DSISD names new schools

Dripping Springs ISD’s two newest campuses officially have a name to go with them.

On Monday, the Dripping Springs board of trustees selected Sycamore Springs as the names of the district’s new elementary and middle school campuses. Both campuses are under construction on Sawyer Ranch Road.

The decision on the names of the schools followed a recommendation from the new schools naming committee that included representation from students, staff, community members and parents, according to a release.

In December, the committee submitted three recommendations that included Sycamore Springs, Kerbey Springs and Sawyer Springs.

According to the release, Sycamore Springs is a natural spring located south of Highway 290 near the central part of Dripping Springs.

“Historical references state that property near Sycamore Springs was conveyed to the public school trustees in the late 1800s to be used for education of neighborhood children,” according to the release.

The two schools, which are part of the district’s $92 million bond initiative that was approved by voters in 2014, have a combined total of roughly $50 million dollars.

The new elementary school, which will serve pre-K through 5th grade, will be built to serve 850 students. The new middle school will be built to an initial capacity of 850 students with the ability to add classrooms as the district grows, according to the DSISD bond website.

With the naming of the two new schools, all DSISD campuses have been named after existing springs in the district.

According to a December 2016 update, Sycamore Springs Elementary and Middle Schools are projected for a June 2017 completion.

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