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On March 10, fifth-graders from Dan J. Kubacak Elementary graduated the DARE program class of 2017 for the first time in over 10 years in Santa Fe Independent School District. The bleachers of the Kubacak gym were filled with teachers, parents, family members, guests and district staff.

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Santa Fe Independent School District will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cowan Education Center, 4133 Warpath Ave., in Santa Fe.

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March is Youth Art Month, a nationally recognized program that emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes the importance of art appreciation for all people. Sponsored in Texas by the Texas Art Education Association…

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Santa Fe Independent School District celebrates music in our schools with students in grades K-12 receiving music instruction on a daily basis. As a district, we have very successful music programs. Our band, “The Pride of the Tribe,” had two students qualify for regional band. Most recently…

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The National School Breakfast Program has served our nation admirably for over 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 Breakfast Program has been joined through the years by many …

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On Feb. 10, not a single parking spot was available, and the cafeteria of Roy J. Wollam Elementary was filled with parents, grandparents and other family members anxiously waiting to see little Abe Lincolns, Neil Armstrongs, and Clara Bartons parade through the school! This exciting event, a…

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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 cl…

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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 …

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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. …

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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 com…

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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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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 scrapboo…

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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 …

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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 oth…

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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.

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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.

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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 achievem…