• December 15, 2014





    The Board recognizes students and staff each month at the regularly scheduled board meeting.  The following were recognized at the December meeting. 


    RJW Elementary - Tribe Respectful Students – PK/PPCD – Ismael Beltran, Maddox Bradley, Case Everett, Aiden Hanssard, Samuel Knape, Keven
    Rangel, Kinslee Rose and Jordan Richardson, Kindergarten-Isabella Bauman, Andrew Collins, Cooper Davenport, Adrian Garcia, Jesse Flex, Kiarrie Prove,
    Christopher Sic Munoz and Colton Smith. 
    1st Grade – Greyson Clement, Isaiah Cortez, Aubrey Devine, Mark Doherty, David Ellis, Danielle Hathcock, Grant Keller, Zander Lee, Mia
    Martinez, Joshua Pinto De Leon, Aaron Tacquard, Leea Valdez, Addison Wentzel and Bailey Wells. 

    2nd Grade – Jackson Arundale, Preston Bryant, Salvador Chapa, Jayce Hernandez, Derrick Jimenez, Andrew Lamb, Bradley Marshall, Aden San Miguel and Sadie Smith


    H.S. - Recognized the 23 5A All District Football Team

    Offense: 1st Team - #78 Hayden Evans – SR., #32 Josh McKinney – SR.

    2nd Team - #1 Timmy Alcala – SR., #70 Jimmy Powell – JR

    Offense:  Honorable Mention- OL #62 John Lackey – SR., WR #5 Dylan Fajkus – SR., FB #40 Colin Lamb – JR

    Defense: Honorable Mention – DB #10 Vincent Garcia – SR., LB #30 Aidan Blair – JR, DE #17 Tommy Gentry – JR, DT #71 Kyler Gentry – JR.


    Varsity Volleyball players named All County by the Galveston Sports Writers Association – Keegan Nelms, Cayla Hockenbury, Madison Ogden and Jordan Jewell


    HS Band Students who competed in the UIL Region Band tryouts and will be advancing to 5A area auditions at Lamar University on January 10, 2015 are:

    Region Band: Matthew Warren; District Band: Lizvette Rivera.  Others advancing are: Darion Farina, Kate Kaiser, Adrian Boehnke, Peter Luong, Chelsea La Frage, Gabe Degner, Erica Werner, Alex Stenzel and John Keller.  They are under the direction of Matthew Raines and Patrick O’Donnell.


    Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) representatives, Jorge Anteliz, Vera Gist and Nanshill Wilson presented a plaque recognizing Santa Fe ISD as 2014 Business of the Year for its outstanding efforts in employing people who are blind or visually impaired.


    Congratulations to SFISD Employees of the Month for December:

    RJW- Linda Cross

    Kubacak - Belva Fichera

    Jr. High - Monica McCollum

    H.S. - Judi Wardrup

    Transp. - Nancy Bollom & Linda Stroud

    Maintenance - Matthew Seese

    Custodial - Tereza Perez

    Child Nutrition - Sheri Fisher

    Police - Walter Braun

    Admin. - Cherie Bowers


    Santa Fe Mayor Ralph Stenzel presented a proclamation to the Board on behalf of the city council and the citizens of Santa Fe
    declaring the month of January 2015 as School Board Appreciation Month in Santa Fe.



    • Monthly Reports
    • Ms. Hanssard updated the Board on the Annual Highly Qualified Report as required by No Child Left Behind.
    • Mr. Burns reported on the status of Board Members State Training Requirements.





    • Approved purchase of radios, supporting equipment and fees for mandatory upgrades for transportation.
    • Approved renewal of Microsoft Licensing agreement.
    • Approved TASB Policy Update 101.