DSHS student wins writing contest
Dripping Springs High School junior Ali Voss was one of three winners selected in the 2017 Texas Teen Book Festival Fiction Writing Contest. Her winning submission was titled “Sixteenth Moon.” Ali is a student in Travis Crain’s Creative Writing class at DSHS. As a contest winner, she will receive $150 and be recognized at the Texas Teen Book Festival at St. Edward’s University Oct. 7, 2017.
The contest, which was open to students 11-18 years old, required entrants to submit a 300-500 word synopsis of an original fiction work, as well as a 900-1,400 word excerpt from the story. The contest was sponsored by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. Her piece also will receive a full editorial review by an editor at Delacorte Press.
Dripping Springs ISD to hold community coffee
Once again in 2017-18, Dripping Springs ISD will hold district-wide “community coffees” to welcome parents and community members to campuses and offer an opportunity to visit with district leaders. One event will be held each semester this school year.
The fall coffee will be held at Sycamore Springs Middle School on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. The spring gathering is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Dripping Springs Elementary.
This will be the eighth year that the district has hosted community coffees. Administrators from all campuses and the Central Office will be available to share information, address questions, and gather feedback.
District to celebrate opening of Sycamore Springs
A grand opening celebration and dedication for Sycamore Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A short program will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by tours, refreshments and activities. The community is invited to tour both schools, with several designated tour stops. The PTAs from both schools will have tables and activities set up as well.
Sycamore Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School will operate as separate schools, but share some core facilities like the Center for Learning and Innovation and the kitchen. The schools are located at 14451 Sawyer Ranch Rd.