March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014
THIS MONTH THE DISTRICT WILL RECOGNIZE THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF IN FULLFILLING OUR MISSION IN PREPARING OUR STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED.
The following 7th and 8th graders worked very hard to prepare for out UIL
Academic Meet on February 22nd. They did great in their competition against 5
local junior highs (Friendswood, LaPorte, Lomax, LaMarque and Texas City).
Their sponsor is Kelly Becich.
7th Grade Winners: Kristen Carter - 6th Impromptu Speaking, 10th Oral Reading, 10th Editorial Writing Caitlin Claussen - 5th Modern Oratory and 10th Impromptu Speaking Hannah Foster - 2nd Science, 5th Spelling, 7th Math Carlos Gil - 6th Chess and 7th Ready Writing Stephanie Koteras - 9th Math, 9th Spelling, 9th Science McKenzie Morris - 3rd Modern Oratory Paige Ritter - 9th Maps Graphs Charts, 10th Listening Demi Todaro - 7th Art and 8th Listening
8th Grade Winners - 2nd Place Overall!!!!!!!!!!!! Lane Morris - 3rd Social Studies, 5th Science, 9th Chess Tyler Cruz - 3rd listening, 6th Maps Graphs Charts, 8th Social Studies Tyler Fountian - 8th Number Sense, 9th Spelling, 9th Maps Graphs Charts Trevor Green - 2nd Social Studies, 2nd Listening, 3rd Science
Jacob Hinton - 1st Spelling Damien Jackson - 4th Modern Oratory, 6th Ready Writing, 8th Impromptu Speaking Marissa Long - 6th Number Sense and 9th Calculator Applications Seanna McGee - 5th Science, 5th Dictionary Skills, 9th Editorial Writing Dylan Muecke - 10th Editorial Writing Julia Nall - 4th Spelling Annabelle O'Day - 3rd Maps Graphs Charts, 4th Math, 10th Modern Oratory Aracelly Rodriguez - 3rd Math and 6th Dictionary Skills
Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest
Junior High choir students did GREAT at their Solo & Ensemble Contest! Out of 8 participants we had 6 students make SUPERIOR RATING and 2 students make EXCELLENT RATING! In medals, we won 2 SILVER medals and 4 BRONZE medals.
Junior High- SUPERIOR Rating
Verity Latham-Watson Skyler Skillman Brooke Bigford Alora Reed Sydney Kennedy Laramie Thompson Junior High-EXCELLENT Rating Juan Rodriguez Sierra Cothern
UIL One Act Play won 1st PLACE overall for the play
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR by Tom Griffin
Bryce Pesak - BEST ACTOR (over all schools)
All Star Cast Medals
Honor Crew Medal went to Adrian Boehnke
Other Cast and Crew:
We are SO PROUD of their hard work and professionalism at the competition!
The judge commended us in his verbal and written critique on a "beautiful sense
of ensemble work and a very mature approach to the material." The play was
a delightful and heartwarming play about 4 differently abled men with mental and
psychological challenges in an adult group home that was supervised by a social
worker. Their instructors are Lisa Marie Daugherty and Andre Newport.
Our Fall Book Fair was awarded the President’s Award for creativity and use of
the student crew which resulted in a 63 percent increase over last year.
SFJH was the only middle school in Texas to receive an award along with two
Overall, of the ten recipients, only three middle schools in the United States were
This accomplishment will be recognized in next year’s planning kit and will receive
$500 Scholastic Dollars allowing us to purchase additional materials from
Scholastic. The Junior High Librarian is Susan Bunde.
the Tribal Belles
Congratulations to the Tribal Belles on a very successful competition season. The Belles received 30 awards for their team’s hard work and dedication over the past 3 months. The officers, as well, received 14 awards overall. I have placed a comprehensive list of those awards at your Board seats tonight. The Line of Champions and Showcase Elite are the highest awards one can receive for these two contests. The Belles did a wonderful job representing Santa Fe in 2014!
With us tonight representing the Belles are: Colonel-Brianna Keel, and Lieutenants-Marissa Banda, Shelby Click, Shelby Elsenburg, Bethanne Gilliam and Kaitlyn Logan.
Their instructors are Director, Holly Davenport and Assistant Director, Brittany Davis.
HS-is also recognizing the VASE Region Winners
On February 22
and the visual arts students attended the UIL Regional Art Contest
held at Clear Falls High School. We had 10 students win Region and received gold
medals. Tonight we are recognizing Amanda Hill, Faith Earley, Katrina Holtz, Kyle
Kay, Michaela Knappe, Reagan Maniscalco, Renee Montemayor, Seth Bethea,
Ashton Scarborough, and Aubrey Mittlested. Their instructors are Karrie Huskey
and Karen Allen.
Please help me congratulate the Santa Fe High School Choir.
