Upcoming Board Meetings
12/14/2018

The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees is hosting a public and regular meeting on December 18, and a Team of 8 training on December 19. You can find the agendas at the links below:

 

 

December 18 Public Meeting

 

December 18 Regular Board Meeting

 

December 19 Team of 8 Training


Seguin ISD earns State’s highest fiscal accountability rating
12/07/2018

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that Seguin ISD has received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).

 

The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Seguin ISD’s financial management and reporting system. The district has earned the honor for sixteen straight years since the program’s inception.

 

School FIRST is a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999. It also complies amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.

 

The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.

 

“We are very pleased with Seguin ISD’s School FIRST rating, said Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez.

 

“This rating shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars. This rating shows that Seguin’s schools are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively, efficiently and with a focus on financial stewardship.”

 

The TEA has assigned one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being “A” for “Superior Achievement,” followed by “B” for “Above-Standard Achievement,” “C” for “Standard Achievement” and “F” for “Substandard Achievement.”


Band excels at District, Region auditions
12/06/2018

Members of the Seguin High School Matador Band performed in the TMEA 5A and 6A District and Region auditions on Nov. 27 and in San Antonio and New Braunfels.

 

Thirty-one Matadors earned a spot on the 5A District Band, including Alexia Richardson, Ana Godeck, Peyton Silvius, Holly Stange, Lauren Sharp, Agar Huanca, Victoria Ramirez, Emily Hunter, Landon Vogt, Gwyneth Tallier, Ariyan Clack, Bellamy Henry, Mickey Zukerman, Daniel Aceituno, Kayla Hinton, Sam Kuempel, Stephen Garza, Monica Martinez, AJ Burns, Joshua Fuentes, Ethan Bowles, Zachariah Kaplan, Christian Bertling Brennen Turner, Beckett Legore, Casey Silvius, Eliezer Vargas, Lena Deharde, Jeremy Porter, Valen Poyner and Christian Deharde.

 

The 18 students who reached 5A Region Band are Alexia Richardson, Ana Godeck, Lauren Sharp, Agar Huanca, Emily Hunter, Landon Vogt, Gwyneth Tallier, Ariyan Clack, Mickey Zukerman, Daniel Aceituno, Stephen Garza, Ethan Bowles, Brennen Turner, Beckett Legore, Casey Silvius, Eliezer Vargas, Lena Deharde and Jeremy Porter.

 

Alexia Richardson, Daniel Aceituno, Ethan Bowles, Brennen Turner, Beckett Legore, Casey Silvius, and Eliezer Vargas received 5A Region Orchestra honors.

 

Alexia Richardson, Lauren Sharp, Landon Vogt, Gwyneth Tallier, Ariyan Clack, Mickey Zukerman, Daniel Aceituno, Ethan Bowles, Brennen Turner and Beckett Legore advanced to the 5A Area Audition to be held in January.

 

Percussionists Ben Gustafson and Mason Crow auditioned in the 6A classification against other 6A regional high schools. Both earned spots in the 6A District and Region Bands.

 

“I am extremely proud of our bands and the individual performances made by these students during the District and Region auditions. They have worked extremely hard and are truly deserving of these honors,” said Stan Mauldin, Seguin ISD director of bands.

 

The Seguin community is invited to see and hear the band in action at the annual Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Additionally, members of the band will be performing at the KWED Toy and Food Drive at the station’s studios on Friday, Dec. 7 from 7-8 a.m.


Latest Issue of SISD Fine Arts Fanfare
12/06/2018
The latest newsletter contains all of the must see upcoming events for all SISD fine arts programs.  Click Read More to find out about all the exciting updates.

 

 

 


SHS 2018 Science Fair Winners
12/04/2018

We are #MatadorProud of these Seguin High School 2018 Science Fair winners.

Physical Sciences

1st Grand Prize - Rosemary Cramblitt, Mathematics (pictured with Benford's Law project)

2nd Grand Prize - Andy McDowall, Computer Science

1st Place - Kamdyn Holt, Physics

2nd Place - Reid Skinner, Chemistry; Mia Cevallos, Physics; Tiffany Serrano, Chemistry

3rd Place - Jeannie Woodlee, Physics; Robert Garza Castenada, Engineering; Casey Silvius, Chemistry; Rose Robertson, Chemistry; Neveah Quiroga, Physics; Abigail Magee, Chemistry

Honorable Mention - Andrew Burpo, Engineering; Alivia Avila, Engineering; Cameron Patek, Physics

 

Biological Sciences

1st Grand Prize - Kinley Rhodes, Environmental Science (pictured with aquaponics project)

2nd Grand Prize - Peyton Silvius, Biochemistry; Reese Janda, Medicine and Health

1st Place - Jaelyn Caballero, Medicine and Health; Natonyah Suarez, Microbiology; Tristan Moreno, Behavioral and Social Sciences

2nd Place - Kassandra Ortiz, Botany; Kenzie Kluth, Behavioral and Social Sciences; Megan Mahaffey, Botany

3rd Place - Leila Martinez, Microbiology; Alyssa McLeod, Botany

Honorable Mention - Liv Hernandez, Biochemistry; Canaan Casey, Botany

 

Students who placed grand prize through 3rd place will have the opportunity to compete at the Alamo Regional Junior Academy of Science on Feb. 2-3 and the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 1-3, and potentially from there to state and advanced competitions.

 

Kimberly Copeland, Seguin High School chemistry teacher, also serves as science fair coordinator.