The officer was wearing a functional body camera, police said.
The officer was wearing a functional body camera, police said.
Texas City kicks off the holidays Thursday with their annual Christmas parade.
With Clear Creek ISD serving in its annual hosting roles, the Carlisle-Krueger Classic boys basketball tournament and the Peggy Whitley Classic girls basketball tournament commenced Thursday.
In reaction by the administration to a white nationalist being invited to speak at the Texas A&M campus was right.
Galveston's Undersea Warfare Center will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with special tours of it naval exhibits.
The 50th reunion of the Ball High School Class of 1966 was held at Boudreaux's on the Bayou with an absolutely fantastic turn out!
These public servants donate their time and talents to ensure that all of our children have the best public schools we can provide. These trustees attend meetings, workshops, training, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. And make no mistake about it, the whole community benefits from good schools.
We are proud in Santa Fe Independent School District that we see evidence of sharing every day in our district. Teachers share their knowledge, skills, talents and love with their students. Also, students, staff and parents share their resources.
As we celebrate our veterans on this Veterans Day 2016, I feel grateful as the daughter of a Korean War veteran to be honoring our veterans this week. For someone like me, stories of the war and the sacrifices he and his fellow army “buddies” made literally jump off the pages of his scrapbooks. How wonderful it is to see the spirit of patriotism through the eyes of a veteran!
October is designated annually as National Principals Month to recognize the essential role that principals play in school achievement and student success. Being a school principal is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week job because the school is constantly in your thoughts. It has to be because, as the leader, a principal is responsible for faculty, staff and most importantly, the students. According to research, student performance is one of the most common indicators of principal effectiveness.
The National School Lunch Program has served our nation admirably for more than 60 years through advanced practices and nutrition education, and is dedicated to the health and well-being of our nation’s children. The National School Lunch Program has been joined through the years by many other excellent child feeding programs, and there is evidence of continued need for nutrition education and awareness of the value of school nutrition programs.
The Santa Fe Independent School District’s board of trustees, at their regularly scheduled September board meeting, proclaimed the week of Oct. 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week in Santa Fe ISD.
Santa Fe ISD utilizes community partnerships to align school and community resources in order to produce successful students, strong families and engaged communities. We combine quality education with enrichment opportunities to ensure all our students are successful.
September is National Attendance Awareness Month: Attend Today; Achieve Tomorrow. Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success, while absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement. In 2015, the Santa Fe ISD board of trustees approved a policy that requires all students in SFISD to have 95 percent attendance during the school year in order to be “prepared to achieve and succeed” in school and life. To support our student attendance initiative, each campus will provide incentives to students to encourage student attendance.
While new technologies make our school safer, there are additional approaches to school security and safety that are also just as effective as the best technology.
By recognizing those who are standing up for public schools each year, Santa Fe Independent School District is wishing to express appreciation to those who are deserving and also encourage others to step up and help. Winwood Motor Co. was honored by district leaders for its outstanding support of the students and schools in Santa Fe ISD.
I recently had the honor of interviewing Bill Sartain, who is a former Santa Fe Independent School District board member that loyally served the district for 24 years.
Updated computers, library books, outdoor classrooms and robotic sets are just a few of the projects that Santa Fe students will be involved in when school starts Aug. 22.
Santa Fe Independent School District is focused on recruiting and hiring qualified staff and providing training opportunities for every employee.
Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues and the communities they serve.
In 2015, Texas Association of School Boards initiated an annual program to recognize the generous assistance provided to districts by businesses and other community organizations. By recognizing those who are standing up for public schools each year, Santa Fe Independent School District is wishing to express appreciation to those who are deserving and also encourage others to step up and help. Greg Gardner State Farm was honored by district leaders for its outstanding support of the students and schools in Santa Fe ISD.
Teachers play a vital role in shaping a student’s life.
Santa Fe ISD’s Education Foundation will hold its third annual fun run and Helicopter Golf Ball Drop May 7 at Jack Brooks Park and the Galveston County Fairgrounds.
Santa Fe ISD junior high teacher Yvette Skeen traveled to George Washington’s Mount Vernon to participate in a five-day, residential professional development program from March 13-17. The George Washington Teacher Institute program allowed attendees to focus on exploring new ways to teach the Constitution in alignment with the Texas State Standards — TEKS. The program included an intensive study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights led by noted scholar Dr. Carol Berkin and an exploration of George Washington’s perspective on government by Dr. Lorri Glover. Participants also collaborated with Mount Vernon’s knowledgeable historians, curators and educators while on site.
