Education achievements

Tom Green Hornets celebrate banner achievement

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Tom Green Elementary School’s students were honored last month with the Imagine Nation Beacon School banner. The banners are awarded to schools with model implementations of any of four Imagine Learning digital programs. The Hornets having used Imagine Language and Literacy and/or Imagine Español, said principal Jennifer Hanna. Tom Green was nominated “based on the fidelity with which they honored the program usage requirements and notable student growth.” Only six campuses in all of Region 13 are being recognized out of the hundreds of schools using the program. Additionally, individual students and teachers were recognized for special achievement


Hays CISD trustees graduate from Leadership TASB course

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Last week, the Hays CISD School Board recognized Trustee Teresa Tobias on her recent graduation from the Leadership Program of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Leadership TASB is a unique board development program designed to take experienced board members to a new level of service and leadership by exposing them to a variety of issues, people, activities, and locations during a year-long program. Each year, only 36 school board members out of the more than 1,000 school board members in Texas are selected to participate in Leadership TASB.


Hays CISD educator recognized for helping to close achievement gap

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On Aug. 30, Hays CISD Deputy Academic Officer Jennifer Garcia was honored for her participation in the Closing the Achievment Gap Program at Harvard University this past summer. At the institute, she learned how to raise achievement levels for all student while narrowing gaps between groups by increasing teacher, student and family engagement.

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