District Highlights

  • Tivy Senior Awarded UIL Scholarship

    Tivy Senior Awarded UIL Scholarship

    Tivy senior Clara Sumner was one of a select few seniors across the state to be awarded an H-E-B UIL Scholarship earlier this month.
    For the sixth year, H-E-B awarded 15 high school seniors who participate in UIL competitions with a $2,000 scholarship in recognition of their community service and involvement.
    “It is an honor to be recognized alongside fourteen other Texas UIL competitors for leadership in community service,” Sumner said.

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  • Tivy Students Awarded Academic Recognitions

    Tivy Students Awarded Academic Recognitions

    Several Tivy students earned academic recognitions from College Board based on the scores on the PSAT administered last school year.

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  • Tivy Girls Basketball Coach Announces Retirement

    Tivy Girls Basketball Coach Announces Retirement

    Tivy High School Girls Head Basketball Coach and Coordinator Christy Dill announced today that she retiring from coaching and teaching at the end of the school year.
    “I take tremendous pride in the Lady Antler Basketball program and all the strong, awesome women it has helped to create,” Dill said.

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  • KISD Names Tom Daniels Elementary Principal

    KISD Names Tom Daniels Elementary Principal

    The KISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Katie Miller as the next principal of Tom Daniels Elementary School during a regular meeting Monday night.
    Miller joins KISD from Boerne ISD, where she has served as an Assistant Principal for the past two and a half years, and will begin her duties in KISD on Monday, January 29.

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  •  HPMS Students Earn Spots in Region Choir

    HPMS Students Earn Region Choir Spots

    Four Hal Peterson Middle School students earned spots in the Region Choir last month and will participate in a clinic and concert later this month.
    From seventh grade, Ember Rosales earned a spot in the Advanced Treble Choir, while Benjamin Lopez earned a spot in the Tenor/Bass Choir.
    From eighth grade, Ella Clark earned a spot in the Advanced Treble Choir, while Matthew Stoddard earned a spot in the Tenor/Bass Choir.

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  • Rick Sralla Named New Tivy High School Principal

    Rick Sralla Named New Tivy High School Principal

    The KISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Rick Sralla as the new principal at Tivy High School during a regular board meeting Monday night.
    Sralla returns to KISD, where he spent 20 years previously as a teacher, coach and administrator before taking the position of middle school principal at a neighboring district for the past three years.

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  • HPMS Students Earn Region Orchestra Spots

    HPMS Students Earn Region Orchestra Spots

    Several HPMS students earned spots in the Texas Music Educators Association Region Orchestras.
    Congratulations to: Jocelyn Mendoza, 8th grade, 20th on viola; William “Brady” Houghton, 7th grade, 1st on violin; Mason Cummings, 7th grade, 2nd on violin; Noah Piszczor, 7th grade, 18th on cello; Lucas Wilfong, 7th grade, 24th on cello; Abigail Painter, 6th grade, 16th on cello.

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  •  Hal Peterson Middle School Region Band Students

    HPMS Musicians Earn Region Band Placements

    After months of practice, almost two dozen Hal Peterson Middle School band students saw their hard work pay off by earning spots in the South Texas Honor Band ensembles last month.
    “The entire band staff is thrilled to see the hard work and dedication of our students pay off,” said Justin Mills, director of bands for HPMS.
    “The future is certainly bright with these outstanding students setting the mark for the future of the KISD band program.”

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  • Tivy Choir Students Earn Region Spots

    Tivy Choir Students Earn Region Spots

    Almost a dozen Tivy High School choir students earned spots in two different Texas Music Educators Association Region 29 choirs recently.
    Students earning spots in the TMEA All-Region Mixed Choir include Alvin Mata and Cooper Pruitt.
    Students earning spots in the TMEA All-Region Treble Choir include Vanessa Adair, Zoey Adair, Valentina Aleman, Josslyn Collazo, Ally Dorado, Alana Fox, Abigayle Maloney, Liliana Torrez, and Hailey Van Nostrand.

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  •  Tivy Region Orchestra Students

    Tivy Students Place in Region Orchestra

    Four Tivy High School students earned spots in the Texas Music Educators Association Region 29 Orchestra and will get to participate in a clinic and concert next month.
    Senior Catie Painter earned 8th chair on string bass; senior Jesus Guzman earned 28th chair on violin; senior Isabella Barker earned 44th chair on violin; and freshman Reese Schwartz earned 20th chair on violin.

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  •  Several Tivy High School students were awarded academic honors from the College Board National Reco

    Tivy Students Earn National Academic Recognitions

    Several Tivy High School students were awarded academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Program, while senior Cade Braaten was named a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist.

