The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD
WEEK OF OCTOBER 3, 2022
2022-23 ACADEMIC CALENDAR CHANGE
At the Sept. 26 meeting, the DSISD Board of Trustees approved a change in the 2022-23 DSISD Academic Calendar. A student holiday/staff professional development day originally scheduled for Friday, April 21 has been moved to Friday, April 28 to coincide with Founder's Day weekend.
Updated academic and A/B calendars can be downloaded at dsisdtx.us/calendar.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH
Celebrated every October, National Principals Month is an opportunity to celebrate and honor our incredible school principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student. At Dripping Springs ISD, we are lucky to have eight incredible campus leaders who devote countless hours to support their students, staff and school!
Kellie Raymond, Cypress Springs Elementary: Kellie Raymond has been a part of the DSISD family since 2006. She is in her second year leading CSE, and previously served six years as the Dripping Springs Elementary principal and six years as an assistant principal at Walnut Springs Elementary.
Jamie Eubanks, Dripping Springs Elementary: Jamie Eubanks is in her sixth year with DSISD and second year as DSE principal following four years as the school's assistant principal.
Steve Novickas, Rooster Springs Elementary: Steve Novickas is in his sixth year at DSISD and fourth year as the RSE principal. He previously served two years as an assistant principal at Sycamore Springs Middle School.
Cody Spraberry, Sycamore Springs Elementary: Cody Spraberry is in his first year at DSISD after joining us from nearby Eanes ISD where he was a principal for six years.
Maureen Jamail, Walnut Springs Elementary: Maureen Jamail has been with DSISD since 2006, and is in her first year leading WSE. She previously served as an assistant principal for Dripping Springs High School and WSE.
Angela Frankhouser, Dripping Springs Middle School: Angela Frankhouser enters her first year with DSISD following nine years as a campus principal for Lake Travis ISD.
Kelly Miller, Sycamore Springs Middle School: Kelly Miller has been with the district since 2016, and is in her first year as SSMS principal. She served four years as an assistant principal at Dripping Springs High School and two years at DSMS.
Angela Gamez, Dripping Springs High School: Angela Gamez joined DSISD in 2015 and is in her fourth year as the DSHS principal. Previously, she served three years as an assistant principal at DSHS.
TIGER BAND TO MARCH AT REGION CONTEST
The Dripping Springs High School Tiger Band will take their first step towards the UIL State Marching Contest when they perform at the Region 18 Marching Contest on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:15 p.m. at Burger Stadium in Austin. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
Prior to their region performance, DSHS will compete in the Texas Marching Classic on Saturday, October 8, at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin.
DSHS FALL SPORTS UPDATE
Tiger football is 5-0 at the midway point of the regular season and sits atop the District 26-6A standings alongside Westlake with a 3-0 league record. Dripping Springs is outscoring opponents 227-34 and is ranked 16th in the 6A state poll. The Tigers face Austin Akins on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Burger Stadium in Austin. Dripping Springs will host #2 Westlake the following week on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Tickets will go on sale Monday.
Tiger volleyball is also in the hunt for a district title with a 10-1 district record, one game behind 11-0 Lake Travis. The Tigers, ranked 13th in this week's state poll, have been dominant in district competition with nine 3-0 sweeps in 11 matches. Dripping Springs travels to Akins on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. contest with the Eagles.
Tennis earned a third-place finish in district competition this fall. Dripping Springs is competing in the district tournament this week and will take on Austin High in the third-place match on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the DSHS tennis courts.
The DSHS cross country teams will compete in the District 26-6A Championships on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Walter E. Long Park in Austin. The Tigers recently competed at the Marble Falls Invitational with the varsity girls placing first and the boys finishing fifth.