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Michelle Darling


Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

San Marcos High School program attracts Dallas area educators

Lewisville ISD representatives visited San Marcos High School last week to learn how teachers and staff there manage about 2,159 students during the campus-wide hour lunch break.

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Trustees make trim from high school renovation

San Marcos CISD Trustees cut $250,000 from a suite of planned building improvements Monday night, but the low-ball estimate of $3.7 million for the projects is still more than the district's $2.5 million remaining in bond funds....

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

CATE facility grows as trustees weigh spending

San Marcos CISD trustees increased the size and scope of a career and technology education facility last week, increasing the cost estimate from $3.4 million to $5.1 million. The facility will grow by 5,700 square feet to...

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Rattlers still winless, citizens differ on coach

Residents and parents registered differences of opinion to the San Marcos CISD trustees last week as to whether Steve Van Nest should be retained as the head football coach at San Marcos High School. The Rattlers, 5-22...

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

SMHS senior Brittany Howard is Student of the Month

With a variety of extra-curricular activities and her Advanced Placement classes, Brittany Howard displays a penchant for education that earned her the San Marcos CISD Superintendent's Student of the Month honor.

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

School board approves academies for 2011-12

San Marcos CISD trustees approved a plan to divide San Marcos High School into discrete career academies this week with hopes that students will be better prepared for later life while the school district attracts more students...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

School board could approve high school academies next week

San Marcos CISD trustees are close to approving a re-structuring of San Marcos High School that would include four academies based on career themes. If approved, the academies would open in the fall of 2011, with teacher...

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

San Marcos CISD could change sex ed program

San Marcos CISD trustees are thinking about a possible change in the school district's sex education program that would increase sex ed instruction and include information about condom use for middle school and high school students.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

City council honors SMHS tennis team

The San Marcos City Council recently honored the San Marcos High School tennis team, which won the District 17-4A spring championship.

Friday, May 28th, 2010

SMHS 'Hope For Haiti' assembly yields donations and song

San Marcos High School held a Hope for Haiti Day special assembly which culminated their efforts to help the earthquake victims of Haiti. Their efforts were varied and successful.

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