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  •  KISD Assistant Superintendent Shelby Balser

    Shelby Balser Named New Assistant Superintendent

    Kerrville ISD has named Shelby Balser the new Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Human Resources. The hiring was approved by the Board of Trustees during the September meeting.
    “We are excited to welcome Shelby Balser to the administrative team,” said Superintendent Brent Ringo, Ed.D.
    "We truly believe she will be a valuable addition to our administrative team and are eager for her to step into this role.”

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  • Tivy Principal Named TASSP Principal of Year

    Tivy Principal Named TASSP Principal of Year

    Kerrville ISD is proud to announce that Tivy High School Principal Shelby Balser has been selected as a Texas Association of Secondary Schools Outstanding Principal of the Year.
    Balser will represent TASSP as the Region 20 Outstanding Principal of the Year at the State level.
    “KISD is ecstatic that Mrs. Shelby Balser was recognized as the Region 20 TASSP Secondary Principal of the Year,” said Brent Ringo, KISD superintendent. “She is a remarkable leader whose unwavering dedication, visionary leadership, and profound passion for our school community has set an inspiring standard for us all. Congratulations Mrs. Balser, we are proud of you. TFND!”

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  • Dr. Sonerka Mouton Named HPMS Principal

    Dr. Sonerka Mouton Named HPMS Principal

    Kerrville ISD will formally introduce the new principal at Hal Peterson Middle School during a regular Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, June 12.
    Dr. Sonerka “Sonny” Mouton officially started in her role as principal on June 8 and was introduced to HPMS faculty and staff prior to the end of the school year.
    “I am excited to welcome Dr. Mouton to the KISD family,” said Brent Ringo, KISD Superintendent.

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  •  KISD Names Dr. Brent Ringo Lone Finalist for Superintendent

    Kerrville ISD Announces Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools

    The Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees has named Dr. Brent Ringo as the lone finalist for Kerrville ISD Superintendent of Schools.
    Following a state-mandated 21-day waiting period, the Board will consider final approval of Dr. Ringo’s contract on April 25. Upon final approval, Dr. Ringo will officially begin his position on May 1.

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  •  KISD TIA Logo

    KISD Announces Teacher Incentive Allotment Awards

    Kerrville ISD is proud to announce that 38 teachers have earned the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) for their outstanding performance in the classroom.

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  • HPMS Art Teacher Amanda Lord Earns National Board Certification

    HPMS Art Teacher Amanda Lord Earns National Board Certification

    Hal Peterson Middle School Art Teacher Amanda Lord has earned National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    The program requires teachers to undergo a rigorous process to achieve the nationally-recognized certification. Lord achieved this accomplishment in Art-Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. The process has four components that usually takes teachers about three years to complete. Lord completed all four components in one year.

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  • Tom Daniels Principal Billeiter Announces Retirement

    Tom Daniels Principal Billeiter Announces Retirement

    The Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees accepted the retirement of longtime Tom Daniels Elementary Principal Amy Billeiter, effective at the end of the current school, during the January Board Meeting.
    “Mrs. Billeiter represents one of the highest levels of dedication to public service, and over her 30-plus-year career, she has impacted thousands of students in our district,” said Jarrett Jachade, Interim Superintendent.

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  •  HPMS Musicians Making Region Honor Band

    HPMS Students Earn Region Band Spots

    Several musicians from Hal Peterson Middle School auditioned for the Hill Country Honor Band recently, with eight earning spots in the band.

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  • Tivy Choir Students Earn Region Spots

    Tivy Choir Students Earn Region Spots

    A dozen Tivy High School Choir students recently earned spots in Texas Music Educators Association Region Choirs, with four advancing on to the next round of auditions for the All-State Choir. Several students earned spots in the TMEA Region 29 Treble Choir also.

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  • HPMS Students Place in Region Orchestras

    HPMS Students Place in Region Orchestras

    Several Hal Peterson Middle School students earned spots in the UIL Region Orchestras after a round of auditions recently.

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  • Two Tivy Musicians Make TMEA All-Region Orchestra

    Two Tivy Musicians Make TMEA All-Region Orchestra

    Two Tivy High School Orchestra students earned the distinction of securing a spot in the Texas Music Educators Association’s All-Region Orchestra this past weekend.
    Tivy junior Jesus Guzman placed 38th out of more than 100 students on violin, while junior Catie Painter placed 14th out of 38 students on bass.

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  • Tivy Student Earns National Merit Commendation

    Tivy Student Earns National Merit Commendation

    A Tivy High School student was recently named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
    Keaton Mitchell has earned a Letter of Commendation from Tivy High School and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  •  Tivy College Board Recognitions

    Tivy Students Awarded Academic Recognitions

    Several Tivy High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs recently.  

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  • Kerrville ISD Named a Finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

    Kerrville ISD Named a Finalist for H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

    Kerrville ISD is excited to share that it has been named one of three finalists for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award – Small District Category.

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