Weekly Update

Snyder Independent School District 2/23/2020

Update from the Superintendent

Greetings Tiger Family!

How ‘bout them Tigers! From History to hoops, Snyder Tigers are making a name for themselves across Texas. I encourage you to read through the newsletter to learn more about these talented students. Education is about developing the whole person and I’m proud of the wide range of accomplishments our Snyder Tigers have achieved.


Last week, I provided an update on our negotiations with ResponsiveEd and Snyder Junior High. We are on track with our timeline and hope to finalize the negotiations soon. Understandably, questions are coming in from parents of next year’s junior high students about everything from fine-art electives to cafeteria menus. We know you are eager to learn more and we promise to bring you those details as soon as they are available. We anticipate parent meetings for the junior high to be held in the Spring.


If you haven’t already, take note of the schedule change on the school calendar. Friday, March 6th will be a student holiday and a professional workday for teachers.


Ask us! As promised, we will answer questions from the community each week.


Q: In a previous meeting it was said that pre-k would be opened for all students again with the realignment plan. With the realignment plan not happening will that still be happening?

A: For the 2021 school year, we will offer full-day Pre-K to students who are eligible for free public school pre-k and children of employees. If space is available, we will open Pre-K to other students.


Q: Will we have to make up the days school was canceled for bad weather and illness?

A: At this time, we will not need to make up the school days that were missed on February 5th-7th. Should more bad weather occur that requires us to cancel school, it is possible we may need to adjust the school calendar.


At the bottom of this newsletter, you will find an “ask us” form. We welcome your questions and appreciate your support and involvement in Snyder ISD.


Sincerely,

Eddie Bland, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools, SISD

SPS Dual Language Program Teaches More than Language Skills

The Snyder ISD Dual Language Program offers a unique opportunity for elementary students to learn a second language! Take a peek into our kindergarten classes where it all begins. Are you interested in learning more about the dual language program? Keep an eye out for meetings later this spring.
Dual Language Kindergarten

Dual Language Program Recognized at Conference

Snyder Primary Dual Language teachers were recognized at the Achieving the Biliteracy Dream Conference Dual Language Conference this past week. Congratulations to these dedicated educators!

Pictured above are SISD teachers Lupita Ceballos, Carolyn Torres, Dr. Leo Gomez, Erica Leija, and Yuliana Thamez.

Junior High Students Advance to State

Mr. Chavana, a History teacher at Snyder Junior High School, took 3 students to the National History Day Competition. Whitley Anderson placed 2nd, Anna Stelluti Placed 1st, and Carson Posey placed 1st. The students will advance to the state competition which will be held in Austin in April. Well done!

School calendar date change

Friday, March 6, 2020 will be a student holiday and a professional development day for teachers. Students, enjoy your extra day of Spring Break!

Success Made in Snyder

Alex graduated from Snyder High School and WTC with his associate’s degree in 2017. Alex is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at Texas Tech University and will graduate this spring. He is currently working in a research lab studying the biofilm of a bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. His involvement in research has inspired him to pursue graduate school. Ultimately, he plans to earn a Ph.D.and work at the university level as a research professor. Alex says, “The teachers at SHS helped to get me where I’m at. They know what they are doing, trust them.”

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About us

The mission of SISD is to empower everyone to pursue excellence every day. Snyder ISD serves approximately 2,500 students and employs almost 400 staff members. From a dual-language program for primary school students to the P-TECH High School, SISD is proud to offer an array of opportunities for both students and educators.