Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez is hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The half hour webinar begins at 5 p.m. and all parents, students and staff are invited to participate to learn more about programs and initiatives. The Zoom link is https://bit.ly/3C8N2sW, passcode 794823.
El superintendente de Seguin ISD, el Dr. Matthew Gutiérrez, organizará una reunión virtual en el ayuntamiento el miércoles 28 de septiembre. El seminario web de media hora comienza a las 5 p.m. y todos los padres, estudiantes y personal están invitados a participar para aprender más sobre programas e iniciativas. El enlace de Zoom es https://bit.ly/3C8N2sW, código de acceso 794823.
The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) announced the 59 winners of the 2022 District Distinction Awards. Among the list of honorees, representing the top four percent of districts in the state, is Seguin ISD.
“TAEA awards districts for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum that inspires creativity to help connect students to their community. The Fine Arts programming from Seguin High School down to our elementaries has truly championed visual arts over the last several years,” said Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez.
For the 2022 award, over 1,200 districts were eligible to apply. Each district submitted documentation from a 14-point rubric over the 2021-22 school year. Only 59 districts met the high standard and will receive the outstanding honor indicating they are in the top four percent of districts in art education across the state.
“The TAEA District of Distinction Award honors Texas public school districts that are leading the way in the visual arts. For example, Seguin High School students routinely excel in the annual VASE competition and our field experiences, community service and participation in community organizations are also part of the rigorous rubric for the award,” said Marc Telles, Seguin ISD fine arts director and Seguin High School director of bands.
Representatives from Seguin ISD will be honored at the TAEA Fall Conference on Nov. 10.
The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees will be hosting a board meeting on September 27. You can find the agenda at the link below:
September 27 - Regular Board Meeting
Seguin ISD is participating in its second year of Texas Education Agency's System of Great Schools (SGS) program. We are proud to be one of 22 districts across the state of Texas to be selected for this special initiative. As part of SGS, Seguin ISD is leading an annual community engagement effort called Vision Week. The Vision Week survey is one of the many ways we hope to hear the voices of our students, families, and community members to ensure great outcomes for our community.
Please take 5-10 minutes of your time to take this survey to help us better meet the needs of our school community.
Most people find fulfillment by meaningfully giving back to those in need. Some Seguin ISD students have just a few trustworthy adults in their lives and need positive role models for perspective and caring support. The community’s need for fulfillment and students’ need for role models intersect at the district’s Mentoring Program.
Seguin ISD will hold two mentor interest and orientation sessions at which those interested in mentoring can ask questions and those committed to mentoring can receive some basic instruction. Community members are invited to attend in person or virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the district office located at 1221 E. Kingsbury St. Make a reservation at https://tinyurl.com/emeahdm9 or by contacting Kelly Donegan Follis, Seguin ISD director of community outreach, at 830.379.0325 or email@example.com.
Heading up the Mentoring Program for Seguin ISD is Student Support Specialist Dr. Allison Willemin. She works with campus staff to identify students who may benefit from a little extra attention thanks to a mentor. She matches potential mentors with specific students and provides training as the new mentors step into their roles.
Dr. Willemin expressed gratitude and stressed the continued need for volunteers.
“I would like to thank the outstanding individuals who stepped up to be mentors in the past and to let the community know that there is always a need for more. The caring involvement of a community member can literally change the trajectory of an at-risk student’s life. It does take a little time to match students and to obtain parental permission, but we will get mentors matched with mentees as soon as possible,” she said.
Follis serves as the community’s initial liaison to the Mentoring Program and also volunteers as a mentor.
“When I decided to become a mentor, I did it to help a student see the benefits of staying in school and following the straight-and-narrow. What I found is joy in spending time with a bright, kind, and interesting young woman. My time as a mentor is as beneficial to me as I hope it is to her. It has been an honor to be a mentor and I plan to continue to participate in the program for years to come,” she said.
For more information on the Seguin ISD Mentoring Program, call 830.379.0325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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