Our mission is to prepare all members of the Santa Fe Independent School District learning community to achieve and succeed through innovative strategies and collaborative relationships. Accordingly, the district wishes to involve representatives from the staff and community to serve in an advisory capacity to the superintendent and board of trustees regarding strategic planning in preparing for the future of Santa Fe Independent School District. Long-range planning and input from staff, parents, students and community representatives is critical to preparing for progress, growth and sustainable success for the students of the district. The intent is for this plan to develop vision and direction for moving the district forward into 2020.
Valero and its Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children fund were honored during the March 21 Santa Fe Independent School District board of trustees meeting by the Texas Association of School Boards and district leaders for its outstanding support of the students and schools in Santa Fe ISD.
During a recent Santa Fe Independent School District school board meeting, Property Casualty Alliance of Texas presented the Special Achievement Award to Rhonda Hart, a SFISD bus driver, in an effort to recognize that she has exhibited a level of dedication and accomplishment even beyond that of the Regional Bus Driver of the Year honorees.
For the second year, the hallways of Roy J. Wollam Elementary were filled with parents, grandparents and other family members waiting anxiously to see little Abe Lincolns, Neil Armstrongs and Clara Bartons parade through the school. This exciting event that took place on Feb. 5 is a second grade biography project and parade. It was the result of a Santa Fe Independent School District initiative to integrate social studies and English Language Arts and reading. Students developed their research skills as they learned about historical figures who interested them. Santa Fe ISD is striving to increase the rigor and relevance in the learning experiences of our students and keep history and research skills embedded at each grade level.
The students of our district hold the promise of a successful future. It’s a “Santa Fe tradition.”
Students and faculty at Friendswood High School will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month.
National School Counseling Week was celebrated the week of Feb. 1-5 in Santa Fe Independent School District.
Ihave witnessed incredible learning partnerships in fine arts across the district. These have included rehearsals and classroom time where assessment is used to inform learners with specific feedback to master skills. Students and educators work together, asking thoughtful questions, offering ideas and sharing applications to enhance the journey in the art form. These learning opportunities often culminate into a student performance or exhibit which offers additional feedback from peers, parents and the community. In our work to support the mastery of the arts, students are provided with a multitude of assessment options.
Texas has more than 5 million students in its public schools. That is 5 million young minds from about 5 years old to 18 years old, and our state is attracting even more. Every year, our student population increases by about 85,000 additional students.
Santa Fe ISD educators were surprised Dec. 4 with grant funds from the Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation totaling $40, 598.19. Students across all campuses will benefit from new laptops, tablet computers, library books, science lab equipment and other innovative educational materials. Since 2010, the foundation has granted more than $340,000 that has made a strong impact on education in the community.
“Ido!” said Mrs. Q and Mr. U.
Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, football, hunting, pilgrims, cool weather and fall colors are the things that make Thanksgiving, right? As I reflect on these past few months, I realize just how blessed we all are in our district. Sure, we do need to give thanks on Thanksgiving, but one way to do this is by giving to others.
During the 77th regular session of the Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 218 was passed requiring the Commissioner of Education to adopt rules for the implementation and administration of the financial accountability rating system now known as the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. This law requires school districts to prepare an annual financial management report within two months of the date of issuance of the final School FIRST ratings. The district received official notification of the 2014-15 Final School FIRST rating on Oct. 22. This rating is based upon staff and student data reported for the 2013-14 school year, and budgetary and actual financial data for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2014.
As we celebrate Veterans Day 2015, I feel grateful as the daughter of a Korean War veteran to be honoring our veterans this week. For someone like me, stories of the war and the sacrifices he and his fellow army buddies made literally jump off the pages of his scrapbooks. It is wonderful to see the spirit of patriotism through the eyes of a veteran.
Homecoming is a time honored tradition of welcoming back school alumni that dates back decades.
Drug abuse in this nation has reached epidemic stages; and it is imperative that visible, unified prevention education efforts by community members be launched to eliminate the demand for drugs. The National Red Ribbon Campaign offers citizens the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles.
The National School Lunch Program has served our nation admirably for more than 60 years through advanced practices and nutrition education; and is dedicated to the health and well-being of our nation’s children. The National School Lunch Program has been joined through the years by many other excellent child feeding programs; and there is evidence of continued need for nutrition education and awareness of the value of school nutrition programs.
The Friendswood ISD Education Foundation hosted its first Fall Fundraiser Skeet Shoot Oct. 9 at the Clear Creek Gun Range.
How does your child learn best? Brainstorm what your child loves to do and how they learn best — whether that’s visiting a science museum, helping cook breakfast or playing soccer, your child’s teacher would like to know.