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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

SMCISD trustees decline proposal to add three facilitators for gifted students

San Marcos CISD trustees voted on Monday to hire one additional gifted and talented teacher instead of the three proposed in an Internet petition signed by about 80 San Marcos area residents.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Travis, DeZavala students to be issued iPads, Kindle Fires

Student in three grade levels at two San Marcos elementary schools will be issued an Apple iPad or Amazon Kindle Fire next fall as part of an initiative to engage a wired generation of students in education.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos CISD meets federal standards; three campuses do not

San Marcos CISD as a whole and a six of its campuses met the federal government's yearly academic progress standard based on standardized test scores. Two elementary schools and San Marcos High School fell short.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Sights and Sounds of Christmas begins four-day run Wednesday night

The sparkling Sights and Sounds of Christmas, a harbinger of the holiday season, begins Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. This year's festival features four days instead of the traditional three.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

A+ grant awardees recognized at San Marcos CISD convocation

San Marcos CISD recently announced the recipients of grants from the A+ Education Foundation. The foundation awarded more than $61,000 to educators in Central Texas, four of whom were from San Marcos CISD.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

City honors San Marcos CISD Teachers of the Year

The San Marcos City Council recently honored the San Marcos CISD "Teachers of the Year." Each school selected one teacher for the honor.

Monday, December 21st, 2009

SMEF 'Surprize Patrol' awards grants

The San Marcos Education Foundation (SMEF) recently played "Math and Science" Santa to some grateful educators in San Marcos CISD.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

DeZavala Art Walk shows student art

De Zavala Elementary School became a mini-Louvre with more than 400 pieces of student artwork from 24 De Zavala Elementary classrooms on display last week. The work was displayed for the school's annual Art Walk. Pieces...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

San Marcos CISD receives TEA recognition

San Marcos CISD (SMCISD) was given a total of fifteen Gold Performance Acknowledgements (GPAs) in the updated state accountablility reports, released on Nov. 4 by the Texas Education Agency (TEA.) The district received 12 GPAs in 2008...

Friday, August 14th, 2009

School is back

Back to School Nights at the various San Marcos CISD campuses are slated for next week.