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The Galveston County Daily News: Inside SFISD

January 24, 2017

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The arts celebrated at Santa Fe ISD

The mission of the Santa Fe Independent School District Fine Arts is to enrich learning by inspiring students to explore and develop creative expression through the arts. I have 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.

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Sunday 01/15/2017
Thank a school board member today
Posted: January 15, 2017

January is School Board Recognition Month and Santa Fe Independent School District will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas school children. So, each year the Texas Association of School Boards encourages communities to show appreciation to these individuals for their unfailing commitment to the success of all students. The staff and students of our district applaud our board members for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.

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Sunday 01/08/2017
Santa Fe ISD placed on the college board's seventh annual AP District Honor Roll
Posted: January 08, 2017

Santa Fe Independent School District was recently recognized as one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included on the honor roll, the district had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

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Sunday 12/25/2016
Where's the 'E' in the state's new A-F rating system?
Posted: December 25, 2016

House Bill 2804 was passed in the 84th legislative session in 2015, and requires that the accountability system be changed from Met Standard/Not Met Standard to assign A-F ratings for schools and districts in 2018. These ratings will be based primarily on our state standardized test scores. Preliminary and incomplete “what if” ratings are scheduled to be shared in January, with official ratings to be determined in the fall of 2018.

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Sunday 12/11/2016
Santa Fe ISD Education Foundation awards fall grants totaling $53,332
Posted: December 11, 2016

Santa Fe ISD educators were surprised on Dec. 2 with grant funds from the Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation. The grants are announced parade-style with the high school drum line, Santa Claus and numerous elves from the foundation’s board. Select donors and other community leaders also ride on the school bus to visit each campus. The grant funds will benefit students by providing new library books, robotics components, laptops, tablet computers, science lab equipment and other innovative educational materials. Since its establishment in 2010, the foundation has granted over $480,000 that has made a strong impact on education in the community.

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Sunday 11/27/2016
Santa Fe ISD says thanks to our departing school board members
Posted: November 27, 2016

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.

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Sunday 11/20/2016
#GivingTuesday in Santa Fe ISD
Posted: November 20, 2016

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.

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Sunday 11/06/2016
Veterans Day in Santa Fe ISD
Posted: November 06, 2016

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!

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Sunday 10/30/2016
Santa Fe ISD celebrates National Principal's Month
Posted: October 30, 2016

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.

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Monday 10/24/2016
YUM! is the word for breakfast, lunch in Santa Fe ISD
Posted: October 24, 2016

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.

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