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The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD

Week of October 25, 2021

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TIGER BAND ADVANCES TO STATE CONTEST

The Dripping Springs High School Tiger Marching Band advanced to the UIL State Marching Contest after finishing in third place at the Area D competition in Pflugerville. The Tiger Band has now qualified for seven of the last eight state competitions.


At the area contest, the band placed first in the preliminary round as one of seven bands to advance to the area finals. In finals, the judges ranked DSHS third, third and fifth for the music portion and second and third in marching. DSHS totaled 16 points to finish behind McCallum High School (10 points) and Hendrickson High School (13 points).


The Tiger Band will march in the preliminary round of the UIL State Marching Contest on Monday, Nov. 1, at 6:45 p.m. at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The top 12 bands advance to the state finals, which will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY QUALIFIES FOR STATE MEET

The Dripping Springs High School girls' cross country team qualified for the UIL State Meet for the eighth consecutive year after recording a second-place finish at the Region IV-5A Meet in Corpus Christi.


Karsten Bobb led the Tigers with a time of 19:10.27 over the five-kilometer course to finish in sixth place. Chandler Latham timed 19:29.70 for 10th place and Kate Ginther was close behind with a time of 19:33.19 for 11th place. Marleena Mickel (19th) and Alexa Velasco (37th) rounded out the point scorers for the Tigers, and Jesse Bookbinder (52nd) and Madison Johnson (59th) completed the DSHS team.


Reigning state champion Boerne Champion High School captured the regional title with 52 points while DSHS totaled 71. Canyon High School tallied 131 points for third place with all three District 26-5A schools taking the top three spots. Mission Sharyland High School rounded out the state qualifiers with 132 points for fourth place.


On the boys’ side, individual qualifiers Brant Melton (31st) and Austin Wolfe (55th) concluded their season.


The Tigers will compete in the state meet on Friday, Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

ATHLETIC TICKETING UPDATE

The Dripping Springs ISD Athletic Department will be using online ticketing exclusively for high school and middle school events beginning Monday, Nov. 1. Tickets can be purchased on the DSISD website here or by downloading the HomeTown Fan app on iTunes or Google Play. The HomeTown Fan app allows fans to search and make advance purchases for DSISD home athletic events. Cash will still be accepted for the remaining home football game on Oct. 29. Please call DSISD Athletics at 512.858.3237 with any questions.

Dyslexia Parent Information Night

Dripping Springs ISD will host a Dyslexia Parent Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The Dyslexia Parent Information Night will be a virtual event for parents interested in learning more about dyslexia and tips for supporting their children with dyslexia at home. Anyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required. The event can be seen here. Please contact the Special Services Office at 512.858.3066 with any questions.

DSISD MIDDLE SCHOOLS SQUARE OFF IN FOOTBALL AND VOLLEYBALL

The Dripping Springs Middle School and Sycamore Springs Middle School football and volleyball teams faced off against each other during the final week of the season on Monday and Tuesday.

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A summary of the October 25 DSISD Board of Trustees meeting can be found at the link above.

PARENT COMMUNICATION TOOLS

There are multiple tools Dripping Springs ISD uses to communicate with parents and stakeholders. Parents receive notifications by phone call and/or text through Blackboard including school closures or delays, emergencies, and other timely announcements.


News items and event information can be found on the district and campus websites. Parents can click "Register" at the bottom of dsisdtx.us to subscribe to certain pages and receive notifications when pages are updated.


The DSISD app is an easy way to access DSISD website information from your mobile device. DSISD is active on several social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) where you can find district updates, news, events and more.


Parents can access students' grades and attendance on Family Access and see class information and teacher webpages through Canvas.


More information on parent communication tools can be found here.

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