The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD
WEEK OF OCTOBER 17, 2022
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PARENT UNIVERSITY ON CYBER SAFETY AND SECURITY
The next Parent University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Dripping Springs High School cafeteria. Amy Gonzales with the Child Exploitation Unit in the Texas Attorney General's Office will present on cyber safety and security. Childcare and pizza will be provided for attendees; please RSVP by using the QR code above.
DYSLEXIA INFORMATION NIGHT
Dripping Springs ISD Special Services will host a Dyslexia Information Night for parents on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. via zoom. Registration is not required for the event. Please contact the Special Services Department at 512.858.3066 with any questions.
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.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK
It's National School Bus Safety Week! Dripping Springs ISD encourages our parents, students, teachers, bus drivers and other motorists to join forces and focus on the importance of school bus safety. DSISD transports approximately 2,850 students each day by bus and we ask all drivers to join the effort to help keep our students safe by observing school bus laws and being courteous to buses and bus riders on the road. Visit dsisdtx.us/bussafety for helpful tips!
DSHS GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY CAPTURES DISTRICT TITLE
The Dripping Springs High School girls’ cross country team captured the District 26-6A Championship on Thursday at Walter E. Long Park in Austin.
Dripping Springs totaled 38 points as a team with all seven runners finishing in the top 20 and all five scorers placing in the top 11. Junior Madison Johnson was the top finisher for the Tigers, timing 19:41 over the five-kilometer course to finish third. Junior Chandler Latham placed sixth with a time of 20:00, just five seconds ahead of sophomore Sofia Vences who finished eighth in 20:05. Freshman Laurel Hoskovec (10th) and junior Mia Simons (11th) rounded out the DSHS scoring by timing 20:10.0 and 20:10.4, respectively. Sophomore Alexa Velasco (19th) completed the course in 20:41 and junior Rylea Bernhard (20th) finished in 20:43.
Lake Travis finished second as a team behind Dripping Springs with 61 points while Austin Bowie totaled 74 points for third. All three teams will advance to Region IV-6A Championships on Monday, Oct. 24 in Corpus Christi.
Dripping Springs placed sixth as a team on the boys' side, finishing just four points behind Buda Johnson. Junior Ramsey Zogaib led the Tigers with a 16th-place finish (16:55) followed by senior Austin Wolfe in 19th (17:00).
Austin High captured the boys' title with 53 points, followed by Lake Travis (59 points) and Austin Bowie (64 points).
AP SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
A total of 93 Dripping Springs High School students received recognition from College Board for their performances on Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered in the spring of 2022.
AP Scholar Awards are presented on several different levels based on the average score on the exams and the cumulative number of tests taken:
- AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
- AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
- AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
The 93 students combined to take a total of 421 exams last spring with 78 percent of the exams receiving scores of 3, 4, or 5, which can earn credit at most colleges and universities.
Of the 93 students recognized, 41 were named AP Scholar, 25 were awarded AP Scholar with Honor and 27 collected the highest honor of AP Scholar with Distinction.
Click here to see a list of honorees.
SENIOR QUARTERBACK NAMED ALL-AMERICAN
Dripping Springs High School senior quarterback Austin Novosad has been named a 2023 All-American and selected to play in the 23rd annual All-American Bowl.
Novosad is one of just 100 high school football players in the country to earn the prestigious honor. The 2023 All-American Bowl will feature an East vs. West matchup at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Jan. 7, 2023, and air on NBC and Peacock.
During his career, Novosad has thrown for more than 7,500 yards and 95 touchdowns. This season, he has helped the Tigers to a 6-1 record and a top-20 ranking in the state 6A poll.