The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD
WEEK OF APRIL 4, 2022
VOLUNTEER FOR THE DSHS SENIOR SHOWCASE!
This spring graduating seniors at Dripping Springs High School may choose to participate in the DSHS Senior Showcase (formerly Senior Portfolio) with a presentation or exit interview, both of which will be in front of a panel consisting of educators, community members, parents, and professionals. Volunteers with all types and levels of expertise are being sought to serve on these panels. Senior Showcase will take place April 11-14, April 18-21, and April 25. To sign-up to be a volunteer, please click here.
NEXT PARENT UNIVERSITY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 12
Dripping Springs ISD will hold a Parent University on the Texas Tuition Prepaid Savings Fund on Tuesday, April 12, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Dripping Springs High School Lecture Hall. Presenter Maricela Arce will discuss the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and the Texas Match the Promise Foundation. She will also present information on the different types of tuition units, tuition redemption values and payment options. The presentation will be recorded and posted on the DSISD website for parents who aren't able to attend. Additional information can be found here.
DSISD SEEKING FEEDBACK ON LONG-RANGE FACILITY PLANNING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
Dripping Springs ISD is seeking community feedback from stakeholders about the recommendations made by the district’s Long-Range Facility Planning Committee (LRFPC). The LRFPC is an advisory committee to the DSISD Board of Trustees and has the important task of developing long-range facility recommendations to meet the needs of DSISD as a fast-growth school district.
The LRFPC recommendations were presented to the DSISD Board of Trustees during its regular meeting on Monday, February 28, 2022. The committee’s recommendations include:
- Build a Second Comprehensive High School at 2,500 Student Capacity
- Build Future Middle Schools at 1,200 Student Capacity
- Consider Expanding Sycamore Springs Middle School to support a 1,200 Student Capacity
- Modify Tiger Stadium to Support a Second High School
- Build Elementary #6
- Purchase Land
The next step in the district’s long-range facility planning process is to gather community feedback on the committee’s recommendations to ensure the recommendations align with district stakeholders’ and taxpayers’ perspectives about our school community’s needs.
Community members are invited to review the recommendations and share their feedback with the district through a dedicated website at dsisdtx.us/longrangeplanning. The district will also hold four in-person community meetings for stakeholders to attend to learn more and share their feedback directly with the district. The dates and times of the community feedback meetings will be:
- Community Feedback Meeting #1: Thursday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm
- Community Feedback Meeting #2: Monday, April 11 @ 6:00 pm
- Community Feedback Meeting #3: Tuesday, April 12 @ 10:00 am
- Community Feedback Meeting #4: Wednesday, April 13 @ 6:00 pm
All Community Feedback Meetings will be held in the DSISD Central Office Board Room at 510 W. Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. The district will also collect feedback through an online survey. The feedback collected will be shared with the Board of Trustees later this spring.
DSHS SOCCER TEAMS ADVANCE TO REGIONALS
The Lady Tigers are ranked No. 1 in class 5A with a 24-0 record on the season. Dripping Springs will take on Gregory-Portland in the regional semifinals on Friday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. with the winner facing either Boerne-Champion or McAllen in the regional finals on Saturday at 2 p.m. Freshman Ellie Hodsden is the team's leading scorer, setting the school record for goals and points this season with 47 goals and 109 points.
The Tigers are ranked eighth in the latest 5A state rankings with a 23-3 record on the season, tying the school record for wins for the second consecutive season. Dripping Springs faces Mission Sharyland in the regional semifinals on Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m. with the winner taking on either Georgetown or Brownsville Porter on Saturday at 12 p.m. Senior Adam Knutson leads the Tigers with 36 goals, 19 assists and a school-record 91 points this season.
Tickets for the Region IV-5A Tournament can be purchased here.
DSHS BANDS EARN TOP RATINGS AT UIL CONCERT AND SIGHT-READING EVALUATION
Three performing groups from the Dripping Springs High School band earned Overall Superior Ratings, also known as Sweepstakes, at the UIL Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation on Mar. 29-30 at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center.
The DSHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble each prepared three pieces to perform in concert for a panel of judges before sight-reading a piece with no prior rehearsal for a different panel of judges. All three groups came away with Superior “1” Ratings. Derek Woods conducts the Wind Ensemble, John Pearson the Symphonic Band, and Amanda Petro the Concert Band. Congratulations to the students and staff on this achievement!
The event concluded the Tiger Band’s competition season for the 2021-22 school year.