construction will begin in early fall 2019.
Please continue to check the 2018 Bond Program page for updates on projects and construction.
The Kerrville ISD community approved a bond referendum for $88.9 million on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, allowing the school district to implement much needed safety and accessibility updates and address aging infrastructure across the district. A new HPMS and new KISD Ag Facility are also important components of the 2018 Bond. This is the first comprehensive bond package voters have approved in almost 19 years in Kerrville.
Kerrville ISD would like to alert the community and local businesses of outside vendors who are selling advertising and merchandise in the name of Kerrville ISD sports teams and organizations. Vendors are using Kerrville ISD campus names, sayings, or logos on promotional products that have not been sanctioned by the school district, and the school district receives no funding from these vendors.