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Friday, July 29th, 2011

The List: Do San Marcos schools measure up?

The Texas Education Agency on Friday released school accountability ratings based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Four elementary schools in San Marcos earned Recognized ratings but for two of those, it was a downgrade from Exemplary.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The List: Do San Marcos schools measure up?

The Texas Education Agency on Friday released school accountability ratings based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Four elementary schools in San Marcos earned Recognized ratings but for two of those, it...

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Weekend: The dark end of daylight savings

The city's salute to Veterans Day will feature a parade and the traditional free biscuits and gravy breakfast on Saturday. There's also music, market days and a Dia De Los Muetos Festival. Ah, autumn!

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...

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Hays CISD schools receive Energy Star

A dozen schools in Hays CISD were recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star in recognition of their energy efficiency.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Pittman retires from sheriff's office

The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) held retirement ceremony last week for Deputy Alvin Eugene (Gene) Pittman, who is leaving for force after almost 17 years. Ceremonies were held at Barton and Wallace Middle Schools, where he...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Pittman retires from sheriff’s office

The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) held retirement ceremony last week for Deputy Alvin Eugene (Gene) Pittman, who is leaving for force after almost 17 years. Ceremonies were held at Barton and Wallace Middle Schools, where he...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Hays CISD receives 24 GPAs

Hays CISD schools have been awarded 24 Gold Performance Acknowledgements (GPAs)based on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) performance ratings. Thirteen of the eighteen campuses were given one or more GPAs.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Hays CISD has remaining dates for flu vaccine

The seasonal flu vaccine is now available for uninsured or under-insured students and their siblings in Hays CISD.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Flash distributes HCISD superhero awards

At the annual convocation for Hays CISD employees on Aug. 19, t20 teachers were singled out for innovation in the classroom. Nearly $20,000 in teaching grants was awarded by the Hays CISD Education Foundation.

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