| Congratulations to our |
Teachers of the Year!
I am always impressed when I visit our campuses, as I see the incredible instruction going on in the classrooms and experience the strong bonds that teachers have with their students. Every year we honor one teacher from each campus and every year it is difficult to select just one, but we have to narrow it somehow. I'm proud to announce the nine campus winners for the 2011-12 Eanes ISD Teacher of the Year! One district winner will be chosen from this group and announced at the Eanes ISD Employee Recognition Dinner in May.
The campus winners are:
Barton Creek Elementary
Christie Isom, Kindergarten teacher
Bridge Point Elementary
Jessica Brown, Special Education teacher and half-time counselor
Cedar Creek Elementary
Jo Davis, Physical Education teacher
Erin Worley, Kindergarten teacher
Forest Trail Elementary
Shannon Harvey, 1st grade teacher
Valley View Elementary
Courtney McWhirter, Art teacher
Hill Country Middle School
Pam Friday, Drama teacher
West Ridge Middle School
Martha Stary, 6th grade Science teacher
Westlake High School
Matt Zemo, Special Education teacher
Congratulations to these excellent teachers and I hope you join me in thanking them next time you see them!
| Eanes Community Dialogues
|Want your voice to be heard? There are only two Dialogues left! This grassroots initiative brings together all members of our community. The goal of the initiative is to help ensure a promising future for our children by identifying those priorities we believe are most important to help students succeed in the 21st century. Click on the 4 For the Future image for more information and plan on attending the April 17 session!
If you'd like to watch the unedited footage of the meetings, click here.
| Westlake HS Students and Staff Recognized |
Students from Westlake High School were recently recognized at the March Board Meeting, including swimmers, wrestlers and art students. Baseball Coach Jim Darilek was also congratulated for notching his 500th win.
| ATS Open House Draws Community, Families
Despite the rain, more than 100 parents, students, community members and staff were thrilled to see the opening of the Adult Transition Services (ATS) building. The facility was funded by 2011 Bond Program funds and, despite weather delays, opened after Spring Break.
For more information, click here
| Chamber's Education Progress Report
The Education Progress Report, is developed and issued annually by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Education Progress Report Task Force. Eleven Central Texas school districts and their local Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Boards participated this year.
The report focuses on high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college enrollment rates which are closely tied to the workforce talent and in turn, economic development in the region. It also serves as a tool for the community to track and assess school district performance trends. Additional indicators in the report give a comprehensive view of how the district is performing overall and gives further insight to predicting success for a future cohort of students leading up to high school.
To view the report, click here.
The Westlake High School EANESpiration winners were awarded in March. The winners are true examples of the fantastic people in our community! See who won and why they won by clicking here
| Bond Update: Playfields Get Makeovers
Both middle school playfields are seeing significant progress, as turf is being installed at West Ridge and the track is being installed at Hill Country.
In memory of BCE Teacher Tammy Campbell
You will be missed!
Monday, April 16- Board of Trustee Study Session, Central Admin, 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17- Community Dialogues, Westlake HS Chap Court, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24-Friday, April 27- STAAR Testing
Tuesday, April 24- Community Dialogues, Westlake HS Chap Court, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25- Board of Trustee Regular Meeting, Central Admin, 6:30 p.m. closed session, open session approximately 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30- Student Holiday/Staff In-Service
Click image for photos from Kindergarten Roundup 2012!
Click image for information on Zenith
Community Education Summer Camps
|Click image for more information on the school finance litigation.|