Out of 26 solos we
had 20 students make a SUPERIOR RATING, 4 students make an EXCELLENT
RATING and 2 students make a GOOD RATING! In medals, we won 7 GOLD
medals, 6 SILVER medals, and 7 BRONZE medals!! Therefore, we are taking 7
students to STATE Solo & Ensemble in May, which almost doubles our numbers
from last year!! Their instructor is Christina Campos.
High School- SUPERIOR rating
High School-EXCELLENT Rating
High School-GOOD Rating
Jimmy De Los Santos
ON FEBRUARY 11, THE SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL BAND ATTENDED THE ANNUAL UIL SOLO AND
ENSEMBLE HELD AT CLEAR CREEK HIGH SCHOOL. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING S
TUDENTS FOR PREPARING AND ACHIEVING RIGOROUS STANDARDS AT THE ANNUAL UIL SOLO
AND ENSEMBLE. 11 STUDENTS OR EVENTS RECEIVED A RATING OF SUPERIOR: MEAGAN JOHNSON, FLUTE ALLEN JORGENSON, BASSOON BETHANIE EATON, CLARINET DARON FARINA, TRUMPET MATTHEW WARREN, TRUMPET TRISTAN FIELDS, TRUMPET JOSHUA STENZEL, FRENCH HORN LIZVETTE RIVERA, TROMBONE ALEX STENZEL, BARITONE BRANDON THOMPSON, PERCUSSION
THE BAND ALSO HAD A BRASS QUINTET RECEIVE A SUPERIOR RATING. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS: DARION FARINA, TRUMPET
NATHAN MCCARVELL, TRUMPET
JOSHUA STENZEL, FRENCH HORN
LIZVETTE RIVERA, TROMBONE
RICKI LOPEZ, TUBA THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 15 MEDALS: 11-GOLD 3-SILVER 1-BRONZE THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAD TO MEMORIZE THEIR SOLOS AND RECEIVED A SUPERIOR
RATING TO ADVANCE TO STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE THAT WILL BE HELD AT UT AUSTIN, MAY 24/26:
MATTHEW WARREN, TRUMPET DARION FARINA, TRUMPET JOSHUA STENZEL, FRENCH HORN ALEX STENZEL, EUPHONIUM BRASS QUINTET: DARION FARINA, NATHAN MCCARVELL, JOSHUA STENZEL, LIZVETTE RIVERA, AND RICKI LOPEZ.
OUR COMMUNITY RECOGNITION THIS MONTH IS EXTENDED TO THE VFW POST
5400 LADIES AUXILIARY.
WITH US TONIGHT ARE ROSIE HADLEY, BRENDA COOK
AND KATHLEEN DURHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY. ALSO WE HAVE
POST COMMANDER KARL BROWN AND BRUCE KEITHLY, MEN’S AUXILIARY JR.
VICE. SANTA FE GOLD STAR VFW POST 5400 LADIES AUXILIARY
MEMBERS, ROSIE HADLEY, AND BRENDA COOK, PRESENTED COPIES OF KOREA
REBORN – A GRATEFUL NATION TO SANTA FE ISD ON MARCH 18, 2014. THIS
BOOK IS A GIFT FROM THE PEOPLE OF KOREA TO ALL KOREAN WAR VETERANS
AND THEIR FAMILIES IN COMMEMORATION OF THEIR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.
ONE WILL BE PLACED IN THE JUNIOR HIGH LIBRARY AND TWO COPIES
WILL BE PLACED IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY.
WE APPRECIATE ALL OUR SANTA FE ISD EMPLOYEES WHO WORK TO PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS EVERY OPPPOTUNITY TO ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED IN EDUCATION. PLEASE JOIN ME THIS EVENING IN CELEBRATING, THANKING AND CONGRATULATING THE FOLLOWING SFISD STAFF AS THEY ARE HONORED AS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY:
R. J. WOLLAM: ANDREA GUNTER
DAN J. KUBACAK: CINDY VINCENT
SANTA FE JUNIOR HIGH: ELAINE PULLEN
SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL: KAYLEEN GATES
TRANSPORTATION DEPT. : EFFIE MCGILBERRY
MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS: JOEL SUMRALL
CUSTODIAL DEPT. : ISABEL JANICEK
CHILD NUTRITION DEPT. : MARTHA DELFIN
POLICE DEPARTMENT: JOE FIFE
AND ADMINISTRATION: BRANDY MEADE
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR
STUDENTS AND THE DISTRICT!
- Monthly Reports
- Maintenance & Operations Update
- CNG Fuel Cost Update
- Approval of Minutes February 17, 2014
- Approval of Accounts Payable - $652,852.29
- Approval of Budget Amendment #7
- Approval of Destruction of Old Baseball Score Board
- Approval of Bid Proposal for Derrick Street Property
- Approval of Increase in Adult Breakfast Price
- Approval of IMA and TEKS Certification Form
- Approval of DePelchin MOU Agreement
- Approval of Missed Weather Day Resolution
- Denied Funding for P25 Radio Upgrade
- Approval of Wireless Network Infrastructure Technology Upgrade