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Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently confirmed Hays CISD projections that 14 of the district's 19 campuses received an "exemplary" or "recognized" rating on for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. Overall, however, the district was rated "academically acceptable."

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Hays CISD sets more Back to School Nights

Hays CISD has announced more Back to School Nights and other information for the start of the coming academic year.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Hays CISD announces summer schedule

Hays CISD recently announced its summer school schedule, which includes opportunities to earn advanced placement credits.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Summer schools set for Hays CISD

Elementary summer school (grades 2 through 5) begins June 8 and will be Monday-Friday through July 2 at Hemphill and Science Hall elementary schools.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Hays CISD teaching first graders how to swim

Against a backdrop in which school districts are assessed by student performance on objective academic tests, Hays CISD officials have decided that there's value in teaching young students how to swim.

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Hays CISD Blog: District seeks nominations for new middle school name

The Hays CISD has a new middle school coming online in a year, which means the school needs a name. The school district is taking nominations for the East Side middle school.

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Bilingual student surge forces more changes at Hays CISD

More bilingual students are enrolling in Hays CISD, especially in the Science Hall Elementary School attendance zone, forcing school district officials to transfer students who enroll during the rest of the school year.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Hays CISD Channel:
District improves
preliminary TAKS scores

Hays CISD registered improvement for all student subgroups in preliminary results from the latest Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Beating the vote

The Hays CISD trustees won't let an extra minute pass before building a fifth middle school. They've already approved construction documents, though they won't know if they have the money until the May 10 bond election.

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

UIL sanctions Mariachi

The Hays Highway A long-held dream of Hays CISD Trustee Joe Muñoz came true this week, when the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced that Mariachi will become a UIL-sanctioned state competition starting next year. Muñoz pushed for...