The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD
WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2022
COMPLETE OUR COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SURVEY ON THE LRFPC RECOMMENDATIONS!
DSISD wants your feedback! Please take a few minutes now and complete the DSISD Community Feedback Survey about the district’s Long-Range Facility Planning Committee's (LRFPC) recommendations.
These recommendations include:
- Building a Second Comprehensive High School at 2,500 Student Capacity
- Building Future Middle Schools at 1,200 Student Capacity
- Expanding Sycamore Springs Middle School to 1,200 Student Capacity
- Modifying Tiger Stadium to Support a Second High School
- Building Elementary #6
- Purchasing Land
As a fast-growth district, with year-over-year student enrollment growth of 10%, DSISD must be well-prepared to serve the students and families of the district. It is important that the community share their opinions on the committee’s recommendations to ensure the plans align with stakeholders’ and taxpayers’ perspectives about our school community’s needs.
The survey will be open until Thursday, April 21. Stakeholders can learn more about the LRFPC recommendations at dsisdtx.us/longrangeplanning.
UNDERSTANDING DSISD'S GROWTH
LRFPC RECOMMENDATION: BUILD A SECOND COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT UNIVERSITY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 28
Dripping Springs ISD will hold a Parent University on Cyberbullying and Cyber Safety on Thursday, April 28, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Dripping Springs High School Lecture Hall. Presenter Sergeant Amy Gonzales works in the Child Exploitation Unit as part of the Criminal Investigations Division in the Office of the Texas Attorney General.
TIGER SOCCER ADVANCES TO STATE SEMIFINALS
The Dripping Springs High School boys’ soccer team captured the Region IV-5A Championship on Saturday, April 9, with a 2-0 victory over Brownsville Porter to advance to the UIL State Tournament for just the second time in program history.
Dripping Springs will face Katy Jordan in the state semifinals on Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m. at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown. The winner will face either Fort Worth Trimble Tech or Frisco Wakeland in the 5A championship game on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Tigers are making their first trip to the state tournament since 2010 when Dripping Springs fell 3-2 to eventual state champion Frisco Wakeland in the state semifinals under coach Brian Ormonde.
Fifth-year head coach Josh Hill has compiled a 103-15-13 record leading the Dripping Springs boys’ soccer program with four-straight district championships. The 2022 squad has posted a school-record 25 wins on the season with a 25-3 record and has set the school record for goals (116) and tied the standard for shutouts (17) and points (325). The Tigers have won 24 of their 25 games by two or more goals.
After winning the District 26-5A Championship with a 15-1 record, the Tigers have outscored teams 22-1 with four shutouts in the state playoffs. Dripping Springs has defeated Leander Glenn (8-0), Medina Valley (9-0), Leander Rouse (1-1, 5-4 in penalty kicks), Mission Sharyland (2-0) and Brownsville Porter (2-0) in the postseason.
Tickets are only being sold online and are $15 for a single game and $35 for an all-tournament pass. Parking is $5 (cash only) per day. Additional spectator information can be found here. Live streaming of the state tournament will also be available through the NFHS Network (subscription required).
FOURTEEN DSHS SENIOR STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
Fourteen Dripping Springs High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 13 to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Combined with the 17 DSHS seniors who announced their college commitments earlier this year, this brings the number of Tiger student-athletes continuing their playing careers at the collegiate level to 31. Congratulations, Tigers!
APRIL 2022 SIGNEES:
Baseball: Matthew Schindler
Basketball: Tanner Smith
Cross Country/Track: Kate Ginther and Ryan Grunwald
Football: Preston Alford and Kellen Vickery
Golf: Tanner Wardlaw
Soccer: Brenden Gajewski, Adam Knutson, Javier Ortega and Faith Wylie
Tennis: Whitney Robbins
Volleyball: Ryann Allison
Wrestling: Seth Rill
Information on each signee can be found here.