by MOSES LEOS III After a four year planning process, the Safe Routes to School Project is a near reality in Buda. The goal: to provide area school children easier access to sidewalks for a safer route to and from school. The project will build sidewalks where there are currently none, with Buda, Elm Grove [...]
by ANDY SEVILLA Biting her nails with anxiety, nervousness ever apparent in her gaze, she patiently waited for her turn to exit the interstate after almost three hours of travel. Braving the traffic – at times down to a crawl, at times through country back roads – Kyle Council Member Samantha Bellows-LeMense was in a [...]
STAFF REPORT A bomb threat at Lehman High School on Thursday lead school officials to evacuate the entire building while Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies evaluated the situation and checked the building for potential explosive devices. At about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Hays CISD spokesperson Tim Savoy sent a notice to the media and posted the [...]
A rash of rodents at Kyle Elementary raises concerns By Kim Hilsenbeck Concerned parents, teachers and staff at Kyle Elementary School in Hays CISD want the district to step up efforts to remove mice and roof rats from the school, saying the problem has gotten out of hand in recent months. Evidence of rodent feces, [...]
April 11, 2013 | Posted in Inside
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As the communities of Kyle and Buda continue to grow exponentially, so also grows the number of restaurants and hotels that line the Interstate 35
Last fall, the Hays Free Press profiled Elm Grove Elementary as they began the process of implementing The Leader in Me. The program incorporates Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” into the existing culture and curriculum of a school.
Increasing student attendance is a focal point for many Central Texas schools this fall. In conjunction with E3 Alliance, an Austin-based nonprofit hoping to make a difference in student absenteeism, several campuses within the Hays CISD are participating in what’s call the “Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge.”
The more than 500 alumni of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy now have 23 more graduates to add to their ranks. The Citizens Academy has been conducted for 14 years, with two classes each year
November 28, 2012 | Posted in Inside
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The State Board of Education (SBOE) has selected Hays CISD icon and Pfluger Elementary School namesake Ralph Pfluger as one of this year’s Heroes for Children. Only one person from each of the SBOE districts in Texas is selected for this honor annually.
November 20, 2012 | Posted in Inside
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About three years ago, one of Cecilia Peche’s neighbors in Hometown Kyle asked her to coordinate the PTAs “Box Tops for Education” program, which raises upwards of $2,000 a year for the school. Peche took on the job with zeal. “I’ve gone dumpster diving at the Green Guy recycling place in San Marcos for box [...]